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Re: Royal Jewels

Post by sonudagr88 » April 20th, 2012, 4:46 am
Mary in the ruby parure. The white elephant on the sash is one of the Orders given by the Royal House of Denmark.
Re: Royal Jewels

Post by laurensmama » April 20th, 2012, 4:53 am
Thank you for posting the photos of the Thai royal family jewels. They were very lovely to look at, perhaps some of the history of various pieces could be shared. Thanks so much.
Re: Royal Jewels

Post by prince.of.preslav » April 20th, 2012, 3:45 pm
Written by laurensmama » April 20th, 2012, 4:53 am:Thank you for posting the photos of the Thai royal family jewels. They were very lovely to look at, perhaps some of the history of various pieces could be shared. Thanks so much.


I'm affraid that little is known about the jewels of the Thai royal family. Basicly what is known is that some jewels have been in the family for the past century (the historically important jewels come from Queen Saovabha Phongsri [the fringe tiara/necklace, the diamond rivieres]), while others (most?) have been aqured for Queen Sirikit and other family members. Of course, they also have the jewelled belts and they might be the oldest jewels that are still worn today. As can be seen in photos, in her early years as Queen, Sirikit wore a vast array of jewels, many of which were antique in design (pre-20c.)., but now tends to year only a small selection of them, like her sapphires, two emerald drop necklaces and matching earrings, the huge pearls and some impressive rubies. Her Majesty also wears some nice modern diamond sets these days (as can be seen in por1991's photos).

Bobby
Re: Royal Jewels

Post by AmayasV » April 21st, 2012, 10:14 am
Some pics of HM The Queen Saovabha Phongsri ,the first female Regent of Siam.

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Re: Royal Jewels

Post by prince.of.preslav » April 21st, 2012, 4:19 pm
Written by AmayasV » April 21st, 2012, 10:14 am:Some pics of HM The Queen Saovabha Phongsri ,the first female Regent of Siam.



Gorgeous! Thank you, AmayasV, for these photos.
I believe that the coloured stones in the second photo are sapphires. Would anybody know it this is true?

Bobby
Re: Royal Jewels

Post by prince.of.preslav » April 21st, 2012, 4:51 pm
On the second day of the Turkish State Visit to the Nerlands (18th April), the hosts were treated to a concert by the Turkish Youth Filharmonisch Orchestra at the Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen in A'dam. The event saw the same members of the Dutch Royal Family that attended that State Banquet the previous night - The Queen, The Prince of Orange & Princess Máxima, Princess Margriet & Pieter van Vollenhoven.
Queen Betrix wore a new combination of old jewels - the ear pendants from the ruby parure attached to the earrings from the Borneo set and the brooch from the same ruby parue (by Mellerio dits Meller) and a small ruby and diamond bangle:
A very nice photo of HM - http://cdn.monarchypress.com/1/145534f8fab1ef1e81267667131.jpg
http://www.anpfoto.nl/search.pp?page=3&ShowPicture=18076597&pos=28

Princess Máxima wore her pearl necklace, new pearl and diamond earrings and one of the multi-row pearl and diamond bracelets:
http://cdn.monarchypress.com/1/145534f8fab58e457c460023893.jpg
http://www.ppe-agency.com/500px/Apr2012/PPE12041874.jpg

It appears that among the few jewels that Princess Margriet wore was the pearl and diamond Daisy brooch that belonged to Queen Juliana; it also looks like HRH also wore two stone diamond earrings:
http://www.anpfoto.nl/search.pp?page=1&ShowPicture=18729426&pos=10

Bobby
Re: Royal Jewels

Post by prince.of.preslav » April 21st, 2012, 5:01 pm
While searching for photos for my previous post, I kame across this photo of Grand Duke Henri & Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, taken at the return event during the 2006 State Visit to the Netherlands. I wonder what brooch HRH used. And what about the necklace? A riviere? Any guesses?

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Bobby
Re: Royal Jewels

Post by prince.of.preslav » April 21st, 2012, 5:34 pm
Happy (slightly belated) birthday, Your Majesty! May you have a wonderful year and many happy returns! :)


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Re: Royal Jewels

Post by prince.of.preslav » April 21st, 2012, 5:49 pm
Yesterday (20th), Her Majesty The Queen attended the Dubai Duty Free Race Day at Newbury Racecourse Newbury, England. For the visit Her Majesty wore one of her favourites, though not seen much lately - a diamond and pearl brooch of uncertain provenance. Note that The Queen also wore a singe strand of pearls and simple pearl studs - clearly a private visit ;)

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http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/queen-elizabeth-ii-attends-the-dubai-duty-free-race-day-at-news-photo/143181375

Bobby
Re: Royal Jewels

Post by prince.of.preslav » April 21st, 2012, 5:57 pm
Today, again at the Racecourse in Newbury, The Queen wore another favourite - the pearl and diamond trefoil brooch:

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Re: Royal Jewels

Post by AmayasV » April 21st, 2012, 8:10 pm
Written by prince.of.preslav » April 21st, 2012, 4:19 pm:
Written by AmayasV » April 21st, 2012, 10:14 am:Some pics of HM The Queen Saovabha Phongsri ,the first female Regent of Siam.



Gorgeous! Thank you, AmayasV, for these photos.
I believe that the coloured stones in the second photo are sapphires. Would anybody know it this is true?

Bobby


The coloures stones are emeralds. after Queen Saovabha's death the stones was given to the future Queen Ranbhai Barni ,her daughter in law.

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Re: Royal Jewels

Post by prince.of.preslav » April 22nd, 2012, 5:14 pm
Written by AmayasV » April 21st, 2012, 8:10 pm:The coloures stones are emeralds. after Queen Saovabha's death the stones was given to the future Queen Ranbhai Barni ,her daughter in law.


Thanks again, AmayasV! I knew about Queen Rambhai Barni's emeralds, but failed to make the connection to the ones worn by her mother-in-law. It seems, though, that Rambhai Barni had the necklace altered, no? And it looks like the larger drop of the devant-de-corsage was used on a new brooch, which may have been made using the very large stone from the brooch that was worn over the sash, while the top part of the d-d-c was turned into a bracelet. Is there any truth in that?

I have read that some of the emeralds were sold when Rama VII and his Queen were in exile in England. Do you know if this true?

Bobby
Re: Royal Jewels

Post by prince.of.preslav » April 22nd, 2012, 5:25 pm
Yesterday, HRH Princess Carolina de Bourbon de Parme, daughter of the late Duke of Parma & Princess Irene of the Netherlands, married civily to Albert Brenninkmeijer, a member of the prominent Brenninkmeijer family, in Wijk bij Duurstede. The relegious wedding is going to take place at later date in Florence.
To stay on topic - Princess Carolina wore her granmother Juliana's diamond and (light blue) sapphire drop earrings ;)

The "official" photos can be seen in this link - http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=21-04-2012%20Wijk

Bobby
Re: Royal Jewels

Post by prince.of.preslav » April 22nd, 2012, 5:53 pm
A while ago I fown some nice and rare photos of royal and noble ladies, but sadly lost the links some time later. Anyway... today while searching for sth else I found one of the photos and remebered that there was something I wanted to ask here.
The photograph (see link) shows the then Lord & Lady Romesy attending the celebrations for the Golden wedding anniversary of HM The Queen & HRH The Duke of Edinburgh in 1997. What caught my attention is Penny Romsey's brooch, which does look very much like a brooch that onced belonged to her husband's great aunt - Queen Louise of Sweden.

You can see the photo from 1997 here - http://alphapress.photoshelter.com/image?&_bqG=8&_bqH=eJzL9DDKC_Cu8ivJM8wyM6vMz3Ezi9BNC_DKCne0MjQxtTI1sDI0AAIrz3iXYGdbH0eXSO0gf99g10g1z3j_IPd4Txdbf5AC59KM.ALPoopQVxM1sNp4Rz8X2xK1eEfnENvi1MSi5AwAx5ogOQ--&GI_ID=

And one of Queen Louise whit what might be the same brooch:
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So, what would you say?

There is a bigger reason in why I'm interested in the possible fate of the brooch - not long ago a relieble poster on another board said that both this brooch and Queen Louise's sapphire and diamond spray brooch belong to the same person. He did not disclose the identity of the owner, but it made me think who it might be. We know that QL left her private jewels to various relatives, so it would make sence that these were (possibly!) left to her brother ;)
The sapphire and diamond brooch worn with the Leuchtenberg sapphires:
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Bobby
Re: Royal Jewels

Post by Teriann » April 23rd, 2012, 10:39 am
Written by prince.of.preslav » April 21st, 2012, 5:34 pm:
Happy (slightly belated) birthday, Your Majesty! May you have a wonderful year and many happy returns! :)


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A fantastic smile always goes well with sapphires like these :D Happy birthday indeed!
Re: Royal Jewels

Post by Josefine » April 23rd, 2012, 11:38 am
Written by prince.of.preslav » April 22nd, 2012, 5:53 pm:A while ago I fown some nice and rare photos of royal and noble ladies, but sadly lost the links some time later. Anyway... today while searching for sth else I found one of the photos and remebered that there was something I wanted to ask here.
The photograph (see link) shows the then Lord & Lady Romesy attending the celebrations for the Golden wedding anniversary of HM The Queen & HRH The Duke of Edinburgh in 1997. What caught my attention is Penny Romsey's brooch, which does look very much like a brooch that onced belonged to her husband's great aunt - Queen Louise of Sweden.

You can see the photo from 1997 here - http://alphapress.photoshelter.com/image?&_bqG=8&_bqH=eJzL9DDKC_Cu8ivJM8wyM6vMz3Ezi9BNC_DKCne0MjQxtTI1sDI0AAIrz3iXYGdbH0eXSO0gf99g10g1z3j_IPd4Txdbf5AC59KM.ALPoopQVxM1sNp4Rz8X2xK1eEfnENvi1MSi5AwAx5ogOQ--&GI_ID=

And one of Queen Louise whit what might be the same brooch:
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So, what would you say?

There is a bigger reason in why I'm interested in the possible fate of the brooch - not long ago a relieble poster on another board said that both this brooch and Queen Louise's sapphire and diamond spray brooch belong to the same person. He did not disclose the identity of the owner, but it made me think who it might be. We know that QL left her private jewels to various relatives, so it would make sence that these were (possibly!) left to her brother ;)
The sapphire and diamond brooch worn with the Leuchtenberg sapphires:
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Bobby



hi

long time since i were here.
i tried to find more photos from the event but i could not

but this is intresting
Re: Royal Jewels

Post by JewelFreak » April 23rd, 2012, 1:17 pm
WELCOME BACK, Josefine! Come on in & stay a spell! We've missed you.

--- Laurie
Re: Royal Jewels

Post by prince.of.preslav » April 23rd, 2012, 2:50 pm
Welcome back, dearest Josefine! I've been missing you here a lot!

Best,
Bobby
Re: Royal Jewels

Post by prince.of.preslav » April 23rd, 2012, 3:09 pm
This night at the State Banquet in Berlin HRH The Grand Duchess of Luxembourg wore Grand Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte's citrine and diamond bandeau, earrings, bracelet and pendant (part of the muc larger necklace?). The tiara was last seen on Princess Alxandra of Luxembourg at the banquet for the national day last year.
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http://www.lessentiel.lu/diashow/22983/05grandduc-fe7a4da50317d0ed75bbaba07d8d9be5.jpg

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http://www.lessentiel.lu/diashow/22983/04grandduc-959eff0565834c43586b2150971014ea.jpg

*TRH the Grand Duke & the Grand Duchess are on a three day State Visit to Germany
More photos from the events today can be seen here: http://www.tageblatt.lu/nachrichten/story/24034191
and here: http://www.lessentiel.lu/fr/news/dossier/newsletter/story/Auf-Staatsbesuch-mit-Tafelsilber-im-Gep--ck-29042244

Bobby
Re: Royal Jewels

Post by prince.of.preslav » April 23rd, 2012, 4:06 pm
Written by Teriann » April 23rd, 2012, 10:39 am:
Written by prince.of.preslav » April 21st, 2012, 5:34 pm:
Happy (slightly belated) birthday, Your Majesty! May you have a wonderful year and many happy returns! :)


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A fantastic smile always goes well with sapphires like these :D Happy birthday indeed!


LOL I think you're right :P

On another note - Looking at this photo again and again, I had to wonder if Elizabeth II is going to host another "Thank you" dinner at the end of this year??? The one in 2002 (when the photo was taken) was a very nice gesture to her extended family and friends, I think.

Bobby
Re: Royal Jewels

Post by peggylee65 » April 23rd, 2012, 10:55 pm
Hello Everyone...

I'm new to this site and just wanted to say hello and ty for all the great pics, comments and info on the Royals. I've learned alot and have had a great time learning from this site. So once again, thank you!!

Belated Happy Birthday to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II and may you be blessed with many more!
Re: Royal Jewels

Post by JewelFreak » April 24th, 2012, 4:37 am
Welcome! Hope you keep enjoying the forum -- and others. It is a big upper to roam through all the sparkles!
Re: Royal Jewels

Post by JewelFreak » April 24th, 2012, 7:09 am
Neat find -- story about pearl & diamond earrings originally bought by King Carroll of Romania. Beautiful!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2134411/Girl-500k-pearl-earrings-Jewels-locked-away-35-years-owner-didnt-like-tipped-raise-thousands-auction.html
Re: Royal Jewels

Post by Gabriellehb » April 24th, 2012, 7:32 am
Just came across this example of another royal jewel. Gee if I was left them they certainly wouldn't be too garish for my taste. There's no way I would leave them languishing at the back of a drawer

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2134411/Girl-500k-pearl-earrings-Jewels-locked-away-35-years-owner-didnt-like-tipped-raise-thousands-auction.html
Re: Royal Jewels

Post by Josefine » April 24th, 2012, 12:25 pm
I have been reading your posts enjoying them alot.

what i understand there were many years since last time MT wore this set
how many parts are there in this set?
Re: Royal Jewels

Post by prince.of.preslav » April 24th, 2012, 4:05 pm


Written by Gabriellehb » April 24th, 2012, 7:32 am:Just came across this example of another royal jewel. Gee if I was left them they certainly wouldn't be too garish for my taste. There's no way I would leave them languishing at the back of a drawer

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2134411/Girl-500k-pearl-earrings-Jewels-locked-away-35-years-owner-didnt-like-tipped-raise-thousands-auction.html


Garish?!? A most classical pair of pear drop earrings is described as garish? I wonder what the old lady considered to be nice and elegant...
By the way, I do wonder which jewellery house made them? I don't think this is mentioned in the article. Perhaps it is not known?

On onother note, I find it interesting that Carol II's mother, Queen Maria, and his second wife, Queen Elena (nee of Gr&Dk) each wore a pair of earrings that was very similar to the one now offered on auction. However, Queen Elena's earrings were also worn by her sister Irene (as they did with some other jewels) and I'm not sure which sister actually owned them...

Perhaps the two most famous outings of these earrings were at the christening of the future King Mihai I and for one of HM's portraits by de Laszlo:
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Regina-mamă Elena:
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Bobby
Re: Royal Jewels

Post by prince.of.preslav » April 24th, 2012, 4:32 pm
Written by Josefine » April 24th, 2012, 12:25 pm:I have been reading your posts enjoying them alot.

what i understand there were many years since last time MT wore this set
how many parts are there in this set?


As far as I can tell, the parure consists of the bandeau, a large necklace, pair of earrings, bracelet (and a spare pendant?).

Here one can see the late Grand Duchess Joséphine Charlotte wearing the complete parure at the gala before the 60th birthday of Margrethe II in 2000 - http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/queen-margrethe-of-denmark-celebrates-60th-birthday-in-news-photo/113928756

What I find interesting is that despite not being worn often, the parure shows once or twice in a decade - in the 1980s on Maria Teresa, in the early 1990s on Princess Margaretha, in 2000 on the Grand Duchess and then 11 years later on her granddaughter.

Bobby
Re: Royal Jewels

Post by prince.of.preslav » April 24th, 2012, 4:42 pm
Written by prince.of.preslav » April 23rd, 2012, 3:09 pm:This night at the State Banquet in Berlin HRH The Grand Duchess of Luxembourg wore Grand Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte's citrine and diamond bandeau, earrings, bracelet and pendant (part of the much larger necklace?). The tiara was last seen on Princess Alxandra of Luxembourg at the banquet for the national day last year.

Bobby


Two corrections:
First - the name of the Grand Duchal couple's only daughter in properly spelled Alexandra
Secondly - the bandeau and the rest of the parure is composed of large citrines/topazes and small pearls. There are no diamonds in the jewels.
Re: Royal Jewels

Post by laurensmama » April 25th, 2012, 7:42 pm
Hello everyone, should be doing paperwork but here I sit. Anyway another website: hrhduchesskate.com posted a picture of some ear rings I have never seen before and stated they were the ones Catherine wore to the African Lions benefit. I guess I just assumed she wore her Christmas present from William since they are obviously not just diamonds or any costume I have seen her wear before. What are your thoughts, do we maybe have another new piece of bling !?!?!? Is it too much to hope for that she is starting to pry open her jewelery box? Yes there is an economic recession, I get it, but I fear she is going to be just like Charlene of Monaco and wear minimal jewels.
Re: Royal Jewels

Post by prince.of.preslav » April 26th, 2012, 2:08 am
Great news!!! I just read that HRH Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg is engaged to be marred to Stéphanie de Lannoy, his longtime girlfriend.
While waiting for the official announcement from the Grand Ducal Palace, you can enjoy the photos & videos here:
http://lifestyle.rtl.lu/entertainment/society/234509.html

And a photo from the recent State Visit to Germany, where HRH accompanied his parents TRH the Grand Duke & the Grand Duchess:
http://www.monarchie.lu/pictures/photos/gallery/evenements/2012/04/visite-etat-allemagne/visite-etat-allemagne-10.jpg

Bobby


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