the story and history of jewels and important jewellery:
The diamond tiara with hanging swags ,fringes and garlands with bows – as an kokoshnik with eleven spikes on top. The whereabout of the tiara is not known.
In 1947 Lillian Thomas Pratt bequeathed to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts her remarkable collection of more than 400 Russian objects, including five Imperial Easter Eggs and approximately 170 additional works from the House of Fabergé.
The Grand Duke Michael of Russia gave his daughter away and Lord Burghersh was the best man, on the wedding of Prince George of Battenberg to Countess Nada Torby in 1916.
A service was held at the Russian Church and a further ceremony at the Chapel Royal St James Palace on 15th November.
The King and Queen as well as Royal and Imperial Guests attend and the bride is presented with over 200 gifts, and jewels
It was a pleasure for me to find out a little secret from the Imperial Rock Crystal Easter Egg – now in the Collection of the VMFA “The largest public collection outside of Russia”.
Visit the Collections at https://vmfa.museum/collections/art/imperial-rock-crystal-easter-egg/
and find out what was the secret Miniature from the life of Empress Alexandra’s Faberge Egg!
Thank you to Christel MCCanless she starts the tresure hunting on her blog: http://www.fabergeresearch.com
Das Juwelenalbum der Großfürstin Olga Fjodorowna | Jewels of the Grand Duchess Michael Nikolaevich Ein virtueller Einblick von Uwe Ripka
Die erst siebzehnjährige Prinzessin Cäcilie von Baden (1839–1891) vermählte sich am 16. August 1857 mit dem Großfürsten Michail Nikolajewitsch Romanow (1832-1909), dem jüngsten Sohn von Zar Nikolaus I. und Zarin Alexandra Fjodorowna.
The Diamond Jubilee Sapphire and Diamond Brooch | Jewels of Queen Victoria
Four of Princess Alice’s surviving children and their spouses gave their grandmother a magnificent diamond and sapphire brooch. The Emperor and Empress of Russia, the Grand Duke and Duchess of Hesse, the Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna “Ella” and the Grand Duke Serge along with Princess Victoria and Prince Louis of Battenberg’s gift was