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Re: Imperial Family Jewels
« Reply #420 on: January 20, 2014, 06:31:22 PM »

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Re: Imperial Family Jewels
« Reply #421 on: January 21, 2014, 10:39:15 AM »
What was that link ? No pictures ???

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Re: Imperial Family Jewels
« Reply #422 on: January 21, 2014, 10:46:46 AM »
What was that link ? No pictures ???

Well, in the penultimate posting, they had asked for the link to the Greek archives.

If you go to that link, click on the "English" button (far right, top), and proceed.

Here is the photo section:
http://eliaserver.elia.org.gr/elia/site/content.php?sel=22&sess_locale=2
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Re: Imperial Family Jewels
« Reply #423 on: January 21, 2014, 11:10:22 AM »
Thank you so much for the links Veronica and Nikolai :)

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Re: Imperial Family Jewels
« Reply #424 on: January 21, 2014, 11:45:58 AM »
I think the web address is on the photo posted as well, isn't it?
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Re: Imperial Family Jewels
« Reply #425 on: January 21, 2014, 01:37:35 PM »
Minny got some nice pieces. I wonder if she got them out when she left Russia ?
Minnie when leaving for England in 1914 did not take the bulk of her jewels and they were thus lost in the revolution.

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Re: Imperial Family Jewels
« Reply #426 on: January 21, 2014, 06:47:43 PM »
Lol  posted the link and i didnt see it was posted before :v

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Re: Imperial Family Jewels
« Reply #427 on: January 27, 2014, 11:12:58 AM »
Yes, shes wearing that beautiful ruby + diamond tiara

Here another of the same photoshoot , courtesy of the greek archives



No she is not wearing her mothers tiara.She is wearing a slightly different one that was a wedding present from her father in law and was lost in the revolution. Grand Duke Michael Nickolaevitch also gave her a pearl necklace with a monumental sapphire set in diamonds on her marriage.That too was lost.

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Re: Imperial Family Jewels
« Reply #428 on: January 27, 2014, 10:47:05 PM »
Now that you mantion it...yes , they re similar, but different





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Re: Imperial Family Jewels
« Reply #429 on: August 28, 2014, 11:54:31 AM »
I wonder what happened to Maria Fioforowna`s gorgeous pearls and diamonds that she loved so much? I guess those magnificent pearls were sold to queen Mary? And diamonds too? Together with necklaces that she is seen to wear in most portraits?

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Re: Imperial Family Jewels
« Reply #430 on: August 28, 2014, 12:48:04 PM »
If you had searched you would have found a thread devoted to Marie Feodorovna's jewels.  From that thread:

List of MF's jewelry (sold upon her death by Hennels). Those  ...
...  on white silk band (GBP 1200-1500) not sold
2. 8 diamond ornaments on black silk ( ...
...  240-350) not sold
3. sm diamond hair decoration (GBP 250- ...
... ) not sold
4. diamond banlge (GBP 700-850)  ...
...  upon Xenia's request
5. diamond & ruby bangle (GBP  ...
... -300) unsold & returned to Xenia
6. necklace w/144  ...
...  pearls (GBP 1200-1600) sold to Ld Lascelles GBP 1615
7. pearl &  ...
...  w/sapphire & diamond clasp (5678-6000) sold to QM 6000
8. single-strand pearl  ...
...  (GBP 1400-1800) unsold & return to Xenia
9. single strand  ...
... ; 60 pearls; 66 pearls (GBP 48,000) sold for GBP 47,500
10. 33 pearl & diamond  ...
...  w/diamond clasp (GBP 40,000-50,000) sold for GBP 64,000
11. diamond star of the  ...
...  of St Andrew (GBP 500-550) sold for GBP 474
12. diamond & pearl  ...
...  on vlevet (GBP 20-30) unsold & returned to Xenia
13. yellow diamond  ...
...  (GBP 250-300) sold (no price listed)
14. white diamond  ...
...  (GBP 1800-2400) sold; no price listed
15. 3 hat pins w/ ...
...  diamond (GBP 280-330) sold; no price listed
16. diamond feather- ...
...  hatpin (GBP 50-55) sold; no price listed
17. diamond & pear- ...
...  pearl hatpin (GBP 100-120) unsold
18. 4 tortoise-shell & diamond hairpins  ...
... (GBP 3-4) left w/GDss Xenia
19. 10 hat pins w/stones (GBP 140) left  ...
... /Xenia
20. gold, diamond & spinel cross (GBP  ...
... -250) sold; no price listed
21. ruby & diamond  ...
...  (16 sm rubies) (GBP 49) left w/Xenia
22. sapphire & diamond cross (GBP 120- ...
... ) left w/Xenia
23. diamond cross w/Savoir's head (GBP  ...
... ) left w/Xenia
24. black enamel, diamond & pearl cross  ...
... (GBP 30) sold; no price listed
25. enamel cross w/ ...
... , rubies & diamonds (GBP 35-40) unsold; returned to Xenia
26. round pendant w/ ...
...  & brilliants (GBP 10) left w/Xenia
27. diamond, sapphire & garnet pendant  ...
...  platinum chain (GBP 10) sold to Pss Mary 6/28/29 GBP 10
28. eagle  ...
...  a gold & silver setting (GBP 15) left w/Xenia
29. diamond, pearl, ruby & sapphire  ...
...  (GBP 200) left w/Xenia
30. diamond bracelet w/cabochon  ...
...  (GBP 250) sold 7/2/29 GBP 199.10
31. gold chain  ...
...  & 1 diamond ((GBP 80) returned to Xenia
32. gold chain set w/rubies, diamonds &  ...
...  & precious stones (GBP 350) left with Xenia
33. chain set w/cabochon sapphires &  ...
...  (GBP 25) left w/Xenia
34. turquoise & diamond chain (GBP 15)  ...
...  with Xenia
35. mat gold chain w/9 pear-shaped  ...
...  (GBP 10) left w/Xenia
36. small sapphire chain (GBP 10) left  ...
... /Xenia
37. pearl & diamond pendant w/a  ...
...  & 3 pear-shaped pearls (GBP 1000-1200) sold 2/12/32 for GBP 760
38. heart-shaped  ...
...  brooch w/crown motif (GBP 1200-1250) sold 6/26/29 GBP 1140
39. ruby & diamond  ...
...  w/2 miniatures (GBP 175-200) sold 7/2/29 for GBP 180.10
40. diamond  ...
...  revised to GBP 3500-5000) returned to Xenia 6/22/34
41. diamond & turquoise pendant  ...
... (GBP 600-700) returned to Xenia
42. brooch w/oval cabochon sapphire  ...
...  & pear-shaped pearl (GBP 1400-1900) sold to QM 10/3/30 GBP 2375
43. crown-shaped  ...
...  w/sapphires & diamonds (GBP 400-500) sold 3/28/30 GBP 474
44. large oval brooch w/ ...
...  surrounded by diamonds (GBP 2500-3000) sold 7/4/29 no price listed
45. lg brooch w/ ...
...  sapphire & 4 diamonds (GBP 2000-3000) sold /14/29 GBP 2850
46. brooch w/cabochon  ...
...  & diamonds (GBP 1550) sold GBP 1425
47. brooch w/large round  ...
...  by diamond rope (GBP 550-600) sold to QM 6/12/29 GBP 555
48. diamond  ...
...  diamond & 1 large pearl (GBP 1150-1700) sold 3/28/30 GBP 1187
49. pearl & diamond  ...
...  (GBP 200-250) sold 9/28/30 GBP 142.10
50. round brooch w/ ...
...  & diamond central motif (GBP 22) left w/Xenia
51. diamond bow w/hanging pear-shaped  ...
...  (GBP 120) returned to Xenia 7/18/29
52. saber-shaped diamond brooch  ...
... /3 pearls (GBP 130-180) sold 9/30/30 GBP 85.10
53. diamond-studded  ...
...  w/baroque pearls (GBP 75) returned to Xenia
54. brooch set w/cabochon emerald,  ...
...  & diamonds (GBP 2000-25000) sold 6/26/29 GBP 2137

The remaining 22  ...
...  pieces (est. GBP 1389) were left w/Xenia. The remaining 4 were sold

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Re: Imperial Family Jewels
« Reply #431 on: September 01, 2014, 05:29:40 AM »
Not so much have been written about the jewels of Grand Duchess Nicholas & Grand Duchess Peter of Russia.

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Re: Imperial Family Jewels
« Reply #432 on: September 25, 2017, 03:40:47 PM »
While browsing the web today, I happened to stumble on a digitized copy of "Russia's Treasure of Diamonds and Precious Stones."  I found myself lost in this fascinating catalog with its intriguing text and splendid photos (I'm supposed to be working :-) ). 

Here is the link:  https://archive.org/details/RussiasTreasureOfDiamondsAndPreciousStones

NOTE:  Pages can be turned by clicking on right page (to advance one page) and on left (to go back one page).  This feature seems not to work if you zoom in.
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