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Re: French Royal and Imperial Jewels
« Reply #60 on: September 14, 2005, 01:37:21 PM »
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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! ;)


Emeraldeyes,

I have never seen this tiara before.  It is simply stunning.  I place it second only to the Vladimir Tiara on my "must aquire" lists.

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Re: French Royal and Imperial Jewels
« Reply #61 on: September 14, 2005, 02:13:06 PM »
Don't worry emeraldeyes and TB - when you're under lock and key we'll still visit.  ;)
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Re: French Royal and Imperial Jewels
« Reply #62 on: September 14, 2005, 03:44:33 PM »
The 'Tiffany Yellow Diamond' which belonged to Empress Eugenie but she sold it after her husband lost his throne in 1871.



And the Wittlesbach Diamond, which belonged to Louis XIV:

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Re: French Royal and Imperial Jewels
« Reply #63 on: September 14, 2005, 05:30:01 PM »
My GOD!!! Look at that yellow diamond!!!! I think I shall faint!!


Thnx for the close-up of Empress Eugenie's crown.

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Re: French Royal and Imperial Jewels
« Reply #64 on: September 14, 2005, 05:33:56 PM »
No problem - always happy to help.  :)
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Re: French Royal and Imperial Jewels
« Reply #65 on: September 17, 2005, 07:32:36 AM »
Marie Louise's parure


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Re: French Royal and Imperial Jewels
« Reply #66 on: September 17, 2005, 06:56:39 PM »
Lovely pic, GDK.  :D
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« Reply #67 on: September 17, 2005, 06:59:14 PM »
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Lovely pic, GDK.  :D



Google is my little lifesaver. That's where I found the pic..... Or should I say "HUGE" lifesaver??

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Re: French Royal and Imperial Jewels
« Reply #68 on: September 17, 2005, 11:23:01 PM »
I think Prince Lieven is mistaken.

The Tiffany was only discovered 7 years after Napoleon III's abdication and was sold directly to Tiffany's.  There was never another owner.  

It is similar in cut to the Regent diamond, however, which the Empress Eugenie did wear, but which was not sold by her and remains in the Louvre.

The Wittlesbach was never part of Louis XIV's collection.  

Perhaps there is some confusion with the Hope, which was part of that king's treasury.  

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Re: French Royal and Imperial Jewels
« Reply #69 on: September 18, 2005, 07:22:50 AM »
You think so? Perhaps my source was wrong then?
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Re: French Royal and Imperial Jewels
« Reply #70 on: September 21, 2005, 05:31:48 AM »
One of Eugenie's hair jewels:


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Re: French Royal and Imperial Jewels
« Reply #71 on: September 23, 2005, 04:23:28 PM »
I am drooling. Gosh thats pretty, I wans it and keeps it for ever.

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Re: French Royal and Imperial Jewels
« Reply #72 on: September 24, 2005, 07:43:47 AM »
Be careful--I might get there first...... ;D ;D ;D

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Re: French Royal and Imperial Jewels
« Reply #73 on: September 29, 2005, 09:00:46 AM »
Kimberley, maybe if we pool our resources we could buy... the smallest diamond on that tiara and share it!

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Re: French Royal and Imperial Jewels
« Reply #74 on: September 29, 2005, 05:05:44 PM »
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Kimberley, maybe if we pool our resources we could buy... the smallest diamond on that tiara and share it!



Yepp!!! That is exactly what we shall do!!!