Τρίτη, 4 Οκτωβρίου 2016

My kind of mix and match...

Superb Suite of Russian Imperial Jewels, Colored Diamond Parure, Mid 19th c. ~ Jewels contained in this necklace may have formed part of the ransom offered by Empress Catherine I, wife of Peter the Great of Russia to the Twenty-Third Ottoman Sultan Ahmed III (1673-1736) ~ Catherine's jewels then passed into the Ottoman Treasures and were, by tradition, used by the Sultan Abdül Hamid II (1842-1918) for the present necklace which he presented to the wife of the Khedive of Egypt.
 


Edwardian sunburst brooch with nearly six carats of old cut diamonds circa 1910. and more stuff...……..