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Established in January 2021, The Royal Archivist features articles on royal women, jewelry and history.
The Duchess of Angoulême Emerald Tiara was created by Maison Bapst, jeweler to the French Court, for the only surviving child of King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette, Princess Marie-Thérèse Charlotte of France. The tiara was created many years after the French Revolution; between September 1819 and July 1820 with stones already in the … Continue reading The Duchess of Angoulême Emerald Tiara
The cushion cut 140 carat diamond, known as The Regent, was discovered in India in 1698. The diamond was acquired by the French Regent, Philippe d’Orléans, in 1717 and has been on display at the Louvre since 1887. According to the Louvre Museum: Taking advantage of the economic prosperity that developed in France under the … Continue reading The Diamond known as “The Regent”
Recently, Sotheby’s sold at their annual Royal & Noble auction a diamond brooch for £5,292. The brooch is not marked by a specific jeweler, so it’s difficult to ascertain its maker or country of origin. However, it was listed as “Property of a Lady of Title” giving the diamond brooch an aristocratic, possibly even royal, … Continue reading A Noble Diamond Brooch
Prince Albert wasn’t allowed to propose to Queen Victoria because she was a reigning monarch. However, after Queen Victoria proposed to Prince Albert, he gave her an emerald and ruby engagement ring set in gold. What’s unique about this ring? It’s in the shape of a snake. It was quite the fashion in Queen Victoria’s … Continue reading A Tidbit About Queen Victoria’s Engagement Ring
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