Grand Duchess Kirill | Sapphire Diamond Parure | Victoria Melita sapphires,parure,cartier,russia,necklace,grand duchess victoria melitta,feodorovna,collier,treasure,jewel,romanov,diamonds,jewels,jewelry,collecting,imperial jewels,kyrill,kyrillovna,set,trefoils,palmetta,sapphire He presented her this magnificent sapphire-diamond parure in form 
            of palmettas and diamond stylised three leaf trefoiles.
         The wife of Grand Duke Kirill, eldest son of Grand Duchess Wladimir, 
            her fortune was after the fleed limited to her jewelry. At that time 
            the European market was inundated with precious stones from Germany, 
            Russia and Austria and anyone whishin to sell their jewerlry rarely 
            ottained a fair price, she sold this necklace with the two part stomacher, 
            with an large driangle diamond as pendant of the clover, after the 
            revolution to Cartier, Paris. sapphires parure sapphire Victoria Melita Feodorovna, Princess of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Grand 
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            Duchess of Russia Victoria Melita Feodorovna, Princess of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Grand 
            Duchess of Russia La Corbeille de Mariage de la grande-duchesse Maria Alexandrovna 
            de Russie.
            Unique fille du tsar Alexandre II, le souverain liberal qui abolit 
            le servage en Russie, cette princess épousa en 1874 le duc 
            d`Edimbourg, un des fils de la reine Victoria. 
            Le plus impressionnant était évidemment le coffret a 
            bijoux de la mariée. De sa mére, Maria Alexandrona aviat 
            hérité une somptueuse collection de perles fines et 
            de diamants dont un diadém en aiguilles de diamants semblable 
            á celui que recevaient toutes le grandes-duchesses de Russie 
            le jour de leur mariage.
            En outre, ses parents avaient rassembleé depuis le jour de 
            sa naissance une étonnante cellection de saphirs qui fut montée 
            sur un collier, un diadéme et une broche, dont les motifs reproduisaient 
            des roses d´Agleterre, des chardons d´ Ecosse et des tréfles 
            d´ Irlande. 
            Afin de faire bonne mesure, Alexandre II comanda au joaillier de la 
            cour une parure de rubis et de diamants dont la pièce maitresse 
            était un diadéme composé de cinq tréfles. sapphires parure sapphire sapphire tiara with diamonds Grand Duchess Kirill | Sapphire Diamond Parure | Victoria Melita sapphires parure sapphire Grand Duchess Kirill, Sapphir Diamond Parure | jewels of the Romanov | Victoria Melitta Princess of Great Britain Diamonds sapphires parure sapphire Grand Duchess Kirill | Sapphire Diamond Parure | Victoria Melita diamond jewels of the tsars Grand Duchess Kirill | Sapphire Diamond Parure | Victoria Melita

Victoria Melita Feodorovna, Princess of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Grand Duchess of Russia, who in 1894 married Ernst Ludwig of Hesse, (divorced 1900) and in 1905 married the Grand Duke Cyril Vladimirovitch of Russia.

Her second husband presented her some outstanding jewels, but this magnificent sapphire and diamond parure with elements of the "Thistle of Scotland" , the "Rose of England" and the "Irish Shamrock", as diamond stylised three leaf trefoils, was a heirloom of her mother Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna, the Duchess of Saxe-Coburg.

She received this parure (tiara, necklace, large stomacher), with the symbolic ornaments of the United Kingdom, from her father, Tsar Alexander II. on the occasion of her wedding with the son of Queen Victoria, the Duke of Edinburgh.

The tsar was not fond of this wedding, but, having originally opposed the betrothal, the Tsar now accepted it with good grace. He showered some of the finest Romanov jewellery on her, including sapphires left to him by his mother, as well as a collection comprising the necklace, earrings, bracelets and brooches once owned by Catherine the Great and bequeathed to her daughter-in-law.

As the wife of Grand Duke Cyril, eldest son of Grand Duchess Wladimir, her fortune was limited to her jewelry after fleeing Russia. At that time the European market was inundated with precious stones from Germany, Russia and Austria and anyone wishing to sell their jewellery rarely obtained a fair price, she sold this necklace with the two part stomacher, with a large triangle diamond as pendant to the clover, after the revolution to Cartier, Paris.
Above in the picture, the Grand Duchess wore the necklace and stomacher and a matching unidentified tiara with diamonds and sapphires, the whereabouts of which is unknown.
Victoria Melita, Princess of Great Britain and Ireland, of Edinburgh, and of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, was the daughter of Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, the second eldest son of Queen Victoria.

Source:John van der Kiste, "Romanovs 1818-1959"

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