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A large Siberian amethyst mounted as a jewel with diamond-set honeysuckle motifs, c. 1810. At a later date it was made the centre of this amathyst and diamond tiara in the form of vine leaves that are a witty allusion to the purple stones. The word 'amathyst' derives from the Greek amethustos, literally meaning 'not drunken', referring to the belief that an amathyst placed in a glass of wine would allow one to drink without fear of intoxication. In the lore of the ancient lapidaries, the…

A large Siberian amethyst mounted as a jewel with diamond-set honeysuckle motifs, c. 1810. At a later date it was made the centre of this amathyst and diamond tiara in the form of vine leaves that are a witty allusion to the purple stones. The word 'amathyst' derives from the Greek amethustos, literally meaning 'not drunken', referring to the belief that an amathyst placed in a glass of wine would allow one to drink without fear of intoxication. In the lore of the ancient lapidaries, the…

Crown of Empress Farah Pahlavi.

Crown of Empress Farah Pahlavi.

ordine della giarrettiera - Cerca con Google

ordine della giarrettiera - Cerca con Google

Empress Josephine's cameo and pearl tiara. The center cameo depicts Napoleon's profile.

Empress Josephine's cameo and pearl tiara. The center cameo depicts Napoleon's profile.

Abiti e gioielli tra il fastoso e il pacchiano - page 35 - Arte, Moda e Musica

Abiti e gioielli tra il fastoso e il pacchiano - page 35 - Arte, Moda e Musica

Seven Emeralds Tiara, created for Empress Farah, by Harry Winston, 1958 (Iran)

Seven Emeralds Tiara, created for Empress Farah, by Harry Winston, 1958 (Iran)

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Russian Imperial Tiara

Russian Imperial Tiara

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Iranian crown.  "The Kiani Crown made on the orders of Fath Ali Shah is undoubtedly one of the most fabulous crowns ever made in the history of the monarchies of the world."  Fabulous information on this crown at the originating website.

Iranian crown. "The Kiani Crown made on the orders of Fath Ali Shah is undoubtedly one of the most fabulous crowns ever made in the history of the monarchies of the world." Fabulous information on this crown at the originating website.

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