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Re: French Royal and Imperial Jewels
« Reply #45 on: September 12, 2005, 01:13:14 PM »
Goodness how my little jewel thread has grown!  Thank you all for the amazing pictures.   :o
Oooh that Grande Condé just makes my mouth water!  
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Re: French Royal and Imperial Jewels
« Reply #46 on: September 12, 2005, 01:41:39 PM »
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Goodness how my little jewel thread has grown!  Thank you all for the amazing pictures.   :o
Oooh that Grande Condé just makes my mouth water!  


Heehe, no prob emeraldeyes.  :) Glad you like.

And on a personal note to Arianwen and Grand Duchess Kimberly - I am closer to France than EITHER of you, and I'm thinking that my mum would love the Grand Conde for her birthday next year.  ;) ;D ;D
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Re: French Royal and Imperial Jewels
« Reply #47 on: September 12, 2005, 05:20:33 PM »
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All right, little one, *I* already claimed it! I have seniority AND the prior claim, and I'm willing to defy my terror of heights to get it. Plus, I'm closer to France than you. ;) If you're particularly nice, I might let you borrow it, from time to time...8)

Also, I'm taking Eugénie's pearl tiara and Marie Amélie's sapphires, while I'm turning jewellery thief. You lot can battle it out over the rest.

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That means I get Marie-Antoinette's earrings and the Hope Diamond. Haha!!! BTW, I am ready to steal Empress Eugenie's tiara first.....



Lieven, I could always use a jet!!! ;D ;D ;) Which is excactly what I'm gonna do....Toodles!!

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Re: French Royal and Imperial Jewels
« Reply #48 on: September 13, 2005, 12:43:36 PM »
I couldn't resist - another pic of the Grand Conde:

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Re: French Royal and Imperial Jewels
« Reply #49 on: September 13, 2005, 12:48:02 PM »
The Blue Heart, rumoured, but confirmed, to have been owned by Empress Eugenie:

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Re: French Royal and Imperial Jewels
« Reply #50 on: September 13, 2005, 12:49:32 PM »
The Blue Magic Diamond, cut from the Hope Diamond, belonging to King Louis XIV:

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Re: French Royal and Imperial Jewels
« Reply #51 on: September 13, 2005, 12:51:47 PM »
The Briolette of India, which belonged firstly to Eleanor of Aquitaine, and eventually to Henri II, who gave it to Diane de Poitiers.

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Re: French Royal and Imperial Jewels
« Reply #52 on: September 13, 2005, 12:58:28 PM »
The Hortensia, bought by Louis XIV and later inherited by Napoleon III:



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Re: French Royal and Imperial Jewels
« Reply #53 on: September 13, 2005, 01:30:34 PM »
Those jewels are dazzlingly beautiful  :D, the Hortensia also called Diamant Rose is really splendid !
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Re: French Royal and Imperial Jewels
« Reply #54 on: September 13, 2005, 03:16:41 PM »
Mon Dieu!  These jewels are magnifique!  :o That briolette makes me swoon!!! :o

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Re: French Royal and Imperial Jewels
« Reply #55 on: September 13, 2005, 04:45:30 PM »
While emeraldeyes recovers, here is the Sancy Diamond, bought by Henri IV:

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Re: French Royal and Imperial Jewels
« Reply #56 on: September 14, 2005, 04:39:28 AM »
Simply LOVE the Marie-Louise rubies. What a great present it would make for my 14th birthday...(hinthintnudgenudgewinkwink)


Does anyone have a close-up of Empress Eugenie's crown??

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Re: French Royal and Imperial Jewels
« Reply #57 on: September 14, 2005, 09:53:37 AM »
Helene, thanks for those pics!!  :)

Here's a slightly bigger pic of Eugenie's crown, Grand Duchess Kimberley:

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Re: French Royal and Imperial Jewels
« Reply #58 on: September 14, 2005, 10:11:59 AM »
Oh goodness, it's all too much, really...don't stop!
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Re: French Royal and Imperial Jewels
« Reply #59 on: September 14, 2005, 01:18:50 PM »
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Your knowledge in jewels are infallible, emeraldeyes and Tampabay  :) !
This diadem was originally mounted with emeralds, but emeralds were sold and replaced with turquoises.



Helene, you do flatter me!  If I have any knowledge at all it is due to the many, many learned contributors who post on this board.  I am just riding on coattails, my dear!  
It would have been amazing to this see piece with the emeralds.  The design is quite lovely IMHO.  TampaBay, we might have been cell-mates!  (Very well-dressed and accessorized jailbirds, natch.)
Thanks again to everyone for all of the pics you have posted so far! ;)
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