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Old 02-16-2006, 07:54 AM
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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
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Old 02-16-2006, 08:37 AM
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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
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Old 02-16-2006, 11:52 AM
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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)
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Old 02-16-2006, 09:59 PM
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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.
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Old 02-17-2006, 05:42 AM
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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.
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Old 02-20-2006, 06:17 AM
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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
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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:

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Old 02-20-2006, 07:43 AM
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I found pic of princess Letizia with ruby earrings (i hope, they werent post)
engagment ring of Sarah Ferguson:
and necklace of princess Diana :
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Old 02-20-2006, 07:54 AM
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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).
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Old 02-21-2006, 03:39 AM
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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.
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Old 02-21-2006, 06:56 AM
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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. :)
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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...
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Old 02-23-2006, 01:51 PM
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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.
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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
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Old 02-23-2006, 03:13 PM
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CP Mary's parure was originally bought for Queen Desiree of Sweden. The first Bernadotte queen.

It is magnificent!
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Old 02-23-2006, 03:28 PM
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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.
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Old 02-23-2006, 10:46 PM
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The Duchess of Windsor also had a gorgeous one rubies intertwined with diamonds and a spray of rubies hanging down
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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
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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

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Old 02-24-2006, 08:19 AM
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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. :)
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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!!!
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