The eight pointed star of the Order of St. Cathrine was 9 cm wide, made of silver, and set with diamonds. In the center, a silver cross rests on a scarlet enamel field, surrounded by gold letters reading in Russian "For Love and For the Fatherland"
EMERALD BROOCH WITH DIAMONDS ~ the history of this awesome jewelry of 136,26 karats is unknown. All that we have know is the document that this brooch was performed at the beginning of the 19th century for Emperor Pavel I' son - Konstantin, the junior brother of Alexander I of Russia.
An Imperial gem set gold brooch by Carl Fabergé, centred with the cypher of the Empress Maria Feodorovna in rose diamonds, encircled a ruby and diamond wreath, surmounted by a bow holding a brilliant cut diamond. Workmaster: Albert Holmström, St Petersburg, circa 1914. From www.wartski.com/ archive
The nuptial crown of Alexandra "Alix" Romanov (Princess Victoria Alix Helena Louise Beatrice) (1872-1918) Hesse, Germany to Tsar Nicholas II (Nikolay Alexandrovich Romanov) (1868-1918) Russia. All Romanov brides wore the same jewels on their wedding day. Alix was the 6th Child of King Louis IV (1837-1892) Hesse, Germany & Princess Alice Maud Mary (1843-1878) UK.
The Imperial Crown of Russia The “miter style” crown is only used by two imperial courts, that of the Holy Roman empire and Imperial Russia. It signifies the close association between these imperial offices and the respective churches, nl. Russian Orthodoxy and Rome. This crown strongly resembles an orthodox miter. Wrought in silver and set with thousands of diamonds and a single large spinel, it truly shows forth the glorious natural wealth of Russia and the once magnificent Romanov dynasty.
Pearl and diamond brooch of Nikolay II's mother Maria Feodorovna and Alexander III's wife. She wore this brooch until her death in 1926. She wore it on a black velvet ribbon. After her death her daughter Xenia tried to sell this jewel to Queen Mary, HMTQ Elizabeth II's grandmother but failed. Then Xenia sold it to Lady Deterding (?) who sent the brooch to Cartier to make an outstanding necklace.
THE ROMANOVS JEWELS ~ The record book of NIKOLAY II with pictures of jewels, 1889-1913 done BY HIS HAND. Kept in the Armory Chamber of Moscow Kremlin. Most part of pictures and legends describe brooches, lockets, cufflinks and pins that were presented to Nikolay by his family members. Most drawings are fulfilled by Nikolay II; the expression and colors of the drawings are very much close to the original jewels.