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Old 03-06-2017, 07:36 PM
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Maybe its just me but I'd rather that the miniature crown be kept and its provenance remembered solely for the person it was made for. Victoria. I don't think it'd really look good being worn by someone else.
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Old 03-06-2017, 10:38 PM
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Maybe its just me but I'd rather that the miniature crown be kept and its provenance remembered solely for the person it was made for. Victoria. I don't think it'd really look good being worn by someone else.
Thankfully someone agrees with me. I was worried I was mad

It will always be her crown for me. And it should stay that way.

On anyone modern I also think it would look bad. A bit costumey likr the queen of hearts in Alice in wonderland.
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Old 03-07-2017, 12:07 AM
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Maybe its just me but I'd rather that the miniature crown be kept and its provenance remembered solely for the person it was made for. Victoria. I don't think it'd really look good being worn by someone else.
Royals don't think so
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Old 03-07-2017, 12:59 AM
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The picture if Alexandra makes me even more sure it wouldn't look good on others. It suits Alexandra a bit only because of her hairstyle. A modern hairstyle would look even more out of place, it looks like a photo shop, a bad one.

The fact it hasn't been worn in how many decades is a likely sign royals agree.
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Old 03-07-2017, 06:30 AM
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I think there must be an error in the description of it being 10" in diameter. I wonder if they meant in circumference.
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Old 03-07-2017, 10:47 AM
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Photographs don't do it justice. When I saw the Crown Jewels, including this gorgeous piece, it took my breath away.
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Old 05-28-2017, 03:00 AM
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Jewels in Motion: Sparkling Queen Mary | The Court Jeweller

She has an incredible set of jewels. She wore them with such elegance.

http://www.thecourtjeweller.com/2017...nge-tiara.html

An elegant and beautiful tiara.
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Old 05-29-2017, 03:29 AM
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The Top Ten: Queen Mary's Jewels | The Court Jeweller

All of these jewels are amazing. Very exquisite and regal.
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Old 05-29-2017, 11:55 AM
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I hope we see more of these in the future.


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Old 05-29-2017, 12:00 PM
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What ever happened to the Surrey tiara?

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It was the one she wore on her wedding day, but no clue as to it's current whereabouts:

The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: Tiara Thursday: The Surrey Fringe
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Old 05-29-2017, 01:56 PM
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It was the one she wore on her wedding day, but no clue as to it's current whereabouts:

The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: Tiara Thursday: The Surrey Fringe
I thought she dismantled the tiara and reused the stones for either of the Lovers Knot or the Fringe
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Old 05-29-2017, 02:00 PM
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It was the one she wore on her wedding day, but no clue as to it's current whereabouts:

The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: Tiara Thursday: The Surrey Fringe
No the one wron at her Wedding day was not the fringe tiara but a convertibvle neckalce/tiiara in a similar design whichw as a Wedding gift by Queen Victoria.
The Surey tiara was broken up in 1914/14 and the diamonds where used to replace the originakl pearl spikes on the Girls of Britain Tiara and the rest of the diamonds where used the create the honeysuckle tiara which is now with the Gloucesters.
I find it a pitiy that she had 2 tiaras in a similar modern fringe design and both where broken up.
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Old 06-05-2017, 10:13 AM
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Hi, I was wondering if somebody has access to the will of the late Princess Victoria. Maybe we could find out how she had disposed of the Rundell tiara.
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Old 06-05-2017, 10:18 AM
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The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: Tiara Thursday: The Rundell Tiara
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Old 06-05-2017, 10:29 AM
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Thanks for the link. I'm interested in the "disposed of by her" part. What does that mean? Did she sell it, did she break it up, did she leave it to smb. "Disposed of"-very frustrating choice of words....
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Old 06-05-2017, 10:42 AM
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Well we probably don't know for sure...perhaps pieces of the tiara have been seen in other jewelry ...but I take the phrase 'disposed of' to mean sold.

Jewelry was a form of wealth ..they weren't thinking in terms of historic value etc...and maybe she didn't like it?


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Old 08-28-2017, 01:19 AM
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Queen Victoria's Sapphire Coronet Heads to the V&A! | The Court Jeweller

Would love to see this.
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Old 08-28-2017, 01:47 AM
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That is the best news ever........just fabulous that it stays safe in Great Britain and will never be sold. Stays in British hands forever....... Prince Albert was such a talented designer during his time......now where is the ruby one?
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Old 08-28-2017, 12:18 PM
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I just saw this wonderful news, and it is just great that the coronet is staying in the UK.
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