Stunning 1806, Queen of Bavaria crown contains huge pearls and large diamonds. As part of a republican Germany, Bavaria has not had a monarch since 1918 but the Bavarian Crown Jewels are still on show in the Treasury of the Residenz Palace in Munich
Bavaria (Now Germany): In 1806 when Napoleon re-ordered the European map, he granted the German duchy of Bavaria kingdom status. The new King of Bavaria, Maximilian I, commemorated the event by ordering that crown jewels be made for the country's new monarchs. The crown was decorated with rubies, diamonds, emeralds, sapphires, and pearls. Today, the crown jewels are on show in the treasury of the Residenz palace in Munich.
Made for Queen Charlotte, the second wife of the last Württemberg king, Wilhelm II (r. 1891-1918) by the Stuttgart court jeweler Eduard Foehr in 1896 in the rococo style. Can be dismantled, and the sections worn as brooches or hair ornaments. On display in the Collection "LegendäreMeisterWerke" in the Old Palace.
Made for Richard II and worn by his wife and then given as part of the dowery along with an English Princess a few years later when she married into a german royal house. This is the only reason it survived the brutal melting down of the crown jewels by Oliver Cromwell and so it is the last English Medieval crown still in existence. As well as the large rubies and sapphires, there are small emeralds and diamonds and some enamel work too. and the obvious pearls.