Before World War I, grand duchess Wladimir of Russia was famous for beeing the owner of a fabulous jewelry collection. Among her treasures was a set of emeralds (necklace, tiara, brooch and earrings) created with stones inherited from Russian tsarinas since Catherine the great. The necklace was sold to Cartier, then to Barbara Hutton and then to Van Cleef & Arpels. The stones are now set on different jewels and are almost lost as they would be very difficult to identify. The tiara made went to an American collection in the 1920s and has surely been dismantled. The brooch was made of a 107 carats square emerald with a drop pendant. The pendant remained with one of grand duchess Wladimir’s children, grand duke Boris, after the revolution. His wife had it mounted by Boucheron in the 1930s. The huge square emerald became the pendant of an Art Deco necklace. At one point it was recut to a pear shape emerald of exceptional quality of 75 carats. That pear shaped emerald was sold about 40 years ago to a private collector who had it set on a diamond necklace. When the new owner of the necklace decided recently to sell it, he brought the piece to Christies. The experts did not recognise the legendary stone immediately as it was very different from the original one. It is only after the catalogue was completed that they found the truth. An addition to the original catalogue with the whole history of the stone will soon be available. But one thing is sure, the legendary emerald brooch of grand duchess Wladimir has been found. It will be sold at Christie’s in Geneva in may 2019. #emerald#jewellery#grandduchesswladimir#christies#christiesjewels
Dazzling gems, precious stones and jewels brimming with centuries of history and legend.
I saw this amazing collection two years ago in Venice. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The jewelry from the Mughal emperors who ruled India for more than three centuries, its emeralds, diamonds, sapphires, rubies, jeweled weapons and objects through to modern day masterpieces by JAR and India’s finest contemporary jeweller, Bhagat.
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And now almost 400 treasures from the Al Thani collection will go on the auction block at Christie’s New York on 19 June. ——————————————————— ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ослепительные камни и драгоценности, отражающие многовековую историю и легенды.
Я видела эту удивительную коллекцию два года назад в Венеции.
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ювелирные изделия от императоров Моголов, которые правили Индией на протяжении более трех веков, изумруды, бриллианты, сапфиры, рубины, ювелирное оружие и предметы до современных шедевров ювелиров, таких как JAR и Вирена Бхагата.
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ И теперь почти 400 сокровищ из коллекции Аль Тани будут выставлены на аукцион Christie's в Нью-Йорке 19 июня.
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