The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: My Ultimate Tiara Collection: Queen Josephine’s Amethyst Tiara, said to have originated with Josephine’s grandmother Empress Joséphine, wife of Napoleon I. Aren't those amethysts just delicious?
Rare blue diamond auctioned for million dollars at Sotheby's. Once part of the legendary De Beers Millennium collection, the carat, pear-shaped internally flawless Fancy Vivid Blue gem is the first diamond of its kind to appear at any auction.
Close up of tiara from Lady Colin Campbell's Queen of Sheba Parure - large honey-coloured diamonds, white brilliant-cut diamonds, smaller honey-coloured diamonds, rose-cut and old-cut diamonds set in yellow and white gold (some of which has been oxidized)
Diamond necklace sold by Sotheby's of which the diamonds are said to have been taken from a riviere given to Princess Irina of Russia by her uncle Tsar Nicholas II on the occasion of her marriage to Prince Youssoupoff.