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Royal Jewels from the Bourbon Parma Family

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Pair of ruby and diamond earrings, late 19th century, and a ruby and diamond brooch, 20th century
Each earring set with a cushion-shaped ruby weighing 4.52 and 5.05 carats respectively, within a frame of cushion-shaped diamonds, the brooch set with a similarly shaped ruby weighing 23.76 carats, surrounded by circular-cut diamonds, detachable brooch fitting, chain, fitted case stamped Hübner, the brooch modified at a later date.
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Accompanied by SSEF report no. 93530, stating that the rubies are of Burmese origin, with no indications of heating and a minor amount of oil in fissures.

Provenance

Formerly in the collection of Queen Isabelle II of Spain (1830-1904), purchased by Archduke and Archduchess Frédéric of Austria.

"Garniture de rubis composant une broche gros rubis entouré de gros diamants, et de boucles d'oreilles, gros rubis entouré de gros diamants. Héritage de ma mère. Provenant d'une vente de la Reine Isabelle d'Espagne". 

[Ruby parure comprising a brooch set with a large ruby framed with large diamonds, and a pair of earrings, large rubies surrounded by large diamonds. Inheritance from my mother. From a sale of the Queen Isabelle of Spain].

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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Geneva