The Imperial jewels, composed of diamonds and pearls, evoke the grandeur and splendour of uniforms and embellished gowns worn to the annual winter parties, balls and banquets. These noble jewels feature glistening diamond snow-covered cupolas, along with the shield shapes and motifs of aristocratic crests, luscious tassels recalling the rich passementerie of silk epaulettes and braiding, and pearls, referring to the Belle Époque passion for the most precious pearls, symbols of power and femininity.