07 février 2013

Diamond & Pearl Platinum Tiara. Circa 1915 and is possibly English in origin

Diamond & Pearl Platinum Tiara. Circa 1915 and is possibly English in origin. Photo courtesy The Three Graces A tiara is a type of head ornament worn as a mark of nobility or royalty on formal or state occasions. The diadem, similar to the tiara was worn by both men and women whereas the tiara was and remains the exclusive domain of women. Although in use since antiquity, there was an upsurge in the production of these très elegant headdresses at the turn of the 20th century. In fact, with the 1902 crowning of King... [Lire la suite]
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07 février 2013

Diamond Tiara-Necklace, England, circa 1880

Diamond Tiara-Necklace, England, circa 1880. Photo courtesy Berganza A gold and silver convertible tiara/necklace composed of an articulated row of box collets set with cushion shaped old cut diamonds, each suspending a bar set with clusters of cushion shaped old cut diamonds in millegrain collet settings, seven with extended stylized foliate form pendants, all one hundred diamonds with an approximate total weight of 13.50 carats, in silver topped gold, with a cable chain for use as a necklace, with a silver frame for use as a... [Lire la suite]
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07 février 2013

Victorian Diamond, Emerald, Pearl, Silver & Gold Tiara

Victorian Diamond, Emerald, Pearl, Silver & Gold Tiara. Photo courtesy Nadine Krakov Collection Stunning tiara created in Europe in the 1910's. It is made of gold and silver and tastefully set with emeralds, diamonds and natural pearls. Emeralds are natural, no treatment, no color enhancement.  The tiara is 14 1/4" long (8 1/4" long in the jeweled part) and 1 3/8" high in its highest part in the center. 18k yellow gold; 18k white gold; silver; approx. 5.0 cts mixed emerald & cushion cut emerald,... [Lire la suite]
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07 février 2013

Victorian Silver Wedding Tiara

Victorian Silver Wedding Tiara. Photo courtesy Kimberly Klosterman Jewelry Fine, natural oxidation through out can be cleaned to full brightness, but we love the warm patina. A pretty 19th century tiara. The silver handcrafted leaves and flowers with a natural patina throughout the crown. The "language of flowers "was an important part of 19th century courtship and ritual. This wedding crown is a sentimental tribute to a timeless tradition of everlasting love and betrothal. Kimberly Klosterman Jewelry. 338 West... [Lire la suite]
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07 février 2013

La ville de Bayeux inaugure son nouveau musée : le MAHB le 22 mars prochain

Le Musée d’Art et d’Histoire Baron Gérard rouvrira ses portes au grand public après 4 ans de rénovation le samedi 23 mars dès 18 heures.Une nouvelle aventure culturelle et touristique pour les 11,7 millions de visiteurs annuels en Normandie. Anciennement Musée Baron Gérard, le MAHB a été entièrement repensé en doublant sa surface initiale. Situé dans le coeur historique de Bayeux, attenant à la Cathédrale, le MAHB se déploie sur 1 500 m2 d’exposition, en prenant possession des parties les plus prestigieuses... [Lire la suite]


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