October 23, 2015

Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna of Russia's Emerald Kokoshnik

Creation:  This tiara was made by Bolin using emeralds that belonged to Empress Maria Alexandrovna of Russia.  The emeralds could be removed and worn as other pieces of jewellery.
Grand Duchess Elizabeth
Materials: diamonds and seven cabochon emeralds set in gold and silver
Grand Duchess Elizabeth
Grand Duchess Maria

  1. Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna; from her husband, Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich, on the occasion of their 1884 marriage
  2. Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna; from her aunt on the occasion of her 1908 marriage to Prince Wilhelm of Sweden
  3. King Alexander I of Yugoslavia; bought from Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna
  4. Queen Maria of Yugoslavia; from her husband, King Alexander of Yugoslavia, on the occasion of their 1922 marriage
  5. King Peter II of Yugoslavia; from his mother
  6. Van Cleef & Arpels; bought in 1949, removed the emeralds and replaced with paste stones
Queen Maria
Queen Maria
Other Wearers:
Princess Elizabeth

  • Who currently owns the emeralds?

Photos:  Van Cleef & Arpels

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