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Empress Eugenie in the 1870s

Empress Eugenie in the 1870s

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empress eugenie | Keywords: 1872, Empress Eugenie, Empress, Bonaparte family, French ...

Winterhalter's 1862 portrait of Empress Eugenie of France (1) depicts her wearing a pair of bracelets composed of pearls and brilliants (2 & 3). Her jewels for another portrait, by de Pommayrac, dated 1860-65 (6), include a string of pearls with pendant pearls (3) and a diadem made for her in 1858 by Fontenay (5). In 2015, Siegelson auctioned a pair of grey pearls once owned by the empress (4), which she may have worn in her earrings for both portraits. CLICK THROUGH FOR LARGER, HI-RES…

Winterhalter's 1862 portrait of Empress Eugenie of France (1) depicts her wearing a pair of bracelets composed of pearls and brilliants (2 & 3). Her jewels for another portrait, by de Pommayrac, dated 1860-65 (6), include a string of pearls with pendant pearls (3) and a diadem made for her in 1858 by Fontenay (5). In 2015, Siegelson auctioned a pair of grey pearls once owned by the empress (4), which she may have worn in her earrings for both portraits. CLICK THROUGH FOR LARGER, HI-RES…

Napoleon had jeweler Alexandre-Gabriel Lemonnier (ca 1808-1884) make this piece ca 1850. In the Louis XVI style, a filigree silver-gilt mount is over crusted with 1998 small diamonds. They surround much larger pearls, & give them absolute priority. The largest drop-shaped pearl in the top-most position is believed to be the “Perle Napoleon”

Napoleon had jeweler Alexandre-Gabriel Lemonnier (ca 1808-1884) make this piece ca 1850. In the Louis XVI style, a filigree silver-gilt mount is over crusted with 1998 small diamonds. They surround much larger pearls, & give them absolute priority. The largest drop-shaped pearl in the top-most position is believed to be the “Perle Napoleon”

"Diamond Brooch. Belonged to Empress Eugenie. Part of the French Crown Jewels." (quote) via jewelryamazing.com

"Diamond Brooch. Belonged to Empress Eugenie. Part of the French Crown Jewels." (quote) via jewelryamazing.com

Among the Empress Eugenie's incredible jewels is this splendid diamond bow brooch, originally part of the “Diamants de la Couronne”, it was made by François Kramer. The impressive bow was originally intended as a buckle for a diamond belt. Eugénie asked her jeweler to make it more elaborate, to wear it with the pair of diamond tassels. Later five diamond pampilles were added.

Among the Empress Eugenie's incredible jewels is this splendid diamond bow brooch, originally part of the “Diamants de la Couronne”, it was made by François Kramer. The impressive bow was originally intended as a buckle for a diamond belt. Eugénie asked her jeweler to make it more elaborate, to wear it with the pair of diamond tassels. Later five diamond pampilles were added.

The Empress Eugenie and her ladies... I could sit here and drool for hours!

The Empress Eugenie and her ladies... I could sit here and drool for hours!

Empress Eugenie had this exquisite pearl tiara made for her for her wedding to Napoleon III. She had the jewelers take the napoléonique pearls which was originally made for Marie~Louise, to make her wedding jewels. Eugenie was a lover of Pearls and can be seen in the portrait below. The crown features 212 pearls and 1998 brilliant-cut diamonds, with a total weight of 63.30 carats.

Empress Eugenie had this exquisite pearl tiara made for her for her wedding to Napoleon III. She had the jewelers take the napoléonique pearls which was originally made for Marie~Louise, to make her wedding jewels. Eugenie was a lover of Pearls and can be seen in the portrait below. The crown features 212 pearls and 1998 brilliant-cut diamonds, with a total weight of 63.30 carats.

Commissioned by Empress Eugenie, c.1867, this @mellerioditsmeller gem set peacock feather brooch pendant is out of this world!!

Commissioned by Empress Eugenie, c.1867, this @mellerioditsmeller gem set peacock feather brooch pendant is out of this world!!

Empress Eugenie's Diamond Haircomb 1885

Empress Eugenie's Diamond Haircomb 1885

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