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


Portrait Jewels

Mesdames Tantes

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