Empress Maria Feodorovna's Sapphire Parure ~ The Romanovs had one of the most impressive jewellery collections of all times. None of the current Houses, not even the British one, can match the splendour of the Romanov Court.
THE HISTORY OF SAPPHIRE OF EMPRESS MARIA, WIFE OF TSAR ALEXANDER II ~ One of the largest sapphires in the world. Alexander II purchased it at the exhibition of 1862 as a gift for his wife Maria. Russian Imperial jewelers used it to create a brooch decorated with diamonds. After Maria's death the brooch remained in Russia.
The Orlov Diamond (Catherine the Great’s crown jewel) The Armory at the Moscow Kremlin is home to Catherine the Great’s imperial scepter, which is set with a huge, green-tinted diamond, with 180 facets and a weight of carats.
THE ROMANOVS JEWELRY ~ A pair of bows to decorate sleeves made for Catherine II of Russia. Between sm. Gold, silver, diamonds, rubies, shpinel (the same gem is on the top of grand Imperial crown of Russia).