THE ROMANOVS JEWELRY ~ This is a PORTBUKET, made of diamonds, gold, silver, enamel, from 1770s. Portbuket was attached to a bodice using wide studs. Hollow on the inside, it served as a miniature vase for flowers. The Diamond Fund, Moscow Kremlin
Brooch made of an emerald with pearls and diamonds, was commissioned by Napoleon III to the jeweler Bapst for his wife Empress Eugenie. The jewelry was sold with other crown jewels at a major sale by the French government in 1887.
Russian Narcissus Bouquet, gold, silver, diamonds, enamel. Second half of the 18th century. Used for the bodice of women’s dresses it is one of the most interesting jewelry of this kind. The flowers are made of colourless transparent diamonds. The gold stems are covered with deep-green enamel. The flowers are attached to the stems with such fine springs that the slightest movement makes them quiver.