Nuptial Crown Brooch - Russia, 1884-1885, Hillwood Museum & Gardens
Alexandra Feodorovna wore the crown on which this pin is based at her wedding to Nicholas II in 1894.It was made of diamond strips that had been part of a tunic ornament belonging to the Tsarevich Paul, son of Catherine the Great. The diamond bands were sewn on to a wine-colored velvet background. The crown was worn together with a kokoshnik, a traditional
Approx 1.5" x 1/5"