05 August 2020

The Nightly Necklace: Marie Feodorovna's Sapphire Necklace

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Empress Marie Feodorovna of Russia wears an elaborate diamond and sapphire festoon necklace, as well as additional jewels from a coordinating parure, in a portrait by Konstantin Makovsky, ca. late nineteenth century; the necklace, which includes a sapphire that measured a whopping 159 carats, was confiscated after the revolution and later disappeared

Scandi Sparkler Spectacular: Floral Birthday vs Bettina's Cufflink

Both of these tiaras cleverly repurpose other pieces of heirloom jewelry!

Scandi Sparkler Spectacular: Marianne's Diamond vs Pearl Circle

Diamonds and pearls are matched up in this contest...

04 August 2020

The Nightly Necklace: Maria Pavlovna's Pearl Drop Necklace

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Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia wears a diamond and pearl drop necklace (with the Vladimir Tiara) in a formal portrait, ca. 1900; the necklace, which she sometimes wore as a tiara on a velvet kokoshnik backing, was sold at auction after her death