Diamonds are what make the Romanov vault unique. There are thousands of them. We see them in so many different formats, styles, and colors it’s mindboggling. All these items are… Continue reading Lost Magnificence – Diamonds Part 1
Two of my favorite things are diamonds and flowers. Putting them together is sheer bliss. When viewing these four items I must say that the artistry and world-class craftsmanship of… Continue reading Lost Magnificence – Florals
Thanks to Royal Warren(t), we've embarked on an immersive study on Romanov jewels here at the Bag. Let's check our knowledge! Note: The Russian government developed some replicas of the… Continue reading Lost Magnificence – Quiz!
The Facts As Royal Warren(t) notes, the original of this tiara consisted of flax ears of wheat, set in a gold frame. It's a bit stunning that the Bolsheviks determined… Continue reading Romanov Tiara Takes – Russian Wheat Sheaf
Throughout Europe the sumptuousness of Russian decorations and badges was never disputed. There were so many of them and we can enjoy looking at these examples. The Order of St… Continue reading Lost Magnificence – Orders