French Royal Angouleme Emerald Tiara

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The Angouleme Emerald Tiara.  The diamond and emerald tiara made for the Duchess of Angoulême by Bapst, on display with the rest of the French crown jewels at the Louvre Museum in Paris, 2016 This gorgeous tiara was made by Evrard and Frederic Bapst for the French crown jewels in 1820. There are 1031 diamonds and 40 emeralds in the setting. When sold in 1887, an observer remarked that anyone who had not seen it 'does not know what an emerald is, the green stones alternate with the brilliants in such a manner that there is an interplay of colored light, the effect of which is magical.
The Angouleme Emerald Tiara.  The diamond and emerald tiara made for the Duchess of Angoulême by Bapst, on display with the rest of the French crown jewels at the Louvre Museum in Paris, 2016 This gorgeous tiara was made by Evrard and Frederic Bapst for the French crown jewels in 1820. There are 1031 diamonds and 40 emeralds in the setting. When sold in 1887, an observer remarked that anyone who had not seen it ‘does not know what an emerald is, the green stones alternate with the brilliants in such a manner that there is an interplay of colored light, the effect of which is magical.

 

This diadem of emeralds and diamonds is a masterpiece of the jewelry of the Restoration. It enriches the collection of jewels of the Crown dispersed in 1887 and since patiently gathered by the department of Objects of art of the Louvre. Offered by Louis XVIII to his niece the Duchess of Angoulême, it is the work of Christophe-Frédéric Bapst and Jacques-Evrard Bapst, jewelers of the Crown until the Second Empire.
A work intended for a princess.




The Gorgeous Angouleme Emerald Tiara
Diamond and emerald tiara, designed by Jacques-Evrard Bapst for the Duchesse d’Angouleme, early 19th century | Musée du Louvre. “Under the 2nd Empire, the tiara was worn by the Empress Eugenie, who was particularly fond of emeralds.

 

 

The duchess of Angouleme (1778-1851), daughter of Louis XVI and niece of Louis XVIII received this ornament from her uncle. She already possessed an ornament of emeralds delivered by the jeweler Paul-Nicolas Ménière as early as 1814. This set included a comb, a necklace, bracelets and earrings. The diadem, unlike the ornament, owned by the Duchess of Angoulême, is inscribed on the inventory of the Diamonds of the Crown. He uses four large emeralds bought by Louis XVIII and diamonds from the Crown collections. During the Second Empire, the diadem was worn by the Empress Eugenie, who particularly appreciated emeralds. Then it was sold with the other jewels of the Crown in 1887 before reappearing in a private collection.

Angouleme Emerald Tiaraor Marie-Therese, Duchesse d'Angouleme, daughter of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, in 1819-1820. Later worn by Empress Eugenie.
Part of the French Crown Jewels. Made for Marie-Therese, Duchesse d’Angouleme, daughter of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, in 1819-1820. Later worn by Empress Eugenie.

 

40 emeralds and 1031 diamonds In the center of the diadem, between two windings in brilliant, a large emerald is surrounded by 18 brilliants. This emerald of 15.93 carats, almost square and very thin, is accompanied by fourteen other emeralds, two of which are fixed on both sides. The two lateral emeralds make 14.19 c.m. And 14.3 c.m. The jewelers Bapst completed this set with 26 small emeralds for 29 carats. In total the diadem is composed of 40 emeralds and 1031 diamonds. The central emerald is surrounded by 18 brilliants. The other brilliants form scrolls of foliage on which are fixed the kittens supporting the emeralds. The whole on a gallery formed of a rank of brilliants.


Tiara of Marie Therese Charlotte, the Duchesse d’Angouleme, daughter of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.
Tiara of Marie Therese Charlotte, the Duchesse d’Angouleme, daughter of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.

 




 

The Angouleme Emerald Tiara made by Evrard and Frederic Bapst for the French crown jewels in 1820. There are 1031 diamonds and 40 emeralds in the setting.
The Angouleme Emerald Tiara made by Evrard and Frederic Bapst for the French crown jewels in 1820. There are 1031 diamonds and 40 emeralds in the setting.




 


1961 Corvette

A Spectacular 1961 Tuxedo Black Corvette with red interior.

The 1961 Chevrolet Corvette featured a major redesign…but you might not know it until one passed you by since the big updates were out back. GM replaced the curvaceous rear end that had been in place since 1953 with the “tail lift” or “duck tail” rear end that would largely carry over to the C2 Corvette in 1963. The exhaust outlets were also moved underneath the rear end from the previously integrated exit pipes. In addition to effectively laying the foundation for the rear end of the upcoming C2 Stingray, the tail of the new 1961 car set the tradition of four taillights in the Corvette.




Up front, the changes were far more subtle, with a billet-look grille replacing the “teeth” grille from the previous years. The twin headlight banks that flanked the new badging now featured body-colored frames, replacing the chrome headlight surrounds from past years.

Engine options largely carried over from 1960 with fuel injected models. The base engine continued to put out 230 hp, but output for the “fuelies” increased to 275 hp and 315 hp for the top end model, which incorporated high-lift cams.

Aluminum radiators now came as standard equipment and featured a crossflow design. Some early 1961 Corvettes still had the copper radiator, so check under the hood before you buy. The 4-speed manual now had an aluminum case, and the transmission tunnel for all 1961Chevy Corvettes was narrowed by 20 percent to provide more interior space.

General Motors built 10,939 Chevrolet Corvettes for the 1961 model year, making it the second most common model year of the C1.

1961 Corvette
A Spectacular 1961 Tuxedo Black Corvette with red interior.




 


Vincent Van Gogh Artwork is “Like the sum the mathematician cannot solve”

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If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.

For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.

Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.

Vincent Van Gogh Quotes




 

Vincent Van Gogh Visits the Gallery Vincent And The Doctor Who

One of the best scene from Doctor Who series produced by the BBC.

“Vincent and the Doctor” is the tenth episode in the fifth series of British science fiction television series Doctor Who, first broadcast on BBC One on 5 June 2010. It was written by Richard Curtis and directed by Jonny Campbell and featured an uncredited guest appearance from actor Bill Nighy.

Dr.Black, the art curator says about Van Gogh ” Well… um… big question, but, to me Van Gogh is the finest painter of them all. Certainly the most popular, great painter of all time.

The most beloved, his command of colour most magnificent. He transformed the pain of his tormented life into ecstatic beauty. Pain is easy to portray, but to use your passion and pain to portray the ecstasy and joy and magnificence of our world, no one had ever done it before. Perhaps no one ever will again.

To my mind, that strange, wild man who roamed the fields of Provence was not only the world’s greatest artist, but also one of the greatest men who ever lived.”

Posted by World of Library on Tuesday, March 13, 2018

 





Van Gogh is the finest painter of them all. Certainly the most popular, great painter of all time.

The most beloved, his command of colour most magnificent. He transformed the pain of his tormented life into ecstatic beauty. Pain is easy to portray, but to use your passion and pain to portray the ecstasy and joy and magnificence of our world, no one had ever done it before. Perhaps no one ever will again.

To my mind, that strange, wild man who roamed the fields of Provence was not only the world’s greatest artist, but also one of the greatest men who ever lived.”


The Olive Trees by Vincent Van Gogh 1889
The Olive Trees by Vincent Van Gogh 1889

Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh 1888
Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh 1888
Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh 1889
Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh 1889









Matt Leinart and Josie Loren Officially Married

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Matt Leinart the former NFL player officially put the Ring Around The Josie on actress Josie Loren at the couple’s wedding on May 26 in Asheville, North Carolina.

The onetime Buffalo Bills quarterback married the Make It or Break It star at the Basilica of St. Lawrence, with the reception following at the Grove Park Inn.

MATT LEINART & JOSIE LOREN
MATT LEINART & JOSIE LOREN




Gorgeous Panoramic Beach Photos

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Windswept beaches. Swaying palm trees. Gorgeous sunsets. Breathtaking images from natures Beaches.

I typically enjoy a beautiful beach destination, as I find the water and sand to be the most replenishing.

Elizabeth Berkley

A good vacation for me is going to warm weather. Being able to go outside, in the sun, hit the beach, play outside sports. Being active outside. Going swimming, hanging by the pool, having a couple drinks, having a couple of your close buddies around, and just having a blast.

Rob Gronkowski



Secret beach in Sri Lanka

Secret beach in Sri Lanka.
Secret beach in Sri Lanka.


 Panoramic view of Exotic Palm trees on the tropical beach

Panoramic view of Exotic Palm trees on the tropical beach - Panoramic view of Exotic Palm trees on the tropical Island beach
Panoramic view of Exotic Palm trees on the tropical Island beach

White sandy beaches from the coast of Belize.

White sandy beaches from the coast of Belize
White sandy beaches from the coast of Belize




Beautiful Naxos

Naxos
Naxos


Tropical Beach

Tropical Beach
Tropical Beach


Tropical Island View

Tropical island view
Tropical island view




Cala D’Or, Spain

Cala D'Or, Spain
Cala D’Or, Spain

Maldives – Kuramathi Island Resort

Maldives - Kuramathi Island Resort
Maldives – Kuramathi Island Resort


Diamond Oloee White Sand Beach

Diamond Oloee White Sand Beach
Diamond Oloee White Sand Beach





1968 Jaguar E-Type

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A Spectacular Red 1968 Jaguar E-Type Chrome

 

  • Jaguar E-Type Series 2 Fixed Head Coupe (man. 4) , manufactured or sold in 1968, version for Europe
  • 3-door coupe body type
  • RWD (rear-wheel drive), manual 4-speed gearbox
  • petrol (gasoline) engine with displacement: 4235 cm3 / 257.5 cui, advertised power: 154.5 198 kW / 207 266 hp / 210 269 PS ( DIN gross ), torque: 384 Nm / 283 lb-ft
  • characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4453 mm / 175.3125 in, width: 1657 mm / 65.25 in, wheelbase: 2438 mm / 96 in
  • reference weights: base curb weight: 1321 kg / 2912 lbs
  • how fast is this car ? top speed: 240 km/h (149 mph) (declared by factory);
  • accelerations: 0- 60 mph 7.2© s, 0- 100 km/h 7.5 s (declared by factory), 1/4 mile drag time (402 m) 14.9 s (declared by factory)



 

1968 Jaguar E-Type
1968 Jaguar E-Type




1962 Ferrari 250 GT




1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Speciale ( Sharknose ) by Bertone.

One of the Most Beloved and Recognizable Coachbuilt Ferraris
Giugiaro Design Inspired by Ferrari’s Legendary Sharknose Racing Cars
Nuccio Bertone’s Personal Car








Technical Specs

2,953 CC SOHC Tipo 168/61 V-12 Engine
Three Weber 40 DCZ6 Carburetors
240 HP at 7,000 RPM
4-Speed Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Vacuum-Assisted Dunlop Disc Brakes
Independent Coil-Spring Front Suspension with Tubular Shock Absorbers
Rear Live Axle with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs and Tubular Shock Absorbers








Magnificent 59.10 Carat Paraiba Tourmaline Platinum Ring

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One of the World’s Largest known and most important gem quality NATURAL Copper & Manganese Bearing Paraiba tourmaline with a record setting size. The MUSEUM QUALITY “INVESTMENT GRADE” GIA CERTIFIED 62.12 carat estate cocktail ring features a BEYOND RARE Internally Flawless Clarity Natural Paraiba Tourmaline. The “Absolutely Stunning” 100% natural master cut gemstone offers the highly sought after VIVID Neon Green-Blue Color weighing in at a GIANT 59.10 carats. The IMPORTANT spectacular gemstone is set in SOLID PLATINUM and surrounded by 192 Near Flawless VS/F-G sparkling accent diamonds totaling 3.02 carats. Paraiba Tourmalines are among the rarest of all gemstones in the world and favored by connoisseur collectors worldwide.




FLAWLESS Paraiba Tourmaline Diamond PLATINUM Estate Ring 62.12 TCW GIA Certified
FLAWLESS Paraiba Tourmaline Diamond PLATINUM Estate Ring 62.12 TCW GIA Certified

 

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1954 Chevrolet Corvette

A pristine example of a numbers matching 1954 Convertible Corvette. This car is from a large private collection of impeccable Corvettes. Fitted with a Blue Flame 6 – cylinder, Dual exhaust, Power glide transmission, and it’s original Sportsman Red exterior with Red interior which only 4% of the total production of 3640 Corvettes were in 1954, this is less than 150 cars in this Sportsman Red color. This car is for the person looking for a rare piece of unique history. It has been a consistent award winner wherever shown.




1954 Chevrolet Corvette
1954 Chevrolet Corvette




 


Auburn 1933 V12 Speedster

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The highlight of the Auburn 12 was undoubtedly its engine which produced 160 bhp and enough torque to move even the heaviest bodies with ease. This was attached to a free-wheeling differential that disengaged the engine when the throttle was released. Furthermore the 12 was also equipped with an overdrive ‘Dual-Ratio’ axle gear that allowed for high top speeds and reduced fuel consumption.

Auburn 1933 V12 speedster 

Auburn 1933 V12 Speedster

 




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