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Queen Marie-Amelie Sapphire, Diamond and Pearl Parure

Queen Marie Amelie Sapphire, Diamond and Pearl Tiara

Origin of Name

The word "parure" was first applied in the 17th century to refer to a set of three or more matching pieces of jewelry, but later its definition was widened to include an entire wardrobe or suite of matching jewelry. Parures reached the height of its popularity in the Neoclassical period (late Georgian period in Britain) from around 1760 to 1830, particularly during the Napoleonic era that extended from around 1800 to 1814.

Napoleon Bonaparte restored Paris to its former glory as an international fashion center after the tumultuous years of the revolution, and extended his patronage to the jewelry craftsmen of Paris. Some of the renowned jewelry craftsmen whose services Napoleon Bonaparte engaged, to design jewelry for his court, noted for its brilliance and grandeur, were Martin Biennais, Marie Etienne Nitot and Francois Regnault Nitot.Queen Marie Amelie Belt Buckle and Shoulder Brooches Napoleon's court jewelers designed expensive parures for his court made of diamonds, emeralds, rubies, pearls and sapphires or a combination of two or more of these gemstones. Napoleon lavished such expensive parures on the ladies of his court, such as his first empress consort, Empress Josephine and later his second wife and empress consort, Empress Marie-Louise.

Queen Marie-Amelie Sapphire Diamond and Pearl Parure was designed and executed for Queen Marie-Amelie, after her husband Louis Philippe ascended the throne of France as the King of the French, following the July revolution of 1830 that overthrew King Charles X.Queen Marie Amelie Sapphire, Diamond and Pearl Parure The parure was a combination of sapphires, diamonds and pearls, and hence referred to as Queen Marie-Amelie's Sapphire Diamond and Pearl Parure. The parure which is now the property of the French Louvre Museum is considered as part of the French Crown Jewels and exhibited in the Apollo Gallery of the museum.

Constituent pieces of jewelry in the Queen Marie-Amelie Sapphire Diamond and Pearl Parure

The pieces of jewelry that constitute the Queen Marie-Amelie Sapphire Diamond and Pearl Parure are :-

1) Sapphire Diamond and Pearl Tiara

2) Shoulder Brooches

3) Belt Buckle

4) Brooch

5) A Pair of Earrings

The five pieces of the parure are still displayed in their original case, which clearly depicts the name of the designer Bapst.

Louis Philippe- King of the French

Don't want to take away from

by justB

Your post, but i have to brag about what my man gave me this morning. a diamond and sapphire pendant! it was wrapped in a huge box, which was wrapped in a box and so on. finally i got to a heart box of chocolates and i was all "oh....um....thanks" (cause i don't eat chocolate). then i opened it and bam! there was the necklace!

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FAQ

Hannah R
Value of Sapphire?

Please answer the following questions:
1) What is the rarity?
2) What is a precious or semi-precious gemstone?
3) Is sapphire precious or semi-precious? What makes it so? also discuss dollar value of sapphire. give info on measurements, weights, and sizes.
4) how is it refined, polished or cut? describe products made with it. (jewelry)

-Sapphire belongs to the corundum group and rare in its finest form and abundant in its non-gem forms
-It is Precious Stone, one of the Big Four (Diamond, Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald)
-Gems are not like Gold, there is no international price for them as for sapphires, the most expensive one is Burmese Deep Blue, Flawless, Loupe Clean Sapphire, the price is more than 20,000$/ct and even more depending on the 4Cs, Color, Clarity, Cut and Carat Weight and if in rough uncut form, it might cost more than 10,000$/ct, if the stone is very big and transparent, it will be automatically…

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