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Old 03-11-2008, 04:06 PM
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^^Am I blind? I only see the tiara in its current state in the link posted.

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Old 03-11-2008, 04:35 PM
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^^Am I blind? I only see the tiara in its current state in the link posted.

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No, you are right. The pic with the "old" versions isn't available anymore. I'm sorry
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I think the tiara suited a much younger Queen Sonja. I guess it all depends upon the wearer. Regardless, I like it.
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Old 03-11-2008, 09:31 PM
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That yellow ballgown with the emeralds looks odd. I don't like the combination--but the necklace that accompanies this tiara--beautiful. What clarity, and simplicity of design. I love it.
However, the tiara---looking at the earrings, would they have been set with the pear shaped points touching the top of the square and then fanning out? Pity--I'd love to see the tiara in its original form.
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Most interesting. I have known for some time that the earings to the parure were made with emeralds taken from the original tiara. It had to have been done during or before the 1930's. I wonder if a photo exists anywhere of the tiara in its original form. Then one could judge whether the origianal was unbalnce or not. Given the inherent elegance of jewels of that era, particularly of French construction, I dare say the origianal was in all likelihood balaced and much more elegant and beautiful with all of the gemstones that its present version. Cheers.
Here is a link to photos of the original tiara. Scroll down to the March 10, 2006 entry - it's pictured in three little B&W photos. I think the balance is much better (the left and center pictures really give that sense) although there's still something about the way the emeralds are set that makes me think of a deck of playing cards (a terrible association to make when viewing a tiara!).

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Old 03-11-2008, 10:49 PM
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Indeed. The tiara was lovlier with the pear-shaped emeralds. However, it is by no means ugly or odd without them. Before, any face could've probably pulled off a good look wearing it. Not the same as it stands today though. I think CPss Mette Marit would look better wearing it than say CPss Mary with her delicate bone structure.
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I posted a query on The Royal Jewels of the World message board and Jandeventer kindly responded with a wonderful photo which was posted. However, I don't who to give credit for the picture to so I'm posting the link to the photo--
Royal Jewels of the World Message Board: Re: Norwegian Emerald Tiara
I'm not sure how I feel about this tiara--can't decide if it's bad or just bulky?
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are you all kidding?

The Emerald Tiara is my absolutely favourite Tiara. The Impressive stones and everything.

In my opinion it does not belong into this thread.
Matter of taste... of course.

My taste:
I love the Emerald Tiara!
In my opinion it is the most gorgeous Tiara in the Norwegian collection.

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Old 03-12-2008, 09:38 PM
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It's not a bad piece, but I do agree that it lacks a certain balance--it is symmetrical to be sure, but there is just a little too much going on with that central stone. Now, the stone itself it TO DIE FOR! I do love emeralds, after all--and this is an historic parue--the necklace is amazing---but I've often thought that the piece looks a bit, well, is clunky the right word???

Here is a tiara that I regularly waver upon-- the Burmese Ruby Tiara commissioned by QEII--second one down on this page:
Tiara QEIIruby

To me, the thing is a waste of stunning rubies and impressive diamonds. I'm sure in person it is a sight to behold, but looking at the photos of it, I'm less than overwhelmed. It looks like a pagent tiara with fireworks bursting out of it--in my own, humble opinion.
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Thanks for posting this. I still think those pear shaped stones should go back onto the tiara - I think the tiara is diminished by losing them, and I also think that this photo shows that the tiara doesn't demand huge earrings to set it off.

Personally, I'd also place the side emeralds on the square (rather than point -side down) to add a little more symmetry with the center emerald, but that's just me. They are such beautiful stones, after all.
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Old 03-13-2008, 06:26 PM
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The thing is drop dead gorgeous, wonderful and simply beautiful and I would not want to mangle the large central stone but if it could be angled differently to match the other large emeralds on the top of the tiara that might help. It is a magnificent piece. I cannot make up my mind about whether the two gemstones removed should be replaced. But with them it would be magnificent and maybe not so unbalanced. But let us enjoy its imperfections. Sort of on the order of an imperfect work of Beethoven, better than anybody else's perfect work don't you think.

As for the Burmese tiara I have changed my mind on it so many times!!! It has great beauties, the gemstones are marvelous. Maybe if they had a complete parure to go with it some of the qualms would not be so intense. But worst jewels these are not. But it is certainly a fun place to discuss them. cheers.
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Old 03-13-2008, 08:23 PM
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The central stone is gorgeous and I would kill to have it (welllll, maybe that's a bit of an exaggeration) however, even if it were repositioned, it would still look off. The large stone just throws off the entire balance of the piece,


As for the Burmese Ruby tiara -- there is just something about it that looks, dare I say it, cheap. I can't put my finger on what, exactly, gives me that impression, certainly not the rubies or diamonds themselves, they are to die for! There is just something about the design that doesn't work for me.

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To me, I think that it may be the two-tone setting that gives it the less than desirable look. Maybe?
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Everyone sing along now..... Lollipop, lollipop, ooh lolly lolly lolly lollipop! I would be afraid of being attacked by toddlers if I wore this one. :w00t2:

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The Norwegian Tiara looks top heavy whenver anyone wears it--my opinion. Beautiful stones, and a nice piece--but not my favorite. I don't know which is my favorite--it wavers. Right now probably the amethyst in the Swedish collection.
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The Norwegian Tiara looks top heavy whenver anyone wears it...
I can't agree with that, personally...

It's an exquisite piece and looks simply wonderful on Sonja. Never have I seen a photo where it looks top heavy, not once. Infact, it's anything but.

I believe it will look absolutely smashing on Mette-Marit.

An example of 'top heavy'...

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k2...e/73644903.jpg
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Well, I cannot disagree with that at all--the Grand Duchess looks like she's about to topple over! Josephine-Charlotte wore that piece very well, though.

I was thinking, with regard to the Norwegian Emerald Tiara--perhaps it is a matter of scale--are there any full length photos of the piece, with the wearer's entire body beeing seen (feet, head, torso, etc...)--perhaps that will give a new perspective for me.

As for my favorite tiara--well, LadyCat, I know that my avatar is the Teck Crescent--which is a little odd looking itself (but I like it) but that is because I am waiting for it to reappear! My favorites regularly waver, but the one I most want to see is the Teck, hopefully on a certain Duchess soon!
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The Teck Crescent is a lovely tiara and one of my favorites as well (I admit I have many). As for the Emerald tiara -- whle it may not belong in the "Worst Jewels" thread, it does need help.

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The emerald really does not belong here. It is gorgeous! Maybe we could get some of our resident photoshoppers to but the Norwegian Tiara on Mette-Marit in the photoshopping thread? Any takers?
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Here's a link that LadyK graciously found posted by our own super mod, Her_Majesty.

Mette-Marit looks wonderful.
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