Cuckoo Egg (or Cockerel Egg), 1900. Presented by Nicholas II to Dowager Empress Maria Fyodorovna. Gold, diamonds, natural feathers, pearls, ruby. Kept in Svyaz' Vremyon Fund - Viktor Vekselberg collection - Moscow.
Shah Diamond, an 88.7 carat, yellow-tinged, and extremely clear gem of Indian origin that bears inscriptions on three facets. A deep cut in the diamond indicates that it was worn as a talisman. It is believed that the diamond was discovered in the Golconda mines in India in the 16th century, before they were abandoned. ...
FABERGÉ~ ROSEBUD EGG~ 1895. Imperial Fabergé Egg No. 11. A gift from Tsar Nicholas II to Empress Alexandra Feodorovna. The surprise is a yellow enamelled rosebud, which originally contained two more surprises: a diamond replica of the Imperial crown with a cabochon ruby pendant suspended inside. The crown and pendant have been lost.
The sapphire parure consisted of a tiara in traditional kokoshnik style, a necklace, a devant de corsage, and at least two brooches. The tiara was made of one large and eight smaller sapphire surrounded by diamonds, set in a gold frame. The top was adorned with diamonds which were detachable and could be worn as a diamond riviere. The tiara was also decorated with some of Catherine the Great’s diamond dress ornaments.