Created by Theodore Fester in the gold-and-silver-setting rose has about 250 carats of diamonds and was created for Princess Mathilde Bonaparte, Napoleon’s niece. She owned one of Paris’ most distinguished literary and artistic salons. When she died
Lavish gold and white beadwork encrusts this ivory evening dress worn by Queen Elizabeth II on a state visit to Paris in The dazzling, jewel-like details of the embroidered design include miniature bees, grasses, wheat and wild flowers.
Peacock Symbol Christianity – Immortality, incorruptible soul Roman coin – princesses high status Persian – psychic duality of man (related to myth of Gemini) Hindu mythology – innumerable eyes / starry firmament Sources: “A Dictionary of Symbols” by J.