07 August 2020

The Nightly Necklace: Maria Alexandrovna's Pearls

Grand Ladies Site

Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia (Duchess of Edinburgh and Duchess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha) wears her diamond fringe tiara with a six-stranded pearl necklace in a formal portrait; the pearls, which have an impressive pearl and diamond cluster clasp, were among the jewels included in a landmark exhibition of her jewelry in Coburg in 1903