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The Extraordinary Jewelry of Alexandre Reza...A SAPPHIRE AS BIG AS THE RITZ..Rivaling the Crown Jewels in the Tower of London and the Hope Diamond in D.C.'s Smithsonian Natural History Museum, the collection of Paris-based maitre joaillier Alexandre Reza features some of the world's rarest gemstones. To the French designer, a brooch was no standard lapel décor. Among the retired designer's elaborate pieces is his version of a brooch: a stunning, 134-carat Ceylon unheated sapphire surrounded…

Sapphire set of Queen Marie Amélie. French Crown Jewels.

The 'parure de groseillier' (currant leaf parure) of the French Crown Jewels was made in 1855 by Bapst for Empress Eugénie, wife of Napoleon III.

An antique diamond riviere necklace, by Boucheron, circa 1899. The diamonds were originally part of the French Crown Jewels. Source: Boucheron The Secret Archives, Vincent Meylan

"Empress Eugenie's fringe tiara" "Romanov family tiara" "Greek family tiara" Does anyone know the history of these pieces?

The Duchess of Angouleme Tiara part of French Crown Jewels and on display in Louvre

French: Crown of Louis XV 1722. This crown was bequeathed to Basilica of Saint Denis on the death of Louis XV, but not before the diamonds had been replaced with crystals and it is on display presently in the Louvre similarly set with crystals.