Devonshire Tiara, c.1893-97 (diamond, silver & gold)
3060239 Devonshire Tiara, c.1893-97 (diamond, silver & gold) by Skinner, A.E. (fl.1897); Collection of the Duke of Devonshire, Chatsworth House, UK; (add.info.: Made for Louise Duchess (1832-1911), the German-born wife of the 8th Duke of Devonshire, known as the 'Double Duchess'. She was a famous beauty in her youth and in later years a formidable leader of society and fashion, known particularly for the magnificent jewellery she wore. She married the 8th Duke in 1892 when she was sixty, having formerly been married to the Duke of Manchester, thus gaining her name 'The Double Duchess'.
To make it hundreds of diamonds were removed from the famous Devonshire Parure and from other heirlooms, including the 6th Duke's Garter star. These totalled 1,041 stones, to which Skinner added a further 840.); © Devonshire Collection, Chatsworth; Reproduced by permission of Chatsworth Settlement Trustees; British, it is possible that some works by this artist may be protected by third party rights in some territories.
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Coronation regalia jewels
Page from The Sketch depicting some of the famous and priceless jewels forming the Coronation regalia of King George VI in 1937. St. Edward's Sapphire (top left) in the state crown is said to have been in the Coronation ring of Edward the Confessor, the Star of Africe (top centre), is part of the Cullinan Diamond found in 1905 in the Premier mine in Pretoria - the largest piece of which is in the royal sceptre. The Black Prince's Ruby (top right) in the State Crown once belonged to the King of Granada in the 14th century and the Stuart Sapphire (centre bottom) probably belonged to King Charles II. Date: 1937
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Fashion - Kutchinsky Jewellery - See-through Watches - 1966
Kutchinsky, the jewellers, are introducing see-through watches to Britain, with three examples shown in the image. The fob watch, worn upside down as an earring costs 3, 250. It is set with baguette diamonds and sapphires, the fob being in round diamonds and sapphires. The model holds a wafer thin dress watch, priced at 1, 690. Intended to be worn around the neck, it is set with triangular sapphires to mark the hours and the movement is picked out with rubies and small diamonds. On a band around the model's throat is a wrist watch.
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