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Re: Jeweled Crescent pins
« Reply #30 on: November 01, 2005, 01:31:35 PM »
There are several antique crescents coming up in jewelry sales in London being held by Christies( and Bonhams( in November.If anyone is interested on perusing the on line catalogues

Oh thanks for that lancashireladandre......Not that I would be able to afford to bid for any of them..... :(
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Re: Jeweled Crescent pins
« Reply #31 on: December 11, 2005, 02:45:32 PM »
I have seen pictures of both Ella ( GD Serge) and Militza ( GD Peter)  wearing crescents, but unfortuntely have no copies. Also Arch Duchess Marie Josepha (daughter of the King of Saxony & mother of the last Austrian Emperor). They were mainly to be worn on less grand occassions than required a tiara as remembered by Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan in her memoirs" The Glitter and the Gold". In popularity they seem to have come second only to stars.My mother owns a pretty sapphire and diamond example and one can see the original fittings where it could be adapted for wearing in the hair or as a pendant. The victorian workmanship is excellent...far superior to most of today's craftsmen

The picture of the Archduchess has recently been posted on the Marie Josefa page of the Hohenzollern section.


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Re: Jeweled Crescent pins
« Reply #32 on: November 22, 2010, 11:05:31 AM »
On the main AP page, in the list of jewels found at either Tobolsk or Ekaterinburg, can't remember which one, it said that several crescent-shaped pins were found there.
Here's a lovely sapphire, diamond and platinum crescent pin circa 1910: