Imperial Fabergé Eggs

Happy Easter to all of our readers and followers who celebrate the holiday! In honour of the occasion, we are taking a look at the stunning Imperial Fabergé Eggs, given by the Tsars of Russia to their Tsarinas on Easter between 1885 and 1917. Made under the supervision of celebrated Russian jeweller, Peter Carl Fabergé, these jeweled eggs are one of the finest examples of Imperial wealth and design, famous for their surprises. Of the 50 Imperial Eggs that were created, 43 are still extant. Take a look below at some of them-

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Yugoslavian Diamond Kokoshnik Tiara

This glittering Diamond Kokoshnik Tiara was worn by a series of women that spent their lives in exile. Princess Nicholas of Greece spent parts of her life exiled from Russia and Greece due to politics. Her daughter, Princess Paul of Yugoslavia, was exiled with her husband after the Allies took-over Yugoslavia during WWII. Her daughter-in-law, Princess Maria-Pia, was exiled from her native Italy at an early age. The diamond-set motif is filled with filigree motifs and diamond clusters, as well as detachable diamond clusters. We are using the name: Yugoslavian Diamond Kokoshnik Tiara, because there is no known name of this peace, and because it was worn mostly by Princess Paul of Yugoslavia. Continue reading

Jewels of the Romanovs

Today, July 17, 2016, is the 98th anniversary of the execution of the Romanovs, Russia’s last Imperial Family. The last emperor and his family were shot in Ekaterinburg, while other members of the family were thrown down a well.  

The Jewels of the Romanovs, displayed in 1922, by the Bolshevik government. These jewels were confiscated as part of the items bought by state funds at the time of the abdication in March, 1917, the jewels that were privately owned went with the family in exile, and were recovered from their clothing after the assassination.