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Old 12-11-2006, 02:38 AM
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If you look at the tiara's gifted to Diana, Sarah & Sophie on their respective marriages, I think you will find they were al. recent acquisitions with no BRF historical value whatsoever.
With the exception of Diana's, that's true. However, Diana's does have past royal ties prior to it being given to Diana as a wedding present/


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That which belonged to the BRF and on loan to Diana was returned either upon divorce or death, or entailed upon her sons. The BRF, and more importantly, the Queen herself, does not squander the wonders of the royal vaults as whimiscal gifts. You had better believe that no-one is getting away with the family jewels!
The current queen may not squander the jewels, but there is nothing preventing future kings and queens from giving them away.
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Old 12-12-2006, 12:13 PM
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The current queen may not squander the jewels, but there is nothing preventing future kings and queens from giving them away.
I hope the Queen gives out her personal jewells also to her other children, the York princesses, Princess Anne, and the Wessex's. Cammila will get the state owned peices, to be passed onto the next heir's wife, but the other royals also deserve a dip in the golden (or rather diamond) bucket.
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Old 12-12-2006, 01:03 PM
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I was under the impression that the Cambridge Lover's Knot was only on loan to Diana and had not been given to her. Does anyone know if it is the possession of her son's (like her engagement ring is) or if it has been put back on ice (forgive the pun)?

Also, can one of the more knowledgeable members (*ahem* Warren ) tell me if the tiara worn very curiously by Lady Frances Armstrong Jones at her recent wedding is the Snowden Floral? I couldn't really tell. Thanks!
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Old 12-12-2006, 05:13 PM
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I was under the impression that the Cambridge Lover's Knot was only on loan to Diana and had not been given to her. Does anyone know if it is the possession of her son's (like her engagement ring is) or if it has been put back on ice (forgive the pun)?
The Cambridge Lover's Knot was given to her as a wedding present. Upon her death, it is now in the possession of one of her sons, though I can't remember which one has it, probably Harry.
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Old 12-12-2006, 07:43 PM
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It was on loan to her and would have gone back to the Queen.
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Old 12-13-2006, 01:34 AM
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It was not on loan. It was a personal wedding gift from the queen so it was her own possession and upon her death went to one of her sons.

http://www.royal-magazin.de/lovers-k...oversknots.htm

" More recently, this tiara was given to Diana Princess of Wales on her marriage in 1981. "

http://nl.msnusers.com/RoyaltyDanjel...versknotw.msnw
"Princess Diana recieved this tiara as a gift when she married Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales in 1981."
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Old 12-13-2006, 04:01 AM
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Also, can one of the more knowledgeable members tell me if the tiara worn very curiously by Lady Frances Armstrong Jones at her recent wedding is the Snowden Floral? I couldn't really tell. Thanks!
It's hard to tell as it's worn in an odd shape. It may be a series of brooches or hair ornaments, or a partially-dismantled tiara, or a combination of all three.
Here's a pic from Old, New, Royal & Blue, posted by Ayvee.
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Old 12-13-2006, 05:37 AM
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I think it looks like a series of brooches/partially dismantled tiara (as tiaras can sometime be dismantled into brooches, necklace, etc. It looks beautiful and original!
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Old 12-15-2006, 01:04 PM
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For some reason I really like that second Spencer family tiara--I bet it would look great on a high updo. It also looks like you could easily separate top from bottom and have two moderately sized tiaras. Hey, two diamond tiaras for one price (one really really LARGE price) would work for me!
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Old 12-15-2006, 03:42 PM
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I hope the Queen gives out her personal jewells also to her other children, the York princesses, Princess Anne, and the Wessex's. Cammila will get the state owned peices, to be passed onto the next heir's wife, but the other royals also deserve a dip in the golden (or rather diamond) bucket.
It seems a more recent trend of purchasing new (as well as antique) pieces such as tiaras for ladies of the more extended royal family who are not in the direct succession. I would assume that Beatrice and Eugenie, for example, will either inherit soully the pieces of their mother, or will receive new (or even borrowed) tiaras from the sovereign for their weddings.
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Old 12-15-2006, 07:01 PM
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Well, no direct female descendent of QEII has been married since Princess Anne's second wedding in 1992 and she definitely was given tiaras from the vault for her use during royal engagements (although not her weddings). Hopefully "Granny" will part with some of the family treasures for her own granddaughters weddings when Zara, Beatrice, Eugenie and Louise marry. Especially Beatrice and Eugenie as their titles have been the subject of much debate and most likely they will be expected to carry out more royal duties than their female cousins.
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Does anyone know what tiara this is? The article makes it sound like it's the one Diana is wearing in the photograph behind it, but that is the lovers knot and the one on the pillow clearly is not. What's up?

http://www.sptimes.com/2005/02/16/Tb...ng_glory.shtml
Whoever wrote the article clearly doesn't know anything about tiaras -- the Cambridge Lover's Knot Tiara is definitely not the one on display. (Obviously, the writer doesn't belong to this forum!)

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Diana's family: the Spencers had 2 tiaras this one is the second one, she did not like to wear it, don't know why.
I think that the Spencers may have a third tiara, I saw a photo elsewhere which claimed that the tiara had been owned by Marie Antoinette. It was a very delicate piece and the frame looked like it was made of gold.
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Old 12-18-2006, 01:51 AM
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I think that the Spencers may have a third tiara...
I can't help with the third tiara, but here's a better image of the other Spencer tiara: Spencer Honeysuckle Tiara

I'm not sure that the design of this piece necessarily works, but the elements are interesting in themselves, and some of the diamonds are quite substantial.
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Old 12-18-2006, 10:26 AM
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I can't help with the third tiara, but here's a better image of the other Spencer tiara: Spencer Honeysuckle Tiara

I'm not sure that the design of this piece necessarily works, but the elements are interesting in themselves, and some of the diamonds are quite substantial.
I really don't care for this tiara, it is a far cry from the one Diana used to wear. I loved that one.
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Old 12-19-2006, 10:50 PM
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I can't help with the third tiara, but here's a better image of the other Spencer tiara: Spencer Honeysuckle Tiara

I'm not sure that the design of this piece necessarily works, but the elements are interesting in themselves, and some of the diamonds are quite substantial.
I recall reading an article back in the 1980's regarding this particular tiara that said the top portion (fleur de lys) is detachable, and the bottom portion can be worn either as a bandeau or with the top portion intersected with the meander design. There was a photo of the tiara with the fleurs intersected with the meander keys. I'll have to see if I can find that article among my files. This is not the same one as the Marie Antionette tiara. There is also another tiara, that Diana's mother wore to her wedding to Viscount Althorp, but I'm not sure if that is a Spencer piece or if it belonged to the Fermoy's.

I would guess that Diana never wore it because she had the loan of the heart and scroll tiara and this one was kept for the other ladies of the family.
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Thanks to this thread, I picked up the Munn Tiara book, and WOW! Mouthwatering! Thank you for the recommendation, tiara-lovers!
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Old 01-05-2007, 11:40 PM
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It's a real treat, isn't it?
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Thanks to this thread, I picked up the Munn Tiara book, and WOW! Mouthwatering! Thank you for the recommendation, tiara-lovers!
I received my copy too, Chiyo.

Tiaras: A History of Splendor is the book to have for all royal watchers. The Fife tiara, page 123, is my favorite along with the Boucheron tiara on page 159.

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Old 01-06-2007, 02:35 AM
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I think that the Spencers may have a third tiara
I'm not sure if its the one you mean but Munn pictures a tortoishell & amytheyst tiara owned by the Spencers. The shell is very dark and it would have worked wonderfully with the purple velvet gown & amythyst jewellery that Diana wore.
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Old 01-06-2007, 02:02 PM
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It's a real treat, isn't it?
It is! I used to have this book: http://tinyurl.com/yx2y5b

but it was stolen when my car was broken into a few years ago and I never got around to replacing it. I was sorely feeling the loss of having jewels around to drool over when bored.

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The Fife tiara, page 123, is my favorite along with the Boucheron tiara on page 159.
I like both of those, and the Portland Cartier tiara on 109 is a new favorite of mine.

edit: Here's a link to the Portland tiara: http://news.webshots.com/photo/20189...56005517JPDHKl

http://img296.imageshack.us/my.php?i...ortlandxn5.jpg
And here's a full-size picture of the Portland tiara! This is my new desktop background.
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