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Kayo Saito jeweller

DID YOU KNOW

that Queen Marie-Antoinette also wore fashion jewellery and with imitated gemstones. For the first time there was a difference between day jewellery or fashion jewellery and precious jewellery which were worn during bals and important occasions.

DID YOU KNOW

that the Court of Emperor Napoleon wanted to restore the French Grandeur of former kings. He ordered to transform the old fashioned jewellery into new designs. At night court events the opulence was spectacular, while in daytime more discrete jewellery was worn. This was the first time that the difference between day- and evening jewellery was introduced!

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A legend of Indian origin says that the diamond is the superior defender and a sign of virility, wisdom, and other virtues. This stone, though extremely rare in Europe during the Middle Ages, was only owned by the most powerful kings.

DID YOU KNOW

that Queen Marie Antoinette, was not an extravagant diamond spender, as other Court members were. She has been criticized because she took over -for the first time- the role of the Court mistresses at the French Court, who had the habit to express the French Grandeur by organising useless events.

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that most jewellery of Elizabeth Taylor's collection, could be linked with important emotional moments of her life. Not only Richard Burton was a jewellery lover, also another ex-husband Mike Todd gave her different jewellery pieces. We could say that behind every spectacular jewellery collection, there is a man who loves to give jewellery.

DID YOU KNOW,

Louis XIV gave the order to re-cut many precious gems in his private collection and in the collection of the French Royal Crown Jewels. Today it is often difficult to retrace the history of a beautiful gem because of the re-cutting it underwent during changes of fashion.

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that Queen Victoria was the first to re-introduce jewellery with snake designs as romantic symbols. In 1844 she wore a snake necklace of turquoises. Also the clasps of her necklaces were often a snake’s head and tail, a symbol of eternal love. During the Victorian period these jewellery became very popular within the High Society.
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