Jewels of Princess Natalie Paley

Sotheby’s is auctioning a variety of illustrious jewels in their Fine Jewels and Magnificent Jewels Sales in New York City on December 9 and 10, which come from a family collection inherited from Mrs John C. Wilson, née Princess Natalie Paley, the daughter of Grand Duke Paul Alexandrovich of Russia (and a half-sister of Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna and Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich) who became a fashion model and socialite after emigrating to France and later the United States following the Russian Revolution.

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Princess Marie Louise’s Diamond Sunburst Brooch

Today marks the Anniversary of the Death of Princess Marie Louise, the fascinating granddaughter of Queen Victoria who married and divorced a German Prince, and later became a Princess ‘of nowhere’. To mark the Anniversary, we are taking a look at her Diamond Sunburst Brooch.

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