09 June 2019

The Daily Diadem: Alexandra Feodorovna's Pearl Drop Tiara

Catalogue of the Diamond Fund of the USSR

A diamond and pearl drop tiara from the collection of Empress Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia (nee Princess Charlotte of Prussia) is depicted in a plate from the 1920s catalogue of the Diamond Fund of the USSR; the tiara, which was later acquired by Imelda Marcos, was confiscated by the government of the Philippines in the 1980s, and it remains locked in a bank vault today