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Old 09-11-2007, 12:10 AM
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It's the Westminster Myrtle Leaves tiara by Faberge.

Faberge Tiara Myrtenkranz | Myrtle-Leaves and berries as a Diadem Duke of Westminster
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Old 09-11-2007, 05:57 AM
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Ah, thank you, kimebear! I didn't think of checking that wonderful site.
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Old 09-11-2007, 03:54 PM
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You are welcome CasiraghiTrio! Ursula has done us all such an enormous service with her fantastic site. I could never thank her enough!
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What is the tiara called from the Duke of Westminster collection worn by Lady Tamara at her wedding?
Picture posted on Royal Weddings - Lady Tamara Grosvenor and Edward van Cutsem thread
Wasn't this the wedding where the family insisted that PC and CPB would not be seated together? Leading to the engagement?
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Old 09-11-2007, 05:38 PM
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Wasn't this the wedding where the family insisted that PC and CPB would not be seated together? Leading to the engagement?
Yep, that was it. There was a major discussion about it in both of these threads:
Royal Weddings - Lady Tamara and Edward van Cutsem - November 2004 and Van Cutsem Family. The discussions at both threads got rather ugly.
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Old 09-11-2007, 11:02 PM
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The Westminsters have a really stunning collection of jewels--they have stunning Faberge tiaras (one of my very favorite, the Cylcaman is delicate and substantial all at once) Faberges Gold and diamond Cyclamen Tiara | Duke of Westminster

They have the Chaumet Kokoshnik blue enamel and diamond tiara: Chaumet Platin Kokoshnik mit blauem Email | Duke of Westminster

The StUNNING and IMCOMPARABLE Bagration Parue. I LOVE IT. Bagration Parure - Necklace, Earrings, Comb, Tiara Pink Spinel Diamont Set
The Duke gave this to his bride, the current Duchess of Westminster as a wedding gift. SIGHHHHHHHHHH.

The Arcots Diamond tiara--a little extravagent, but still breathtaking
Das berühmte Westminster-Diadem mit den Arcot Diamanten - Westminster Halo Tiara with the Arcot diamonds
but I think the family sold it--not sure though.

And then, there is THIS THING which I find to be poorly executed and much less spectacular than it could be. Not my favorite piece at all and there have been lively discussions about it in the Worst Royal Jewels Thread:
Westminster-Grosvenor Pearl Drop Tiara | Orientperlen Tropfen aus der Schatzkammer der Herzöge
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Old 09-19-2007, 02:21 PM
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The Derby Diadem - tiara as worn by Mary, Duchess of Devonshire, first Mistress of the Robes to HM QEII, in 1957 (Majesty magazine, September 2007, Vol.28, No.9). Her husband was the 10th Duke of Devonshire.

There is info. about this diadem at Royal Magazin, here and also here. Both links have good pics and info.

The Devonshire Parure
The sixth duke was also noted for commissioning the Devonshire Parure, a seven-piece set that included a necklace, a diadem [I don't know if the Derby diadem was part of this parure], a tiara and such, opulently pavéd with gems collected by the second duke. He presented this drop-dead ensemble to his niece by marriage to wear to the coronation of Czar Alexander II. A spectacular ensemble, it could weigh you down just by looking at it. SOURCE: The New York Times, 9 April 2004
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Old 09-19-2007, 05:23 PM
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Devonshire Tiaras

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Here are two of the many Devonshire Tiaras:
Devonshire 'Honeysuckle' Tiara
Devonshire Tiara
Both tiaras are beautiful BUT the honeysuckle tiara is a real stunner!!
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Old 09-19-2007, 05:48 PM
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The Westminster-Grosvenor pearl drop tiara does look strange, as if the pearls have been attached upside down. My personal preference would be the base alone using the pearl drops in a necklace. Any other ideas out there?
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Old 11-06-2007, 02:21 AM
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Discussed elsewhere, but belonging in this thread. Property of the Earl Spencer...


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Old 11-09-2007, 12:18 AM
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The Duchess of Grafton and tiara in 1990
Mistress of the Robes to Her Majesty The Queen
Picture 1
Picture 2 (then Sir Robert, now Baron, Fellowes also seen here)
Source: Tim Graham/Getty

The Lady Susan Hussey, Baroness Hussey
Woman of the Bedchamber to HM
2004 Opening of Parliament
Source: Ibid.

Baroness Farnham
Lady of the Bedchamber to HM
2004 Opening of Parliament
Source: Ibid.
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Old 11-13-2007, 04:17 PM
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The Westminsters really have amazing tiaras, I hope to see them soon in "real". I mean at tiara-occassions.
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Old 11-13-2007, 04:40 PM
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I wonder which of the UK noble families has the most impressive jewelry collection?
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Old 11-13-2007, 05:47 PM
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It certainly seems to be the Westminsters. There are a number of other great noble collections; however we rarely see these jewels in public.
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My favorite will always be the Fife Tiara, it's just stunning, but not over extravagent.
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Old 11-14-2007, 09:10 AM
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I llike the Fife, too, but I'm not sure if "over extravagent" is a good description. It is huge, those hanging diamonds are so large--it is a piece worth of a Queen. I think it is one of the most impressive use of diamonds out there!
Here it is on Louise, Duchess of Fife: Princess Louise of Wales. Duchess of Fife. Wearing the extraordinarily lovely Fife Tiara. pictures from history photos on webshots

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Fife Tiara pictures from history photos on webshots
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British Nobility Jewels

And to begin, two noble trinkets from an unlikely source.

http://img174.imageshack.us/img174/5434/ringsme0.png

http://img174.imageshack.us/img174/8404/rings2vd8.png

http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/8748/rings3ax9.png

These rings both belonged to the late Jennifer Paterson of Two Fat Ladies fame but she'd acquired them from none other than a Duchess of Westminster. I've no idea which but Clarissa Dickson-Wright says in her biography that when asked to remove her rings whilst cooking, Jennifer proudly declared, "These belonged to the Duchess of Westminster and I have no intention of leaving them anywhere near TV types". The first one seems to be quite a nice sapphire, the second is a row of emeralds with a gold band.
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Old 01-18-2008, 04:15 PM
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My father, Arthur Dickson Wright, was a brilliant general surgeon who once operated on the Queen Mother. My mother Molly was an Australian heiress, a woman of extraordinary charm and elegance.
My father had become wealthy in the pre-NHS days through acting as surgeon to the rich and famous. Harry Secombe, Yehudi Menuhin and Alexander Fleming were among the many well-known figures who came to our house. I also had an inheritance of £2.8million, an extraordinary sum at the time, from my mother who had eventually inherited her family's fortune.
Clarissa Dickson Wright: Confessions of One Fat Lady | the Mail on Sunday



She could recive it from her parents or maybe she bought it or something like that. Or maybe it was kind of gift? Who knows...

Btw she has other ring on the photo from the link.
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Now this is strange because thats Jennifer's hands so maybe Jennifer left her rings to Clarissa?

According to a Telegraph obit;

"One of her oldest friends was the son of a former Duchess of Westminster, who had left her the fine emerald ring that so shocked viewers when she mixed dough with it on her finger"

She laughed at fate and turned dying into entertainment
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Old 06-22-2008, 10:33 AM
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The Cadaval Diamond Tiara

From the wedding of HRH Prince Charles-Philippe d'Orléans, duc d'Anjou and Diana, Duchess of Cadaval, in Portugal June 2008.
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