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Old 10-08-2008, 07:17 PM
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Wow, Duchess Ravenna! Your story is very interesting. I cannot imagine an 800 karat ruby paperweight! I love the color of the French ruby parure that was sold. It looks like a raspberry color (which I think is beautiful).
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Old 10-09-2008, 02:26 AM
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I too happen to prefer the opaque versions of Sapphires, Rubies and Emeralds. It's not just that it's the only version I can afford, but I think of them as rare. I don't see many people wearing them, at least not larger versions of them. Most are tiny or "created" versions of the stones.
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Old 10-09-2008, 03:41 AM
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I have a 20 carat star sapphire and its colour is greyish blue, precious stones when cut in cabachon do look opaque. With sapphires and rubies they have to be cut that way to see the star.
I must add that I have a large SA slightly included emerald (garden/jardin it is called) and I also have a totally clear smaller(2ct) Colombian emerald and I have no doubt which one has the prettiest colour. Colombians are gorgeous.
The Ruby pendant must be spectacular. My grandmother had the first name Ruby which first gave me my interest in this gem.
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Old 10-14-2008, 08:11 PM
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I think it is wonderful how Queen Beatrix shares almost all the Dutch Royal Jewels with all her daughters-in-law, sisters, and even nieces-in-law, as in the case of Ears Of Wheat Tiara for their weddings.

I wish Queen Elizabeth would be a little more open.. God only knows what is in those vaults we have not seen..
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Old 10-15-2008, 11:11 AM
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I agree, and to me it doesn't seem to make sense. Why not let the lesser subjects borrow them. I just love to look at them, we already know they are there so whats the big deal. The talented jeweler who made them, his work should be appreciated and admired!
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Old 10-16-2008, 09:20 AM
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I wish Queen Elizabeth would be a little more open.. God only knows what is in those vaults we have not seen..
Every now and then I have this awful dream that the "Vaults" have been opened and . . . . .there was nothing in them!
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Old 10-19-2008, 02:54 AM
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Or it's not as grand as we thought...........Shells of former crowns and tiaras, ugly jewelry (like that opal thing) and leftover bits.
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HIH Princess Ashraf of Iran Ruby Tiara

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wHO OWNES THIS
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Old 04-15-2010, 09:12 PM
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I'll bet it's locked up in Iran as part of the so called "Treasury".
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Old 06-28-2010, 09:32 AM
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Decided it was time to add this one. Princess Maxima wearing the Peacock Tiara, thought lost, but obviously still in the Dutch Royal Family's vaults.

http://i40.tinypic.com/14436eh.jpg
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I've seen that on Beatrix a view times.
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Old 06-28-2010, 01:26 PM
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It looks lovely. Like lace.
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Behind CP Mary's ruby tiara, I think this is my favorite. Just very unique and beautiful.
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I've seen that on Beatrix a view times.
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Queen Beatrix has worn the tiara from the Peacock parure only once, at Queen Margrethe's 70th birthday this year.
You are probably confusing it with the far heavier set Mellorio ruby tiara, which is frequently worn by Beatrix.
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Old 06-28-2010, 07:01 PM
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I really didn't care for Rubies until Mary began wearing her Ruby Suite.

I have one question, should rubies be worn with a red gown or another color gown, such as white, or gold lame as Queen Sofia wore at the dinner the night before Felipe and Letizia's wedding?

I think that Mary wears them beautifully, almost as beautiful as Queen Ingrid. Mary's coloring is more befitting to the rubies though, imho.

I welcome all advice on what color gown should one wear.
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WOW!!!! That is stunning!!!
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Old 08-04-2010, 12:39 PM
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I don't think this ruby effort is tacky at all. It belonged to Farah Diba, but is now part of the unused Iranian State Jewels.

http://www.cigem.ca/treasure/big/DSCF0007.JPG
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No.
Queen Beatrix has worn the tiara from the Peacock parure only once, at Queen Margrethe's 70th birthday this year.
You are probably confusing it with the far heavier set Mellorio ruby tiara, which is frequently worn by Beatrix.
She has also worn it for an official photo released for her 30th anniversary as Queen.
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I don't think this ruby effort is tacky at all. It belonged to Farah Diba, but is now part of the unused Iranian State Jewels.

http://www.cigem.ca/treasure/big/DSCF0007.JPG
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That's a very unique tiara!
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I wouldn't have a problem wearing it~
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