The Greek Emerald Parure “The tale of this tiara begins with the giant emeralds it houses. Sixteen-year-old Grand Duchess Olga Constantinova of Russia brought a magnificent set of cabochon emeralds in.
They were first cousins. Their mothers were sisters. They could almost pass as twins. Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and King George V of England. King George wanted to send help to save the family, but he was not supported by the English government.