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Re: 30 Day Romanov Challenge
« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2013, 11:27:05 PM »
Day 3 : Favorite Tiara/Jewelry.


I really don't have one - I'm not a jewellery person. So, I'm going to say, the Faberge eggs. ; )

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« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2013, 11:47:22 PM »
Day 3 : Favorite Tiara/Jewelry.


I really don't have one - I'm not a jewellery person. So, I'm going to say, the Faberge eggs. ; )

You said exactly what I was thinking! I don't know much about jewelry, even though I did see the jewels in person back in '98! Just know that they always looked lovely in whatever they were wearing. I'll go with the Faberge eggs too if that's allowed...and specifically the one presented by Carl Fabergé to the Tsar in celebration of the Romanov tercentenary in 1913...

Beautiful and brilliant; http://expertdiamant.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/the-romanov-tercentenary-egg_ou-faberge.jpg
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« Reply #17 on: May 20, 2013, 06:12:28 AM »
D.3 Favourite Tiara/Jewellery

I'm going to have to go with the Kokoshnik too!

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Re: 30 Day Romanov Challenge
« Reply #18 on: May 20, 2013, 07:21:22 AM »
I love Faberge eggs! Awesome handcrafts!

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Re: 30 Day Romanov Challenge
« Reply #19 on: May 20, 2013, 08:29:00 AM »
Am I too late?

1) Favorite Grand Duchess  -- Olga Nicholaievna Romanova.
2) Favorite estate -- Any place they stayed while at the Crimea Peninsula, of course. Fresh air, excellent climate, and the Black Sea. :-D Finland skerries are not that bad, of course.
3) Favorite Tiara -- the one Empress Alexandra wore during 1911 photo-shoot.
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Re: 30 Day Romanov Challenge
« Reply #20 on: May 20, 2013, 03:46:38 PM »
Day 3:  My favorite tiara is of Romanov origin, but it now belongs to the Hesse family.  It's made from diamond ears of wheat that were on one of the gowns in Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolaevna's trousseau; she married Prince Friedrich-Wilhelm of Hesse-Kassel in 1844 , but died only six months after her wedding, and most of her jewels remained in Russia.  Sometime in the early 1900s, her husband's second wife, Princess Anna of Prussia, had the ears of wheat from her gown into the tiara, which is now the family's traditional wedding tiara.  Just a bit of history for anyone unfamiliar with the story :)


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Re: 30 Day Romanov Challenge
« Reply #21 on: May 20, 2013, 04:58:02 PM »
Day 3:  My favorite tiara is of Romanov origin, but it now belongs to the Hesse family.  It's made from diamond ears of wheat that were on one of the gowns in Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolaevna's trousseau; she married Prince Friedrich-Wilhelm of Hesse-Kassel in 1844 , but died only six months after her wedding, and most of her jewels remained in Russia.  Sometime in the early 1900s, her husband's second wife, Princess Anna of Prussia, had the ears of wheat from her gown into the tiara, which is now the family's traditional wedding tiara.  Just a bit of history for anyone unfamiliar with the story :)



That is simply beautiful. I like Tiaras!

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Re: 30 Day Romanov Challenge
« Reply #22 on: May 20, 2013, 07:37:21 PM »
I arrived really late, anyways, I decided to join....

Day one: My favorite Grand Duchess is Anastasia Nikolaevna
Day two: My favorite residence is Alexander Palace
Day three: I adore kokoshniks, hmmmm... I love the kokoshnik style tiara -diamonds and pearls- used by Empress Alexandra at the opening of the Duma in 1906.


Sorry for posting this, it was the one I took faster :-(


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« Reply #23 on: May 20, 2013, 11:54:49 PM »
Day 4 - Favorite Hesse relative.

Ernest Louis, I guess, Alexandra's brother. I have no opinion, almost.

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Re: 30 Day Romanov Challenge
« Reply #24 on: May 21, 2013, 05:48:33 AM »

Sorry for posting this, it was the one I took faster :-(


Don't say sorry ~ Dearie, it's  perfect!  Like a modern photo!

Day 4: GD Ella :)
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« Reply #25 on: May 21, 2013, 06:10:28 AM »
4) GD Ella, of course.
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Re: 30 Day Romanov Challenge
« Reply #26 on: May 21, 2013, 08:52:20 AM »
Day 4: Victoria of Milford-Haven.

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« Reply #27 on: May 21, 2013, 09:51:02 AM »
Day 4: Uncle Ernie...Ella a close second.
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Re: 30 Day Romanov Challenge
« Reply #28 on: May 21, 2013, 11:07:41 AM »
Thank you dear Shammy!! :-) And I'm with you, For Day 4 I choose Grand Duchess Ella as my favorite Hesse relative without hesitating! :-)

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« Reply #29 on: May 21, 2013, 11:31:48 AM »
Day 4:  I say Grand Duchess Elizaveta Feodorovna as well.