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Old 11-11-2012, 11:30 AM
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She wore the King George Festoon Necklace in Berlin in 1987.

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Then there was a second white tie Event. Can't find a pic but from the Event i'm talking the Queen wore a blue gown and the Kokoshnik tiara. Had seen pics of her with then then Major of Berlin Eberhard Diepgen and his wife.
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:46 AM
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It's possible, I guess. However, in this contemporary video that covered pretty much every aspect of the visit, there is no mention of the second white tie event. The first one (where she's wearing a blue gown and Festoon necklace) is extensively highlighted, but not any other.

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Old 11-14-2012, 08:11 AM
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The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: Wedding Wednesday: The Queen’s Wedding Gifts

Now these are wedding gifts!

My favorite one has got to be the Girls of Great Britian tiara. Other favorites are, the Greville Chandelier earrings, the sapphire set from the King, the Williamson Pink Diamond brooch, the Queen Anne and Queen Caroline pearls, the bracelet from Philip, the City of London Fringe necklace, the pearl and diamond button earrings, and the Nizam of Hyderabad tiara.
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:03 PM
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The Keys to the Tower of London were recently stolen, prompting questions about the security of the Crown Jewels

The Theft of the Tower of London Keys and the History of the Crown Jewels | Carolyn Harris: Royal Historian
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From Her Majesty's Jewel Vault: The George VI and Modern Sapphire Set
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:21 AM
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The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: Tiara Thursday: The Modern Sapphire Tiara

This tiara is absolutely stunning! The design is exquisite. I especially love the necklace and earrings!
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:25 AM
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She should have kept this tiara as a necklace. I admit it looks better than the Burmese Ruby and Brazilian Aquamarine, but even that's damning by faint praise.
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That's probably the only tiara of HM's that I really dislike. I hope that some future royal female who has access to it takes it to pieces and has a top jeweller start again from scratch. A competition could even be held for students of jewellery design to see what they might do with it. It's just so ugly as it is.
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:53 PM
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I mean I like the tiara but honestly it would look better as a necklace.
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:36 PM
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I'll take it any day.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:45 PM
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That's probably the only tiara of HM's that I really dislike. I hope that some future royal female who has access to it takes it to pieces and has a top jeweller start again from scratch. A competition could even be held for students of jewellery design to see what they might do with it. It's just so ugly as it is.
See, I like this one but can't stand the Burmese Ruby tiara. That one to me looks like a rhinestone tiara for a county fair pageant queen in Texas.
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Till sometime back, I really did not like QE II's sapphire tiara. In recent years, especially after I understood its origins as a necklace, I started to, perhaps, "make my peace" with it. I actually think it is quite similar in concept to quite a lot of the Dutch tiaras.

I hope in time Camilla makes some minor alterations to it, by adding the odd cluster of diamonds and saphhires here and there to fill out the obvious gaps, and perhaps adding a base (perhaps a removable one from the Girls of Great Britain tiara?) to give the tiara some further height. Any thoughts?

The one tiara that I actively dislike is the aquamarine tiara that HM uses. It really is not very pleasant, and I really hope Camilla has a real hack at it and manages to make something wearable out of it.
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Till sometime back, I really did not like QE II's sapphire tiara. In recent years, especially after I understood its origins as a necklace, I started to, perhaps, "make my peace" with it. I actually think it is quite similar in concept to quite a lot of the Dutch tiaras.
The funny thing is that I don't really care much for the Dutch gems, either.

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I hope in time Camilla makes some minor alterations to it, by adding the odd cluster of diamonds and saphhires here and there to fill out the obvious gaps, and perhaps adding a base (perhaps a removable one from the Girls of Great Britain tiara?) to give the tiara some further height. Any thoughts?

The one tiara that I actively dislike is the aquamarine tiara that HM uses. It really is not very pleasant, and I really hope Camilla has a real hack at it and manages to make something wearable out of it.
I am going to stand by what I said earlier in this thread and say that it should be a necklace. I can't think of anything that would make it not look like an upside-down necklace without taking it apart and starting from scratch.

As for alternatives, I imagine Camilla could easily take the sapphires that she got from Saudi Arabia and hang them in the Vladimir. I think I heard some where there are two other sapphire tiaras in the Queen's collection (the Russian Bandeau and a mystery one that I won't be convinced exists until I see pics), so Camilla could use one of them instead of this tiara.

And the Aquamarine (along with the Burmese Ruby) is definitely a tiara that needs a re-do.
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I must have really bad taste because I love both the sapphire, and the Burmese Ruby tiara!!
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I must have really bad taste because I love both the sapphire, and the Burmese Ruby tiara!!
Rose Royal - at the risk of sounding like I am speaking for others - that tiara has the problem of looking fragile and like it was some kind of weekend craft project on our kitchen table. It inevitably looks like it can be/has been bent because of how it is made.

In my opinion, the Queen asked for the spikiness in the design to because she loved the spikes in the Girls of GB and I tiara. That tiara is a huge design success and looks great on the head.

The sapphire tiara has the spikes the Queen loves (and they look good on her)! But the tiara also looks like the structure is less substantial than it needs to be. Tighten the whole thing up and add some lesser spikes in the front and we would adore that tiara.

But again, IMHO, Elizabeth is not a jewel magpie. Having made the tiara once out of bits and pieces, it pleases her enough that she will let it be. Those sapphires are enough to impress anyone, even in a less than perfect tiara design.
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That is what I am saying I love- the stones, not the design. Sorry for not being clear.....
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From Her Majesty's Jewel Vault: The Wedding Gift Bracelet

This bracelet is exquisite! Love the stunning design. I think it's very classic and timeless.
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:55 PM
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Such a beautiful bracelet:)
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I like the art deco design of the Aquamarine Tiara.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:11 PM
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Her wedding necklace:

From Her Majesty's Jewel Vault: Two Strand Pearl Necklace

Very stunning. Love that classic pearl necklace.
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