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Imperial Jewels of the Diamond Fund of Russia

Posted 01-03-2013 at 21:01 by Про искусство

Imperial jewelry from the Diamond Fund of Russia


Gold, diamonds , Sapphire (200 carats), diamond (46.92 carats), silver
Height 24 cm with a cross ball circumference 48 cm 1762
In preparation for the coronation of Catherine II, only two weeks before a significant event to remember of power, and then it turned out that the precious stones from the power of Empress Elizabeth has long been removed, and gold - "started up in business." In an unusually short period of time the court jeweler to GF Eckart was given a new power.
As a small ball with perfectly polished gold surface, on a low profiled based power gave the impression of luxury products thanks to diamond-studded belt and poluobruchu with a cross on top. These diamond garland taken straight from her dress
In the early 70-ies of XVIII century power was decorated with two stones, change its overall look. Between openwork diamond cross poluobruchem and was placed in a huge sapphire surrounded by diamonds weighing 200 carats, and at the junction poluobrucha with a belt - a large diamond weighing 46.92 carats, perfectly clean stone with a bluish tint.

BIG imperial crown
Made in 1762 for the coronation of Catherine Great court jeweler Georg Eckart and Jeremiah Pauzie. In 4936 the crown diamonds weighing 2,858 carats and 75 pearls. Crowned with the crown of the most expensive in the world of red spinel, which has no in the world. Acquired in 1676, the Chinese Emperor Kangxi, this stone is a long time erroneously considered a ruby.
In the movie "The Elusive Avengers: Crown of the Russian Empire" the action takes place just around the jewels. In reality, Diamond Crown also had to travel. For about 30 years the stones held in Ireland, which came just after the Russian Revolution as collateral for financial support from friendly Irish republicans.

V. Borovikovsky. "Paul I in the crown, dalmatic and signs the Order of Malta." 1820 (?)

SMALL imperial crown
Diamonds, Silver .
height of 13 cm with a cross in 1801. J. Masters and J. Duval Duval
brothers Duval was manufactured for the coronation of Empress Elizabeth Alexeyevna.

large buckles, agraphia

Diamonds Silver Length 25 cm, width of 8 to 11 cm 1750s.
Master II Pauzie
This buckle fastened during the coronation celebrations of the mantle, lined with ermine.

Diamond Crown
Gold, silver, precious stones 1682 - 1687g.

Altabas Crown (Siberian). 1684.

Cap of Monomakh

breastplate of the gold, silver, enamel, diamonds, 8 x 4.5 cm Home XVIII century
Badges with a thumbnail of Peter I were the king of personal awards and is the highest award for service to the state.

bracelet with a portrait of Alexander I under the flat diamond
It is the largest portrait of diamonds that has ever been used in the world. Stone of rare beauty and purity.

Signs of the Order of St. Andrew - oblique cross depicting the crucified St. Andrew and the star, which was worn on the left breast

Portrait of Count Grigory G. Kushelev with children. 1801

Diamonds, rubies, gold, silver 8.5 x 8.5 cm end of the XVIII century
semicircles with cross is one of the signs of the Order of St.. Catherine.

«Golden Fleece" - the oldest Spanish award, established in 1429 godu.Z
Gold, diamonds, silver, topaz
6,2 x 6,2 cm mid XIX century

Gold, silver, emerald, 250 carat diamonds
mid XIX century

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In the past, a significant part in the creation of the Diamond Fund took Jeremiah Pauzie court jeweler who worked for Elizabeth Petrovna and Catherine the Great - two avid kollektsionerok. For Elizabeth, he created a series of colorful bouquets of Brazilian diamonds, emeralds, pearls, crystal and gold.

diamonds, emeralds, gold, silver, 16 x 21 cm near 1760
adorn the front bodice dress. First he decorated toilet Empress Elizabeth.

Paryura tiara-gang and earrings
Diamonds, gold, silver, enamel 1750s

BOUQUET daffodils Diamonds, gold, silver, enamel 18.8 x 8.5 cm The second half of XVIII century
decoration bodice gowns.

1750s. Egret-decoration to the hairstyle or hat

PORTBUKET Diamonds, gold, silver, enamel
13,5 x 8 cm about 1770
Portbuket attached to the bodice with large studs. Hollow inside, he served as a miniature vase for flowers.

TURMALIN pink, gold, enamel 4 x 2.7 x 2.3 cm
rare beauty and color of stone weighing about 255 carats, probably brought from Burma, unusual faceted shape of the bunch. Tourmaline was presented to Catherine II the Swedish King Gustav III in 1777.

DOLLS hats Pandora
Diamonds, emeralds, rubies, gold, silver, enamel 8 x 6.5 x 4 cm
This hat - a miniature model ladies fashion 1770's. Since fashion magazines have appeared in Russia only in the late XVIII century, before the court ladies used to select outfits dressed dolls, which became known as "Pandora" (razoritelnitsami). In Greek mythology, there is a legend that the gods created the beautiful Pandora, to avenge their irate people. Hephaestus molded her out of the best clay, Athena dressed in luxurious silver dress and topped with a golden crown. According to the plan of Zeus, the beauty was to bring people to misery, temptation and ruin. And so it happened. Ballroom dress XVIII century sometimes cost a fortune. Doll Pandora carried temptation secular fashionistas, and their fathers and husbands - ruin.

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Paryura Banteay SKLAVAZH and earrings Empress Catherine II.
silver, diamonds, spinels, gold
11,5 x 11 cm . 1764. Master Leopold Pfisterer.

Brooch "Ceylon Sapphire" < br /> Diamonds, Ceylon sapphire. Ser. 19.
260 carats of exceptional purity and brightness of the stone.
«Ceylon sapphire" in 1862 acquired Alexander II at the World Exhibition in London as a gift to his wife - Empress Maria Alexandrovna.

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EMERALD - runs deep dark green background with blue nadtsvetom. Her weight - 136.25 carats. With rare purity "Emerald Table" can not compete no stone world. But no line archive does not reveal his past as the name of the master elegant brooch with diamonds in which it is inserted. We only know that the brooch is made at the beginning of XIX century to the Grand Duke Konstantin Pavlovich, the successor of Paul I.

weight of 192.6 carats Peridot

88-carat stone yellowish tint, found in the river, it has retained its original form: just some facets of his ground. Written on it with diamond powder and carving the names of three of its first owners - Eastern rulers.
In 1824 Nicholas I was brought from Persia to pay off for the murder of a great author "Woe from Wit" AS Griboyedov ...

According to one version, this is one of the big pieces of stone "Great Mogul", originally weighed 400 carats after cutting - 189 carats. As the story goes, the diamond has long been the third eye (located between the eyebrows), the statue of Brahma temple in Seringapatam. Traces of the famous diamond to the time lost, until he fell to the Armenian merchant Grigory Safrasa. In 1767, he put the diamond in the Bank of Amsterdam, and five years later sold the stone for 125 000 nephew of the wife, the court jeweler Ivan Lazarev, who sold it to Count GG Orlov is four hundred thousand, a lifelong pension of two thousand and of nobility.

Grigory Orlov Andrey Black

GG Eagles hoping to win back the Catherine II on the day of her birthday November 24, 1773 (old style) gave the Empress a precious diamond. Prince von Solms, the Prussian ambassador to Russia, in 1773, reported to his emperor on the celebration of the birthday celebrations in honor of Catherine II: «Among the gifts presented the queen could see and stunningly beautiful large diamond, a gift of Count Grigory Orlov." < br />

Ivan Argunov Portrait of Catherine II

Goskhran. Imperial jewels. 1923
In the 70 years of the last century, there was jewelry Gokhran laboratory. In the boring 70's, when our women were stamped "seals", rings with huge artificial boulders and the same miserable earrings as rhombs, squares and "tulips", here artists worked wonders and created works of art

Tiaras "RUSSIAN BEAUTY" 1987
Platinum, Diamond 1000, 25 large droplet pearls

Gold silver, diamonds, rose
Master Nikolaev. 70 years of the twentieth century

Jewellery " Diamond Rose »
Diamonds, Platinum 10 x 15 cm, 222, 11 g 1974
Artist Jewelers Nikolaev Nikolaev, G. Aleksakhin

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