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Imperial Russian Diamond Presentation Ring, Russia, circa 1800. Photo by Romanov Russia

An exceptionally rare Russian Imperial Presentation gold ring of museum quality, with a diamond cipher of Empress Maria Feodorovna, consort of Emperor Paul I (ruled 1796-1801). The cipher is set with rose-cut diamonds and placed on a royal blue guilloche enamel shield with a rose diamond border. Ring size 10; height: 5/8 in. (1,6 cm) (12.7 cm). Price on request.

The ring was a personal gift from the Empress what makes it very special.

Romanov Russia. PO Box 14085. Chicago, IL, 60614 - Phone: 312.335.3937 - E-Mail: romanovrussia@aol.com

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Empress Maria was born Princess Sophia Dorothea of Wurttemberg (Germany), and took the name of Maria Feodorovna upon her conversion to Orthodoxy. She was mother of two Russian Emperors, Alexander I and Nicholas I, and proved to be one of the most influential women of her time.