To my surprise they had on display pieces from The House of Faberge. It was one of those "meant to be" moments as I adore Faberge. I honestly love Russian history and the scandalous historical events that wraps around Faberge and the Romanov family has always fascinated me. It is full of the things I love most, royals, palaces, a murder plot, and jewels. It would have made a great Hollywood movie but unfortunately it isn't make believe but a real family (sad).
The House of Faberge is known for their Imperial Easter Eggs designed for the Romanov family in the late 19th century. I can't imagine what Russia was like during that era. It must have been something else to see some of those palaces prior to the war. I think Russia has amazing artists and musicians. They have interesting architecture as well. It would have been a great sight to see it in the glory days.
However, my favorite piece was the Empress Josephine Tiara. If I were a royal I would wear a tiara 24/7 and would even sleep in it. However, it might look a little funny on the tennis court or in my Pilates class, ha.
Here are a few other pieces we got the opportunity to view
I would love to have some of the jewelry I saw in the glass cases. I don't know if you are anything like me but I am a girl who loves diamonds. The last picture is a pendant that also was one of my favorites.