Diamond Flamingo Clip made for Wallace Simpson, Duchess of Windsor, by Cartier in the 1940s.
1) gioielli set tigre - Wallis Simpson
Baring Ruby Necklace worn with the Burmese Ruby Tiara by HM Queen Elizabeth II
An Art Deco Birds and Tree Brooch, Cartier, 1925. Diamonds, emeralds, rubies and sapphires mounted in platinum. From the late 1920’s Cartier was importing from India stones such as the carved emerald which gives an exotic charm to this design. #Cartier #ArtDeco #brooch
Jewelry of the Duchess of Windsor
Gold filigree and beaded ring, the broad hoop supporting the square bezel set with an amethyst cameo bust of the Virgin Mary, veiled, hands raised in prayer, inscribed in Greek letters MR OY. (Mary Mother of God), facing front. The back is incised with a cross and the Greek letters IC XC (Jesus Christ) to each side of the upright. C. 1100.
Duchess of Windsor wearing the Ruby Set
illustrations by HITOSHI KUROKI
The jewels of the Duchess of Windsor
Gold, silver, and diamond brooch, set with an octagonal sapphire engraved with the arms of Johann Hugo von Orsbeck (1634-1711), appointed Archbishop Prince Elector of Trier, 13 July, and Bishop of Speyer, 16 July 1676, Abbot of Prum and Provost of Weissenburg. Now framed within a foliate border. German. Sapphire intaglio: 17th century. Setting: 19th century. Click for source and additional commentary by Diana Scarisbrick
ROYALTY AND POMP. THE JEWEL H.G. Duchess Wallis of Windsor Brooches
The Ocean Tiara: Created in 2011 by Van Cleef & Arpels. It was made to represent ocean waves and can be converted into a necklace. Materials: more than 850 diamonds and 359 sapphires in three shades, totaling over 1,200 stones and 70 carats. Provenance: Princess Charlene of Monaco, from Prince Albert II of Monaco on the occasion of their 2011 wedding. Van Cleef & Arpels created unique jewelry for Princess Charlene of Monaco, a gift from her husband, Prince Albert II.
Wine Jelly (1942)
The Duchess of Windsor, her life was an open book. She pursued her dreams and got what she wanted. The Windsor Story - a must-read book (JennyT)
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)