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Re: Alexandra's Personal World
« Reply #435 on: September 18, 2007, 10:10:29 PM »
This is a stupid question, but does anyone know if Alix had a metabolic disorder such as hypothyroidism? If she did, something like that could add to the problem.

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« Reply #436 on: February 11, 2008, 06:53:07 AM »
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These certainly seem to be Alexandra Feodorovna's wedding and engagement rings, worn, in the Russian tradition, on the fourth finger of the RIGHT hand.   So far as I can remember, Martyn, the engagement ring did comprise a large pink pearl.
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this doesn't look like a pearl.   perhaps the pink pearl ring was simply an engagement gift, and not the actual engagement ring?
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Re: Alexandra's Personal World
« Reply #437 on: February 11, 2008, 10:51:11 AM »
Hi liljones - In The Last Tsarina by Carolly Erickson it says that N had given her a pink diamond engagement ring and later gave her a pink pearl necklace and ring as an additional engagement gift, so you are correct.

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Re: Alexandra's Personal World
« Reply #438 on: February 12, 2008, 11:47:13 AM »
This diadem was broken off after 1924 and the stones/pearls were sold...

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« Reply #439 on: February 15, 2008, 09:33:23 AM »
Did Alexandra keep jewels at all of the different palaces or did she carry her jewelry with her from place to place (not including the state jewels of course)?  Also, how did she "store" her jewels?  Were they kept in display type cases as other noble women did?

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« Reply #440 on: February 16, 2008, 06:23:42 AM »
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Did Alexandra keep jewels at all of the different palaces or did she carry her jewelry with her from place to place (not including the state jewels of course)?  Also, how did she "store" her jewels?  Were they kept in display type cases as other noble women did?

She kept them in wooden boxes, not on display. When traveling, she would have taken a selection of her favorites, and those she thought she'd wear but not all, though she probably had different jewels in each palace, but generally carried her favorites from place to place.


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« Reply #441 on: February 24, 2008, 07:56:43 PM »
I certainly admire Alexandra's wide variety of reading topics. She seemed to cover a broad spectrum of subjects.

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« Reply #442 on: February 25, 2008, 07:44:53 AM »
If I remember correctly, Alexandra's Mauve Boudoir contained over 1,000 books.
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« Reply #443 on: February 25, 2008, 08:46:06 AM »
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Were books the only items you had the opportunity to work with?

Yes. I would liked very much to have worked with photographs and/or letters, but that was another department  ;).


That 'department' is run by Anatoly Kuchumov's granddaughter - Victoria.

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« Reply #444 on: February 27, 2008, 02:56:20 AM »
She definitely read "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte - a book she got from a friend if I remember correctly...and various German books I don't recall anymore...
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« Reply #445 on: March 15, 2008, 09:30:04 PM »
I don't think I've ever read anything about what kinds of music she liked or didn't like. Does anyone know?

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« Reply #446 on: March 16, 2008, 06:43:27 PM »
These are fuzzy recollections, so correct me if I'm wrong...

I believe Alexandra liked Wagner, and didn't care for ragtime.
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Re: Alexandra's Personal World
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« Reply #448 on: March 25, 2008, 06:54:51 PM »
I'd posted this eons ago on the Imperial Jewelry thread

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Re: Alexandra's Personal World
« Reply #449 on: March 25, 2008, 06:57:41 PM »
The article (which was about the property sale) also had these 2 items which belonged to AF



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