This Aigrette belonged to Empress Elizabeth I Petrovna of Russia. Made of Jade, gold, diamonds, emeralds, rubies, garnets and crystal; incrustation with precious stones, carving during Great Mogul Dynasty, India within the 17th century. This aigrette was presented by the ambassadorial mission of Iranian ruler Nadir-Shah to the Russian Imperial Court, 1741.
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Imperial Jewels of Iran - Darya-i-Nur Diamond Considered to be the most celebrated diamond in the Iranian Crown Jewels and one of the oldest known to man. The 186-carat Darya-I-Nur is crudely fashioned stone measuring 41.40 x 29.50 x 12.15 mm. The name means Sea of Light, River of Light or Ocean of Light. It is a table of “Taviz” cut diamond.
Queen of diamonds: Together for the first time, the royal gems all cut from one legendary stone
Queen Elizabeth was spotted wearing the Cullinan Diamond Brooch, lovingly known as "Granny's Chips," at the closing ceremony of her Diamond Jubilee Celebration. The brooch features the Cullinan III and IV from the original cleaving of the 3,000 carat rough found in South Africa in 1905. It is perhaps the most valuable jewel in the Queen's collection.
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A Multigem, pearl, gold brooch by Roquemaurel Galitzine. The Great Countess hat pin "eagle Romanov" It is a two-headed eagle with outstretched wings and a crown. The set is embellished with emeralds, amethysts, pearls and seed pearls. Frame 18K yellow gold enamel. Signed work ROQUEMAUREL GALITZINE Gross Weight: 49.4 gr. Dimensions: 9.5 x 7.5 cm