A striking bracelet with a magnificent 51 carat emerald cut sapphire at its heart, framed by over 50 carats of the finest emerald cut white diamonds. Graff’s exceptional cutting and polishing skills are showcased in the sleek, precise silhouette of each emerald cut, unleashing remarkable fire and brilliance.
A remarkable spectrum of color is showcased in this eye-catching sapphire and diamond bracelet. Rare multi-colored sapphires in diverse cuts totaling 47.30 carats sparkle in hues of canary yellow, fuchsia pink, lavender, royal blue, and deep red. Set in 18K yellow gold and platinum, the striking gems are perfectly complemented by 4.28 carats of timeless white diamonds.7 3/4″ length
Marie-Louise, Archduchess of Austria, niece of Marie Antoinette, second wife of Napoleon and mother of his son, the King of Rome, is as unpopular today in France as she was two centuries ago. Her marriage to Napoleon in 1810 marked the beginning of the end of the Emperor’s glory. Indeed, many blamed her for contributing to his downfall.
A 19th century sapphire and diamond tiara
After Napoleon’s first abdication in 1814, Marie-Louise returned to her native Austria where her father, Emperor Francis II, made provision for her to have a quiet life. After the death of the Empress in 1847, her jewels remained in the Austrian imperial family, and a number of them were put up for sale at Christie’s during the 19th and 20th centuries.
After sales at Christie’s in 1894 and 1959, an ensemble of jewelry in sapphires and diamonds was offered in London in July of 1961. The provenance in the catalog mentions Marie-Louise, although the composite style of the jewels suggests that certain elements may have been remounted at various times.
A pair of 19th-century sapphire and diamond brooches.
If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.
With 46.42cts of Natural untreated pink sapphires of various shapes and cuts, set in Platinum with 3.41 ctw of diamonds; this unique bracelet is ready for its compliments. The stones are beautiful and rare, and the setting is so unique, that everyone you pass will surely stop and stare. Pink is the rarest color for sapphire, and anything in the bubblegum pink range is highly prized the world over. There is nothing boring about this bracelet especially with its curvilinear design that drapes over your wrist with a flare of modern extravagance. The frame work of diamonds and platinum make each one of the precious natural sapphires really pop in the light.
This lovely antique bracelet was made in France near the end of the Victorian era. The gently curved panel was hand carved in silver, backed with solid 18k gold and set with glittery rose cut diamonds, an old mine cut diamond and genuine sapphires. The edges are all finely millgrained to enhance the delicate nature of the design. The contrast of the bright, sparkling diamonds against the darkened silver is quite beautiful and lends an elegant femininity in such a way that isn’t too showy. The jeweled centerpiece connects at either end to a unique chain link bracelet that is also silver atop gold. The French hallmarks are located on each of the last bracelet links as well as on the clasp itself. The clasp holds very tightly and there is a safety mechanism on the side for added security. The length is 6-3/4” and the width at the widest point is 1/2”. This is such a stunning piece of jewelry that you really need no special occasion to justify wearing it! In fact, it’s dainty scale makes quite easy to wear casually. However it would also make a wonderful wedding bracelet!