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Forum: Royal Jewels 03-29-2013, 02:48 PM
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Irina was HH Princess of Russia as a...

Irina was HH Princess of Russia as a great-granddaughter of a Tsar in the male-line. She did not lose her imperial rank, but did renounce her right of succession prior to marrying Prince Felix.
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Forum: Royal Jewels 09-30-2011, 05:12 PM
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The Kremlin Armory displays a selection of the...

The Kremlin Armory displays a selection of the Russian Imperial state jewels and related pieces. The vast collection (most of which remains in storage) is held in Moscow.
Forum: Royal Jewels 10-05-2009, 08:47 AM
Replies: 513
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Many of the substantial jewels (such as the...

Many of the substantial jewels (such as the diamond necklace worn by Marie) were part of the state collection stored in the Imperial Treasury. These were taken by the Bolsheviks without a fight in...
Forum: Royal Jewels 10-02-2009, 09:13 AM
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Unknown. Most likely part of the huge cache of...

Unknown. Most likely part of the huge cache of diamonds that were dumped on the market in the early years after the Revolution for hard currency by Lenin.

Other pieces were probably stolen by...
Forum: Royal Jewels 04-13-2009, 08:41 AM
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Queen Marie of Romania purchased some of her...

Queen Marie of Romania purchased some of her relatives' jewels after they left Russia to help them out financially. The most spectacular purchase was Grand Duchess Marie's sapphire tiara, which she...
Forum: Royal Jewels 08-12-2008, 10:32 PM
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I doubt any of Grand Duchess Helen's jewels...

I doubt any of Grand Duchess Helen's jewels inherited by Princess Marina stayed in her possession for long. Marina had serious financial problems for years after her husband's death and sold off a...
Forum: Royal Jewels 08-07-2008, 07:26 PM
Replies: 513
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No, although the fringe tiara was an extremely...

No, although the fringe tiara was an extremely popular jewelry design with many royal families and aristocrats.

Princess Michael's fringe tiara was a wedding gift to Princess Marina from the City...
Forum: Royal Jewels 08-07-2008, 03:28 PM
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Posted By branchg
A lot of the original treasury of imperial jewels...

A lot of the original treasury of imperial jewels housed in the Kremlin and St. Petersburg as state property was later stolen or sold in Soviet Russia. Most of the major pieces associated with the...
Forum: Royal Jewels 09-09-2005, 02:59 PM
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Oops! Grand Duchess Marie is the MOTHER of...

Oops! Grand Duchess Marie is the MOTHER of Grand Duchess Helen and GRANDMOTHER to Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent.
Forum: Royal Jewels 09-09-2005, 02:57 PM
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The Westminster ducal family has a substantial...

The Westminster ducal family has a substantial collection of Russian jewels, although not necessarily Romanov jewels. Most of the Romanov jewels remained in Russia, although some were sold after the...
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