A ruby and diamond necklace and earring suite, circa 1770 The necklace designed as a highly stylised openwork band of floral and foliate motifs, set throughout with vari-cut diamonds and rubies, suspending an esclavage motif, accompanied by a pair of similarly-set girandole earrings, all stones in foiled closed-back silver settings, convertible to a tiara, later frame supplied, earring length 6.5cm, fitted case
On the left: Princess Alexandra wearing the Pearl Circlet Tiara. On the right: The Pearl Circlet Tiara, United Kingdom. c1890's with pearls and diamonds. This tiara originally belonged to Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia. Convertible to necklace and shown off frame with matching earrings.
SET OF GOLD, SILVER, NATURAL PEARL AND DIAMOND JEWELS. Set with numerous old mine, old European, single and rose-cut diamonds and pearls. The set was adapted from a tiara, 19th Century; the tiara fitting, not illustrated, accompanies the set.