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Offline anna11

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Birthday Necklace
« on: February 18, 2006, 02:20:26 AM »
Is this the necklace Olga got for her 16th birthday?

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If it's not, does anyone have a picture of it?


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Re: Birthday Necklace
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2006, 12:53:11 PM »
I asked someone a while back, but they said no and that the birthday necklace was made of pearls.

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Re: Birthday Necklace
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2006, 05:20:21 PM »
Really? I was pretty sure it was made of diamonds, do you have a pic of the pearl necklace you mean? Because OTMA are seen wearing pearls from babyhood, and the 16th birthday present was ment to be something really special. Thats what I thought anyway.
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Re: Birthday Necklace
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2006, 05:58:37 PM »
I thought that for every birthday, they'd get a pearl for their necklace, and by their 16th, it would be finished.

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Re: Birthday Necklace
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2006, 06:14:40 PM »
More info and answers to some of your questions about Olga & Tatiana's necklaces on this thread:
Tatiana's necklace
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Re: Birthday Necklace
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2006, 05:53:09 PM »

Alexandra gave a pearl and a diamond to each of their daughters on their birthdays.  So when the time came for them to begin wearing formal jewellry, they would have suitable pearls and diamonds, but there would not be a large cost.  It was like a trust fund to be recieved when they were 16

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Re: Birthday Necklace
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2006, 08:58:46 AM »
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Alexandra gave a pearl and a diamond to each of their daughters on their birthdays.  So when the time came for them to begin wearing formal jewellry, they would have suitable pearls and diamonds, but there would not be a large cost.  It was like a trust fund to be recieved when they were 16

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But they wore them before they were 16, didn't they?

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Re: Birthday Necklace
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2006, 11:05:20 AM »
They did wear them.


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Re: Birthday Necklace
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2006, 06:16:51 PM »
I read in Mossolov's work that this method of buying the jewellery caused problems though. Buying a different pearl every year could result in a more uneven looking necklace than buying all the pearls at the same time. It seems that Mossolov viewed the pearl a year approach to buying birthday necklaces as evidence of Alexandra's over carefulness with money.

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Re: Birthday Necklace
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2006, 07:06:55 PM »
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I read in Mossolov's work that this method of buying the jewellery caused problems though. Buying a different pearl every year could result in a more uneven looking necklace than buying all the pearls at the same time. It seems that Mossolov viewed the pearl a year approach to buying birthday necklaces as evidence of Alexandra's over carefulness with money.

Thank you Suzanne! I'd read that ages ago, and haven't been able to remember the source.  :-*
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Re: Birthday Necklace
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2006, 08:28:13 PM »
Well, maybe it caused problems back then, but it sure is nice for us today. Each girl received 2 pearls at her birthday, right?
Sometimes, I use this to know how old was a girl on a particular photo, when it's not too blurry, and when you can see all the necklace ( which doesn't happen often.  :( )

There. Here are OTMA in 1906, with the necklaces.


I just LIKE the 1906 photoshoot!
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Re: Birthday Necklace
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2009, 02:23:33 PM »
Do you know what happened with Olga's necklace? If is still exists
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