Items which contain rubies or jadeite originating in Burma (Myanmar) may not be imported into the U.S. Please be advised that a purchasers inability to import any such item into the U.S. or any other country shall not constitute
grounds for non-payment or cancellation of the sale.
With respect to items that contain any other types of gemstones originating
in Burma (e.g., sapphires), such items may be imported into the U.S.,
provided that the gemstones have been mounted or incorporated into jewellery outside of Burma and provided that the setting is not of a temporary nature (e.g., a string).
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Formerly in the collection of HM Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain (1887-1969)
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This portrait shows Queen Victoria-Eugénie of Spain wearing lot 188, the ruby and diamond brooch, alongside the earrings, necklace and tiara that complete the parure.
Queen Victoria-Eugenie of Spain was the daughter of Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom, youngest child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. She was thought to be the closest to the Queen, staying by her side until her death in 1901. It is interesting to note that Queen Victoria recalls in her journal receiving a ruby and diamond parure from Prince Albert in 1849.