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Royal Jewels from the Bourbon Parma Family

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Ruby and diamond ring and a synthetic ruby dress set, circa 1900
The ring set with cushion-shaped rubies, accented with single-cut and rose diamonds, size 51, six small diamonds deficient; the dress set comprising a pair of cufflinks and two dress studs, each set with cushion-shaped synthetic rubies, highlighted with single-cut diamonds, Austrian assay mark for gold and maker's marks, fitted case stamped F. Halder.
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Provenance

The ring was given by Infanta Isabelle, Princess of Asturias, Countess of Girgenti (1851-1931), daughter of Queen Isabella II of Spain and her husband Francis, Duke of Cádiz, wife of Prince Gaëtan, Count of Girgenti, for the wedding of Archduchess Marie Anne of Austria to Prince Elie de Bourbon Parme in 1903.

"Une bague 5 rubis. Cadeau de mariage de l'Infante Isabelle, Comtesse de Girgenti". 

[A ring set with 5 rubies. Wedding gift from Infante Isabelle, Countess of Girgenti]. 

Excerpt from the inventory of Archduchess Marie Anne of Austria, Princess Elie de Bourbon Parme

Royal Jewels from the Bourbon Parma Family

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