Royal Jewels Wedding gifts to Princess Marie of Edinburgh| Crown Princess of Romania list of the Royal Jewelry| History
The wedding proceedings were three-fold, consisting, first of the civil
marriage in the Red Room of the castle of Sigmaringen; secondly, of the
Roman Catholic marriage in the town church of St. John; and thirdly of
the Anglican marriage held in an extemporized chapel adjoining the Ancestors
Room in the castle.
Princess Marie is pictured wearing her wedding dress and jewellery in the full-length photograph at the top right of the page.
On top, the picture on the left and the inset picture of the parure, Crown Princess Marie is wearing her father's gift of turquoises and diamonds.
The following items were listed in The Times, Court Circular, 7 January 1893, page 9.
an emerald and diamond pendant and earrings (Queen Victoria)
The following items were listed in The Times, Marriage of Prince Ferdinand and Princess Marie, 11 January 1893, page 5.
a diamond rivière (King of Roumania and the Prince of Hohenzollern)
The following items were listed in The Illustrated London News:
The Duchess of Edinburgh presented her daughter with
Silver filigreed casket, candlestick,flacons, bottles, goblet, given as a wedding gift to Crown Prince Ferdinand and the future Queen Marie of Roumania Collection of Silverdishes now in the possession of the Maryhill Museum of Art
In her notes Queen Marie wrote about her trousseau and the jewels:
My wedding dress was of lusterless, heavy white silk, with puffed sleeves, of course, and bell skirt spreading out into a train. I had a dislike of lace veils, so in spite of all the old family lace I wore tulle, kept in place by a diamond tiara inside which a small wreath of orange blossoms lay curled as in a nest. I was a thin, flat little maiden with very fair hair, frizzled Queen Alexandra-wise on the forehead; my features were immature, my eyes blue; there was not much dignity about me. I looked as absurdly young as I was, and I felt as if I were playing at being grown up. I cannot say that I was very much enchanted with my own appearance. I had more romantic ideas about how a bride ought to look, but mama absolutely disagreed with these; so I was decked out according to her taste and wore my rather overpowering finery as best I could.
*Prince Ferdinand became Prince of Romania and Royal Highness by royal decree signed on the 18th of March 1889.
There is also an inventory of the most important jewels that were given to Queen Marie of Romania for her wedding, birthday gifts and christening presents.
The inventory is from May 1902 with 415 items,made by Traugott Tamm.
1. a pair of heart-shaped diamond and turquoise fibulae of the Prince and Princess of Wales
2. Dukes of Coburg light and turquoise headband
3. 14-piece diamond and turquoise necklace of the Dukes of Coburg
4. pair of diamond and turquoise earrings of the Dukes of Coburg
5. diamond headband: from the Duchess of Coburg
6. cross with diamonds - from the Duchess of Coburg
7. diamond earrings - from the Duchess of Coburg
8. shiny brooch with two knotted bows - from the Duchess of Coburg
9. large brooch with turquoise, pearls and rhinestones from the Duchess of Coburg
10. hairpin with a pair of turquoise and rhinestones - from the Duchess of Coburg
11. big brooch with pearls and rhinestones - from the Duchess of Coburg
12. long brooch with pearls and diamonds: from the Duchess of Coburg
13. bracelet with diamonds and three pearls: from the Duchess of Coburg
14. large sapphire brooch with large diamonds: from the Duchess of Coburg
15. brooch with turquoise and diamonds - from her brothers Alfred, Victoria Melita, Alexandra, Beatrice
16. brooch with diamonds and turquoise (small drawing): from the Duke of York and the Princesses Victoria and Maud
17. gold bracelet with a large sapphire and diamonds, from Prince of Hohenzollern
18. Riviere,necklace with 41 diamonds of King Carol I of Romania
19. Bracelet with sapphires and diamonds of the King of Romania
20. Bracelet with sapphires and diamonds, from Prince of Hohenzollern
21. Brooch in the shape of a cloverleaf, with diamonds, three rubies and 21 pearls, by Princess Maria Antonia de Hohenzollern
22 Long brooch, with sapphires and diamonds, from the prince of Romania
23. large diamond brooch with 22 sapphires; contains one large diamond - from the Emperor and the Empress of Russia
24. Hatpin with glitter and sapphire - from the children of the land
25. agate coloured umbrella handle, gold band with rubies and diamonds from the Hessian ducal family
26, diamond bracelet, from the ladies of Plymouth, Devonport, Stonehouse.
27. Nephrit umbrella handle and gold points - from the Staal family
28. gold brooch in the shape of a Maltese cross, by Mrs L. Barron
29. gold chatelaine, a pearl, diamonds and a pendant with the sentence: Separės, mais siempre amis - by Countess A. Tolstoy.
31. Tiara with sapphires and diamonds. Removable (five sapphires, four yellow diamonds) from the Roman princes
32. Necklace with diamonds and moonstones - from the Prince of Romania
33. Necklace with diamonds and pearls - from the Duchess of Coburg
34. Small pearl and diamond necklace of the Duchess of Coburg
35. Pearl necklace (234 g) - from the Duchess of Coburg; later added with blue pencil: "Lost at Cotroceni Palace, January 1902."
36. Necklace of 39 pearls and another necklace of 193 pearls, from the Duchess of Coburg
37. Choker necklace Collier de Chien, with 30 sapphires, 30 diamonds - from the Duchess of Coburg
38. bracelet with a sapphire and diamonds (small drawing) of the princes of Romania
39. round pearl brooch, violet enamel and dated 1879- by the Duchess of Coburg
40. Diamond brooch with two crowned M, enamel and two sapphires of the Duchess of Coburg
41. light blue and white enamel brooch, letter A and diamond crown and white enamel anchor - from Queen Victoria
42 diamond brooch with a caduceus and two pearls, from Queen Victoria
43. gold brooch with safety pin, with two sapphires and eight diamonds, by Queen Victoria
44. gold brooch with safety pin, with pearls and the name Marie in diamonds, by Queen Victoria
45. four buttons with emeralds and diamonds, from the beginnings of Romania
46. six triangular pink buttons with diamonds and a diamond in the middle, from Grand Duke Boris Romanov
47. a gold chain with a diamond medallion and a sapphire in the middle, from the King of Romania.
48. a gold necklace with a pendant representing the head and flowers of a girl, from the Prince of Romania
49. gold necklace with red enamel clasp, two rubies, two sapphires and diamonds, from the Prince of Romania
50. Gold necklace with 15 jade pearls and a golden cross from the Duchess of Coburg
51. a gold necklace with ten amethysts, from the Duchess of Coburg
52. golden necklace with 16 orange enamelled hearts of Queen Victoria
53. gold bracelet with enamelled miniatures of the landscapes of Queen Victoria
54 brooch with two medallions with crown and the initials M and A, and the word Petersburg", in enamel and diamonds - from Queen Victoria
55. Silver medallion with the portrait of Frederick I of Prussia. by Queen Victoria
56. Gold bracelet with five medallions and five initials by Queen Victoria
57. One gold medallion (July 11, 1873) by Queen Victoria
58. Buttons with white and purple enamel, in the middle with diamonds,
<< Back Next >>