Alexandra Feodorovna | Empress of Russia | Romanov Personal Jewelry Jet Comp Tiara

Alexandra Feodorovna Romanova | Empress of Russia | Personal Jewelry Jet Comp Tiara Diamond Riviere and matching Diamond earrings
Alexandra Feodorovna Romanova | Empress of Russia | Personal Jewelry Jet Comp Tiara Diamond Riviere and matching Diamond earrings

Empress Alexandra Feodrovna in 1894-1895.
This interesting jewel was a traditional Victorian mourning jewel belonging to Tsarina Alexandra. The tiara style hair comb with jet balls was a hair accessory of the time. She wore black, because she was in mourning of her father-in-law, the tsar.

However, in 1894, tradition was broken for one day, wrote in a letter of 5 Nov 1884 to Queen Victoria, before the marriage of her sister Princess Alix of Hesse to Emperor Nicholas II, described the wedding ceremonies and traditions of the imperial court. She also gives an insider’s glimpse of the family mourning the death of Alexander III, her brother-in-law.
From Russia, Royalty & the Romanovs, opening at The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse on 21 June 2019.

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Alexandra Feodorovna Empress of Russia| Jet comb Tiara |Diamond Riviere, Victorian tiara style hair comb with jet balls

 

 

 

 

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