Princess Xenia Georgievna above, portrait from Lazlo, wearing one of her mother's gift, it was a jade bangle, bracelet on her left arm.
The most important presents to her on the occassion of her marriage, was the gift of her mother-in-law Princess Anastasia, and from Prince Christopher, step-father of the bridegroom.
We see the diamond and ruby tiara once the property of the late Grand Duchess Vladimir of Russia, made by Cartier The "Maria Pavlovna Grand Duchesse de russie" deposited seven rubies inspired by her purchase of a historic 5.22ct ruby once owned by Empress Josephine and 41 brillants with Cartier in September 1908, to transform into a creation worthy of “the grandest of all the grand duchesses”.
In the center of the historic tiara is the famous Beauharnais ruby, setted, the extraordinary jewel was an breathtaking item of quality and history, a real imperial present from a great jewel collector.
The ruby and diamond tiara, was sold from Grand Duke Andrei Vladimirovich, son of the Grand Duchess Vladimir, to Nancy Leeds, Princess Anastasia of Greece.
The Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailvitch, brother of the brides father who was murdered in 1919 from theBolschewiki, attend the Romanov-Leeds wedding ceremony, he gave the bride away.
Sources:The Sphere;The Sketch;Madame Edmond Blanc.
Les Modes;Le Gaulois,
La Gazette de Biarritz-Bayonne et Saint-Jean-de-Luz,1
Juwelen aus der Schmuckschatulle der Königin von Griechenland |
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sagenhaften russischen Smaragde der griechischen Königin Olga Konstantinovna
Queen Olga Konstantinovna daughter of Aleksandra Iosifovna Grand Duchess
of Russia and her emeralds
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