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Discussions about royal jewelry, past and present, are encouraged here. If you wish to register, click here This uniquely awesome banner was created by Baxter! (Please do not hotlink or anything else to take away precious bandwidth!) Diamond Jewelry Forum - Compare Diamond Prices, Discussions & Diamond Information. My first post!

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Hope I am doing this right.... (can''''t tell if the picture will post.) Anyhow, Prince Joachim of Denmark was engaged today to a Frenchwoman named Marie Cavallier. Her engagement ring has a sapphire, diamond and ruby to reflect the colors of the French flag. It was chosen by Joachim who also made some modifications to it. IMHO I think the ring is a bit fugly. The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: Jewel Central. From spotlights on individual pieces to glittering events chock full of tiaras, find all the major royal jewels covered on this blog right here!

The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: Jewel Central

Royal Engagement Rings Jewel Explanations Featured TiarasEvery Thursday is Tiara Thursday around here. Take a look at the diadems we've highlighted so far: Tiaras from Belgium Tiaras from Britain Currently Worn By Queen Elizabeth II. Royal and Historic Jewelry - Page 5. Christie's jewelry auction in London on June 13, 2007.

Royal and Historic Jewelry - Page 5

Italy's Princess Maria Gabriella of Savoy is auctioned off 41 lots of rare jewelsin order to help pay her taxes. The most astounding piece is the Faberge tiara shown below. The piece is referred to as the Empress Josephine Tiara because the briolette-cut diamonds (the ones shaped like teardrops )were given to the French empress by Tsar Alexandra I following her divorce from Napoleon I. The piece was created around 1890 and is mounted in silver and gold. All this from ONE stone: Jewellery from world's largest diamond goes on display at Buckingham palace. The Cullinan Diamond, weighing 3,106 carats in its rough state, was first discovered in 1905 at a mine near Pretoria in South AfricaIt was originally thrown away as it was thought it to be too large to be a diamondOnce recovered, it was presented to King Edward VII as a gift and cuts were used in the Crown JewelsOther cuts were used to make brooches, necklaces and earrings worn by royalty including Queen Elizabeth II throughout her 60-year reignSeven of the nine cuts of the gem are to go on public display at Buckingham Palace this summer to celebrate Queen's Diamond Jubilee By Rebecca English Published: 14:21 GMT, 15 May 2012 | Updated: 08:30 GMT, 16 May 2012 Of all the celebrations planned for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, it is perhaps the most fitting.

All this from ONE stone: Jewellery from world's largest diamond goes on display at Buckingham palace

Jewellery of Today's British Royalty - The Tudors Wiki. Her Majesty's Many Brooches The personal jewels of Lady Diana are noted as such.

Jewellery of Today's British Royalty - The Tudors Wiki

If the jewels were not loaned to her by the Queen, they are the property of Lady Diana. After her death, they were either sold or put away for her children, Prince William and Prince Harry to inherit. Imperial Treasury. Crown jewels. Crown jewels is the traditional English term for the elements in metalwork or jewellery of the royal regalia of a particular state.

Crown jewels

They are often only used for the coronation of a monarch and a few other ceremonial occasions, though the monarch may also be often shown wearing them in portraits, as they symbolize the power and continuity of the monarchy. Though additions to them may be made, since medieval times the existing items are typically passed down unchanged as they symbolize the continuity of the monarchy. Africa[edit] Axum[edit] The Crown Jewels. The Crown Jewels are displayed at the Jewel House in the Tower of London and can be viewed there by the public.

The Crown Jewels

The coronation of a new sovereign is one of the monarchy's most glittering pageants, staged in the gothic splendour of ancient Westminster Abbey, where every King and Queen of England, with the exception of Edward V and Edward VIII, has been crowned since King Harold II in 1066. This time honoured ritual emphasizes the continuity and majesty of the British monarchy.

The oldest items in the present coronation regalia date from the Restoration, when they were made for the coronation of King Charles II. The original Crown Jewels were destroyed by Oliver Cromwell following the execution of Charles I in 1649, as they were then considered to be redundant. In an appalling act of historical vandalism, Cromwell had the entire collection sold or melted down and made into coin. Iran Chamber Society: Iranian National -Royal- Jewels. National Museum Of Iraq,Gemstones,Semi Precious Stones,Gems Jewelry. Diana Mandache's Weblog. Paris, Grand Palais. 4 décembre 2013 – 16 février 2014 Broche-pince Panthère, Cartier, 1949, platine, or blanc © Cartier Présentée dans le cadre prestigieux du Salon d’Honneur du Grand Palais, l’expositionCartier.

Diana Mandache's Weblog

Le style et l’histoire est le premier évènement parisien de cette envergure depuis la rétrospective consacrée à la Maison Cartier en 1989 au Petit Palais. A l’initiative de la Réunion des musées nationaux – Grand Palais, cette exposition retrace l’importance du joaillier dans l’histoire du goût et des arts décoratifs, depuis sa fondation en 1847 jusqu’au milieu des années 1970. Plus de 600 pièces d’exception sont rassemblées ici pour la première fois, provenant principalement de la Collection Cartier, mais aussi de prêts privés, d’institutions et de collections de musées français et étrangers. Like this: Like Loading... Royal Jewels of the World. Royal Jewels – Jewellery and Treasure of Royals and Aristocracy. Royal Jewellery. The State Hermitage Museum: Collection Highlights. French Crown Jewels. Diamond Jewelry Forum - Compare Diamond Prices, Discussions & Diamond Information.

Catalogue of an important assemblage of magnifi... Archduke Joseph Diamond sets new record as it sells at auction for $21.5m. By Sadie Whitelocks and Associated Press Published: 14:45 GMT, 14 November 2012 | Updated: 14:57 GMT, 14 November 2012 The dazzling Archduke Joseph diamond sold for just under $21.5million last night, setting a new world auction record price per carat for a colorless diamond.

Archduke Joseph Diamond sets new record as it sells at auction for $21.5m

It went for well above the expected $15million and more than triple the price paid for it at a sale almost two decades ago. The four-hundred-year-old gem, that came from the ancient Golconda mines in India, fits snugly into the palm of an adult's hand and weighs a staggering 76.02 carats. Top dollar:The dazzling Archduke Joseph Diamond set a new world auction record last night, as it went under the hammer for just under $21.5million The Archduke Joseph Diamond, with perfect color and internally flawless clarity, went for $21,474,525 including commission at Christie's' Magnificent Jewels sale in Geneva. Imperial Treasury. Do you have a dream tiara? Jewellery of Today's British Royalty - The Tudors Wiki.