The Talisman of Charlemagne, c. 768-814. Two large cabochon sapphires - one oval, one square - enclose holy relics (what are supposed to be a remnant of the Holy Cross and a small piece of the Virgin's hair, visible only when looking through the oval sapphire at the front of the medallion.) The other gemstones are garnets, emeralds, and pearls.
The Bismarck Sapphire gets its name from Countess Mona von Bismarck who owned the 98.6-carat deep blue Sri Lankan sapphire, since the time she purchased it, perhaps during her visit to Sri Lanka in 1926, which was one of the stopovers of her worldwide honeymoon cruise with her millionaire husband Harrison Williams, The Bismarck Sapphire is a 98.6-carat deep cornflower blue cushion-cut sapphire. In 1967 it was recut and reset by Cartier’s, as a pendant to a unique diamond and platinum…
How Long Did Famous Structures Take to Build? INTRIGUING ARCHITECTURE long pin full of information about history of famous buildings across the centuries. #DdO:) - https://www.pinterest.com/DianaDeeOsborne/intriguing-architecture/ - DATES and names of ARCHITECTS included, as well as less known fascinating info some people call #trivia. Pinned via Montbiz.. Source: infografía
Object name Locket Pendant Description Oval locket of gold and a gold and pearl pendant which was probably formerly attached to the locket, Scottish, late 16th century, preserved by the Clerks of Penicuik as a relic of Mary, Queen of Scots Production information Scotland, Europe Date Late 16th century Materials Gold, Gold, Pearl