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Old 01-30-2006, 10:51 PM
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I found this at corbis, its Queen Sonja



This tiara was first used by Desiree Clary, Napoleon's fiance, they never get married but she keep the jewel as a personal gift; when she married Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte she become in Queen of Sweden and Norway and the jewel become a kind of a crown property and heritage and have being passing over to Desiree's descendants, among them the actual King Harald of Norway.
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Old 01-30-2006, 11:10 PM
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Queen Sonja's tiara and hair are gorgeous in that picture. It really goes well with the overall tiara shape. A pretty tiara can look really ugly with the wrong hair. I think tiaras with pointy edges (like the Baden Fringe - Crown princess Victoria) look better with a curvy up-do (like Sonja's), it gives the tiara a more soft and beautiful effect.

While curvy tiaras, like the Swedish Buttons should be worn with a more angled hair style (am I making any sense?)
This "round" hairstyle http://img78.imageshack.us/my.php?image=31yh.jpg is not good for the Button Tiaras. It doesn't look good on the person and doesn't complement the tiara very well.
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Old 01-30-2006, 11:15 PM
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I agree with you socal girl.



This magnificient Tiara wich is make out of emeralds (is a shame not to have a better picture, the principal emerald is square) along with the emerald collar it was a present from Napoleon to her famous first wife Josefine.
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Old 01-30-2006, 11:22 PM
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The picture is scanned from an old magazine and hosted by myself.


The Queen Mother with her daughter, Princess Margaret, inside the Irish State Coach. Princess Margaret wears her mother Diamond Scroll Tiara.
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Old 01-31-2006, 12:44 AM
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Have anyone seen a picture of Victoria wearing a tiara with a ponytail?
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Old 01-31-2006, 12:52 AM
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Not really, thank goodness! Victoria has worn her hair in a ponytail-ish style but with huge curls that it looks different. Her hair in Nobel 2001 is a good example, here's a picture: http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...5&d=1052756132
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Old 01-31-2006, 02:01 AM
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Thankyou for all the beautiful pic's. This thread is a great inspiration for me to make my diamond wedding tiara.
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Old 02-08-2006, 11:45 PM
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Old 02-09-2006, 12:08 AM
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Old 02-09-2006, 12:09 AM
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Letizia is wearing the same flower diamond tiara often wore by Infanta Cristina
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Old 02-09-2006, 12:36 AM
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Who's the second lady in your post, Adry?
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Old 02-09-2006, 12:48 AM
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Who's the second lady in your post, Adry?
She`s Katharine, Duchess of Kent, mother of Lady Helen Taylor
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Old 02-09-2006, 01:32 AM
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Old 02-09-2006, 04:57 PM
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Here is one of Queen Sofia. The photo was taken yesterday.
I think that this tiara looks perfect on her!
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Old 02-09-2006, 05:05 PM
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that is a Queen's tiara and only looks good after certain age, not for the youngers
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does anyone think they get tired of dressing up and wearing jewels and tiaras?
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You know, it is just my opinion, but I think given the origins of Tiara's, they deserve a complicated hair ensemble. Think backto when tiaras were first used. The hair was not washed often andit was easier to manipulate into complex coiffure. For goodness sakes, women would often have a whole bird cage in their hair (this is FACT).

These are precious items that are very special, and should thus not just be thrown on the head willy nilly. I applaud and appreciate the time and effort that these women put into their dress! They know that people wait for it now just as they did in centuries past, and make preperations accordingly!

A tiara should be treated with respect by the people who are priviledged enough to wear that bit of history on their head!
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Old 03-11-2006, 01:06 AM
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Camilla's debut of the Boucheron diamond tiara




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That is a pretty tiara. One of the prettiest I've seen. I don't think she should try on any others anytime soon, it would be better to give us time to get used to how beautiful it is. I would hate to see a news report the Duchess's latest tiara. On a different note, these tiaras definately make up for her hair, not that her hair isn't pretty, it's just been the same for so many years. Nice to see a little glamour with her.
Even though the Duchess' hair has been the same for decades, I believe it is maybe the most suitable style for this impressively gorgeous piece of headgear.
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