The Grand Duchess Vladimir Tiara, with Emeralds

The Grand Duchess Vladimir Tiara, with emeralds Grand Duchess Vladimir (also known as Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia, wife of the Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich) was the aunt of Tsar Nicholas II, who was murdered alongside his family in … Continued

The Gorgeous Angouleme Emerald Tiara worn by Marie Antoinette

  This diadem of emeralds and diamonds is a masterpiece of the jewelry of the Restoration. It enriches the collection of jewels of the Crown dispersed in 1887 and since patiently gathered by the department of Objects of art of … Continued

An Incomparable Ruby from Italy’s Last Queen

In 1930, Italian bookseller and scholar Tammaro de Marinis gifted Maria José of Savoy a ruby-and-diamond ring for her marriage to Italy’s Crown Prince Umberto. Maria José eventually became the queen of Italy in 1946; but it was unfortunately a … Continued

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