El joyero de la Familia Real de Mónaco: las escasas tiaras y joyas de las Grimaldi



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“A few weeks before the wedding the [National] Council sent one of their elders to a jewelers in Paris where I have selected a necklace worth 39 million francs - then about $ 72,000 or £ 30,000. He advanced the jeweler 12 million francs and brought the gift back to Monaco. As far as he was concerned it was wonderful.

Unfortunately, it was awful.

A heavy, multi-jeweled, absolutely grotesque object, there was no way that anyone with taste could imagine this might be suitable for a modern, 26-year-old woman. When the Prince saw it he supposedly found it so hideous that he doubted it would be worthy of the Dowager Empress of China.

Adding insult to injury, it then came out that the National Council's representative had lined his own pocket with a five million franc commission from the jeweler.

To cover themselves, the Council immediately rushed over to the local Cartier's and bought Grace an even more expensive parure - a matching necklace, bracelet, ring and earrings set. They then tried to return the original necklace to the Parisian jeweler. But he said no, refused to refund their money and demanded that they pay the remaining 27 million francs. The Council said it was out of the question and threatened the jeweler with a court action. Immune to their threats, the jeweler would not take the monstrous necklace back - it was really so terrible, who could blame him? - and even instructed his attorneys to try and block the Prince's assets in Monaco and the United States in order to force payment. That failed. The Council, in fact, did take the jeweler to court and won.

At the time, Rainier described the business as 'sordid.' Today his opinion has hardly changed. "
 

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“A few weeks before the wedding the [National] Council sent one of their elders to a jewelers in Paris where I have selected a necklace worth 39 million francs - then about $ 72,000 or £ 30,000. He advanced the jeweler 12 million francs and brought the gift back to Monaco. As far as he was concerned it was wonderful.

Unfortunately, it was awful.

A heavy, multi-jeweled, absolutely grotesque object, there was no way that anyone with taste could imagine this might be suitable for a modern, 26-year-old woman. When the Prince saw it he supposedly found it so hideous that he doubted it would be worthy of the Dowager Empress of China.

Adding insult to injury, it then came out that the National Council's representative had lined his own pocket with a five million franc commission from the jeweler.

To cover themselves, the Council immediately rushed over to the local Cartier's and bought Grace an even more expensive parure - a matching necklace, bracelet, ring and earrings set. They then tried to return the original necklace to the Parisian jeweler. But he said no, refused to refund their money and demanded that they pay the remaining 27 million francs. The Council said it was out of the question and threatened the jeweler with a court action. Immune to their threats, the jeweler would not take the monstrous necklace back - it was really so terrible, who could blame him? - and even instructed his attorneys to try and block the Prince's assets in Monaco and the United States in order to force payment. That failed. The Council, in fact, did take the jeweler to court and won.

At the time, Rainier described the business as 'sordid.' Today his opinion has hardly changed. "
Gracias! Esta historia es nueva para mi!
 
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This set consisting of this necklace, a matching Bracelet and earrings was gifted to Grace in Buenos Aires, Argentina during their State Visit in June 1974.

The President of Argentina was Juan Domingo Perón. This set was especially created for Grace as a 'Gift of State' from the 'People of Argentina' to the Princess of Monaco. Most likely either designed or picked out by his wife (third wife) Isabel Martínez de Perón. Isabel was the Vice President of Argentina, and when Juan died she became President for two more years.

President Perón's first wife was better known, she was Eva Perón, who died in 1952.

Argentina was known for having the world's finest growth of natural crystal, and the exceptional carving and polishing of jewelry.

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¿Es este el mismo collar? ¿La princesa Grace tomó prestado el collar de diamantes de Elizabeth Taylor?
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