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Old 10-22-2004, 08:35 PM
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When was it made? they're something really majestic about them....is there like a curse attached to them? hahaha
Nope, no curse; nothing so interesting! The Poltimore tiara was bought by the King and Queen from the family of Lord Poltimore as a wedding present for Princess Margaret. I think it had been made for the previous generation of Poltimores, so it isn't that ancient. The Delhi Durbar tiara was made for Queen Mary at around the same time that the Crown of India was made for King George V, when they travelled to India for the Durbar in 1911 and couldn't take the crowns they'd worn at their coronations because the crown jewels can't leave the country.
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Old 10-22-2004, 09:24 PM
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Princess Margaret was beautiful when she married. It's a classic bridal picture and the Poltimore was the icing on a wonerful cake. :o
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Old 11-02-2004, 06:33 AM
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My favourite crown and Tiara
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Old 11-03-2004, 06:53 PM
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i love the belgian tiara of luxembourg it is sooooooooooooooooooooo beautiful mabye one day i will wear it :P
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Old 11-03-2004, 08:49 PM
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Jewels like the Delhi durbar tiara, may not be worn so much because of the imperial connotations/memories they evoke. Its a reminder of a time when Britain ruled India and was very much an imperial power. I mentioned this before in the Indian jewels thread, a lot of the magnificent jewels of India's nobility and royalty were "acquired" by or simply given to the Brits. For many people from the subcontinent (Indians/Pakistanis) they're not a pleasant reminder.
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Old 11-03-2004, 11:43 PM
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My favorite tiaras would have to be the following:

1) Londonderry Tiara

2) Westminister Tiara

3) Queen Alia's Cartier Tiara

4) Art Nouveau Tiara by Cartier: 1902, platinum, round-shaped old European and rose-cut diamonds in millegrain setting
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Any one else want to tell about their favorite tiara?????
Here's a few of the tiaras that I like
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Old 12-09-2004, 06:52 PM
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favorite things, Part II

OK, I have a lot of favorites...
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Old 12-10-2004, 11:18 AM
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Beautiful pictures! I have many, many favorites but if I *HAD* to make choices I would say the Empress Farah's Harry Winston one, QEII's "ivy" one that was given to her by the Nizam of Hyderabad (was broken up a few years ago :( ), and the Marie Pavlovna one that has interchangeable pearl and emerald drops, also owned by Her Majesty. There are so many, many that's it's hard to pick favorites!
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Old 12-10-2004, 04:30 PM
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Spanish Tiaras

Here are the main Spanish tiaras.

- Ansorena Fleur-de-Lys Tiara. This diamond and platinum tiara was a wedding gift from the Spanish firm Ansorena, to King Alfonso XIII, in 1906:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...uck/fleur6.jpg


- Mellerio Shell Tiara. Made by the famous French firm Mellerio in 1867, this one was a wedding gift from Queen Isabella II, to the Infanta Maria Isabel:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3.../ansorena3.jpg


- Diamond Floral Tiara (MY FAVOURITE ONE). Made by the French jewelry firm Mellerio, this tiara was a wedding gift to Queen Sofia, from the Spanish people, in 1962. Infanta Cristina wore it on her wedding day:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...uck/flora5.jpg


- The Imperial Tiara. This diamond and platinum tiara was a bride's father gift, from Kaiser Wilhelm II, to Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia, in 1913. Queen Sofia wore it on her wedding day and so did Princess Letizia:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...k/hanover6.jpg


- Niarchos Ruby Necklace Tiara. This one was a wedding gift to Queen Sofia, from the Greek shipping magnate Stavros Niarchos, in 1962:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...muck/ruby1.jpg


- Victoria Eugenie's Cartier Tiara:
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http://royal-jewels.tripod.com/
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Old 04-09-2005, 04:34 AM
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Is that the French sapphire set that the Countess of Paris used to wear?
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Old 04-09-2005, 05:04 AM
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It's the Parure of the Queen Marie Amelie of France :) .... Last worn by the Duchess of Montpensier and sold by the count of Paris in 1997
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This is my favourite.
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Here's a nice photo a friend took of Empress Eugenie's pearl tiara, Queen Marie-Amelie's sapphire parure, and the Angouleme emerald tiara along w/ some other crowns on display at the Louvre. I was pissed that I missed the display.
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Old 05-10-2005, 04:12 AM
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This is my all time favourite

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Old 05-10-2005, 05:59 AM
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I absolutely love this one of Maxima. I'ts so simple but so pretty with the stars.:)
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The Russian and Iranian royals have IMHO the finest overall collection ( a lot of the Russian ones have eneded up with the British royals so maybe that would be the more accurate term! ). I love Queen Elizabeth's Vladimir tiara but I guess my all-time favorite is the pink diamond one that belonged to the Empress Farah of Iran. Absolutely lovely piece. I also have a soft spot for the cameo tiara of the Swedish collection (and cannot wait to see Victoria wearing it on her wedding day).:)
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This is my favourite:
1. Queen Rania's Diamond Tiara
2. A small diamond tiara - made for Princess Farahnaz for the coronation - made by Van Cleef and Arpels.
3. Belgian Empire Tiara
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1. CHAUMET DIAMOND & PEARL TIARA
2. DIAMOND ART DECO TIARA-This is my absolutely favourite
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