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Re: The Jewelry of Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #60 on: November 05, 2007, 07:15:05 PM »
A hair pin to hold Ella's tiara & veil. I am sure Meichen would have something similar. It is quite possible that they still have the grand duchesses's silver jewelry, brushes and clasps in storage... ???

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Re: The Jewelry of Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #61 on: November 06, 2007, 09:29:33 AM »
I suppose that we tend to overlook smaller articles such as this pin, which really must have been essential when wearing full court dress.

Securing one's veil, so that it did not slip or move to look inelegant or even hide the face, must have been as important as securing one's tiara (a tiara that had slipped really would create the most unfortunate impression.....).  If I am not mistaken, pins used to keep a diadem in place were often themselves jewelled, were they not?
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Re: The Jewelry of Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #62 on: November 06, 2007, 02:27:39 PM »
A hair pin to hold Ella's tiara & veil. I am sure Meichen would have something similar. It is quite possible that they still have the grand duchesses's silver jewelry, brushes and clasps in storage... ???
Thanks Eric for you information. I never thought of it as that a hair pin. Very interesting.

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Re: The Jewelry of Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #63 on: November 06, 2007, 07:21:38 PM »
Me Too ! Thanks for the person who bought the attention of that kind of objects.  ;)

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Re: The Jewelry of Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #64 on: November 07, 2007, 02:59:32 PM »
Yes I am very delighted that I had a chance to see that beautiful hair pin! Perhaps I wonder how much is it worth now? I have not seen any photographs of Ella wearing the object. It must indeed have to be in one of her very rare collections of jewelery. So many people give us a chance to see rare, items and photos on this wonderful forum. :)

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Re: The Jewelry of Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #65 on: November 07, 2007, 08:36:42 PM »
Go to a page or two back on this thread and you will see a close up of Ella wearing it. At first I was a bit skeptical (the image to0 fuzzy), but now I am convinced. Michen also wore jewelry (made by Cartier) with the double eagle motief.  :)

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Re: The Jewelry of Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #66 on: November 08, 2007, 02:35:42 AM »
that's wonderful Brian that you could find that image of the pin!  I love the pins used for hair, hats, veils and other things. They are as beautiful and as much a work of art as the bigger pieces in their own way.  I bet their hat pins were ornate also!

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Re: The Jewelry of Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #67 on: November 08, 2007, 03:13:37 AM »
Indeed less had been written about the less ornate pieces of jewelry. I am sure some of them still survives in the Kremlin... ;)

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Re: The Jewelry of Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #68 on: December 18, 2007, 10:45:33 PM »
At an appearance at the opera in London during Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897, it was reported that GDE wore 'the largest emerald in the world'.  :o
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Re: The Jewelry of Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #69 on: December 19, 2007, 03:49:57 AM »
Really ? Too bad there wasn't a photograph accompany the article.  :(

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Re: The Jewelry of Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #70 on: January 08, 2008, 04:42:34 AM »
I wish we could have a Ball in remembrance of the Romanovs and each wear replicas of the jewels & Russian court dress…

She looks so beautiful in her dress
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Re: The Jewelry of Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #71 on: January 09, 2008, 11:29:54 PM »
Maybe in Russia they can do that. Most of the dress are still in tact... ;)

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Re: The Jewelry of Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #72 on: January 10, 2008, 06:49:17 AM »
Slight problem with that...

I live in Australia lol

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Re: The Jewelry of Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #73 on: January 10, 2008, 08:03:54 PM »
Well...you can do a ball with Mori royalty ?  ;)

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Re: The Jewelry of Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« Reply #74 on: September 07, 2008, 08:15:33 AM »
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Oh...modelled in a designer's show!! It should be kept in a glass case like a relic!! I wonder if the present owners ever wear these things...


That one belonged to Victoria Melita, Grand Duchess Kyril. Not to Elisaweta Feodorovna...



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