An Exquisite Emerald and Diamond Platinum Halo Ring

.61 Carat Emerald and Diamond Platinum Halo Ring
.61 Carat Emerald and Diamond Platinum Halo Ring

 

An absolutely gemmy (few come finer) square-cut emerald of African origin, weighing .61 carat, radiates vibrant, rich crystalline green in this recently made (in London) jewel. Superbly rafted in platinum, the enchanting gemstone is framed by small bright white European-cut diamonds that continue along the top of the ring shank. Splendid! Currently ring size 6 1/2+.



.61 Carat Emerald and Diamond Platinum Halo Ring
$3,875.00




.61 Carat Emerald and Diamond Platinum Halo Ring #30-1-10008 $3,875.00

Center Emerald details:
Cut/Shape: Emerald Cut
Carat Weight: 0.61 carat
Measurements: 5.39 x 5.09 x 2.88 mm

Additional Gemstone Details:
20 European Cut Diamonds

Carat Weight: 0.18 carat
Color: G-H
Clarity: VS-VS1-VS2-SI
Total Diamond Carat Weight: 0.18




Gorgeous Heart Shaped Diamond Engagement Ring

5.13ct Heart Shaped Diamond Engagement Ring
Gorgeous 5.13ct Heart Shaped Diamond Engagement Ring

 

Heart shaped diamond is a gorgeous cut for the diamond gem.  Diamonds represent love when given, and the heart cut diamond says I Love You even more.  The heart cut is rarer since it removes more away from the rough cut diamond than more popular cuts such as a round or princess cut will.

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This heart shaped diamond engagement ring is spectacular. The 3.13 ct heart shaped center diamond is AGS certified at D-SI2. It is exceptionally white, features crisp and clear facets and the shape is outstanding. It is showcased in platinum and features a halo of round diamonds and a row of round diamonds set down the shank in a micro pavé setting. The center basket is studded with round diamonds throughout. It is spectacularly brilliant from every angle. 




5.13ct Heart Shaped Diamond Engagement Ring.
5.13ct Heart Shaped Diamond Engagement Ring. Price: $41,395.00




5.13ct Heart Shaped Diamond Engagement Ring
Designed and handcrafted in Los Angeles, CA
100% Natural Diamonds
Never enhanced or treated
Conflict Free Diamonds
Mark Broumand 5.13ct Heart Shaped Diamond Engagement Ring
Mark Broumand 5.13ct Heart Shaped Diamond Engagement Ring





Exquisite Diamond Brooches and Necklaces

Van Cleef & Arpels Art Deco Brooch
Van Cleef & Arpels Art Deco Brooch

This is a brooch made by Van Cleef & Arpels in 1928. At the height of Art Deco, it must have been an unusual design at the time to choose an orchid, which was one of the icons of the Art Nouveau period. The Art Deco features of this piece are the platinum setting with different cut diamonds: brilliant, pave, and baguette. The brooch is displayed at the Cooper-Hewitt.




Van Cleef & Arpels Sautoir
Van Cleef & Arpels Sautoir

A Gorgeous Van Cleef & Arpels Sautoir.  A magnificent double row necklace suspending a Maltese cross set with over 100 carats of diamond and superb South Sea pearls mounted in platinum, detachable to form various items. Commissioned 1967 Van Cleef & Arpels New York

Van Cleef and Arpels Necklace This 18 karat yellow gold & diamond necklace
Van Cleef and Arpels Necklace This 18 karat yellow gold & diamond necklace

Van Cleef and Arpels Necklace This 18 karat yellow gold & diamond necklace by Van Cleef and Arpels exemplifies the style of the 60″s decade. Pieces of this caliber are often designed to be used multiple ways. The necklace is comprised of smaller elements that make the piece more versatile. For example, the pendant can be detached and worn on a different chain or as a brooch. With over 90 carats of diamonds, the piece is a reminder of the 1960’s unabashed embrace of glamour.

Paeonia necklace by Van Cleef & Arpels.
Paeonia necklace by Van Cleef & Arpels.




 

Gorgeous Diamond Brooch by Van Cleef & Arpels
Gorgeous Diamond Brooch by Van Cleef & Arpels

Diamond Brooch, Van Cleef & Arpels, 1950s. Designed as a stylized ribbon tied spray, set with six principal pear-shaped diamonds, baguette, circular- and single-cut stones, mounted in platinum and white gold, signed Van Cleef & Arpels and numbered, French assay and indistinct maker’s marks, inscribed ‘country of origin: France’.




Van Cleef & Arpels - Envol necklace
Van Cleef & Arpels – Envol necklace 
Van Cleef & Arpels Scylla Necklace
Van Cleef & Arpels Scylla Necklace
Chanel Plume necklace with diamonds
Chanel Plume necklace with diamonds






Jewelry Creations By Master Jewelers Using The Finest and Rarest Precious Gems

A Stunning 3.54 Carat GIA Certified Unheated & Untreated Natural Color Change Sapphire & Diamond Ring. GIA has noted that this exceptionally rare Color Change gemstone is unheated, making it one of the most collectible of all sapphires given its near flawless VVS1 clarity
A Stunning 3.54 Carat GIA Certified Unheated & Untreated Natural Color Change Sapphire & Diamond Ring. GIA has noted that this exceptionally rare Color Change gemstone is unheated, making it one of the most collectible of all sapphires given its near flawless VVS1 clarity

 

A Stunning 3.54 Carat GIA Certified Unheated & Untreated Natural Color Change Sapphire & Diamond Ring. GIA has noted that this exceptionally rare Color Change gemstone is unheated, making it one of the most collectible of all sapphires given its near flawless VVS1 clarity




Gorgeous Gemstone and Diamond Necklace Designs
Gorgeous Gemstone and Diamond Necklace Designs

 

Master jewelers use only the finest and rarest precious stones, creating each piece by hand, including bridal jewelry and collections such as; Daisy, Woodland, Sunflower and other high Jewelry pieces.  Also offered are an unparalleled selection of colored diamonds.  Asprey was founded in 1781 in Mitcham, South London. It was here that William Asprey established a silk printing business. William’s son Charles and his grandson, also Charles, expanded the business into the metallic arts. In 1841 the elder Charles went into partnership with a London stationer located on Bond Street. In 1847 the Asprey family broke with their partner and moved into 167 New Bond Street, the premises Asprey occupies today.

The Tudor Rose Ring
The Tudor Rose Ring

 


Inspired by the heraldic floral emblem of England since the reign of Henry VII, the Tudor Rose features a breathtakingly rare purple-pink diamond in the center encircled with pear shaped diamonds to create the petals of the rose and finally bordered with smaller pink diamonds to complete the look of the bi-colored “Tudor Rose”




A Stunning 3.54 Carat GIA Certified Unheated & Untreated Natural Color Change Sapphire & Diamond Ring.
A Stunning 3.54 Carat GIA Certified Unheated & Untreated Natural Color Change Sapphire & Diamond Ring.




Individually set marquise stones form the petals of the daisy flower from brilliant cut diamonds and aquamarines.
Individually set marquise stones form the petals of the daisy flower from brilliant cut diamonds and aquamarines.

 

This gorgeous bracelet is a floral pattern resembling the daisy flower.  It is set with beautiful marquise cut aquamarines in a floral pattern around stunning brilliant cut diamonds that form the center of the flower.  The collection itself has many other beautiful pieces set in solid diamond and other include the beautiful aquamarine gems set within the floral arrangement.

 

Individually set with marquise cut aquamarine petals with a pavé diamond centre, all set in 18ct white gold.
Individually set with marquise cut aquamarine petals with a pavé diamond centre, all set in 18ct white gold.

 

 A simple statement worthy of extravagant expression. This humble daisy blossom has been glamorously interpreted by Asprey jewellers over generations, but never more magnificently than now: the new Daisy Heritage Collection, with petals of brilliant marquise-cut diamonds and aquamarines, more than holds its own among the rarest hothouse species.




Oak Leaf Bangle, Pavé Diamond Intertwining oak leaves with pavé diamonds set in 18ct yellow gold
Oak Leaf Bangle, Pavé Diamond
Intertwining oak leaves with pavé diamonds set in 18ct yellow gold

 

The Woodland Story.  Gathering nuts and berries has never been so rewarding. Some are delicately enameled, others intricately set with gemstones. The oak leaves and pine cones, blackberries and gooseberries, acorns and mushrooms in this whimsical collection are designed by Shaun Leane and realized in 18 carat gold. Collected over time, each alluring charm lends a new appreciation of the small and myriad wonders of Britain’s woodlands.

Storm Necklace
Storm Necklace

This contemporary collection encapsulates the storm’s cyclonic energy, resulting in a beautiful maelstrom of diamonds and gold. Capturing the elemental strength, drama and beauty of the storm, utilizing the skills of master jewelers, coupled with Asprey and Shaun Leane’s design expertise, Storm was created with painstaking intricacy, using the finest materials. The Storm Necklace features a complex vortex of 457 individual diamonds and delicate white gold wires which gracefully swirl to encompass a central diamond, creating the eye of the storm.

THE LIFE RING COLLECTION Inspired by the Asprey archive, a unisex ring to symbolise love, friendship and life.
THE LIFE RING COLLECTION
Inspired by the Asprey archive, a unisex ring to symbolise love, friendship and life.

 

Brilliant cut fancy yellow and diamond necklace in platinum and 18ct yellow gold
Brilliant cut fancy yellow and diamond necklace in platinum and 18ct yellow gold

 

Violet sapphire surrounded by diamonds, set in platinum ring
Violet sapphire surrounded by diamonds, set in platinum ring

 

Mixed cut ruby and diamond ring
Mixed cut ruby and diamond ring

 

This gorgeous mixed cut ruby and diamond ring is comprised of 5 pear-shaped and 1 round cut rubies (tot 11.82cts) and 5 marquise cut diamonds (tot 2.63cts) set in Platinum

Gorgeous Gemstone Diamond Earrings
Gorgeous Gemstone Diamond Earrings

 

Ever since the house was founded in 1781, Asprey has continuously defined British luxury on the basis of its core values of quality, refinement and innovation. In addition to its outstanding silver, crystal and leather collections, Asprey has grown to take a premier position in the jewelry industry and also offers the most exquisite timepieces by partnering recently with Bovet 1822 and Rolex. This renowned English luxury-goods house sells mostly jewelry and accessories, but the few watches it does have are the ultimate.  Exciting developments continue to take place at Asprey; it continues to celebrate the best in craftsmanship, design and materials to offer its clients objects to treasure. Expert jewelry designers, steeped in Asprey’s individualistic British style, working with the finest gems, have given Asprey its unrivaled reputation. The elegant new Asprey designs represent a continuation of a great tradition, blending experience with a spirit of artistic adventure to take the craft forward.

Gorgeous and Innovative Ring Designs
Gorgeous and Innovative Ring Designs
A Stunning 3.54 Carat GIA Certified Unheated & Untreated Natural Color Change Sapphire & Diamond Ring. GIA has noted that this exceptionally rare Color Change gemstone is unheated, making it one of the most collectible of all sapphires given its near flawless VVS1 clarity
A Stunning 3.54 Carat GIA Certified Unheated & Untreated Natural Color Change Sapphire & Diamond Ring. GIA has noted that this exceptionally rare Color Change gemstone is unheated, making it one of the most collectible of all sapphires given its near flawless VVS1 clarity

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Gorgeous One of a Kind Wedding Jewelry at Juno Jewelers

Channel and Pav‚ set Diamond Half Eternity Ring (1 1/3 ct.) 14K White Gold
Channel and Pav‚ set Diamond Half Eternity Ring (1 1/3 ct.) 14K White Gold

Juno Jewelry offers classic diamond eternity rings to contemporary styled men’s wedding bands, Juno Jewelry provides you with timeless selections in wedding jewelry. Juno’s collection showcases beautiful rings crafted in the US which combine traditional craftsmanship with contemporary appeal. Highlighting an array of metals, gem cuts, and styles, our team never makes compromises with respect to fashion and quality.




Channel Set Diamond Curved Edge Eternity Ring (1 1/2 ct.) 14K White Gold
Channel Set Diamond Curved Edge Eternity Ring (1 1/2 ct.) 14K White Gold
Channel Set Diamond Eternity Ring (4 ct.)
Channel Set Diamond Eternity Ring (4 ct.)

Selecting the perfect engagement ring at Juno Jewelry. Her jewelry pieces provide information about her ring size, but they will also give some hints about the types of jewelry she likes. Looking at her Pinterest page to see if she has pinned any women wedding rings or asking her best friends what she might like, will also help. Always purchase your engagement ring from a quality dealer of women’s wedding rings to avoid getting the most value for your hard-earned cash.

Milgrain Wedding Ring 4.5mm 14K Gold
Milgrain Wedding Ring 4.5mm 14K Gold
Flat Wedding Ring 8mm 14K White Gold
Flat Wedding Ring 8mm 14K White Gold

The classics never go out of fashion, and that certainly holds true for wedding rings. The classics represent style and sophistication. Yes, the classics never go out of style, and classic wedding rings are still the perfect solution for taking your true love’s breath away.




Bezel set Blue Sapphire Semi Eternity Cord Design Ring 14K White Gold
Bezel set Blue Sapphire Semi Eternity Cord Design Ring 14K White Gold
Bezel set Diamond Semi Eternity Cord Design Ring (1/7 ct.) 14K White Gold
Bezel set Diamond Semi Eternity Cord Design Ring (1/7 ct.) 14K White Gold

Juno Signature Wedding Rings will keep you from being just another face in the crowd, and you certainly don’t want your marriage to be just another statistic. As the people around you remain content in their mediocrity, you strive for excellence. Why should your marriage aspire to anything less? It’s time to skip the boring, mass-produced wedding rings and present your partner with something truly special. At Juno Jewelry, they pride themselves on signature class of unique wedding rings, as Juno Jewelry has gone to great lengths to imagine, design and create some of the most stunning, one-of-a-kind rings on the market.

Bezel set Blue Sapphire Semi Eternity Segmented Ring
Bezel set Blue Sapphire Semi Eternity Segmented Ring
Bezel set Classic Semi Eternity Garnet Ring 5mm
Bezel set Classic Semi Eternity Garnet Ring 5mm
Channel set Diamond and Ruby Half Eternity Ring (1/4 ct.)
Channel set Diamond and Ruby Half Eternity Ring (1/4 ct.)



There’s nothing quite like the fire and sparkle of jewelry made with beautiful gemstones. Gemstones add color and excitement to a fine piece of jewelry, and gemstone rings offer an eye-catching quality that ups the ante on a woman’s overall look, elevating her style from great to knockout gorgeous.

Gemstone Fashion Rings at Juno Jewelers






Exquisite Diamonds and Precious Gemstones Come to Life in Enchanting Jewelry Creations by Andrew Geoghegan

Andrew’s scintillating mix of fine jewelry captivates the hearts and minds of his clients. Andrew selects the finest quality materials; platinum, 18 karat golds, exquisite diamonds and precious gemstones, to make a range of enchanting jewelry, from statement pieces to contemporary classics. “Across the world, Andrew Geoghegan is recognized as a company with real soul – creating pieces that never fail to help customers fall in love.”

CHOCOLATE BOX
CHOCOLATE BOX

This miniature piece of cubist art sets a trio of distinct blues in flawless 18ct white gold, for a splash of bohemian beauty. Brightest of all is radiant indicolite, or blue tourmaline, alluring as a summer sea, with the softer colors of the aquamarine and sapphire set perfectly alongside, framed by pristine diamonds. Hand finished under magnification, the detail is incredible in this, and others in the Chocolate Box collection.




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CANNELÉ CABOCHON

The Cannelé Cabochon collection is a playful rainbow of cocktail rings blending intricate, hand-finished fluting with the curved smoothness of the central stone. Softly twisted, gleaming 18ct yellow and rose gold settings hold amethyst, tourmaline, rubellite, mandarin garnet, tanzanite and diamond, all play their part in this colorful, modern collection.

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CANNELÉ ENGAGEMENT RING

The Cannelé Engagement ring is a delicate platinum piece with a mesmerizing 0.33ct diamond center. Designed in France, inspired by Gallic romance, this unusual ring marries our classic Cannelé shape with an echoing band. A perfect inversion, the detail of the wedding ring is similarly fluted and hand finished to sit seamlessly underneath the main ring.

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SATELLITE PERIDOT

The Satellite Peridot is an exercise in structure, balance and modern beauty. Clean, bright diamonds surround the main, vibrant green peridot stone with a radiant lone diamond playing satellite. An inspired, sculptural form; fluid, strokeable lines, the Satellite is a signature piece, its varied stone sizes, positions and asymmetry making for an extraordinary ring.

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CANNELÉ TROIS

The Cannelé Trois gives you at least three gorgeous reasons to accept a proposal. A platinum setting holds a trio of brilliant cut diamonds, each surrounded by a cluster of tiny, intricately cut stones. Meticulous fluting to each of the three settings brings extraordinary detail, from all angles, to this elegant, romantic engagement ring.

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CELESTIAL COLLECTION

There’s something magical about the Celestial collection – striking spherical gemstones set in a sculptural design, each stone suspended in a setting of 18ct yellow gold and diamonds.

Since 1998 Andrew Geoghegan has been garnering a reputation for precision-designed chic; for pieces that unify sometimes seemingly contradictory elements – angular facets and soft curves, warm shades and metallic coldness. Unity is an ever-present theme and inspiration – of people and personalities as much as gems, precious metals, iridescent color and striking form. Today’s collections show the power of intricate design and detailing to fuse these elements into exquisite, timeless jewelry.
ndrew’s early endeavors were not in jewelry design, but were vital to igniting that affinity with metals and his pursuit of crafted perfection. As a young sculptor, his experiments with metal would allow him to understand the characteristics and potential of this most elemental of materials. He learned how to manipulate and direct it, and how to marry it with other precious materials. This unorthodox background is part of what makes an Andrew Geoghegan piece distinctive – there’s clear empathy for the relationships between materials, his work unifying the practice of art and manufacturing craft. His own story, that past life comes through. Pieces take a sculptural form, and flights of imaginations could easily rescale and place them in the courtyard of the Royal Academy or the lobby of Le Louvre. Art is always part of the process and final piece – a unique ‘artful engineering’ that yields seductive beauty, endurance and distinction.
It’s a uniqueness that has not gone unnoticed. There are plenty of awards and accolades, including the British Jewelry Association’s 2014 Designer of the Year Award, and Editor’s Choice at International Jewelry London 2015. This collection, inspired and created in a studio nestled among Yorkshire’s lush rolling hills is now winning friends and followers around the world.

The unity of things will always be a driving force –collections are a marriage of quirky bohemian Britishness and classic Gallic romance; it’s the joining of artistic flourish and precision manufacturing, sealed with the glue of beautifully clever, intricate design. But the most important union of all, the one that inspires the work most, is the one between jewelry and its wearer. The spirit and ambition of each creation is to enhance and illuminate beauty, never to eclipse it; to complement and invigorate it. Andrew Geoghegan makes jewelry for you to make your own – a quietly striking addition, your own work of art.   




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Satellite London Blue Topaz

London Blue Topaz is the center piece in this beautifully crafted cocktail ring with accent diamonds G VS as standard. 18ct white gold which is rhodium plated as standard. Court Profile. All rings are bespoke so please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery. Center stone is 10mm and satellite diamond is 3mm, center stone is available as buff top or faceted.

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Cannelé Délire

‘Délire’ is French for Crazy and this jaw dropping statement piece is indeed an inspired development of the Brand’s most sought after bridal ring, the Cannelé.
Resplendent in 18ct white gold the splendid 6.14ct Paraiba Tourmaline from Mozambique is supported by a host of diamonds and blue and green gemstones.








Precious Brazilian Gemstones In Stunning Creations by Carla Amorim

The abundance of nature in Brazil coupled with the stunning modern architectural work of Oscar Niemeyer are brought together in Carla Amorim’s jewelry creations. These contemporary, fresh and feminine designs make exquisite use of the remarkable variety of precious Brazilian stones, gold and diamonds.

CARLA AMORIM Brazilian Jewelry Paraiba Ring with diamonds
CARLA AMORIM Brazilian Jewelry Paraiba Ring with diamonds




 

 

Brazilian jewelry designer Carla Amorim’s collections directly addresses all of the romantic reasons why women wear jewelry: intimate moments like kisses shared under a canopy at garden party, playful and unexpected scenarios like getting caught in the rain with a lover, or receiving a bouquet of flowers from a beau. Amorim’s Romance collection is a storyboard of these occasions and others brought to life in 18k gold and gemstones in the über-feminine and curvaceous aesthetic that her fans have come to expect.

Ring Three Wishes rose gold with emerald, morganite and rose cut
Ring Three Wishes rose gold with emerald, morganite and rose cut

Carla Amorim was born in Brasília. As the darling of a demanding and high profile clientele, she has been creating her own jewelry since 1993.
Carla’s creative work is based on three cornerstones: nature in all of its forms, the architecture of Brasília with the brilliant lines of Oscar Niemeyer and its piety.

Trancoso Ring white gold with turquoise, blue and diamond dumortierite
Trancoso Ring white gold with turquoise, blue and diamond dumortierite

Whether in earrings, rings, bracelets or necklaces, all precious materials are used, without distinction, to provide a perfect finish for each piece.
Diamonds, sapphires, emeralds, tourmalines, tanzanites, Brazilian gemstones, pearls, and 18 K gold in various tones are all explored to achieve the desired effect.




Three Wishes Bracelet rose gold with emerald, morganite and diamond rose cuts.
Three Wishes Bracelet rose gold with emerald, morganite and diamond rose cuts.

Carla’s creative work has three main influences: Brazilian nature, the architecture Brasilia and the genius geometric lines by Oscar Niemeyer and her Catholic faith. Diamonds, pearls, gemstones and 18kt gold in different tones are used in the making of earrings, bracelets and necklaces to achieve the effect.

Extase Ring. This gorgeous 18k white gold ring makes a statement with the contrast between the white diamonds and emeralds. A great piece for a unique occasion.
Extase Ring. This gorgeous 18k white gold ring makes a statement with the contrast between the white diamonds and emeralds. A great piece for a unique occasion.

 

Carla Amorim chandelier scroll earrings are in 18k white gold accented with petite diamonds. Earrings are 2.5" in length and .75" at their widest point, and have large post backs.
Carla Amorim chandelier scroll earrings are in 18k white gold accented with petite diamonds. Earrings are 2.5″ in length and .75″ at their widest point, and have large post backs.
Brazilian designer Amorim's beautiful earrings from her Angelica collection. These stunning earrings feature two cabochon aquamarine stones surrounded by circles of 18k yellow gold leaves. They hang 2" long and feature a post and jumbo push back.
Brazilian designer Amorim’s beautiful earrings from her Angelica collection. These stunning earrings feature two cabochon aquamarine stones surrounded by circles of 18k yellow gold leaves. They hang 2″ long and feature a post and jumbo push back.
Blue Jade And Blue Sapphire Ring. 18K Gold ring with faceted blue jade and 1.88tcw blue sapphires. Center stone measures 31mm in length and 26mm in width.
Blue Jade And Blue Sapphire Ring. 18K Gold ring with faceted blue jade and 1.88tcw blue sapphires.
Center stone measures 31mm in length and 26mm in width.

Music. Architecture. Nature. These are the inspiration for the Brazilian jewelry designer Carla Amorim.







The Victorian Rosebery Pearl and Diamond Tiara

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The Rosebery pearl and diamond tiara, bracelet and brooch which belonged to Hannah, Countess of Rosebery, feature sizable natural pearls and clusters of diamonds-epitomizing the grandeur of Victorian court adornment.

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“The Rosebery pearl and diamond tiara, bracelet and brooch were at the heart of Lady Rosebery’s vast array of magnificent jewels, which rivaled those of the crowned heads of Europe at the time. They are a rare survival of 19th century English aristocratic splendour, as so much ancestral jewellery has been sold anonymously, remounted or broken down. Having descended through various branches of the family and survived the vicissitudes of fashion, the jewels were sold from a private collection for the first time since their creation nearly 140 years ago.” – Keith Penton, Head of Jewels Christie’s London 

This striking tiara was once the property of a woman said to have been the wealthiest woman in England, Hannah, Countess of Rosebery (1851-1890), and was an important member of a jewel collection rich enough to rival a royal collection. The Rosebery Pearl and Diamond Tiara has a base of clusters of large button (bouton) natural pearls surrounded by old-cut diamonds and a top of seven natural pearl and diamond drops, all set in silver and gold. It’s a versatile diadem with multiple detachable pieces; the top pieces can be removed (in the same fashion as the Londonderry Tiara , also crafted by Garrard) leaving the bottom row as a smaller tiara, and the buttons can also be used to form six brooches with the top pieces as pendants. A bracelet and brooch, each featuring more clusters of button pearls and diamonds, completed the set.

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The tiara dates from about 1878, the same year Hannah de Rothschild married the 5th Earl of Rosebery. Born into the famous banking empire, she was the only child of Mayer de Rothschild and when he died in 1874, the fortune she inherited made her the richest woman in England at the time. Her aristocratic marriage did not come without obstacles, caused particularly by religion (she was Jewish, he was not, and there were hurdles to jump on both sides), but they became an influential couple and her money financed her popular husband’s rise through the political structure. He eventually became prime minister, but she sadly would not live to see it; she died suddenly at the age of 39 in 1890.

Following her death, her husband stored her jewels for nearly 20 years, until their eldest son married and the jewels were split between their four children. Harry, Lord Dalmeny (the future 6th Earl of Rosebery), wed in 1909 and this set of pearl and diamond jewelry was given to his bride, Dorothy Grosvenor, granddaughter of the 1st Duke of Westminster and sister to the 3rd Duke. It passed down in the family and was last known to be part of the collection of the current Duke and Duchess of Westminster , because it was included in a magazine feature on their family jewels. It was sold by Christie’s in 2011 as the property of a private collector, where the tiara went for $1.9 million and the brooch and bracelet together brought in nearly $950,000.

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