Marvel: Fabergé on Vimeo by HMNS Marvel at exquisite objects produced by legendary jeweler Carl Fabergé, including personal gifts to the Tsar and Tsarina, an extravagant tiara, the magnificent “fire-screen” picture frame, and the famed Nobel Ice Egg, a stunning piece that is one of the few Imperial-styled eggs in private hands. From elegantly simple to breathtakingly ornate, the jewelry, clocks, picture frames, boxes and eggs in this collection, Fabergé: Imperial Jeweler to the Tsars.
Princess Katharina Henckel von Donnersmarck's tiara, c.1900 At Sotheby's London, on May 4, 2011. The tiara was created for Princess Katharina Henckel von Donnersmarck, possibly the most valuable tiara to have appeared at auction for over 30 years. Guido Henckel von Donnersmarck, a German nobleman created it for his 2nd wife.11 exceptionally rare Colombian emerald pear-shaped drops, weighing over 500 carats believed from Empress Eugenie's collection.Sotheby's photo: Mike Clarke//AFP/Getty
Queen Mary's Crown was Commissioned by Queen Mary, consort of King George V, from the Crown Jewelers, Garrard & Co., for the coronation on 22 June 1911. Silver, gold, quartz crystal, 2,200 diamonds, with a detachable rock crystal replica of the Cullinan IV and the Kor-i- Nûr diamond. | Royal Collection Trust
Made for Queen Charlotte, the second wife of the last Württemberg king, Wilhelm II (r. 1891-1918) by the Stuttgart court jeweler Eduard Foehr (1835-1904) in 1896 in the rococo style. Can be dismantled, and the sections worn as brooches or hair ornaments.