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    Default Empress Alexandra Princess Alix of Hesse

    I came across this old picture and the necklace made me curious about some of her jewelry, so I started looking at more photos. She seemed to wear a lot of pearls, but also beaded stations and chains. I think some of these modern tin cup necklaces would've fit right in during her era.

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    This actually reminded me of myself and my grandma...I used to play with the pearls around her neck to hear their clacking sound (but never on her Church days):

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    I really like the layered tin cup look. Clearly, it is timeless!

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    Is that a pearl Juliet's cap? It screams yalmulke to me, but I think Juliet's cap is the correct term, although nothing like that was worn in Shakespeare's time.

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    Share more old photos. I would love to see mor.

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    I have a wonderful book by Stefano Papi Jewels of the Romanovs Family & Court Talk about some incredible jewels!
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    Thanks so much for sharing BPDDC. I love viewing the old photos!

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    Marvellous photos ! I can't believe the tin cup was around so long ago. But it does make sense. Pearls were increasingly rare and chain is always around !

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    Here ya go:

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluidragon View Post
    Share more old photos. I would love to see mor.

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    It's always eye opening to look at the best of the best of the best natural pearls, and realize that even in a grainy, old photograph, you can tell the pearls are not perfectly round and don't appear to match.

    I wonder what they looked like in person?

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