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Forum: Royal Jewels 01-05-2020, 07:23 AM
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Posted By muriel
A few factors at play, IMO: > Marina, as a...

A few factors at play, IMO:

> Marina, as a widow, had limited financial means for most of her life, and gradually sold items of value through her lifetime.

> She also had 3 children, so the...
Forum: Royal Jewels 01-05-2020, 07:16 AM
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Posted By muriel
If required, of course such agreements between...

If required, of course such agreements between the monarch of the day and the vendors could be reached. In the case of Juan Carlos and to a much lesser extent Carl Gustaf, the jewel purchases were...
Forum: Royal Jewels 01-05-2020, 01:25 AM
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Posted By muriel
The main line may well be able to afford to buy...

The main line may well be able to afford to buy back any jewellery that any other family member propose to sell, but would they want to buy back at the high prices that auctions can sometimes fetch?...
Forum: Royal Jewels 01-04-2020, 01:22 AM
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Posted By muriel
I agree with you. These jewels are just not of...

I agree with you. These jewels are just not of much use to the children of the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester. I think it is only a question of time before quite a lot of the Gloucester jewellery...
Forum: Royal Jewels 01-04-2020, 01:15 AM
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Posted By muriel
I am not sure that Prince and Princess Michael...

I am not sure that Prince and Princess Michael are substantially wealthier than the Duke and Duchess of Kent. It may just be a question of priorities.
Forum: Royal Jewels 01-04-2020, 01:14 AM
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Posted By muriel
Selling royal jewels are often a way to pay for...

Selling royal jewels are often a way to pay for the inheritance taxes due. That said and independent of the need to finance the inheritance tax payable, none of the Kent and Gloucester children will...
Forum: Royal Jewels 05-20-2019, 02:19 PM
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Posted By muriel
Also, the Duke and Duchess of Kent have sold...

Also, the Duke and Duchess of Kent have sold substantial pieces of jewellery belonging to Princess Marina, including the sapphire and diamond tiara, giranderole earrings and a very special bow brooch.
Forum: Royal Jewels 03-29-2016, 09:58 PM
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Posted By muriel
To me, the necklace looks like a fringe ,...

To me, the necklace looks like a fringe
, possibly the tiara used now by Princess Michael
Forum: Royal Jewels 11-13-2014, 03:05 PM
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Posted By muriel
Unlikely. It hardly has a royal provenance of...

Unlikely. It hardly has a royal provenance of significance.
Forum: Royal Jewels 11-13-2014, 12:43 PM
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Posted By muriel
I have no ideal why anybody would pay as much for...

I have no ideal why anybody would pay as much for that tiara.
Forum: Royal Jewels 10-09-2013, 09:10 AM
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Posted By muriel
She does have a collet collier, query whether...

She does have a collet collier, query whether that was assembled by extracting diamonds from the festoon tiara.
Forum: Royal Jewels 10-09-2013, 04:55 AM
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Posted By muriel
An interesting note on the Kent Festoon tiara ...

An interesting note on the Kent Festoon tiara

The Kent Pearl Festoon Tiara | A Tiara a Day...
Forum: Royal Jewels 02-19-2013, 08:22 AM
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Posted By muriel
Thats correct.

Thats correct.
Forum: Royal Jewels 11-30-2011, 04:59 AM
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Posted By muriel
Am I right in thinking that increasingly there...

Am I right in thinking that increasingly there are fewer return banquets, and increasingly there are a lot more banquets at the Guildhall hosted by the Lord Mayor, and often have the Gloucesters in...
Forum: Royal Jewels 11-29-2011, 09:39 AM
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Posted By muriel
My own view is that M-C put the pearls and...

My own view is that M-C put the pearls and brooches together for the evening. They probably were used differently prior to the event, and will probably be used differently going forward.
Forum: Royal Jewels 11-29-2011, 06:22 AM
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Posted By muriel
I actually thought M-C looked very grand, said in...

I actually thought M-C looked very grand, said in the nicest possible way. I think it is wonderful how creative she is with her jewels (eg, the necklace she put together for the wedding of Freddie...
Forum: Royal Jewels 11-29-2011, 06:20 AM
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Posted By muriel
You are quite right, the banquet is hosted by the...

You are quite right, the banquet is hosted by the Lord mayor. What I meant to say (and clearly did not word accurately) is that not often does M-C get the opportunity to be the senior most royal at...
Forum: Royal Jewels 11-24-2011, 10:53 AM
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Posted By muriel
Its not often that M-C gets to host an event...

Its not often that M-C gets to host an event related to a State visit, so I guess this is her opportunity to play the part. She also does not have any royal orders, so she does have to find her own...
Forum: Royal Jewels 11-24-2011, 04:10 AM
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Posted By muriel
President Of Turkey Abdullah Gul Speaks At The...

President Of Turkey Abdullah Gul Speaks At The Guildhall In (https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/president-of-turkey-abdullah-gul-speaks-at-the-guildhall-in-news-photo/134002537)

Note...
Forum: Royal Jewels 07-26-2010, 05:33 AM
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Posted By muriel
Angela - Many thanks for the information. The...

Angela - Many thanks for the information. The Cartier clips are lovely, and credit to M-C to convert them into such a wonderful necklace.
Forum: Royal Jewels 07-22-2010, 10:34 AM
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Posted By muriel
You will find it in the wedding thread (Other...

You will find it in the wedding thread (Other things royal) for Freddie and Sophie
Forum: Royal Jewels 07-21-2010, 10:18 AM
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Posted By muriel
Did we get to the bottom of the origins of the...

Did we get to the bottom of the origins of the pearl and sapphire necklace that Princess Michael wore at her sons wedding?
Forum: Royal Jewels 06-10-2010, 12:20 PM
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Posted By muriel
IMO, this is a classic example of Indian "Kundan"...

IMO, this is a classic example of Indian "Kundan" - which in essentially precious and semi-precious diamonds set in gold
Forum: Royal Jewels 06-04-2010, 03:58 AM
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Posted By muriel
Lovely pictures, many thanks. The...

Lovely pictures, many thanks.

The bracelets are wonderful - would anyboddy know if they belong to MC or if they have been borrowed? Has she been seen with them earlier ( I know the ring is hers)?
Forum: Royal Jewels 06-08-2009, 09:40 AM
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Posted By muriel
It does look lovely!

It does look lovely!
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