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The Bourbon-Parma family are once again auctioning off some jewels that once belonged to Queen Marie Antoinette, Queen of France.

Many of the Queen's jewels were smuggled out of France to her native Austria during the revolution and were handed to her daughter Marie Therese of France when she was released from prison and allowed to move to Vienna.  Marie Therese married her cousin the Duc d'Angouleme (heir of Charles X) but as she remained childless, left these priceless jewels to Princess Therese, the daughter of her cousin and brother-in-law the Duc de Berry.  Therese was the sister of the last of the elder line of the French Bourbons, the Comte de Chambourd.  She married the Duke of Parma, and the jewels of Marie Antoinette ended up in this branch of the Bourbon dynasty.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6239107/Jewels-belonging-Marie-Antoinette-added-Sothebys-auction.html

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ueen Desideria of Sweden & Norway's Malachite and Gold Parure.

This remarkable parure made of yellow gold and featuring beautiful malachite cameos was made by Parisian Jeweler Simon Petiteau in the 1820's for Queen Desideria of Sweden & Norway (Born Desire Clary) in the French Empire style.  Desire had once been engaged to Napoleon Bonaparte, but had ended up married to General Jean Baptiste Bernadotte, who was elected as heir to the Swedish throne in 1810 as the old reigning Vasa dynasty faced extinction.  Cameo jewelery was in fashion at the time, as was malachite, and these beautiful malachite cameos combined the these trends.   The parure consists of a five cameo tiara, an eight cameo necklace, a large brooch with cameos and cabochon cut malachite elements, a pair of earrings (one of them missing most of it's pendant portion) and two bracelets also with cameos and cabochon malachite. The tiara is 5 centimetres high and 19 centimetres long, while the necklace measures 44.5 centimetres. 
Gold in four colors surround the malachite, the cameos are carved with classical scenes by Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen. The central cameo of the tiara shows “day”; the brooch depicts “night”. In the necklace are cameos showing Aiskylos and Hygieia, Hercules and Hebe. 

This parure was used by Queen Desideria, and then passed down to Queen Josephine and Queen Sophia.  When Queen Sophia died in 1913 apparently none of her heirs cared to have this parure as it was considered "dated", and so this magnificent work of jewelry was donated to the Nordic Museum which owns it now.

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The Bourbon-Parma jewels, including many items that once belonged to Queen Marie Antoinette of France, have fetched a stunning $53 Million at auction at Sotheby's in Geneva.  A brooch made of diamonds and a large baroque natural pearl pendant went for a historic $36.4 million by itself.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6390811/Sparklers-cost-Queen-head-Marie-Antoinettes-jewels-sold-33million.html

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reuters/article-6390897/Marie-Antoinette-pearl-diamond-pendant-sells-36-427-mln--Sothebys.html

This ¿slightly Baroque¿ natural pearl, 25mm high, is set with a diamond pendant and supported by a diamond bow. Sold for £28 million

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The Japanese Imperial enthronement (specifically the state banquet) has been a treat for those who love royal jeweled ornaments as world royals brought out their "heavy guns" in regard to jewels and orders.

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Sparkling: The Meiji Tiara diamond tiara originally featured large diamond stars styled in spikes above the main band but is now worn without, as seen on the Empress last night

Empress Masako wears the Meiji Tiara by Chaumet, and a stunning double strand Riviere style diamond necklace

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Their Majesties the King and Queen of the Netherlands arriving at the dinner. 

Lady in red: The stunning Mellerio Ruby Parure Tiara worn by Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, pictured, is part of a larger collection of ruby-encrusted royal jewels
The Queen is wearing several elements of the magnificent Dutch royal Diamond and Ruby Parure by Mellerio, including its magnificent tiara.

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Their Majesties the King and Queen of Spain arriving at the banquet. 

'The good one': The beautiful Fleur de Lys tiara worn by Queen Letizia in Tokyo last night, pictured, features 500 diamonds and considered to be the finest of the Spanish royal jewels
Queen Letizia is wearing the famous Borbon Fleur de lis Tiara by Ansorena of Madrid and used to regal effect by Queens Victoria Eugenia and Sofia before her.

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Their Majesties the King and Queen of Bhutan arriving for the dinner in their picturesque national costume. 

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The Queen is wearing a diamond headband style of tiara in beautifuly delicate gold filigrie with diamonds and tourquois.

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The King and Queen of the Belgians arriving for the Imperial Banquet. 

Versatile: The Nine Provinces Tiara worn by Queen Mathilde of Belgium, pictured, can be worn with or without an additional band of diamonds. Mathilde chose not to wear them last night
Queen Mathilde wore an understated diamond bandeau "greek key" art deco style tiara by Van Bever.  It's originally a portion of the "Nine Provinces Tiara" that had been made for Queen Astrid of Belgium as a gift from the Belgian Congo, but elements were removed to improve its appearance.  This is a tiara the Queen favors as she wears it often.

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His Majesty the King and the Crown Princess of Sweden arriving for the dinner. 

A personal reminder: Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden inherited the Boucheron Laurel Wreath Tiara, pictured, from her beloved great-aunt Princess Lillian of Sweden in 2013
Crown Princess Victoria wore the relatively restrained Laurel Leaf diamond tiara by Boucheron.

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The Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Denmark arriving for the banquet. 

Personal favourite: Crown Princess Mary of Denmark wore the twinkling Edwardian tiara, which she is thought to have purchased for herself along with matching earrings
Crown Princess Mary wore a beautiful Edwardian tiara that is evidently convertable (it can be removed from its frame and worn as a necklace.  She is said to have purchased this tiara for herself.  She glittered from head to toe.

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It appears Their Imperial Majesties sat between His Majesty the Sultan of Brunei and His Majesty the King of Sweden.



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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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