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A collection of jewels from Naples that is valued higher than the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom or  Imperial Russia, has gone on exhibit for the first time in Rome. The collection of St. Januarius (more familiarly known as St. Gennaro to New Yorkers who enjoy the large Italian festival here in his honor every year) was dedicated to the patron saint of the City of Naples who is credited with saving the city from distruction. The jewels include many peices donated by royals and popes, from and so I am including this link here.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/europe/Italy-unveils-treasure-worth-more-than-British-crown-jewels/articleshow/24916870.cms

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-24731504

http://www.france24.com/en/20131029-italy-unveils-treasure-worth-more-british-crown-jewels?ns_campaign=editorial&ns_source=twitter&ns_mchannel=reseaux_sociaux&ns_fee=0&ns_linkname=20131029_italy_unveils_treasure_worth_more_british


This picture taken on October 29, 2013 shows a necklace of Saint Januarius, in gold, silver and precious stones created by Michele Dato in 1679, as it is displayed during the press day of the exhibition "The Treasure of Naples", in RomeThis picture taken on October 29, 2013 shows a necklace of Saint Januarius, in gold, silver and precious stones created by Michele Dato in 1679, as it is displayed during the press day of the exhibition "The Treasure of Naples", in Rome

The Mitre of San Gennaro

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Ethiopia stretches her hands unto God (Quote from Psalm 68 which served as the Imperial Motto of the Ethiopian Empire)

"God and history shall remember your judgment." (Quote from Emperor Haile Selassie I's speech to the League of Nations to plead for assistance against the Italian Invasion, 1936.)
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Ethio, you have the wrong century in your Bavarian post. Bavaria was already a republic in 1925, however much we may wish otherwise.
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Ethio, you have the wrong century in your Bavarian post. Bavaria was already a republic in 1925, however much we may wish otherwise.


Opps ...typo fixed.

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Ethiopia stretches her hands unto God (Quote from Psalm 68 which served as the Imperial Motto of the Ethiopian Empire)

"God and history shall remember your judgment." (Quote from Emperor Haile Selassie I's speech to the League of Nations to plead for assistance against the Italian Invasion, 1936.)
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Not quite. By 1910 the future Ludwig I was not getting married, he'd been there. done that and was very much the past Ludwig I. A very enjoyable thread by the way, very much appreciated.
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Not quite. By 1910 the future Ludwig I was not getting married, he'd been there. done that and was very much the past Ludwig I. A very enjoyable thread by the way, very much appreciated.


Thank you for your kind words Peter, and my apologies for my now habitual typos.  [comp]

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Ethiopia stretches her hands unto God (Quote from Psalm 68 which served as the Imperial Motto of the Ethiopian Empire)

"God and history shall remember your judgment." (Quote from Emperor Haile Selassie I's speech to the League of Nations to plead for assistance against the Italian Invasion, 1936.)
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Few collections of jewels could compete for glamour and magnificence with the collection of jewelery owned by the Duchess of Windsor.  The former Wallis Warfield Simpson who married the newly abdicated King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom, would over the course of their courtship and marriage, amass an incomparable collection of jewels.  The duchess seems to have favored art deco style jewelry, and collection included pieces that were probably the most outstanding examples of jewels of that period.  Her jewels were mostly auctioned off to benefit charitable causes after her death in compliance with her will.

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The Duchess of Windsor and her famous flamingo brooch set with diamonds, saphires, emeralds and rubies.

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A diamond emerald and ruby brooch with the Duke and Duchess' EW cypher.

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The Duchess of Windsor's incredible set of pearls

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The beautiful jaguar bracelet by Cartier


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The multi-cross bracelet by Cartier with precious stones of every discription.

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Various great cat inspired jewels by Cartier made especially for the Duchess

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Emerald and diamond necklace by Van Cleef and Arpels


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Blue chalcedony, diamond and saphire set.
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Set of multicolored precious stones.


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A diamond and saphire bracelet

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Emerald and diamond necklace

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Diamond and onyx owl brooch.

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Necklace of diamonds and emeralds

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The Cartier Bib necklace.

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The Duchess of Windsor Ruby set.

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The Prince of Wales feathers brooch believed to have been one of the first pieces given by the then Prince of Wales to his future wife, the then Mrs. Simpson.

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Another incredible set of pearls.

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The white and pink diamond Thistle Brooch by Cartier

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Ethiopia stretches her hands unto God (Quote from Psalm 68 which served as the Imperial Motto of the Ethiopian Empire)

"God and history shall remember your judgment." (Quote from Emperor Haile Selassie I's speech to the League of Nations to plead for assistance against the Italian Invasion, 1936.)
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The Crown of the King of Nepal

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His Majesty King Gyanendra on the day he was      A view of the royal crown
crowned following the massacre of his brother
King Birendra, his sister-in-law Queen Aishwarya
and several other royals at the hands of Crown Prince Dipendra.

The Crown of the King of Nepal is probably one of the more unusual and unique royal head-dresses in the world.  The Shah dynasty used this magnificent crown until the recent deposition of King Gyanendra.  The former Rana dynasty of Prime Ministers also used a very similar crown, but the crown of the King is differenced from that of the Prime Minister by five elaborate circular plaques composed of large diamonds or “chands” located at the front of the crown The back of this crown is ornamented by enormous flatted diamonds about 5/8 of an inch square. The crown has a fringe made up of hanging tear drop shaped emeralds arond the front and sides, of which the lowest is a gigantic stone of 1¼ inches in length. Behind and along the sides, the Crown of continues the row of hanging stones, but in place of the emeralds are flat cut diamonds, each hung as a pendant to the large square diamond above.  The most dramatic element of the crown is probably the very large bird of paradise plume that surmounts it.


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The late King Birendra and Queen Aishwarya in their full royal regalia.


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Ethiopia stretches her hands unto God (Quote from Psalm 68 which served as the Imperial Motto of the Ethiopian Empire)

"God and history shall remember your judgment." (Quote from Emperor Haile Selassie I's speech to the League of Nations to plead for assistance against the Italian Invasion, 1936.)
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As with many of her fashion choices, H.R.H. the Duchess of Cambridge has caused something of a tizzy by appearing last night wearing a tiara.  This is only the second time that the Duchess has worn one (the first time being her wedding) since joining the royal family as she has thusfar avoided attending tiara events.  However, last night she attended the annual reception, banquet and ball given by the Queen every year in honor of the diplomatic corps acredited to the Court of St. James from countries around the world.  The event is a "white tie and tiaras" event.  The tiara she chose, known as the Papyrus Tiara, or the Lotus Tiara was lent to her by the Queen and was most often seen being used by the late Princess Margaret, and was previously owned by the Queen Mother.  Princess Margaret's daughter-in-law, Serena Viscountess Linely wore it on her wedding day.  It was a gift from King George VI (Duke of York at the time) to his bride upon their marriage, and was initially a necklace that was reset as a tiara by former royal jewelers Garrards.  It has a delicate art deco motif of papyrus flowers, and contains many diamonds and pearls.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2517729/Kate-Middleton-Diamond-Duchess-wears-priceless-tiara-Buckingham-Palace-ball.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

http://shine.yahoo.com/author-blog-posts/kate-stuns-royal-family-8217-heirloom-tiara-202400738.html

A piece of history: The beautiful tiara was owned by the Queen Mother and handed down to Princess Margaret. Kensington Palace confirmed that the Queen loaned it to the Duchess for tonight
The Papyrus or Lotus Tiara




Regal: The Duchess of Cambridge arrives for a diplomatic reception this evening at Buckingham Palace wearing a tiara
The Duchess wearing the tiara last night.


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Serena Viscountess Linley wearing the Papyrus Tiara at her wedding to David Armstrong-Jones, Viscount Linley.

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Princess Margaret wearing the Papyrus Tiara

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Queen Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother) as Duchess of York wearing the Papyrus tiara.


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Ethiopia stretches her hands unto God (Quote from Psalm 68 which served as the Imperial Motto of the Ethiopian Empire)

"God and history shall remember your judgment." (Quote from Emperor Haile Selassie I's speech to the League of Nations to plead for assistance against the Italian Invasion, 1936.)
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An exhibition of jewels by Cartier which includes several significant royal items is bieng held in Paris. It includes the Halo tiara worn by the Duchess of Cambridge at her wedding and the sumptuous necklace of the Maharajah of Patiala.

http://www.royalty.nu/news/13/12/RepoCart.html

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The Maharajah of Patiala's magnificent Cartier necklace made from stones taken from antique jewels that he brought to cartier to be reworked.

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Ethiopia stretches her hands unto God (Quote from Psalm 68 which served as the Imperial Motto of the Ethiopian Empire)

"God and history shall remember your judgment." (Quote from Emperor Haile Selassie I's speech to the League of Nations to plead for assistance against the Italian Invasion, 1936.)
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I couldn't resist another visit to the sumptuous jewels of Iran. Here are three wonderful items from Iran.

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The Sunburst Tiara

This magnificent tiara has at it's center a large 25 carat cushion cut pink spinel, surrounded by a sunburst of diamonds, tear drop shaped emeralds and pearls.  The largest emerald at the top of the tiara is an impressive 20 carats.  On either side of the central sunburst are identical diamond floral motiffs.  The sunburst was a popular design in the heraldry of the Qajar dynasty that preceeded the Pahlavi's on the throne of the Persian Emprire.

The tiara was last used by Princess Fatimeh Pahlavi, who was the half sister of Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi and daughter of Shah Reza Pahlavi.  Her mother, a secondary wife of Shah Reza, was a Qajar Princess, and so this is probably why this Qajar jewel ended up in her possession.


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The Flame Parure of Princess Shams Pahlavi

This stunning parure was made by Van Cleef & Arpels for Princess Shams Pahlavi, elder sister of Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, for his corronation in 1967.  The diamond and emerald set was made to resemble flames.  The central cluster of the tiara is topped with a large pear-shaped emerald, with three smaller square-cut emeralds on either side of it, and is centered with a large cushion cut emerald. A large square-cut emerald nests in the very top of the base with small rectangular emeralds, each topped by a round diamond, suspended from the sides. From the cluster of the square diamond hangs a large rhombus-shaped emerald, also topped by a round diamond. 
The earrings are in the same flame style as the rest of the parure and feature a rhombus-shaped and a pear-shaped emerald each.  

The Naderi Shield

The Sheild of Nadir Shah

This amazing piece of weaponry made of tough animal hide (possibley rhinoceros), is about 1 and a half feet  in diameter. Nadir Shah the Great is said to have carried this shield into battle during his campaigns in Afghanistan and India. Originally this shield would have been unadorned, and not studded with jewels as we see it today.  It's adornment with emeralds, rubies, spinels and diamonds must have been carried out at a later date possibly during the reign of Fath Ali Shah.  At the center of the sheild is one of the largest spinels in the world weighing 225 carats, and surrounded by a row of tiny colorless diamonds. The spinel is at the center of an eight-rayed star made up of smaller diamonds, rubies and emeralds.  This central star is surrounded by more clusters of emeralds, rubies and diamonds, arranged in a geometrically intricate design that is remarkable for it's time considering the outstanding job of matching stones and maintaining geometric accuracy.

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Ethiopia stretches her hands unto God (Quote from Psalm 68 which served as the Imperial Motto of the Ethiopian Empire)

"God and history shall remember your judgment." (Quote from Emperor Haile Selassie I's speech to the League of Nations to plead for assistance against the Italian Invasion, 1936.)
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Jewels of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor sold for a little over a million dollars in London last week.

http://news.yahoo.com/wallis-simpsons-jewels-sell-london-114450982.html;_ylt=A2KJ3CcXKq9SeCgA8N7QtDMD

http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/news/jewels-documenting-royal-romance-sell-222533070--spt.html

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Ethiopia stretches her hands unto God (Quote from Psalm 68 which served as the Imperial Motto of the Ethiopian Empire)

"God and history shall remember your judgment." (Quote from Emperor Haile Selassie I's speech to the League of Nations to plead for assistance against the Italian Invasion, 1936.)
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The design of the never used Crown of Finland.
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The Crown Jewels of Norway are among the most beautiful in the world.  The original Norwegian crown jewels have been lost. They are mentioned in several sources including Sverre’s Saga, but they have not been seen since 1537. Legend has it that Norway’s last Roman Catholic archbishop, Olav Engelbrekston, took the King’s crown and sword of state with him when he fled the country following the Reformation. He died shortly after, and it is not known what became of the regalia.  There are some unsubstantiated stories of them being secretly kept in a Vatican vault, or in the treasury of some other Cathedral in Germany or France.  The modern crown jewels of Norway date from the Bernadotte Kings of Sweden assuming the Norweigian throne in the 19th Century.

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The Crown of the King (created 1818)

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The Crown of the Queen (created 1830)

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The Crown Prince's Coronet (created 1846)


The crown of the King of Norway and was made in Stockholm in 1818 by Olof Wihlborg. The crown is  surmounted by an orb of blue enamel, banded by pearls, and surmounted by an amethyst cross on top of the crown's eight elaborate arches. The crown is set with pearls, amethysts, chrysoprases, a topaz, and an alexandrite. Its front is adorned with a very large and dramatic green tourmaline, a gift of the Brazilian consul in Stockholm to King Charles III Johan (Carl XIV Johan of Sweden).  The cap within the crown is of burgundy velvet and is decorated with pearls and embroidered with gold crowns.  Its dramatic colours and its rich ornamentation make the crown typical of the First French Empire period style for crown jewels also aptly illustrated in the design for the Bavarian crown jewels which date from the same period. Although the goldsmith work was carried out by Olof Wihlborg, it is not known who actually designed the crown.

The Crown has been used at four coronations, and has had a prominent place at two royal consecrations. It has also been placed on the coffin of the deceased monarch. The coronation of Kin Haakon VII and Queen Maud in 1906 was the last to be held before the coronation requirement was removed from the Constitution. However, both the King's Crown and the Queen's Crown were placed on the altar during the Service of Consecration and Blessing for King Harald V and Queen Sonja in 1991.

The Crown of the Queen was made in 1830 for the planned coronation of Queen Désirée, but was not used until the 1860 coronation of Queen Louise.  It was made by Erik Lundberg and Marc Giron in Stockholm.  The Queen's Crown has eight arches that meet under a blue enamel orb which is surmounted by a cross of pearls.  The crown is encircled by another 153 pearls in a patern of florets and the arches and crown are set with large amathysts and topaz stones.  The largest stone in the front is a deep purple amathyst.  The cap is of purple velvet embroidered with a subtle flame pattern and sewn with tiny pearls in a branch pattern.

The Crown Prince's Coronet was made in Christiana (now Oslo) in 1846.  It is the only item among the Crown Jewels of Norway to actually have been made there. The coronet has never been worn.  It was designed for Crown Prince Carl (later King Carl IV) for coronation of his parents, King Oscar I and Queen Josephine but was never used as the coronation of King Oscar did not take place. The coronet was made by Herman Colbjørnsen Øyset of Christiania and designed by Johannes Flintoe, who also took part in the re-embelishment of the Royal Palace in Christiania.

The Crown Prince’s Coronet is an open crown made of yellow, red and white gold, in a medieval style consisting of eight triangular spikes decorated with amethyst, perodite and citrine as well as pearls and polychrome glass. Each spike has a large Norwegian freshwater pearl at the point. The crown is is covered with flowers and leaves of pressed gold. The central stone is an amethyst.  The cap within the coronet is made of violet velvet embroidered in gilded silver thread.

The Regalia of the Kingdom of Norway are kept in Nidaros Cathedral and are on public display there.


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Ethiopia stretches her hands unto God (Quote from Psalm 68 which served as the Imperial Motto of the Ethiopian Empire)

"God and history shall remember your judgment." (Quote from Emperor Haile Selassie I's speech to the League of Nations to plead for assistance against the Italian Invasion, 1936.)
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EGYPTIAN ROYAL JEWELS

Queen Nazli of Egypt's State Parure and Diamond Roses parure.


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Her Majesty Queen Nazli (born Nazli Sabri) of Egypt was the consort of King Fuad I, and the mother of King Farouk.  Her daughter Princess Fawzia was the first wife of Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi of Iran. 

Above left is a photograph of the queen wearing her state parure made up of an elaborate tiara, necklace and earings by Boucheron.  This magnificent parure was long missing and was recently re-discovered in a vault of the State Bank of Egypt.

Above right is a photograph of a magnificent necklace and earings in the shape of roses completely encrusted with pavé cut diamonds.  The Queen wore these diamond roses at the wedding of her daughter Fawzia to the Shah of Iran.  The jewels were put up for auction some years ago by Sotheby's and are in private hands now.  

Queen Farida's Peacock Tiara, Wedding Necklace, and Diamond and Ruby Parure 

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When young King Farouk married his first wife Safinaz Zulficar and changed her name to Queen Farida, he presented her with jewels fit for a Queen.  Above she is shown wearing the beautiful diamond and emerald peacock tiara and her amazing Boucheron necklace.  The tiaria is said to have originally been made for Queen Nazli, but was given instead by the King to his new bride.  Some say that the tiara was actually a gift to Farida from her mother-in-law and not the King.  She wore the tiara on her wedding day and on several state occasions afterwards.  The tiara has not been seen since Queen Farida was divorced by King Farouk and it's fate is unknown. 

King Farouk purchased the Boucheron necklace in Paris and presented it to his bride before their wedding.  Queen Farida wore this necklace often until their divorce.  This necklace was created by Boucheron for the Universal Exhibition of 1937 where it caused a great stir.  It is a masterpiece that was made of 114 diamonds and weighed 346 carats.  This necklace has also disappeared since the divorce of Queen Farida, but it is said to have appeared on the neck of an Egyptian senior military officer's daughter after the fall of King Farouk in the 1950's. 

Queen Farida also had a magnificent diamond and ruby parure of roses which she seldom wore and didn't seem to favor much.  This beautiful set, also believed to have been made by Boucheron, was mostly auctioned off by the Egyptian government and is probably disbursed and in private hands.  Only the single rose brooch seen in the middle of the picture at bottom remains in the hands of the Egyptian government today.  Queen Farida occasionally wore the ruby and diamond necklace as a tiara and seldom wore it as a necklace.

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Queen Farida's Boucheron Diamond Necklace

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Queen Farida's Ruby and Diamond Parure


Queen Nariman's Boucheron Parure

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After his divorce from Queen Farida, King Farouk married his second wife Nariman Sadek.  A year before his wedding to Queen Nariman, King Farouk ordered a magnificent parure from Boucheron. The parure consisted of a necklace, a brooch and earrings made of sapphire, topaz and diamonds. Queen Nariman wore the parure on her wedding day (she is in the foreground in the photo above with her sister-in-law Princess Fawzia, the ex-wife of the Shah of Iran), and on important state occasions afterwards.  It’s not known what happened to this parure.
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Queen Nariman wearing her Boucheron Parure of Diamonds, Topaz and Sapphires.

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Ethiopia stretches her hands unto God (Quote from Psalm 68 which served as the Imperial Motto of the Ethiopian Empire)

"God and history shall remember your judgment." (Quote from Emperor Haile Selassie I's speech to the League of Nations to plead for assistance against the Italian Invasion, 1936.)
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The Imperial Crowns of Ethiopia

In 1930, Emperor Haile Selassie and Empress Menen were crowned at the Cathedral of St. George using two new crowns made especially for them.  Here are pictures and some details about the Imperial crowns of the last reigning monarchs of the Ethiopian Empire.

The Crown of the Emperor

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The crown of Emperor Haile Selassie is made of high carat cold and is in the tall cylindrical form traditional in Ethiopia and in other monarchies of the near and middle east.  The crown was made by Imperial palace jewelers and gold smiths, and features many precious stones from the Imperial collection.  The crown is surmounted by a cross atop an umbrella like base (similar to the bases of crosses at top of traditional Ethiopian church domes and roofs) with dangling pendants.  The Cross  has a large cabouchon emerald at it's center, and four clear diamonds at the end of each cross arm, and small rubies in the midpoints along the circular middle between each cross point.  There are numerous diamonds, emeralds, and rubies on the crown which features some fine filigree and cut work.  The front of the crown bears a relief image of St. George slaying the dragon.  St. George was a patron saint of the Ethiopian monarchy, the military, and the Imperial family, particularly after the victory of Ethiopia over the invading forces of Italy during the reign of Emperor Menelik II, which took place on St. George's Day.  The completely enclosed crown is also a triple crown much like a papal tiara.  On either side of the crown are two large round jeweled pendants that come down to cover the Emperor's ears (see portrait of the Emperor below).  As was traditional, the crown was worn over a red silk head wrap that hung down the Emperor's shoulders and back.
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The Crown of the Empress

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The crown, also made of high carat gold, was made for Empress Menen, unlike that of the Emperor or the crowns made for previous Empress Consorts, in a European style.  the circlet of the crown is made of intricate gold filigree and is decorated with large colored stones (emeralds, saphires and rubies) surrounded by white diamonds.  The crown has four filigree arches bearing large rubies and emeralds enclosing the circlet, surmounted by a small diamond encircled orb under a diamond and gold cross with gold rays.  Between each of the arches on the circlet are diamond and ruby crosses. At the front of the crown is a small enamel Icon of the Holy Virgin Mary surrounded by a starburst of diamonds. This crown was also worn over a red silk veil/head wrap that hung over the shoulders of the Empress as was traditional. 


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A Portrait of the Emperor and Empress of Ethiopia at their coronation on November 2, 1930 at the Cathedral of St. George in Addis Ababa, seated under the gold and silver embroydered Imperial canopy.  They are flanked by their two elder sons, Prince Makonnen Duke of Harrar (left) and Merid Azmatch Crown Prince Asfaw Wossen (right, later Emperor-in-Exile Amha Selassie).  The Emperor can bee seen holding his scepter and the Imperial Orb.


These Imperial Crown Jewels are now kept at the Jubilee Palace in Addis Ababa, and will go on public display once the Palace becomes a museum after the Presidential residence is moved to the Duke of Harrar Palace in northern Addis Ababa.





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The Lion of Judah hath prevailed.

Ethiopia stretches her hands unto God (Quote from Psalm 68 which served as the Imperial Motto of the Ethiopian Empire)

"God and history shall remember your judgment." (Quote from Emperor Haile Selassie I's speech to the League of Nations to plead for assistance against the Italian Invasion, 1936.)
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