Monday, March 28, 2011

Now for Easter


SOTHEBY'S WILL SELL THE MOST VALUABLE EMERALD AND DIAMOND TIARA TO HAVE APPEARED AT AUCTION IN OVER 30 YEARS IN ITS SALE OF MAGNIFICENT AND NOBLE JEWELS IN GENEVA ON 17.MAY.


ESTIMATED TO SELL FOR A RECORD £3.1-6.2 MILLION, THE HIGHLY IMPORTANT AND EXTREMELY RARE EMERALD AND DIAMOND TIARA IS COMPOSED OF 11 EXCEPTIONALLY RARE COLOMBIAN EMERALD PEAR-SHAPED DROPS WHICH WEIGH OVER 500 CARATS IN TOTAL.


THE EMERALDS ARE ALSO BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN IN THE PERSONAL COLLECTION OF EMPRESS EUGENIE.


THE SUPERB TIARA WAS COMMISSIONED, POSSIBLY FROM THE RENOWNED JEWELERS CHAUMET, BY GUIDO COUNT VON HENCKEL, FIRST PRINCE VON DONNERSMARCK FOR HIS SECOND WIFE PRINCESS KATHARINA. THE JEWELRY COLLECTION OF THE DONNERSCARCKS WAS KNOWN TO BE ON PAR WITH, OR EVEN TO HAVE EXCEEDED, THOSE OF MANY OF THE CROWNED HEADS OF EUROPE.


Now since I'm off chocolate, this would make a very nice Easter present. I have two green velvet gowns and a four strand pearl necklace with an emerald and diamond clasp. I could just see me sitting in the drawing room wearing this, downing a bottle of Cristal Champagne and watching "The Wedding". My invitation must have been mislaid in the mail.


6 comments:

The Elephant's Child said...

Oooooh. Love emeralds. However, since it sounds as if you are better dressed I will leave that one to you.

JahTeh said...

Ec, You could always hire it for special occasions. I can be very generous with other people's jewells.

Kath Lockett said...

I have green eyes, so it's a borm match :)

Jayne said...

I'd even dye my hair to match yours, Coppy, to fit that tiara better!

WV =sadst...yes, yes we are to be drooling over delicious jewels like this *sigh* :)

River said...

The tiara should go to Kelley to wear with those amazing green shoes.

JahTeh said...

Kath, anytime you need it, I'll send it wrapped in a plain Lindt paper.

Jayne, twins, us, oh gawd! You know it probably would be really heavy and give us a headache. They weren't set in light platinum in those days but at least it makes a statement.

River, Kelley and green shoes, I'm lost.
I love green shoes though.