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Old 05-19-2007, 12:05 AM
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I actually meant the pieces of the Savoy family's jewels that were auctioned throughout the 1980s...but yes, Belgium would have a fine collection of jewels were it not for their refusal to create a state foundation or such.
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Old 05-26-2007, 08:18 PM
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The auction of the Savoy Jewels will take place June 13th.
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Moy goodness...what is she doing? Selling every single piece of Savoy jewelry left??????
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Old 05-27-2007, 12:03 AM
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I hope some members of other royal families buy these fantastic jewels.
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Old 05-27-2007, 12:10 AM
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I went through the entire lot, and I just could not believe what I was seeing-what a shame the family has to sell their jewels--
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Old 05-29-2007, 04:52 AM
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The auction of the Savoy Jewels will take place June 13th.
It's a shame they feel the need to part with such lovely jewels, but it makes me wonder what (if anything) they kept for themselves.
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Considering these jewels are property of Princess Marie-Gabriella only (and she does have some other items too, if I recall correctly), I am wondering if the other two daughters of King Umberto received any jewelry from their mother. It seems that MG is selling the items that came from Belgium. I wonder if she received any Italian items too or that those are safely in a family trust headed by the Prince of Napels.
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Old 05-29-2007, 07:43 AM
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I am sick! Hopefully those jewels will find a new owner worthy of their splendor and history.
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Old 05-29-2007, 07:53 AM
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Well, IMHO the only two persons worthy enough of wearing a parure from Empress Carlota of Mexico are Queen Paola and CP Mathilde of Belgium. Sadly the King preferred to buy a new yacht over a new tiara.
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Are there any pictures of any ladies wearing the Empress Josephine diamond tiara?
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Old 06-01-2007, 02:13 PM
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Carlo posted some items that Princess Maria-Gabriella still has, after the auction (at the Royal Jewels MB):

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Here are three more photos of jewels belonging to HRH the Princess Maria Gabriella:
photo1: aquamarines and diamonds necklace and bracelet (with Dr. Piero Ferrari - owner of the famous car industry).
photo2: one of the two rows of Queen Maria José's necklace.
photo3: diamonds and pearls tiara - gift of HM King Umberto of Italy to his daughter, made by Petochi.
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Here from GRE Casa Savoia fantastic site: the Princess and some of her parures.


Pearl & diamond demi-parure 1
Pearl & diamond demi-parure 2

Amnethyst necklace
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Old 06-01-2007, 10:39 PM
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Considering these jewels are property of Princess Marie-Gabriella only (and she does have some other items too, if I recall correctly), I am wondering if the other two daughters of King Umberto received any jewelry from their mother. It seems that MG is selling the items that came from Belgium. I wonder if she received any Italian items too or that those are safely in a family trust headed by the Prince of Napels.
Isn't alot of the Savoias jewelry held by the Italian state? I think I remember reading somewhere that the family planned to sue the state to get their jewels back?
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Interesting that her siblings didn't want the items and the tax bill that went with them, and that she's only keeping some books and a desk.
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Hello Marengo

Do you know the name of the site dedicated to Casa Savoia? I'm interested in but I don't know the exact name>
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Old 06-11-2007, 07:04 PM
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Do you know the name of the site dedicated to Casa Savoia? I'm interested in but I don't know the exact name>
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Well I'm not Marengo and I'm not sure which website you're referring to ..., but there's a Casa Savoia section at the Glittering Royal Events site at:
http://www.angelfire.com/realm3/casasavoia/intro.html
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Old 06-13-2007, 05:17 AM
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Well I'm not Marengo and I'm not sure which website you're referring to ..., but there's a Casa Savoia section at the Glittering Royal Events site at:
http://www.angelfire.com/realm3/casasavoia/intro.html
Yes, it's this site ! Thank you very much Stacy
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Italian Crown Jewels

Can anybody inform me of whatever happened to the Italian Crown Jewels after the last King was voted out? Did the collection ever have a crown?
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Old 10-22-2007, 01:16 AM
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The Italian crown jewels are in safe keeping at the Bank of Italy because their ownership is disputed.

The Commonplace Book of Zadok the Roman: Italian Crown Jewels
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Old 10-22-2007, 06:38 AM
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The Jewels in the vault have been discussed in the Savoy Royal Family Jewels thread so the two threads have been merged.

The legal ownership of these jewels - the Italian State or the House of Savoy - has yet to be determined as neither party has made a claim.
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are there more jewels to be put on auction?,,,,i would love to have some of thejewels hehehehe....pity they could not keep their jewels bcoz of inheritance taxes...if im just rich i would buy them all and give it back to princess maria...she is a grand old royal lady!!
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