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Re: French Royal and Imperial Jewels
« Reply #105 on: January 11, 2006, 09:12:38 PM »
Yes it was one of the few bright lights in such a sad, wasted life.  :'(

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Re: French Royal and Imperial Jewels
« Reply #106 on: March 13, 2006, 04:55:02 PM »
Beautiful pictures, imagine to wear those jewels ::).
But I think there is something sad about jewels in a montre. They were made to be used, not just lie there and collecting dust in a museum, although it's great that we can see them closely (and almost hypnotized by them). Of course there aren't anyone worthy to wear the french jewels now, but in countries where the monarchy still excist, it should be like here in Denmark: The crown jewels are daily on display for everyone to see, but still in use by the Queen on special occasions.
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Re: French Royal and Imperial Jewels
« Reply #107 on: March 14, 2006, 06:16:13 AM »
Apart from Queen Marie Amelie's celebrated sapphires. I wonder how much historical jewels does the House of Orleans left...?  ???

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Re: French Royal and Imperial Jewels
« Reply #108 on: November 16, 2007, 03:54:01 AM »
 

In the fall of the Second Empire, the Crown Jewels were composed of:
51 403 Diamonds, brilliant cut .
21 119 Diamonds, rose-cut .
2 962  Pearls.
507 Rubis  - 136 sapphires - 250 emeralds.
528 Turquoise  - 22 Opals - 235 amethyst.
500 Other stones.
Or: 77662 stones and pearls..

The gems in the gallery of Apollo
(DC) = Diamonds owned by the Crown.
Le Régent (DC) – Le Sancy (DC) - The Pink Diamond « Hortensia » (DC) -
Spinel « Côte de Bretagne » (DC).
Ornament sapphires: Total of 42 sapphires - 2147 diamonds.
Tiara: 24 sapphires and 1083 diamonds.
Necklace: 8 sapphires and 631 diamonds.
A pair of earrings: (2 sapphires and 59 diamonds) x 2.
Large pin: 4 sapphires and 263 diamonds.
A pair of small pin: (1 sapphire and 26 diamonds) x 2.
A pair of bracelets from the Duchess of Angoulême (DC)
Total de 72 rubis et 420 brillants
The crown of the Empress Eugénie: 212 pearls and 1998 brightest. (DC)
A pair of earrings Josephine: Total: 2 pearls and 52 diamonds.
The Crown of the Empress Eugénie: 2490 brightest and 56 emeralds.
Broche-pendentif Eugénie: 85 diamonds. (DC)
Tiara emeralds from the Duchess of Angoulême (DC)
40 emeralds-1031 brightest.
Ornament emeralds of Marie-Louise: 38 emeralds -1 246 diamonds.
Necklace: 32 emeralds and 1138 diamonds.
A pair of earrings: (3 emeralds and 54 diamonds) x 2.
Large plate of Odre of the Holy Spirit: 400 bright and ruby.
Order of the Elephant from Denmark: 2 rubies and 142 diamonds. (DC)
The Show of the Dey of Algiers: 265 diamonds.
Eagle Poland: 1 garnet and 149 rubies, emeralds and pearls.

Either: 42 sapphires-76 ruby-154 emeralds-214 beads - 7789 diamonds.
(+ 150 stones and pearl of the Eagle of Poland)
Total: 8425 stones and pearls.

Stones and gems from the jewels in the crown. Sold at the Ecole des Mines in 1887. Friedel Edmond, director of the school.
-A bright-square former size.
- A bright flat oval.
- 173 pearls breakthroughs-100 beads smaller - 642 small pearls.
- 46 emeralds balls breakthroughs.
- 16 emeralds from the imperial crown.
- 34 emeralds smaller-177 amethysts Siberia.
- 7 big pink topaz from Brazil-52 topaz smaller.
Either 1249 stones and pearls with a value of 25176, 93 Francs.


In 1887, some stones exceptional (8 and 48 shiny, or 56 stone) were assigned to the National Museum of Natural History in Paris.
The Grand Saphir of Louis XIV ( "Ruspoli" 136 cts).
The Topaz Louis XIV (28.10 carats).
The Diamant-portrait of the Empress Marie-Louise.
The Opal of Louis XVIII (77 cts) .. Surrounded by many brilliant (48).
The Saphir bicolor-diamond-Daffodil- Emeraude of Louis XIV (17 cts).
The Amethyst of Marie-Louise. Remembrance of the ornament for Nitot delivered by the empress.

Either a grand total of more than 9630 stones and pearls.
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Re: French Royal and Imperial Jewels
« Reply #109 on: November 16, 2007, 05:24:57 AM »
Thank you so much for the list! I am sad so many of the wonderful images are gone.....but at least the earrings Marie Antoinette owned are still there.

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Re: French Royal and Imperial Jewels
« Reply #110 on: November 16, 2007, 07:16:05 AM »
Hello, I know a link, the site pictures of the National Museums, and the "party" Malmaison, you can see old ornaments, I add this link if you might be interested in her:
http://www.photo.rmn.fr/cf/htm/CSearchT.aspx?Round=2&Total=4391&FP=89512593&E=22S39UW21TLO4&SID=22S39UW21TLO4&New=T&Page=56

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Re: French Royal and Imperial Jewels
« Reply #111 on: November 19, 2007, 12:43:44 AM »
Unable to accress... :(

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Re: French Royal and Imperial Jewels
« Reply #112 on: November 19, 2007, 07:34:23 AM »
You go to "search", you type "Bijoux de la couronne", "bijoux des reines et Impératrices de Franceé" or "Malmaison", "click on" more than 500 images "then ur research

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Re: French Royal and Imperial Jewels
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Re: French Royal and Imperial Jewels
« Reply #114 on: April 27, 2008, 11:22:11 PM »
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The French Crown Jewels
by Bernard Morel


this book is absolutely amazing.     it's huge -- oversize, 420 pages & almost every one is illustrated.    i


here are the fotos from the 1884 exhibition of the crown jewels (some are familiar, but others, maybe not so much):

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incidentally, (i tried to find the thread but couldn't) someone posted this foto (taken by Berthaud in 1887) showing a diamond tiara & 2 bandaus idenfiying it as once belonging to the Russian imperial family.    i'd like to correct that:   it was actually part of the french Crown Jewels & never belonged to the Romanov's.   according to morel, it was made by Bapst in 1863, and had been inspired by one owned by the then empress of russia.





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Re: French Royal and Imperial Jewels
« Reply #115 on: April 28, 2008, 12:03:58 AM »

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"when i die, i hope i go like my grandfather --
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like the passengers in his car."

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Re: French Royal and Imperial Jewels
« Reply #116 on: April 28, 2008, 12:08:25 AM »

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turquoise parure
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like the passengers in his car."

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Re: French Royal and Imperial Jewels
« Reply #117 on: April 28, 2008, 12:18:06 AM »

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ruby parure
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peacefully in my sleep; not screaming & in terror,
like the passengers in his car."

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Re: French Royal and Imperial Jewels
« Reply #118 on: April 28, 2008, 12:23:49 AM »

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sapphire parure
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peacefully in my sleep; not screaming & in terror,
like the passengers in his car."

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Re: French Royal and Imperial Jewels
« Reply #119 on: April 28, 2008, 12:35:56 AM »

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part of the currant leaf parure
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peacefully in my sleep; not screaming & in terror,
like the passengers in his car."

-- anonymous
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