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Re: Royal Jewels

Post by Scotsgirl » October 24th, 2012, 12:55 pm
Bobby, I don't know much about this necklace but am very interested. Can you tell/show more?
I mean the amethyst neckalce that Camilla wore.
Re: Royal Jewels

Post by WithinDemise » October 24th, 2012, 6:23 pm
Re: Royal Jewels

Post by prince.of.preslav » October 24th, 2012, 6:53 pm
Written by WithinDemise » October 24th, 2012, 6:23 pm:The Slovakian President and his wife were in denmark for a visit and the dinner last night was tiaras and orders all around.

Mary wore her wedding tiara with the aquamarine and pearl choker: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-13iXsQ0X8Go/UIhUmMGCzsI/AAAAAAAAPIA/3TdRQoeThoM/s1600/963444-le-prince-frederik-et-la-princesse-mary-620x0-1.jpg

Marie wore her floral tiara: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-USFnswHFYag/UIhVGx9BrrI/AAAAAAAAPJA/KFbpBAy14c4/s1600/963460-prince-joachim-and-princess-marie-of-620x0-1.jpg

Benedikte wore her star and pearl tiara with a star necklace: http://www.purepeople.com/article/princesses-mary-et-marie-somptueuses-pour-recevoir-la-slovaquie-a-fredensborg_a109064/31#31

and Margrethe wore the palmette heart tiara: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-P67HABDCAyE/UIhY6T4C39I/AAAAAAAAPLw/jF2K--JHD0E/s1600/963469-queen-margrethe-ii-of-denmark-with-620x0-1.jpg


Thanks for these, WithinDemise! This certainly was a State Banquet can be used as an example of royal splendour during a State Visit (Beatrix, are you reading?).
It was a lovely surprise to see the pearl and aquamarine (and spphire and diamond) choker on Mary again. I must say that I like it better with the large studs, than either of the aquamarine and diamond earrings HRH has worn with it so far (and with that same dress on a few other state banquets and galas).
I wish Princess Marie had a substantial necklace too. Honestly, I get a bit tired seeing her with a tiara and earrings only. Not even large bracelets... Quite a contrast from Countess Alexandra... (I hate comparing people, but isn't it due here?)
About Princess Benedikte I can only say one word - style. She is her mother's daughter indeed! I wouldn't have pinned the devant-de-corsage there and woldn't have worn this necklace, but I can forgive her LOL BTW, has HRH worn the dress before?
What can I say about Margrethe... This gown again? Just 5 days later? Seriously? And with almost the same selection of jewles... But Daisy is Daisy - she won't change (pun intended) ;)

Here are a couple of extra, closer photos of Mary & Marie and their jewels - HRH The Crown Princess of Denmark & HRH Princess Marie of Denmark

Bobby
Re: Royal Jewels

Post by prince.of.preslav » October 24th, 2012, 7:09 pm
Written by Scotsgirl » October 24th, 2012, 12:55 pm:Bobby, I don't know much about this necklace but am very interested. Can you tell/show more?
I mean the amethyst neckalce that Camilla wore.


Well, I don't know much about it. I know that the necklace is featured in either Field or Menkes' books (or both) with a slightly wrong describtion and no photos. The necklace, as given to Lady Elizabeth, has been sketched in the ILN of the time and it's from this photo/sketch that we draw our conclusion that Camilla wore a redesigned version of it. Also, there are photographs of Queen Alexandra wearing a large heart-shaped coloured stone in a frame of diamonds pinned on the collar of her day dress. In the same photograph HM's also wearing a very long necklace, which might've been the source of the amethysts and pearls fro the later jewel. As of 1923 the necklace consisted of two lines (one shorter than he other) of three rows of seed pearls. The shorter line is divided in equal part by 9 stones, while there are 11 the longer (outer) line of pearls. Both a joined at the front by the large amethyst heart.
Re: Royal Jewels

Post by prince.of.preslav » October 24th, 2012, 7:13 pm
I don't think I explained how the necklace looked in 1923 really well. In case you've not understood me, imagine a longer version of the seed pearls/amethysts combo that Cornwall wore as the outer line of the neckace. I'm sure photos of Queen Alexandra's gift are available on-line.
Re: Royal Jewels

Post by laurensmama » October 24th, 2012, 7:48 pm
An interesting write-up regarding the necklace worn by Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. I have posted the link, it also notes that there are no photos of this necklace worn by the late Queen Mother or the present Queen. Along with the tiara worn by Sophie, Countess of Wessex this appears to be another rarely seen item emerging from the vaults.

http://www.theroyalforums.com/40970-jewel-of-the-day-the-queen-mothers-heart-shaped-amethyst-pendant-necklace/
Re: Royal Jewels

Post by BubblyBear » October 25th, 2012, 4:43 am
Princess Madeleine is engaged! Official announcement states Christopher O'Neill proposed in early October.

Can't find a clear close-up of ring yet.
Re: Royal Jewels

Post by Scotsgirl » October 25th, 2012, 6:02 am
Written by prince.of.preslav » October 24th, 2012, 7:09 pm:
Written by Scotsgirl » October 24th, 2012, 12:55 pm:Bobby, I don't know much about this necklace but am very interested. Can you tell/show more?
I mean the amethyst neckalce that Camilla wore.


Well, I don't know much about it. I know that the necklace is featured in either Field or Menkes' books (or both) with a slightly wrong describtion and no photos. The necklace, as given to Lady Elizabeth, has been sketched in the ILN of the time and it's from this photo/sketch that we draw our conclusion that Camilla wore a redesigned version of it. Also, there are photographs of Queen Alexandra wearing a large heart-shaped coloured stone in a frame of diamonds pinned on the collar of her day dress. In the same photograph HM's also wearing a very long necklace, which might've been the source of the amethysts and pearls fro the later jewel. As of 1923 the necklace consisted of two lines (one shorter than he other) of three rows of seed pearls. The shorter line is divided in equal part by 9 stones, while there are 11 the longer (outer) line of pearls. Both a joined at the front by the large amethyst heart.


Thank you, Bobby!
Re: Royal Jewels

Post by prince.of.preslav » October 25th, 2012, 8:07 am
Re: Royal Jewels

Post by prince.of.preslav » October 25th, 2012, 8:16 am
Written by BubblyBear » October 25th, 2012, 4:43 am:Princess Madeleine is engaged! Official announcement states Christopher O'Neill proposed in early October.

Can't find a clear close-up of ring yet.


Great news! Wishing the couple all the best!!! :)
And I do hope it works for the Princess this time...

The Swedish Royal Court has published some HQs of the happy couple and we get to see a decent photo of the ring!
Photo1 Photo2 Photo3

PS: Note Princess Madeleine's earrings. Lovely, but are they real?

ETA - Those interested can see Mr O'Neill's bio (in Swedish) here - Link
Re: Royal Jewels

Post by lambskin » October 25th, 2012, 12:31 pm
Does anyone know how many carats the ruby is in Fergie's engagment ring? It looks way smaller than Diana's ER ceylon beauty.
Re: Royal Jewels

Post by purplesilk » October 25th, 2012, 2:34 pm
Written by BubblyBear:Princess Madeleine is engaged! Official announcement states Christopher O'Neill proposed in early October.

Can't find a clear close-up of ring yet.


http://royalwatcher.tumblr.com/
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Re: Royal Jewels

Post by AmayasV » October 26th, 2012, 6:52 am
"Love them all"
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Re: Royal Jewels

Post by prince.of.preslav » October 26th, 2012, 3:10 pm
Written by prince.of.preslav » October 25th, 2012, 8:16 am:
Written by BubblyBear » October 25th, 2012, 4:43 am:Princess Madeleine is engaged! Official announcement states Christopher O'Neill proposed in early October.

Can't find a clear close-up of ring yet.


Great news! Wishing the couple all the best!!! :)
And I do hope it works for the Princess this time...

The Swedish Royal Court has published some HQs of the happy couple and we get to see a decent photo of the ring!
Photo1 Photo2 Photo3

PS: Note Princess Madeleine's earrings. Lovely, but are they real?

ETA - Those interested can see Mr O'Neill's bio (in Swedish) here - Link


For some reason the links fo the photos don't work... You can see them (and other portraits of HRH) in this link - Pressbilder på Prinsessan Madeleine. You have to click on a photo and then chose the first Hämta bild to see the HQ.

Christopher O'Neill's biography in English can be seen here - Link

Bobby
Re: Royal Jewels

Post by prince.of.preslav » October 26th, 2012, 3:16 pm


I suppose this collage is ment to show the three Queens regrant and the consorts of the other currently reigning European monarchs. Is that right?
Whatever the case,, I agree with you - Love them all!

Bobby
Re: Royal Jewels

Post by prince.of.preslav » October 26th, 2012, 3:31 pm
Last night the annual gala dinner for the Norwegian MPs took place at the Royal Palace in Oslo. The Queen wore (the copy of) Queen Maud's pearl and diamond tiara, her pearl choker, the pearl drop earrings, Queen Maud's pearl and Queen Maud's pearl and diamond corsage brooch and three-row bracelet (basically the same jewels as last year, though with a different added strand of pearls); It's a bit difficult to say, but it looks like Princess Astrid wore the Vasa tiara with a diamond collet necklace, diamond earrings and Queen Maud's bow brooch, also a bracelet with a large cameo

Photos - Close up, Full length

Bobby
Re: Royal Jewels

Post by prince.of.preslav » October 31st, 2012, 3:14 pm
Friends, I hope you're all alright!!! Haven't heard from you in almost a week and with the recent new about the situation in the USA I'm starting to worry about the American posters! Hope you're too busy with work, family or theat you just want a break from royal jewels and that nothing has happened to you or your loved ones!

Wishing you all the best of luck! And hope to see you posting here soon!
Yours,
Bobby
Re: Royal Jewels

Post by prince.of.preslav » October 31st, 2012, 3:29 pm
Elizabeth II of the UK of GB & NI has been wearing some of the gems last & this night!
Last night it were Queen Mary's ruby and diamond cluster earrings, a (Art Deco) ruby and diamond bracelet, evening watch and three rows of pearls - a dowble strand and a longer single one - at the gala performance of 'Our Extraordinary World' at The Royal Opera House - Necklaces and earrings and Bracelet and watch
I'd call this a missed oportunity for an outing of the Baring rubies, a necklace that would've standed out more against the withe gown...

This night at the State Banquet for the President of Indonesia HM wore the Vladimir tiara with Queen Victoria's Jubilee necklace and large pearl drop earrings - Hosts & Guests
In the backgrownd we can see Sophie Wessex with the dress HRH wore in Luxembourg. Not sure about her tiara and other jewels.

Bobby
Re: Royal Jewels

Post by prince.of.preslav » October 31st, 2012, 3:53 pm
Apparently The Princess Royal was the second most senior royal lady this evening, leaving The Countess of Wessex third. HRH wore her festoon tiara and bow and festoon diamond necklace with diamond drop earrings - Photo
Re: Royal Jewels

Post by lambskin » November 1st, 2012, 8:18 am
The ruby earrings are amazing. But not a fan of the wedding-like dress with the pearls-not a great fashion choice. I love the crown the Queen is wearing-my favorite in the next post.
Re: Royal Jewels

Post by prince.of.preslav » November 1st, 2012, 10:05 am
Written by prince.of.preslav » October 31st, 2012, 3:29 pm:(...)

This night at the State Banquet for the President of Indonesia HM wore the Vladimir tiara with Queen Victoria's Jubilee necklace and large pearl drop earrings - Hosts & Guests
In the backgrownd we can see Sophie Wessex with the dress HRH wore in Luxembourg. Not sure about her tiara and other jewels.

Bobby


From the Court Circular: The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh gave a State Banquet this evening in honour of The President of the Republic of Indonesia and Mrs. Yudhoyono at which The Prince of Wales, The Duke of York, The Earl and Countess of Wessex, The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, The Duke of Gloucester and The Duke of Kent were present.

This menas that we know what all royal ladies wore - the Vladimir tiara for The Queen, the Festoon tiara for The Princess Royal and the Canada Aquamarine tiara for The Countess of Wessex.

Looking forward to the banquet at the Guildhall this evening. I hope the Duchess of Gloucester will be present. I've been missing her glamour recently!

Bobby
Re: Royal Jewels

Post by prince.of.preslav » November 1st, 2012, 10:06 am
Written by lambskin » November 1st, 2012, 8:18 am:The ruby earrings are amazing. But not a fan of the wedding-like dress with the pearls-not a great fashion choice. I love the crown the Queen is wearing-my favorite in the next post.


The crown is in fact a tiara ;) Agree b=about the dress ;)

Bobby
Re: Royal Jewels

Post by sunshine996 » November 1st, 2012, 2:26 pm
I will always love the Vladmir tiara! :love:

What is the Canadian Aquamarine tiara? Is it the one with one large central stone?

I hope everyone is okay up in North East America!

Sorry I haven't posted for a while.
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Re: Royal Jewels

Post by prince.of.preslav » November 5th, 2012, 5:27 pm
Written by sunshine996 » November 1st, 2012, 2:26 pm:I will always love the Vladmir tiara! :love:

What is the Canadian Aquamarine tiara? Is it the one with one large central stone?

I hope everyone is okay up in North East America!

Sorry I haven't posted for a while.


No, this tiara is commonly known as (The Countess of Wessex's) Aquamarine & diamond tiara/necklace. The one I mean is the aquamarine tiara worn by HRH at the recent wedding in Luxembourg and by The Queen is Canada sometine in the early 1970s (hence the name).

Bobby
Re: Royal Jewels

Post by prince.of.preslav » November 5th, 2012, 5:41 pm
The Mirror has a very nice photo of some of Elizabeth II's sapphire jewels - tiara, necklace, bracelet, earrings, rings and diamond watch - in one of Queen Mary's trays. I suppose this is how the jewles are given to The Queen to put on for an event, rather than how they are stored ;) The picture comes from Angela Kelly's book on HM's outfits, Dressing The Queen.

The Queen's Sapphires and an unknown photo of HM with some of her modern diamond jewels and the DJ portrait gown - Photo.
Do we know sth about the bracelet in the second picture? Is it a set with the modern diamond choker?

ETA - the article in the Mirror - From Bond to banquets: Revealed - the secrets of The Queen's wardrobe wonders

Bobby
Re: Royal Jewels

Post by laurensmama » November 8th, 2012, 2:29 pm
Hello everyone,

I realize that QE II received many jewels from Queen Mary either as personal gifts or because she is the Queen. However, I was wondering what did QEII receive (in either capacity) that originated with Queen Alexandria. There is so much history attached to some of these jewels, I was hoping to learn some more. Thanks.
Re: Royal Jewels

Post by prince.of.preslav » November 9th, 2012, 12:02 pm
Written by laurensmama » November 8th, 2012, 2:29 pm:Hello everyone,

I realize that QE II received many jewels from Queen Mary either as personal gifts or because she is the Queen. However, I was wondering what did QEII receive (in either capacity) that originated with Queen Alexandria. There is so much history attached to some of these jewels, I was hoping to learn some more. Thanks.


This is not an easy question because we don't know the extent of Queen Alexandra's collection and the extent of Queen Elizabeth II's collection. For sure we know that the Kokoshnik (a Silver Wedding present to QA) and the pearl and diamond demi-parue (the PoW's wedding present) are still with the Queen. Other jewels from QA's collection is the diamond riviere from the Cooperation of the City of London and the Dagmar necklace. The Duchess of Cornwall has also worn some of QA's jewels - the PoW feather brooch (if there is just one), the large Leek brooch (from the ladies of North Wales, I believe), emerald drop earrigs and a bangle with a large cat's eye cabochon. The pearl and amethyst neckkace that HRH wore at the premiere of Skyfall was also originally QA's, though it's been altered since.

Naturally, neither of these jewels came to The Queen directly from her great-grandmother, as QA died half an year before Princess Elizabeth of York was born. Some of them were inherited by George V/Queen Mary (and stayed with her) while others were given to Queen Elizabeth (QEQM) in 1923 or the years after 1936.

Bobby
Re: Royal Jewels

Post by laurensmama » November 13th, 2012, 6:03 pm
Hello everyone,

On the Sartorial Order blogspot, I saw a few small photos of Princess Maxima wearing a red dress and some lovely emeralds (a few posts ago, not too many). The pictures were not the best, so we may have already discussed them, but I was wondering if anyone had any additional information on them. Have always been partial to emeralds as they are my birthstone. Thanks.
Re: Royal Jewels

Post by prince.of.preslav » November 13th, 2012, 7:06 pm
Written by laurensmama » November 13th, 2012, 6:03 pm:Hello everyone,

On the Sartorial Order blogspot, I saw a few small photos of Princess Maxima wearing a red dress and some lovely emeralds (a few posts ago, not too many). The pictures were not the best, so we may have already discussed them, but I was wondering if anyone had any additional information on them. Have always been partial to emeralds as they are my birthstone. Thanks.


I was going to post about Maxima wearing the emeralds yesterday, but had other work to do... Princess Maxima wore a bracelets, pair of pendant earrings and butterfly brooch in diamonds and emeralds. The brooch and bracelet are from the O-N collection, while the earrings are her own. The bracelet is part the family's emerald parure, though it hardly matches the design of the tiara and the necklace (the O-Ns have the habit to assamble parures piece by piece, rather than having them done at the same time and in the same style).
HRH also wore her diamond set (Channel?) watch.

Early Christmas spirit - /#1
Close-up of the bracelet - #2
Close-up of the butterfly - #3

Bobby
Re: Royal Jewels

Post by prince.of.preslav » November 14th, 2012, 5:02 pm
As part of my university studies about Russian history and culture I've decided to make a presentation about Faberge and his work (jewels and eggs) and I need some help. Naturally, there is a lot of information about the eggs, particularly those from the Imperial family's collection, and also about some of the brooches and necklaces they owned. And there are some tiaras and other larger jewels (even at least one parure is still intact!), also objets d'art preserved in private collections and museums. But can you tell me about some more important jewels that were/are in royal collections? Any tiaras and large necklaces? The only royal Faberge jewels I can think of are a diamond tiara from the Dukes of Leuchtenberg (later in the collection of Marie-Jose of Italy), a large aquamarine and diamond brooch (Alexandra Fyodorovna), an aquamarine and diamond parue (Elizaveta Fyodorovna) and an Art Noveau pendant necklace (aquamarine, purchised by Maria Fyodorovna for her lady-in-waiting). Can ANYBODY help me with more examples?

Any answers would be really appreciated!
Thanks in advance,
Bobby


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