the first waltz: a historical photoblog
“ His Royal Highness Prince Nikolai of Romania (b. 18 Aug 1903 Sinaia, Romania - d. 9 Jun 1978 Madrid, Spain) Parents: Queen Marie and King Ferdinand of Romania Notable Siblings: King Carol II of...
Turquoise, At Last- December
Falize Brothers (active France, 1897–1919), Coronation Crown of Queen Marie of Romania (replica), 1923, silver-gilt with amethysts, turquoise, rubies, peridots, moonstones and velvet. Gift of Alma de Bretteville Spreckels, 1951.07.193. Collection of Maryhill Museum of Art. The crown is based on ancient Byzantine designs for royal headpieces. It is set with amethysts, turquoise, rubies, peridot and moonstones, all chosen by Queen Marie for their symbolic connotations.