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Old 04-04-2014, 06:14 PM
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She looked absolutely stunning!
That stomacher is originally with a big sapphire in the centre but she changed it ideed to a citrine (probably from her own collection). Then Queen Beatrix wore it once like 30 years ago, can even be more than 30 years ago.
Queen Máxima keeps surprising us with her jewels during such baquets! (she's just wearing some stomachers that haven't been seen for like 30 years if it just are small brooches)
We are -as jewel-loving royal fans- very lucky to have such a Queen in the Netherlands!
When you mention a stomacher with originally a sapphire do you mean the one she wore in February post #245



or this is another one (in which case, lucky lucky Queen)
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Old 04-05-2014, 03:44 AM
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When you mention a stomacher with originally a sapphire do you mean the one she wore in February post #245



or this is another one (in which case, lucky lucky Queen)
It is another one. It is a devant-de-corsage given by King Willem III of the Netherlands to his fiancée Princess Emma von Waldeck und Pyrmont (1878). The original setting contains a large round sapphire surrounded by circles of old diamonds and with a large sapphire pendant. Queen Máxima wore this devant-de-corsage without the sapphires. The large central sapphire was replaced by a large orange stone, possibly a citrine.

Picture from ANP Historisch Archief:
Princess Juliana with the diamonds-and-pearls devant-de-corsage (as worn by Queen Máxima, last week) and Queen Beatrix with the large diamonds-and-sapphires devant-de-corsage but without the pendants.

http://www.anp-archief.nl/attachment/66807
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Old 04-05-2014, 04:13 AM
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The stomacher, close up. Great with these surprises Maxima gives us.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BkZta32CIAAI1C7.jpg

And even bigger close up
http://blogg.tv2.no/kongebloggen/fil...6683893489.jpg
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Old 04-05-2014, 04:28 AM
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The sheer size of the diamonds in the bandeau, the earhangers, the stomacher... it is just beyond belief. Amazing. Thank you for this great picture!
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Old 04-05-2014, 04:57 AM
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Large picture from the Norwegian television channel TV2, showing Queen Máxima in detail (click on the picture to expand):

http://blogg.tv2.no/kongebloggen/fil...6683893489.jpg
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Old 04-05-2014, 06:22 AM
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we can always count on maxima to bring out some glitter :)
well done to her for using her amazing jewels.
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Old 04-05-2014, 02:32 PM
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Old 04-05-2014, 02:41 PM
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That brooch! Wow! Stunning!
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Old 04-05-2014, 03:02 PM
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I LOVE Queen Maxima in general..and I LOVE her jewel surprises for us and her use of the royal jewels in general.
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Old 04-05-2014, 03:53 PM
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It is another one. It is a devant-de-corsage given by King Willem III of the Netherlands to his fiancée Princess Emma von Waldeck und Pyrmont (1878). The original setting contains a large round sapphire surrounded by circles of old diamonds and with a large sapphire pendant. Queen Máxima wore this devant-de-corsage without the sapphires. The large central sapphire was replaced by a large orange stone, possibly a citrine.



http://www.anp-archief.nl/attachment/66807
Is there any possibility that this large orange stone is an orange diamond?
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Old 04-05-2014, 03:58 PM
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Those jewels are amazing! That stomacher is especially breathtaking! I love that color.
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Old 04-06-2014, 01:20 AM
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Is there any possibility that this large orange stone is an orange diamond?
I believe the only orange diamond is in Queen Máxima's engagement ring. Orange diamonds, especially with the size of the centre stone in that stomacher, are extremely expensive. The general opinion is that it are citrines.

Picture from modekoninginmaxima.nl: the engagement ring (with orange diamond) and the wedding ring which is very simple: a band of white gold. As is the catholic use, the Queen wears her wedding ring at her left hand. The other hand shows the ring to commemorate the birth of Princess Ariane, the Queen's youngest daughter.

http://www.modekoninginmaxima.nl/sit...9643164728.jpg
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Old 04-06-2014, 12:37 PM
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Wow. If you miss the forums for a couple days all heck brakes loose. Love the brooch on one of my fave dresses. Maximas cresent brooch is also one of my super favorites.
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Just beautiful I am in love...
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Old 04-06-2014, 03:16 PM
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I absolutely love Maxima's tiara, it's the perfect size - not too small or too big. However I have to say that I'm not a huge fan of the brooch, it's nice but it's not really my cup of tea.
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Old 04-06-2014, 03:39 PM
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I absolutely love Maxima's tiara, it's the perfect size - not too small or too big. However I have to say that I'm not a huge fan of the brooch, it's nice but it's not really my cup of tea.
I had mixed feelings on the stomacher brooch at first glance,but I must say I do like it and Maxima wears it well.
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Old 04-06-2014, 03:47 PM
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That stomacher/brooch is certainly an imposing piece and as always Maxima carries it well. That's not the type of jewel that everyone can wear with such panache. The tiara and earrings are.....well, what other superlative can you use with diamonds of those size other than the usual "magnificent, dazzling, jaw-dropping, amazing, stunning, breathtaking......." I've run out of adjectives at this point!
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Old 04-06-2014, 04:59 PM
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I believe the only orange diamond is in Queen Máxima's engagement ring. Orange diamonds, especially with the size of the centre stone in that stomacher, are extremely expensive. The general opinion is that it are citrines.



http://www.modekoninginmaxima.nl/sit...9643164728.jpg
Thanks, Duc. If the DRF can't afford a big orange diamond, I guess I had better be happy with a citrine myself. I did look at some very nice orange stones on ebay- what an amazing variety of shades they come in.
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Old 04-06-2014, 08:03 PM
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Wow! Maxima keeps on amazing me! I am happy she is bringing out all these wonderful jewels. I didn't even know the Dutch had such extraordinary jewels. I hope she keeps on bringing them out :)
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Old 04-06-2014, 08:24 PM
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Wow! Maxima keeps on amazing me! I am happy she is bringing out all these wonderful jewels. I didn't even know the Dutch had such extraordinary jewels. I hope she keeps on bringing them out :)
Here's a really good site:

http://www.dutchroyaljewels.nl/
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