romanian crown


At the 1987 World Championships, Aurelia Dobre scores a 9.975 on the floor exercise during the All Around competition and becomes the first Romanian gymnast to be crowned World All Around Champion. Winning at the age of 14, she is the second youngest gymnast to win the World All Around title and scored five Perfect 10′s during the 1987 Worlds. (x)

A lesser known tiara that once belonged to the Romanian royal family, probably to Queen Marie, now a property of country’s Central Bank. Queen Marie of Romania was the eldest daughter of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, and Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia. 

The tiara (platinum, diamonds, sapphires, rubies, emeralds,) is exhibited at the National History Museum in Bucharest. The Royal Family had a relatively large holding of jewels and other precious artifacts, most of them unfortunately lost because were stored in Moscow during the WWI and fell into the hands of the subsequent Bolshevik regime.