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Warren 02-04-2007 01:40 AM

Duchess of Cornwall Jewellery 4: February-November 2007
 
Welcome to the Duchess of Cornwall Jewellery thread part 4

commencing February 2007

Part 3, covering November 2005 to February 2007, can be found here.

Warren 02-04-2007 02:37 AM

~ A Retrospective ~

Three Tiaras and a Necklace





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BeatrixFan 02-04-2007 04:49 PM

How glamorous does that sound? Camilla's Saudi Ruby Necklace. Wunderbar.

Thomas Parkman 02-04-2007 07:31 PM

Dear Warren,

I have always had my doubts about the Delhi Durbar tiara. While looking at the picture above I suddenly realized that I was looking at a torso or partial work. It should have the Cambridge or some such emeralds on it and the large Cullinan diamond as the center piece then the thing could shine in all its true glory. Now we have only a part of what could be and probably was a masterpiece.

I wonder if you could rummage around and find another and better or clearer picture of her in the Boucheron tiara. That is a wonderful contraption, it looked marvelous on the Queen Mum and looks marvelous on Camilla. I would just love to see her, now that she has done that over the top ruby number, really do an over the top number and wear the Queen Mum's five strand diamond necklace. Do you have a picture of that in your vast storehouse of goodies, by chance. If only we could get the Noble Camilla bedecked in that and the tiara or the restored Delhi Durbar tiara, now that would be a sight indeed. Cheers.

PS. I wonder if this is an idea for our photoshopping people.

jcbcode99 02-04-2007 10:45 PM

Thomas, I could not agree with you more and you took the words right from my post (literally). I SO want to see the Duchess in the Queen Mother's five strand diamond necklace--with the Boucheron tiara! OH MY HRH would look wonderful. She certainly deserves it.

Let's also not forget the brooches of the Queen Mother's we have seen on her-- there have been some lovely pieces.

I also would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to see Camilla in Grand Duchess Vladimir tiara--but I think we're a long time off from that moment. However, perhaps, in view of Queen Elizabeth's recent slowing down of engagements and her now taking extended weekends due to her advancing age, could it be the time to ponder what diadem the future Queen Camilla will wear to the coronation? It would probably be either Queen Mary's or the Queen Mother's coronation pieces.

What does everyone else think?
Janet

Madame Royale 02-05-2007 12:11 AM

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Originally Posted by jcbcode99
perhaps, in view of Queen Elizabeth's recent slowing down of engagements

HM the Queen has made it perfectly clear that her dedication to perform engagments shall remain as was. There is, or has been, no slowing down of engagements other than during short periods of poor health (flu, vrius etc).

Now for the jewels...;)

The Boucheron Honeycomb does look spectacular on Camilla. Infcat, I hope she makes it one of her signature pieces. The Delhi Dubar, imo, looked much too big. I didn't find it flattering at all.

Would really like to see her make use of Queen Alexandra's triple drop suite (also favoured by the Queen Mother). Its an amazing suite and Camilla could do it justice I think.

jcbcode99 02-05-2007 08:03 AM

Can we get a picture of the triple drop suite?

I agree that Camilla can pull off those big jewels. At first, I didn't really care for her in the Boucheron tiara--I much preferred the Delhi Durbar tiara. I think because of its historical value I leaned more towards it because it seemed to really solidify Camilla in her royal role. However, the more I see that one picture of Camilla in the Boucheron, well, I am being won over! I'd love to see her in a big diamond riviere next time she wears the tiara!

I was under the impression that HM the Queen was beginning to take longer weekends and that Charles was taking more responsibility from Parliament and attending more of the meetings. I just assumed HM was beginning to "take it easy" now. Maybe she'll have time to pull something new from the vaults if she has some free time!
Janet

Thomas Parkman 02-05-2007 11:12 AM

Dear Members,

Of course the Delhi Durbar is a massive contraption. It was intended to be. It was at the Durbar, practically a coronation in which Queen Mary was not Queen Mary, but Her Imperial Majesty the Empress Mary, Empress of India let us not forget. And the Queen Mother was the last Empress of India, sigh.

So I say, get some emeralds from out of the vaults and plop them on the thing with a great big one in the place of the now removed Cullinan and let Camilla, bedecked to the gills process in public before the awe struck masses. I do not doubt that she has the panache to carry it off. The spirit of the Empress Mary will then be alive and well. Cheers.

qui mal y pense 02-05-2007 01:49 PM

Thomas, so eloquent as usual. I really do hope we see some more historical pieces released. I would also love to see Camilla wearing lots of pieces at once a la Queen Alexandra and Queen Mary. I think she can pull it off and begin a "new" trend of opulence and glamour.

Madame Royale 02-05-2007 04:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Thomas Parkman
So I say, get some emeralds from out of the vaults and plop them on the thing with a great big one in the place of the now removed Cullinan and let Camilla, bedecked to the gills process in public before the awe struck masses. I do not doubt that she has the panache to carry it off. The spirit of the Empress Mary will then be alive and well. Cheers.

Personally, I could think of nothing more unflattering. If the 'Durbar' looked the way it did without the emeralds, I dread to think what it would look like with them.

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Can we get a picture of the triple drop suite?
Absolutely. It really is one of my favourite pieces.

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k2...e/lastscan.jpg

jcbcode99 02-05-2007 06:32 PM

That is beautiful! I can see HRH The Duchess of Cornwall wearing this--with the pin, the earrings, a beautiful tiara, and whatever else she wants to heap on herself! Thank you for the pic. It is lovely.
Janet

BeatrixFan 02-05-2007 06:35 PM

Didn't the Queen Mother wear the triple drop suite with the Honeycomb Boucheron for her 80th birthday portraits?

Madame Royale 02-05-2007 06:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jcbcode99
That is beautiful! I can see HRH The Duchess of Cornwall wearing this--with the pin, the earrings, a beautiful tiara, and whatever else she wants to heap on herself! Thank you for the pic. It is lovely.
Janet

You're very welcome Janet :flowers:

I think like with the Queen Mother, this suite is best suited to the Boucheron. I really hope Camilla wears the two at some stage.

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Didn't the Queen Mother wear the triple drop suite with the Honeycomb Boucheron for her 80th birthday portraits?
I think so BeatrixFan. The Queen Mother often wore the two together and wth good reason, they looked fabulous!!!

BeatrixFan 02-05-2007 06:40 PM

Most definately. I can imagine Camilla now, a state banquet, blue sash, divine gown, Honeycomb Boucheron and Triple Drop Suite. Yummy.

jcbcode99 02-05-2007 08:46 PM

I think that Camilla has the potential to bring back some essence of the days of Queen Mary and Alexandra (how ironic that Camilla will wear Alexandra's jewellery!). I would love to see some of the "out of fashion" pieces worn again, such as Queen Mary's diamond stomacher:
The Greville Chandelier Earrings and King George VI Festoon Necklace pictures from history photos on webshots

I think the stomacher would look lovely with the Durbar.


The Greville chandelier earrings and this festoon necklace:

The Greville Chandelier Earrings and King George VI Festoon Necklace pictures from history photos on webshots
with the Boucheron --oh but she would glitter! She may need to wear some big diamond studs and the necklace or just the earrings and no necklace with the Boucheron--it may be too much for some to handle!

AND, I'd like to see some rubies on the Duchess. I think that she would look wonderful in them--but not those Burmese pieces that are wretched! I would prefer some of the Queen Mother's pieces. Other than that collar she wore recently, does she have any rubies?

Janet

Madame Royale 02-05-2007 08:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jcbcode99
does she have any rubies?

Does she have any rubies? Yep, I think she does :lol:

the Saudi Ruby Necklace

jcbcode99 02-05-2007 08:54 PM

One more thing (can you tell HRH The Duchess is my newest obsession? I just love her!)
I found something interesting here and I think it must be the triple drop suite--it is a closeup of a portion of the necklace and THOSE BEAUTIFUL DIAMONDS with a closeup of the Duchess' engagement ring! If you go all the way down to almost the bottom of the page, you will see three photos of the ring, and in the last photo is the closeup of the necklace and the ring. NICE.
Janet

Elspeth 02-05-2007 09:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Madame Royale
Does she have any rubies? Yep, I think she does :lol:

the Saudi Ruby Necklace

The question was "other than that collar..." ;) Do you recall seeing her wearing rubies apart from the Saudi necklace? Can't say I do, but I'm probably forgetting something.

Empress 02-05-2007 10:02 PM

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Originally Posted by jcbcode99
One more thing. I found something interesting here: Cornwall1

I have to say, that in the link that you provide, unidentified brooch 1 look in fact like a giant stink bug. It actually has the shape of that atrocious smelling bug. Interesting to say the least. I wonder where on earth she got that from.

Not so sure that I would want to wear a stink bug, also known as a shield bug, on my clothing.

ysbel 02-05-2007 10:09 PM

I'm afraid I couldn't pick out the stink bug unless you're referring to the 20s Art Deco piece. My grandmother was a young flapper during the 1920s and had many exquisite pieces in this style. I loved the style. Actually Macys has a 1920s collection for people who love the Art Deco.

But its not for everyone.


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