DescriptionRare Russian Alexander I Diamond and Enamel Ring
Late 18th century, unmarked
Elliptical and curved to conform to the finger, the top decorated with royal blue enamel, the center applied with the monogram A, for Tsarevich Alexander Pavlovich, future Tsar Alexander I of Russia (r. 1801-1825) in rose diamonds, enhanced by a larger old European-cut diamond, mounted in gold and silver-top of ring-1 5/8 in.
Purchased from A la Vieille Russie
Dating from circa 1780-1790, the larger diamond on this ring is said to represent the cipher I in anticipation of the future Tsar's coronation in 1801.
Grand Duke Alexander Pavlovich, Future Tsar of Russia
As a grand duke, Alexander Pavlovich received the best education possible under the supervision of his doting grandmother, Catherine the Great, who was not overly fond of the future Emperor Paul I, Alexander's father. Raised in the tradition of the Enlightenment by the Swiss philosophe, Frédéric-César la Harpe, the handsome grand duke enjoyed the reputation of a reformer, growing increasingly popular as the despotic and demented ways of his father thoroughly alienated his long-suffering subjects.
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