Thursday, 7 December 2017

The Crown Jewels of France

As one of the most powerful countries in Europe and a court infamous for its style, it is hardly surprising that the House of Bourbon boasted quite a collection of jewels. These included individual precious stones, pieces of jewellery and entire sets. Sadly, some were stolen during the revolution and others were sold off; most are know either owned by the French state or form a part of private collections.

This post is divided into the actual jewels themselves and the styles of the Versailles-era. Click on the images below to learn more about the individual pieces.

The Royal Jewellery 


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Crown of Louis XV
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Marie Antoinette's Earrings


Louis XIV's Garnet Brooch




The Crown Jewels


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Le Bleu de France


The Regent


Jewellery Collections of the Royal Family & Court


Marie Josèphe de Saxe, Dauphine de France


Jewellery Styles




Jewellery of Versailles


Diamond Brooch of Louis XIV



Galleries of Jewellery

Necklaces
Rings
Earrings
Brooches
Stomachers
Aigrettes

Portrait Jewels

Mesdames Tantes

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