These bracelets were part of a large parure belonging to Marie Thérèse de France [Marie Thérèse Charlotte] (1778-1851) the eldest child of King Louis XVI of France and his wife, Queen Marie Antoinette. It consisted of a coronet topped by an eagle, a tiara, comb, girandole earrings, belt buckle, and the two bracelets. It was one of the crown jewels of France that came from the collection founded in 1530 by Francois I. Marie-Louise wore these jewels on her wedding day; after the fall of the…
Belgian Scroll Tiara. This piece was a wedding gift from the Belgian National Bank to Princess Josephine-Charlotte of Luxembourg. She wore during her wedding to Grand Duke Jean in 1953. It is now worn by daughter-in-law, Grand Duchess Marie Teresa. This diamond tiara was made by Henry Coosemans and is made of no less than 854 diamonds and set in platinum. The tiara includes a detachable diamond of 8.10 carats to be worn as a ring. The central panel can also be detached and worn as a brooch.
Empress Eugénie’s Locket Pendant, c. 1805, locket c.1860, French. Gold oval locket, the cover set with a sapphire cameo of a Muse with lyre, framed in diamonds, within a diamond and pearl laurel wreath. Inside there is a glazed compartment containing a photograph of the Empress Eugénie. The locket is attached by a gold double E (for Eugénie) cipher surmounted by the Napoleonic Imperial crown to a gold chain interspersed with globes.
Princess Marie Bonaparte, now Princess George of Greece. Cartier c1907. Fresh fruit on a branch of olive with a large diamond drop in the center symbolizing bountiful blessings. This tiara can be work with or without the center diamond. Pin without the center drop in Tiaras I. (Albion Art Collection)
The Hanover Tiara: German, Circa 1830 Provenance: Prince John George of Saxony (1869-1938), and worn by his first wife, Princess Isabel of Wurtemberg (1871-1904) and by the second, Princess Maria Immaculata of Bourbon-Sicily. Royal House of Hanover.German, Circa 1830
The Scroll Cambridge Emerald Brooch, part of the Personal Jewel Collection of Queen Elizabeth II. It is composed of platinum and diamonds, and features two of the Cambridge Emeralds. The brooch and its drop were originally crafted in 1911 as part of the Delhi Durbar Stomacher, but can be detached and worn separately.
Boucheron Harcourt Tiara. Gold, silver and diamond tiara, the base and top outlined by channel-set diamonds enclosing a continuous line of ribbons, the space between filled with seven emeralds with rectangular cut corners within open oval frames graduated in size towards the back. These are surmounted by groups of collet-set diamonds and supported below by leafy sprays linking the emeralds The emeralds have been replaced. Boucheron, Paris 1900-1913. Go to source for further info.
Marie~Louise gave birth to Napoleon II, future King of Rome on March 20, 1811; this the diamond necklace which Napoleon gave to Empress Marie-Louise in honour of the birth of their son. Marie-Louise & the necklace returned to Austria 1814. The necklace ended up in the possession of Marjorie Merriweather Post who left it to the Smithsonian Institute. Marie~Louise is seen wearing this necklace in many of her portraits.