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Queens' Jewels

Meylan, Vincent

Verlag: Assouline Publishing, 2002
ISBN 10: 284323364X / ISBN 13: 9782843233647
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Titel: Queens' Jewels

Verlag: Assouline Publishing

Erscheinungsdatum: 2002

Einband: Hardcover

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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "The history of royal jewels told through the destiny of the queens who wore them." Serving as a resplendent symbol of regal power and grandeur, royal jewels have been treasured assets of monarchies for centuries. Whether hidden or flaunted, sold or stolen, the stories behind crown jewels mirror the history of the rise and fall of the world's most legendary families. In this stunning, lavishly illustrated volume, royalty expert Vincent Meylan draws readers into the fascinating tales of passion, mystery, adventure and intrigue that surround royal jewel caches, and shows what these dazzling treasures have meant to both the royals who wear them and the public that admires them. Beginning with the state of royal jewels today, Queens' Jewels looks back in time to chronicle the history--sometimes glamorous, sometimes gruesome--of the glittering regalia of monarchs in Russia, Iran and all across Western Europe. From the Bonapartes to the Romanovs to the Windsors, Queens' Jewels "recreates a mythical universe of which these jewels are the most powerful symbol, the silent witness of times of glory and times of tragedy.". Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_new_284323364X

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Inhaltsangabe: Queens' Jewels is the result of a ten-year quest into the highly secretive realm of the collections of royal families throughout the world. The author has discovered the most precious jewels in existence - symbols of power and love - traces of a lost world. This lavish book relates the grandiose history of royal adornments, from the lost jewels of the last queen of Italy and the bloody odyssey of the Romanov crown to the story of the sapphire of the Countess of Paris and the treasure of the Catholic queens of Spain.

Über den Autor: Vincent Meylan has contributed to Estampille and Gazette de L'Hotel Drouot and currently writes for Point De Vue, where he has been a feature writer for ten years. An expert in the history of royal families, he is also a familiar face at auction houses, high society gatherings and museums, where he has observed the rarest and most precious stones and jewels. He has written a biography of Empress Farah of Iran and a biography of Queen Elizabeth II.

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