*NICHOLAS II ~ The last Tsar of Russia, born: May 18, 1868, Alexander Palace, Tsarskeye Eelo Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire. Death: July 17, 1918 (aged 50), Yekaterinburg, Russian SFSR. Burial July 17, 1998, Peter + Paul Cathederal, Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation.
Faberge Eggs: Imperial Pansy Egg 1899. The polished and carved jade (154 diamonds totaling 1.54 carats, 170 rubies totaling 6.46 carats, and 4 citrines, total weight .60 carat). Features a silver gilt base of spiraling and twisting leaves and twigs which supports the egg and opens to reveal a magnificent heart shaped red agate picture frame with a diamond set rim (.29 ct), and one diamond in the crown (.04 ct).