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Josefine 02-28-2003 04:00 AM

Grand Duchess Maria Teresa Jewellery
 
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Grand Duchess Maria Teresa

Last three pics from 2003

Fireweaver 09-06-2003 12:10 PM

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Royal Splendour
another from Danjel's wonderful site!

Fireweaver 05-26-2004 01:51 AM

I think she needs a new tiara. If Grand Duchess J-C isn't willing to part with the more impressive jewels, then Grand-Duke Henri should buy his wife a tiara to rival his mothers :)

USCtrojan 05-28-2004 01:08 AM

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Originally posted by Fireweaver@May 26th, 2004 - 12:51 am
I think she needs a new tiara. If Grand Duchess J-C isn't willing to part with the more impressive jewels, then Grand-Duke Henri should buy his wife a tiara to rival his mothers :)
Much agreed! She is now the Grand Duchess. I also think that the wedding congo belgian tiara should also be not exactly done with, but, that a new wedding tiara should imerge, maybe a new one for the future hereditary grand duchess?

stacy 08-10-2004 04:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Gabriella
I also have thought that Josephine Charlotte has maybe horded some of the other jewels---

don't know about that - the Luxembourg family doesn't seem to have that much jewellry - 5(?) tiaras - and some bracelets and necklaces which can be converted - and of those there are only two - the gigantic russian tiara and Josephine-Charlottes scroll tiara - which I can't remember having seen MariaTheresa wearing

bad_barbarella 09-10-2004 10:57 PM

I didnt realise they all wore tiaras... has alex ever worn one, i know shes still young

stacy 10-04-2004 11:34 AM

state visit from Portugal:

https://cf.geocities.com/cigarale4/VI...XEMBOURG/7.jpg

https://cf.geocities.com/cigarale4/VI...XEMBOURG/8.jpg

micas 10-07-2004 01:10 PM

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That tiara is new? Some1 have a close up?

Well, a very wonderful pic from a emerald tiara

Mia 10-08-2004 03:27 AM

That emerald tiara is made by Chaumet and in Art Deco style. Beautiful tiara. I like these large coloured stones.

According to Danjel's site the tiara was acquired in the time of GD Charlotte's wedding to Prince Felix of Bourbon-Parma.

Once again a tiara with a large diamond (below the emerald) which goes a bit wasted because of all the surrounding pavé setting of small melé. The large stone just doesn't stand out at all.

Here you can see several pictures of this very nice tiara:
https://nl.msnusers.com/RoyaltyDanjel...tartdecow.msnw

micas 10-08-2004 06:19 AM

Thanks, you are very nice

Cathérine Bergeyck 11-14-2004 01:25 PM

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one more from the Portuguese state visit

salma 01-18-2005 09:57 AM

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next tiara

rere 02-16-2005 12:27 AM

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Does any one new anything about MT's wedding ring? I think this is it?

HMQueenElizabethII 05-16-2005 02:58 AM

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1. Wedding of Prince Haakon in August 2001
2.State Visit to Spain
3.Official photo
All photos from Corbis:

Josefine 06-30-2005 11:47 AM

https://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...hmentid=163361
i found a photo

Cathérine Bergeyck 01-30-2006 04:55 AM

from Royals, a good view of her earrings, watch and ring

https://img90.imageshack.us/img90/977/0217zo.th.jpg

HMQueenElizabethII 03-03-2006 04:23 PM

Anyone know if GD Maria Teresa has ever worn any important Tiaras inherited from her mother-in-law GD Josephine-Charlotte?And also has she ever worn a brooch, or taken from a Tiara?

HRH Mims 04-23-2006 01:30 AM

I found photo of her engagement ring:

https://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...7&d=1136533784

On this photo you can see her necklace, earrings and brooch:

https://editorial.gettyimages.com/sou...56287419&cdi=0

Nice and original earrings:

https://editorial.gettyimages.com/sou...56197119&cdi=0
https://editorial.gettyimages.com/sou...53137544&cdi=0
https://editorial.gettyimages.com/sou...51262432&cdi=0
https://editorial.gettyimages.com/sou...=1466206&cdi=0

And here are pictures of her earrings with necklace:

https://editorial.gettyimages.com/sou...53134954&cdi=0
https://editorial.gettyimages.com/sou...=1468176&cdi=0

rere 04-24-2006 05:28 PM

The Grand Tiara
 
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A nice closeup picture of Maria Teresa and her jewelry at the Noordeinde Palace in The Hague, the Netherlands April 24, 2006.

Source: getty images

christinacg 04-24-2006 09:20 PM

^so regal looking! I'm glad she finally wore it.

GlitteringTiaras 04-24-2006 09:53 PM

It is a beautiful tiara but to me it looks a bit big for her head. Still beautiful.

Shadiyah2086 04-24-2006 10:01 PM

Didn't that tiara belong to her mother the late Grandduchess? I'm really suprised that she wore it. I think its too big for her but she looks very regal though.

gogm 04-25-2006 12:25 AM

The Other Jewelry In the Hague Picture
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by rere
A nice closeup picture of Maria Teresa and her jewelry at the Noordeinde Palace in The Hague, the Netherlands April 24, 2006.

Source: getty images

The brooch looks like one of Empress Eugenie's courant floral bodice pieces. Is it?

Also what is the carat weight of the necklace?

The tear drop earrings are spectacular! Wow!:)

rere 04-25-2006 12:27 AM

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I have seen pictures of Grand Duchess Charlotte and Grand Duchess Josephine-Charlotte wearing the tiara.

Grand Duchess Charlotte was the mother of Grand Duke Jean and died in 1985. Charlotte ruled after her sister Marie-Adélaïde was forced to abdicate in 1919. Charlotte abdicated in 1964 in favour of her son, Jean, who had then been regent for three years. I included her picture from Worldroots.com.

Grand Duchess Josephine-Charlotte was the wife of Jean and the mother of Henri and died in 2005.

Also, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa has not worn other jewelry that belongs to the family. Henri's brother's wife Sybilla is the only other family member to wear the Belgian Diamond Tiara. Grand Duchess Josephine-Charlotte was given that tiara that as a wedding present from the people of Belgium when she married prince Jean in 1953.

I don't know the carats in the necklace, but I think the necklace is the Congo Diamond Necklace Tiara. I included a picture of Maria Teresa on her wedding day. The diamond necklace was a wedding gift from the Belgian colony of the Congo to Princess Josephine-Charlotte of Belgium when whe married Jean of Luxembourg. The necklace as a wedding tiara was also worn by.Archduchess Marie-Astrid of Austria, Princess Margaretha of Liechtenstein, and Maria Terese Mestre (Source is Royalty Danjel).

gogm 04-25-2006 12:33 AM

Maria Teresa Wearing Heirlooms
 
A few years ago, I saw some speculation in TRF/LTR that Charlotte was denying Maria Teresa access to jewelry.

Margrethe II 04-25-2006 12:57 AM

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Originally Posted by gogm
A few years ago, I saw some speculation in TRF/LTR that Charlotte was denying Maria Teresa access to jewelry.

Maria Theresa & the late Josephine-Charlotte didn't always share a cosy relationship...

I believe Maria Theresa gave an interiew expressing her hurt by comments made by her mother in-law regarding her Cuban background or something along those lines...maybe someone with a better knowledge of that interview could asist? :)

As for the jewelry...a situation as was seen with the Dowager Tsarina Maria Fyodorovna & Tsarina Alexandra Fyodorovna...

The Dowager Grand Duchess wanting to maintain her right to wear the jewels whilst the reigning Grand Ducal Consort (upon her hsubands accession) was now the rightful wearer of the pieces.

Not a nice situation I believe.

"MII"

HRH Mims 04-26-2006 10:05 AM

Here are emerald jewels. Has anyone seen it?

https://img135.imagevenue.com/img.php...ER00158596.jpg
https://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...2&d=1146041016

HRHAmy 04-26-2006 08:38 PM

Wow, I've never seen her wear this one before. It's a very beautiful tiara though and I think we a puffier hairstyle is would've looked even better. But bravo on the tiara, very pretty.:)

https://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...4&d=1145914081

gogm 04-26-2006 10:47 PM

The left picture posted by Rere in #33 is almost southeast Asian or Indian looking. Very elaborate curves.

bluebess 04-26-2006 11:24 PM

Wow, what a gorgeous tiara and she looks wonderful. I do wish that she would wear this with a nice updo-to me it kind of looks like the tiara is sitting there very precariously with not much to hang on to.

Eliza 04-26-2006 11:59 PM

I love her tiara!!!! Stunning beyond words as with all her other jewels collections.

I've always wondered why the late GD didn't like MT? She a lovely person and has done alot for her country, her husband clearly adores her and together they've produced a bunch of wonderful kids... Beside, she always carry herself well.

If the rumours are true and she was denied the use of some of the jewels - like the diamond tiara - then, i'm glad that she now has access to them in her own rights as GD...

Ms Griffin 04-27-2006 09:49 PM

JC thought of her daughters-in-law as women who took her little boys away from her. Plus her children all married for love while the marriage between her and Jean was arranged. But while Sibilla was "at least" noble (or is she even royal?) Maria Teresa was "only" a commoner. A commoner who - in JC'eyes - was proceeding to take her boy away? Not good. She liked to call MT "La negrita" or "Little Cuban" in english like MII said. And when a couple years ago (in 2002 IIRC) Maria Teresa had some informal meeting with the press a journalist asked at the end a question and she broke down and said JC was spreading rumors Henri cheated on his wife. :mad: Of course it got out. No idea whether they all talked about it and sorted things finally out. But it must have been awful for MT. Just imagine having a mother-in-law and grandmother to your children no less who doesn't like you at all for 20 years! :eek:


And yes she looked stunning during the state visit. :) That tiara is very impressive.

HRH Mims 04-29-2006 03:54 PM

Old but very good picture of her pearl necklace:

https://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...8&d=1138633131

P.S. Thank you for info ms. Griffin!

HRH Mims 04-30-2006 01:16 AM

Photo from King Carl Gustafs birthday:

https://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...8&d=1146347846

soCal girl 07-01-2006 08:02 PM

A gorgeous necklace for her Silver Wedding Anniversary!

(From Polfoto):

https://img177.imageshack.us/img177/2...ecklac19tl.jpg

christinacg 07-01-2006 08:09 PM

I love her new necklace! Maybe an anniversary gift from Henri? It looks like it can be converted into a tiara. That would be a nice first tiara for Alexandra.

soCal girl 07-02-2006 10:58 PM

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Originally Posted by christinacg
I love her new necklace! Maybe an anniversary gift from Henri? It looks like it can be converted into a tiara. That would be a nice first tiara for Alexandra.

It does look like it could be converted into a tiara. It would be a beautiful tiara at that. I do also wonder what tiara Alexandra will get when she comes of age. In Luxembourg is that 18 or 21 or a different age?

Lovely pair of earrings, also from her Silver Wedding Anniversary celebrations. They're huge! (From P.P.E.)

https://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...9&d=1151835144

Prince of Chota 07-06-2006 12:32 AM

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Originally Posted by gogm
The left picture posted by Rere in #33 is almost southeast Asian or Indian looking. Very elaborate curves.

In fact it is very much European. Napoleonic, to be specific, with heavy influence of the Greek Revival. Note the classical order of the pattern, as opposed to more realistic floral designs on such tiaras as the Mellerio floral of Spanish Queen Sophia, and the deliberate symmetry of the Luxembourg tiara in contrast to Rococo designs like that of the Swedish Braganza tiara of Queen Silvia.

Prince of Chota 08-29-2006 03:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ms Griffin
But while Sibilla was "at least" noble (or is she even royal?) Maria Teresa was "only" a commoner. A commoner who - in JC'eyes - was proceeding to take her boy away? Not good. She liked to call MT "La negrita" or "Little Cuban" in english like MII said. And when a couple years ago (in 2002 IIRC) Maria Teresa had some informal meeting with the press a journalist asked at the end a question and she broke down and said JC was spreading rumors Henri cheated on his wife. :mad:

"La negrita" does not translate to "Little Cuban". :mad: For all the Spanish-speakers out there, I'm sure you know why I'm a little more than annoyed with Josephine-Charlotte for this one.

RachelD 08-29-2006 04:08 PM

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Originally Posted by soCal girl
A gorgeous necklace for her Silver Wedding Anniversary!

(From Polfoto):

https://img177.imageshack.us/img177/2...ecklac19tl.jpg

Yes, a very nice necklace....could this be the type that can be worn as a tiara? It definitly looks like it! Ohhh...I can just see it now....any pics anyone? Or is it a new necklace and that's all....?

HRH Mims 08-29-2006 04:14 PM

yeah. it is new. I think GD Henri gave this to MT on their anniversary-

HRH Mims 09-23-2006 07:14 AM

Pearl earrings and necklace, golden watches and rings from recent event:
https://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n...ervlet4fy8.jpg
https://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n...servletnm2.jpg

source: luxroyals- Polfoto
Does anyone know if that ring with black stone is her engament ring?

Shadiyah2086 11-02-2006 01:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by soCal girl
A gorgeous necklace for her Silver Wedding Anniversary!

(From Polfoto):

https://img177.imageshack.us/img177/2...ecklac19tl.jpg

Now that nekclace can be converted into a very nice tiara.

Sophus 03-22-2007 02:54 PM

From the state visit to Belgium it seems that MT has got a lot of new jewels (big brooch from gala dinner; demi-parure of diamonds and turquoises from the last night)...

Lucky woman!

:flowers:

rere 03-22-2007 03:14 PM

I think the turquoise necklace is new and the other ones are from the family's vault. I expect to see MT in more hidden gems, because JC mainly wore her favorite pieces.

Warren 03-23-2007 05:51 AM

It's hard to discuss the jewels she was wearing without a pic, so here's one...


Brussels, March 2007
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Warren 03-26-2007 04:57 AM

Diamonds!
 
Here's another pic from Brussels showing the grand Luxembourg tiara at it's best...


michelleq 03-26-2007 09:21 AM

Does anyone have a picture of the Turquoise Necklace?

Henri M. 03-26-2007 09:42 AM

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Originally Posted by michelleq
Does anyone have a picture of the Turquoise Necklace?

You can see the turquoise collier in all its sparkle in a video.

See link.

:flowers:

Jaya 04-13-2007 11:53 PM

The Real Jewel
 
For me Maria Teresa has always been the real jewel from the moment I saw pictures of her betrothal.She is one of the few royals that did not marry for the wrong reasons and will never divorce therefore for the right ones.
Her tiaras and necklaces look resplendent on her because Maria Teresa is the real jewel no matter what she wears.

Sophus 04-14-2007 04:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Jaya
She is one of the few royals that did not marry for the wrong reasons and will never divorce therefore for the right ones.

How do you know that?

:ermm:

Jackswife 04-14-2007 07:34 AM

I'm not an expert on M-T (having just really "discovered" the Grand Ducal family myself) but she does seem to have a real flair for wearing her jewels. I think it's rare that someone can wear something like that fabulous tiara and not have it overshadow the loosk and personality of the wearer but M-T seems to achieve that.:flowers:

Warren 04-17-2008 09:29 AM

Grand Duchess Marie Adelaide Tiara
 
Grand Duchess Maria Teresa in Sweden
Courtesy of Lorenzo at RJOTWMB

ayvee 04-17-2008 08:23 PM

Some info about the tiara MT wore and removed from RJOWMB:
Royal Jewels of the World Message Board: Luxembourg jewels
and when it was worn by the previous Grand Duchess:
Royal Jewels of the World Message Board: Re: The 'Faux pas-tiara'?

-Ayvee

Prince of Chota 04-17-2008 08:34 PM

Thanks, ayvee.

That sapphire (yes?) and diamond tiara is simply beautiful. That close-up picture reveals what artful craftmanship went into its creation. I'm absolutely in love with the depth of the leaves in the wreath pattern, not to mention the quality and size of the stones (!)...

I think that it's a very complimentary piece for MT. I think I've actually seen it on her before, though, I think some state visit to or from Portugal.

jcbcode99 04-17-2008 11:29 PM

I do think that Grand Duchess Maria Teresa is really a beautiful woman--she wears her jewels quite well--even that hideous art deco necklace set in squares she managed to make attractive--not an easy feat, mind you!
I've always thought that she and Henri make a striking couple. I'm so glad she has access to the family jewels now--althought as I recall the daughters wanted to auction off a large number of pieces.

Warren 04-18-2008 03:27 AM

I've removed some posts. Could we please keep the discussion to the topic of jewels and avoid further digressions into JC and MT's relationship or speculation about the family finances.

thanks :smile:
Warren
Royal Jewels moderator

Warren 04-18-2008 03:42 AM

Thanks Ayvee. Unlike TRF, the RJOTWMB posts aren't permanent so I'll put this one on the record:

Another tiara worn by the Grand Duchess in Sweden.
pic courtesy of AndrewCs from RJOTWMB.

jcbcode99 04-18-2008 09:11 AM

These two tiaras which MT wore in Sweden are really beautiful--the workmanship in each is remarkable. Are they set in platinum? Does anyone know?
The sapphire piece is really impressive, and it looks wonderful on MT! She wears these pieces wonderfully well. The all diamond tiara was, I believe a wedding present to JC and large central stone is an 8 carat diamond that can be worn as a ring.

sophie25 04-18-2008 06:38 PM

I noticed that in many of the older pics of J-C she is wearing two very long "strings" of diamonds that don't seem to resemble any of the necklaces I have seen M-T wear. I know that necklaces can be shortened but even the size of the stones look different to any of M-T's necklaces. I also want to say that in contrast to a previous post which remarked that the Luxembourg Royals don't have many jewels I think that they have a very impressive collection especially bearing in mind that they are a Grand Duchy and not a Kingdom.

P.S. I still havn't seen M-T's turquoises yet. Any pics?

Jackswife 04-21-2008 02:43 PM

Fantastic shot of MT in Sweden!:flowers: She looks regal without being stiff and the choker with the tiara is an especially nice style. Very fabulous!

Lady Bluffton 04-21-2008 07:33 PM

M-T should stay away from the chokers; they don't do anything for her neck except to accentuate her weight. Leave the chokers for her daughter (with her lovely swan-like neck).

Long chandelier style earrings alone with the tiaras would be much better for M-T.

Just my two cents.

Cheers!

RMB

bad_barbarella 05-10-2008 04:36 AM

I love her jewellrey :)

iowabelle 05-13-2008 03:35 PM

I have to agree, she shouldn't wear chokers. I have the same problem, I love them but they don't love me.

And I think MT's a lovely lady, regardless of her weight fluctuations, and usually a great dresser.

Lady Marmalade 05-13-2008 07:25 PM

HGDH has AMAZING jewels, some of necklaces she wears...myself and Thomas Parkham just goggle over with envy.... And since her mother-in-law passed, she has access to the whole treasure chest of them..

Warren 05-14-2008 08:25 AM

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Originally Posted by Lady Marmalade (Post 765401)
HGDH has AMAZING jewels..

HRH. She's been an HRH since marrying Henri. The younger sisters of GD Charlotte were HGDHs, but by marrying Felix of Bourbon-Parma Charlotte's children were born Royal as opposed to Grand Ducal. There are certain advantages in marrying up, even for a reigning monarch. :biggrin:

The last of the Luxembourg Grand Ducal Highnesses was Hilda, who died in 1979.

galatea_12 07-02-2008 12:28 AM

Hi! I made a picture compilation of all the tiaras posted in this forum worn by Maria Teresa. Could anyone please help me in identifying their names....

1. Grand Duchess Charlotte's Diamond Tiara / Luxembourg Empire Diamond Tiara
2. Emerald art deco tiara
3. Grand Duchess Marie Adelaide's Tiara
4. ????
5. Grand Duchess Joséphine's diamond scroll-work tiara
6. ????
7. ????
8. ????
9. ????

Feel free to correct me if I'm mistaken with the names I've posted.

Also the necklace on pic#6 is convertible to a tiara. I've seen a pic of Joséphine-Charlotte wearing it. Can anyone name it???

Has she worn other tiaras aside from the ones I've included above??

Thanks in advance....... :flowers:

auntie 07-08-2008 12:45 PM

I like the way GD Maria Theresa varies with her jewels, giving the impression of a much vaster collection, many jewels are worn as necklaces and vice versa, and even though not all are drop dead expensive, seh manages to carry them off graciously enough!:flowers:

jcbcode99 11-24-2008 11:26 PM

Do we have a new tiara, necklace, and earrings of turquoise?
[DNF] Fotoarchief Denieuwsfoto
https://www.ppe-agency.com/preview.ph...11-2008%20Gala
https://www.ppe-agency.com/preview.ph...11-2008%20Gala
https://www.ppe-agency.com/preview.ph...11-2008%20Gala

diamond bow brooch:
https://www.ppe-agency.com/preview.ph...11-2008%20Gala

rubies 11-25-2008 07:03 AM

I have seen the necklace and earrings before but not the tiara. I really love this set. The bow brooch...stunning!!! I'm not sure if I like the Duchess hair long and dark like that. I think she needs to keep it a little shorter with some highlights. I too have a round face and I think we need a little height to balance!! She does look beautiful though!!;)

Amy 11-25-2008 07:07 AM

I am not keen on this tiara, it looks too small on her.

Marengo 11-25-2008 04:00 PM

The tiara is nice actually, but since it looks so delicate it would suit a young woman better, I think it would have looked much better on Princess Alexandra for example. Nice to see that the Lux. RF is actually acquiring jewels these days, instead of trying to sell them like a two years ago ;).

sgl 11-25-2008 08:06 PM

I like this set, but I think that the tiara would have looked much nicer with her hair worn in an updo.

jcbcode99 11-25-2008 09:57 PM

I love a nice turquoise parue--and I think that GDMT certainly looks nice in the stone, but I have to agree with sql--she needed to sweep that hair up and position the tiara a bit better. However, is nice to see a new tiara in a royal family. This doesn't seem to happen too often. I think it's a lovely piece, personally.

Lady Marmalade 12-01-2008 10:43 PM

I like the parure...but I agree, cut the hair, layer it and highlight it like she had a few years ago. I know, I sound mean, but that chic hairstyle worked so well on her, with her tiaras too!

Josefine 06-15-2009 03:07 PM

i tought that i would post a video with many photos but also many photos with her jewllery
from youtube
YouTube - Maria Teresa Grand Duchess of Luxembourg

rubies 06-15-2009 06:54 PM

Wow! Thanks for the video link. MT is so beautiful and elegant. I have always loved her style, but the jewels........MAGNIFICENT!!:biggrin:

Forgive me as I'm just learning about this but where are all the jewels from Luxembourg from. I have been reading about JC and MT's relationship but I'm a little lost as to the origin of these jewels. Belgium? They really have quite a treasure trove. Does anyone know the" Luxembourg for dummies" version for someone just learning?

4Pam 01-07-2010 04:46 AM

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Originally Posted by rere (Post 425936)
A nice closeup picture of Maria Teresa and her jewelry at the Noordeinde Palace in The Hague, the Netherlands April 24, 2006.

Source: getty images

WOW!!! Those are Impressive. She should wear those more often... Like say if Victoria's wedding is a tiara event she should really wear that.

jcbcode99 04-16-2010 07:41 PM

Wearing the glorious emerald tiara, emerald choker, and emerald bracelet on Day 2 of Queen Margrethe's birthday galas:
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jcbcode99 04-16-2010 07:51 PM

If you go to this site, click on Events, and click on 16-04-2010 Gala you will find some wonderful pics of her wearing the floral tiara, with a lovely brooch at the waist. She looks exceptional and I find her to be so elegant--she's a woman we can all relate to. I think she's one of the loveliest Royal ladies there is.

PPE Agency

rubies 04-16-2010 08:48 PM

GDuchess Teresa's jewels are some of my favorites, or do I say that about everyones!!

Warren 04-17-2010 07:28 AM

A better picture: Emerald Parure

Cat lover 04-24-2010 03:39 PM

I really like this lady. She appears very down to earth. Her jewels are lovely. I can identify with her too, like her I have a rollercoaster weight problem. Like her I too have Latin blood and I also have mother in law problems.

4Pam 04-24-2010 05:01 PM

All I can say about MT's jewelry is: WOW! Those emeralds are amazing! I can't wait to see what she'll dig out of her vaults for Victoria's wedding.

OT: is she wearing her wedding ring on her right finger? I noticed that she's wearing an emerald ring on her left finger, which I'm assuming is part of the emerald set she is wearing.

Katrianna 04-25-2010 12:27 AM

The Royal Family of Luxembourg has an amazing collection of jewels.

Lumutqueen 06-19-2010 02:25 PM

The Swedish Wedding.
Picture details

auntie 06-19-2010 04:45 PM

I personally hate it when MT wears the Imperial tiara, as magnificent as it is it just is wrong for her with her height and weight being as it is.

salma 06-19-2010 05:00 PM

I never like this tiara it´s so big.

Tilia C. 06-19-2010 05:25 PM

I think she also had some brooches or diamond hairclips at the back of her head. But all in all her look wasn't too successful. Somehow the proportions of the tiara didn't fit her hairstyle, her outfit, everything. Maybe this tiara is simply meant for a taller women. But MT seemed dwarfed by the jewel.

Maura724 06-19-2010 07:45 PM

Wow, that's just way too big. Looks like part of a costume rather than like a priceless royal jewel.

Isabel 06-19-2010 09:31 PM

She definitely gets points for bringing out the major bling for the wedding, but the tiara doesn't look great on her today. I don't think that she should do away with wearing it completely. It suits her with the right hairstyle.

dazzling 06-20-2010 04:38 AM

Beautiful tiara IMO, love all the work on it but it is a big too much.
The tiara wouldve worken perfectly if there was not much going on with the dress, you really dont know where to look. I like how the necklace was kept simple.

amedea 06-20-2010 07:53 AM

The tiara is stunning and it looks good on MT, IMO

Rascal 06-20-2010 08:17 AM

I have to agree with the critics on the presentation at the Swedish wedding. I think MT is a beautiful woman. I also believe she is probably a very nice person based on what we have seen. But she makes unfortunate choices, particularly when she is carrying more weight. Maybe it looked better without the wrapped (which was really more like a chiffon cloak) tied all around her, but I doubt it.

As far as the tiara...I find it to be a clunky, overdone piece completely lacking in elegance...even when not worn. On previous Grand Duchesses, it has worked because they had slimmer figures, long necks and, even with Margaretha and Charlotte's shorter hairstyle, a body height that can match the height required for this piece.

Unfortunately, MT doesn't recognize that this piece may be the most important and most impressive of the Luxembourg collection but it is completely wrong for her in scale and size. She cannot change her height, the length of ner neck, and even if she lost weight to match any of the previous wearers, it would still look wrong because it would look like it is weighing her down.

As others have said, she probably chose to honor the occasion and Swedish house with the most impressive piece, but I believe her presence, in an appropriately proportioned tiara would have been a suitable tribute. Her personality and heart are as impressive...she doesn't need this much bling.

agami.pearl 06-20-2010 09:11 AM

I like this tiara, is so regal, but not with this delicate dress and not with this hairstyle. Apart of the tiara, the rest of jewelery was great. It's Congo necklace?

NoorMeansLight 06-20-2010 09:33 AM

The Imperial tiara may look magnificent and regal, but it looked a bit funny on M-T, if I may say so. I'm not too keen on this necklace, but I absolutely loved her earrings!

irishthanhy 06-23-2010 03:52 AM

I don't think it's the tiara on her so much as it's a bad hairstyle for the tiara. Two pictures of her wearing it to a 2007 Belgium State Visit were posted earlier in this thread (page 3: link and link) and it appears she wore it then with some success. That being said the first picture posted here (page 2: link)of her wearing it thread was not that impressive. I think the hair (and probably the fussy dress) killed it. Considering her dress I think the Grand Duchess Marie Adelaide's Tiara would have been better.

4Pam 06-23-2010 07:11 AM

https://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...4&d=1145914081

it looks lopsided in this picture or head is tilted?

Isabel 06-23-2010 11:51 AM

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Originally Posted by irishthanhy (Post 1101068)
I don't think it's the tiara on her so much as it's a bad hairstyle for the tiara. Two pictures of her wearing it to a 2007 Belgium State Visit were posted earlier in this thread (page 3: link and link) and it appears she wore it then with some success. That being said the first picture posted here (page 2: link)of her wearing it thread was not that impressive. I think the hair (and probably the fussy dress) killed it. Considering her dress I think the Grand Duchess Marie Adelaide's Tiara would have been better.


I have to agree with you. The hair made a huge difference. It just looked awful with that hairstyle. I almost seems like MT just didn't care and told the stylist to just put it on her head and be done with it.

snowflower 08-07-2010 05:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Warren (Post 1069943)
A better picture: Emerald Parure

Is it this a "real" parure or it was made from different matching pieces? I only ask because I have seen a picture of Queen Astrid where I believe she is wearing the necklace as a bracelet and if I am correct this would mean that it came with J-C to Luxembourg, right?


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