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Romanov Jewels


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Romanov Jewels

  1. 1. The Diamond Fund by: Annalisa Beck
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Russian Emperors have been collecting jewels since the time of Kievan Rus. </li></ul><ul><li>Jewels during that time were stylized like those from the Byzantine Empire. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Little changed in design of jewels from Kievan Rus to the founding of the Diamond Fund; however, the reasons behind acquiring jewels did change. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Peter I founded the first version of the Diamond Fund in 1719. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He believed that preserving jewels would add to the glory of Russia. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Peter and the Jewels <ul><li>Peter I was inspired to create the Diamond Fund from his various travels through Western Europe. </li></ul><ul><li>He liked the idea of collecting jewels that did not only belong to the Romanovs, but to the State. </li></ul><ul><li>NECK BADGE OF THE ORDER OF ST. ANNE </li></ul><ul><li>CIRCA 1760 </li></ul>
  4. 4. Peter and the Jewels <ul><li>Caesar's Ruby. </li></ul><ul><li>17 th Century </li></ul><ul><li>Peter I ordered that all future rulers must leave a portion of their jewels to the state. </li></ul><ul><li>Elizabeth I, Peter III, and Catherine II added various pieces to the Diamond Fund. </li></ul><ul><li>Catherine II added her Caesar's Ruby that was gifted to her from King Gustav III of Sweden. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Paul and the Jewels <ul><li>Blue Diamond Stickpin </li></ul><ul><li>Circa 1800 </li></ul><ul><li>Paul I (1796-1801) added several jewels that belonged to him and his wife Maria Feodorovna. </li></ul><ul><li>One such piece was the Blue Diamond Stickpin that was originally a ring. </li></ul><ul><li>The diamond belonged to the French royal family, but was given to Maria Feodorovna after the French Revolution. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Maria Feodorovna's Tiara <ul><li>Diadem </li></ul><ul><li>Diadem of Maria Feodorovna, sold by the Soviet Government in 1929. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Assorted Jewels <ul><li>SAPPHIRE BROOCH </li></ul><ul><li>CIRCA 1860 </li></ul><ul><li>BROOCH IN THE FORM OF THE HORN OF PLENTY </li></ul><ul><li>CIRCA 1774 </li></ul><ul><li>PAIR OF EARRINGS IN THE FORM OF BEES </li></ul><ul><li>CIRCA 1760 </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Collection <ul><li>Plastron which belonged to Alexandra Feodorovna, wife of Nicholas II. </li></ul><ul><li>1894-1917 </li></ul><ul><li>After several generations the Diamond Fund became one of largest and important jewelry collections in the world. </li></ul><ul><li>It was prominent until the end of the Romanov Dynasty in 1917. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Conclusion <ul><li>After the Russian Revolution in1917 the Diamond Fund was forgotten for ten years. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1926 -1927 the Romanov jewels were found in the Kremlin. 70% were sold at auction. </li></ul><ul><li>Today, the location of many jewels from the Diamond fund is unknown. </li></ul><ul><li>Some of the jewels can be seen in the jewel collections of heads of state. </li></ul><ul><li>Romanov cousin, Queen Elizabeth II of England wearing Vladimir Tiara, 1953. </li></ul><ul><li>Originally belonged to Grand Duchess Maria Vladimir Alexandrovich, 1890. </li></ul>
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