My fascination with the shelf

Priceless emerald necklaces and brooches with huge sapphires that adorned the dresses of Russian queens have found new owners - American socialite and oil tycoon wives.

After the 1917 revolution, the Bolsheviks sold the Romanovs' treasures abroad, leaving only the most valuable in Russia. Luxurious jewelry was to the taste not only of European monarchs, but also of American socialites and famous jewelry houses.

Emeralds of Maria Pavlovna

Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna (1854-1920), wife of Vladimir Alexandrovich (son of Emperor Alexander II), was one of the few Romanovs who managed to export their jewelry abroad after the Revolution. She had a large collection of jewelry, which she bequeathed to her children after her death. This parure of huge emeralds became famous thanks to photographs of the Romanovs' costume ball in 1903.

Maria Pavlovna poses in a noblewoman's costume, and her headdress and dress are adorned with an emerald diadem and brooches, and the stones themselves belonged to Catherine II. At that time, many tiaras were made according to the principle of transformers, and could be turned into necklaces, brooches and earrings. This was no exception. This decoration was a wedding gift that the Grand Duchess received from Alexander II in 1874.

The emeralds are inherited by her son Boris, and at first they are worn by his wife Zinaida Rashevskaya, but soon he sells them to the Cartier jewelry house. With the money raised, Boris bought a real castle near Paris.

But Cartier makes new jewelry out of historical emeralds and resells them to private individuals. So, these stones were used in a sautoir (as they call necklaces with pendants), made by order of Edith Rockefeller, daughter of the founder of Standard Oil John Rockefeller. After her death, the jewelry was again bought by Cartier for alteration.

One of the most famous tiaras with these stones was the adornment of socialite Barbara Hutton, heiress of the Woolworth merchant empire, who by the end of her life squandered her entire fortune.

After Hatton's death, the tiara was taken apart, and some of the stones, according to some sources, were used for an emerald parure from Bulgari actress Liz Taylor, which was also sold at auction.

The largest emerald was subsequently re-cut by Cartier jewelers into drop shapes, losing a third of its weight, and placed in a diamond necklace. In 2019, it was sold at auction for over $ 4. million in private ownership.

Romanov Wedding Crown

This small crown, decorated with large diamonds, was made in 1884 for the wedding of Elizabeth Feodorovna and Sergei Alexandrovich, the son of Emperor Alexander II. All representatives of the House of Romanov were married in it in the future up to the Revolution. The Bolsheviks, however, did not see any special artistic value in it, and therefore decided to sell it at auction. She changed several owners (the crown even in 1952 adorned the head of the winner of the beauty pageant Ms. Universe in California!), Until in 1966 she was bought by Marjorie Post, the wife of the former American ambassador to the USSR. A big fan of Russian art, she founded the Hillwood Museum near Washington, and this crown has become the most valuable piece in her collection.

Pearl necklace of Catherine II

How the Romanov jewels came to the USA

Culinary portal about baking

I think everyone would like to somehow reduce the noise emitted by coolers in the case or in the power supply. There can be two reasons that lead to the appearance of noise:

1) The old cooler is poorly lubricated, then it needs to be lubricated.

How to disassemble, lubricate and then assemble a fan (Fan) if it starts to make more noise than usual. The article is mainly devoted to preventive maintenance of fans assembled on sleeve bearings.

If one of the fans located in your system unit begins to make noise or rattle more than usual, then the reason, as a rule, is either bearing wear or lack of lubrication.

Fans used to cool the system unit (Case), processor (CPU), video card (Video card), hard drive (HDD) and memory (RAM), differ in size, design and type of applicable bearings.

The fans use only two types of bearings: sleeve bearings, including hydraulic bearings, and rolling bearings - ball bearings. There are, however, more options when, for example, the fan shaft is additionally supported by a magnetic field, etc. ., but this circumstance does not affect the preventive maintenance and repair of the fans in any way.

All fans used in the PC do not have a collector, but an electronic switch of windings is used. Therefore, the main parts subject to mechanical wear are bearings.

Ball bearing fans.

In these fans, both the ball bearings themselves, in the amount of two pieces, and the seats in which they are installed, can be subject to wear, but the latter happens less often.

Priceless emerald necklaces and brooches with huge sapphires that adorned the dresses of Russian queens have found new owners - American socialite and oil tycoon wives.

I have long wanted to make semicircular shelves, as in the photo below (photo from the Internet).

Recently, one of my wife's friends just wanted just such shelves. We contacted, discussed size wishes and other subtleties.

Everything, as usual, starts with clumsy "drawings", which I proudly call drawings.

This time, in order not to make a mistake when cutting, I decided to start with a cardboard layout. The details came out in 3 sizes.

Assembling, trying on, trimming.

The shelves were made of pine furniture board. We place the layout on the board, mark it out, cut it out.

After that I assembled the elements in several pieces and grinded them to the same shape.

Well, that's what happened. The hostess will paint herself, because. I haven't chosen the color yet, and my weekend is over and free time with them.

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I have long wanted to make semicircular shelves, as in the photo below (photo from the Internet).

Recently, one of my wife's friends just wanted just such shelves. We contacted, discussed size wishes and other subtleties.

Everything, as usual, starts with clumsy "drawings", which I proudly call drawings.

This time, in order not to make a mistake when cutting, I decided to start with a cardboard layout. The details came out in 3 sizes.

Assembling, trying on, trimming.

The shelves were made of pine furniture board. We place the layout on the board, mark it out, cut it out.

After that I assembled the elements in several pieces and grinded them to the same shape.

Well, that's what happened. The hostess will paint herself, because. I haven't chosen the color yet, and my weekend is over and free time with them.

Trading is prohibited in the community, discussion of prices, links to pages with sales, contacts of the author in the comments. Mandatory information about materials and tools in text form.

1. Be polite, try to write correctly.

2. Use clear and beautiful photographs in your posts.

3. The author of a post with the tag [mine] can leave a link to his profile, group or channel on other sources, provided that the links (active and inactive) do not lead to direct sales. No more than four links are allowed and only at the end of the post (paragraph 8. of the basic rules).

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