This splendid parure originally belonged to Princess Ekatarina Pavlovna Bagration, (née Skavronskaia), wife of Prince Pyotr Ivanovic Bagration,a descendant of the Brigation Kings of Georgia. Prince Pyort was a general in the Russian army who died defending his country from Napoleón at the battle of Borodino.
Empress Marie Louise of France's Emerald Diadem. This tiara was part of a parure made in 1810 by Francois Regnault for Nitot. In the 1950s Van Cleef & Arpels removed the emeralds and replaced them with turquoises. The emeralds were set into other pieces of jewellery and sold separately. The Empress was the second of Napoleon Bonaparte's wives.