Made for Queen Theresa, wife of Ludwig I of Bavaria c. 1815, probably Italian. Can be shortened. Sheet gold, turquoise, amethyst, emeralds, pink topaz and pearls. G. Munn, "Tiaras: A History of Splendor"
1687 An inscription on the back cover plate of the 416-carat stone informs us that Emperor Leopold I (1640-1705) acquired the "VNschatzbare Kleynodt so HIACENT LABELLA genandt" ("incomparably precious stone called HYACINTH LA BELLA") from an aristocratic Hungarian family in 1687. On this occasion a richly enamelled double eagle with the imperial crown was added to the existing setting from the early 15th century.
North India | Carved emerald, pearl, enamel and 18k gold ring | 19th century | The Mughal emperors and other Indian princely families had a genuine passion for precious stones and pearls - among the stones most prized were emeralds, particularly carved emeralds.