One year later, when Mignon received the marvelous emerald parure for her wedding, the necklace was altered somewhat.
The queen wore the emerald sautoir in different lengths and could arrange it according to the formality of the occasion. In the smaller picture she is wearing it in an alternative version with the three pendant drops but the center pendant does not have a diamond frame.
Five years later the tiara was sold, probably together with the sautoir, to the Parisian jeweller Van Cleef & Arpels. The historic emeralds were removed from the tiara and were sold separately.
What has happened to the sautoir can only be guessed at as a piece of this size is nowadays nearly unwearable; it is highly probable that it was dismantled.
This is the end of the fascinating story of these historic Russian emeralds which have adorned five royal ladies over a period of about 90 years. Are today's owners of these stones aware of their uniqueness? Probably not. Nearly sixty years after the emeralds were removed from the tiara by Van Cleef & Arpels every track may have been blurred.
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Version von Cartier der Smaragde im Besitz von Mignon Königin von Yugoslavien| Emeralds Imperial Jewels Russia
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