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Old 09-01-2008, 10:36 AM
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Camilla dazzling in the Boucheron Honeycomb tiara and the lovely sapphires she recently received as a gift from the Saudi's.

http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/200...DM_468x429.jpg

Dripping in diamonds: Honeycomb tiara, five strand Greville necklace, diamond drop earrings, and the Royal Family Order:
http://www.news.com.au/common/imaged...5767352,00.jpg

One heck of a diamond necklace:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/telegraph...7-_641033a.jpg

Does she dazzle? Yes indeed!
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Old 09-01-2008, 10:45 AM
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So, while I was enjoying posting some photos of The Duchess of Cornwall, it occurred to me that Queen Silvia is, GASP, missing from this list. Surely this is an oversight, if one takes into account the following dazzling images! I have to say, that Queen Mary is certainly the standard to set Dazzling by (I choose her over Alexandra because Queen Mary significantly added to the royal collection while Alexandra gave most of her pieces to her children and we never get to see them) but Queen Silvia wins hands down for our most Dazzling Current Queen!

First, I LOVE this gown. She's just elegant. The tiara is gorgeous, the necklace gasp worthy, the earrings amazing--
http://www.missmaud.com.au/write/QueenLge.jpg

One of the most beautiful sapphire parues around:
http://www.svenglish.se/data/24379/queen_silvia.jpg

You know what? Here's a link to Queen Silvia's gowns and jewels that she has worn to the Nobels--dazzling, regal, exquisite, breathtaking just doesn't even begin to cover this Queen.
The Queen's Gowns

And, in the most beautiful amethyst parue around

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Old 09-01-2008, 11:06 AM
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As I mentioned before, Empress Maria Feodorovna of Russia:



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I agree with Janet, of the present royals nobody can beat Queen Silvia!
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Old 09-01-2008, 11:40 AM
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That is one gorgeous pearl necklace the Empress is wearing. It reminds me of Wallis' necklace that was just sold at auction:
http://www.jmvintage.com/gifts/Kelly...9;s-pearls.jpg

I believe her necklace had been a gift from Queen Mary.
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Old 09-01-2008, 12:28 PM
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It’s really next to impossible to compare the Edwardian style of wearing jewelry to modern times.
Should Queen Elizabeth II appear today decked out in as many jewels at once as Queen Mary, she would look slightly ridiculous no matter how regal her bearing.
I agree with jcbcode99 that among all the current female Royals, Queen Silvia of Sweden would have to be the most dazzling.
She really represents the art of wearing jewelry at its most exquisite.
Whether seen from the front or the back, she knows how to dazzle also with her hairstyles, incorporating additional jewels in imaginative ways.
Three of many examples over the years – on a state visit to Italy in 1991:

http://www.iblbildarkiv.net/fotoweb/Preview.fwx?position=10&archiveType=ImageFolder&sorting=ModifiedTimeAsc&search=queen%20and%20silvia%20and%20hair&fileId=B12BF45F323ED927193F61370D92FF4695CD31C4F945B6021919A6E477A7F5F1CD7F88CE2669852A654A89CF0332E287784C425C17F8A7CD084501E072DAF489388ED94E59FC4AEBC09389A200FB9D2548CB4E17EE1E241CB167397AFCCB299FE4D9ED8DCF6581D95AECCD67F31ACC1B902FCB061CB094E48E1BD55D1C9DC625&archiveid=5018

At the Nobel Award dinner in 1998:

http://www.iblbildarkiv.net/fotoweb/Preview.fwx?position=15&archiveType=ImageFolder&sorting=ModifiedTimeAsc&search=queen%20and%20silvia%20and%20hair&fileId=B12BF45F323ED927193F61370D92FF462B6D9CD10C0127BA1919A6E477A7F5F1A1226A73308C70641A758588CF17ECD66BE092A9BD2977DBE14620CA7A33E23486CE2C1ABC33C6777EE0EF48C59008967E081D3C3FB58E9B7D1EA8DA97EC88A12141606C93AFBCAEF3F2CFB0B271B7B5&archiveid=5018

At the Nobel Award dinner in 2006:
http://www.iblbildarkiv.net/fotoweb/Preview.fwx?position=8&archiveType=ImageFolder&sorting=ModifiedTimeAsc&search=queen%20and%20silvia%20and%20hair&fileId=B12BF45F323ED927193F61370D92FF4695CD31C4F945B6021919A6E477A7F5F19F371C6C3FE4944D654A89CF0332E287691CE6C62D83EA5AC1A64317DFD7710BF1DE484C368B16D0C09389A200FB9D2548CB4E17EE1E241CB167397AFCCB299FE4D9ED8DCF6581D95AECCD67F31ACC1B902FCB061CB094E48E1BD55D1C9DC625&archiveid=5018

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Old 09-01-2008, 12:45 PM
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I've always thought Empress Farah of Iran wore beautiful jewellery.
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f3...banuFarahP.jpg
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f3...ty%202/108.jpg
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I've always thought that Queen Mary was the most dazzling lady. She knew how to wear her jewelry and she didn't let it "wear her" like many current royal ladies. I remember reading a description of her appearance at the wedding of Kaiser Wilhem's daughter and it was said that she was in jewels from head to toe but that it wasn't overpowering her due to her regal bearing. I don't know if there is a picture available or not.

As for current royal ladies, I have to agree that Queen Silvia is always most impressive with her jewelry and that she has a fabulous collection at her disposal. The same goes for QEII, but I do wish she would add a little color into her evening wardrobe of late. But white always goes with everything, right? I think Princess Maxima also knows how to dazzle with jewels. She has the right kind of personality and bearing to wear some of the bigger pieces.

Sigh...makes me wish I could have just 5 minutes to look inside every royal lady's jewel vault!!
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I most definately agree with Janet and Boris re: Queen Silvia! She is ever so clever in her use of dazzling jewels. Always creative and unusual and surprising uses of them. Just wonderful !!
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I think Queen Margrethe II. can also be added to the present Royal Ladies. Unfortunately she has not such a big collection to choose from like Queen Silvia but for example at the Wedding of Frederik and Mary she looked very regal.
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Old 09-01-2008, 03:39 PM
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yes, Queen Margrethe, I think is the only one nowadays that really looks like the formers queens in others centuries, very regal, and distinguished, she can wear so many jewelry and still look Prefect. Not exaggerated.
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Another Lady was Queen Juliana of the Netherlands who brought ozut the dutch royal parures at it's best.
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Old 09-01-2008, 10:21 PM
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Based on what I've read, Elisabeth 'Ella' of Hesse, the Grand Duchess Sergei was a dazzling beauty, decked out in jewels (in her pre-widow days). They say she and Queen Marie of Romania (and perhaps Queen Victoria Eugenie 'Ena' of Spain) were Queen Victoria's most attractive granddaughters. Ella's sister, Empress Alexandra was also a beauty but somehow her shy, introvert personality never gave her that commanding presence that her sister, mother-in-law, cousins, and aunt (Alexandra of Denmark) seemed to have...even decked out in imperial regalia.
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In my opinion: Queen Silvia.

For me she's the most dazzling of all Royal Ladies nowadays.
Closely followed by Queen Margrethe II and Queen Elizabeth II.
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I agree with Her_Majesty. The most dazzling royal lady is Queen Silvia. She is wonderful from every side!
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In no particular order...

Empress Marie Feodoravna
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For me,Princess Diana of Wales was glowing all the time
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For me, Queen Alexandra and Diana , princess of Wales.
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I've always thought that Queen elizabeth is the most dazzling, but since 2005 i consider Camilla the duchess of cornwall the most dazzlind royal lady :)
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Queen Mary was able to wear an amazing amount of jewels and make it look effortless, so I think historically she was the most dazzling royal lady. Currently, in terms of Queens I do think that Queen Silvia is the most dazzling--she really knows how to layer the pieces--and I enjoy seeing her weave those ropes of diamonds through her hair. She always looks amazing. For future Queens, while I do that Mary and Mathilde are beautiful, they don't really have the jewel collection to pull off "dazzling"--they have nice pieces, but not a large collection. I think that Maxima is dazzling in every way imaginable--her smile, personality, and the jewels she wears with little effort. I also agree with Chaimae that Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall dazzles and I believe that she will continue to amaze us with her growing jewel collection. I cannot wait to see what she puts on next!
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I have to say Princess Diana. She always looked absolutely stunning in jewels.
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