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-
Made for a British-German Princess who became a Romanov Grand Duchess, sold to a Greek Queen of Romania, worn by her daughter-in-law, and currently worn by the Custodian of the Romanian Crown, the Romanian Greek Key Tiara has been worn by a series of powerful women who never let their dire circumstances hinder their ability to fulfil their duty. Continue reading
Centenary of the Abdication of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia Continue reading
Today’s striking Emerald Kokoshnik Tiara was made for a beautiful Russian Grand Duchess. It was given to her adopted daughter, who sold it after the Russian Revolution to the King of Yugoslavia. In the 1950s, the Tiara was sold to Van Cleef & Arpels and has been loaned out. It was seen as recently as earlier this year. Continue reading
Given as a wedding gift from the last Prussian Crown Prince to his bride, the Prussian Meander Tiara was worn by their Romanov daughter-in-law, her daughters, and her granddaughter-in-law. It is one of the only remaining Tiaras in the vaults of the Prussian Royal Family. Continue reading
Crown Prince Leka of the Albanians married Ms Elia Zaharia on October 8th at the Royal Palace of Tirana. After the wedding ceremony, a reception was held at the Royal Residence. A number of representatives of foreign royal families were present, including Queen Sofia of Spain and Empress Farah of Iran. A banquet was held at the Royal palace in the evening. Continue reading
Made for a Russian Grand Duchess when she married the son of Queen Victoria of Great Britain, the Ruby Tiara was worn by her descendants from the German Princely family of Hohenlohe-Langenburg. Continue reading
Queen Anne of Romania, beloved consort of King Micheal, who died on at the start of this month, was buried in Bucharest on August 13. Queen Anne’s body had been laying in State at different locations throughout Romania for the past few days. She was the first member of the royal family to receive a State Funeral since Queen Marie, who died in 1938. Continue reading
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
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.