Queen Olga of Greece wedding gift to her granddaughter Xenia Georgievna
Princess Xenia Georgievna of Russia |Royal Wedding William B. Leeds |Marriage Gifts Royal Jewels History
Romanov Princess Xenia Georgievna of Russia|Royal Wedding William B. Leeds|Imperial Marriage Gifts Royal Jewels History
Prinzessin Xenia Georgievna von Russland | Königliche Hochzeit William B. Leeds | Hochzeitsgeschenke Royal Jewels Geschichte
Imperial Fringe Tiara of Marie Grand Duchess of Russia, Princess of Great Britain and Ireland, Duchess of Edinburgh and Duchess of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
Kokoshnik Sonnenstrahlen Diamant Diadem Grand Duchess Saxe Coburg |Jewel History| Imperial Sunray or Fringe Tiara
Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna Sachsen-Coburg Gotha Edinburg Royal Imperial Diamant Diadem | Diamond Tiara
Faberge Diamant Diadem | Grossfürstin Marie Romanov Herzogin von Edinburgh | Grand Duchess of Russia, Princess of Great Britain and Ireland, Duchess of Edinburgh and Duchess of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha | Faberge Pearl Tiara
Bolin Rubin Parure mit Diadem | Marie Grand Duchess of Russia, Princess of Great Britain and Ireland, Duchess of Edinburgh and Duchess of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha | Imperial Historic Jewelry Bolin Ruby Diamond Parure with Tiara
Royal Falize Tiara of Marie Grand Duchess of Russia, Princess of Great Britain and Ireland, Duchess of Edinburgh and Duchess of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha |Wedding Present of Queen Victoria
Falize Diamant Diadem Hochzeitsgeschenk der Queen Victoria |Königliche Schmuck | Sachsen Coburg Gotha Grossfürstin Marie-Alexandrovna
Diamanttiara der Herzogin von Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha| Boucheron Diamond Tiara of the Duchess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Prachtausstellung: Der Sachsen-Coburg- Juwelen
Romanoff Perlenketten, Brillantbroschen und Armbänder in der Prunkausstellung|Romanov Pearls Jewels |Imperial Historic Jewelry
Fringe Tiara, Diamantschmuck und Saphir-Juwelen|Trousseau with Diamonds Sapphires, Koskoshnik Romanov Jewels |Imperial Historic Jewelry
Königlicher Schmuck der Prinzessinnen Victoria Melitta, Marie und Beatrice|Princess Victoria Melitta, Crown Princess Marie and Infanta Beatrice Romanov Dowry Jewels |Imperial Historic Jewelry
Die goldene Schmuckkassette der Herzogin Marie Alexandrovna |Tsar Trousseau Romanov Jewels |Imperial Historic Jewelry
The stone was reputed to be the second most beautiful large emerald in the world, surpassed only in weight, by another emerald owned by Catherine the Great.
In 1796, it passed to Tsar Paul I who owned it from 1796 to 1801, then Tsar Alexander I from 1801 to 1825,
Tsar Nicholas I 1825 to 1855,
Tsar Alexander II 1855 to 1874,
Grand Duchess Vladimir 1874 to 1920,
Grand Duke Boris 1920 to 1927,
Maison Cartier 1927 to 1954,
John D Rockefeller Jr from 1964 and then changing hands several times, Esmerian a.s.o until today in the collection of a distinguished private collector.
This legendary pear-shaped gem weighing today 75.61 carats was part of the Russian Imperial collection for over 100 years before it was given by Tsar Alexander II of Russia to Grand Duchess Vladimir, born Duchess Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin 1854-1920 (Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna), on the occasion of her wedding to his son Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia in 1874.
Grand Duke Boris, her son, who got all her emerald jewels, sold this emerald, upon his mother`s death, to Cartier in 1927.
Will be auctioned at Geneva in May 2019 by Christie’s Estimate $2.3-3.5m.
More about the history
Romanov Royal & Imperial Sapphires |Saphir Historische Safire der Familie Romanoff Jewels
Jewels of the Romanovs – Sapphire brooches update after the new cutting of the 249,35ct Ceylon Sapphire – to 197ct.
The imperial sapphire was worne from the tsarina at the masked ball in 1883.