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The barely seventeen-year-old Princess Cecilia of Baden (1839-1891) married on August 16, 1857 the Grand Duke Mikhail Nikolayevich Romanov (1832-1909), the youngest son of Tsar Nicholas I and Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna. Prior to marrying, it was necessary for Cecilia to accept the Russian Orthodox faith. So she was baptized on August 15, 1857 in a ceremony, being given the name Olga Feodorovna Ольга Фёдоровна.
Her jewelry is famous, and her sapphire parure was later owned by two of her children the Grand Duchess Anastasia Michaelovna Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg Schwerin and her Grand Duke Mikhail Mikhailovich Romanov, who sells them to Henry Lascelles, later the Earl of Harewood, it was his wedding gift to Princess Mary of Great Britain, see in the picture below.
She wore it as stomacher and devante de corsage, or used single ornaments as brooches. The Princess Royal had no pierced ears, so she wore no earrings.
The Romanov sapphire and diamond necklace, was sold, but two items in knot design are still worn by the Countess Harewood, Andrea Lascelles on her wedding day and later when she was seen with Queen Victoria’s Sapphire Coronet, probably as earrings.
Alexandra Fyodorovna’s Order of Saint Andrew all details, as the wings and the crown are setted in diamonds with an 8 carat diamond as center.
„For Faith and Loyalty“ an crowned black double-headed eagle bearing a St. Andrew’s Cross with St. Andrew crucified upon it; on the arms of the saltire were the Latin letters ‚SAPR‘ (‚St. Andrew, Patron of Russia‘) The Tsarina wore it as a pendant on the collar above.
„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: