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Old 08-17-2012, 11:43 AM
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A little request I hope someone can help with! Does anyone happen to have an HQ picture of Princess Michael's bow brooch/pearl necklace? It's two diamond brooches with three strands of pearls between them? I want to have the piece copied so I need a nice big shot of it if possible. Thanks!
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Old 08-17-2012, 02:45 PM
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This one?

v Princess Michael of Kent

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Old 08-17-2012, 02:47 PM
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That's the one! Thanks Warren! I've no idea of the history of the piece but I do know that it's my favourite jewel Princess Michael owns. And she wears it so well!
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Old 08-19-2012, 11:09 PM
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Wow, that is beautiful! What about the tiara? Info please. It is exquisite!
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Old 08-20-2012, 09:03 AM
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Wow, that is beautiful! What about the tiara? Info please. It is exquisite!
It's The Duchess of Kent Tiara, also known as The Diamond Pearl Festoon Tiara.

According to Geoffrey Munn (a British jewellery specialist and writer), the tiara was probably made in England, around 1900s.
It was once a favourite of Princess Marina and is now in possession of Princess Michael of Kent. Princess Alexandra has worn this tiara on several occasions as well.

- A very clear picture of the tiara
- Princess Marina wearing the tiara
- Princess Alexandra wearing the tiara
- Princess Michael of Kent wearing the tiara

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Old 08-20-2012, 11:33 AM
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Thanks for posting those excellent pics. I didn't know that Alexandra has ever worn the festoon tiara. Do you know when this picture was taken?
On the pic from Munn the tiara has a row of pearls at the base. But on the older portraits there are collet diamonds at the base. I wonder if they still own the collet diamonds.
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:18 PM
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They most certainly do, but subject to a "remix".

v Princess Michael of Kent wearing the London Fringe Tiara with collet necklace in Kokoshnik style.
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:53 PM
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I really love this photo Artemisia,thanks for posting

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Old 08-20-2012, 01:20 PM
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They most certainly do, but subject to a "remix".

v Princess Michael of Kent wearing the London Fringe Tiara with collet necklace in Kokoshnik style.
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Of course! I should have thought of that concoction.
It would be nice if she put it back on the festoon tiara from time to time. The pearls are nice at the base, but diversity is even better, imho.
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Old 08-20-2012, 01:34 PM
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Thanks for posting those excellent pics. I didn't know that Alexandra has ever worn the festoon tiara. Do you know when this picture was taken?
The picture was taken in October of 1960, when Princess Alexandra acted as the Queen's official representative during Nigerian Independence celebrations.

Incidentally, the visit was a true feast tiara-wise: Alexandra wore not one but at least 4 different tiaras.
- The Diamond Pearl Festoon tiara
- The Flower tiara
- Pearl Swirl tiara
- A tiara/circlet I don't recognize
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:16 PM
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Thank you Artemisia. Its a beautiful tiara. It fits her perfectly.
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Old 08-20-2012, 04:31 PM
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The picture was taken in October of 1960, when Princess Alexandra acted as the Queen's official representative during Nigerian Independence celebrations.

Incidentally, the visit was a true feast tiara-wise: Alexandra wore not one but at least 4 different tiaras.
- The Diamond Pearl Festoon tiara
- The Flower tiara
- Pearl Swirl tiara
- A tiara/circlet I don't recognize
Thanks a lot, Artemisia .
I think that the third pic is also the Flower tiara (and not the Pearl Swirl).
In the last picture I believe she wears the small bandeau which Queen Mary wore with emerald spikes, and which was later worn by the current Duchess of Kent at her wedding. This pic of Princess Alexandra could even be at the same event as yours.
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Old 08-20-2012, 04:42 PM
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Thanks a lot, Artemisia .
I think that the third pic is also the Flower tiara (and not the Pearl Swirl).
In the last picture I believe she wears the small bandeau which Queen Mary wore with emerald spikes, and which was later worn by the current Duchess of Kent at her wedding. This pic of Princess Alexandra could even be at the same event as yours.
http://inlinethumb46.webshots.com/50...600x600Q85.jpg
Your last is definitely from the same event (in other close ups, she is wearing the same jewellery as in your picture), so thanks a lot for identifying the bandeau.
The third tiara could be the Flower one too; however, in pictures from other angles I've seen, it looks more like the Pearl Swirl. I wish I had better pictures for proper identification.
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Old 08-20-2012, 05:03 PM
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Your last is definitely from the same event (in other close ups, she is wearing the same jewellery as in your picture), so thanks a lot for identifying the bandeau.
The third tiara could be the Flower one too; however, in pictures from other angles I've seen, it looks more like the Pearl Swirl. I wish I had better pictures for proper identification.
It looks as if she is wearing the same dress, necklace and clutch on both photos. And she is accompanied by the same gentleman in the black kaftan and white turban. That's why I believe that both photos are from the same event.
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Old 08-24-2012, 05:18 PM
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They most certainly do, but subject to a "remix".

v Princess Michael of Kent wearing the London Fringe Tiara with collet necklace in Kokoshnik style.
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Not the same diamonds, these ones come from a necklace belonging to Marina seperate from the tiara.
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The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: Tiara Thursday: The Kent Diamond and Pearl Fringe Tiara

Not a huge fan of this tiara but, it is lovely and elegant. I like the fringe version better than the bandeau version. Love how delicate it is and the pearls are lovely. Very simple and beautiful tiara.
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The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: Tiara Thursday: The Kent City of London Fringe Tiara

This tiara is very stunning! Not really a fan of the the tiara with the string of diamonds though. All in all, it's a very beautiful tiara!
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:07 AM
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Here's a picture of the Duchess in her jewels:

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She wears the Fringe Tiara
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:45 AM
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Marina Duchess of Kent with a pair of sapphire brooches

I was going through an old book on Marina Duchess of Kent and found this photo of her on Alexandra Rose Day 22nd May 1946 wearing two sapphire flower brooches. She must have given one to the Queen Mother whom we have seen wearing it often. Wonder what happened to the other one.
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