THE PORTLAND ANTIQUE SAPPHIRE, DIAMOND AND NATURAL PEARL TIARA. Designed as a series of twelve graduated cushion-shaped sapphire and old-cut diamond clusters to the openwork frame of diamond-set swag and husk motifs, embellished with bouton-shaped pearls and diamond line borders to the pear-shaped pearl finials and sapphire collet accents, mounted in silver and gold, circa 1890, inner circumference 54.0cm. Ivy Cavendish-Bentinck, Duchess of Portland, wearing the tiara.
The Gold Ryal, also known as the Rose Noble, was an English gold coin first issued in 1464, during the "first reign" of Edward IV (1461-1470). From the 1430s onwards, the price of gold had been rising, with the result that the gold noble, which had been in use since 1344, was worth more on the continent than in England. The nobles were exported en masse to the continent for profit, resulting in a shortage of the coins.
Price:€ 24.95 Il Vino Dei Poeti Gold Bottega: This wine is made from carefully selected grapes from the vineyards on the Col San Martin. . The wine is bottled in a gold bottle to indicate the distinction of this top cuvee from the rest. Also offers the Golden bottle protection from the light which makes the quality at least 12 to 15 months.
Gold Price Wrap-Up - The price of gold slightly depreciated on January 11th, with a stronger dollar prompting some investors to sell the metal. Yet gold still remains on course for a weekly gain, its biggest rise since late November.