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Old 02-15-2006, 11:45 AM
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Well, given that Leslie Fields worked directly with the Royal Household and the Queen on her book, I think it would be strange if the facts turned out to be different. She states the Burmese Ruby Tiara used diamonds from the Nizam piece, which was broken up to create other pieces. This is not unusual when it comes to private gifts to members of the royal family.

Diana did the same thing with some of the gifts she received from the Gulf emirs, which were later reset in other designs and pieces more to her liking.
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Looking closely to the opal necklace (which probably could be worn as a tiara) and to the base of the tiara worn by Sophie, I think the two pieces are totally different. Their scroll design don't match. Still looking for a solution.
As far as I know, The Queen owns around 20 tiaras (or diadems, or circlets). But we're waiting for others to appear once.
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Old 03-05-2006, 09:56 AM
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As far as I know, The Queen owns around 20 tiaras (or diadems, or circlets). But we're waiting for others to appear once.
Welcome to the Forums GaŽl LE BOLLOCQ. :)
I've read estimates of anything up to 24-26 tiaras, but of course no one knows. The necklaces which can be converted may or may not be included in this figure. We have no idea what is in the vaults, what has been dismantled, or what has been acquired. It is unlikely that HM will be providing us with an inventory any time soon!
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Old 03-10-2006, 10:38 PM
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Did you guys see this one worn by the Queen when President da Silva from Brazil visited England? She made the tiara and other jewelry from stones given to her as gifts from Brazil over the years? I think she looks very nice, and I really like the tiara. Would you call it a tiara or a crown?



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Such a wonderful parure, and probably the nicest one in the world set with aquamarines.
That was a good idea to wear it on that state banquet with the President of Brazil...
Most of these jewels were given to The Queen by the People of Brazil. The earrings end the necklace (which pendant has been reset) were coronation gifts. There was later a brooch which setting is very close from the pendant of the necklace, and that the Queen sometimes wear with the parure.
The Queen had a simple tiara made to match the set and later transformed it using stones from a hair comb which was a new gift, with a bracelet which can't be seen on this picture, but was worn that night.
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I have a question, from whom did the Queen inherit the Russian Kokoshnick Tiara, I know it belonged to Queen Alexandra, and then where did it go? Why not to one of Alexandra's daughters? Duchess of Fife or Queen Maud?
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I have a question, from whom did the Queen inherit the Russian Kokoshnick Tiara, I know it belonged to Queen Alexandra, and then where did it go? Why not to one of Alexandra's daughters? Duchess of Fife or Queen Maud?
After HM the Queen Alexandra, it was often used by HM the Queen Mary & is now a dear favourite of HM the Queen, hence it's current and constant use.

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King Khalid necklace is beautiful, but what was HM thinking to pair it with such an unsuitable neckline? (The blue dress with the bow!) post #74
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Did you guys see this one worn by the Queen when President da Silva from Brazil visited England?
I love aquamarine's this is a beautiful set, the Queen should wear it more often!
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According to Leslie Fields, the Brazilian Aquamarine parure is one of The Queen's favorites.
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I have a question, from whom did the Queen inherit the Russian Kokoshnick Tiara, I know it belonged to Queen Alexandra, and then where did it go? Why not to one of Alexandra's daughters? Duchess of Fife or Queen Maud?
Queen Alexandra died without a will, but Leslie Fields stated in her book that George V designated all jewels that were gifts to his mother from civic bodies, the peerage, the royal family and Queen Victoria as belonging to the Crown (including the Russian headpiece tiara).
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Does anybody have pics of the diamond necklace the queen wore with the girls of great britian tiara in australia. Whats the history.
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Hmm, I love the aquamarine set but I don't like it on the Queen. It seems to overpower her.
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Hmm, I love the aquamarine set but I don't like it on the Queen. It seems to overpower her.
I completely agree Ysbel. The stones themselves are gorgeous, such a wonderful color, but I think they are too many and too large, especially when worn tiara, parure etc. all together. I do like them better on QEII this time around though, her white hair brings out the blue, but the set is still overwhelmingly large.
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Does anybody have pics of the diamond necklace the Queen wore with the Girls of Great Britian tiara in Australia. Whats the history.
Here's a close-up pic (don't you love watermarks?). The necklace doesn't appear in either the Fields or Menkes books.
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Queen Elizabeth in Canberra, March 06

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Are the necklace and earings new. They match and it looks like the necklace can become a tiara.
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Are the necklace and earings new. They match and it looks like the necklace can become a tiara.
Neither the necklace nor earrings are new; she was wearing them in the 70s.
On a frame the necklace would make a rather impressive tiara, but I can't find any information on it.
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Are the necklace and earings new. They match and it looks like the necklace can become a tiara.
I also thought the parure was new. Until I realised I had, myself, confused the necklace with the King Faisal's diamond fringe necklace, which The Queen wears very often with her girandoles earrings and seems to belong to her prefered list.
But the size of the stones is very different (the second parure ends down with larger pear-cut diamonds) and they "spray" differently (the second necklace goes all around the neck).
This "new" parure really looks like a smaller version of the other one and the Queen has worn them two alternately.
Anyway it is interesting to figure how smaller are the stones from the "most recent" jewels The Queen has got : the Qatar's ruby swag necklace and earrings, the waterfall pear-cut emerald waterfall necklace, earrings and bracelet or the sapphire waterfall necklace, trefoil earrings and bracelet (which she wore recently with The Prime Minister).
Does anyone have informations about the emerald and the sapphire parure ?
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Here's an older pic of HM and the necklace.
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Kokoshnik Tiara & 'nameless' diamond necklace & earrings

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I do like the necklace and earrings but don't care much for the Kokoshnik Tiara. I think its a little too modern or Art Deco (?) for me.
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