Frohe Weihnachten 2020 | Merry Christmas – The history of Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna’s Imperial Jewel Collection, learn more about the Lalique Winter Pendant of gold enamel and sapphire, from her own drawing :
„NEW“ Tsars Treasure – A mystery is this imperial diamond briolettes‘ tiara, which is on the picture of the Tsars Treasure of Tobolsk, clearly to recognize, on the large table, which was on display, together with the 154 jewel items. It was pictured but not on the jewel list. Probably it was broken in the center. Another royal briolette tiara is know from the danish royal family, which look a like it parts. See in the middle, above on the top of the pic and I believe the arches are variable to move to build arches or like these pattern on the picture.The whereabouts is unknown. More history and the story of the personal jewels of the Tsarina Alexandra Fyodorovna:
Royal Wedding in 1905, Princess Margaret of Connaught marries the Gustav Adolph of Sweden, the story behind the wedding gifts, today the necklace of diamonds and rubies from the Prince and Princess of Wales, and the Windsor siblings.
Absolute simplicity was the keynote of the wedding gown of the Royal bride. Foundation and train were white satin with skirt lace gathered round the hips, the bodice being draped with lace, with sprays of orange blossom half in the folds. Princess Margaret wore a simple wreath of myrtle and which carried a marvelous wedding veil presented to her by the ladies of Ireland. …
GORGEOUS PRESENTS TO ROYAL BRIDE. The most valuable gifts were shown in glass-covered cases, and enormous table groaned and other priceless gifts These gift sent their Majesties King and Queen is regal crown, composed of the finest diamonds and largo pigeon’s red rubies‘ sot square in the now manner. The appertains lovely necklace to match, and the crown are arranged that it forms tiara decoration at will. The bride’s parents, the Duke and Duchess of Connaught, gave her another crown, call also form various beautiful ornament diamonds of the purest water, and tho pattern is that most elegant one, the Empire wreath. With trembling stones and festoons gems between each circle. From her brother and sister beautiful diamond and pearl ring came, and from the Prince and Princess of Wales, Princess Victoria of Wales, Princess Charles of Denmark, and the Duchess of Fife diamond and ruby necklace arrived. In tho case is shown an antique bracelet which the Duchess of Connaught remembers child, and which been sent young Princess Frederick Charles of Prussia. King Oscar’s Gifts. It officially announced that the King and Queen have presented to Prince Gustav and Princess Margaret the Castle of Sofjero, in Scania, southern part of Sweden, well tiara of diamonds as a separate wedding gift to the bride.
The Duchess wore the smaller version of the historic sapphire and diamond parure in 1984 and 1985 at least in public.
Unfortunately the historic Cambridge sapphires and diamond set, consist of the sapphire and diamond cluster tiara, the sapphire and diamond choker, the sapphire and diamond earrings, the sapphire and diamond brooch was also sold and is not in the royal family anymore.
When the founder of the jewel house Moira died in November 2020, it came up to the light, the historic smaller parure fragments are owned by her.
Wild Roses Diamond Tiara Diadem Marylou Whitney on auction in December 2020
The tiara of garland design, featuring floral and foliate motifs pavé-set with old mine, old European, pear, single and rose-cut diamonds, accented with cushion-cut and round rubies. The Silver-Topped Gold, Ruby and Diamond Tiara is offered for auction in 2020 by Sotheby’s