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mtbcm 08-11-2005 05:55 AM

Glittering Royals and Royal Occasions
Hola has made an appointement about the most impressive jewels worn by the Ladies in the party held the day before and at Infanta Elena's Wedding.

Here are ths pictures and a resume of pieces used.

Enjoy! :)

The Bride

Platinum Tiara, with diamonds. The earrings are in platinum with diamonds in the upper place, falling in platinum and ending in a pear form pearl.

The mother in-law

Used a necklace with Japanese pearls and pearl earrings.

The Queen

Choose earrings and brooch with pearls and diamonds. The necklace is with Australian pearls (only grow in the south seas of Australia and measures up to 12 mm), with an “ending” pearl of around 18 mm. (This pearls has cause some talking because is very similar to one offered by Felipe II to one of his wife's. According to History the pearl was lost or missing in Alfonso XIII reign and it was said to have been auctioned in London and bought by Richard Burton to his wife, actress Elizabeth Taylor.)

mtbcm 08-11-2005 05:57 AM

Empress Farah Pahlevi (at wedding)

A brooch with diamonds with a floral motif and combined earrings from the beginning of 19th century.

Duchess of Franco

A necklace in white gold, full of diamonds and with seven magnificent Columbian Emeralds.

Duchess of Osuna

White Gold, diamonds and Pearls. It is a piece dated from the XVIII Century. The diamonds are Indian from mines extinguished last century.

Princess Tessa of Baviera

Modern necklace and earrings. Diamonds, Gold and a Central Safire from Ceylon.

Queen Beatrix

Australian Pearls in degrade and matching earrings.

mtbcm 08-11-2005 05:59 AM

Queen Anne-Marie
Triple necklace with Japanese Pearls. The brooch has a central Safire matching with the outfit. For it color and size proceed probably from Siam.
Queen Noor (at wedding)
Earrings with large pearls and diamonds matching with the buttons on the outfit.
Princess Diana of France
The most impressive jewels with diamonds and platinum.
Empress Farah Pahlevi (at party)
Chandelier Earrings with Emeralds.
Queen Paola
Double Necklace with diamonds over platinum. Earrings with Australian pearls and diamonds marquise.

mtbcm 08-11-2005 06:00 AM

Princess María of Lichtenstein

Precious earrings in platinum and diamonds. A jewel from 1850. The purse was in gold with diamonds.

Queen Noor (party)

Diamonds and Colombian Emeralds Earrings in heart shape.

Archduchess Francesca

Earrings and Necklace in Diamonds and Colombian Emeralds.

Archduchess Sofia

A spring looks in Gold and Diamonds.

Princess of Saboya

Triple necklace with pearls and a central topaz with matching earrings.

mtbcm 08-11-2005 06:02 AM

These pictures were scanned from Hola magazine and posted through andThanks to ImageShack for Free Image Hosting)

Elsa M. 08-11-2005 10:07 AM

Wow, very impressive

Another fabulous album, mtbcm! :)

zarzuela 08-22-2005 10:26 PM

Thank you very much for sharing these great pictures with us!

I loved Queen Sofia's pearl necklace. The ending pearl is quite a pearl!

Incas 08-22-2005 11:11 PM

So many of the ladies have long earlobes. I wonder if they were born with them or thanks to the weight of their earrings.;)

Marengo 09-01-2005 05:18 AM


Originally Posted by mtbcm
Queen Beatrix: Australian Pearls in degrade and matching earrings.

What do they mean wih Australian pearls? I believe Australia wasn't even discovered when the Orange-Nassau family aquired this necklace! It belongs to the family since +/- 1600.

mtbcm 09-01-2005 06:53 AM

Hi, Marengo!:)
I have no idea why they say it is Australian Pearls. I was affraid it was my mistake but I went to check out and decided to post the Hola coments on the jewels...

It doesn't help your doubt I know :o but this is the best I can do. I am not big fan of jewels so I was quite impressed to see this appointments at Hola. Until I saw this article I thought my Majorican Pearls were the best :D !

frafel 09-01-2005 11:55 AM

Australian Pearls
Hi Everyone,
What they mean by Australian Pearls, are that they are the type of pearls called South Sea pearls, these type's of pearls are found in oysters that grow in the South Seas which lies between the northern coast of Australia and the southern coast of China. South Sea pearls are among the largest commercially harvested cultured pearls in the world. The average size of a South Sea pearl is 13mm, with most harvests producing a range of sizes from 9mm up to 20mm.

sgl 12-19-2008 04:06 PM

I really like Marie-Chantal's tiara. Does anyone know the history behind it? I am assuming that it belonged to Queen Anne-Marie.

Warren 12-21-2008 04:01 AM

My notes have the fringe tiara as being a gift from Marie Chantal's father.

shari-aree 08-05-2011 05:49 PM

Which Royal wears a Tiara the most?
Tiara's are mainly used for Formal occasions (?) ... So who wears them the most?

ilovemonaco 08-05-2011 05:51 PM

THE QUEEN of england of course lol

Elly C 08-05-2011 06:01 PM

I would guess it depends partly on how many state visits a royal undertook & how many traditional tiara wearing events each royal house had on their annual calendar. That said, you can no longer guarantee that these occasions will automatically generate tiara wearing, although events such as the Nobel Prize & British State Opening of Parliament are pretty much sure safe. Senior royals tend to keep the tradition of tiara wearing, so on balance it probably is QE.

shari-aree 08-06-2011 08:24 AM

I was wondering if maybe a European, (not BRF), Senior Royal; as the Europeans tend to visit each other's formal events more ...?

I love a Royal wedding when most of the ladies are dripping in diamonds, and Tiara's are part of the dress code!;)

Rascal 08-06-2011 01:42 PM

Weddings, Portrait sittings, and State visits - incoming and outgoing - aside...

The Swedish have at least 4-5 regular tiara events each year:
1. The Nobel Prize Ceremony & Banquet on December 10
2. The Nobel Prize Dinner hosted by the King at Drottningholm on December 11
3., 4., and possibly 5. The annual "kungmiddag" or dinners for the members of parliament, ambassadors, prominent citizens, etc., held 2-3 times each year in the spring. In the past several years, it seems like there are usually 3.

Other "formal" events include the Polar Music Prize and the annual meeting of the Swedish Academy, but these usually do not involve wearing of tiaras, even if the men are in white tie.

The British have the Opening of Parliament but I am unaware of other regular/annual occasions that have a tiara dress code. Perhaps someone more familiar with them could provide more information?

Likewise for Luxembourg, it seems that currently the Grand Ducal family have at least one tiara event in the last couple of years for their national day celebrations. I don't know of any others. (BTW, have the Lux's always done this on national day or is this a recent addition to the court calendar?)

The Danish and Norwegian courts both have annual formal events with the New Year's court and Nobel Peace Prize, respectively, but neither are tiara events.

Other than state visits,I know of no other tiara events with the Spanish and Belgian royal families. Even their pre-wedding banquet/galas don't seem to involve tiaras.

Lumutqueen 08-06-2011 02:07 PM

For the New Years Court in Denmark, I have always seen the royals wearing tiara's.

Diarist 08-07-2011 06:40 PM


Originally Posted by Rascal (Post 1299079)
The British have the Opening of Parliament but I am unaware of other regular/annual occasions that have a tiara dress code. Perhaps someone more familiar with them could provide more information?

In addition to the State Opening of Parliament, I would suggest:

State Banquets given by the Queen during State Visits [and for the 'return match' hosted by the visiting state usually held at their[London] Embassy/ High Commission or Claridges [i.e. if the Embassy or High Commission is not suitable to host the 'return match']

The Annual Diplomatic Reception hosted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace for the Diplomatic Corps in London.

State Functions abroad when the Queen undertakes State visits to other countries.

Tiara-wearing events in Britain are usually 'White Tie events'; the Queen usually hosts or is present at one or two 'semi-private' 'grand' parties [Balls] held each year for important family events; these are sometimes 'White Tie' but also sometimes Black Tie, so theoretically Tiaras are NOT worn, but in practice, the Queen, knowing how much people who have them like wearing tiaras [and how there are nowadays so few occasions when tiaras are worn] gives her permission for tiaras to be worn at such occasions.

Hope this helps


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