Die Vermählung des Prinzen Andreas von Griechenland mit Prinzessin Alice von Battenberg.
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A Present from the Czar
"One of the most beautiful wedding presents received by Princess Alice of Battenberg, for the occasion of her wedding in 1903, was the gift of the Czar and Czarina of Russia. It consisted of a superb tiara, necklace, brooch, and bracelet of diamonds of the purest water, mixed with pale green aquamarine stones. The parure was set in light graceful Empire style, and was remarkable even among the magnificent jewellery which the young bride received from many other distinguished relatives."
Princess Alice of Battenberg was the consort of Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark.
The picture above displays the magnificent parure; Princess Alice wears in different versions. The necklace can be worn in a shorter version and probably even extended or shortend by the bracelet. The tiara can be worn without the aquamarines at the peaks, making a semi-high diadem with only the diamond-set circles with longitudinal struts.
A very similar necklace, with diamond bow motifs and set with sapphires, was sold in 1974 in a Russian auction. It was marked A. Holmström, the work master of Fabergé, the famous jeweller of St Petersburg and court jeweller of the Czar.
Thank you to my dear Laura for the important information.
Sources: Bozener Nachrichten; Hamburger Börsennachrichten; Walsall Advertiser 1903