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pink topaz demi-parure which was given to Marie Pavlovna on the occasion of her wedding to the Duke of Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach. It was a gift from her father, Czar Paul I of Russia. It passed to her daughter Augusta, the Empress of Germany, then to Augusta’s daughter Louise, Grand Duchess of Baden, and then to the Grand Duchess’ daughter, Queen Viktoria of Sweden in 1923, when it became part of the Bernadotte collection. It is created from the finest of Russian pink topazes.
Another closeup pin of the Phillips beetle tiara and parure. lady Granville's iridescent beetles parure circa 1884 or 1885. Made from beetles from south america. Lord Granville had the parure made from the beetle's which were a gift from the Portugese Ambassador who was trying to secure a trade treaty concerning the Congo river basin. Lord Granville was foreign secretary at that time.