Essen crown. The small crown is the oldest surviving crown of lilies in Europe. It is stored for almost a millennium in the Essen treasury. It was used until the 16th century at the coronation of the Golden Madonna at the Candlemas on February 2nd. The gold band with 4 lilies is decorated with filigree patterns of coupled gold wires, set with pearls and precious stones. The crown was created at the second half of the 11th century. The origin of the crown is unclear.
Fairy tale wedding at Thornbury Castle
As the father of two girls, I have always imagined what it will be like to walk them down a church aisle at their wedding. But I could never imagine what it would be like to do that at a castle.
Mother’s Day Gift Idea: Jeweled Flowers
Mother’s Day are flowers - a sweet tradition that’s centuries old. Treat your mom with flowers that won’t wilt or fade, consider floral jewelry instead.
The fifteen year old Marie-Adélaïde was married to the Duc de Chartres on the 5th April 1769 at Versailles.The wedding was expensive and lavish with vast amounts of titled guests and a wedding banquet hosted by Louis XV himself.The couple went on to have six children, of whom four survived into adulthood: Louis-Philippe (who would become King Louis-Philippe of the French), Louis-Antoine duc de Montpensier, Louise-Adélaïde and Louis-Charles comte de Beaujolais.
Matt & Andrej Koymasky's Crowns Collection
Indonesia | King's crown from the Balinese Royal Court of Singaraja. Inspired by a Dutch colonial army uniform | Gold, rubies, diamonds and sapphires | Late 19th century, Nias