Grand Duchess Elizabeth Mavrikievna’s Aquamarine Brooch

Today marks the 95th Anniversary of the death of Grand Duchess Elizabeth Mavrikievna, who died on this day in 1927! The Princess of Saxe-Altenburg had married Grand Duke Konstantin Konstantinovich of Russia and had nine children, though the First World War and the Russian Revolution meant that she lost much of her family before making a harrowing escape into exile. As a minor member of the Romanov Family, the Grand Duchess did not possess a spectacular jewellery collection like other family members, but that does not make her Bolin Aquamarine Brooch any less splendid!  Continue reading

Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna’s Sapphires

Today marks the anniversary of the Death of Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna, Princess Nicholas of Greece, the only daughter of Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia and Duchess Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin who married Prince Nicholas of Greece and became the mother of Princess Paul of YugoslaviaPrincess Marina, Duchess of Kent, and Princess Elisabeth, Countess of Törring-Jettenbach, Grand Duchess Elena possessed many spectacular jewels, including a collection of Sapphire Jewels!

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Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirova’s Crown Brooch

Today marks the 140th Anniversary of the Birth of Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna / Princess Nicholas of Greece, who was born on this day in 1882! The only daughter of Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia and Duchess Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin who married Prince Nicholas of Greece and was the mother of of Princess Paul of YugoslaviaPrincess Marina, Duchess of Kent, and Princess Elisabeth, Countess of Törring-Jettenbach, Grand Duchess Elena possessed many spectacular jewels, including today’s Diamond Crown Brooch! Continue reading

Grand Duchess Victoria Melita’s Emerald Tiara

Today marks the 145th Anniversary of the Death of Princess Victoria Melita of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha | Grand Duchess Victoria Feodorovna of Russia, who was born on this day in 1876! The daughter of a British Prince and Russian Grand Duchess who became the Sovereigns of the illustrious German Duchy, she first married the Grand Duke of Hesse and then Grand Duke Kirill Vladimirovich, who became the Russian Tsar in exile. Grand Duchess Victoria Melita lived a fascinating life and possessed a plethora of important jewels, so today we are featuring her splendid Emerald Tiara! Continue reading

Grand Duchess Maria Kirillovna’s Diamond Necklace

Today marks the 70th Anniversary of the Death of Grand Duchess Maria Kirillovna of Russia, Princess of Leiningen, who died on this day in 1951! The elder daughter of Grand Duke Kirill Vladimirovich of Russia and Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg und Gotha, Grand Duchess Maria Kirillovna was the sister of Grand Duke Vladimir and Grand Duchess Kira, Princess of Prussia, growing up in exile in France and Germany before she married the 6th Prince of Leiningen in 1925. The Prince and Princess of Leiningen had seven children, including Prince Karl of Leiningen and Princess Margarita of Hohenzollern, and remained married until his death in a Russian Concentration Camp in 1946, with the Grand Duchess passing away in 1951. To mark the anniversary, we are featuring Grand Duchess Maria Kirillovna’s spectacular Diamond Necklace! Continue reading

Milford Haven Ruby Kokoshnik

Today marks the 125th Anniversary of the Birth of the Nadejda Mountbatten, Marchioness of Milford Haven, who was born on this day in 1896! The morganatic member of the Russian Imperial Family who married a Battenberg Prince that became a British Marquess, becoming closely related to the British Royal Family, as the aunt of the Duke of Edinburgh. To mark the anniversary of the fascinating Marchioness. we are featuring the magnificent Milford Haven Ruby Kokoshnik!

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