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Dagmar Necklace - Dagmar Halsband mit Perlen der Königin Alexandra von England

Das Dagmar Perlen Halsband ist aus Gold und Silber und ein wahrhaft königliche Demonstration für Perlen als Kostbare Schätze der Weltmeere.
1863 wurde es vom Hofjuwelier Julius Didriksen aus 118 Perlen und 2000 Diamanten angefertigt. Das Kreuz ist emailliert mit Schmuckemail ist es ganz im neobyzantischen Stil gestaltet, sehr angesagt auf dem Höhepunkt des Historismus.

Es war das Hochzeits-Geschenk des Königs Friedrich VII von Dänemark, an die dänische Prinzessin Alexandra anlässlich ihrer Heirat mit dem Prinzen von Wales.

König Friedrich VII. war der Cousin ihrer Mutter, nach dessen Tod wurden die Eltern König und Königin von Dänemark.

Das Orginal Email Kreuz wurde im Sarkophag der mittelalterlichen Königin Dagmar gefunden und befindet sich nun im National Museum in Kopenhagen.

Der antiken begeisterte König hat als zentrales Motiv eine Replik eines Byzantinischen Kreuzes aus dem 12.Jahrhundert ausgewählt, nachdem das Halsband dann auch benannt wurde.

Die grossen Tropfenperlen waren wohl auf der Weltausstellung 1851 ausgestellt und deshalb von guter Qualität. Die Prinzessin liess kurz nach ihrer Hochzeit das Dagmar-Halsband von dem Juwelier Garrard so überarbeiten, das sie es convertibel und das Mittelteile auch als zwei Broschen getragen werden konnte.

Königin Elizabeth II von England besuchte 1957 Dänemark anlässlich eines Staatsbesuchs, am Gala-Abend in der Königlichen Oper in Kopenhagen trug sie das Collier ihrer Urgrossmutter.

Heute verwendet man oft kleine Dagmarkreuze as Taufgeschenke für Mädchen, in Dänemark, die Kreuze sind dann aus Gold gefertigt.

Queen Alexandra's Dagmar Necklace | Royal Jewelry Princess of Wales

The necklace and facsimile of the Cross of Dagmar was presented by King Frederick VII of Denmark to Princess Alexandra upon her marriage to the Prince of Wales (the future King Edward VII) in 1863.
It is set with 118 pearls and 2,000 diamonds. “Festoons connecting gold medallions, with a large diamond in the middle of each, surround a centerpiece of diamond-set scrollwork. The two large pear-shaped pendant pearls were so valuable they had been exhibited at the Great Exhibition at the Crystal Palace in 1851.Hanging on a gold loop from the centerpiece is a cloisonné enamel facsimile of the eleventh-century gold Dagmar Cross, in which was set a fragment reputed to belong to the True Cross and a piece of silk taken from the grave of King Canute. . . . It became a tradition that Danish princesses were given a copy of the cross when they married. The central figure is the head of Christ, with St Basil, St John Chrysostom, St Mary and St John on the four arms.” The eleventh-century Dagmar Cross is now in the Museum of Northern Antiquities in Copenhagen.

dagmar necklace with pearls The necklace was made in 1863 when the highest fashion was historism. 
          Made by the Danish court jeweller at the time, Julius Didriksen - is 
          made in a sort of neobyzantine style. The style matches the replica 
          of the Dagmar cross - a Byzantine cross found in the sarkophage of the 
          mediaval Danish Queen Dagmar the wife of King Waldemar the Victorious. 
          Therefore the name - it has nothing to do with princess Alexandra's 
          sister Empress Dagmar or Maria Feodorovna royal windsor family | Alexandra Princess of Wales Queen Mary wore it at her Coronation in 1911 as an arc, Queen Elizabeth 
          the Queen Mother wore only the center at her coronation in 1937 Prinzessin Alexandra von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg |schmuck kaufen - verkaufen royal windsor family | Alexandra Princess of Wales Prinzessin Alexandra von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg Queen Mary wore it at her Coronation in 1911 as an arc, Queen Elizabeth 
          the Queen Mother wore only the center at her coronation in 1937 royal windsor family | Alexandra Princess of Wales Prinzessin Alexandra von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg Queen Mary wore it at her Coronation in 1911 as an arc, Queen Elizabeth 
          the Queen Mother wore only the center at her coronation in 1937 Queen Mary wore it at her Coronation in 1911 as an arc, Queen Elizabeth 
          the Queen Mother wore only the center at her coronation in 1937 royal windsor family | Alexandra Princess of Wales

The necklace was made in 1863 when the highest fashion was historicism. Made by the Danish court jeweller at the time, Julius Didrichsen, it is made in a neo-Byzantine style. The style matches the replica of the Dagmar cross which was a Byzantine cross found in the sarocophagus of the mediaeval Danish Queen Dagmar the wife of King Waldemar the Victorious.
Therefore the name has nothing to do with Princess Alexandra's sister Princess Dagmar (later Empress Maria Feodorovna).


It was the wedding gift to Princess Alexandra from the Danish King, her mother's cousin, King Frederik VII. It may well be the most splendid Danish wedding present ever given to a Danish princess and reportedly cost £7,000 at the time of its manufacture. King Frederik had a deep personal interest in antiquarian studies and the idea that the wedding gift should include the “very Danish” historic cross was his.

Shortly after her wedding, the Princess took the necklace to Garrards to have the centre clusters made convertible into brooches, which involved some resetting. As Princess of Wales, she wore the multi-coloured enamelled cross on a string of pearls.

Above she is pictured at her coronation in 1902 wearing the Danish necklace on her bodice under the swags of pearls. She is also wearing Queen Victoria’s diamond stomacher which divides into three sections. Queen Mary wore it at her Coronation in 1911 as an arc; Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother wore only the center at her coronation in 1937.

When Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh paid a state visit to Denmark 1957 the Queen was wearing the necklace at the gala performance in The Royal Theatre, without the cross and the pear-shaped pearls.

Sources: Field, Leslie. The Queen’s Jewels.; Bury, Shirley. Jewellery: The International Era 1789-1910, Volume II 1862-1910.; The Illustrated London News, March 1863.

Again many thanks to Laura for help!



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