please tell us about the tiaras sold by the cholmondeley family !
This necklace, with a long royal pedigree, belonged to the
Cholmondeley. It was sold at Christies, you can read about the necklace here. This is the second time the necklace went up for sale. Below are pictures from the first auction.
As you can see the necklace was originally part of a parure given to
Princess Hélène d’Orléans (1871-1951). It was a wedding gift from her Godfather,
Henri d’Orléans, Duke of Aumale. At some point the parure was acquired by
Sybil Sassoon, Marchioness of Cholmondeley (1894-1989). She had quite the jewel collection, including some French Crown Jewels.
The pictures above are of the French sapphire parure that the
Marchioness of Cholmondeley wore to Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation. She later sold the parure in the 70′s. After that the tiara, necklace, and earrings were separated.
💚A DELICATE ANTIQUE EMERALD AND DIAMOND BROOCH 💚
Designed as a flowerhead, the centre set with a cushion-shaped emerald weighing 22.51 carats, each bombé petal set with a line of square-shaped emeralds within an old-cut diamond surround, mounted in silver and gold, circa 1890, 7.0 cm long
Accompanied by report no. 51701 dated 24 June 2008 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute stating that the emerald is of Colombian origin, with minor amount of oil in fissures 💚💚💚💚