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Offline Mari

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Re: French Royal and Imperial Jewels
« Reply #120 on: April 28, 2008, 03:34:38 AM »
Beautiful! Are any of the dates on the Jewels earlier than the 1800's?

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Re: French Royal and Imperial Jewels
« Reply #121 on: May 08, 2008, 04:16:19 AM »
Yes there is a history of all the crowns...very good book and worth the expense.

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Re: French Royal and Imperial Jewels
« Reply #122 on: January 25, 2010, 10:23:03 AM »
Hello! What about posting here private jewels belonged to OrleŠns family and his members? :D

Helene of OrleŠns, Duchess of Aosta:









-Louise of OrleŠns
 


-Two social events:





-Duchess of Guise:







-Tiara/necklace that belongs to Duchess of Montpensier:





-Duchess of Chartres:



-FranÁoise of OrleŠns:



-"Peigne" of diamonds:





-Parures of sapphires:









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Re: French Royal and Imperial Jewels
« Reply #123 on: January 26, 2010, 07:46:07 AM »
I've always hated the large tiara of Helene, Duchess of Aosta (4th from the top).  It looks like someone chopped it in half.

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Re: French Royal and Imperial Jewels
« Reply #124 on: January 26, 2010, 10:44:25 AM »
the second set of sapphires are beautiful <3
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Re: French Royal and Imperial Jewels
« Reply #125 on: January 26, 2010, 11:01:38 AM »
Francoise of Orleans,Princess Christopher of Greece, wears the suite of diamonds and turqouise her husband inherited from his mother Queen Olga.Sadly sometime after their untimely deaths their son Prince Michaels trustees were obliged to sell them

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Re: French Royal and Imperial Jewels
« Reply #126 on: January 26, 2010, 12:57:04 PM »
Francoise looks like a very interesting woman with good taste in jewels. Too bad Prince Michael did not put that information in his books on royal jewels.

I like the pieces with the "Lilies of France". That seem to be a great theme in the Orleans pieces (from tiaras, diadems (crowns or circlets), chocker and bracelet clasps, brooches...etc). Even Irene, Duchess of Sporleto owns a huge booch of that motive.

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Re: French Royal and Imperial Jewels
« Reply #127 on: January 29, 2010, 02:50:45 PM »
Gift of the French monarchists to Countess of Paris in 1931:



Two sapphires parures:







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The diadem that Coty gave to Countess of Paris in 1931:



Musy tiara belonged to Aosta branch:






Peigne:











A tiara of the collection of Van Cleef and Arpels that I have read that is dated of the First Empire:





Another tiara by Chaumet. Chaumet lent it to her:



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Re: French Royal and Imperial Jewels
« Reply #128 on: December 21, 2010, 05:32:41 PM »
Everything is utterly, utterly gorgeous! *swoon*
Such amazing craftsmanship!
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