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Old 04-27-2008, 11:24 AM
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Tahnk you so much for the explanation, one more questio was it is a stomacher?

I think a stomacher is a big brooch worn under the chest. You can usually see them in old photos from the last century. Maybe someone has a better explanation.
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Old 04-27-2008, 12:31 PM
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Here is a pic of one of Queen Mary's stomachers:
Google Image Result for http://image60.webshots.com/160/0/99/50/542609950Cjqiyd_ph.jpg

Here is a pic of her wearing the Cambridge Emeralds as stomacher:
http://www.essential-architecture.co...ry_of_Teck.jpg

Basically, these are just visuals about how a stomacher is shaped and where it is worn. Right down the bodice.
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very nice photos and a very impressive 3 pices stomacher!
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Giant red earrings

Not my cup of tea. They are too big for her.
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I think earring (juwelery) in a more classical design (more like the style of CP Mary or CP Victoria) will suit Maxima more. Not always these cheap looking big earrings
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I'm curious, why don't the Dutch royal ladies wear thier jewels more? Is it
a rule to only wear them for State occasions? You see the other Royals
wear things for special evenings. The Dutch have some beautiful pieces that
would be perfect for a lesser event, maybe a brooch or a pair of earrings.
Anyone have some insight.? Many Thanks!!
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Old 05-28-2008, 10:53 AM
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I think it has everything to do with Queen Beatrix' personal dislike of grand jewelry. Queen Juliana used to put on a good show and usually wore a full parure, with some extra bling bling added to that. Queen Beatrix however has never ever worn a parure and she leaves the bigger necklaces and brooches (and tiara) collecting dust in Noordeinde. Princess Maxima can not out-glitter her mother-in-law too much, so she is restricted and can not wear too much either.

Apart from her personal dislike for big jewels I think the Queen has a sort of philosophy behind it. The same philosophy that got her a Ford Scorpio car or a Volvo: don' t show off too much, Dutchmen are calvinists and they won't like it. IMO she is wrong in this. WA's birthday celebrations were considered grand (and probably a waste of money) anyway, a tiara wouldn' t have made it worse.
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Marengo, thank you and I agree it doesn't cost anything to wear the already existing jewels.(except the gas to drive to the vault and get them HEHE).
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yes and i must say i would not mind to see that vault! it must be amazing to see all that and think, what should i choose for today event? what a feeling? i wonder what maxima thought the first time what was her feeling???????
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I have noticed something about Princess Maxima's pearl earrings. She has a few different settings but are using the same pearls. White South Sea, Grey Tahitian and Black Tahitian. The pearls can be switched around, I have seen this in very fine stores and it is expensive, they put a screw in the pearl so they can be changed, I love her pearl earrings, which are sometimes more daytime and sometimes more formal...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Has anyone else noticed this. sorry i dont know how to post pics but she wears them alot!!!
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Info about Máxima's H.Stern earrings/brooch
Reina Máxima - Moda: H. Stern
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Thanks for that info Victoria, your site is a treasure!

I was wondering if Maxima ever wore these earrings in the complete version? I can't recall it I think. It is nice that she added this to the jewel colection, it is very different from the other, more conservative pieces, that the RF owns.
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Yes, she wore the complete version for a meeting with the Australian ambassador in The Hague, 2006.
http://img172.imagevenue.com/img.php..._122_698lo.jpg
(ANP/H.J van Beek)
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very nice closeup of some of her jewels
royals.web-log.nl: Royal Jewelry - Prinses Maxima
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Yes, she wore the complete version for a meeting with the Australian ambassador in The Hague, 2006.
http://img172.imagevenue.com/img.php..._122_698lo.jpg (ANP/H.J van Beek)
Wow those are quite some earrings - they must weigh a lot!
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very nice closeup of some of her jewels
royals.web-log.nl: Royal Jewelry - Prinses Maxima
i love the tiara, her heair look very dark here!
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She has dark hair. She only colours/bleaches it a lot.
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yes, i am sure she does !
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I too love the pearl tiara. I just wish we got to see the Dutch jewels more/111
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Me too! The Dutch RF has some serious "blingbling" in their "treasuresaves". We should have more State Occasions!!
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