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Old 01-31-2010, 06:32 PM
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Fabiolas necklage in this picture is kind of... hmmmm... strange. What is it? Rings in chains?
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uuuuu thatīs absolutely horrific!!!
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Old 02-02-2010, 12:34 AM
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Oh dear--that is genuinely hideous. I mean, it's seriously ugly. However, I am just wondering if it was some kind of gift from one of the Middle Eastern countries--the earrings, the dress, it all kinda comes together. If it was a gift and she was wearing as the recepient in the country, then even though it is visually unappealing, I can let it go and appreciate the tribute to the country--
The jewels look nothing like what's worn in the Middle East or the Indian sub-continent (the necklace in particular, I can't see the earrings very well). Gifts from Arab royal and ruling houses tend to be splendid, not tasteless.
Queen Fabiola's necklace looks like a charm necklace to me and I fail to see which country it is supposed to be alluding to. It is an unattractive piece though.
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Old 04-28-2010, 07:01 PM
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I ve just finished reading this thread and I was impressed! there are some very ugly jewels out there! I particularly noticed Queen Sonja's "futuristic" set and really, the best use it could have IMO is to sell it and use the money to buy a pair of earrings from the emerald tiara , so it could be restored to its previous glory. When it comes to Madeleine's bandeau , I don't think it is ugly, basically because it so utterly simple that it cannot have an ugly element on it. I generally believe that bandeaus are jewels with a "strong personality" let's say - they were usually made to suit the individual for which they were originally intended. And I believe that when Louise wore it in her youth it was something great on her. Now it is just a very nice aquamarine in a dull frame.
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Old 04-30-2010, 09:43 AM
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Hi. This is my first post, so please bear with me, and let me know if I haven't followed protocol or something.

I'd just like to discuss this alluring little contribution to Anglo-Aussie relations:
http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...9&d=1110972771
(photo sourced from the first Worst Jewels thread Sorry, I can't recall the poster).

Three things:
- I feel the need to point out that the necklace and earrings set was South Australia's idea, and was presented to the Queen long before I was born!

-I remember reading about it as a kid. It is the biggest opal ever to be set in personal jewellery, or some such dubious honor.

-Part of me wants Zara Phillips or one of Prince Andrew's girls to get access to it. They seem game enough to wear it on a dare. Which is the only reason - outside of diplomatic obligation - that anyone would ever wear it!

My other favourite would have to be the Star Wars tiara. It is so futuristic, yet so dated! And ugly, obvs.
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Old 04-30-2010, 11:51 PM
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The Queen only wore that set one time and that was after she was presented the set on her tour, it's never had a public airing since. I think Her Majesty felt the same way we do.
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Old 07-17-2010, 01:16 AM
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However, I have always found this one to look odd:
Emerald & Diamond tiara from Westphalian noble family pictures from history photos on webshots
it appears to be two tiaras with one plunked down atop the other. The bottom one with the emerald is actually quite nice (I rather like the Greek Key design)
I know you posted this quite a while ago but it seems they sold it via sothebys, and for quite a pretty penny too!

Sotheby's - Auctions - Calendar - Noble Jewels
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Old 07-21-2010, 09:42 AM
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Okay, I thilnk I've just found a couple of EIIR nightmares..Royal Collection - Dress for the Occasion What the hell were they thinking?
And this.. words fail me. I thought the Queen Mum had taste? Maybe it was George who picked it out.. Royal Collection - Dress for the Occasion
I agree, both of these are pretty hideous pieces!

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... It is an aquamarine & diamond necklace presented to Queen Elizabeth II on her coronation by the Brazilian government.
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I have to disagee, I think the acquamarine neckalce works for somebody with the "presence" of HM. I think the acquamarine tiara is pretty dreadful and needs to be reworked.
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@Thomas "...So vive la differance!!! (No doubt I misspelled that too, my French being even more shot than my English) cheeers."

I have a pair of padparacha earrings and I get more compliments on those than any of my others. Do you think these people are being insincere???
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Old 08-02-2010, 03:21 PM
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The Cameo tiara would be perfect for Elizabeth Taylor in one of her movies,but not the best choice for a real princess,in my opinion
Well, not every princess wants to look like Snow White. The Cameo is gorgeous, but I will agree, not to everyone's taste. I'd wear it in a New York minute!
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I will agree that the Cameo Tiara is not to everyone's taste. But imho, it is a thing of beauty with it's incredible workmanship and artistry. True, it doesn't "sparkle" but I love it's elegance and yes, it's simplicity. If it were offered, I would also wear it... toot sweet!
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Sorry guys but the thread topic is broad enough without introducing non-royal jewellery.
Posts not discussing 'worst royal jewels' have been removed.

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Old 08-03-2010, 03:59 PM
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Princess Caroline's Champagne thingy bracelets, hideous!
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Indeed they are, jonc93! I am not too fond of her 'purse' either... But that is another thread. lol
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Old 08-05-2010, 12:35 AM
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Princess Caroline's Champagne thingy bracelets, hideous!
http://i599.photobucket.com/albums/t...rose-purse.jpg
Yep, those were just plain weird.
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Old 08-05-2010, 06:12 AM
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Well I never thought I would say such a thing but I think if I had a choice I would choose the poppy tiara before I would choose the champagne cork bracelet. Hideous is too good a word for it.
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Old 08-05-2010, 12:55 PM
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Well I never thought I would say such a thing but I think if I had a choice I would choose the poppy tiara before I would choose the champagne cork bracelet. Hideous is too good a word for it.
Yea, those bracelets are pretty ugly. But I'm sure they weren't meant to be serious jewellery, but rather a party gimmick, something to go with the Rock'n Roll theme (if I remember correctly) of the rose ball. I'm sure we won't see them again.
As for the poppies; they might pop up again any time. Now, that's a scary thought for me!
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Old 09-04-2010, 08:19 PM
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Those bracelets are hideous!!!
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Well I never thought I would say such a thing but I think if I had a choice I would choose the poppy tiara before I would choose the champagne cork bracelet. Hideous is too good a word for it.
Really? I didn't think there was anything worse than those poppies! When Margrethe dies I hope they'll auction it! They'll prob get a lot of money for them b/c it was on the head of a queen, and a popular one too! And with that money buy another tiara!!!!!!! Please someone forward this to Frederik's Private Secretary!
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Hey, I love the Poppies! They are individual and unique and Queen Margethe wears them with Chutzpah!
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Hey, I love the Poppies! They are individual and unique and Queen Margethe wears them with Chutzpah!
0_0 Are you being serious? Every time I see a picture of those things I barf! It seems like whoever made them was on LSD!!
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