The Royal Forums Coat of Arms

Go Back   The Royal Forums > Royal Highlights > Royal Jewels

Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #781  
Old 05-12-2013, 02:39 AM
LadyFinn's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Southwest, Finland
Posts: 15,713
Queen Silvia at a gala dinner in Wilmington on Saturday evening, with the ruby tiara as a necklace.
http://www.expressen.se/ImageHandler...6-e578ed6e181e
http://www.expressen.se/ImageHandler...8-94fb754e1356
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #782  
Old 05-12-2013, 06:22 AM
An Ard Ri's Avatar
Super Moderator
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Westmeath, Ireland
Posts: 9,166
Might be just me but I don't like it in its necklace form,just looks odd!
__________________

__________________
October 31st,2005,Birth of HRH The Princess of Asturias
Reply With Quote
  #783  
Old 05-12-2013, 06:29 AM
LadyFinn's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Southwest, Finland
Posts: 15,713
I like it much more as a necklace than as a tiara.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #784  
Old 05-12-2013, 01:38 PM
Bine221's Avatar
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Munich, Germany
Posts: 1,027
Aaaah, I somehow HATE this sentence, but I neither love it as a tiara nor as a necklace. It is simply un-balanced, so I am blaming the jeweler for this piece of "artwork". It should have been less huge circles, instead 5 of them and this would have been much better....

Grrr.... and the Swedish Royal Family really lacks of great ruby jewels.

Nevertheless I think it is great, that the King bought it back..... and the Q Silvia is really trying to wear it occasionally to get rid of the negative stories around it

BYe Bine
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #785  
Old 05-12-2013, 02:17 PM
Tilia C.'s Avatar
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: O, Germany
Posts: 1,677
Given it's history I tend to overlook that it is rather un-balanced. The ruby necklace worked quite well with the necklace of the Queen's blue dress. The first time she wore it as necklace it looked much worse, because it hung over the neckline over the closth of her dress, and the busy sleeves competed with the necklace.

I really wish that there would be a photo of CP Margaret wearing the ruby tiara on her wagon-wheel hairstyle. The tiara must have been designed in order to nest on such a hairstyle.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #786  
Old 05-12-2013, 05:05 PM
Viv's Avatar
Viv Viv is offline
Courtier
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Funen, Denmark
Posts: 740
Quote:
Originally Posted by An Ard Ri View Post
Might be just me but I don't like it in its necklace form,just looks odd!
Maybe you should reconsider, my lord! IMO the necklace conforms with the neckline of the blue dress. The piece looks dated as a tiara if you ask me. If it hadn't been for the tiaras's provenance it would have been sold or broken up a long time ago. There's also the Connaught tiara, in itself a beautiful piece of jewellery, however it was made for the hairdos in the beginning of the 20th century. Just take a look at Princess Madeleine at the wedding of Victoria & Daniel, It didn't look right, as if it was too big for her hairdo.

viv
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #787  
Old 05-12-2013, 07:32 PM
Baroness of Books's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Bookstacks, United States
Posts: 5,772
The necklace may have worked well with the neckline of the dress, but I think it looks dated in this style as well. Those medallions look too bulky and overwhelming. If I were redesigning this piece as a necklace, I'd detach the two side pieces, adding two of the smaller cross-like motifs in their place and leave the central one as a single hanging pendant. I think it would look more interesting with the one ruby medallion as the focal point.
__________________
A book should be either a bandit or a rebel or a man in the crowd..... D.H. Lawrence
Reply With Quote
  #788  
Old 05-13-2013, 08:31 PM
Frelinghighness's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: New England, United States
Posts: 2,651
I see what you mean but I wouldn't take anything off
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #789  
Old 05-13-2013, 10:31 PM
Baroness of Books's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Bookstacks, United States
Posts: 5,772
I can see you just love that bling! Sometimes a little less can bring out the beauty of a piece more.
__________________
A book should be either a bandit or a rebel or a man in the crowd..... D.H. Lawrence
Reply With Quote
  #790  
Old 05-14-2013, 05:56 AM
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Bath, United Kingdom
Posts: 247
Quote:
Originally Posted by Baroness of Books View Post
The necklace may have worked well with the neckline of the dress, but I think it looks dated in this style as well. Those medallions look too bulky and overwhelming. If I were redesigning this piece as a necklace, I'd detach the two side pieces, adding two of the smaller cross-like motifs in their place and leave the central one as a single hanging pendant. I think it would look more interesting with the one ruby medallion as the focal point.
As a modern necklace design, what you have described would look beautiful! However this is a grand Edwardian piece in every sense of the word and is therefore not meant to look up to date today! I wonder if when new people criticised it for being modern or avant garde???
In my opinion it suits very well a lady of Queen Sylvia's years both as a necklace or a tiara - who knows if Crown Princess Victoria were to wear it !
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #791  
Old 05-14-2013, 10:06 AM
Baroness of Books's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Bookstacks, United States
Posts: 5,772
The piece may not be meant to have a more current look but given how many owners nowadays restyle royal jewels of generations past into more wearable and versatile styles i.e. CP Mary's ruby parure, it might be interesting to see how this tiara/necklace can be similarly converted.
__________________
A book should be either a bandit or a rebel or a man in the crowd..... D.H. Lawrence
Reply With Quote
  #792  
Old 06-07-2013, 01:51 PM
Josefine's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: , Sweden
Posts: 9,193
Rubies for Silvia tonight
Reply With Quote
  #793  
Old 06-08-2013, 07:21 PM
Nobility
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Posts: 413
Her jewels worked great with that green dress but i'm still a but dissapointed at Silvia. I'm not saying that i don't like the nine prong tiara. I do but as the mother of the bride and the only Queen present she should have used something more impressive.

Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Birgitta and Princess Desirée looked more impressive then her.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #794  
Old 06-09-2013, 05:08 AM
Tilia C.'s Avatar
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: O, Germany
Posts: 1,677
Noone wears the pronger like Silvia. (Remember Birgatta in 2010?) But I'm just bored to see it over and over again. It was her daughter's wedding, she really should have gone for the Leuchtenberg sapphire tiara, imo.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #795  
Old 06-09-2013, 05:13 AM
Stefan's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Esslingen, Germany
Posts: 2,368
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tilia C. View Post
Noone wears the pronger like Silvia. (Remember Birgatta in 2010?) But I'm just bored to see it over and over again. It was her daughter's wedding, she really should have gone for the Leuchtenberg sapphire tiara, imo.
Probably the Leuchtenberg sapphires are reserved for Carl Philip's Wedding. I was also disappointed with the pronger again. And such a simple necklace. I thought she almost looked underbejewelled next to Victoria.
__________________
Stefan

Royal Travel and Events

Reply With Quote
  #796  
Old 06-09-2013, 05:40 AM
Josefine's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: , Sweden
Posts: 9,193
Updated

The queen has used 5 tiaras for the nobel December 10th

Connaught Diamond Tiara 1977 och 2003
Nine Prag Tiara 1976, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1989, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011
Leuchtenberg Tiara 1978, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1993, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2010 and 2012
Napoleonic Amethyst Tiara 1986
Empress Josephine's Cameo Tiara 1992, 1996, 1998 and 2005
  • When she use the Empress Josephine's Cameo Tiara i think she always used the necklace of Cameo
  • I also think the same goes with Leuchtenberg Tiara she has used the Leuchtenberg necklace those times
  • The sapphire, pearl and diamond necklace. The gift to the late Queen Victoria of Sweden then Crown Princess has only been worn once by silvia at the nobel
  • she has once used pearls at the nobel (2008)
Reply With Quote
  #797  
Old 06-09-2013, 08:02 AM
Nobility
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Posts: 413
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tilia C. View Post
Noone wears the pronger like Silvia. (Remember Birgatta in 2010?) But I'm just bored to see it over and over again. It was her daughter's wedding, she really should have gone for the Leuchtenberg sapphire tiara, imo.
I agree. She can wear the nine prong like no one else. But she looked underbejewelled compared to Victoria and Birgitta. She could have used the emerald demi parure to this dress and tiara to make it look more impressive.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #798  
Old 06-10-2013, 04:50 AM
Josefine's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: , Sweden
Posts: 9,193
is it the second diamond flower brosch silvia is wearing or is it a third one? it look more delicat them the two i know of
itsnot the one madeleine has used in her hair
Reply With Quote
  #799  
Old 06-11-2013, 03:34 AM
IloveCP's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Palm Springs, United States
Posts: 4,925
I am disappointed that she wore the Nine Prong tiara at the wedding. Not only do I dislike it, she wears it so often. I really hoped that she would wear the Sapphire parure for the wedding.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #800  
Old 06-18-2013, 06:13 PM
Gentry
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Posts: 55
Ive once read somewhere that it existed a identical topas demi parure as the one queen silva wears today. That it was given to a sister of the original owner of the swedish set. Does someone know if this is correct? And if so, is it known where that set is today?
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
jewellery, queen silvia, sweden


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, Current Events Part 3: April - October 2005 Lena Current Events Archive 280 10-09-2005 12:11 PM
King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, Current Events Part 2: June 2004 - April 2005 Josefine Current Events Archive 248 04-06-2005 12:20 PM




Additional Links
Popular Tags
birth charlene chris o'neill crown prince frederik crown prince haakon crown princess mary crown princess mette-marit crown princess victoria current events duchess of cambridge dutch royal history fashion genealogy grand duchess maria teresa grand duke henri hohenzollern infanta sofia jewellery jordan king abdullah ii king carl xvi gustav king felipe king felipe vi king harald king juan carlos king philippe king willem-alexander luxembourg nobility olympics ottoman poland pom pregnancy president komorowski prince albert prince albert ii prince carl philip prince constantijn prince felipe prince floris prince maurits prince pieter-christiaan princess aimee princess anita princess beatrix princess charlene princess claire princess mabel princess madeleine princess margriet princess marilene princess mary princess mary fashion queen anne-marie queen letizia queen mathilde queen maxima queen rania queen silvia royal royal fashion russia sofia hellqvist spain state visit sweden the hague visit wedding



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:53 PM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014
Jelsoft Enterprises

Royal News Delivered to your Email!

You can get the latest Royal News right in your inbox.

unsusbcribe at anytime with one click

Close [X]