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Empress Eugenie de Montijo's brooch of old mine diamonds set in silver-topped gold, ca. 1855, in original case

Empress Eugenie brooch of old mine diamonds set in silver-topped gold, c. in original case (Christie’s Images)

Photos of Empress Eugenie's Bow Brooch via ~ Christie's Auction house   121 years later, when hearing of the appearance at auction of the brooch at Christie’s New York, the Louvre and the Friends of the Louvre decided to do everything possible to acquire the jewel and return it to France. The auction planned for April 15th was cancelled at the last minute for judicial reasons, but a private sale to the Louvre was negotiated soon after. ~Christie's

Among the Empress Eugenie's incredible jewels is this splendid diamond bow brooch, originally part of the Diamants de la Couronne, it was made by François Kramer. The impressive bow was originally intended as a buckle for a diamond belt. Eugenie asked her

Ruby and diamond fob watch-brooch, c. 1890

A ruby and diamond fob watch/brooch, circa 1890 The circular-cut ruby, cushion-shaped and old brilliant-cut diamond bow, suspending a detachable similarly-set circular plaque, the reverse revealing a dial with Roman and Arabic numerals

Old European Cut Diamond Filigree Bow Brooch, ca. 1910

Old European Cut Diamond Filigree Bow Brooch, circa 1910 An old European cut diamond weighing approximately carats set in a cluster forms the central knot of a large platinum filigree bow with a total of approximately 32 carats of diamonds.

Magnificent Ruby parure from the Condesa Vda. de Romanones

Earrings, part of the This magnificent parure from the Condesa Vda. de Romanones set in rubies and diamonds

Royal Jewels of the World Message Board: Picture of Empress Eugenie wearing the Greek tiara of the French Crown jewels

n the haircomb was part of the Crown jewels auctioned off by the French authorities. It can be seen here (in the centre) displayed among other diamond jewellery before the sale

A LATE VICORIAN PEARL AND DIAMOND BOW BROOCH (590.228.885 VND) ❤ liked on Polyvore featuring jewelry, brooches, pearl, jewels, pin, pin jewelry, diamond brooch, bow brooch, pin brooch and pearl broach

A late Victorian pearl and diamond brooch, the brooch with a diamond-set ribbon…

Page from catalog for the 1887 auction of the Diamonds of the Crown, including Empress Eugenie’s brooch, then housed in the Louvre (Christie’s Images) - See more at: http://thejewelryloupe.com/ralph-esmerian-lost-legacy-of-jewels/#sthash.1HikSKFb.dpuf

Page from catalog for the 1887 auction of the Diamonds of the Crown, including Empress Eugenie’s brooch, then housed in the Louvre (Christie’s Images)

French Crown Jewels....French Bow Brooch ,made up of 2634 diamonds in 1855 for the wife of Napolean III , Empress Eugenie.

Empress Eugenie's diamond bow brooch by Rosebennet : Part of the French Crown Jewels .

This ruby and diamond jewelry belonged to Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe, and was probably purchased from Garrards (a British jewelry since 1735) by the 5th Earl of Roseberry. The jewelry rests on its original turquoise velvet case, embellished with an R monogram that sits under a coronet (R&S Garrard & Co, Goldsmith and Jewellers to The Crown).

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Ruby and diamond jewelry belonged to Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe, and was probably purchased from Garrards (a British jewelry since by the Earl of Roseberry.

Jayne Wrightsman's Jewelry Offered Last Month at Soethby's ~ Diamond Ribbon Bow Brooch, Circa 1840 • Estimate $ 200,000-300,000 • Formerly in the collection of HRH Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent

Diamond Ribbon Bow Brooch, circa Photo Sotheby's Formerly in the Collection of HRH Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent

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