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Re: Jewels of the Habsburgs
« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2005, 09:19:06 PM »
I don't have it with me but I think a lot of the Austrian jewels were stolen in the post-WW1 chaos but I can't remember the exact details. It was detailed in The Queen's Jewels by Vincent Meylan. I think they were supposedly entrusted to someone to sell for money who them absconded with it?
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Re: Jewels of the Habsburgs
« Reply #16 on: April 10, 2005, 10:09:04 AM »
Thank you indeed Grandduchessella, this photographs are lovely :) I thought Merrique you might also like to know that the Empress Elisabeth's crown which was held over her shoulder when she became Queen of Hungary, is today preserved in a case in the cathedral in Hungary where she was crowned. The ruby jewels which are in the painting that Grandduchessella so kindly posted have been replicated with the assistance
of Swarovski. This replica is today on display at the "Sisi" Museum in the Hofburg along with other "replicas of selected items of jewellery once owned by the Empress which no longer exist today".
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Re: Jewels of the Habsburgs
« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2005, 07:21:33 PM »
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This painting was done to commerate FJ's 25th anniversary. He had bought some jewels that belonged to the French royal house (I think Marie Antoinette) and had some reset.

The 'tiara' Sissi wears is actually supposed to be a belt.
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« Reply #18 on: April 11, 2005, 04:17:33 AM »
Here are the same replica ruby jewels which are in the Hofburg museum and which are shown in the painting:
http://www.hofburg-wien.at/en/site/publicdir/exp_32695.html

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Re: Jewels of the Habsburgs
« Reply #19 on: April 11, 2005, 01:10:09 PM »
It is sad to think that some of these wonderful pieces of jewelry that Sissi owned are no longer in existence.It is nice to see replicas of these pieces.Thank you to everyone for all the information.
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Re: Jewels of the Habsburgs
« Reply #20 on: April 11, 2005, 05:00:45 PM »
It is indeed. Munn's book states that of the jewels that weren't recovered they likely were quickly broken up and sold. Owners of what was made from them probably don't know anything of their storied  provenance.  :(
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Re: Jewels of the Habsburgs
« Reply #21 on: July 30, 2006, 01:51:42 PM »
There is no thread about Habsburg jewels  ... so... did anyone has an idea about some Marie-Valerie' or Gisela' tiaras?? All photographies of the two archduchesses are WITHOUT that sort of jewels... And also Stéphanie: NOT A PICTURE (not one I know) in a court dress with jewels... I saw once a thumb about a misterious MARIE-VALERIE's TIARA but the browser was unable to send me to a picture... the links were closed...

I am NOT specialised in jewels nor the topic interestests me passionately, but the fact seems a little strange... I know austrian jewels disapeared after WW1, but anyway Empresses Elisabeth and Zita were pictured with jewels... why not Gisela, Marie-Valerie and Stéphanie ??. Stephanie assumed so many balls and ceremonies and also Gisela in Baviera and Austria ...

A second answer, related to jewels because weddings days are glittering... : I never saw a picture of the weddings of Gisela, Rudolph, Marie-Valerie. It seems also impossible to see a normal sized picture of the wedding of Franz-Joseph and Elisabeth (and about Elisabeth' sisters weddings and Franz-Joseph' brothers weddings... )  :o :o :o

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Re: Jewels of the Habsburgs
« Reply #22 on: July 30, 2006, 04:39:41 PM »
From different Internet sites:



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Re: Jewels of the Habsburgs
« Reply #23 on: July 30, 2006, 04:47:01 PM »
This one belonged to Marie Valerie:








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Re: Jewels of the Habsburgs
« Reply #24 on: July 31, 2006, 01:42:33 PM »
Thank you very much GranduchessElla, all this is new for me..., photos and tiaras... did all the 3/4 tiara you post belonged to MarieValérie?? the last one seems to me that one Zita was wearing for his wedding day. The SECOND one with the marvellous "fleurs de lys" was austrian from the day of his creation or was a french one gone to austrian family???

Thank you again. :D

I am always searching on the Net some drawings of the Habsburg weddings but there are not (or I cannot find them). Once there was an engraving of Stephanie's wedding on sale on an E-bay-site but without the picture... Also the same scene was on sale on an antic-books -site, but again without the picture....

thank you for the third time, a kind answer to me... and for all of us  :D

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Re: Jewels of the Habsburgs
« Reply #25 on: July 31, 2006, 05:05:33 PM »
You're welcome. No, just the one I mentioned belonged to MV--at least as far as I know. I had the image saved so didn't have any further info on it.
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Re: Jewels of the Habsburgs
« Reply #26 on: July 31, 2006, 05:16:10 PM »
You should go to this site:

http://www.royal-magazin.de/austria/diadem-marie-valerie.htm

It shows some of MV's jewelry--though only the one photo of her wearing a tiara.
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Re: Jewels of the Habsburgs
« Reply #27 on: July 31, 2006, 06:00:34 PM »
Here's a sketch of Stephanie & Rudolph's wedding:

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Re: Jewels of the Habsburgs
« Reply #28 on: August 01, 2006, 03:29:03 AM »
Thank you again for all...  :) I have been on the site, there were some interesting things about Marie-Valerie' tiara, and also a sketch of her wedding ceremony. I hope any other member will feel interested of the topic...  ???, also extending to other archduchesses... :D

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Re: Jewels of the Habsburgs
« Reply #29 on: November 29, 2006, 08:39:37 AM »
Does anybody have pictures about jewellery of Empress Elisabeth "Sissi" ?

Me i have just this :