25 April 2018

The Daily Diadem: Alexandra Georgievna's Fringe Tiara

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Grand Duchess Alexandra Georgievna of Russia, born Princess Alexandra of Greece and Denmark, wears a diamond fringe tiara backed by a fabric kokoshnik in an official court portrait, ca. 1890; the diamond fringe may be the same one that was later worn by her widower's second wife, Princess Olga Paley, and which was confiscated by the government after the revolution