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Offline TheLionandTheEagle

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Crown Jewels
« on: September 07, 2004, 11:43:11 PM »
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Im wondering what yall think happened to the Russian crown jewels.  Are they in Russia?  Are they in England?  Will they ever surface?

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Re: Crown Jewels
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2004, 10:09:10 AM »
The Crown Jewels never left Russia. They are on public display in the Kremlin.

I think you are confused with the personal jewels of the Imperial Family which they took with them when they left the AP.  You can read the lengthy discussions about them here under "The Imperial Family" and on the website in the Archives.

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Re: Crown Jewels
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2004, 04:52:14 PM »
I have two pieces of jewlery that were purchased in SanFrancisco in the late 1930's.  They were engagement presents to my grandmother from her second husband.  She told me that they were bought from a "very good jewelry dealer" and were part of a vast collection of semi-precious jewelry once owned by Alexandra and/or the Grand Duchesses.  The jewelry was sold off to dealers by the Revolutionary government.  Anyway that is what she believed but she also said to me that the "grain of salt" was that lots of things were sold by dealers at that time with the same story.  I had the peices looked at by someone at Samuels jewelery in San Francisco and he verified that they are from the correct era and definitly European, not American.  One is a ring, an emerald cut garnet in a simple but high-carat gold setting.  The other piece is a necklace, a cross made of round garnets in an "invisible" setting.  It is very delicate and I don't wear it but I wear the ring all the time, mostly in memeory of my grandmother (she raised me) but I do admit that I love the legend behind them and it is fun to believe that they once belonged to the Imperial Family.  Just thought I'd share the story . . .

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Re: Crown Jewels
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2004, 04:56:19 PM »
That is a very interesting story Karin.I was wondering if you happen to have any pictures of these pieces.I would love to see them.
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Re: Crown Jewels
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2004, 06:02:03 PM »
I will see if I can have my IT guy take pictures and let you know, maybe I could e-mail them to you.  I just discovered this website and am new at it all.  Its really fun to see how many people share an interest in this subject.  What a great website, I am loving reading it all!

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Re: Crown Jewels
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2004, 06:12:01 PM »
So the state jewels are in Russia but the familys jewles were sold off to the highest bidders??? I heard Queen Elizabeth currently has some Romanov jewles in her possesion, were these from reletives or directly from the IF???