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Old 04-16-2008, 02:06 AM
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What a gorgeous tiara. And that's something she should be wearing now--the contrast of the emeralds (admittedly with their old cut that won't catch the light at all) against HM's white hair would be stunning.
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Old 04-16-2008, 03:58 AM
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it's true! altough it would look nice with amethysts too. but the emeralds look astounding!
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Old 04-16-2008, 04:14 AM
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Who is the Lady at the opening of the Parliament with the emerald tiara?
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Old 04-16-2008, 08:52 AM
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Noldorlord, the emerald tiara you posted is not the one I was referring to as being in the preface of Munn. But, it is one of QV's tiaras designed for her Prince Albert--but while we know it is still intact we don't know who owns it (Well, Munn does but he's respecting the owners--who are descendents of QV's, wishes)--the tiara I spoke of, which was given to The PRincess Royal, Mary by her mother Queen Mary, is the small, gothic sapphire tiara designed by Prince Albert. Interestly, the Harewoods sold pretty much everything to pay death duties (including several other tiaras, a necklace of QV, etc...) but, they did manage to keep this one. Here it is:
http://www.vam.ac.uk/vastatic/micros...d_sapphire.jpg
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Old 04-20-2008, 05:33 PM
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Is this tiara still owned by the Queen? It's stunning.
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Who is the Lady at the opening of the Parliament with the emerald tiara?
I think it is the Countess Harewood? but i'm not sure.
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Old 04-20-2008, 09:08 PM
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Noldorlord, the emerald tiara you posted is not the one I was referring to as being in the preface of Munn.
Good lord, all this time I thoght that this was the Harewood Emerad Tiara( it is the Harcourt Emeralds that has been taken apart to make a necklace.
Harcourt Tiara pictures from history photos on webshots
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Old 04-25-2008, 05:25 AM
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Look at the Queen's right hand, doesn't this look awfully close to Princess Diana's sapphire engagement ring? I wonder if this is a replica? Does anyone have any info on it?
http://english.people.com.cn/200604/...s/0420_B26.jpg
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Old 04-25-2008, 07:43 AM
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I think this bracelet resembles the honey comb design bracelet left to the Queen by Princess Marie-Louise.
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Old 04-25-2008, 02:28 PM
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I wonder if this is a replica?
I would doubt somewhat that HM would wear a replica of the engagement ring that her son gave to the woman who (in their eyes) brought so much heartache to the Royal Family.
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Old 04-25-2008, 08:29 PM
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I have a feeling that this ring is part of the sapphire set that King George VI gave to his daughter as a wedding gift.
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Old 04-25-2008, 09:02 PM
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It may well be part of the sapphire suite, but I don't think the shape matches up exactly:
Google Image Result for http://thumb17.webshots.net/t/64/164/1/2/75/542610275isqEBq_th.jpg

but, let's be honest--this isn't exactly a one-of-a-kind ring. Camilla has one like it, too. I really doubt that the possessor of one of the most magnificant collections of jewels would riffle through her deceased daughter-in-law's jewel box looking for a ring to wear.
Odd for HM to choose to wear a sapphire ring with the ruby tiara----she usually matches up better than that
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Old 04-26-2008, 01:23 AM
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Look at the Queen's right hand, doesn't this look awfully close to Princess Diana's sapphire engagement ring? I wonder if this is a replica? Does anyone have any info on it?
http://english.people.com.cn/200604/...s/0420_B26.jpg
Looking at the shade of HM hair in this photo I would hazard a guess that it was taken while Diana was alive! Therefore it would not be Diana's ring or a copy. I would say that this ring has been made from the removed link of HM wedding gift necklace. The shape would only come into context if HM was presenting her hand front on for inspection.
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Old 04-26-2008, 06:25 PM
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Odd for HM to choose to wear a sapphire ring with the ruby tiara----she usually matches up better than that
Me too, I was surprised the Queen would wear a dark stone ring when she is so obviously wearing a ruby set, that one reason why I noticed the ring so much. It may not even be a sapphire it could be an emerald or another dark stone but it is an oval shape with diamonds surrounding it which was a lot like Diana's.

I am pretty sure this is not Diana's ring, I doubt she would have lent it to her mother in law to wear. But the reason why I mentioned her was because it looked a lot like her engagement ring. It is probably a ring from the sapphire suite but maybe it's been a tweaked a little bit. I wonder if she has worn this ring before?
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Old 04-27-2008, 02:12 PM
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The ring is a ruby which matches her ruby necklaces etc. Hard to find a clear picture as HM often wears gloves - I know I've seen a recent photo of it clearly looking dark red, but I'm sorry I can't find it at present...
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Thank you, GillW. I know that you have an extensive data base of HM pieces and if you say it's a ruby that is all I need to hear--Thanks!
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Thank you, GillW. I know that you have an extensive data base of HM pieces and if you say it's a ruby that is all I need to hear--Thanks!
This one is not bad - you can see it is red
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r...isQA001188.jpg
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This one is not bad - you can see it is red
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r...isQA001188.jpg
Wow! Wonderful picture, great ring.

I guesss we are all so used to HM wearing diamonds, sapphires and emeralds that we overlooked the Rubies! Although to be honest . . . rings with a ruby that large are pretty rare.
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Noldorlord- That is the emerals tiara of QV I was talking about. If the Countess of HArewood is in that pic wearing that tiara could we not assume that she ownes it. I dont see someone else loaning it to hear unless QEII has it.
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Noldorlord- That is the emerals tiara of QV I was talking about. If the Countess of HArewood is in that pic wearing that tiara could we not assume that she ownes it. I dont see someone else loaning it to hear unless QEII has it.
Noldorlord's first picture is the emerald tiara of Queen Victoria's.
But, the Harewood's do not own that tiara ,nor does QEII. The Harewood's ONLY own the small sapphire and diamond tiara:
http://www.vam.ac.uk/vastatic/micros...d_sapphire.jpg
which Munn discusses on page 12 of the full length edition of "Tiaras: A History of Splendor".
In Munn on pages 72-75 there are wonderful photos of the tiara; on in a portrait of the Queen and family, one of a granddaughter borrowing the tiara, and one remarkable closeup. On page 77 Munn discusses how the diara was made by Kitching in 1845 for a cost of 1150 pounds. He further states that the tiara survives intact in the hands of a descedent of Queen Victoria who lent it to Wartski for the 1997 exhibition. The Harewood's do not own the emerald tiara.
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