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Julia 09-22-2003 03:30 AM

France: Imperial, Royal and Noble Jewellery
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From 1957...

Josefine 04-22-2004 04:35 PM

I must say that i do not like the tiaras with the dip/point on the forehead
is that called something special?

semisquare 08-14-2004 06:32 PM

France: Imperial and Royal Jewellery
today on CNN they spoked about a house raid on the decendants of marie antoinette's lady-in-waiting. but i caught the tail end of the report. does anyone have information about this story

semisquare 08-14-2004 11:01 PM

LONDON, England (Reuters) -- British police are trying to track down jewelry once owned by the 18th century French Queen Marie Antoinette, which burglars snatched from a west London house.

The victim of the burglary, a 65-year-old woman living in Notting Hill, was a descendant of the lady-in-waiting to whom the queen gave the jewels, including a diamond-encrusted locket and matching earrings, in the turmoil of the French Revolution.

Marie Antoinette, who gave the woman the jewels when she realized what danger she was in, was later imprisoned and beheaded by revolutionaries, as was her husband Louis XVl.

"The victim is devastated. She has lost her family heirlooms and feels her home has been violated," Peter Langdon of the London police told Reuters on Friday.

Police believe two youths snatched the jewels without realizing they had royal connections and may have discarded them as apparently worthless.

Police did not set a value on the jewels but said their owner described them as "priceless."

Lord Williams 08-15-2004 10:20 AM

How aweful. That's all I can say.

semisquare 08-15-2004 10:38 AM

i hope they find the jewelry

reynard 08-19-2004 10:25 PM

The Ladies' tiaras
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here's some of their jewels. First Josephine, then Marie-Louise

reynard 08-19-2004 10:27 PM

Before and After
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the tiara before the emeralds were removed and after the turquoises were added.

reynard 08-19-2004 10:28 PM

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Marie-louise's wedding parure.

reynard 08-19-2004 10:30 PM

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I've seen it said that this belonged to M-L, but I've never seen any proof

reynard 08-19-2004 10:33 PM

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Marie's necklace for the emerald parure

Darky 02-11-2005 04:59 AM

Hi everybody :) ... i'm a newbie here

Here A Gold Mosaic parure of Marie Louise

the Emerald parure of Marie-Louise Empress of france

Imperial Diamond-Tiara with Pearls from Empress Marie-Louise




Mandy 02-11-2005 01:14 PM

Welcome to the TRF Darky and thank you for the photos of those magnificent jewels.

Julia 02-11-2005 02:33 PM

Yes, thank you for the beautiful photos and welcome to TRF Darky!

Darky 02-12-2005 03:43 PM

Thanks Mandy and Julia :)

Here you can see copy of Empress josephine jewels ;)

Darky 02-12-2005 03:58 PM

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I found this pics in an article about the stollen jewels :)

And here you can see copy avec Queen Marie Antoinette Jewels ... I don't know where are the originals :(

Mandy 02-12-2005 06:17 PM

Thank you Darky for the photos. The originals would have been gorgeous pieces of jewelry.

Mandy 02-12-2005 06:23 PM

Thank you for the photo link Darky. I would love the ruby and diamond tiara, but only if it were real.:p

Darky 02-13-2005 05:19 PM

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the true one was sold i think, it belonged to a parure (photo 1)

Photo 2 found in Corbis : These are the jewels given Empress Marie Louise by Napoleon in 1811, on the occasion of the birth of L'Aiglon, their son, which will be worn by Garbo in Madame Walewska. Shown here are a tiara, necklace, bracelets, earrings, sash clasp and breast pin. After being in the hands of Royalty for a century, the collection was purchased by New York collectors, and borrowed by Metro-Goldwyn Mayer for the picture. They were exhibited publicly for the first time in 1929 at the Barcelona Exposition. The most valuable "prop" in the history of the studio, the jewels were insured for $500,000 for the period they remain loaned to the studio.

Photo 3 found in Corbis : Acrostic bracelets belonging to the Empress Marie-Louise are displayed by French jewelry house Chaumet during their exhibition ebtitled "Napoléon in Love" at Place Vendôme. These gold chain bracelets are set with stones whose initials spell out the name Napoleon (Natrolite, Amethyst, Peridot, Opal, Lapis lazuli, Emerald, Onyx, Natrolite), his date of birth, August 15th 1769 (Agate, Opal, Uranium, Turquoise), Marie-Louise (Malachite, Amethyst, Ruby, Iris, Emerald), her date of birth December 12th, 1791 (Diamond, Emerald, Chrysoprase, Emerald, Malachite, Beryl, Ruby, Amethyst,) and the dates of their first meeting at Comoiegne on March 27, 1810 (Malachite, Amethyst, Ruby, Serpentine) and wedding in Paris in 1810 (Amethyst, Vermeil, Ruby, Iris, Laboradite).

Photo 4 found in Corbis : A necklace and earring set with nicolo, intaglios and embellished with pearls is displayed in the exhibition hosted by French jewelry house Chaumet entitled "Napoléon in Love" at Place Vendôme in Paris.

Photo 5 : Cameos in pearl, gold and Meditteranean coral. Chateâu de Malmaison et Bois-Préau -

Photo 6 : Detailing of a diadem in engraved coral from Barberia, belonging to Caroline Bonaparte

reynard 02-15-2005 12:34 AM

Welcome, Darky. Hope you like it here. The pictures and links you posted are great. I have to admit that I have never seen the parure you posted above (the small black and white picture).

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