I am forever on the look out for fine ladies or women of royalty wearing exceptional pearl jewellery. Today I was thrilled to see this wonderful portrait of Catherine the Great, by Fedor Rokotov from 1763. I immediately focused as I usually do on the pearls of the wearer. The size of these amazing pearls in here hair would in life take your breath away. Remembering pearls were incredibly rare in the 1800’s and before. We do know that Russian aristocrats adored pearls but just feast your eyes on eyes this!