The Romanov Tercentenary marked the Russian dynasty's final chapter. Ironically, despite his imminent demise, the last Tsar's popularity had never been greater, as the cheering masses during the 1913 celebrations revealed. A service in the Cathedral of our Lady of Kazan in St. Petersburg was held in February, followed by numerous receptions at the Winter Palace and a lavish ball in honor of the Imperial Couple, Nicholas and Alexandra. To commemorate Russia's pre-Petrine past, the Tsarina wore the traditional kokoshnik headdress with a simple tunic. In May the couple retraced the pilgrimage taken by Michael Fedorovich, the first Romanov Tsar, from his birthplace in Kostroma to the ancient capital of Moscow.
An absolutely lovely Russian gold and platinum "13" charm/pendant from the Edwardian (ca1913) era! This commemorative historical piece was created to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Romanov dynasty in 1913. The piece is made of 14kt yellow gold and has a wonderful ornate design, which is based on the number 13. A large platinum topped '13' is at the center and detailed with 10 old Rose Cut diamonds. At either end of the '3' are two vibrant emeralds and the large number is surrounded by a circular frame and scrolled accents. Three vivid rubies are set within the open wirework border and the pendant hangs from a simple gold bail. The special piece looks beautiful on and would be a perfect piece for anyone that has a connection to the number 13!
Measurement: The pendant hangs 1 1/4" long, is 7/8" wide and tall, and 1/16" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the charm/pendant is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold and platinum setting and all of the diamonds, emeralds, and rubies are intact.