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The entire parure was auctioned by Sotheby's in 1993

The entire parure was auctioned by Sotheby's in 1993

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The Queen of Sheba Parure. It consists of large honey-colored diamonds, white brilliant-cut diamonds, smaller honey-colored diamonds, rose-cut and old-cut diamonds set in 18k yellow and white gold (some of which has been oxidized). It was designed specially for Lady Colin Campbell, who has worn it in its entirety to royal events. The parure is comprised of  a tiara, necklace, long-drop earrings, ring and bracelet.

The Queen of Sheba Parure. It consists of large honey-colored diamonds, white brilliant-cut diamonds, smaller honey-colored diamonds, rose-cut and old-cut diamonds set in 18k yellow and white gold (some of which has been oxidized). It was designed specially for Lady Colin Campbell, who has worn it in its entirety to royal events. The parure is comprised of a tiara, necklace, long-drop earrings, ring and bracelet.

An extravagant emerald and diamond parure for today's theme. Created by the Parisian jeweler Etienne Nitot et Fil in 1810 and commissioned by Napoleon for his second wife, the Austrian archduchess Marie Louise.