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Julia 03-27-2003 11:14 PM

Royal Jewels Books
 
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Several recommendations for books on royal jewels: Queens' Jewels by Vincent Meylan.

Julia 03-27-2003 11:19 PM

Tiaras: A History of Splendor by Geoffrey Munn and Tiaras Past & Present also by Munn...

There are several photos in the "Royal Jewels" section that might be of interest to those interested in both/either books. :)

Alexandria 01-20-2004 10:42 PM

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Originally posted by Julia@Mar 27th, 2003 - 10:14 pm
Several recommendations for books on royal jewels: Queens' Jewels by Vincent Meylan.
If anyone ever comes across this book, you should defintely flip through it. Throughout the summer, this book was in the window of a small British book shop on my way to work and it has been brought back to the window again.

Now, I am not one for grand jewellery -- big diamonds, rings with diamonds and stones half the size of my knuckle and earrings as big as my ear do not interest me too much -- but even I was drooling at the pictures of the gorgeous jewellery in this book. And it's not just the tiaras, it's also the stately necklaces, bracelets, earrings, brooches, etc.

Sean.~ 01-21-2004 05:56 AM

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Originally posted by Alexandria+Jan 20th, 2004 - 9:42 pm--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Alexandria @ Jan 20th, 2004 - 9:42 pm)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Julia@Mar 27th, 2003 - 10:14 pm
Several recommendations for books on royal jewels: Queens&#39; Jewels by Vincent Meylan.
If anyone ever comes across this book, you should defintely flip through it. Throughout the summer, this book was in the window of a small British book shop on my way to work and it has been brought back to the window again.

Now, I am not one for grand jewellery -- big diamonds, rings with diamonds and stones half the size of my knuckle and earrings as big as my ear do not interest me too much -- but even I was drooling at the pictures of the gorgeous jewellery in this book. And it&#39;s not just the tiaras, it&#39;s also the stately necklaces, bracelets, earrings, brooches, etc. [/b][/quote]
So you would actually recommend it then? I didn&#39;t read very good reviews, but if you say it is good, I will add it to my collection. Maharajas&#39; Jewels is also a must for anyone that is interested in really fine jewellry and amazing pics. It is a huge coffee table book with excellent pictures and write-ups (a bit expensive though at &#036;100).

Prince Michael of Greece also wrote a book on European crown jewels a while ago, and there was a book published on the Iranian Crown Jewels (I think that was the title) back in the 1970s.

Sean

Alexandria 01-21-2004 11:11 AM

I would not say that this book is an academic read by any means, but certainly if you are interested in a beautiful coffeetable-esque book with stunning photographs of the jewels and the royals which they adorn and some light facts (not sure how accurate the info is), then this is a good book.

Alexandria 02-07-2004 12:21 PM

A book I've just discovered that is beautiful to look at with some interesting information, too, is Tiaras: A History of Splendour by Geoffrey C. Munn.

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/18...1.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

Sean.~ 02-07-2004 09:26 PM

Those are some nice looking emeralds&#33; Nice colour to them.

Sean

Dennism 05-06-2004 03:36 PM

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Originally posted by Alexandria@Feb 7th, 2004 - 12:21 pm
A book I've just discovered that is beautiful to look at with some interesting information, too, is Tiaras: A History of Splendour by Geoffrey C. Munn.


I just saw this in the bookstore the other day. A great book. Nice big photos. A pretty good narrative as well. Color and black and white photos. Excellent coffee-table book.

Elspeth 05-17-2004 06:25 PM

I&#39;ve just ordered "Faberge in the Royal Collection" and "Royal Treasures" from the Royal Collection bookstore. They charge for postage by number of items, not by weight. Unless I&#39;m missing something, as a US resident I found that not only was it cheaper to buy these books from there than from the UK Amazon, but it was cheaper than buying them from the US Amazon. The amount they charged for both books would have been about equivalent to buying just the Royal Treasures book from Amazon.

Fashionista100 03-03-2005 01:47 PM

Tiaras in Majesty magazine
 
Just and FYI in this months Majesty magazine they are profiling the Swedish and Belgium tiaras. Great pics! Next month is Denmark and Norway.

HMQueenElizabethII 04-27-2005 05:56 AM

I do not know why and are there some problems with Majesty Magazine but it has not issued the new issue for long time and on its site still the issue with a picture of Prince Charles and mrs Camilla in front of the magazine.Anybody know why?They will stop work and publish any more?

Warren 04-27-2005 06:08 AM

Out now!
 
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Originally Posted by HMQueenElizabethII
Majesty Magazine has not issued the new issue for long time and on its site still the issue with a picture of Prince Charles and Mrs Camilla in front of the magazine.

HMQEII

I bought the 'current' issue last week in Angus & Robertson, Pitt St Mall.

It has Harry & William on the cover, titled "Helping Hands".
7 pages of tiara pics, plus some great photos of the interiors of St James's Palace and Buckingham Palace.

W

wymanda 04-27-2005 06:51 AM

I will admit that I am way ahead of you all in that I subscribe to Majesty and so have just recieved the May issue!!!! :) :) :)

Warren 04-27-2005 06:57 AM

And...?
 
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Originally Posted by wymanda
I will admit that I am way ahead of you all in that I subscribe to Majesty and so have just recieved the May issue!!!! :) :) :)

So, what's in it? Give us a Wymanda rundown.

:)

wymanda 04-27-2005 10:21 AM

Pictures from THE WEDDING
Unknown photos of the Duke & Duchess of Windsor
The Dutch Jewels
The royal association with the Chelsea Flower Show
Profile of Prince Rainier
Prince Harry to Sandhurst & a short history of the Royals Army tradition

HMQueenElizabethII 04-29-2005 10:48 AM

Oh where did you buy the magazine Wymanda?

wymanda 05-01-2005 10:27 AM

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Originally Posted by HMQueenElizabethII
Oh where did you buy the magazine Wymanda?

You can find subscription information in the back of the magazine. There is a number to call and you can do it over the telephone. Mine cost about $145 AUD this year.

ksenia 05-03-2005 04:06 AM

did they already showcase the British Tiaras

wymanda 05-03-2005 07:02 AM

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Originally Posted by ksenia
did they already showcase the British Tiaras

No, we still have that joy to come. Mind you they will need to dedicate two or three issues to the british tiara's alone. :D

Lady Jennifer 05-07-2005 09:04 PM

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Originally Posted by wymanda
You can find subscription information in the back of the magazine. There is a number to call and you can do it over the telephone. Mine cost about $145 AUD this year.

You can also go to http://www.majestymagazine.com to subscribe to the Magazine. I just renewed my subscription for two years at a cost of $128 (US Dollars), but that was b/c my subscription was almost up. On their website it shows how much it costs for a year.


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