If you’re a collector or admirer of French royal jewelry, the auction coming up this November at Christie’s in Geneva is packed to the gills with jewels just for you! The catalogue is almost a tour through France’s royal jewelry history, starting off with Marie Antoinette’s diamond bracelets, then Pauline Bonaparte’s ears of wheat tiara, and then today’s highlighted piece: a diamond and ruby jewel associated with three French royal women.
Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom was back in her happy place on Saturday. Today, we’ve got a look at the jewels she wore for a day at the races at Ascot, plus the special honor she received during the visit.
Didn’t I tell you that the upcoming Magnificent Jewels sale at Christie’s in Geneva is shaping up to be a landmark royal jewel auction? We’re just getting started, it turns out. Details have been published about the first lot in the sale, and it’s a doozy. Here’s everything we know about the French imperial tiara headed for the auction block.