Emperor Christian Victor I

Emperor Christian Victor I

Monday, 25 August 2014

Tiaras and Trinkets on Tuesday (Unprecedented Photos of the Imperial Jewellery Collection)

We have done many features before but nothing like this. In line with the return of the Crown Prince Imperial to live in his homeland we decided to do a special feature on the Imperial Jewellery Collection that will also now find its home in the Isles of Scotney and Britania. We may be fairly familiar with seeing indicidual parts of the Imperial jewels but to see parts brought together as a whole often gives a perspective on any topic that is otherwise diminished by viewing them separately. For this purpose we decided to gain permission to photograph and publish a collective feature. Here follows what may be the most impressive single display of jewellery in the world but certainly ever featured on this blog. 

We begin with a previously published photo of the Imperial Crowns, Orb and Scepter. This was taken before the return of the Crown Prince Imperial to Scot-Britania when the jewels were still displayed at Sorgenfrei Castle.The Imperial Crown is considered the single most expensive crown in the world and stands as symbol of the collective history of the separate nations of Scotney and Britania. 

Another part of the Imperial jewels is this sword. Originally it belonged to the legendary King Victor of Britania and was declared the official ceremonial sword of the Empire. The starkly elegant Sword of St. Victor is an impressive sight but is also imbued with history and symbolises the unity between Scotney and Britania as it was a gift from the King of Scotney to that of Britania. It was then subsequently used in wars against Scotney but reverted back to Scotney after defeat and then eventually bestowed again as a sign of peace. Eventually its destiny was to become the Imperial Coronation Sword.

The Coronet of the Crown Prince Imperial, heir to the throne of the United Empire of Scot-Britania was a new invention designed for the advent of the Empire. The standard "heir to the throne" Coronet received the addition of the single arch in order to designate it an Imperial Coronet. 

Our first featured new photo especially taken for this post reunites the two Imperial scepters for the first time after 18 years. The scepter with the cross on the left is that of the emperor. It contains the 525cts Morning Star Diamond, the largest and also top quality white diamond in the world. The Diamonds origins do not reside in the far recesses of history but are rather very recent. The stone was discovered mere months before the establishment of the new Empire and as such was purchased for the new co-Emperor and Empress as an Coronation Gift by the government of Scot-Britania with financial assistance from several friendly monarchies within Europa. It was handed over to the Imperial couple on the day the new constitutional Empire was established and is now the central feature of the Imperial Scepter.

The Imperial Empress' Scepter on the right was made as the scepter to be used by Empress Crytobel at her coronation. It is set with an exceptionally large drop pearl and a high quality sapphire to link with the Imperial Blue national colours. The scepter was thought destroyed as it did not escape with the other Imperial Regalia to Americania with the Empress. We are glad that it survived and now it is reunited with the rest of the Imperial jewels. 

This photo was especially taken as an unequaled record of the vast size of the jewellery available to the Crown Princess Imperial to wear. It is arguable the largest collection of jewellery of its kind in the world and will one day be available to the children of the the Imperial couple to wear also. It is a rare and awesome sight to see such a vast collection of jewellery grouped together in a single photo. Each piece has been blogged in detail before in one of our Tiaras and Trinkets Tuesdays. To see those posts just follow the labels on the right of the blog for more on that. 

The photo shows all the jewellery as worn by the first lady\ladies of the Empire. The pieces in the top row pictured above belong directly to the state of Britania and some to the Imperial Crown Collection. The center row features the jewels belonging to the private collection of the Crown Prince Imperial and the bottom row those inherited from the private collection of Empress Crystobel. As wife of the Crown Prince Imperial some parts of the center row are technically the private property of the Crown Princess Imperial but together any pf the jewels are worn in representation of the glory of the people of the Scot-Britanian Isles and their Royal and Imperial history. 

One last part of the Imperial jewels to be blogged today was still considered lost until recently but then in spectacularly unexpected circumstances was rediscovered in Reichenthal. The Nuptial Coronet of Scotney was last seen as worn in 1987 by Princess Beatrice of Scot-Britania upon her marriage to the Grand Duke of Hanoveria. In the picture above we see it as it was worn by Empress Crystobel upon her marriage. The Nuptial Coronet of Scotney is a very sentimental and historic piece of jewellery as it has been used for over 100 years in the marriage ceremonies of all Scotney Princesses. 

This old archive photo shows the Nuptial Coronet in detail. A new photo was reserved for release in the previously posted special feature concerning the Reichenthal Vault contents. See it there posted there a week ago. It is reasoned that the coronet was in Reichenthal for routine maintenance at the time of the 96 revolution and found its way into the vault. It seems the foresight of the then King of Reichenthal and his jewellers are to be commended.

We hope today's post genuinely impressed and served to inform our fans as to the glittering historic jewels associated with the Imperial Family. 

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