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Old 02-08-2017, 12:26 PM
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It is so great she brought back this lovely necklace. I wish she had worn this necklace with the Tiara at the state visit from Belgium instead the Ruby Tiara ..
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Old 02-08-2017, 12:51 PM
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It is so great she brought back this lovely necklace. I wish she had worn this necklace with the Tiara at the state visit from Belgium instead the Ruby Tiara ..
That would have been nice too, but Queen Máxima choose for another diadem with matching necklace: http://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51...Y5OA%3D%3D.2.c

I think the Mellerio Parure is probably more important than the Peacock Parure (in carat power it undoubtedly is). In the end Queen Máxima would have worn fantastic jewels, be it of ruby parure A or ruby parure B. What a luxury to have that choice...
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Old 02-09-2017, 10:17 AM
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The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: Tiara Thursday: The Ruby Peacock Parure, Revisited

Interesting tiara but I don't like it.
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Old 02-09-2017, 11:07 AM
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In both ruby parures the quality of the stones and the carat power is beyond belief. No little fillegrain beads to fill a monture but real diamonds, every one big enough to be an engagement ring. I saw this diadem on TV during a visit to one of the Gulf states and the sparkle was magic. Queen Máxima is lucky to have the Orange-Nassau cassettes with sparkling jewels at her disposal! I would like to see the other ruby parure (Mellerio) in complete setting once, with the huge devant de corsage and the diamonds-and-rubies encrusted fan... ;-)
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Old 02-09-2017, 01:55 PM
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I never cease to be amazed at the jewels Queen Maxima wears and to see them in their historical context - as worn by Queen Juliana for instance - as well as today.
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Old 02-09-2017, 05:01 PM
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I know most people might disagree,but i really really prefer the Peacock parure over the Mellerio ...
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Old 02-10-2017, 04:12 AM
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queen maxima at a Dinner in Wittenberg, Germany wearing the trellis-necklace , the diamond studs from Queen Wilhelmina's diamond earrings and what i think is one of the diamond bracelets that were made of the dismantled East Indies bracelet .
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Old 02-10-2017, 01:42 PM
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Dear Valentino,

Please make me one of those outfits. Love it! Is the necklace included?
That collier looks sparkling and modern, but it is 116 years old. It was a gift from the Dowager Queen Emma to her daughter Queen Wilhelmina for her marriage to Heinrich, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, in 1901.
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Old 02-10-2017, 01:46 PM
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That collier looks sparkling and modern, but it is 116 years old. It was a gift from the Dowager Queen Emma to her daughter Queen Wilhelmina for her marriage to Heinrich, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, in 1901.
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Thanks- I assumed it was from the marvelous Dutch jewel vaults, but it does indeed look very modern.
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Old 02-10-2017, 02:44 PM
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I know most people might disagree,but i really really prefer the Peacock parure over the Mellerio ...
Me too! The peacock tiara is one of my favourite Dutch tiaras, while the Mellerio bores me a bit.
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queen maxima at a Dinner in Wittenberg, Germany wearing the trellis-necklace , the diamond studs from Queen Wilhelmina's diamond earrings and what i think is one of the diamond bracelets that were made of the dismantled East Indies bracelet .
That necklace is very high on my list of favourites, but imo this outfit does not show it to advantage.
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Old 02-12-2017, 11:54 AM
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That collier looks sparkling and modern, but it is 116 years old. It was a gift from the Dowager Queen Emma to her daughter Queen Wilhelmina for her marriage to Heinrich, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, in 1901.
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Yes, one of my favorites. It is called their Diamond Honey Comb necklace. The middle row contains the larger diamonds which can be replaced with Sapphires, Pearls, etc. Princess Irene favored wearing with pearls and have seen photos of Queen Juliana and Queen Beatrix wearing with the Sapphires. Princess Margriet wore once in hair which gave a tiara type look. The only time I didn't admire was when Queen Wilhelmina attached additional pendants of large drop pears and diamonds. I thought took away the simple grandeur of the necklace. JMO
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Old 02-12-2017, 01:29 PM
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We have seen Queen Máxima in the diamond floral motif diadem of Queen Emma: http://hbznl.h-cdn.co/assets/16/45/9...-621562718.jpg

Without the stars on top. Also Queen Beatrix has never worn it with stars on top. I only know it with stately portraits depicting Queen Wilhelmina.

But here on this picture it can be seem in action, worn in the royal loge during a concert. It looks better than I imagined. Click on the picture self to blow up to XL: http://www.geheugenvannederland.nl/n...12YXJpYWJsZQ==
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Queen Wilhelmina once attached pearshaped pearl pendants to this trellis necklace, in combination with the Antique Pearl Diadem. I must say it looked quite impressive and absolutely an option for Queen Máxima to dazzle...

Picture (click on the picture itself to expand to XL): De dag wordt beëindigd met een galaconcert in het Concertgebouw. Staande luisteren de koningin en het prinselijk paar naar de kooruitvoering van het Wilhelmus - Geheugen van Nederland
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Its certainly more visible on Queen Máxima ,half of it vanished inside Beatrix hairstyle but I'm not a fan either.
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I am a Nostalgic of the Queens of the Past with their grand jewels without such a lot of make up.
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Old 02-12-2017, 02:28 PM
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I am a Nostalgic of the Queens of the Past with their grand jewels without such a lot of make up.
To my idea all Queens wore lots of make-up, but in the black-white and analogue era cameras did not have that millions mega-pixel sharpness of these days...

Elizabeth II: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com...cca767eb38.jpg
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Old 02-12-2017, 03:47 PM
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Jewels , powder and lipstick . Make up was for Holywood.
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Old 02-12-2017, 04:48 PM
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Queen Wilhelmina certainly did not wear (much) make-up. And neither did princess Juliana before her marriage to Bernhard. Once princess Juliana -already an adult- had to appear on film, to request money for the national crisis comitee. It was suggested by the people resonsible for the recording that she would wear some make-up. Queen Wilhelmina refused and told them: "The princess will appear how God and I created her". And so she did...

Anyway, back to the diamond tiara: I find it an odd combination, flowers and stars. But I would love to see them together once to see take a better look.
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Old 02-12-2017, 05:34 PM
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Jewels , powder and lipstick . Make up was for Holywood.
All royal ladies used make-up, lipstick, powder. Think about Versailles, about Tudor times, the Romans... Think about the Chinese, Japanese and Persian ladies, covering their faces under make-up...

In this day, on more dressed-up events we see all ladies with heavy make-up. Seems normal to me: wearing evening toilet and sparkling jewels simply requires colour in the face, I think.
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Old 02-13-2017, 02:08 PM
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Queen Wilhelmina once attached pearshaped pearl pendants to this trellis necklace, in combination with the Antique Pearl Diadem. I must say it looked quite impressive and absolutely an option for Queen Máxima to dazzle...

Picture (click on the picture itself to expand to XL): De dag wordt beëindigd met een galaconcert in het Concertgebouw. Staande luisteren de koningin en het prinselijk paar naar de kooruitvoering van het Wilhelmus - Geheugen van Nederland
On another note: which tiara is (then) Princess Juliana wearing here? It looks somehow like the laurel wreath tiara, but can that be? For all we knew, it wasn't seen worn by anybody before Princess Beatrix started to wear it.
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