13 December 2017

The Daily Diadem: Victoria Melita's Diamond Kokoshnik

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Grand Duchess Victoria Feodorovna of Russia (born Princess Victoria Melita of Edinburgh; previously Grand Duchess of Hesse and by Rhine) wears an elaborate diamond kokoshnik in a portrait; the top portion of the tiara was later worn as a necklace by her daughter, Grand Duchess Maria Kirillovna, on her wedding day