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  1. prince.of.preslav
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    by prince.of.preslav » Feb 10, 2018
    Almost five years later I have finally found some information about the above tiara. A Belle Epoque piece, it was on display at Humphrey Butler, a London jewellery, in 2013. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find out it's fate after that - whether it remained with them jeweller to be sold later or if purchased by the d'Abo family.
    A side note: Tatiana d'Abo's late mother-in-law was Lady Ursula Manners (daughter of the
    9th Duke of Rutland), who served as a maid of honour to Queen Elizabeth at the 1937 Coronation.

     
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    It's a nice show, isn't it? It was shown here a couple of years after the big success in the UK and US, but unfortunately, it was not to the taste of the Bulgarian public and they cut it off after the second season (also the voice over was horrible, particularly for the Dowager!).

    I was not surprised to see Edith go for something different the second time. There are obviously the bad memories after Sir Anthony left her in the altar, but also the tiara was hardy en vogue at the time. Who knows, the poor thing may have broken after she tossed it on the floor! And it was fashionable when Mary wore it, but still a pretty thing. Rather surprised that a Marchioness wore something so insignificant and almost looking as if made of plastic or wood, but that's Edith and she's always made strange things in life...

    Big news! I finally decided to start building my own little collection of tiaras. And guess what? They are Downton-Abbey-inspired! I'm eagerly awaiting the arrival of (a copy) the Grantham Myrtle tiara (worn by Ladies Mary and Edith) and...drum roll... a classic FRINGE, like the one Lady Flintshire wore!
    Actually my collection already has its first member - a 'pearl' and 'diamond' piece inspired by Chaumet and hand-made by me and my roommate.

    ETA: Lady Maria, if you ever watch The Crown, you'll see so many wrong jewellery moment - things that are part of the collection but were either never worn by HM or with her mother at the time, appear together with firm favourites. Almost makes you wonder if the person in charge of the costumes is just not playing around and wondering how certain pieces would look together (eg. the Vladimir tiara with Queen Alexandra's necklace). But a nice show nonetheless. Now the one about Victoria is a disaster! It had a nice first season, but too many fictional character have appeared since and the directors/scriptwriters are playing with timelines rather freely. Also, according to them Victoria wore pieces that were never hers and were created decades after she was shown wearing them - there's a famous scene from the series of her wearing the Girls of GB&I 40-50 years before it was created! Not good historical drama, don't recommend. And it's not about the jewels only.
     
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  3. AGBF
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    by AGBF » Feb 10, 2018
    Hi, Bobby-

    I certainly hope that you plan to share your tiara collection here as LadyMaria has shared hers. It would be unfair to tell us about it and then to withhold it!

    I may be the only person not, yet, not to have seen "Downton Abbey". I have always meant to see it "some day". I hope that I do!

    It is always great to see you posting.

    Deb/AGBF
     
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    by prince.of.preslav » Feb 11, 2018
    How can I not oblige, Deb?!

    Here's the one I made with my room mate. She's really into princessy and hand-made stuff and it wasn't hard to convince her to help me make a tiara LOL
    I had already made one for her b'day last year (a large laurel wreath), so I had the know-how. I needed someone to draw it for me and help with the cutting. Needles to say, she duly agreed and we had a fun tiara-making weekend!

    It's inspired by a modern piece by Chaumet, but I've changed the look a bit to suit my own taste in tiaras :D

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    by kipari » Feb 16, 2018
    This is awesome. I sooooo wish you could have bee my uni flatmate. That would have been a dream come true.
     
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    by kipari » Feb 16, 2018
    And please share your additions as well once they arrive.
     
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    by missy » Feb 16, 2018
    OMG LOVE!!! :love::love::love:

    You are so talented.:appl:
    I'm with @kipari, wish I had been your university roommate too!
     
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    by kipari » Feb 16, 2018
    OMG, I literally loled - just imagined @missy , @prince.of.preslav and myself ( maybe @AGBF , too) as flatmates.

    I think I'd probably not have graduated yet... too many blingy distractions8-)
     
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    Oh but think of the fun we would be having!:dance::appl::kiss: :halo:
     
  10. prince.of.preslav
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    by prince.of.preslav » Feb 23, 2018
    Hey, fellow Pricescopers!

    The tiaras finally arrived! I got them yesterday at work and all my colleagues were admiring them. The jewels are very sparkly and well-made (for the price range). I ended up having 3 tiaras sitting on my desk all day and even took the Downton one to a client call to compensate for a massive headache and to make the day a bit brighter (or sparklier) LOL

    Pics to follow later, so stay turned.

    ETA: Needless to say my roomie and I had great fun in the evening!

    xoxo
     
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    by missy » Feb 23, 2018
    :appl::appl::appl:

    Aww cmon don't hold us in suspense too long pretty please.:bigsmile:
     
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    by stracci2000 » Feb 26, 2018
    Here is one of my tiaras, worn by a lovely model. The photo doesn't show how sparkly it really is. It is all crystals, prong set into white metal, probably used in a pageant of some kind
    It was purchased at a thrift store. Yay for thrifting!
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    by missy » Feb 26, 2018
    W:love:W. This is ridiculously stunning. Love.
     
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    by stracci2000 » Feb 26, 2018
    The model's name is Addie. She is so pretty! And 6'1", also!
    I may have some better photos on my home computer, taken by DH on his Nikon.
    This one was taken with my crappy cell phone.
    I'll post better photos soon.
     
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    by stracci2000 » Mar 2, 2018
    Ok, here are some more shots of my tiara, modeled by Addie. Photos by DH, who is a professional photographer.
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    Wow, these photos are gorgeous. If I looked like that in a tiara I'd wear one every day.:halo:
    Your DH takes amazing photos stracci!:love:
     
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    by prince.of.preslav » Mar 11, 2018
    That's a most interesting tiara, stracci2000! Thank you for sharing it with us.
    Do you know anything about the necklace and rings worn by Addie in the pictures?

    Thanks,
    B.
     
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    by prince.of.preslav » Mar 11, 2018
    So at last here are my tiaras! Sorry it took me so long, but I was waiting for the weather to be good enough to allow for nice photos in daylight.

    The Fringe - It measures 4cm (1.6'') at the center and graduates to 1.5cm (0.6'') for the smallest spike. It's really sparkly and the spikes are well-made. The fringe sits comfortably on the head and can be worn in different ways - flat on top of the head for a more classical tiara look (that needs good tiara hair and lots of hairpins) or ear to ear like a halo. It has two loops at the ends for an elastic band that gives you more comfort and security. Only downside is that it can't be worn as a necklace.
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    The Myrtle Tiara - A very delicate piece and a joy to look at, but difficult to wear. The best way to don is flat on the head, like Lady Mary wore it on DA. It's rather short, too, and it can be a little difficult to balance it on the head like you would with a normal tiara. I plan on adding an extra (detachable) frame, so it can be worn in a more conventional way, but might leave it as it is now. Time will tell.
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    The Sapphire tiara - This one is not mine, it's my roomie's, but she allowed me to post it here. The tiara is a replica of a sapphire, pearl and diamond tiara (part of a parure) that once belonged to Queen Marie-Amélie of the French, which was sold by the previous Comte de Paris in the 1990s. The shape is slightly different to the original's, but it's a lovely piece and looks very good when worn.
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    Have a great Sunday everyone :)
     
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    THUD!!!


    Picking myself up off the floor now trying to remember to breathe. 8)
    OMG thank you for sharing these pics.:appl: TDF GORGEOUS. I have gone to tiara heaven and it is swoonilicious. :kiss2:
    :love::love::love:
     
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    by stracci2000 » Mar 12, 2018
    The necklace is cheap costume jewelry, but looks good in the photo! LOL
    One ring is peridot and white topaz set in sterling.
    The other is a large round citrine that I purchased loose, I mounted it myself in a sterling setting that I bought separately.
    Tiara, dress and gloves all from thrift stores.
    It's all an illusion, you see.
     
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    by AGBF » Mar 12, 2018
    Bobby and stracci-

    I do not know how it took me so long to find out that you had posted to this thread, but I did not see your postings until 5:00 this morning (March 12)! By today Bobby had posted all four of his fabulous tiaras and stracci had posted all her gorgeous photos of her tiara. My jaw is now on the floor as the jaws of others were previously! They are all so splendid! I do not know how you all managed to craft-and buy- such exquisite pieces! (Bobby, I know you bought three, but you made one!)

    I love, love, love the photos and would welcome seeing more. Thank you so much for sharing them. I will spend some time just looking at this thread now, I am sure! You are so very talented!!

    Thank you both again!

    Deb :wavey:
     
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    by Vesper » Jun 29, 2018
    I posted this on the coral thread but I am going to post here too (because I am excited.) Here is my new coral and paste tiara from around 1835. I need to get a picture wearing it will all of my coral.
     
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    by stracci2000 » Jul 3, 2018
    Wow! Lovely! You look like a Regency Princess! You need a beautiful gown with an Empire waist, and little satin slippers. Oh, and a silk fan!
     
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    You might have created a monster.
     
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    @Vesper, like this, with your new tiara and your coral bead strand...........
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    NAILED IT :appl:
     
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    WANT
     
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    by mixer_star » Nov 3, 2018
    That tiara was perfect for Princess Eugenie. And it matched her new earrings from her husband so well! I think the queen should make it a lifetime loan to Princess Eugenie.
     
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    Until I saw her in this crown I didn't even know her eyes were green!
     
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