The recent wedding of the Grand Duke Jorge of Russia with the Italian Rebecca Bettarini has rescued from the memory what was of the Romanov's lavish jewelry after the rusilla of the Tsar Nicolás II and his family in 1917. The link has been the first in a hundred years starring a member of the Imperial Family. After the death of the Tsar, the Headquarters of the Imperial House fell in the Grand Duke Kirill Vladimirovich, great-grandfather of the brand new boyfriend, son of the great Duchess María Vladimirovna, who leaves the eyes of his orbits as soon as someone asks him for his family. Why so much secretism? The same happens with Queen Sofia of Spain. It is a taboo theme.
Princess Rebecca wore an imitation of the famous Kokoshnik, the popular Russian headdress that has created chaumet jewelry in white gold and more than 438 diamonds. At the beginning of the 20th century, the Tsar was the richest man on the planet and to show the love he felt for his wife and daughters of him acquired some of the most spectacular jewels in history. Some came from the coffers of the ancestor of him, Catalina La Grande, the first woman of the court who publicly exhibited the luxury of the family. Where are those treasures hidden after the massacre? The Court of St. Petersburg was looted.
The jeweler of Isabel II houses pieces of incalculable value. The most popular is the Tiara Vladimir, made in diamonds with pearls in the form of gout that the Duke Vladimir Alejandrovich, a little brother of Emperor Alejandro III, gave to the future wife of him, María de Mecklenburg-Schwerin. The daughter of the Duchess sold it to María de Teck. Over the years, Isabel II has given her to other illustrious court characters like Lady Di or Kate Middleton. Two of the giant sapphire brooches surrounded by brilliant belonging to Maria Feodorovna (wife of the Zar Alexander III) that the British sovereign usually looks in coats and dresses came out of contraband Russia. Everything was played at home.
Other relatives of the British monarch also treasure Romanov relics. The rancid style of the princess Ana calls her attention when she on the neck of it exhibits the four-rinkle chloriff with a large central sapphire surrounded by bright set in gold that belonged to María Feodorovna, mother of Nicolás II. The piece bought it Maria de Teck, Banguela de Ana, for 6,000 pounds in 1931. At the hands of Miguel de Kent, cousin brother of Queen Isabel II, some pearl earrings that belonged to her great-grandfather, Emperor Alejandro II of Russia .
DaLarita de Denmark has jewelry of incalculable value that can not leave your country being owned by the State. However, there are exceptions. She has valuable sapphires that she looks at earrings, brooches or necklaces belonging to the Romanov.
For incredible it seems, until Imelda Marcos ended up showing one of the relics. It was the russian beauty, elaborated by the jeweler of the Bolin court for Alexandra Feodorovna, a woman from Nicolás I. The more than 20 pearls hang from a platinum structure and white gold with bright who bought the Duke of Marlborough who, In turn, he sold it to the wife of the former Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos. Part of that wealth sold Stalin to the highest bidder, including Cartier. The multi-millioneria heirie of the cereals Marjorie Merryweather bought different pieces to the French house, as well as its Coetainea Barbara Hutton, which was vaulled to own some of the largest emeralds in the world belonging to María de Meclemburg-Schwerin and that became famous when the He rode in a headband that was portrayed for posterity by the acclaimed Cecil Beaton. It has been commented that part of those stones was acquired by Elizabeth Taylor who, after the death of her, acquired them Bvlgari at an auction in Christie's.
The daughter of the Founder of the Standard Oil John Rockefeller, Edith, also acquired some emeralds from the Great Duchess for Cartier to perform a Sutoir and the emblematic collar of 389 pearls of Russia also ended up in possession of Cartier who sold it in 1920 to the Magnet Magnet Horace Dodge for $ 820,000.Updated Date: 05 October 2021, 22:39