Written by prince.of.preslav » February 20th, 2012, 2:42 pm:Here are some rather recent photos of Princess Alexandra:At the pre-wedding gala for the then Prince William of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton: http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Princess+Alexandra+Royal+Wedding+Pre+Wedding+j73ul7-HJTSl.jpg
Written by JewelFreak » February 22nd, 2012, 6:53 am:P. Alexandra is always impeccable, but in that photo, I'm not crazy about the combination of emeralds with her mauve outfit. A little odd.
Written by JewelFreak » February 22nd, 2012, 6:53 am:It is! Union Jack on the hat's crown. Dignified royal party, eh?P. Alexandra is always impeccable, but in that photo, I'm not crazy about the combination of emeralds with her mauve outfit. A little odd.--- Laurie
Written by WithinDemise » February 23rd, 2012, 12:44 am:For those interested, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden has given birth to a healthy baby girl this morning! the name will be announced either today or tomorrow by the King!
Written by LadyMaria » February 24th, 2012, 8:43 am:The Good News: The full name of the new Swedish Princess is Estelle Silvia Ewa Mary
The Bad News: A statement was released on Prince Friso's condition, and it's not good. The doctors confirmed there was extensive brain damage, and he may never wake up from his coma. The doctors had hoped that since his body temperature was low, that the hypothermia might have offered some protection from brain damage (hypothermia protecting from brain damage is well documented), but this did not happen. The Dutch royal family is looking into "suitable clinics" for Friso.My heart goes out to the family, and the thoughts and prayers will continue.
Written by prince.of.preslav » February 25th, 2012, 10:03 am:To mark HM The Queen's Diamond Jubilee, TRHThe Earl & The Countess of Wessex are on an official visit to Barbados where they attended a state dinner. At the dinner HRH wore one of her diamond necklaces and pairs of diamond earrings. What medal is HRH wearing?http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/02/25/article-0-11E5E4CD000005DC-130_634x822.jpgMore photos from the dinner can be seen here - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2106246/Prince-Edward-Sophie-wear-ordinated-outfits-attend-Barbados-state-dinner.htmlBobby
Written by Imdanny » February 27th, 2012, 1:36 pm:BTW, I never tire of seeing the tiara with sapphires, so if you have a good picture of it please feel free to post it again.
Written by Imdanny » February 27th, 2012, 1:36 pm:Ahh! I wrote a long post and accidentally deleted it while I was trying to log in.Ok, short version:I've seen the light. I think the people who wear these jewels, and the jewels' historical and cultural contexts are integral to understanding them, and perfectly suited to this thread. Bobby, I'm sorry I ever said otherwise. I just wasn't thinking it through!
A. Do you have any opinions about Prince Albert or about Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's relationship?B. Do you believe Queen Victoria was intimate with John Brown?
Written by Imdanny » February 27th, 2012, 1:36 pm:C. Do you have a list of the jewels Prince Albert designed and had made?D. Do you have pictures of them?BTW, I never tire of seeing the tiara with sapphires, so if you have a good picture of it please feel free to post it again.Thanks!
Written by AGBF » February 27th, 2012, 2:18 pm:Written by Imdanny » February 27th, 2012, 1:36 pm:BTW, I never tire of seeing the tiara with sapphires, so if you have a good picture of it please feel free to post it again.Hi, Danny! I didn't know which of these photos would end up being better. The larger one looked darker, so I thought I'd post them both. Perhaps someone else has an even better shot of the tiara! Thanks for your posting, I hope it brings forth some interesting information on jewels!Deb/AGBF Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend
Written by prince.of.preslav » February 27th, 2012, 6:11 pm:Danny, because you said that you can't get enoug of Queen Victoria's sapphire tiara, here you can see two photos from it's latest outing.http://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/queen_victoria_s_tiara_turns_up_in_a_highgate_home_1_1186490Bobby
Written by Imdanny » February 28th, 2012, 5:57 pm:Bobby, wow! That's amazing! I didn't know it was so small! And that man is actually holding it in his hand. Thank you so much for the commentary and links! I didn't know that Prince Albert designed so many pieces. Incredible. Danny
Written by JewelFreak » February 29th, 2012, 7:00 am:It is one of the most beautiful tiaras I ever saw too, Danny. I've always loved its small size, kind of pint-sized perfection. The sapphires are also so well matched & gorgeous color. Albert was a gifted jewelry designer, though I do find the pebble & teeth stuff creepy as heck.--- Laurie
Written by prince.of.preslav » February 29th, 2012, 5:42 pm:By the way, I forgot to mention (or didn't see the need then) that the tiara is shown in it's closed, coronet-like, state, like Queen Victoria wore it in the famous Winterhalter. Deborah's photos show the opened (tiara-like) version of the jewel.
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