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Oct 2, 2021

Russian jewels in Llandudno

The Wartski shop in Llandudno was already famous for supplying expensive jewellery to wealthy clients when objects from the family of the murdered Russian Tzar were displayed there in 1935. Eggs and other masterpieces by Carl Fabergé were among the ...

objects brought from Communist Russia to Britain by the Wartski business, founded in Bangor by a Polish Jew of Russian ancestry. This trade was controversial because of the way the Russian government had seized the valuables from aristorcrats, the Orthodox Church and banks. For more about the history of Wartski's, use your mobile to scan the HistoryPoints QR codes on the door of what is now the Goldsmiths jewellery shop in Mostyn Street. Or click here