Historical jewels. The most important jewels in history.
Jewels have been present throughout history. There is a misconception that jewelry is nothing more than a fashion accessory. The reality is that jewelry has long played an important role in society. Many of them have an infamous past and others have even been more important than the people who wore them.
Here we are going to see jewels that have been worn by Kings and Queens, Emperors and Empresses, princes and princesses , people who had the world at their feet, we will see precious stones that were believed to be cursed and gems that were loved by royalty, but before I invite you to look at our catalog https://www.silverson.art/
The Star of Asia: Considered one of the jewels in the crown of India's Maharaja of Jodhpur , the Star of Asia was found in the old Mogok mines in Burma. It is considered one of the best star sapphires in the world due to the impressiveness of the gem, with 330 carats. Another unique feature is the six-rayed star in the center of the perfectly cut sapphire. The Star of Asia is currently on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History .
Lady Di Ring: The 18-carat sapphire surrounded by diamonds that now sits on Catherine Middleton 's finger as her engagement ring began as Princess Diana's engagement ring . The person in charge of making this exclusive design ring was the Garrard jewelers house. As a curious fact, it was Lady Di herself who chose it from among other engagement rings. At the time, the ring cost $65,000. Since then, the Lady Di Ring has exponentially increased its value to reach 336,480,000 euros. If you like this ring check out our collection https://www.silverson.art/collections/frontpage/Anillos
Napoleon Diamond Necklace: Emperor Napoleon commissioned this diamond necklace from jewelry firm Etienne Nitôt and Sons of Paris for his second wife, Marie-Louise, to celebrate the birth of their first child. The original necklace featured 234 diamonds: 28 old mine cut diamonds, a strip of nine pendeloques and 10 briolettes. It is believed that the cost of the necklace at the time was the equivalent of the Empress's entire annual family budget. Today, Napoleon's diamond necklace is on display at the National Museum of Natural History. If you are a fan of pendants, look at what we have . https://www.silverson.art/collections/frontpage/Pendants
Faberge pacua eggs: The jewelry eggs created for the Russian imperial family by Peter Carl Fabergé were a sensation at the time and continue to be, due to their exclusivity and the history that surrounds them. Faberge created 69 luxury pieces , very different from each other. Eggs are made from various metals: nickel, copper, steel, gold, platinum, silver, and palladium. In turn, the stones used were also very diverse, sapphires, rubies, emeralds and diamonds decorated the eggs.
Each with its own history and destiny, Fabergé eggs are now invaluable products. Without a doubt, to get to know these treasures better, it is essential to travel to Russia and soak up all the history that surrounds them.
Henckel Von Donnersmarck's tiara : Katharina Henckel von Donnersmarck was married to Guido Henckel von Donnersmarck , a member of a noble German family and the second richest in the country at the end of the 19th century. Believed to be the work of Chaumet , the Von Donnersmarck Tiara has a total of 500 carats of precious stones and was a gift from her husband to Katharina. The stunning headdress features some of the rarest emeralds in the world that first belonged to Empress Eugénie of France.
The Black Orlov Diamond : Believed to be the reason behind the deaths of two Russian princesses and a New York diamond merchant, the Black Orlov diamond comes in at 67.5 carats and was discovered in early 19th century India. After princesses Leonila Galitsine-Bariatinsky and Nadia Vygin-Orlov jumped to their deaths, diamond dealer JW Paris attempted to break the spell by cutting the stone into three pieces, but was unsuccessful and also committed suicide.
Duchess of Windsor Panther Bracelet: Wallis Simpson was a well-known collector (thanks to King Edward VIII, later the Duke of Windsor, and his husband) of Cartier creations. The house's creative director at the time was known for her love of the big cat, and it has become her long-running trademark. Simpson started his cat collection with two Cartier panther brooches and followed it up with this Cartier panther bracelet in 1952. If you like this bracelet you can check out our bracelets. https://www.silverson.art/collections/frontpage/Bracelets
The Koh-I-Noor Diamond: Its name, Koh-i-Noor (Kohinoor or Koh-i-Nur) means "Mountain of Light". The history of the Koh-i-Nûr diamond is full of myths and anecdotes, and it is known to bring bad luck to men (but not women).
The diamond was presented to Queen Victoria after Britain conquered the Indian state of Punjab and has remained in the possession of the British royal family ever since. It is now in the Tower of London and sits on the 1937 coronation crown of Queen Elizabeth , the Queen Mother. Currently it has 109 Kilates per se I came to believe that it had 793.
The Hope Diamond: Perhaps one of the most well-known diamonds in the world, the Hope Diamond has a long and supposedly cursed history.
Currently , the 45.52-carat jewel rotates smoothly and elegantly inside a glass case at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History in Washington. According to the story, this precious jewel was stolen from the forehead of a Hindu idol committing a horrible sacrilege. This would cause the curse of this God to all its future owners and some were the result of this misfortune, which has led to the writing of many books about this famous diamond , despite all this the diamond of hope continues to fascinate the public for its majestic presence and its unique brilliance.
When a man gives you a necklace or pendant like this, the meaning is a token of love, plus you feel like a princess in a fairy tale.