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Old 10-28-2009, 02:24 PM
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Exposition of Spanish Royal Tiaras in Madrid

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i just found it in the spanish newspaper el mundo! 15 royal tiaras are on exhibition until the 31st october, including the queen's "fleur de lys" tiara.
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Jaime de Marichalar inaugura una exposición de diademas hist&oacut |Noticias hola.com
Jaime inaugurated the exhibition that remains open until end of this month.
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Old 03-12-2010, 12:59 PM
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The exhibition opening at the Queen's Gallery "Victoria and Albert: Art and Love" contains some unusual royal jewellery -gifts between the royal sovereigns which really fits the phrase "what do you buy someone who already has everything they need?"
Stag tooth necklace
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Jewel's auction

Prince Carlo Allesandro , Duke of Castel Duino is to auction his mother's jewels in May 2010. Among the pieces are Princess Marie Bonaparte'ss sapphire festoon necklace, a matching brooch and a diamond and pearl corsage that used to belong to Queen Olga of Greece (it was one of her favourites). I wish that the GRF could buy the corsage back, given its provenance.
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Any idea which auction house will sell the jewels?
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I think Sotheby's
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Old 04-20-2010, 05:00 AM
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4.20.10: Magnificent Jewels | New York Social Diary
The Magnifican Jewels auctions included:
  • The most historic jewel is probably the cushion-shaped diamond of 39.55 carats that Emperor Maximilian of Mexico acquired in Brazil in 1860. Later in the 1860s he was assassinated by a firing squad in Mexico, supposedly wearing the diamond in a satchel tied around his neck.
  • Catherine the Great’s brooch, which boasts a Colombian emerald weighing between 60 and 60 carats, has always been considered one of the outstanding jewels in the world. In 1776, Catherine gave it to Sophie Dorothea, Princess of Wurttemberg, as a wedding gift at the marriage of Catherine’s son and successor, Tsar Paul I. It passed down to the princess’s descendents and the Hohenzollern family. It is estimated to sell for $1 - $1.5 million.
See article for pictures.
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Old 04-25-2010, 10:55 AM
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Prince Carlo Allesandro , Duke of Castel Duino is to auction his mother's jewels in May 2010. Among the pieces are Princess Marie Bonaparte'ss sapphire festoon necklace,
Courtesy of a post by Thomasine elsewhere, this link contains an excellent picture of the diamond and sapphire necklace:

Joyaux | Noblesse & Royautés - Part 1

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If you look at the Sothebys site of the upcoming auction in Geneva, there seem to be many jewels from Royal families, not just the ones mentioned above. They don't say which ones, but it looks like some families are needing cash, or maybe just wanting something more modern. My money is on the first thing though!
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Sothebys Jewels auction from the private Collection of Prince Charles de la Torre

Sothebys Jewels auction from the private Collection of Prince Charles de la Torre and Tasso. He is the son of princess Eugene of Greece. Some of the Jewels were property of Queen Olga of Greece, princess María Bonaparte and princess Eugenia. I’m trying to find pictures of the auction.
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Check the catalogue and video:
http://files.shareholder.com/downloads/BID/913968702x0x364470/36072a70-8e23-42ac-a3bc-3554f17ef449/364470.pdf

http://www.sothebys.com/video/privateview/GE1002/index.html
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The jewels were owned:
Prince George of Greece and Denmark and Princess Maria Bonaparte, they were inherited by their only daughter, Princess Eugenie and now owned by her children:
Tatiana Radzwill , who is a friend of Queen Sofia
and the descendants of her brother Prince Jerzy , he died in 2001....
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It can not be of Tatiana and her brother, in which case it would be their half brother, Crown Princess Eugenie of Greece divorced in 1946 of Prince Razdwill and in 1949 she married with Duke de la Torre.They had a son Carlos Alessandro, current Duke.(Charles of the Torre).He is owned of the colection..
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here is a youtube video

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There are some fabulous pics in this MailOnline article...

'Hold tight'! Collection of stunning jewels given to Wallis Simpson by the Duke of Windsor goes on display at Sotheby's | Mail Online

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Exclamation Cullinan Blue Diamond Necklace at the National History Museum

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After Thomas Cullinan, the famed South African explorer, bought the Premier Diamond Mine, his workers discovered a nearly flawless 3106.75 carat diamond. "It was the largest rough diamond ever discovered," Post said. Cullinan presented the massive diamond to King Edward VII for his birthday. In honor of his knighthood in 1910, Cullinan created the necklace for his wife, Annie Cullinan. The nine blue diamonds represented the nine pieces that were cut from the original stone. Parts of the huge diamond were placed in the jewelry of the British royal family.
The necklace was given to each first daughter in each generation. "In the early 1980s the great-granddaughter, Anne Robinson, got in touch with Stephen Silver and sold him the heirloom. Then silver sold the necklace to another owner, who is donating it to us," Post explained.
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I'm dense but I don't understand how Cullinan could create something out of the diamond after giving it to Edward VII. Was it given immediately back?
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The article runs two statements together thereby completely confusing the issue.

1. Thomas Cullinan gave a massive 3000+ carat uncut stone to Edward VII. It is known as the Cullinan Diamond and was cut into nine segments, referred to as Cullinans I to IX;
2. To commemorate his knighthood, Sir Thomas Cullinan had a necklace made for his wife. It contains nine blue diamonds which represent the nine Cullinans.

Apart from the gift-giver and the symbolism, the necklace has no connection with royal jewels.
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The Spanish Jeweller Ansorena has a video on its website of which the first 1min 20seconds features a collection of (loaned) glittering tiaras.
Well worth a look!

:::: ANSORENA :::::

-> courtesy of Francisco Luis from RJOTWMB
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The Spanish Jeweller Ansorena has a video on its website of which the first 1min 20seconds features a collection of (loaned) glittering tiaras.
Well worth a look!

:::: ANSORENA :::::

-> courtesy of Francisco Luis from RJOTWMB
Each one is so amazing and beautiful. They make me have a headache just looking at them. I cannot even imagine how heavy they must be since they are so elaborate. Amazing jewels.
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