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Old 04-10-2019, 04:32 AM
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That Antique Pearl Diadem is nice but the absolute eyecatcher was the devant-de-corsage from Tsarina Maria Feodorovna with the pearshaped pearl pendants.

Tsarina Maria Feodorovna was the mother of Queen Anna Pavlovna of the Netherlands, but the corsage came in the Orange-Nassau collection via Anna's sister Queen Catharina Pavlovna of Wrttemberg. Anna's son Willem III would marry Catharina's daughter Sophie (a marriage of two full cousins indeed).

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Tsarina Maria Feodorovna of Russia born Sophia Dorothea Augusta Louisa Herzogin von Wrttemberg
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Knigin Catharina von Wrttemberg born Catharina Pavlovna Romanova, Grand-Princess of Russia
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Koningin Sophie der Nederlanden, Prinses van Oranje-Nassau born Sophia Friederike Mathilde Prinzessin von Wrttemberg
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Koningin Wilhelmina Helena Pauline Maria der Nederlanden, Prinses van Oranje-Nassau
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Koningin Juliana Emma Louise Marie Wilhelmina der Nederlanden, Prinses van Oranje-Nassau
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Placed into the legal ownership of (a Foundation of) the House Orange-Nassau

See Tsarina Maria Feodorovna's corsage:
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Old 04-10-2019, 04:46 AM
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I like both pieces a lot. The tiara is one of the more succesful designs of the Dutch collection IMO, elegant simplicity in the design and the large size of the pearls give it a less spiky / more harmonious feeling than some other tiara's with prongs in the collection. The history of this piece is rather interesting too: it was supposedlymade for Queen Wilhelmina & inspired by a tiara that belonged to Queen Anna Pavlovna and four of the pearls supposedly still belonged to Amalia of Solms!

And it is indeed wonderful to see the corsage in its entire form again. It works best on a simple dress like this one, where the dress is not competing with the jewel for attention.
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Old 04-10-2019, 08:02 AM
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Perfect combination with Queen Maxima's gown last night worked so perfectly together.
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Old 04-10-2019, 08:10 AM
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There's no doubt that when Maxima gets it right, no one does it better than she does. She really does carry off the jewels that would overwhelm another woman.
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Old 04-10-2019, 10:06 AM
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Its nice to see the Antique Tiara again Its just the second time she wore it since becoming Queen in 2014. The brooch looks stunning. She is born to wear big jewels.
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Old 04-13-2019, 09:27 PM
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what a treat. I would love to see a good picture of the devant de corsage. She looks absolutely perfectly royal, not celebrity. Perfect hair, makeup , tiara, earrings and dress with wonderful corsage. Best appearance.
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With a big picture of the devant.
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Old 04-14-2019, 09:23 AM
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A perfect dress for these jewels. This dress should be made in every color its so stunning. Love these jewels. Max showing what she does best. So glamourous!!!!
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Old 04-14-2019, 11:24 AM
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Its stunning to look at at and how well the queen wears it and carries it off .
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