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Re: Imperial Family Jewels
« Reply #105 on: October 30, 2004, 03:09:24 PM »
I posted this earlier. I think it got lost.

This site says that this tiara once belonged to MF and was purchased by Queen Mary. does anyone have pics of MF wearing it?

 

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Re: Imperial Family Jewels
« Reply #106 on: October 30, 2004, 05:03:14 PM »
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I posted this earlier. I think it got lost.

This site says that this tiara once belonged to MF and was purchased by Queen Mary. does anyone have pics of MF wearing it?

http://nl.msnusers.com/RoyaltyDanjel2/gbmariefeodorovnaw.msnw
 



I don't. In fact this is the tiara that Martyn wonders whether it did or not belong to MF. [From Martyn: Also the other tiara that Margaret is wearing with the sapphire - I have read that it had belonged to MF but it has also been stated that there were no tiaras amongst the jewels that MF brought with her from Russia....Confused I sure am! ]

[By the way GDElla, where did you find the information that May's Palmette tiara had belonged to MF?  Geoffrey Munn in his book 'Tiaras A`History of Splendour' states that this particular jewel was made by E.Wollf & Co for Garrards either before or during February 1914; he doesn't mention that MF had owned it.  ]

I got my info from various information sites, some of which deal with royal jewels, and cobbled it all together. Like the above tiara, I couldn't find any photographic evidence of MF's ownership.
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Re: Imperial Family Jewels
« Reply #107 on: October 30, 2004, 11:48:37 PM »
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Queen Mary's Russian Brooch (has anyone seen this?)
A sapphire and a diamond connected by scrollwork  of diamonds was a gift from Minnie to May of Teck when the latter married in 1893.

Empress Marie Feodorovna of Russia's Brooch
This holds a large cabochon sapphire with a pearl drop hanging from a collet diamond.  The sapphire itself is surrounded by two rows of diamonds.  It was a wedding gift from Bertie and Alix to MF. QM purchased the brooch from MF's estate in 1929.


Here's a site which shows both these brooches that were once Marie Feodorovna's and have been worn by Queen Elizabeth:

http://royal-jewels4.tripod.com/brooch/qe2/page-10.html (Queen Mary's Russian Brooch)
http://royal-jewels4.tripod.com/brooch/qe2/page-5.html (Empress Marie Feodorovna's Brooch)

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Re: Imperial Family Jewels
« Reply #108 on: October 31, 2004, 01:55:09 PM »
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I don't. In fact this is the tiara that Martyn wonders whether it did or not belong to MF. [From Martyn: Also the other tiara that Margaret is wearing with the sapphire - I have read that it had belonged to MF but it has also been stated that there were no tiaras amongst the jewels that MF brought with her from Russia....Confused I sure am! ]

[By the way GDElla, where did you find the information that May's Palmette tiara had belonged to MF?  Geoffrey Munn in his book 'Tiaras A`History of Splendour' states that this particular jewel was made by E.Wollf & Co for Garrards either before or during February 1914; he doesn't mention that MF had owned it.  ]

I got my info from various information sites, some of which deal with royal jewels, and cobbled it all together. Like the above tiara, I couldn't find any photographic evidence of MF's ownership.

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Re: Imperial Family Jewels
« Reply #109 on: November 02, 2004, 08:14:29 AM »
Well are they grateful or aren't they?  As GDElla explained quite succinctly in her earlier post, George V didn't exactly slam the door in the faces of MF, Xenia and Olga and leave them to starve.
The rights and wrongs of the asylum issue have been extensively discussed in another thread; the fact remains that George did try to help them practically and financially.
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Re: Imperial Family Jewels
« Reply #110 on: November 02, 2004, 10:23:12 AM »
I think George may have helped Olga, Xenia, and MF because of guilt, he couldn't/didn't (depending on who talk to) help Nicholas but he could help his remaining family.


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Re: Imperial Family Jewels
« Reply #111 on: July 02, 2005, 07:51:16 PM »
 Hello there.  This is my first posting on this wonderful and very informative, I would say a treausure of a website. I've been visiting this site since 3 years ago but was too shy to post. Anyways, I was reading this post, and couldn't see Granduchesella's pictures of the jewelries. I know it was posted last year but is there a way that I can see it? All I see are red X's in a box. Granduchesella, help please and thank you very much. :)
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Re: Imperial Family Jewels
« Reply #112 on: July 02, 2005, 09:35:39 PM »
Hi divine_grace and welcome!  :D

The pictures have probably been deleted from my photobucket account as I post a lot and have to continually update. I will try to figure out which they were and repost.
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Re: Imperial Family Jewels
« Reply #113 on: July 02, 2005, 10:26:35 PM »
Thank you Granduchesella for your welcome to me.  I do appreciate it. You must have a library full of royalty books :) It's nice to be part of this forum. Thank you Mr. Atchison and Forum Administrator for creating this site and for your patience for us with inquisitive minds.
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Re: Imperial Family Jewels
« Reply #114 on: July 02, 2005, 10:51:07 PM »
Whoopsee! I went back to see what photos D_G needs and this could take awhile.  :)


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Re: Imperial Family Jewels
« Reply #115 on: July 02, 2005, 11:43:51 PM »
OK--I figured out a way to put them in their original posts. I just had to modify them and add a new link. All the photos should be up again.  :)
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Re: Imperial Family Jewels
« Reply #116 on: July 28, 2005, 09:20:35 PM »
Just out of curiosity where are the rest of the Romanov Jewels? Where are Empresses Alexandra Feodorovna, Maria Feodorovna, and Maria Alexandrovna's jewels?

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Re: Imperial Family Jewels
« Reply #117 on: July 28, 2005, 10:15:24 PM »
Many of them have just disappeared. The Soviets apparently broke up and sold off many of them--often 'under the table' with no records. They could be sitting in private hands somewhere and the owners may not even know they were once Imperial jewels. The ones that were sold to the British royal family and to others such as Marie of Romania are accounted for but they are a drop in the bucket compared to what was left behind. There are some in museums as well.
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Re: Imperial Family Jewels
« Reply #118 on: July 29, 2005, 02:13:46 AM »
Here's a thread that discusses this topic in the "Russian History" Section... under "Imperial Russian Antiques"

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Re: Imperial Family Jewels
« Reply #119 on: August 01, 2005, 01:48:50 AM »
I heard the some jewels were burried in Tobolsk and never found, is that true? (Sorry I just started learning about the Romanovs a couple of months ago)

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