Trinket Tuesday: The Nuptial Crown

Nuptial Crown

The Imperial Nuptial Crown was created in 1840. According to Stafano Papi’s Jewels of the Romanovs, the jewelers Nickel and Plincke used diamonds that belonged to Catherine the Great to create this nuptial crown. It was worn by many Romanov brides, but the most famous bride to wear it was the last tsarina in 1894.

CrownThe Bolshevik government sold this crown in 1927. Christie’s handled the sale and it was sold for £6,100, a very high price at the time.

Today it is on display at Hillwood Mansion and Museum in Washington, D.C.

Trinket Tuesday is where I share some of the lovely things I discover during my travels, research or around town. All pictures are my own (unless I state otherwise). I hope you enjoy!