This book that I now have was published in 1968 and only a few days ago I decided to share with you and everyone all of those remarkable photographs. These items were made long before CAD was even thought of, in fact, a Flex-Shaft machine that we all take now for granted was still in its infancy.
Just go to my blog and view the 30 photographs showing all kinds of Regalia from over 100 years ago. In fact, 'Harry Winston Jewellers in New York City made a little necklace back in 1938. I attempted to capture much of the astounding pictures and with the text as I could. This is a breathtaking expose of the life of the Royal family and their wealth!
In this spectacular display of jewellery from a book that I now have. I thought that it would good to share with everyone what kinds of designs that were created well over 100 years ago. I also included many of the details referring to each item, as possible.
How are these in such brilliant colour? Two professional inspectors were allowed over a period of only 6 months to categorize as many of the pieces being shown here.
I will not discuss any politics in this essay about the wealth of such items. I’m only here to share with the readership the fantastic display and overwhelming amounts of gemstones & other items.
I will attempt to keep my ‘essay descriptions’ on the details to a minimum. I’ll just let you read some of the ‘text-insertions’ for yourselves. BTW, there are some synthetic stones that were set into these pieces!
Many of these photographs had their own description on separate pages and my labour was to literally “cut & paste” by hand. If you see any lines, these are from the end of the pages being taped together.
"I receive no revenue for this blog-essay, as it is only used for educational purposes." It is only meant to be an interesting view on how jewellery was manufactured so many years ago"
(I’m using a "larger page layout" on some these pictures, as I want you to read the full description where available). You can ‘scroll to the right’ to gain a better understanding of the time spent in this 6 month, fact-gathering project.
What you are reading is a ‘scan of the book-page’ and I haven’t edited any part of the texts anywhere!
This is a candle-stick with a very wide base, as to not fall over. Ever so slightly ornate, do you agree?
This necklace was made in 1938 AD. All of the ‘suspended’ diamonds were drilled through.
Just a ‘simple box’ that is just overflowing with strands of Pearls!
This is just a ‘little bauble’ with no known purpose.
Kindly scroll your cursor to the right!
This is the handle of the 'Regal Sword". This page only had the handle to show, pity!
No further details were supplied about this item, why?
This essay is one of the most interesting that I put together. I knew that many readers would be very interested in viewing the photographs. With this in mind, I wanted to capture and share all of the kinds of designs and setting that the Royal Family had in their inventory.
What I read in the preamble to this book, is that these two inspectors didn’t & couldn’t finish their work. They had only a 6 month period and not one more day!
I sincerely hope you enjoyed this exposure to the creative designs that were made so many decades ago. What are your favourite items? My choice is the enormous “Globe”! I can’t imagine setting all of those gemstones without the modern equipment that we have today, just mind-boggling!