The Royal Forums Coat of Arms


Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #21  
Old 02-16-2006, 08:54 AM
HRH Kerry's Avatar
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Up the street,hang a left,3rd house from the corner, United States
Posts: 1,626
I had never seen CP Mary in all her ruby splender until the "How Much Is Too Much" thread but that is my fav. Well, for now anyway. :p
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 02-16-2006, 09:37 AM
Maxie's Avatar
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: The great city of N., Netherlands
Posts: 1,466
For me, Mary's ruby parure is just beyond beautiful. I especially like the tiara!
The Dutch got a ruby parure too: The Mellerio Ruby Parure. I just found out about it somewhere on the internet. Queen Emma got it as a gift from her husband in 1888.

Here's a link to a website about royal jewels, where we can see Queen Juliana wear the parure in all its splendour. I think the royal family ought to wear some of the jewels more often! What's the use of such brilliant jewels if they lay in a safe, just gathering dust?

http://www.royal-magazin.de/niederla...-mellerio.html
__________________

__________________
Toute royale
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 02-16-2006, 12:52 PM
suPeRgiRL!'s Avatar
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Posts: 225
I know some of you really like Mary's ruby set of jewelries. I found an excellent high quality picture so you can see it clearly. Here is the picture. It's gonna take a while to load, but believe me it was worth it.

Photo courtesy of: onlylucky (Crown Princess Mary Message Board)
__________________
Treat others as you want to be treated, don't give up - and steal some muffins along the way!
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 02-16-2006, 10:59 PM
Princejohnny25's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: , Antarctica
Posts: 2,033
Rubies can look tackey. But they can add colour and elegance to jewelry if used right. I think Marys Parure is just beautiful. That was the first piece of ruby jewelry that I actually liked in a while. My mother has so many rubies that I got tired of them and lost intreset.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 02-17-2006, 06:42 AM
Little_star's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Manchester, United Kingdom
Posts: 5,608
Quote:
Originally Posted by Princejohnny25
Rubies can look tackey. But they can add colour and elegance to jewelry if used right. I think Marys Parure is just beautiful. That was the first piece of ruby jewelry that I actually liked in a while. My mother has so many rubies that I got tired of them and lost intreset.
I completely agree. However, I think it's very rare that rubies are "used right". Hence the impact of something like Mary's parure.
__________________
Please give whatever you can to the DEC's Pakistan Floods Appeal. Millions of lives are at risk
http://www.dec.org.uk/index.html
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 02-20-2006, 07:17 AM
Marengo's Avatar
Administrator
Royal Blogger, TRF Author
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posts: 14,396
Quote:
Originally Posted by Maxie
For me, Mary's ruby parure is just beyond beautiful. I especially like the tiara!
The Dutch got a ruby parure too: The Mellerio Ruby Parure. I just found out about it somewhere on the internet. Queen Emma got it as a gift from her husband in 1888.

Here's a link to a website about royal jewels, where we can see Queen Juliana wear the parure in all its splendour. I think the royal family ought to wear some of the jewels more often! What's the use of such brilliant jewels if they lay in a safe, just gathering dust?

http://www.royal-magazin.de/niederla...-mellerio.html
'

I think the devant corsage hasn't been worn since Juliana's last appearance with it in the seventies. The tiara and smaller brooch has been worn by Beatrix several times, though she tries to hide the thing in her hairdo (like in Russia). The necklace was recently worn by Princess Laurentien in Denmakrk, during a dinner attended by CP Mary.

There is another Ruby parure in the collection of the dutch RF, the Peacock Ruby parure. The sad thing is that Wilhelmina gave the parure to Princess Irene before the family foundation was created, so I assume it is private property. The tiara and necklace hasn't been seen since the 70-ties (maybe Irene sold it?), but a brooch belonging to the parure was worn by Queen beatrix on one of the recent Prinsjesdays. Here a picture from hetgeheugenvannederland, albeit not in colour:

__________________
TRF Rules and FAQ
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 02-20-2006, 08:43 AM
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Moscow, Russia
Posts: 1,332
I found pic of princess Letizia with ruby earrings (i hope, they werent post)
engagment ring of Sarah Ferguson:
and necklace of princess Diana :
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 02-20-2006, 08:54 AM
Maxie's Avatar
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: The great city of N., Netherlands
Posts: 1,466
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marengo
'

I think the devant corsage hasn't been worn since Juliana's last appearance with it in the seventies. The tiara and smaller brooch has been worn by Beatrix several times, though she tries to hide the thing in her hairdo (like in Russia). The necklace was recently worn by Princess Laurentien in Denmakrk, during a dinner attended by CP Mary.

There is another Ruby parure in the collection of the dutch RF, the Peacock Ruby parure. The sad thing is that Wilhelmina gave the parure to Princess Irene before the family foundation was created, so I assume it is private property. The tiara and necklace hasn't been seen since the 70-ties (maybe Irene sold it?), but a brooch belonging to the parure was worn by Queen beatrix on one of the recent Prinsjesdays. Here a picture from hetgeheugenvannederland, albeit not in colour:
Thanks for all the interesting information, Marengo! I love learning about royal jewels, especially those of the Netherlands! I went a bit through my own pictures (it's still a modest collection, to be honest) and I found a picture of Laurentien in Denmark (I'm pretty sure it's originally from Colourpress) wearing the ruby earrings and the brooche (which looked great on her by the way, as did the dress. I think that's the best outfit Laurentien has worn ever).
__________________
Toute royale
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 02-21-2006, 04:39 AM
Marengo's Avatar
Administrator
Royal Blogger, TRF Author
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posts: 14,396
I agree Maxie, the best outfir she ever wore, and the best necklace she ever wore as well. I hope Maxima will wear the melliero ruby parure soon, it would look magnificent on her.
__________________
TRF Rules and FAQ
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 02-21-2006, 07:56 AM
Maxie's Avatar
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: The great city of N., Netherlands
Posts: 1,466
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marengo
I agree Maxie, the best outfir she ever wore, and the best necklace she ever wore as well. I hope Maxima will wear the melliero ruby parure soon, it would look magnificent on her.
Yes, she would! Maxima looks great in red too. Next to that I hope she pulls out more of the royal jewels in future, I just love to see the Dutch royals wearing their jewels. :)
__________________
Toute royale
Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old 02-21-2006, 04:45 PM
Marengo's Avatar
Administrator
Royal Blogger, TRF Author
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posts: 14,396
well, I wouldn't count on that, they seem to prefer them in the safe instead of on their heads... :( Espeically the bigger brooches and necklaces suffer from this attitude...
__________________
TRF Rules and FAQ
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 02-23-2006, 02:51 PM
Nobility
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Charleston, SC, United States
Posts: 341
Quote:
Originally Posted by Little_star
I don't particularly like rubies and find them a quite tacky, but the one peice of ruby jewellery that has blown me away is Mary's ruby parure, it is stunning.
http://www.amf.org.au/images/PrincessMary.jpg
Here's a bigger version of the same picture:
http://www.theroyalforums.com/galler...php?i=1716&c=4
The rest of the jewels in the picture though aren't very nice, imo.
The necklace is quite stunning-but does anyone know if those are rubies or star rubies? They appear to be starred to me, but perhaps it is the lighting.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 02-23-2006, 03:07 PM
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: STOCKHOLM, Sweden
Posts: 197
HIM Empress Farah Pahlavi diamond and ruby tiara and necklace
http://www.cigem.ca/treasure/


HIH Princess Ashraf Pahlavi diamond and ruby tiara
http://www.angelfire.com/empire/impe...n/jewels1.html
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 02-23-2006, 04:13 PM
qui mal y pense's Avatar
Nobility
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: spring valley, United States
Posts: 259
CP Mary's parure was originally bought for Queen Desiree of Sweden. The first Bernadotte queen.

It is magnificent!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 02-23-2006, 04:28 PM
qui mal y pense's Avatar
Nobility
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: spring valley, United States
Posts: 259
Grand Duchess Marie of Russia, later Duchess of Edinburgh, had a breathtaking ruby necklace from her father. I can't think where I saw a photo of it. The Duchess of Windsor also had a gorgeous one rubies intertwined with diamonds and a spray of rubies hanging down.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 02-23-2006, 11:46 PM
Commoner
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Manila, Philippines
Posts: 43
Quote:
The Duchess of Windsor also had a gorgeous one rubies intertwined with diamonds and a spray of rubies hanging down
fabulously created for her vancleef and arpels
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 02-23-2006, 11:54 PM
Warren's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 15,423
Quote:
Originally Posted by qui mal y pense
Grand Duchess Marie of Russia, later Duchess of Edinburgh, had a breathtaking ruby necklace from her father. I can't think where I saw a photo of it.
I don't have a pic, but here's a link: http://www.royal-magazin.de/german/h...anov-bolin.htm
__________________
Seeking information? Check out the extensive Royal A-Z
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 02-24-2006, 05:23 AM
Humera's Avatar
Super Moderator
Picture of the Month Representative - Brunei, Malaysia & Dubai
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: , Canada
Posts: 6,706
some beautiful ruby jewellery worn by Bruneian royals (all pictures from Infofoto)

Datin HJH Faizah - I love her collection the most, its as elegant and stylish as she is.



Princess Umi Kalsum, sister of the Sultan.


Princess Sarah - really like the bracelet

Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 02-24-2006, 09:19 AM
Warren's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 15,423
Quote:
Originally Posted by ~*~Humera~*~
some beautiful ruby jewellery worn by Bruneian royals. Princess Sarah - really like the bracelet
Lovely bracelet, and well-spotted ~*~Humera~*~.
A prize for post composition and layout as well. :)
__________________
Seeking information? Check out the extensive Royal A-Z
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 02-26-2006, 05:48 AM
Commoner
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Manila, Philippines
Posts: 43
Quote:
I don't have a pic, but here's a link: http://www.royal-magazin.de/german/h...anov-bolin.htm
gasp! another fabulous ruby necklace!!!
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
jewellery, ruby


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
Swedish Royal Jewels of the Past Josefine Royal Jewels 521 10-16-2014 11:44 AM
Royal Jewellery & Fine Arts Auctions and Exhibitions kimebear Royal Jewels General Discussion 235 08-11-2014 06:25 PM
Anne, Princess Royal Jewellery Warren Royal Jewels 181 06-13-2014 06:43 AM
France: Imperial and Royal Jewellery Julia Royal Jewels 90 04-30-2014 03:59 PM




Additional Links
Popular Tags
abdication birth charlene chris o'neill crown prince frederik crown prince haakon crown princess letizia crown princess mary crown princess mette-marit crown princess victoria duchess of cambridge dutch royal history fashion genealogy grand duchess maria teresa grand duke henri infanta leonor infanta sofia 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 olympic games ottoman pom pregnancy president komorowski prince albert prince albert ii prince carl philip prince constantijn prince felipe prince floris prince maurits prince pieter-christiaan princess anita princess astrid princess beatrix princess charlene princess claire princess laurentien princess mabel princess madeleine princess marilene princess mary princess mary fashion princess of asturias queen letizia queen mathilde queen maxima queen rania queen silvia queen sofia royal royal fashion russia sofia hellqvist spain state visit sweden the hague wedding winter olympics 2014



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:25 AM.

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]