Christie's: The Jewellery Archives
Compiled with full access to Christie's famous archives With never-before seen materials and photography Reveals the romance, drama, intrigue - even danger - attached to some of the world's most storied jewels For centuries, the stories of the world's great jewelry collections have lain hidden within the archives of Christie's, the celebrated auctioneers. From the tragic European queens, Mary, Queen of Scots and Marie Antoinette - both beheaded - to Hollywood royalty such as Elizabeth Taylor, the vaults sparkle with the most famous (and occasionally notorious) names of the last 250 years. Following on from the success of his books on Boucheron: The Secret Archives, Van Cleef & Arpels: Treasures and Legends and Mellerio: Jewellers to the Queens of Europe, author Vincent Meylan explores these remarkable jewelry archives, revealing the mysteries within for the first time. Each sale had its intrigue, each its story to tell. The first auction of jewelry from the British royal family took place at Christie's in 1773, after the death of the Princess of Wales, mother of George III. As the archives reveal, in the subsequent centuries, Christie's has been party to the sale of jewelry by several further generations of British royals, from Lady Patricia Ramsay and the Countess of Southesk th...
- Brand: Antique Collectors Club Dist
- ASIN: 1851498478
Inside Asprey: Luxury by Royal
- ASIN: B078KPKPY2
The Queen's Diamonds
The splendor and sparkle of the diamond is unmatched by that of any other gem in the world. As status symbols or emblems ofendless love, diamonds have been worn, collected, and presented as lavish gifts since the earliest days of antiquity. Today, steady sales—and borrowed baubles on the arms of starlets—indicate that diamonds remain among the most sought-after gemstones. But few, if any, private collections surpass that of Queen Elizabeth II.The Queen’s Diamonds takes readers on a tour of the magnificent royal inheritance of diamonds from Queen Adelaide in the 1830s to the present day. The book features more than seventy awe-inspiring pieces of jewelry from one of the finest collections in the world. With three hundred full-color photographs—many newly commissioned for the book—the dazzling display ranges from the flawless pink diamond presented to Princess Elizabeth, as she was then known, for her wedding in 1947 to nineteenth-century diamond diadems to the Cartier “Halo” tiara worn most recently by The Duchess of Cambridge at her wedding in April 2011. As informative as it is stunningly beautiful, the book includes information on many items of international importance and great historic significance. Published on the occasion of the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Eliz...
- Brand: Brand: Royal Collection Trust
- ASIN: 1905686382
The Royal Wedding (The Crown Jewels Romantic Comedy Series Book
Don't miss the irresistibly funny second installment of The Crown Jewels Romantic Comedy Series for fans of both Bridget Jones and The Princess Diaries…When most girls get engaged, at most they face a disapproving mother-in-law, but in Tessa Sharpe’s case, it’s a disapproving nation. No one in the tiny kingdom of Avonia wants the former anti-royal blogger to wed Prince Arthur. The anti-royals haven’t forgiven her for abandoning ship and swimming over to the Prince’s yacht, and the royal watchers won’t ever forget all the horrible things she wrote about their beloved Royal Family.Up against all odds, Tessa has only six months to prove herself worthy of the title of Princess. Her nasty father-in-law is going to throw every obstacle in her way, including the beautiful, poised, and highly accomplished Lady Doctor Brooke Beddingfield. But Tessa is determined to make this work and keep her fledgling career as a reporter intact.Will Tessa manage to fight her way down the aisle and find her Prince Charming waiting? Or will one of them succumb to mounting pressure and run the other way before they can say I do?Get your copy today and be part of the feel-good fairy tale!
- ASIN: B074WZYVJ2
Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration (Souvenir
From jewelry of the highest quality and finest craftsmanship to gemstone-laden tiaras and diamond-encrusted swords, this accessible volume presents a visually stunning selection of diamonds from among the Royal Collection’s awe-inspiring array.Published to celebrate the forthcoming Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II—as well as a special exhibition planned for Buckingham Palace in 2012—Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration explores the undeniable appeal of diamonds and the many royal uses to which they have been applied throughout the centuries. These precious stones have long played a part in royal ceremonies and gift-giving, and the book features numerous photographs—many newly commissioned—including close-up views of each piece. Few private diamond collections surpass that of the Royal Collection, and this lavishly illustrated volume offers readers a glimpse of many one-of-a-kind examples.
- Brand: imusti
- ASIN: 1905686420
- ASIN: B01GT7BYL6
- ASIN: B076BV86BJ
Crown Jewels: The Official Illustrated
The Tower of London has over two million visitors a year, with the Crown Jewels as its centrepiece. This paperback edition of the official illustrated history of the Crown Jewels, the most famous jewelry collection in the world, incorporates spectacular new photographs with stunning details. Accessible and up-to-date text, based on original research, includes the story of two of the largest and most famous diamonds in the world the Kohi-nur and the Cullinan. This is the perfect souvenir for visitors to the Tower of London, as well as an ideal introduction for anyone interested in English history and monarchy.
- ASIN: 0500289824
The Royal Delivery (The Crown Jewels Romantic Comedy Series Book
Don't miss the heartwarming, laugh-out-loud conclusion of The Crown Jewels Romantic Comedy Trilogy for fans of both Bridget Jones and The Shopaholic…After one year of marriage, Crown Prince Arthur and his lovely, albeit accident-prone wife, Princess Tessa, are preparing to bring an heir to the tiny kingdom of Avonia. With all eyes on Tessa, she's determined to be one of those fabulously fit pregnant women. She could do it too if it weren't for all the freshly-baked scones. Soon dubbed the Cowntess of Camembert, Tessa wants to go into hiding until after the baby is born, but royal life won't wait, and she needs to figure out how to make the best of a desperate situation and win the people over once and for all.Prince Arthur never thought he'd find himself involved in horribly awkward conversations about the first day of his wife's last period, but that's precisely what happens after that plus sign shows up on the pregnancy test. With a baby on the way, Arthur’s overprotective streak comes out in spades, and he finds himself attributing ill-intentions to everyone he meets, from the vagina-fixated obstetricians to the potential pedos everywhere. Will Arthur calm down in time to welcome the baby? Will Tessa manage to figure out how to be mother to the kingdom’s next heir? And m...
- ASIN: B077ZW5M4X
The Crown Jewels
An extraordinary, newly photographed celebration of this centuries-old collection: England's Crown Jewels. The Crown Jewels have often been called “the finest jewelry collection in the world.” This book provides a dazzling mix of art and photography with entirely new views plus spectacular details. Individual pieces, gems, and carefully selected groups of objects: the royal jewels can be seen here as never before. The priceless objects in the collection were created to be the physical embodiment of English sovereignty, and their story is that of the English monarchy itself―from the spoon used to pour out the holy oil of St. Thomas Becket at the coronation to the crown that King Edward VIII took into exile after he abdicated in 1936. In addition to the specially taken photographs of the jewels there are paintings and photographs of monarchs wearing the regalia, coronation ceremonies, and royal events during which items from the collection are used. The Crown Jewels are visited at the Tower of London by more than two million people each year. Based on original research and written by an expert in English court history, this is the definitive record of a most remarkable collection. 277 full-color and 19 black-and-white illustrations
- Brand: imusti
- ASIN: 0500515751
The Royal Treatment (The Crown Jewels Romantic Comedy Series Book
A gorgeously funny, romantic and seductive modern fairy-tale…I have never laughed out loud so much in my life…incredibly funny, witty, romantic, swoony…wonderfully charming and deliriously dreamy…~MammieBabbie Book ClubAbsolutely brilliant…original…hilarious…I have to HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND The Royal Treatment to EVERYONE! ~ Jennifer, The Power of Three Readers Book BlogFilled with witty and sarcastic humour, along with massive sexual chemistry…The Royal Treatment is the ultimate rom-com. ~ Tara, Bare Naked Words Reviews2018 READER'S FAVORITE AWARD BRONZE MEDAL WINNER For fans of Bridget Jones and The Princess Diaries comes a laugh-out-loud, feel-good comedy with a sizzling side of romance…Ultra-private, ridiculously handsome Crown Prince Arthur has always gotten by on his charm. But that won’t be enough now that the Royal Family is about to be ousted from power once and for all. When Prince Arthur has to rely on the one woman in the kingdom who hates him most, he must learn that earning the love of a nation means first risking his heart.Twenty-eight-year-old Tessa Sharpe, a.k.a. The Royal Watchdog, hates everything about Prince Arthur. As far as she’s concerned, he’s an arrogant, lazy leech on the kingdom of Avonia. When he shocks the nation by ...
- ASIN: B074VZJF64
The Royal Jewels
The personal jewels belonging to HM Queen Elizabeth far outshine any other personal jewelry collection in the modern world. At auction, the royal jewels could fetch an estimated $600 million. This fascinating documentary traces the history of the Queen's personal jewelry collection set against the background of hundreds of years of English royal heritage. It reveals a sensuous and profligate side to the sober Queen Victoria. Both she and her daughter-in-law, Queen Alexandra, received the finest gems from Indian Maharajahs - the tribute to Empire. Queen Mary's passion for jewelry was unsurpassed; she expressed herself through her mania for collecting. How did she wrest the Cambridge Emeralds from her dead brother's mistress? Did she acquire the jewels belonging to her exiled Russian relatives at a fair price? What jewels did the Duchess of Windsor get away with? Did Princess Diana and Fergie get a fair share? How does the Queen use her jewels? These are just some of the questions The Royal Jewels sets out to answer.This unique program focuses on glittering crowns and sparkling gems. Using some thoroughly researched archive material and well documented information, sequences are supported with contributions from a wide range of royal jewelry historians.
- Brand: Kulter
- ASIN: B004VLYHTE
- UPC: 032031472297
Cordina's Crown Jewel: Cordina's Royal
- ASIN: B005ZO7SLU
A Jewel for Royals: A Throne for Sisters, Book
From number one best seller Morgan Rice comes an unforgettable new fantasy series. In A Jewel for Royals (A Throne for Sisters, Book Five), Sophia, 17, gets word that Sebastian, her love, is imprisoned and set to be executed. Will she risk it all for love? Her sister Kate, 15, struggles to escape the witch's power - but it may be too strong. Kate may be forced to pay the price for the deal she made - and to live a life she doesn't want to. The Queen is furious at Lady D'Angelica for failing to woo her son, Sebastian. She is prepared to sentence her to the Lead Mask. But Lady D'Angelica has her own plans, and she won't go down so easily. Cora and Emeline finally reach Stonehome - and what they find there shocks them. Most shocking of all, though, is Sophia and Kate's brother, a man who will change their destinies forever. What secrets does he hold about their long-lost parents? A Jewel for Royals (A Throne for Sisters, Book Five) is the fifth book in a dazzling new fantasy series rife with love, heartbreak, tragedy, action, adventure, magic, swords, sorcery, dragons, fate, and heart-pounding suspense. A pause register, it is filled with characters that will make you fall in love, and a world you will never forget. Book 6 in the series is also now available!
- ASIN: B07TJ9YK33
Forevermore: A Chase Family Novella (Chase Family Series- The Jewels Book
A Top 10 Kindle Bestseller from a New York Times Bestselling Author!England, 1667: Sensible Clarice Bradford is content in her widowhood. She has a pretty one-room cottage and a lovely little daughter, and the last thing she wants is another husband. Until one fairytale evening when she's invited to a wedding at a castle...Scottish gentleman Sir Cameron Leslie is smitten with the shy, English beauty at first sight. He's fiercely drawn to the very strength and independence that make her unwilling to throw caution to the wind and bestow her heart on a younger man. Though passion flares between them, it will take everything Cameron can muster to reawaken Clarice's long-forgotten dreams of true love...PLEASE NOTE: This Chase Family Novella (short novel) is about 1/4 the length of Lauren's full-length novels—around 100 pages, which is longer than a short story, but shorter than a typical book.BOOK DETAILSA complete, standalone story—no cliffhangers!Series: Chase Family Series: The Jewels, Book 3Style: Humorous historical romanceLength: 25,000 words (about 100 standard pages)Bonus Material: Author’s Note, preview of next book, link to giveawayR-rated Content: Steamy love scenes!** If you’d prefer to read a Sweet & Clean (kisses only) version of this story, look for “The Laird...
- ASIN: B00732PC0Q
Eleanor: Crown Jewel of Aquitaine, France, 1136 (The Royal
Author of the best-selling Royal Diaries title, CLEOPATRA VII, Kristiana Gregory now takes readers to twelfth-century France and introduces Eleanor of Aquitaine, who becomes queen at age 15.Fourteen-year-old Eleanor of Aquitaine lives in a castle in Poitier, France, with her father Count William of Aquitaine (son of William the Conqueror), and her 12-year-old sister Petronilla. Their mother died several years earlier, so their grandmother and ladies-in-waiting raise the girls. Eleanor is extremely intelligent and literate, having been carefully educated by royal tutors. Spinning bores her, as does weaving, sewing, and other housewifery skills expected of her. She would rather be a knight and ride off to war. In fact, in 1136, when her father is invited to help invade Normandy,
- Brand: Scholastic
- ASIN: 0439164842
East Meets West: Jewels of the Maharajas from the Al Thani
This stunning book focuses on four centuries of magnificent jewelry that resulted from the cultural exchange between India and Europe.From the dawn of the Mughal Empire through the end of the British Raj, exquisite pieces of jewelry from or inspired by India traveled between Europe and Asia. This book features more than 150 objects, including jewel-encrusted jades, famous gemstones, enameled gold, and other precious works of art that range in date from the 17th century to the 1930s, along with exquisite contemporary examples by JAR and Baghat that draw from earlier motifs. Between the 16th and 19th centuries, Indian jewelry and works of art developed Persian and Muslim influences brought over by the Mughal Empire while European styles and craftsmanship traveled to India via the British Raj. As illustrated in this elegant book, 20th-century influences flowed in the opposite direction when Indian jewelry inspired European designers to make pieces in the Indian style. East Meets West also showcases the significant role that gender played, as Indian men adorned themselves with treasures worn exclusively by women in Europe. With fascinating essays and beautiful photographs, this book illustrates the cultural and artistic conversations that resulted in some of the most gorgeous jewelry...
- ASIN: 3791357832
Amber (Chase Family Series- The Jewels Book
A Top 10 Kindle Bestseller from a New York Times Bestselling Author!England & Scotland, 1668: Kendra Chase's brothers are telling her it's high time she get married. But although they've presented her with many wealthy, titled suitors, no man has caught her fancy—until her coach is held up by a dashing, mysterious highwayman. When she and the dangerous man are caught in a compromising embrace and her overprotective brothers insist they wed, Kendra cannot believe it. Are they really desperate enough to match her with an outlaw?Scottish-born Patrick "Trick" Caldwell is the Duke of Amberley—and also the notorious Black Highwayman, an identity he has assumed in order to right past wrongs and serve his king. But his already complicated life becomes positively convoluted when he finds himself compelled to marry a red-headed temptress he's only just met. Caught in a web of half-truths and forced into a perilous mission, can Trick extricate himself and find love with the woman destined to steal his heart?BOOK DETAILSA complete, standalone story—no cliffhangers!Series: Chase Family Series: The Jewels, Book 4Style: Humorous historical romanceLength: 118,000 words (about 475 standard pages)Bonus Material: Author’s Note, preview of next book, link to giveawayR-rated Content: Steamy l...
- ASIN: B007VHH8J6
Royal Jewels: From Charlemagne to the
A spectacular celebration of European jewels, from Charlemagne to Louis XIV to Catherine the Great. For centuries, the wealth, power, and prestige of European monarchies was concentrated in the jewels that hung from their necks, decorated their clothing, and dripped from their fingersoften into the waiting hands of favorite courtiers. From the weighty, gem-encrusted gold crowns of medieval kings to glittering diamond tiaras of Belle Epoque princesses, Royal Jewels shows the exquisite range of gems worn by Europe’s fabled monarchs. These are the dazzling remains of a lost erawhen gems were powerful tools in the game of royal politics, and when the gift of jewelry bestowed far more than wealth on the recipient. Gems expressed court favor, strengthened international ties, and embodied the power of kings long dead and conquerors in the making. With over 300 exquisite photographs and edited by a distinguished group of experts, Royal Jewels is an incomparable examination of an incredible art.
- Brand: Brand: Vendome Press
- ASIN: 0865651930
Super Z Outlet Acrylic Color Faux Round Diamond Crystals Treasure Gems for Table Scatters, Vase Fillers, Event, Wedding, Arts & Crafts (1 Pound, 240 Pieces) (Royal
Decorate Your Next Event With Some Color! These acrylic round faux diamonds will be sure to help add a touch of elegance to your next event! Also great for decorating your home. Use as a vase filler or just sprinkle some around some candles. Their glamorous diamond appearance will be sure to satisfy anyone looking to liven up any room. Great Variety Of Colors! Available in a variety of colors, you can be sure to find the right one for you. Round acrylic diamonds measurements are approximately 3/4" inch each. Comes in a 1 pound bag, 240 pieces total. NOTICE: The "Super Z Outlet" seller is the only authorized seller, we do not sell wholesale so there should be NO other sellers; Any other sellers are illegally selling their own products using our registered Trademarked company name. In this listing, purchasing from any seller other than "Super Z Outlet" will result in a potentially faulty product that may be unsafe and cause injury. Please be sure to purchase this product from the "Super Z Outlet" seller to avoid any problems with your product and to ensure both your safety and satisfaction. Manufacturer's warranty included only when purchased from Super Z Outlet.
- Color: Royal Blue
- Brand: Super Z Outlet
- ASIN: B01868GM3Q
- UPC: 791321441480
Crown Jewel: A Hidden Kingdom Royal
The night I met my prince, he told me we could never marry, no matter how intense his desire.But his touch tells me different. With each stolen kiss, each tender caress, I know he's mine... and I'm his.If anyone's man enough to take on his country, it's my prince. And he can give me the ultimate happy ever after.Ally:Prince Caelan is hot and cold, infuriating and argumentative, and he’s betrothed to some awful princess. We spent five amazing days together, and then it was over -- for good. But when I wind up in his country for my best friend’s wedding, Five days becomes a hot summer of sneaking around and illicit rendezvous on the palace grounds. Between breathless kisses, we say it’s nothing more than a fling. The law is against it.Prince Caelan must marry a royal.Unless... he produces an heir. Caelan:Ally is nobody’s pliable little princess. She made that clear when she slapped me in the face and dragged me to bed the first night we met.She’s wild, fierce, and far more sensual than any stuffy royal I’ve ever met. She brings me to my knees with her perfect curves and the way she uses her mouth. Ally tells me it’s a phase. That she’ll be gone after the summer.I can’t let that happen. I might be a prince, but I’m no fool. I’m madly, deeply, ridiculously in lo...
- ASIN: B07LBZTMBS
Isabel: Jewel of Castilla, Spain 1466 (The Royal
When the King of Spain decides to use the marriage of his fourteen-year-old sister for political gain, young Isabel finds creative and clever ways to avoid becoming a bride until she meets the man whom she wants to wed.
- ASIN: 0439078059
Stolen Jewels: Royal Sweets 3
Princess Mini goes on a class trip with all of the other students at the Royal Fairy Academy in this third super-sweet Aladdin QUIX story.Princess Mini’s wish is finally coming true: her class is going to see the Sugar Crown Jewels! She has always dreamt of seeing the sparkly purple and pink, gold and silver gems and can’t wait to see the dazzling display at the Chocolate Museum. But when the class arrives, the jewels are nowhere to be seen! Oh no! Were they stolen? Can Mini and her fairy friends solve the mystery? Read all about Princess Mini and her merry mis-adventures at Royal Fairy Academy, in a new Royal Sweets book by Helen Perelman, author of the beloved Candy Fairies series.
- ASIN: 148149483X
Global Treasures - Kina Slott - The Chinese Pavilion Drottningholm Palace - Stockholm,
- ASIN: B002QR9TOS
Emerald (Chase Family Series- The Jewels Book
A Top 10 Kindle Bestseller from a New York Times Bestselling Author!England & Scotland, 1667: Jason Chase, the Marquess of Cainewood, is out to bring a blackguard to justice when he crosses paths with a woeful Scottish lad. When the lad turns out to be a lovely Scottish lass, he realizes she must be the notorious bounty hunter Emerald MacCallum. Convinced they're after the same man and her very life may be in danger, Jason decides he must keep Emerald close...In Caithren Leslie's view, there couldn't be enough distance between her and the handsome but overbearing Englishman. She's searching for her wayward brother, but Jason won't let a little thing like the truth interfere with his absurd conviction that she's living under an assumed identity. Mindful of the dangerous traveling conditions, Cait grudgingly accepts his protection. Until, that is, she begins to suspect that mistrust isn't the only emotion between them...and their mission for justice just might turn out to be a quest for love...BOOK DETAILSA complete, standalone story—no cliffhangers!Series: Chase Family Series: The Jewels, Book 2Style: Humorous historical romanceLength: 118,000 words (about 475 standard pages)Bonus Material: Author’s Note, preview of next book, link to giveawayR-rated Content: Steamy love scene...
- ASIN: B0073M84N8
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Scandinavian Royal Jewels (Documentary)
For official royal events, Crown Princess Mary wears a historically rare ruby set that helps to tell Europe's history. The rubies and diamonds were carried the first time by Napoleon's former wife, Désirée, to Napoleon's magnificent coronation in 1804. Désirée takes the ruby set to Sweden and whe...
The Queen Opens Up On How Wearing The Crown Could Break Her Neck
In this video we will be taking a look at The Queen as she speaks candidly about wearing the crown jewels and attending her own Coronation. Thank you for watching this video, if you have enjoyed it then please leave a 'like,' comment and share on social media. Don't forget to subscribe and hit th...