This beautiful design for a head ornament was created in 1928 for the Maharaja of Patiala by Boucheron. Earlier that year, the Maharaja had arrived in the Place Vendôme accompanied by six large boxes of gemstones which he delivered to Boucheron with the request that they be used to make 149 pieces of jewellery. This design is just one of many that were drawn up as part of the most extraordinary commission the Maison has ever received.
Mellerio dits Meller - Brooch commissioned by Empress Eugénie in 1868. Designed as a peacock feather set with diamonds, rubies, sapphires and emeralds, mounted in gold and silver. #antique #brooch #EmpressEugenie #MellerioDitsMeller
Egoist: the most expensive teapot in the world ~ Designed and commissioned by Mr Sethia (Newby Teas of London), the Egoist teapot was made by the Milanese jeweller Scavia. It is entirely paved in 1,658 D and E colour grade diamonds and 386 rubies, with a central 6.67 carat Thai ruby. A ruby bead tops the lid.
Cultured Freshwater Pearl and Diamond 'Fire & Ice' Tiara, Geoff Rowlandson, Circa 2000 Lined with six cultured freshwater pearls, to a mount pavé-set with circular-cut diamonds together weighing approximately 4.50 carats, mounted in 18 karat white gold. It was commissioned by the Victoria and Albert Museum as one of four pieces to represent contemporary art. Image Sotheby's http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2014/magnificent-jewels-jadeite-hk0523/lot.1693.html