Friday, August 8, 2014

Luxarazzi 101: Double Diamond Riviere Necklaces

If one thing, the Grand Ducal Family certainly is not short of diamond necklaces best demonstrated by this picture of Grand Duchess Charlotte and two of her daughters wearing all together four goodies featuring some honking diamonds. Of course there is also the Congo Diamond Tiara which can and has been worn as a necklace, same goes for the accompanying bracelet which has also been sported as a necklace. And then there's Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie's very own diamond necklace (or so it appears).

These two we are talking about today seem to have been a particular favourite of Grand Duchess Charlotte who regularly wore them for all kinds of bejewelled occasions. The smaller of the two diamond necklaces, which traditionally are worn together, features 35 diamonds, while the larger one consists of 45 diamond stones mounted in gold and silver. Originating in the 19th century, many of the stones used to create the necklace can already be found in the jewellery inventory of the House of Nassau of June 1859.

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