Category Archives: Tiara

The cowardly Empress — The jewels of Marie-Louise of Austria

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

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.

A pair of 19th-century sapphire and diamond brooches.

A 19th-century sapphire and diamond bracelet.

A 19th-century sapphire and diamond bracelet.

Princess Diana Tiara and Sapphire Diamond Ring

 

 

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Princess Diana

Queen Moment while playing at the prestigious Garrard with Princess Diana tiara and Sapphire & Diamond ring that is the signature royal blue.




 

 

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Posted by Champagne Gem on Saturday, June 3, 2017

 







Princess Diana Tiara and Sapphire Diamond Ring


Princess Diana Tiara and Sapphire Diamond Ring
Princess Diana Tiara and Sapphire Diamond Ring


 

The Exquisite Chaumet Firmament Apollinien Sapphire and Diamond Tiara

Emblem of victory and an ode to Apollo, the evergreen laurel also celebrates immortality. With triumphant femininity, it is adorned here with shades of blue and pink. The suppleness and movement of the pieces evoke Apollo and Daphne’s love chase.
Emblem of victory and an ode to Apollo, the evergreen laurel also celebrates immortality. With triumphant femininity, it is adorned here with shades of blue and pink. The suppleness and movement of the pieces evoke Apollo and Daphne’s love chase.

Chaumet Firmament Apollinien 14.55 carat Ceylon Sapphire and Diamond tiara.  The Firmament apollinien jewellery set offers glory and beauty to its wearer, combining the celestial blue of Burmese sapphires with the opalescent blue of sculpted moonstone. It is made up of two large necklaces, one of which is transformable, a majestic tiara that can also be worn as a slender bandeau, two rings, two pairs of earrings offering variations of wear and a tourbillon volant complication watch.

Firmament apollinien transformable tiara

in white gold, set with a cushion-cut sapphire

from Ceylon weighing 14.55 carats,

a brilliant-cut EVVS2 diamond weighing

1.45 carats, six D/E-VVS brilliant-cut

diamonds weighing a total of 3.02 carats,

cabochon-cut and beads of sapphires, and brilliant-cut diamonds. The lower part

of this tiara can also be worn alone