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Old 08-04-2006, 07:51 PM
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Oh my, thanks Warren. Now I really can't wait! Great photos and wit.
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Old 08-18-2006, 11:03 PM
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Have you guys seen or own Tiaras: Past and Present by Geoffrey Munn ? Is it worth getting? I do have A History of Splender but wondered if I should get this as an addition.
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Old 10-14-2006, 05:12 PM
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Does anyone have Vincent Meylan's Queens' Jewels and can tell me how good it is (how detailed, photographs ect).
The review on Amazon says:
Meylan has put together the collection of jewels of the royal houses of Russia, France, Spain, Sweden, Britain, Italy, Iran, Austria, Belgium and the Balkans. Not only the crown jewels but as well the personal jewlery of the crowned heads are described and their history traced.
I have this book and I enjoy it very much!
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Old 10-14-2006, 06:24 PM
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Have you guys seen or own Tiaras: Past and Present by Geoffrey Munn ? Is it worth getting? I do have A History of Splender but wondered if I should get this as an addition.
It's a much smaller book, but it has diffrent photos and is quite interesting. If you had to have just one of the two, you've got the right one!
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Old 11-03-2006, 05:41 PM
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I just spent $84.82 ordering both Tiaras: A History of Splendor and Famous Jewelry Collectors by Stefano Papi on Amazon.com.

However, the books won't be shipped until:
"Shipping estimate for these items: January 4, 2007
Delivery estimate: January 10, 2007 - January 12, 2007"


I pray these books will be worth it in the end.

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Old 11-03-2006, 10:03 PM
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That's a long wait. I'm not familiar with the second one, but I'm sure you'll find the tiaras book is worth both the wait and the price. Wonder why Amazon is taking so long; this is the sort of book that would make a brilliant Christmas gift, but they aren't going to sell many of them if the shipping date isn't until the new year.
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Old 03-20-2007, 08:53 PM
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Leslie Field's book is about Queen Elizabeth's jewels, I think it's the best. Unfortunately not anyone else's in the British Royal Family. However, she only shows jewels that have been worn in public by a member of the Royal Family. Private jewels are not shown or noted...darn! Suzy Menkes book looks interesting, but I'm not ready to pay $75 USD for it if I can't see it first.
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Old 03-21-2007, 12:17 AM
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Two books on Royal Jewels

I would like to suggest two books:
Crown Jewels of Europe by Prince Michael of Greece ISBN 0-06-015201-X
published in 1983 by Harper and Row and
Ancestral Jewels by Diana Scarsbrick ISBN 0-86565-119-7 published byThe Vendome Press in North America 1990
In Ancestral Jewels there are photos of the rarely seen Rosse Tiara and emerald necklace of Lord Snowden's mother and Oliver Messel's sister respectively.The Countess Of Rosse was a outstanding beauty with impeccable tatse.
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Collectible Books on Royal Crown n Tiara

Does anyone have a good recommendation for books on Royal Crown & Tiara? I'm interested in collecting one... not sure is the book "Tiaras - A History of Splendour" by Geoffrey C. Munn (ISBN: 1815493751) a good book or "Tiaras: Past and Present" by Geoffrey Munn (ISBN:0810965941) is better? Any suggestion? I prefer one which is pictorial and more comprehensive... Thanks...
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Old 05-12-2007, 06:13 AM
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Tiaras A History of Splendour, at 432 pages with hundreds of photographs, is the definitive tiara book (aka the Tiara Bible).
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Is there a book that I can purchase dedicated to the German Royal/Princely Houses' Jewelry and/or Tiaras?

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“De Juwelen Van Het Huis Oranje-Nassau”
Author: Rene Brus
Schuyt & Co
1996
ISBN: 90 6097 403 4
ISBN-10: 9060974034
ISBN-13: 9789060974032


“Crown Jewellery and Regalia of the World”
by Rene Brus
Publisher: Pepin Press
March 2008
ISBN-10: 9054960906
ISBN-13: 978-9054960904
List Price: $51.65


“Bijoux De Reines”
by Vincent Meylan
Assouline de Francia
January 2002
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Old 11-05-2007, 01:39 PM
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Books about the jewels of royal houses:

van Hoogstraten Online Shop

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“De Juwelen Van Het Huis Oranje-Nassau”
Author: Rene Brus
Schuyt & Co
1996
ISBN: 90 6097 403 4
ISBN-10: 9060974034
ISBN-13: 9789060974032


“Crown Jewellery and Regalia of the World”
by Rene Brus
Publisher: Pepin Press
March 2008
ISBN-10: 9054960906
ISBN-13: 978-9054960904
List Price: $51.65
Thanks! The second one is the English version of the first then, or entirely different? It's all about the Oranje-Nassau jewels?
Stupid question I guess.... the English one implies it's about many royal jewels besides Dutch.... Sorry.... but thanks again.
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Old 11-09-2007, 11:36 PM
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The second one is not yet in the market.
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Old 11-17-2007, 03:55 AM
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I recommend this book:
“Jewellery of the House of Savoy”
by Maria Gabriella of Savoy, Stefano Papi
Publisher: Mondadori Electa
Italian
ISBN: 978-8837052409
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Tiaras is an excellant book and really worth reading also the books about the Queens Jewels and that of the Royal Family Jewels are amazing and really informative but are not up-to-date
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Other books about Jewelry

FAMOUS JEWELRY COLLECTORS by Stefano Papi and Alexandra Rhodes

EXTRAORDINARY JEWELS by John Traina.

JEWELS OF THE TSARS, the Romanovs & Imperial Russia by Prince Michael of Greece.

FIVE GOLD RINGS a Royal Wedding Souvenir Album, from Queen Victoria to Queen Elizabeth ll.

SHINDE JEWELS by R. Keswani.
JEWELRY FROM ANTIQUITY TO THE PRESENT. by Clare Phillips.

QUEEN ELIZABETH II, A BIRTHDAY SOUVENIR ALBUM
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Old 08-09-2008, 06:44 AM
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Fabergé!

Fabergé's Eggs
The Extraordinary Story of the Masterpieces That Outlived an Empire
by Tony Faber
Pan Macmillan 324pp

an image of the book cover: Fabergé

"This is the story of Fabergé's Imperial Easter eggs - of their maker, of the tsars who commissioned them, of the middlemen who sold them and of the collectors who fell in love with them. It's a story of meticulous craftsmanship and unimaginable wealth, of lucky escapes and mysterious disappearances, and ultimately of greed, tragedy and devotion.

Of the fifty 'Tsar Imperial' eggs known to have been made, eight are currently unaccounted for, providing endless scope for speculation and forgeries. This is the first book to tell the complete history of the eggs, encompassing the love and opulence in which they were conceived, the war and revolution that scattered them, and the collectors who preserved them.

The uniquness of the eggs lies in the simple fact that their creator, Carl Gustavich Fabergé, strove to create eggs that were not only different but which expressed in some particular way, an event or occasion that had occurred in the previous 12 months. Thus the first egg, the 1885 Hen Egg, was a subtle way of reminding the Empress Marie Feodorovna of "a carefree past" during a period of terrorism and the 1900 Trans-Siberian Railway Egg commemorated Russia's rail link to its eastern frontier."
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Old 11-17-2008, 03:50 AM
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My personal library contains:
Tiara by Diana Scarisbrick
Tiaras - A History of Splendour by Geoffrey C. Munn
The Jewels of Queen Elizabeth II: Her Personal Collection by Leslie Field
Queen's Jewels by LESLIE FIELD (The difference between the two being the first is paperback aand organized by jewelry type - necklaces, bracelts, and the second is hardcover and organized by stones - amethysts, coral.)
Queens' Jewels by Vincent Meylan (I actually found this to be very interesting because it talks about some royal houses' jewels that I didn't know anything about, and I found it very interesting how the collections were dispersed - ie why the Belgiums don't have very many jewels.)

And this one is now in my shopping cart over at Amazon:
Tiaras: Past and Present by Geoffrey Munn (I didn't know he did another book on the subject, and the reviews claim there is very little overlap between the two)
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