1894 or 1895. Maria Feodorovna (1847-1928) wears a scarf-ruff that completely seals off her neck and a dress with big leg-o-mutton sleeves in this photo. Her husband, Alexander III, died in 1894 so she is in mourning.
The diamond necklace that belonged to Dowager Maria Feodorovna. The total value of necklace is more then 470 karats. The diamonds were brought from India in the 17th century. Today's owner of the necklace is unknown.
From Her Majesty's Jewel Vault: Empress Marie Feodorovna's Sapphire Brooch-owned by the British Royal Family; it was given to Empress Maria Feodorovna (Princess Dagmar of Denmark) by her sister, Princess Alexandra and her husband Prince Edward (later Queen and King); after the revolution, Maria's jewels were sold. The brooch was bought by Queen Mary and bequeathed to Queen Elizabeth.
NOT a convertible, but tiara and matching necklace. Cartier Wave Tiara belonging to Maria Feodorovna (26 November 1847 – 13 October 1928). Born Princess Dagmar of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg and later Princess Dagmar of Denmark, she was Empress consort of Russia as spouse of Emperor Alexander III. She was the second daughter of King Christian IX of Denmark and Louise of Hesse-Cassel. Among her children was the last Russian monarch, Emperor Nicholas II, whom she outlived by ten…
An antique sapphire jewel found in the Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna's private apartments in the Anichkov Palace. It weighs 260 carats and is set in a typical Russian mounting encircled by 18 diamonds weighing 50 carats. Source: The Jewels of the Romanovs, by Stefano Papi.
Marie Feodorovna's Wave necklace, probably, by Cartier. It is often said this necklace could be converted into a tiara but actually this necklace and tiara were definitely two separate jewels. In the famous photograph made by the Soviets for inventory pur