July 19, 2016

Empress Maria Alexandrovna of Russia's Sapphire Kokoshnik

empress maria alexandrovna russia sapphire kokoshnik tiara

Materials:  sapphires and diamonds set in gold and silver

  1. Empress Maria Alexandrovna of Russia née Princess Marie of Hesse
  2. Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovich of Russia; inherited from his mother in 1880
  3. Grand Duke Paul Alexandrovich of Russia; inherited from his brother in 1908

Other Wearers:

  • When was this tiara created?
  • Which jeweller created this tiara?
  • Does this tiara still exist intact? 
  • Was this tiara part of the jewels that were confiscated by the Bolsheviks from Grand Duke Paul's bank deposit vault in 1918?


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