THE ROMANOVS JEWELRY ~ Golden-plated hilts of swords decorated by sapphire, diamonds and crystals performed for the Romanovs and their courtiers by Tzar workshops in the 17-18th centuries. Saved in the Diamond Fund of Moscow Kremlin. Known that Nikolay II had a sword with a hilt decorated by diamonds and gems. Nikolay II took that sword to Tobolsk and Ekaterinburg where it was stolen after his assassination, together with a crown of Alix and her personal casket full of her favorite jewelry ~
The part of the scepter of Ekaterina II Russian Empress. The head of the scepter is crowned by one of the biggest diamonds in the world, Orlov that was presented to Ekaterina by her favorite Grigori Orlov
The Cullinan I white diamond, cut from the largest gem quality diamond ever found. It was set in the British royal scepter and is currently in the London Tower with the other jewels of the British crown.
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.
Zinaida Skobelyeva, Duchess of Leuchtenberg. She was married to Eugène von Leuchtenberg, while having an affair with his cousin GD Alexei. The Grand Duke paid for her husband's debts, and their understanding continued until her death in 1899 _BM
Tsar Nicholas II of Russia with his physically similar cousin, King George V of the United Kingdom (right), in German military uniforms in Berlin before the war; 1913 Nicholas II of Russia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia