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14:14 GMT +3 hours04 March 2015
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Russian royal jewelry

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This emerald brooch of Empress Catherine II of Russia, which Christie’s calls “one of the outstanding jewels in the world,” was auctioned off for $1,650,500. The brooch was passed down through three generations of the Romanov royal dynasty. It was given as a wedding present to Maria Feodorovna (née Sophie Dorothea of Württemberg), the second wife of Emperor Paul I, and was inherited by the House of Hohenzollern following her death.

Russian royal jewelry