Historical images of lost Russian royal jewels rediscovered.

Four unique photos of undocumented Russian Crown Jewels have been discovered in the Geological Survey Library in America. The images are featured in the 1922 “Russian Diamond Fund” album uncovered in the library’s rare book collection.

What makes the newly discovered photos so special is that they are not included in the official documentation of the Russian Crown Jewels, “Russia’s Treasure of Diamonds and Precious Stones,” published in 1925 and considered the most complete inventory of the Russian Crown Jewels.


“These images are unique representations of a bygone era taken at a key moment for Russia, buried in quiet bookshelves for almost a hundred years, then rediscovered to add one more tiny but important part to the infinite puzzle of history,” USGS librarian Jenna Nolt explained.
USGS librarians are trying to trace their history with assistance from experts from across the world. More.






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    The article says that the pieces are lost save one that was sold in London in 1927. Also, whoever bought it at the time...
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    i don’t believe that they actually found the jewels themselves, but rather photographs. in recent years there has been a...
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    Yet no mention of them being returned to Russia.
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