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Old 02-06-2009, 05:00 PM
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Elizabeth I. Those pearls! The Diamonds! The ruffs and gowns! She set the high water wark for me as far as Dazzling! Not to mention the steely intelligence that shines through in portraits. Remember the story about Anne Boylen going to the fortune teller while she was pregnant? The soothsayer fortold a 'Tudor Sun' (although poor Anne thought it was Tudor Son).

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Old 02-06-2009, 05:01 PM
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Princess Grace above all right followed by her daughter Princess Caroline.

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Old 02-06-2009, 05:17 PM
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Of course the late Princess of Wales.
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Old 02-06-2009, 06:55 PM
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But this is supposed to be about 'dazzling' in terms of jewelry, not in terms of general elegance, impact or style...
...while Princess Grace and Princess Diana had all of the three above, neither of them was particularly dazzling when it comes to jewelry. Both preferred a quite subdued approach to jewels, rather choosing not to wear many grander pieces they had access to, and going for a 'less is more' look which I would call stylish but not necessarily dazzling with jewelry.
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Old 02-06-2009, 11:02 PM
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Yes, Boris has stepped in here before I was about to. Please remember this is the Royal Jewels Forum and discussions should be centred around the jewels the royal ladies wore (or wear).

We should also avoid making lists, or posts containing nothing more than a name. We are not conducting a poll. If someone believes a particlular royal lady outclassed her contemporaries in the glittering stakes, please say why. If posts are made without containing any substance we can't have a discussion.

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Old 02-07-2009, 05:39 AM
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The Duchess of Cornwall dazzles and I believe that she will continue to amaze us with her growing jewel collection. I cannot wait to see what she puts on next![/quote]
im sure janet , that camilla will amaze us in the future , and we have many examples of her wearing a staning peace of jewel , she loves the big tiaras and the big parures , thats the amazing part of her elegance , and that whay i conseder her as the most dazzling present royal lady !
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Old 02-07-2009, 08:29 AM
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Not many royals could wear as much jewellery at the same time as Queen Mary, so my vote goes for her.
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Old 02-07-2009, 12:01 PM
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Queen Mary was absolutely incredible with all her jewels.

For others, it would be too much, but for her, it was perfect.
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Old 03-24-2009, 08:58 AM
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After the state visit of President Sarkozy I vote for Queen Elizabeth. She knocked their socks off at the Banquet.

I went back and looked at vaious occasions and see that the style and degree of jewellry worn varies on the situation. QEII has a jewel language all her own and reflects in those occasions.
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In my opinion QMary the present QEII's grandmother was the absolute pinnacle of a dazzling display of jewels
She has an incomparable way of matching, mixing, and coordinating pieces of jewelry. The way she carries herself while wearing layers and layers without the looking overborne nor garish looking. I often found QAlexandra too overladen and exaggerated when she layered and mixed her pieces but not so with QMary.
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Old 06-24-2011, 12:27 AM
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The picture of Empress Farah of Iran is the best picture of a modern royal who looked great in her jewelry. The best looks have been in the 1910's with Queen Mary, Empress Maria and Empress Alexandria.
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Old 06-24-2011, 12:46 AM
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I can't imagine anyone outdoing Queen Mary as HM was outfitted with jewels for the Delhi Durbar. In India Queen Mary even outdid her own Coronation and she certainly was heavy with glorious jewels at that occasion, as well.
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Old 03-04-2012, 03:17 PM
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I believe Queen Mary to have suited many jewels at once especially those Chokers.
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Old 07-04-2014, 05:49 AM
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From the past, definitely Queen Mary! If only todays royal ladies wore jewels like she did!

In the present, Queen Silvia, Queen Maxima, and Queen Elizabeth II wear such magnificent jewels, and they carry them so beautifully.
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Old 07-04-2014, 05:54 AM
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The past HSH Princess Grace & present H.M.Queen Elizabeth II.
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Old 07-04-2014, 08:21 AM
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No question - MAXIMA
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Old 07-04-2014, 08:39 AM
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In modern times, I'd have to say Princess Diana; she was quite dazzling.
Historically, I'd go with Marie Antoinette; she wore gorgeous silks set off with fabulous jewels.
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Old 07-04-2014, 04:46 PM
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Jewelry-wise for me:
Tsarina Maria Feodorovna
Queen Elisabeth I
Queen Mary

Recent decades:
Queen Elizabeth II (while not necessarily the greatest jewelry-fan, she just has to get a couple of Cullinan's out of their case to outdazzle the entire competition and she has some other lovely 'beads' as well)
Queen Silvia (effortlessly dazzling)

Recent rising stars:
Queen Maxima (starting to go through the entire dutch collection with obvious pleasure)
Camilla duchess of Cornwall (unexpected brilliance, especially with 'big guns')
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Old 10-25-2014, 09:49 PM
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I like Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia.
She was known as the grandest of the grand duchesses.
In her jewel collection there were emeralds, pearls, rubies, and diamonds.
Empress Elisabeth of Austria wore jewels very elegantly.
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Old 10-26-2014, 04:16 AM
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Without any doubt the Russian Grand Princesses (which is a better name than the English "Grand Duchesses") and the Tsaristic nobles like the Princesses Shuisky, Yusupov, Galitzine, Shakovskoi, Trubetskoi, Dolgorukov, Orlov, Potemkin, etc. Their splendour was so breathtaking that any "Western" royal or noble lady was definitely in their long shadow.

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