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LadyMaria

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BF says this a great photo and I can't help but agree with him! Nice lawn, too!
On a related note, the new necklace is a show stopper and looks like a scroll tiara off the frame
Thank you Prince and your BF! Would you believe I found that necklace at an antique store? I knew I had to give it a good home!!! I agree with you about the frame...it reminded me a little of the Swedish Connaught tiara. I ended up wearing it at the big gala event at my husband's workplace the week after I bought it!

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LadyMaria

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I always find I am in the minority on Maxima's tutti-fruitti necklace. I love it! The mix of jewel tones...the reds, greens, blues just make me drool! It is definitely a statement piece! I just wish it had matching earrings...not too big...slightly dangling but no so much as to compete with the necklace.
 

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The Queen has a wide Tutti Fruti bracelet and matching necklace bought at auction, but that's not the one. This is a trio that Maxima likes wearing stacked together, but sometimes wears individually or with diamond bracelets. Each bracelet is set with a line of emeralds, rubies or sapphires interspersed by diamonds. They are like a mini version of Queen Elizabeth's Quintet by Cartier.
Here's a slightly better photo from Monday:
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And speaking of Maxima's bracelets, I can't miss one of her favourites - the AAAMW and hearts in diamonds, the Art Deco diamond bracelet (first worn on that special 02/02/02) and the 8 row seed pearl bracelet with diamond spacers and ruby and diamond clasp: jakarta-indonesia-12th-feb-2018-queen-maxima-of-the-netherlands-visits-M3YM1M~2.jpg
HRH Queen Maxima,
no bueno wearing pearls against metal bracelets...:naughty::naughty::naughty:
 

prince.of.preslav

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Thank you Prince and your BF! Would you believe I found that necklace at an antique store? I knew I had to give it a good home!!! I agree with you about the frame...it reminded me a little of the Swedish Connaught tiara. I ended up wearing it at the big gala event at my husband's workplace the week after I bought it!

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Yes, the Connaught is similar, as is the pearl and diamond tiara of Queen Maria Cristina of Spain.
This Danish sparkler is also very similar. Sadly, it's now with us anymore... EL7JT1XWkAApzBC.jpg

ETA - I must pay the second hand/antique shops a visit!
 
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prince.of.preslav

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You and me both! I remember the contemporary Tuti Frutti jewels in a jewellery shop in Venice and how I was drawn to these vibrant objects with their unique stones. I'm reminded of this trip every time Maxi wears hers.
By the way, I didn't love the Mountbatten bandeau in the V&A... Instead, I was neutral, but I still feel it's a crime, given my LOVE for Cartier.
 

lambskin

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I think it is the Christmas colors of the tutti fruitti I don’t care for.
I like the chunky, random and carved gems design. There was a beautiful se I saw (not in person) where the tutti fruitti colors were in the blue family. Lots of various shades of blue sapphires, pariabas, moonstones, blue topaz, etc.Beautiful. I think it was a bracelet and necklace set.
 

LadyMaria

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This week's episode of #TiaraTeaching was inspired by the treats we got in a drive through teacher appreciation event at my high school. The bundt cake made me think tea time would make a good backdrop!!
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LadyMaria

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Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie's playful jewels as she leaves the hospital with wee Prince Charles Jean Philippe Joseph Marie Guillaume:
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Such wonderful news during this crazy time! So happy for them!
 

LadyMaria

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Thank you AGBF!! We wrap up online learning this week, so I will have one more Tiara Teaching post coming soon! ;)2 And I have a new tiara for it...the one I got for Mother's Day!!
 

LadyMaria

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We are wrapping up online learning this week, so today is my last #TiaraTeaching post. I made some last minute changes since I received a new tiara for Mother's Day! I love my family....

I also attempted to channel my inner Queen Silvia on the hair. It would take a professional to tame all the frizz, but I still had loads of fun playing with it! This tiara teaching insanity of mine has been a nice little break once a week from the craziness of coronavirus!

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AGBF

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Oh, how truly lovely you look, LadyMaria! I can't beleve what a fabulous job you did in the back. I am sure that Queen Silvia has a great deal of help when she is pllacing a tiara (as do all royal ladies). The photos are exquisite. Thank you for the treat!

Deb


We are wrapping up online learning this week, so today is my last #TiaraTeaching post. I made some last minute changes since I received a new tiara for Mother's Day! I love my family....

I also attempted to channel my inner Queen Silvia on the hair. It would take a professional to tame all the frizz, but I still had loads of fun playing with it! This tiara teaching insanity of mine has been a nice little break once a week from the craziness of coronavirus!

Queen 10.jpg Queen 11.jpg Queen 12.jpg Queen 14.jpg
 

LadyMaria

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Oh, how truly lovely you look, LadyMaria! I can't beleve what a fabulous job you did in the back. I am sure that Queen Silvia has a great deal of help when she is pllacing a tiara (as do all royal ladies). The photos are exquisite. Thank you for the treat!

Deb
Thank you Deb! *curtseys* One of the other science teachers told me I need to continue tiara teaching next year...who knows....with some of the talk I'm hearing about what school will look like in the fall, I may well have plenty of opportunities to it!
 
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