Sapphire Brooches Archive

Empress Marie Feodorovnas Sapphire Brooch Empress Marie Feodorovna (née Princess Dagmar of Denmark) was the wife of Alexander III of Russia. She received this brooch, an oval cabochon sapphire surrounded by two rows of diamonds with a pear drop pearl pendant, as a wedding gift in 1866 from her sister and brother-in-law, the Prince and Princess of Wales (the future King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra). It was one of the jewels that made it out when the Dowager Empress fled revo…