An early 20th century sapphire and diamond necklace/tiara. The front piece is of graduated fringe design, formed as seven diamond-set knife edge bars each terminating in an oval-cut sapphire surrounded by old round brilliant-cut diamonds and spaced by a scrolling diamond-set link each with a knife edge bar drop terminating in a circular-cut sapphire, to a belcher-link neckchain, mounted in silver and gold, with a tiara frame, length 42cm including chain
The replica of the famous necklace of Empress Maria, mother to Nikolay II of Russia. She wore this necklace on some of her portraits. After the Revolution of 1917 Maria managed to take the necklace to Denmark. In 1931 the necklace was bought by the Queen of England.
Ancient Egyptian jewel The cobras of protection on each side wearing the crown of Upper Egypt; the lotus & suns on bottom edge represent immortality; the lapis lazuli representative of the sky & stars; the turquoise is for long life; the carnelian for protection. The shen is for immortality & protection; the crook represents power. The square is the earth & the 3 bars are for the cycle of birth, death & rebirth.The scarab sits atop the mountain or afterlife. ~ETS #ancientegypt #jewelry…
AN ART DECO PLATINUM, DIAMOND AND SAPPHIRE PENDANT WATCH, CIRCA 1930. The rectangular time piece with diamond and calibre sapphire pierced geometric design front panel, the reverse enclosing the watch with jewelled-lever movement, the rectangular silvered dial with Arabic numerals, to foliate engraved surround and edges and cabochon sapphire crown, suspended from two diamond bar panels and later Prince of Wales-link neckchain, 29.5cm, with applied plaque no. #ArtDeco #PendantWatch