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Old 04-30-2013, 12:03 PM
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All I can say is Yikes to both the tiara and the necklace. The earrings are great.
That is not a necklace, it is an order.
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Old 12-08-2013, 10:23 PM
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The following is photos of jewels, which belonged the Romanovs (originally posted by belezza_storia)

The Romanovs' jewels
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Is Grand Duchess Marie wearing ruby tiara of her mother?

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Old 01-18-2014, 12:59 PM
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Thanks for posting this rare picture! There are so few tiara pictures of GD Maria, born Princess of Greece and Denmark, and I haven’t seen this one before.
I don’t think that it is the ruby tiara from her mother Queen Olga. On all the pics of that tiara, the outline is quite round or even, see bottom row of my comparison pic. (Sorry, I don’t know how to express myself more precisely.) But on the Grand Duchess it looks rather graduated, low at the sides and very high in the middle. There also is a picture of GD Ella (first row, first pic) wearing a very similar tiara, which has the same graduated outline.
Could that be the same tiara? The two ladies were married to second cousins, but who knows? IIRC, Ella sold many of her jewels after her husband’s death in 1905. This tiara could have thus made its way to Marie. And didn’t she have to sell jewels after the revolution? So maybe somehow this tiara is identical with the one Marie’s niece Theodora (third pic in the third row) is wearing as Princess of Baden. Theodora’s tiara is still worn by the current Margravin of Baden (last pic).
It is just a theory, of course. The quality of the photos doesn’t allow to be sure, and the different angles don’t help either.
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Old 01-19-2014, 09:20 PM
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The Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna's Emerald and Diamond Tiara is sometimes referred to as the Colombian Tiara.
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The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: Tiara Thursday: The Russian Pearl Pendant Kokoshnik

This tiara is one of the most breathtaking I have ever seen. I love the grand appearance of this tiara. It is classic, regal, and just exquisite. No doubt one of my favorite tiaras of all time.
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Old 02-20-2014, 03:40 PM
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IloveCP, The Russian Pearl Pendant Kokoshnik Tiara is extraordinarily elegant!
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Old 02-20-2014, 03:44 PM
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The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: Tiara Thursday: The Russian Pearl Pendant Kokoshnik

This tiara is one of the most breathtaking I have ever seen. I love the grand appearance of this tiara. It is classic, regal, and just exquisite. No doubt one of my favorite tiaras of all time.
It sure has had some interesting owners,but I was surprised to see Imelda Marcos amongst them ,on second thoughts maybe not!
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Scrap metal dealer discovers £20million Faberge egg at a bric-a-brac stall | Mail Online
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What an amazing story. Thanks for posting. Sad to think it may soon disappear from sight. Still two more to be found.
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Yes I was reading this earlier online,I bet this Faberge egg has an amazing & highly interesting story to tell!!
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I just saw that article on MSN, and they said that this has been verified as one of the missing eight eggs, and the sale price of the last egg sold years ago was $18.5 million. The scrap metal dealer bought it for $14K and was going to sell it for the gold at first, then he started getting suspicious as to what he actually had.

I will tell you, I don't get chills very often reading about this stuff, but to think how close this egg came to being destroyed just makes me want to run for the sofa. How could anyone NOT know what the eggs were, no matter what they looked like?

Would love to know how this egg wound up at a Midwestern flea market in America.
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I am sitting in shock!! I just can't even imagine!! And my parents and I do Yard Sales and Antique stores like this all the time!! I just...WOW!!

Is this the earliest Egg now known to exist or have the first two made for the Empress Marie been safeguarded somewhere?

I literally can't believe this...Just...Yeah!!
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I am always wondering HOW some of these things end up where they end up...if only they could relate their story!


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I found this story fascinating - how I would love to find a Faberge Egg in a bric-a-brac sale! I wonder why the previous owners of the egg gave it away to the sale, maybe they didn't realize that it was Faberge. I think some of the other eggs are a little over the top, but there are some nice and interesting ones.
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Would love to know how this egg wound up at a Midwestern flea market in America.
I think the article embellished things by calling it a the "bric-a-brac stall" (it's the Daily Mail after all) and highly doubt it was really found in a small-town, neighborhood flea market. My guess is that the anonymous discoverer lives somewhere around Chicago. Why? Look at the home picture of the egg on the counter next to the cupcake. I'm almost certain that is a milk chocolate cupcake from Sprinkles.
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It even has the brown tissue paper wrapping and you can see the shape of the Sprinkles sticker label with the frayed edges. And the only Sprinkles location in the Midwest is in Chicago.
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The Romanovs' jewels I | Spletnik.ru

This blog entry contains multiple close-ups of some jewels/tiaras. There are portraits of Russian Empresses and Grand Duchess wearing some of the pieces featured.
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I found this story fascinating - how I would love to find a Faberge Egg in a bric-a-brac sale! I wonder why the previous owners of the egg gave it away to the sale, maybe they didn't realize that it was Faberge. I think some of the other eggs are a little over the top, but there are some nice and interesting ones.
As I am presently clearing out my recently deceased MIL's house, I will say that sometimes the sheer volume of stuff that comes out of the attic and closets in a case like that, someone might miss what they have. Perhaps they thought it was a costume 'Franklin Mint' type of copy. In our case, while she died at 89, she had also dragged all of her parents and grandparents stuff from Alabama to NY, so there is literally 150 years worth of stuff.
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Al bina, That is an amazing link. Could you possible translate under the Lover's Knot tiara, does it identify the pink stone? Looks like a padparascha sapphire it think?
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It is called "The Diamond tiara with the pink diamond". The pink diamond is 13 carats. The style is kokoshnik. It is the only tiara of XIX-XX centuries that is Russia. Grand Duchesses used it in their wedding ensembles in early XX century.
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