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Offline Dmitry2

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Re: Alexandra's Personal World
« Reply #420 on: August 11, 2007, 09:47:49 AM »
The emerald "Faberge collar" isn't.  It is a plastron or stomacher.  The emerald collar, with pearls and diamonds, made by Faberge in 1895 or so, and made quite hurredly, was in the old Russian style, with a large central circular ornament with a similar pendant and strings and rows and clusters of diamonds, emeralds and pearls leading from there to the clasp at the back.  it was quite a spectacular piece. 

I believe there is a picture of it in Snowman's tome on Faberge. 

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« Reply #421 on: September 16, 2007, 03:50:13 PM »
Hello!
In an article was published in France this summer, a passage of the report of yourovsky was published, in this passage the torturer known as to have found meadows of 19 pounds jewels of the Empress among whom a collar of pearls which belonged to Alexandra and which was worth several hundreds of thousands of roubles.
And I would like to know if the collar could be the collar of pearls offered by Nicolas at the time of their engagement or then the collar would be the saltire offered by Alexandre III?

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« Reply #422 on: September 17, 2007, 04:28:07 AM »
Hey, is it true that the diamond necklace the Queen mother used to wear regularly belonged to Alix? Is it the Queen's now?


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« Reply #423 on: September 17, 2007, 05:32:11 AM »
I think you are referring to the late Queen Mother's diamond necklaces which were left to her by the late Mrs.Greville. The current Queen sometimes wears on of the late Queen Mother's necklaces. I know of no connection of this to Alexandra Feodorovna.

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« Reply #424 on: September 17, 2007, 05:34:54 AM »
n first, the diamond collar offered by Nicolas, who couta approximately 170.000 Roubles
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Beautiful photos! did Alexandra own any Ruby necklaces?

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« Reply #425 on: September 17, 2007, 08:18:06 AM »
she owned many different sets featuring different precious stones

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« Reply #426 on: September 17, 2007, 12:37:14 PM »
what do you think? she should be slim to fit in those wonderful dresses and after five pregnancies I guess it wasn't easy to stay the way she was?
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« Reply #427 on: September 17, 2007, 01:58:01 PM »
I remember reading somewhere that Alexandra was not a very big eater, especially after Alexei's birth, when she was constantly anxious about his health. I don't think it was a matter of dieting, but rather lack of appetite.

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« Reply #428 on: September 17, 2007, 02:07:27 PM »
She was also a vegitarian(sp), I think. That couldn't have helped.

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« Reply #429 on: September 17, 2007, 02:14:15 PM »
Not every woman balloons after giving birth.

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« Reply #430 on: September 17, 2007, 02:40:20 PM »
She was also a vegitarian(sp), I think.

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« Reply #431 on: September 17, 2007, 03:18:29 PM »
BTW, being a vegetarian does not guarantee sveltness... There are some rather stout vegetarians out there ;-)

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« Reply #432 on: September 18, 2007, 12:02:24 PM »
Despite not eating much, Alix sure seemed to be pretty heavy in the years 1914-1918, even when she commented in letters that she was 'wasting away' she still had very thick arms, and particularly wrists. She also added a fair bit of weight around the neck and face. While those dresses of the teens weren't very flattering to her to begin with, I think it's safe to say Alix wasn't as thin as she seems to suggest.
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« Reply #433 on: September 18, 2007, 12:46:20 PM »
Stress is now recognized as an important factor  of weight taking, even without eating a lot. More than to be really big and fat, Alix, in the 1913-16 gives me the impression to be inflated, swelled, "ballowned"... Her joints(is this the right word?) and faces are swelled. But, according to the photos, she seems thiner later...

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« Reply #434 on: September 18, 2007, 09:11:24 PM »
I've also read more than once that Alexandra became vegetarian later in life, but I don't recall the sources offhand. In addition to being rather indifferent to food, she also fasted regularly according to the Orthodox calendar.
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