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Old 07-22-2010, 10:34 AM
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Where can I find a photo of the necklace, Muriel? I don't remember what she wore.
You will find it in the wedding thread (Other things royal) for Freddie and Sophie
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Old 07-25-2010, 06:19 PM
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The necklace at her son's wedding was a seven strand pearl necklace with saphire and diamond clips at the sides which can also be detached and worn as brooches. I don't know the history of the pearls but the clips are from Cartier and were a gift from Prince George to Princess Marina. They date from around the mid-1930's.
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Old 07-25-2010, 07:38 PM
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Thanks for the great info angela! Art Deco clips from the 30's are just about my favorite thing! I love P Michael's! She has a very inventive way with her jewels that I just love!!!
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Old 07-26-2010, 05:33 AM
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The necklace at her son's wedding was a seven strand pearl necklace with saphire and diamond clips at the sides which can also be detached and worn as brooches. I don't know the history of the pearls but the clips are from Cartier and were a gift from Prince George to Princess Marina. They date from around the mid-1930's.
Angela - Many thanks for the information. The Cartier clips are lovely, and credit to M-C to convert them into such a wonderful necklace.
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Old 07-27-2010, 09:52 AM
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Thanks much, Angela! Mystery solved. I have to say Princess Michael's goldsmiths have done an excellent job once again!
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Old 09-02-2010, 09:52 AM
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what can be found in the kent jewllery box if one list the items?

what jewlery has if there any conecction to Qeen mary or further back in the main line of the royal family
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Old 09-02-2010, 10:09 PM
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Princess Michael of Kent owns few jewels but all rather beautiful and versatile, a lot was wedding gifts to Marina, duchess of Kent on her wedding.

M-C owns three pear shaped pearls from the Grand Duchess Vladimir, which I think are absolutely beautiful more can be seen on it here:
Princess Michael of Kent |Pearls and Pearldrops of the Grandduchess Vladimir

Here is a page highlighting all the Kent Jewels
Princess of Kent | Jewels, Tiara and Wedding gifts of Marina of Greece Denmark
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Old 09-04-2010, 05:25 PM
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I wouldn't say that Princess M owns few jewels. On close examination her collection is quite considerable.
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Old 09-04-2010, 07:53 PM
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The Kents collectively once had a wonderful collection of jewels--they still have some great pieces, but with the auction of the jewels held in possession by the Duke of Kent, well, it diminished somewhat. The piece I most regret seeing sold was the diamond Romanov bow brooch-it was truly spectacular, the diamond Romanov girandols diamond earrings Duchess of Kent | Diamond Girandoles , and of course, the Cambridge Sapphires Kent Jewels I believe that Princess Alexandra has never sold any of the pieces she received--and her one tiara is interchangeable (the flower centers) with pearls, sapphires, and turquoises--it is a very well designed piece! Prince Michael of Kent, I am very happy to say, has not sold any of the pieces he received. I recall some speculation but he was very upset and shared that even if he wanted to sell them, he can't because they are part of a trust for his children. I have to say, I admire him for making it impossible to sell those treasured pieces. I'm sure that he was most upset about the loss of the bow brooch and the glorious earrings because of their Romanov connection.
I seem to remember reading that Marina owned three diamond rivieres---and that each child recieved one.
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Old 09-04-2010, 08:07 PM
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Yes for such minor members of the RF the Kent's have some of the most beautiful pieces, but as jbcode99 stated the most beautiful and historic pieces were unfortunately sold by the Dukes of Kent, which were the Girandole earrings (one of the most beautiful chandelier earrings of any royal family) and the bow brooch (Beautiful and also a Romanov piece). Which is kind of sad b/c they seemed to have gotten the most jewels out of Marinas 3 kids and Prince Michael & Princess Alexandra haven't sold any jewels! Such a shame to see the Cambridge sapphires go with such a close link to Queen Mary. :/
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Thank you, jonc93 for mentioning that most avid collector of jewellery, HIH the Grand Duchess Vladimir (aka Maria Pavlovna, aka Aunt Miechen, nee Princess Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin). The woman had spectacular jewellery, a trove of which went to her daughter, HIH and HRH Grand Duchess Elena Vladmirovna/Princess Helen of Greece and Denmark), who was, of course the mother of HRH The Duchess of Kent, Princess Marina. Some of the jewellery of HIR Gr. D. Vladimir was of course sold post-war, one piece which ended up in the possession of Barbara Hutton - a convertible necklace/tiara of diamonds and emeralds significant because of the six-sided emerald center. But also some has somehow ended up in the possession of Joan Rivers, including HIH Gr. D Vladimir's easter egg necklace.
Is the bow brooch you are referring to the rather large flowing, curved one that HRH, the Duchess of Kent, Princess Marina wore frequently?
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Old 09-25-2010, 11:07 PM
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The bow brooch i was mentioning she's wearing here:
Duchess of Kent | Diamond Girandoles

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Old 09-26-2010, 11:32 AM
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I love those earrings!!! WANT
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Old 09-26-2010, 12:37 PM
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This may not be the place to mention this, but princess marina, duchess of kent was a spectacular looking woman!
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Old 09-28-2010, 07:51 AM
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^ Wasn't she? Naturally elegant, certainly a very delicate woman. The bow brooch and the earrings are magnificent. I think she's wearing the same earrings in my profile photo, it's not so clear though.
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Old 10-02-2010, 04:33 PM
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Thanks for this picture, Angela. Here's a slightly better view on the ring in particular: http://i47.tinypic.com/2usk0zs.jpg

Folks - could it be that this is the beauiful diamond and emerald bracelet the DoW has received from Edward? (It can be seen on the cover of book famous jewelry collectors http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...500_AA300_.jpg )

Hm - looking closely, it doesn't look similar.
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Old 11-13-2010, 10:57 PM
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I was wondering if these earrings in the picture attached can be interchanged.. because it looks like they are amethyst here.. weren't they originally diamonds or sapphires? Anyone know anything about these, also did they previously belong to Princess Marina?

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Old 11-14-2010, 10:50 AM
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I think the lighting in the pic is weird, because they are sapphires, (along with the sapphire and pearl necklace) They do interchange with diamonds and they are super gorgeous! I love these earrings, I think they did belong to Princess Marina but I'm not sure!!!
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Old 11-14-2010, 04:56 PM
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I like the Kent diamond fringe tiara. I think fringe tiara's in general, including the George III tiara which the Queen and Princess Anne both wore on their wedding days and which is practically identical to this one, are very beautiful. The Kent tiara is quite romantic as it seems to have been adopted as the family's wedding tiara. After Princess Marina was given it as a wedding present and wore it on her wedding day in 1934 her daughter Alexandra wore it to her wedding in 1963 and her daughter-in-law Princess Michael, it's present owner, wore it to her wedding reception in 1978. Although Lady Helen Windsor wore the tiara her mother the Duchess of Kent wore on her wedding day (which was a gift from the Duchess' parents) I believe that Princess Michael's daughter, Lady Gabriella Windsor, will choose this tiara when she marries.
I'm not sure I understand -- I thought this tiara belonged to the Kents. Why is it listed on other websites and even wiki as being part of Queen Elizabeth's treasure? Even on wiki it is wrongly identified as Princess Marina's mother's Romanov tiara while it explains that it's the Kent tiara presented by the Lord Mayor and the people of London. Neither of these are correct am I right as both tiaras were passed down to the family, not Queen Elizabeth, correct?? Does anyone have a source to verify this as it needs to be changed on wiki and other sites.
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Old 11-15-2010, 04:08 AM
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I think the lighting in the pic is weird, because they are sapphires, (along with the sapphire and pearl necklace) They do interchange with diamonds and they are super gorgeous! I love these earrings, I think they did belong to Princess Marina but I'm not sure!!!
They can also be interchanged with emeralds. http://oi55.tinypic.com/b6qxxd.jpg And yes, the earrings belonged to Marina.
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