A King’s first love: The Mancini Pearls

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Marie Mancini (1639-1715) was the niece of Cardinal Mazarin, the prime minister to King Louis XIV of France. When she fell in love with the young king some spied ambition in the infatuation, but Louis returned her love.
Anne of Austria, Queen Mother of France, violently opposed the romance. Her son’s marriage was political; the ideal fiancée was the Infanta Maria Theresa of Spain, which had long been at war with France. Louis and Marie fought to pursue their love, but in 1659 Marie was forced into exile. Weeks before, Louis bought a string of pearls from his aunt, the Queen of England, who was living in exile in Paris. This was all he could offer the woman he had wished to give his crown.
Marie later married the Italian Prince Colonna, abandoning Louis XIV for good. When leaving France, she took an important collection of jewelry and gems with her. Even while pushing her out, Anne showed Marie great generosity. It was perhaps from Anne that Marie received two enormous pear-shaped pearls weighing approximately 200 grains each. The pearls were passed down through Marie’s descendants for over three centuries, before their sale at Christie’s in Geneva in 1969.

The Mancini Pearls

Samantha Akkineni in Akoya Jewels Choker Necklace

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Samantha Akkineni in a statement beads choker with pendant adorned with polki diamonds, sapphire and pearls by Akoya jewels.

Samantha Akkineni in a statement beads choker with pendant adorned with polki diamonds, sapphire and pearls by Akoya jewels.

Samantha Akkineni in Akoya Jewels Choker Necklace

Belgravia South Sea Pearl, Sapphire and Diamond Ring in 18ct White Gold

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This enchanting ring is part of Yoko London’s Belgravia collection which celebrates classic precious gems. This ring offers a beguiling combination of Sapphires, diamonds and South Sea pearls that will add a mesmerising touch of colour to any outfit.

Pearl Type: Australian South Sea pearls
Pearl Origin: Australia
Pearl Grade: AA
Pearl Size: 13-14mm
Metal: 18ct White Gold
Diamond Clarity: VS
Diamond Colour: G
Diamond Weight: 1.4cts
Other Stones: Sapphires
Stone Weight: 1.64cts

Belgravia South Sea Pearl, Sapphire and Diamond Ring in 18ct White Gold

Heart Shaped Emerald, Diamond and Pearl Choker Necklace

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In the style and workmanship, of the great designer Marina B. (but not signed), this striking necklace centers an important fine natural emerald weighs approximately 25+ cts. This natural large emerald is probably Colombian and displays a pleasing bright green color. This fine heart shaped emerald is surrounded by fine matching fancy cut white, collection quality, diamonds which are all colorless to near colorless (F/G) and very very slightly included (VVS), in clarity. The five strands of Akoya pearls measure 4.0 to 5.0 mm. The well matched white pearls are lustrous and free of surface blemishes. The two decorative diamond and gold elements set within the strands of pearls are set with fancy cut tapered baguette cut diamonds and round brilliant cut diamonds. The total diamond weight of this necklace is approximately 6+ cts. This choker necklace is well made probably by an important house, it bears a maker’s mark which we are unfamiliar with. This important necklace fits at the collar and is expandable for on/off ease and will fit most necklines. Circa 1965.




Important Heart Shaped Emerald, Diamond and Pearl Choker Necklace
Important Heart Shaped Emerald, Diamond and Pearl Choker Necklace

 

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$45,500




 

A 30 Carat Burma Ruby Pink Sapphire Pearl Diamond Collar Necklace

An important collar necklace by Jahan. Strands of pearls are strung to form a collar, bordered by pavé-set, brilliant-cut pink sapphires in 18-carat white gold. The large 30 carat central oval-cut ruby mounted in a scalloped 18-carat white gold setting, pavé-set with brilliant-cut diamonds. A bold, impressive and stylish piece of jewelry by one of Switzerland’s famed jewelers. Accompanied by a certificate from GCS London stating that the ruby is of Burma origin.




Jahan Important 30 Carat Burma Ruby Pink Sapphire Pearl Diamond Collar Necklace
Jahan Important 30 Carat Burma Ruby Pink Sapphire Pearl Diamond Collar Necklace

 

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An Exquisite Art Deco Pearl, Emerald and Diamond Collier De Chien Choker Necklace

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Peace is the beauty of life. It is sunshine. It is the smile of a child, the love of a mother, the joy of a father, the togetherness of a family. It is the advancement of man, the victory of a just cause, the triumph of truth. Menachem Begin





Art Deco Pearl, Emerald and Diamond Collier De Chien Choker Necklace circa 1926. The central plaque set with a rectangular emerald surrounded by diamonds, mounted on to seven rows of Akoya pearls, mounted in gold and platinum.  Akoya pearls are the specialty of Japanese pearl farms. The first pearls to be cultured early in the 1920s, their white color and rosé overtone complement a fair complexion. Because Akoya pearls are a high-quality pearl, you’ll find them set with gold posts and clasps, and you’ll find they are well matched for size, shape, and color. You’ll also find few blemishes and a deep, beautiful luster.

A Gorgeous Art Deco Pearl, Emerald and Diamond Collier De Chien Choker Necklace
A Gorgeous Art Deco Pearl, Emerald and Diamond Collier De Chien Choker Necklace





 


 




A Gorgeous Victorian 1860s Aquamarine, Diamond and Pearl Necklace





Victorian 1860s Aquamarine, Diamond and Pearl Necklace
Victorian 1860s Aquamarine, Diamond and Pearl Necklace

 

A Victorian aquamarine and diamond choker, strung on five rows of fresh water cultured pearls. The Victorian center piece displays a phenomenal oval faceted aquamarine twelve claw set in yellow gold. Twelve Old European cut diamonds border the center stone set in silver on gold, each adorned with a gold bobble terminal. Twenty four small collet and grain set rose cut diamonds separate the Old European cut diamonds. The five rows of fresh water cultured pearls lead to an 18ct white gold side slide clasp. Estimated total aquamarine weight: 42 carats. Estimated total diamond weight: 2.88cts. Assessed diamond color: H. Assessed diamond clarity: VS-SI. Necklace measures 14 inches length.

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A Gorgeous Vintage 1910 Victorian 14k Gold 9 Natural Pearl 8 Genuine Dome Emerald Bracelet

Vintage 1910 Victorian 14k Gold 9 Natural Pearl 8 Genuine Dome Emerald Bracelet
Vintage 1910 Victorian 14k Gold 9 Natural Pearl 8 Genuine Dome Emerald Bracelet

Hand made natural patina 14k Victorian 1910 bracelet with certified natural pearls and certified genuine natural color gem high dome cabochon Emeralds with faint clarity enhancement only. Amazing condition for it’s age. All original beautiful old bracelet. Excellent condition, no repairs or defects. Looks great on the wrist.

GIA certificate #21454482248 certified natural saltwater pinctada white half drilled button pearl 3.80mm, Excellent lustre and few blemishes

AGL certified #CS49214 eight 3.8mm 3mm high natural gem green Emerald cabochons approx. 2.50ct total natural color faint clarity enhancement only. Rated as rare. Top Colombian green color

Width: 7.5mm

Height: 5mm

Length: 7 1/4 inches

Tested: 14k

17.5 grams

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A Gorgeous Antique Natural Pearl and Diamond Two-in-One Ring

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Antique Natural Pearl and Diamond Two-in-One Ring, 19th-century Victorian treasure
Antique Natural Pearl and Diamond Two-in-One Ring, 19th-century Victorian treasure

 

Antique Natural Pearl and Diamond Two-in-One Ring, 19th-century Victorian treasure: A perfectly matched pair of lustrous natural pearl & sparkling diamond rings delicately crafted in rich 18K yellow gold.