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Old 02-17-2006, 01:38 PM
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Post Worst Royal Jewels 1

I think jewels are beautiful no matter what but there are times when they are put in a weird setting or paired with other not so good looking jewels, then the pieces, for example: tiara, necklace, brooch etc. look ugly. I was wondering if you have a piece that just was not esthetically pleasing to your eye in one way or another.

I'll go first, for some reason I didn't like Sophie Countess of Wessex's wedding pearl necklace that Edward designed for her. To me it looked tacky, just the way the pearls came down into a cross and then to make it worse Edward threw in those big black pearls. I'm all for pearls, I think they're very beautiful but this necklace struck me as weird looking. It would have been better if Edward maybe put the pearls on a gold pendant cross with a plain gold chain or used the pearl necklace but put a big pearl in the center. To me this one just didn't hit the mark. Here's a pic:

http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...4&d=1050006256
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Old 02-17-2006, 01:49 PM
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I hate Queen Rania's emerald tiara made by Boucheron. It's to dark and looks terrible on Rania's dark hair.
http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...4&d=1065616648
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Old 02-17-2006, 01:59 PM
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The swedish 'jeep-tiara's', the ones with the diamond buttons, especially the one with 4 buttons is not very succesfull.
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Old 02-17-2006, 02:21 PM
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The swedish 'jeep-tiara's', the ones with the diamond buttons, especially the one with 4 buttons is not very succesfull.
4 buttons
http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...8&d=1125659013
6 buttons
http://img7.imageshack.us/my.php?ima...50149gp6cj.jpg
http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...8&d=1125659013

I think that the only one lady who looks good with 6 buttons tiara is Princess Lilian.
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Old 02-17-2006, 02:26 PM
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I hate Queen Rania's emerald tiara made by Boucheron. It's to dark and looks terrible on Rania's dark hair.
http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=20054&d=1065616648http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...4&d=1065616648
Also this was a disaster with the dress as it didn't co-ordinate with anything. Her nose looks really obvious in this photo too - you can really see where it has been done.

I don't like the Swedish tiara either although I prefer Rania's out of the two - just not on Rania
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Old 02-17-2006, 03:17 PM
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Other tiaras which I don't like.

Victoria's First Tiara - looks terrible. It will be better as a necklace
http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...4&d=1107001060
and Napoleonic Cut-Steel Tiara - dark and don't look good on dark hair. But it's better than buttons and Victoria's first tiaras.
http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...4&d=1107001340
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Old 02-17-2006, 03:41 PM
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I agree Magnik, Victoria's first tiara is horrible, there's nothing to it. Are there even any jewels on it? If there is I can't tell, it's too small. They should have started her off with something better and bigger!:)
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Old 02-17-2006, 03:49 PM
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Maybe she should wear one of these two and better hairdo!!!
http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...9&d=1046241439
http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...0&d=1046243017
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Old 02-17-2006, 03:53 PM
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I think those two are reserved only for Queen Silvia.
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Old 02-17-2006, 04:14 PM
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I think the diamond fringe tiara would have been great for a starter, it seems just the right size for Victoria.
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Old 02-17-2006, 04:39 PM
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I think those two are reserved only for Queen Silvia.
Who knows, but Queen lends her tiara (gift from Carl Gustaf) to Madeleine.
Btw. I'm not soure if I good remember but doesn't Silvia lend her tiaras to her sisters-in-law?
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Old 02-17-2006, 05:47 PM
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Here are a few more that I just don't like.

1.Princess Maxima tiara, it looks fake to me and it reminds me of spears. I hope she doesn't poke an eye out with that thing.

http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...4&d=1106178683

2. Princess Martha Louise, yet another small, small tiara. I can hardly see this one either. Is this tiara made out of just pearls and silver or are there diamonds on the base? Note to royals: bigger is better, or et least big enough so we can see it. http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...6&d=1046186880

3. Princess Sarah, to me this one looks fake too. I admitt is a pretty design but it looks like something you could buy out of a bridal store. The color of the diamonds are also questionable, are they yellow, white or just dirty? When diamonds do not have very good clarity they look dirty.

http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...8&d=1095668398
closeup: http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...9&d=1095668398

4. Princess Mabel, don't like this one either. It looks alright from the top but theres nothing to it on the bottom. And I know it was off the sapphire tiara of Queen Beatrix's tiara but it seems they could have done something to it to make it look better. It's just another one that looks weird to me.

http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...5&d=1112787396
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Old 02-17-2006, 06:14 PM
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Maby Princess Sarah's tiara would looks better on hair than on this scarf?
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Old 02-17-2006, 06:31 PM
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The worst is Queen Rania's. Was it a tiara anyway? Doesn't resemble anything close to it. And the dress is a total disaster.
I don't think the 6 or 4 button Swedish tiara's are that bad. At least better then Rania's green stuff.
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I agree about the pointy tiara Maxima is wearing. The frame is not very nice (the stones themselves are very beautiful IMO) and I prefer it in one of the other frames Queen Wilhelmina put it, or as a necklace. I do not like some other tiara's she wore that much either, the star-tiara is much nicer with the original pearl buttons, and the tiara with the upright pearls, also worn by Laurentien in Copenhagen is much better with the original emeralds.
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Oh my gosh! I HATE Princess Madeline's (sp?) aqua marine tiara!!!!!
It makes her look like a cyclops!!! It is the ugliest thing and poor excuse of a tiara that I've ever seen. Even being as pretty as she is does nothing to make this "thing" look good! I wish I had a pic of it to post, but it's so ugly that I refuse to save any picture with it!
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Sesa, I believe you are referring to this tiara. I like the aquamarine stone but yes the tiara that holds it is ugly. There are two versions of this tiara, one with the plain gold band and one with diamonds. I'll post them here.

1. Princess Madeliene plain aqaumarine tiara
http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...5&d=1045432829

2. Princess MAdeliene diamond aquamarine tiara
http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...3&d=1045434402
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3. Princess Sarah, to me this one looks fake too. I admitt is a pretty design but it looks like something you could buy out of a bridal store. The color of the diamonds are also questionable, are they yellow, white or just dirty? When diamonds do not have very good clarity they look dirty.

http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...8&d=1095668398
closeup: http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...9&d=1095668398
i think it might be the closeup thats the problem.
I some other pictures the diamonds look bright and sparkling. With the Bruneian royals one also has to keep in mind that all the colours of the bright outfits are also reflected in the jewellery.
I actually think its a light and pretty tiara for a young woman of 17.
Some of the heavier tiaras of the other Bruneian royal ladies would look so out of place on Sarah.
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Oh my gosh! I HATE Princess Madeline's (sp?) aqua marine tiara!
It makes her look like a cyclops! It is the ugliest thing and poor excuse of a tiara that I've ever seen. Even being as pretty as she is does nothing to make this "thing" look good! I wish I had a pic of it to post, but it's so ugly that I refuse to save any picture with it!
I'll make the sacrifice .
I object to this being called a 'tiara'. Madeleine should have refused to wear it and demanded something better. It's not as if they don't have enough to go round. :)
Pic courtesy Allover Press.

Princess Madeleine with (modestly)-jewelled hair ornament

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These tiara's belong to Queen Sonja of Norway.


1. All I have three words for this tiara and necklace Yuck Yuck Yuck. Were not Xena warrior princess!
http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...0&d=1100293556

2. Why Sonja, why.:( I love this tiara's base but not the crosses (I think that's what they are correct me if I'm wrong) on the top. Maybe if she spread those around the base so they go all the way around instead of hording all three of them at the top it would be okay.
http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...0&d=1112911232
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