The diamond earrings were once belonged to Catherine II (r. 1762-1796). Shaped of the cerries set with diamonds. The heavy earrings are hooked on ears. These were traditionally worn by all Romanov brides along with the Romanov nuptial crown and another whopper tiara. The ohoto is Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia as a young bride in 1908.
Catherine the Great - Catherine first met Peter III at the age of 10. Based on her writings, she found Peter detestable upon meeting him. She disliked his pale complexion and his fondness for alcohol at such a young age. Peter also still played with toy soldiers. Catherine would later write that she stayed at one end of the castle and Peter on the other.
Alexander Palace - It was commissioned by Catherine the Great for her favorite grandson, Grand Duke Alexander Pavlovich, the future emperor Alexander I of Russia on the occasion of his marriage to Grand Duchess Elizaveeta Alexeevna, born Princess Luise Marie Augusta of Baden.
Purple is my fancy. And this fancy will possibly be making in embroidery, tapestry, silk, even with lavish details and the material with shining gold. In this year the ornate and baroque styling will keep bringing more pleasantly surprised for our eyes.