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Old 03-22-2012, 04:54 PM
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I Like Very Much Floral Diamond Necklace , Very Antique Very Unique , Gorgeous Necklace I Thing It’s Worth it The Price , Thank You NC Kidd for Sharing
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It would appear that a diamond brooch belonging to the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester is to be sold at auction.

LOT 1759
ANOTHER PROPERTY
IMPORTANT ANTIQUE DIAMOND BROOCH, CIRCA 1860

The delicately crafted ribbon brooch centring on an Old Mine-cut diamond weighing approximately 5.00 carats, supporting a fringe of six pear-shaped diamonds together weighing approximately 8.20 carats, to an openwork ribbon set with circular-cut diamonds together weighing approximately 16.00 carats, mounted in silver-topped gold.

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So this beautiful brooch sold for approximately £152,000.00 !!!
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:53 PM
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Always makes me sad when an antique piece such as this has to be sold off. It was a wedding gift to Alice Duchess of Gloucester in 1935.
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:04 PM
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I guess the Gloucester family needs the money which is a shame when they have to sell items like these.
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Is this the Duke and Duchess selling now, or is it a resale by a purchaser of a piece previously sold?
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The catalogue doesn't say, so it could be a resale from another owner. Either way, it's a piece that might have been sold by the Gloucesters at an indeterminate time and it's too bad it's out of the family.
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The catalogue doesn't say, so it could be a resale from another owner. Either way, it's a piece that might have been sold by the Gloucesters at an indeterminate time and it's too bad it's out of the family.
I have read somewhere - I think it may have been on here, that the pictures on another website were taken from the Auctioneer's website, so perhaps it has been sold for some time and we were just unaware of it. It is a lovely piece but I cannot imagine the Duchess of Gloucester nor her daughters wearing it. Opportunity gone now! I agree - very sad and I suppose most of the collection will disappear in the same way eventually.
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Old 04-12-2012, 12:28 AM
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The Brooch Really Magnificent , I Like It Very Much , Thanx For Posting
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Old 04-13-2012, 11:37 AM
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The Diamond Brooch

Formerly owned by the late Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester

"The delicately crafted ribbon brooch centring on an Old Mine-cut diamond weighing approximately 5.00 carats,
supporting a fringe of six pear-shaped diamonds together weighing approximately 8.20 carats,
to an openwork ribbon set with circular-cut diamonds together weighing approximately 16.00 carats,
mounted in silver-topped gold." Circa 1860.
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oh this is a lovely thing - I would love to have such a one
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She is lucky to have such a wonderful brooch, it's beautiful.
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Old 04-13-2012, 01:24 PM
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I don't know why anyone would think that when items like this are sold it's because these families are hard-up (Princess Alice and her husband were very wealthy people). In this day and age very few rich people wear big elaborate jewels anymore. The opportunities to do so are more limited than they were in the past and tastes are also more simple. I'm sure the DOG's children will select certain pieces from her collection when she dies and then sell the rest because it's simply the most sensible thing for them to do.
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Not sure how wealthy they really are. They have been renting out Barnwell for several years because they couldnt afford its upkeep. After Alice died there would also have been death duties to pay. Estates and Jewels have value but that is not the same as having ready cash assets.
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I was looking at that picture of the Duchess of Gloucester. Do you think the chocker she's wearing here
Risultato della ricerca immagini di Google per http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_ZLyDLwU8WsY/SnPZzHXvrzI/AAAAAAAAFF4/H4ReCwsoXnA/s400/Indian%2BTiara%2BDuchess%2Bof%2BGloucester.jpg
is the same often worn by Queen Mary?
Risultato della ricerca immagini di Google per http://blog.londonconnection.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Screen-shot-2010-11-06-at-11.07.06-PM.png
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It looks like it to me, or extremely similar; the diamond separators look very alike. And you can tell how long Mary's neck must have been to wear at least a dozen rows of pearls in that choker without the bottom row touching her chest at all while the Duchess' falls on that area.
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Old 06-06-2012, 06:48 PM
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It is the same choker. Queen Mary gave the magnificent diamond-and-pearl choker to Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester.
It has been passed down the Gloucester line and is currently in possession of the current Duchess.
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Thanks for the confirmation, Artemisia.
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The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: Tiara Thursday: The Gloucester Honeysuckle Tiara

This is not one of my favorites but I do find it interesting. I love how they can change the center. I love the Cullinan V brooch in the center the best. I also love the Honeysuckle and the pink topaz in the center. Not really a fan of the emerald in the center. I like the tiara, but I don't love it. Though, I do love it when the Cullinan brooch is in it.
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Which did you say was your favorite insert again, CP? I actually like it with the honeysuckle insert best, but the other inserts sure give this tiara the pizazz when needed. I think it's a very pretty design, almost like a kokoshnik tiara but nicer.
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Lol, Baroness, I would insert the CullinanV whenever or wherever I could!
I too like the honeysuckle design best.
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