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Old 05-16-2007, 07:40 PM
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Pant, Gasp, Slurp, Drool, My God that Italian Faberge thingie is drop dead gorgeous. And they are selling the blasted beast. horrors, horrors, horrors. for a mere 600,000 quid no less. No doubt they need the money. nWell, we all need the money. but that is no reason to go off and sell the family silver or in this case grannys jewels.

I shall have to go consult the Fields book, for which info I thank you. I do not recall seeing that particular picture, I may well have overlooked it. It is really a pity that not more of the pieces in that book were not in colour. And yes kunzite is pink beryl. A pink relative of the emerald and of the aquamarine or is my brain short circuiting again? cheers.
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Old 05-17-2007, 12:03 AM
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I had thought that some of the emerald pieces were created with stones given by various Indian princelings and dignitaries.
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I know Queen Victoria had a vast bulk of jewelry, most of them left to the crown. I noticed the present queen wore a few of them.
i will put the LIST....

The Queen Victoria Regal Circlet
- the anthemions were detatched for the Countess of Wessex's Tiara
the scottish pebble set as a brooch
the sapphire brooch given by prince albert
the gothic sapphire tiara
the emerald tiara given by prince albert
the sunray fringe tiara with greek key motif base given to princess beatrice
the sunray tiara in winterhalter's painting
the 2 diamond collet necklaces
the timur ruby
the oriental ruby circlet and 4 ruby brooches
the diamond stomacher
the ladies and gentlemen of the household brooch
diamond waterfall brooch
pearl(i think) bracelet with a cameo of prince Albert
diamond bow brooches
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Old 05-23-2007, 03:08 AM
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I know Queen Victoria had a vast bulk of jewelry..
You'll find that most of these pieces are already covered in this and the Queen Elizabeth tiaras/necklaces/brooches threads, so we don't need to duplicate.
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Old 05-23-2007, 11:09 AM
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These are what I think are jewellrys set with the Cambridge Emeralds:
Art deco Choker
Ladies of India Necklace
I believe there is a matching bracelet that goes with the necklace & choker, too.
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But does anyone know what are the other pieces left by Queen Victoria? I think it hasn't seen light in years.

Queen Alexandra had a huge number of longgggggggg necklaces? Can anyone identify them?
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Old 05-24-2007, 12:22 AM
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I don't think they had names, they were just long strands of pearls or other jewels.
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Old 05-24-2007, 12:29 AM
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she own a large number of jewelry collections. But upon the death of her husband, she refused to passed some jewelry, which actually had to be pass to the new Queen. in fact, she kept some for herself untill her death.
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Old 05-27-2007, 03:44 AM
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she own a large number of jewelry collections. But upon the death of her husband, she refused to passed some jewelry, which actually had to be pass to the new Queen. in fact, she kept some for herself untill her death.
Is that why we don't see QMary in the Kokoshnick Tiara?
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Old 05-27-2007, 04:00 AM
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Is that why we don't see QMary in the Kokoshnick Tiara?
Queen Alexandra died in November 1925 so any heirloom jewels she had kept for herself would have passed to Queen Mary at that time.
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Old 05-28-2007, 04:58 AM
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Queen Alexandra died in November 1925 so any heirloom jewels she had kept for herself would have passed to Queen Mary at that time.
So the jewells she wore, were the ones she preffered, why else don't we we see pics of QMary with that fabulous peice, and the Queens mother also for that point?
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Old 07-21-2007, 04:02 AM
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Queen Mary pic!

Acknowledgement goes to Eva at RJOTWMB, who presented this high-quality postcard of a youngish-looking and tightly-corsetted Queen Mary. (copyright expired)

A small bandeau-type hairpiece (a bracelet?)
Diamond earrrings
Diamond choker
Diamond collet necklace
...from which hangs a two-strand necklace
and all set off by Granny's Chips.


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But does anyone know what are the other pieces left by Queen Victoria? I think it hasn't seen light in years.

Queen Alexandra had a huge number of longgggggggg necklaces? Can anyone identify them?
Sometimes Alexandra embellished by adding costume pearl strands.
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Q. Mary's wedding tiara

I have been reading "King, Kaiser, Tsar" and it says that Q. Mary wore on her wedding day [Rose of York diadem with single diamond given her by Q. Victoria.]
Does anyone know anything about this particular tiara.?
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Old 08-23-2007, 01:15 PM
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I think two of the best wearers of tiara and diadems has to be Queen Mary.
Here she wars the delhi durbur with Cullinan III and IV - - The Girls of Great britian tiara




and Queen Alexandra - - The Kokoshnik Tiara.

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I have a question about Queen Alexandra's kokoshink tiara--did Queen Mary alter it? There was some discussion about this on the Royal Jewels of the World message board, and many felt that the little stone on the front was a hair pin or something--but the photos that show Queen Alexandra wearing it compared to the photos of Queen Mary lead me to think that the jeweled piece was original and removed and then the whole thing was tightened up and that is what we see now. Can anyone verify or dispute?
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Queen Mary definitely "tightened" it up and altered it to the present form worn by The Queen. Queen Mary often altered and redesigned pieces in the royal collection to suit her taste.
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I think it looks much better than its original version.
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Old 08-26-2007, 09:20 PM
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I have a question about Queen Alexandra's kokoshink tiara--did Queen Mary alter it? There was some discussion about this on the Royal Jewels of the World message board, and many felt that the little stone on the front was a hair pin or something--but the photos that show Queen Alexandra wearing it compared to the photos of Queen Mary lead me to think that the jeweled piece was original and removed and then the whole thing was tightened up and that is what we see now. Can anyone verify or dispute?
Well, one of the interesting characteristics of Kokoshnik or fringe tiaras is that each piece is attached only to the base, so it is free to move unless fastened into a frame. That is why they are often worn as necklaces or swag corsages as well. The tiara in question would not need to be altered from the version Alexandra wore to the version we see now, if the central jewel is indeed a hairpin. Hairpins were common in the 1870s and 1880s, so this seems viable enough. In order for the tiara to appear "tighter" as it did, for example, when HM wore it recently in Canada, it only need be fastened into a more restrictive frame.
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Old 08-27-2007, 09:02 PM
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Kokoshniks anyone???

The kokoshnik is a very interesting form of jewelry. But unfortunately I have never cared for the piece in the British Royal collection. Many Russian pieces are however quite lovely. I suppose it is all a question of taste. I much prefer the Queen in the Queen Mary tiara or the Princess Vladimir. But there is in the Russian Crown Jewels a wonderful kokoshnik of gold brocade set with ancient diamonds and pearls. I have always wished they had set such a model with diamonds, emeralds and pearls. But then Alexandra had to have a kokoshnik because her sister the Empress Marie Fedorovna had a kokoshnik and who could blame her. Would that we all had such a problem. Cheers.
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