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Title: Do you have a dream tiara?
Post by: saqsay1 on March 09, 2010, 07:30:03 PM
while reading through one of the other posts. some of you folks were talking about wanting a real tiara. well i to have always wanted a real tiara. so today i was looking at pictures of some online. i think the royals have the nicest ones, but i can dream can't i?
anyway, i was wondering if anyone else out there had a favorite 'dream' tiara?

this one is one of my favs. Princess Margaret wore it at her wedding.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 09, 2010, 07:31:11 PM
close up
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Post by: greeneyedbass on March 09, 2010, 08:57:37 PM
I've always liked the Spencer family tiara that Lady Diana wore when she married Prince Charles.


 
 
 
 
 
 
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Post by: Trinkette on March 10, 2010, 12:07:51 PM
Hummm, I'm not really up on tiaras... on the other hand, some of my pets seem to be quite well versed on the subject.  ;)

I'll research and get back to you. Meanwhile, Red the Bull makes this contribution:

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff140/punankyrie/BigRedDoubleCrownClose.jpg)

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Post by: saqsay1 on March 10, 2010, 12:10:44 PM
oh come now trinkette, weren't you one of the ones who wanted a tiara?  >:D
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Post by: Trinkette on March 10, 2010, 12:38:40 PM
Yes... however, as I cruise the tiara stores, I've yet to find one that works for me.  ::)

Actually, I've come to the conclusion that tiaras are an interesting lot all around. Inevitably, what looks splendid in the display case (or on the auction block), looks not-so-splendid on the head. Really, I LOVE looking at tiaras as art in of themselves. Yet, to me, they never look as beautiful when they are worn. So many times, they look unbalanced or awkward, perched atop someone's head. Like, the tiara is wearing the person, not the other way around. And, sometimes the hairstyle works, sometimes most definitely not. Liz Taylor did a good job wearing one of hers. Actually, Princess Di looked more natural in hers as well.

I do remember one in particular. I'm trying to find a photo. May take awhile (or a few days). I'll be back with it.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 10, 2010, 12:48:31 PM
i think i know what you mean about the tiara wearing the person. i found this photo of prince charles and the duchess of cornwall. while it looks ok, it does kind of wear her. i also wonder if this is a loaner from the queen.
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Post by: Trinkette on March 10, 2010, 01:01:22 PM
Here it is. I've always liked French Empress Eugenie's tiara. Lovely and understated. I first saw a photo of this YEARS ago, before I had ANY real interest in jewelry. For some reason, out of ALL the tiaras, past and present, this one stays in my mind. Perhaps it is because the piece seems so perfect and appropriate for her. Isn't that the point?

Trivia note: Empress Eugenie made news all over Europe when she wore a green gown (I believe the one in the painting) that had, for the FIRST time, a green dye in the fabric that did not appear to "fade" and loose its color under gas light (ie, at night). This was big news in the world of fashion, and a HUGE coup for the dye manufacturer that came up with the pigment.

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff140/punankyrie/FranceEmpressEugnieTiaraTnTlarge.jpg)

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff140/punankyrie/empress-eugenie-wearing-the-pearl-a.jpg)

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff140/punankyrie/Empress-Eugenie.jpg)
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Post by: Trinkette on March 10, 2010, 01:05:21 PM
 :rotflmao:
Ahahahahahaha! Saqsay, I knew the photo you meant even before it downloaded here. It always cracks me up. Her hair has to be so BIG just to "fit" the tiara...  Like Bozo hair. To me, she looks like a kid playing dress-up. Really, regardless what one thinks of that particular piece, I don't think our lady is the "tiara type."
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Post by: Trinkette on March 10, 2010, 01:08:40 PM
There are some beautiful antique Fabergé and Cartier tiaras that I really love. Again, I'm not sure that I'd love them as much with someone underneath them...
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Post by: Trinkette on March 10, 2010, 01:30:20 PM
I love this piece because it looks strong and frail at the same time. Elegant and proud. Haughty and demure. It is heavy and weightless, with gobsmacking diamonds. In the photo, the negative spaces are just as intriguing as the gems themselves.  I just can't get enough of it. My favorite of all the diamond tiaras, I think.

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff140/punankyrie/Fabergesavoytiara.jpg)
Fabergé
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Post by: Trinkette on March 10, 2010, 01:40:26 PM
(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff140/punankyrie/fifetiara.jpg)
Cartier
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Post by: Trinkette on March 10, 2010, 01:42:38 PM
(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff140/punankyrie/1marie-therese-duc-d-angouleme-emer.jpg)
Marie-Therese's diamond and emerald tiara
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Post by: Trinkette on March 10, 2010, 01:44:15 PM
(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff140/punankyrie/CartierEssextiara.jpg)
Cartier Essex
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 10, 2010, 02:08:53 PM
it's funny you picked that emerald one. when i was looking for tiaras to post on this thread i couldn't find that one even though i had seen it recently. great choice on all of those! now if only david would make a DBL tiara hint hint nudge nudge
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 10, 2010, 02:13:59 PM
another emerald and diamond tiara that i wouldn't mind owning
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 10, 2010, 04:06:20 PM
sophie the countess of wessex other tiara. i confess that i had never seen this piece before i started searching royal tiaras.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 10, 2010, 04:07:28 PM
it also converts into a necklace and the centerstone is removable.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 10, 2010, 04:09:37 PM
here is the "other" spencer family tiara. Diana never wore this one, i can't understand why. i was lucky enough to see this one when i went to Althorp to see the Diana exhibition a few years ago.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 10, 2010, 04:13:51 PM
oops. here it is.
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Post by: ebedner on March 10, 2010, 05:34:47 PM
This is my all time fave tiara.  I think it suits my short hair.  LOL

(http://www.vam.ac.uk/vastatic/microsites/tiaras/images/diamond_sapphire.jpg)
This was designed by Prince Albert for Queen Victoria.

And this Russian one comes in a close 2nd:
(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a192/ebedner/Jewelry/russian.jpg)
The Grand Duchess Vladimir's Tiara, c. 1870
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Post by: oldmancoyote on March 10, 2010, 06:45:46 PM
:rotflmao:
Ahahahahahaha! Saqsay, I knew the photo you meant even before it downloaded here. It always cracks me up. Her hair has to be so BIG just to "fit" the tiara...  Like Bozo hair. To me, she looks like a kid playing dress-up. Really, regardless what one thinks of that particular piece, I don't think our lady is the "tiara type."


More like the bridle (and scold) type...
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 10, 2010, 07:06:34 PM
what do you mean by that OMC?


here is another Bozo type tiara.............
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 10, 2010, 07:08:16 PM
ebedner.... good choice! very tasteful and i love that assher sapphire.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 10, 2010, 07:09:50 PM
i found this one on a royalty site. i think its lovely. i love the fleur de lis.
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Post by: oldmancoyote on March 10, 2010, 07:59:51 PM
what do you mean by that OMC?


here is another Bozo type tiara.............
CPB-W is very "horsey" - both in looks and attitudes, so she'd perhaps like more a bridle than a tiara. And she does give me the impression of being rather tough... hence the reference to a scold's bridle. An altogether different type of head fixture which at times would fit her (and perhaps her husband) better than a tiara.

Just me being more convoluted than usual...

I need to scan and post a couple of nice tiaras pictures. T - how did you know they are by Faberge and Cartier?
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Post by: Trinkette on March 10, 2010, 09:27:02 PM
OMC, here's a "safe," non-jewelry forum/vendor/blogger link for a brief about the Fabergé tiara.

http://www.hmnspress.org/Press_FullStory.aspx?contentid=440


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Post by: Trinkette on March 10, 2010, 09:28:41 PM
I can see that I'm going to have to purchase that big coffee table Tiara book.  ::)
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 10, 2010, 10:04:04 PM
what do you mean by that OMC?


here is another Bozo type tiara.............
CPB-W is very "horsey" - both in looks and attitudes, so she'd perhaps like more a bridle than a tiara. And she does give me the impression of being rather tough... hence the reference to a scold's bridle. An altogether different type of head fixture which at times would fit her (and perhaps her husband) better than a tiara.

Just me being more convoluted than usual...

poor Camilla. well i admit i am not a huge fan of hers, but i do believe in true love. i think she makes him happy.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 10, 2010, 10:07:13 PM
heres a Harry Winston. i don't know when it was made but maybe D helped select the stones???
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Post by: Diamondsbylauren on March 10, 2010, 10:12:01 PM
I remember that order, it was a nightmare!

20,000 x .01ct 15,000  .015ct.
The counting the sorting, working my fingers to the bone......
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 10, 2010, 10:26:53 PM
i'm sure it was pure torture  ;D
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Post by: Trinkette on March 11, 2010, 08:02:24 AM
Poor David, such a hard worker bee.

Ebedner, I meant to write yesterday that I adore your two picks. Not sure which I like most. Both are exquisite. I'd seen the Russian one and couldn't download it. However, the Queen Vic sapphire tiara eluded me until your post. I'll take one of each, please.  ;D

Saqsay, I know there are a few out there with conversion capabilities, however, in concept, that just doesn't do it for me. A tiara should remain a tiara, period. Somehow, when I see it on the Countess Sophie's neck, I can't help but try to piece it back together as a tiara. Not good. Plus, it seems so... thrifty. Somehow, it just doesn't seem right thinking of royal jewels as "practical." Kind of like a sleep sofa... convenient, yes. However, I'm sure most of us who have one would really rather have two separate pieces of furniture.
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Post by: oldmancoyote on March 11, 2010, 08:42:06 AM
Especially most of us who have (had) to sleep on one...
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 11, 2010, 09:48:47 AM
omc, don't you own a piece of a tiara? isn't it a clip or brooch?

Tinkette, i think even the royals had to be practical. i know some of Queen Elizabeth's Tiara's are convertable into necklaces and some of here tiaras the stones can be changed. now you have me off a a new quest *sigh*
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 11, 2010, 09:58:58 AM
here is one of the Queen's tiaras that the stones can be changed
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 11, 2010, 09:59:37 AM
same tiara with pearls
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Post by: Trinkette on March 11, 2010, 10:09:07 AM
Well, I suppose swapping out the stones is OK.  ::)  However, I'm still not sold on the convertible crown/necklace. In the end, neither one seems to look quite right. And, if I were HER (whomever she may be) I'd hold out for the TWO, distinct, pieces.  >:D

I've seen another similar tiara with the interlocking circle design (the over-under linking pattern was different)... can't seem to remember where. Or, perhaps this is a copy of the original? Anyway, I like the overall design.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 11, 2010, 10:26:35 AM
here is the russian fringe tiara that was given by Queen Mary to Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, who gave it to her daughter Princess Elizabeth, who the loaned it to princess Anne for her wedding day. oh those thrifty royals.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 11, 2010, 10:27:44 AM
Princess Elizabeth
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 11, 2010, 10:28:33 AM
princess anne
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 11, 2010, 10:29:33 AM
and finally the fringe as a necklace.
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Post by: Trinkette on March 11, 2010, 06:58:03 PM
In a weird sort of way, I think Princess Anne managed that one best.
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Post by: oldmancoyote on March 11, 2010, 07:05:04 PM
Although Margaret remains the prettiest girl of the lot.

saqsay1: yes, I have a centre clip by Cartier London, which was most likely made for a tiara in 1937.

OMC, here's a "safe," non-jewelry forum/vendor/blogger link for a brief about the Fabergé tiara.

No, sorry, what I meant is how did you guess that the photos I was going to scan were of F & C pieces? You read minds?
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Post by: Trinkette on March 11, 2010, 07:17:10 PM
OHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Nope, I don't read minds. That would be a fun little skill to have.   ;D

There is a Cartier out there that I like and I didn't find during my quick browse, perhaps you have it... (there, feel needed now)? The one I posted is lovely, however, not quite my favorite. Pretty classic though.
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Post by: Trinkette on March 11, 2010, 07:18:48 PM
Of course, the obvious response is: Great Minds think alike...  :angel:
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Post by: oldmancoyote on March 11, 2010, 07:23:29 PM
OHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Nope, I don't read minds. That would be a fun little skill to have.   ;D

There is a Cartier out there that I like and I didn't find during my quick browse, perhaps you have it... (there, feel needed now)? The one I posted is lovely, however, not quite my favorite. Pretty classic though.

I always feel needy  >:D. I have just bought one absolutely fabulous thing - not a tiara, but to give you an idea of how good this thing is, the dealer bought it at 3 pm today, and at 5.30 I had bought it off him, but I can't put my mitts on it for another couple of months, while it is being researched and restored.

The scans have to wait until Saturday (if my home scanner decides to work)
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Post by: Trinkette on March 11, 2010, 07:46:27 PM
Oh phooey. Already I am envious. *SIGH*



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Post by: saqsay1 on March 11, 2010, 09:31:19 PM
i can't wait to see what you bought OMC, it must be good. and next time you kicked out onto the couch, i have a (ahem) place for you to sleep  :-*
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 11, 2010, 09:33:25 PM
i don't know who made this one, but i like it for a Christmas tiara. I could have gotten married in this one.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 11, 2010, 09:34:49 PM
this one is kinda pretty too.
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Post by: GIAGirl on March 12, 2010, 01:52:20 AM
I have a real tiara...but it is not anything like those. 
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Post by: GIAGirl on March 12, 2010, 01:58:36 AM
(http://www.wartski.com/Cartier%20Tiara%20diamond.jpg)
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Post by: GIAGirl on March 12, 2010, 01:59:00 AM
This one would do...
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Post by: GIAGirl on March 12, 2010, 02:00:03 AM
(http://www.alexanderpalace.org/palace/img/27jewelstiara.jpg)
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Post by: GIAGirl on March 12, 2010, 02:02:21 AM
There is one with turquoise that I always thought could be my dress down tiara.  HA!
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Post by: GIAGirl on March 12, 2010, 02:05:58 AM
(http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/img-thing?.out=jpg&size=l&tid=13133510)
This would be my "hey let's go get some beers on a Saturday" tiara.
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Post by: Trinkette on March 12, 2010, 07:16:20 AM
GIAGirl, I KNEW you'd have a tiara! Love the go-get-beer tiara.   :icon_thumleft:
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Post by: oldmancoyote on March 12, 2010, 10:39:05 AM
The new arrival... (well, OK, in a while)
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 12, 2010, 11:09:40 AM
GIA girl......... what are the stats on your tiara and where did you get it?

OMC- what is it? a clip from a tiara? i confess to be a sucker for emeralds.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 12, 2010, 11:21:15 AM
i declare turqoise tiaras the appropriate attire for consuming large quantities of beer!!!
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Post by: Trinkette on March 12, 2010, 12:18:04 PM
Since we're on a roll here: I saw this at the Smithsonian and I couldn't take my eyes off it because, although the turquiose is exquisite, something just seemed off when I was looking at the piece (beautiful as it is). Sure enough, I learned that the original emeralds were removed by VCA during the mid-1900's and sold individually (thank YOU, VCA  ::) ). Then, VCA replaced the missing emeralds with the Persian turquoise. Ahhh well. This silver and diamond and emerald-now-turquoise tiara was a gift from Napoleon to wife No. II, Marie Louise. Gorgeous piece.

GIAGirl, can I come for beer with you? We may need to setp-up to a wine bar...

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff140/punankyrie/Napoleon_crown_marie-louise.jpg)
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Post by: Trinkette on March 12, 2010, 12:20:44 PM
Saqsay, in what kind of lighting was your photo of the Marie-Louise taken?
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 12, 2010, 12:23:27 PM
same tiara trinkette. don't i get an offer to drink with you?  :tantrum2:

i don't know the lighting. funny though as mine looks like yellow gold. it would have been amazing with the emeralds.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 12, 2010, 12:25:37 PM
here is my contribution for semi precious stoned tiaras.
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Post by: Trinkette on March 12, 2010, 12:26:01 PM
Here's my photo... you may have the tiara. I'll take the little necklace.  :angel:

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff140/punankyrie/NapoleonNecklaceandDiadem.jpg)
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Post by: Trinkette on March 12, 2010, 12:27:03 PM
Oh, I LIKE the amethyst. Very good. Shoud be sufficient for a beer or two.  ;)
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Post by: Trinkette on March 12, 2010, 12:28:31 PM
OMC, I believe it is time for you to offer up some information regarding your latest acquisition.  :-*
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 12, 2010, 12:34:23 PM
my idea of apprpriate beer drinking attire GIA girl, saqsay,trinkette going out for a night on the town  ;D
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Post by: titania on March 12, 2010, 01:47:47 PM
gasp -- OMC -- qu'est-ce que c'est??
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Post by: oldmancoyote on March 12, 2010, 06:35:05 PM
It's not a tiara clip, but it IS a clip by Cartier, circa 1925, with a carved jade (which may have been cut off an older Chinese carved jade piece - I need to look at it more carefully), lapis and diamonds.

It belonged to a Mrs. Morse, Chicago, who decided to have her name engraved on it (fortunately not in a visible position), and at some point the original clip fitting was replaced with a pin - but it will be restored back once I get confirmation from Cartier of the shape and material employed.
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Post by: GIAGirl on March 14, 2010, 05:23:51 AM
my idea of apprpriate beer drinking attire GIA girl, saqsay,trinkette going out for a night on the town  ;D

Isn't that what everyone wears to drink beer?

I don't really know the stats on the tiara.  I will ask my mom.  She provided the stones and her good friend made it as a wedding present for the wedding that did not take place.  My idea was to put two other sides to a pearl clasp on either end so it would sort of make an insert that you would wear on pearls and then take off when you wanted to wear the pearls by themselves. 

To be honest, there is some pain associated with it, so it sits in the bank.  It makes me a little sad.  Can you imagine, diamonds making me sad?  MFP will be over in a while to wash my mouth out with soap.
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Post by: Trinkette on March 14, 2010, 11:27:53 AM
Awww, GIA Girl, I am sorry about the wedding that did not take place.  :-[  However, it really is better than what may have happened...

Many moons ago, my best girlfriend married the wrong guy for her, and about two years into the marriage, they divorced. We never talk about him, the wedding, or the marriage (BTW, she remarried later). However, on the rare occasion we need to mention the first marriage, it is always regrettably referred to as "The Event That Never Happened."

So, chin-up, GIA Girl. Wear your tiara with joy because you've been spared THAT distinctive event. Remember, your precious tiara was made out of love for YOU and you alone. Associate it with its creators and givers-to-you, not The Event That Never Happened.

Now, go get your precious sparkly out of the bank and start thinking of ways to reinvent your lovely gift. I'm going to call Miss Fancy Pants now... :-*
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Post by: Trinkette on March 14, 2010, 11:29:33 AM
Exciting project, OMC. I'm thinking Mrs. OMC already may have a pair of earrings that match quite well...?
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 14, 2010, 12:18:35 PM
I am sorry GIA that a tiara could bring you sad memories. it was sweet of your relatives to make it for you though. :Flowers2:

i rather like that title- "the even that never happened" for a 2 year marriage. I'll bet there are a lot of those out there.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 14, 2010, 12:19:51 PM
on a happier note. this one is nice.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 14, 2010, 12:27:02 PM
or maybe this one
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Post by: joia on March 15, 2010, 06:40:10 AM
The best tiara for me of all times was the one that Princess Margaret bought for her wedding, the Poltimore? I think, has anyone got a pic?
She was a dream, a simple silk organza dress and THAT tiara, but I don´t think anyone else could wear it like the beautiful Margaret Rose.
I rather like the one that Clotilde of Savoy wore for her wedding too and the beautiful ruby one given to Princess Mary of Denmark.
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Post by: Trinkette on March 15, 2010, 07:46:40 AM
Joia, for the Poltimore, see page one, post one of this thread.  :D
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Post by: joia on March 15, 2010, 09:23:57 AM
OK OK, I was still half asleep.....
How could I miss it?   P. Margaret´s children sold It, does anyone know where it went, just in case I become an unexpected billionaire and want it for my collection. LOL:
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 15, 2010, 09:26:51 AM
hi joia. i think it went to someone in japan. while researching tiaras i happened to come across that info. i think it sold for 200,000 or 300,000. do you have that much lying around the house?
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 15, 2010, 09:29:07 AM
Princess Margaret was no doubt a beautiful bride. i loved her dress too. speaking of beautiful brides, how about Princess Grace.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 15, 2010, 09:30:39 AM
i couldn't find a close up of her wedding tiara, but this is princess grace's tiara. or one of them.
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Post by: joia on March 15, 2010, 11:32:36 AM
hi joia. i think it went to someone in japan. while researching tiaras i happened to come across that info. i think it sold for 200,000 or 300,000. do you have that much lying around the house?

I might have to turn out a few pockets to see if I have any left over change.
I wonder if anyone is going to wear the tiara or just have it to gloat over on occasional visits to the bank.

I love Princess Grace´s dress, oh I forgot, the tiara isn´t bad either.....
LOL.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 15, 2010, 04:15:52 PM
now that i think more about it, i wonder why in the world Princess Margaret's children would sell something like that? after all, they are royals and you would think they would want to keep important jewels in the family. how bad can your finances be when your aunt is the Queen?
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 15, 2010, 04:45:32 PM
this is another photo of camilla Duchess of Cornwalls tiara as seen in the 1st page of this thread. i just thought you all might find it interesting that this is actually a very historical piece and was rarely seen until given by the queen to camilla.
this is called the delhi durbar tiara and was made for Queen Mary for the coronation of King George V and Queen Mary when they became Emperor and Empress of India.
It was worn with a crimson and ermine cap underneath and at one time actually held diamonds cut from the cullinan diamond.  ok, i think i will go gag now. :-\
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 15, 2010, 04:47:14 PM
i guess i have to admit that it is a nice tiara.  8)
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Post by: joia on March 16, 2010, 03:15:48 AM
i guess i have to admit that it is a nice tiara.  8)

Very pretty, a bit understated but I think I could live with that.... :gimi: :gimi: :gimi:
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Post by: oldmancoyote on March 16, 2010, 05:37:33 PM
Just remove the cauliflower from under it...
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 16, 2010, 05:41:25 PM
say OMC, what do you with all the clips you buy? does the wife wear them? or are they just for collecting? or are you going to make a tiara once you have fitted them together?  ;D
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Post by: oldmancoyote on March 16, 2010, 05:55:07 PM
The wife definitely wears them - though not all of them at once. And they are so different in style that a tiara would look such a hotch-potch... perhaps Camilla might like it ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 16, 2010, 05:57:31 PM
heres another picture of HRH wearing the Queen mothers boucheron tiara. also, the british tabloids dubbed her the "Duchess of Diamonds" after she appeared at a function wearing this diamond necklace. it must be nice to be the favored wife.....
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Post by: oldmancoyote on March 16, 2010, 06:02:39 PM
I shall refrain from commenting...
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 16, 2010, 06:07:07 PM
LOL. the HRH stands for something else. think bridles.
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Post by: oldmancoyote on March 16, 2010, 06:23:08 PM
Horse, Reins and Harness?
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 16, 2010, 06:55:36 PM
actually i was thinking Her Royal Horseyness.  ;D
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Post by: Trinkette on March 16, 2010, 07:13:41 PM
Looks like she can scarcely contain her glee. I don't know, wearing ALL those diamonds, combined with the unshy neckline, and her expression... it seems a bit uncouth for some reason. Can't quite put my finger on it. Oh well. Lucky Camilla.
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Post by: Sparkly-OCD on March 16, 2010, 09:59:32 PM
Camilla is finally in the position she has coveted for decades.  A Cheshire cat grin would hardly be appropriate for HRH.   :smarty:
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 16, 2010, 11:50:23 PM
not a great photo, if i remember correctly, this is part of the greek crown jewels. it has five large cabochon emeralds.
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Post by: titania on March 17, 2010, 07:25:31 AM
gruesome.
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Post by: titania on March 17, 2010, 10:03:16 AM
...meaning the previous pix, not your greek crown, sagsay!!
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 17, 2010, 11:05:53 AM
poor camilla. she certainly takes a beating. i'm still waiting for mrs mitchell to pipe in. being in scotland, i wonder what she thinks of her?
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 17, 2010, 11:23:06 PM
this one looks like a classic
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 17, 2010, 11:25:49 PM
this one on the other hand..... i'm not sure about?
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Post by: oldmancoyote on March 18, 2010, 12:59:42 AM
Um - pig's head with bay leaf flavouring?
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Post by: Trinkette on March 18, 2010, 09:40:25 AM
I'm sorry, I can't help myself...  :rotflmao:
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 18, 2010, 10:03:46 AM
big and gaudy?
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 18, 2010, 10:05:06 AM
now that i look at the one above more closely. it looks like the perfect piece for the Evil Queen in snow white.
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Post by: oldmancoyote on March 18, 2010, 10:36:50 AM
You mean the one including the Evil Queen (with bay leaf side order), or the one right above? Is it coloured diamonds? There seem to be pinks and yellows in there...
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Post by: Mrs Mitchell on March 18, 2010, 10:43:22 AM
I would take any of them! You could always have the nicer of the stones re-mounted, right?!

I love tiaras. My biggest wedding regret is that I didn't spend the £350 and rent myself a Georgian rose cut tiara as planned. At the time, it seemed extravagent, since I couldn't keep it, but I wish I'd done it! Would have made for wedding pics I'd actually want to look at. ;D
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Post by: oldmancoyote on March 18, 2010, 11:04:25 AM
Is that what they charge for rental? I think I should start a side business...
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 18, 2010, 11:06:43 AM
You mean the one including the Evil Queen (with bay leaf side order), or the one right above? Is it coloured diamonds? There seem to be pinks and yellows in there...

 yes. the one with the fancy yellows and fancy pinks was the one i was refering to.

as for the pigs head..... don't you like older women OMC?
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Post by: oldmancoyote on March 18, 2010, 11:08:08 AM
It's not a matter of age. I suspect I would not have liked her at 16, (or 22) either... she looks EVIL!
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 18, 2010, 11:11:16 AM
then you must know who she is?

Mrs Mitchell- i know what you mean about the tiara. i would have loved to have worn a real one at my wedding too. i don't even know where you can rent one of here. would you have borrowed yours from a jeweler? i know celebrities can do that kind of thing, but i don't know about us poor yokels.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 18, 2010, 11:13:38 AM
I love this photo of Princess Diana. she was so lovely. of course the specer tiara ain't to shabby either. no pigs head here.
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Post by: oldmancoyote on March 18, 2010, 11:50:24 AM
then you must know who she is?

[snip]

I haven't a clue. But she looks evil, probably speaks evil and smells evil too (pardon me).
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Post by: titania on March 18, 2010, 12:30:20 PM
So who is she? Madame Evil, i mean.
Lovely Princess Diana -- she was truly royal, with or without tiara/crown.
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Post by: oldmancoyote on March 18, 2010, 12:33:52 PM
Could be someone from the Dutch royal family, but I can't find the jewels...

I think she's Cruella de Vil on an evening out.
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Post by: Mrs Mitchell on March 18, 2010, 01:20:06 PM
There was a company that advertised in bridal magazines here. They just did tiara / other jewel rental for weddings and big events. I did look into it and picked out a beautiful tiara, but  decided in the end to put the money towards our honeymoon instead.

We had a lovely time in the South of France, but I still think about the tiara...
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 18, 2010, 01:49:16 PM
cambridge lovers knot tiara. did she ever take a bad photograph?
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Post by: oldmancoyote on March 18, 2010, 02:01:40 PM
It's kind of easy when one is beautiful. My wife - much more modestly, and without tiaras - always comes out splendidly in photos. Differently from me.
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Post by: Trinkette on March 18, 2010, 02:26:06 PM
The late Queen Frederika (Greece) is wearing the naturalistic diamond and ruby tiara. I believe the tiara originally came from Russia. The "leaves" are somewhat movable and their positioning can change the look of the tiara a bit.

Perhaps misunderstood, perhaps not, she was not liked by many. I understand that Frederika had a VERY strong character. Also, being of German descent, reigning as Queen in Greece after WWII did not add to her popularity.
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Post by: Trinkette on March 18, 2010, 02:27:50 PM
OMC, you are too modest. I am SURE you photograph FABULOUSLY while wearing a tiara.  :-*
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Post by: oldmancoyote on March 18, 2010, 02:48:49 PM
[snip]
Perhaps misunderstood, perhaps not, she was not liked by many. I understand that Frederika had a VERY strong character. Also, being of German descent, reigning as Queen in Greece after WWII did not add to her popularity.

See, I told you she was EVIL!

T: I shall take a picture of myself wearing a necklace (if I can close it), and let the polls be the judge...
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 18, 2010, 03:24:42 PM
LMAO. i can't wait to see you in a necklace or even wearing nothing but a brooch OMC  ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 18, 2010, 03:26:09 PM
speaking of beauty, i'm not sure which royal this is.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 18, 2010, 03:27:26 PM
i hate when people put watermarks on their pictures, as iof someone would steal them..... of all the nerve.  8)
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Post by: oldmancoyote on March 18, 2010, 03:39:56 PM
I'm not even sure that she is not a model. The only royal person that I can think of that vaguely resembles the image is Doña Letizia Ortiz, the wife of the Spanish crown prince, but the lady in the pic looks far too young for her.
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Post by: titania on March 18, 2010, 03:56:06 PM
Not only a german on the post-war Greek throne, but a member of Hitler youth as well.....but we're off the tiara topic.
I can only buy them in rhinestones...gives a good, regal feeling on the head.
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Post by: clgwli on March 18, 2010, 04:04:22 PM
I'm not even sure that she is not a model. The only royal person that I can think of that vaguely resembles the image is Doña Letizia Ortiz, the wife of the Spanish crown prince, but the lady in the pic looks far too young for her.
I think you are right about it being a model.  Though I've seen this tiara before worn by her and liked it.

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d92/helenabear/mono_bajo_mode_large_qualite_es.jpg)

I love tiaras, but after trying to wear a small one for my wedding I decided it wasn't for me.  I have no idea how these women wear such beauties without a headache!
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 18, 2010, 07:39:25 PM
the tiara posted above kind of reminds me of this one, which belongs to princess Anne.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 18, 2010, 10:35:41 PM
heres a better picture of the 'other' spencer family tiara.
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Post by: Lyta on March 19, 2010, 12:46:05 AM
this one looks like a classic
(http://coloreddiamond.info/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=2804.0;attach=19624;image)
I love this photo of Princess Diana. she was so lovely. of course the specer tiara ain't to shabby either. no pigs head here.
(http://coloreddiamond.info/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=2804.0;attach=19629;image)

I like both of these. They are more my style. :)
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Post by: GIAGirl on March 19, 2010, 02:25:47 AM
Note to self: Meet a man with a title.
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Post by: oldmancoyote on March 19, 2010, 03:13:50 AM
As lawyers are fond of saying: "possession (of a tiara) is nine tenths of the title".
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Post by: joia on March 19, 2010, 07:11:51 AM
As lawyers are fond of saying: "possession (of a tiara) is nine tenths of the title".
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D  (where is the smiley of the little person lying on the ground laughing his/her head off when you need him)?
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Post by: Trinkette on March 19, 2010, 08:14:29 AM
 :rotflmao:

(For you, Joia)
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 19, 2010, 08:17:46 AM
i think if i were rto have a title, I would like to be a Duchess. It just sounds so regal. speaking of which, here is the Duchess of Gloucester.
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Post by: joia on March 19, 2010, 01:03:14 PM
The picture is of Marina, Duchess of Kent.  She was absolutely beautiful.
The Duchess of Gloucester was very good looking with gorgeous peaches and cream skin but was never the beauty that Marina of Greece was.
Anyway why be a stunning beauty if you can wear a tiara?
Which makes me add, how many women of the age of Camilla could get away with a tiara that size?  Don´t yell at me OMC, she looked very well  in it.
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Post by: joia on March 19, 2010, 01:04:04 PM
:rotflmao:

(For you, Joia)

Thanks Trinkette I am very fond of that little man.....LOL.
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Post by: oldmancoyote on March 19, 2010, 01:06:28 PM
[snip]
Which makes me add, how many women of the age of Camilla could get away with a tiara that size?  Don´t yell at me OMC, she looked very well  in it.

You are right. She's got a very big head.  >:D
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Post by: joia on March 19, 2010, 02:29:02 PM

You are right. She's got a very big head.  >:D

You are a very naughty boy OMC,  very naughty.
 
(Here imagine the laughing man whom I tried to copy and paste, but he wouldn´t co-operate).
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Post by: clgwli on March 19, 2010, 02:41:39 PM
the tiara posted above kind of reminds me of this one, which belongs to princess Anne.
Oh I like that one!

One I stumbled across 3 years ago when I was looking up a name for my cat (I name them all after royalty... some real, some fictional)

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d92/helenabear/Nobel_Foundation_Prize_dc6b.jpg)

It is the Baden Fringe tiara that belongs to the Swedish royalty.
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Post by: oldmancoyote on March 19, 2010, 03:19:02 PM
As above, so below. Note how the line of her chin follows the tiara's. But she has a nice smile, and is not evil.

Joia:

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:rotflmao:
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 19, 2010, 04:16:51 PM
now i'm confused. i am 90% sure that is the duchess of gloucester. i haven't had much luck finding a nice picture of princess marina. i heard she was a great beauty and her marriage to prince george was a love match. i will keep looking.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 19, 2010, 04:18:44 PM
i think Queen Silvia is quite attractive to. heres another pic of her.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 19, 2010, 04:20:48 PM
who is that clgwli?? is it princess victoria?

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Post by: saqsay1 on March 19, 2010, 06:48:15 PM
one more of Queen Sylvia. no one can pull off wearing a big tiara like a Queen!
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Post by: clgwli on March 19, 2010, 07:45:58 PM
Yes that is Victoria.  I think she is such a cutie!  She really reminds me of someone I went to school with in a good way.

Her sister is pretty too (Madeline)
(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d92/helenabear/Princess20Madeline20of20Sweden.jpg)

However I named my cat after Princess Lilian
(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d92/helenabear/00_02_banquet.jpg)
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 19, 2010, 07:49:35 PM
is this princess lillian?  ;D
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Post by: clgwli on March 19, 2010, 08:11:22 PM
Awww how cute!  This is actually our Lily!

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Post by: Lyta on March 19, 2010, 09:05:04 PM
Ah finally royals that I "know". My husband is Swedish so I recognized the crown princess Victoria and of course her mother and sister too. Nice jewels!

Princess Madeline:
(http://www.pricescope.com/idealbb/files/madeline2007nobel2.jpg)
(http://www.pricescope.com/idealbb/files/Sweden10thanniversarytiara.jpg)

Crown Princess Victoria:
(http://www.pricescope.com/idealbb/files/victoria2007nobel2.jpg)
(http://www.pricescope.com/idealbb/files/sixbuttontiara1.jpg)

Queen Silvia:
(http://www.pricescope.com/idealbb/files/silvia2007nobel3.jpg)
(http://www.pricescope.com/idealbb/files/QueenSophiesDiamondTiara.jpg)
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 19, 2010, 09:53:10 PM
great pictures. the swedish royals, at least the younger ones, i hadn't found many pictures of. 
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Post by: Lyta on March 19, 2010, 11:34:33 PM
Ack, I spelled her name wrong. It's Princess Madeleine! Anyway, just search for "Princess Madeleine Sweden" (or whatever royal you want) in Google and look through the image results. There are lots of pretty photos.

(http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Nobel+Prize+Award+Ceremony+2009+ZTR3uI-JEfUl.jpg)
(http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Nobel+Prize+Award+Ceremony+2009+Jhn2F_2BXjCl.jpg)

This set looks stunning! Apparently it is the Leuchtenberg Sapphire Demi-Parure and the Leuchtenberg Tiara and the Leuchtenberg Sapphire Brooch:
(http://www.pricescope.com/idealbb/files/silvia2007nobeldinner.jpg)
(http://www.pricescope.com/idealbb/files/LeuchtenbergSapphireTiara.jpg)
(http://www.pricescope.com/idealbb/files/Leuchtenberg%20Sapphire%20Parure.jpg)
(http://www.pricescope.com/idealbb/files/LeuchtenbergSapphireBrooch.jpg)
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Post by: ah2bqat on March 19, 2010, 11:56:48 PM
what a great thread!  I've never seen so many different tiaras in one place in my life!  When you find that coffee table book of tiara's Trink, please let me know.  I'll want to order a copy too!

I do have to admit a fondness for them, but my only one is of paste or whatever they sell cheeply.  I thought it looked very well with lavendar long underwear and antenae.  ;D

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt264/ah2bqat/Fairycloseup2008.jpg)
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 19, 2010, 11:59:22 PM
i did find these earlier. i think the amethysts are perfect for a yound royal. the overall design of the tiara is nice too.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 20, 2010, 12:00:42 AM
LMAO @ ah2bqt  :laughing4:
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 20, 2010, 12:03:42 AM
the name of the coffee table book is tiaras a history of splendor. or something like that. it was written by the jewelry expert from the antiques roadshow in the U.K. i just bought it on amazon a few days ago. it is supposed to be THE book on tiaras. i'll let you know.
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Post by: ah2bqat on March 20, 2010, 12:20:29 AM
What?!?  Jewelled wings a bit over the top?  ;D

Thanks, Saqsay1.  I'd appreciate the details on the book. Sounds divine.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 20, 2010, 03:30:49 AM
i have been researching stuff for this thread for awhile. i can't wait to get the "what not to wear" part. meaning tiaras of course  ;D
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Post by: titania on March 20, 2010, 08:15:25 AM
I'll take the Leuchtenberg parure and crown, please. OH MY GOD -- those sapphires sent me over the top....
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Post by: joia on March 20, 2010, 10:49:10 AM
I have certainly tried but I cannot like the button tiara, even on Princess Madeleine, admittedly the one who looks best in this kind of tiara.
I once saw that coffee table book for sale at our local bookshop and then I looked at the price and thought it would keep me in coffee for some time, now, of course, I am sorry that I didn´t buy it.  I have a feeling that it had some very imaginative title like "Tiaras".   LOL:
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 20, 2010, 01:48:14 PM
joia, i bought it used on amazon for 32.00 plus shipping. originally it was probably closer to 100.00.
you really don't like the amethyst tiara? i think its kind of pretty.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 20, 2010, 01:49:19 PM
how about this one?
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 20, 2010, 01:51:49 PM
another one of Queen Victoria's.
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Post by: joia on March 20, 2010, 04:30:16 PM
These are both lovely.  I would have either one if someone would be so kind as to give one of them to me.
Amethyst is not my favourite stone by far, and it is my birthdstone. 
I love emeralds and I even like that tiara that was described as witch´s headgear.
Queen Victoria seemed to like little tiaras.  BTW who is the lady with that enormous tiara which reminds me of that old Cockney song "the biggest aspidestra in the world".
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 20, 2010, 07:29:05 PM
These are both lovely.  I would have either one if someone would be so kind as to give one of them to me.
Amethyst is not my favourite stone by far, and it is my birthdstone. 
I love emeralds and I even like that tiara that was described as witch´s headgear.
Queen Victoria seemed to like little tiaras.  BTW who is the lady with that enormous tiara which reminds me of that old Cockney song "the biggest aspidestra in the world".

what is an aspidestra? as for the lady, i do not know. i haven't been able to find that picture again. i'll probably stumbe across it eventually.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 20, 2010, 07:30:25 PM
here is a picture of autumn kelly. i believe she married princess margarets son viscount linley
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 20, 2010, 07:32:03 PM
i love this photo of princess margaret
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Post by: oldmancoyote on March 21, 2010, 02:29:44 AM
An aspidistra is a plant with large, flat, dark green foliage. Very popular as a house plant in the mid-late 19th century since neither lack of light nor fumes and gases will kill it.

http://www.killerplants.com/weird-plants/20020221.asp

...and here's the song (in its original interpretation by Gracie Fields, 1938)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XROMw3Z4e0

and the text (with a couple of minor differences from the sung text)

http://www.digitaltimes.com/karaoke/singers/biggest_aspidistra.html

Now that I think about it - what about making Camilla an aspidistra leaf-shaped tiara, eh, Charles?

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Post by: joia on March 21, 2010, 03:45:01 AM
What a fun way to start the day OMC  I only hope that everyone enjoyed old Gracie and it wasn´t only people with a British sense of humour.
I loved that picture of Princess Margaret, she was stunning.

Now where is that aspidestra smiley?     >:D ;D :angel:
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Post by: joia on March 21, 2010, 03:52:34 AM
what do you mean by that OMC?


here is another Bozo type tiara.............



This is the "aspidestra" tiara saqsay.    ;D ::) ;D

Sorry it wouldn´t appear with the quote but it is on page 1 and was posted by you, no mistaking it, it is enormous.  Post 551

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Post by: Trinkette on March 21, 2010, 08:24:55 AM
Joia, you must mean the tiara in Reply 22? (551 is Saqsay's post count; the number will change as soon as she posts again). Secretly, I've been calling that ginormous piece The Lily Pad, or Ferris Wheel, Tiara.  ;D
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Post by: Trinkette on March 21, 2010, 08:28:17 AM
This beastie?

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff140/punankyrie/overthetoptiara.jpg)
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Post by: joia on March 21, 2010, 08:45:34 AM
Don´t mind me Trinkette, old age creeping up and not slowly.
Yes, that is definitely the beastie.  I don´t even think that Princess Margaret or Diana could get away with that one.
It is probably bits and bobs in hundreds of more modern jewels.  Usually I am against breaking up old pieces but this, perhaps, has changed my mind.
It woud be interesting in a museum though.
 ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 21, 2010, 09:39:36 AM
An aspidistra is a plant with large, flat, dark green foliage. Very popular as a house plant in the mid-late 19th century since neither lack of light nor fumes and gases will kill it.

http://www.killerplants.com/weird-plants/20020221.asp

...and here's the song (in its original interpretation by Gracie Fields, 1938)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XROMw3Z4e0

and the text (with a couple of minor differences from the sung text)

http://www.digitaltimes.com/karaoke/singers/biggest_aspidistra.html

Now that I think about it - what about making Camilla an aspidistra leaf-shaped tiara, eh, Charles?


sounds like my kind of houseplant. thats the perfect name for this tiara.just out of curiosity. do you have any idea what the pink stone is in post 163? to me it looks like a pink tourmaline but i guess it could be a sapphire.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 21, 2010, 09:42:43 AM
here's a tiara that wears the wearer. i'm not liking this one at all.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 21, 2010, 09:44:23 AM
what not to wear...... if you have a unabrow.
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Post by: oldmancoyote on March 21, 2010, 09:48:59 AM
Mind you, not that she looks happy wearing it...

Another couple of options for the pink stone are morganite and kunzite, but it's all pure speculation!
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 21, 2010, 10:43:21 AM
this one reminds me of knights of the templar
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 21, 2010, 10:44:45 AM
something similar
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Post by: joia on March 21, 2010, 10:48:44 AM
here's a tiara that wears the wearer. i'm not liking this one at all.

I can´t help, I love this one.  It reminds me of a Russian headdress, no this one is huge but I love it, but the following two  look ghastly on both wearers.  ::)
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 21, 2010, 11:29:35 AM
joia, do you mean a kokoshnik? ok. it is a nice design.... just too big on the sides. it kind of looks thai to me. heres a pic of the queens kokoshnik
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Post by: joia on March 21, 2010, 12:08:24 PM
Now that IS a kokoshnik, beautiful.  I think  they were very popular at one time as occasionally very similar ones appear, the Queen wore one at her wedding, was it this one?  Loelia, Duchess of Westminster was a very beautiful woman and I thought it suited her.  The other monstrosity  would never suit anybody, the aspidestra tiara I mean  ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 21, 2010, 01:06:46 PM
Queen Elizabeth
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 21, 2010, 01:07:41 PM
the picture above is the one she wore for her wedding. not the most flattering picture of her though.
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Post by: ah2bqat on March 21, 2010, 05:29:38 PM
How could we have a dream tiara series in a COLORED DIAMOND forum and not include the Empress Farah's wedding tiara to the the last Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, in 1958? 

Its center stone is the incredible Nur-Ul-Ain Diamond, one of the largest pink diamonds in the world.  "The diamond is set in platinum, and is surrounded by diamonds in shades of pink, yellow, and colorless, with a row of colorless baguette diamonds in tapering sizes lining the base of the tiara. The Nur-Ul-Ain is an oval brilliant cut of around 60 carats and measures approximately 30 × 26 × 11 mm. The other diamonds range from 14 to 19 carats each. The tiara contains 324 diamonds total."

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt264/ah2bqat/nur-ul-aindiamond.jpg)

Did I mention that Harry Winston designed this piece?
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 21, 2010, 06:33:18 PM
i'm sorry ah2bqat. i need a tiara with a LARGER pink diamond. this one is to small and to plain for my taste.  ;D  great find!
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Post by: cherrypie on March 21, 2010, 10:28:20 PM
here is a picture of autumn kelly. i believe she married princess margarets son viscount linley

Autumn Kelly's married to Princess Anne's son, Peter Phillips.  David Linley's married to Serena Stanhope.
I'm enjoying this thread a lot, especially the tiaras - keep 'em coming!

Carol   8)
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 22, 2010, 12:28:54 AM
cherrypie, thanks for the info. sometimes i try to gather to much info at once and get easily confused  :Blond-Moment: thanks for the correction.

this is Queen Rania. the tiara is made of all emeralds. somehow it just doesn't seem to work for her.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 22, 2010, 12:31:15 AM
heres another kokoshnik. this one did belong to princess marina duchess of kent.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 22, 2010, 12:33:50 AM
and here's one more of princess charlotte of prussia. i really like this one a lot.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 22, 2010, 12:49:15 AM
A kokoshnik-shaped gemset platinum-mounted blackened steel tiara, the metal band bordered with calibré-cut rubies, with a band of old-mine diamonds above and rose-cut diamonds below, set with thirteen pear-shaped diamonds within calibré-cut ruby-set frames alternating with pairs of collet-set circular-cut diamonds - workshop: Picq, stamped HP, Paris 1914, height 1 5/8 inches (4.1 cm), diam. 7 1/16 inches (18 cm)
Provenance: Queen Marie of Roumania
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 22, 2010, 12:53:38 AM
this one belonged to queen marie of yugoslavia
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Post by: ah2bqat on March 22, 2010, 01:29:37 AM
i'm sorry ah2bqat. i need a tiara with a LARGER pink diamond. this one is to small and to plain for my taste.  ;D  great find!

 :rotflmao:  Yeah, I know what you mean - that is a little small!
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Post by: ah2bqat on March 22, 2010, 01:34:53 AM
this is Queen Rania. the tiara is made of all emeralds. somehow it just doesn't seem to work for her.

I think that might be because there is nothing else green in the ensemble.   Had she worn a green gown, or a grreen ribbon, it might have worked.  But it is a very GREEN   tiara, maybe it should be saved for St. Patty's day.  :kermit:
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 22, 2010, 02:07:55 AM
talk about 'over the top' tiaras or kokoshniks...... how about this one?
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Post by: cherrypie on March 22, 2010, 02:12:04 AM
I like the black tiara, very nice.

Carol   8)
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Post by: joia on March 22, 2010, 06:13:06 AM
talk about 'over the top' tiaras or kokoshniks...... how about this one?

Well for someone who likes big tiaras even that one is, I thought I would never say it, too big.   Poor little aspidestra tiara has been outdone.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 22, 2010, 07:35:34 AM
here's another picture of the 'Evil Queens' tiara. which may not be so bad after all. it does have FP and FY diamonds after all.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 22, 2010, 07:38:49 AM
this one kind of goes with the other. it is part of the crown jewels or iran. up until now, i thought QEII had the best jewels in the world. I think I may have been wrong.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 22, 2010, 07:41:05 AM
or maybe crown jewels shouldn't count?
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Post by: Trinkette on March 22, 2010, 07:51:29 AM
The extraordinarily enormous set-up (back to Reply 196) looks like something Cher might have worn in her younger days. Come to think about it, the woman looks like Cher in her younger says...
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 22, 2010, 08:03:07 AM
after looking her up on the net, i think anna pavlova was a russian ballerina. it probably is just a costume piece.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 22, 2010, 08:08:56 AM
apparently arab Queens beieve more is more.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 22, 2010, 08:11:39 AM
another
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 22, 2010, 08:13:23 AM
the crown princess of brunei
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 22, 2010, 08:28:06 AM
empress farrah
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Post by: joia on March 22, 2010, 08:42:07 AM
after looking her up on the net, i think anna pavlova was a russian ballerina. it probably is just a costume piece.

She was the most famous ballerina ever.  There is a wonderful cake made in her honour too.
It is a relief to know that it was probably a prop tiara....
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Post by: ah2bqat on March 22, 2010, 01:06:27 PM
I was curious about the hitlry of the kokoshnik, so I thought I'd share...

The kokoshnik is a folk headgear widely known thanks to Russian folk tales. The history of kokoshnik is full of enigmas and mysteries, and nobody knows when exactly it came to existence.

It is only known that orders of Peter the First put an interdict on wearing kokoshnik by boyar ladies. Yet, the headgear survived in peasant and merchant milieu (mainly in the Northern provinces) as an attribute of festive or wedding dress, whereas in the late 18th century Catherine the Great allowed it only as an element of a carnival dress.

Unlike the everyday headwear such as soroka or kerchief, it was at first exclusively festive and was richly decorated with pearls, especially in the North. Only married women used to wear kichka and soroka, whereas kokoshnik was worn by unmarried maids as well.

Kokoshnik looks like a roundish shield around the head. The name “kokoshnik” comes from the Old Slavic “kokosh” that meant a hen or a cock. The characteristic feature of the kokoshnik is a sort of a crest rising above the forehead. Its shape varied from province to province. It was a light fan of thick solid paper stitched to a cap or volosnik (i.e. cover for hair), with a ribbon running down behind. The kokoshniks were trimmed with brocade, galoons, beads, pearls and, the richest ones, with gems.

This is from the Russia Info Centre website: http://www.russia-ic.com
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 22, 2010, 01:26:53 PM
wow. you did your homework. thanks for all the info. now i just wonder how you pronounce it.  ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 22, 2010, 01:35:37 PM
her head scarf is NOT flattering. it kind of spoils the look.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 22, 2010, 01:58:09 PM
another nice kokoshnik
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Post by: djm195 on March 22, 2010, 08:50:39 PM
The extraordinarily enormous set-up (back to Reply 196) looks like something Cher might have worn in her younger days. Come to think about it, the woman looks like Cher in her younger says...

 BUWAHAHAHAHA !!!! :rotflmao:  This cracked me up!!!!
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Post by: ah2bqat on March 23, 2010, 01:29:21 AM
Yoo-hoo!  Can I joing the beer party?  I found another 'new' diamond and turquoise tiara.

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt264/ah2bqat/anotherturquoiseanddiamondtiara.jpg)
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Post by: Trinkette on March 23, 2010, 07:47:40 AM
Back to Cher and the extraordinarily enormous headgear.. It IS anna Pavlova! Oh, gosh, I figured her for a burlesque dancer (seriously). I've seen many old photos of Anna P... I didn't make the connection. Well, at least the timing was right.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 23, 2010, 08:29:19 AM
ah2bqat, of course you can. your wearing the appropriate acessories. thats all thats required for drinking beer.

trinkette, I had heard of her too. but had no idea who she was till i googled her. i think she may be over dressed for beer drinking though.

and on that note........let me get my new beer drinking turqouise tiara on.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 23, 2010, 08:34:53 AM
or this one.
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Post by: joia on March 23, 2010, 02:03:29 PM
Trinkette don´t let Red see this one or he will want one.   ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 23, 2010, 07:01:15 PM
some more arab tiaras
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 23, 2010, 07:07:02 PM
and another
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Post by: ah2bqat on March 23, 2010, 11:25:29 PM
Anyone know what happened to the Iranian crown jewels?  They certainly had quite an incredible set - made the Windsors look like poor cousins, something I didn't think was possible after the Romanovs left the picture.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 23, 2010, 11:55:12 PM
here are some of the iranian crown jewels
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 23, 2010, 11:56:17 PM
a brooch with a pink diamond
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Post by: joia on March 24, 2010, 02:55:16 AM
Anyone know what happened to the Iranian crown jewels?  They certainly had quite an incredible set - made the Windsors look like poor cousins, something I didn't think was possible after the Romanovs left the picture.

I have heard that they are locked away in Tehran very safely.....
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 24, 2010, 10:47:56 AM
a crown from the iranian crown jewels
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 24, 2010, 10:48:50 AM
a close up
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 24, 2010, 10:50:02 AM
emeralds and diamonds
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 24, 2010, 10:55:16 AM
a hat decoration of the iranian crown jewels
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 24, 2010, 10:57:30 AM
kiani crown
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Post by: ah2bqat on March 24, 2010, 11:01:02 AM
 :giveup:

What?  Tiaras for hats? :laughing4:   I guess if you got it, flaunt it.  :boobban:
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 24, 2010, 11:21:45 AM
yup. subtility is not in the vocabulary when it comes to arabs and their gems. this particular queen is wearing some monster diamonds. i tried to post a close up of some of them on her hands, but it was so heavily watermarked it wouldn't show up.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 24, 2010, 11:48:30 AM
and some more
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 24, 2010, 11:49:32 AM
a jewel chest filled with pearls
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 24, 2010, 11:51:00 AM
iranian tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 24, 2010, 11:51:55 AM
all of them
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Post by: oldmancoyote on March 24, 2010, 12:39:17 PM
yup. subtility is not in the vocabulary when it comes to arabs and their gems. this particular queen is wearing some monster diamonds. i tried to post a close up of some of them on her hands, but it was so heavily watermarked it wouldn't show up.

Do you mean "this particular monster is wearing some diamonds worth of a queen", surely? She looks like Jabba the Hutt in a jewellery store.
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Post by: Trinkette on March 24, 2010, 01:51:36 PM
OMC, you are SO subtle.  ::)
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Post by: clgwli on March 24, 2010, 02:25:45 PM
Wow, some of those things are insanely large.  Way over the top.  Some were positively stunning though like Empress Farrah.

Sometimes less is more.
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Post by: Mikla on March 24, 2010, 02:31:19 PM
I've always associated tiaras with princesses in fairy tales.  I didn't realize how many real ones are actually around.  It's been a bit of an education for me reading these posts.  Still, they are interesting, even if they are miles away from my reality.    ::)

Mikla
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 24, 2010, 02:54:30 PM


Do you mean "this particular monster is wearing some diamonds worth of a queen", surely? She looks like Jabba the Hutt in a jewellery store.
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i agree OMC. she is not terribly attractive to begin with and the head scark just makes her look round in the face.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 24, 2010, 03:26:15 PM
here are some other crown jewels
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 24, 2010, 03:28:45 PM
more of queen silvias treasures
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Post by: joia on March 24, 2010, 03:31:42 PM
Did I say I didn´t like amethysts?  Well the last picture has almost changed my mind.
OMC where did you learn to be so diplomatic?  >:D ;D >:D
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 24, 2010, 03:37:19 PM
how about some more photos of princess Grace
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Post by: ah2bqat on March 24, 2010, 04:28:58 PM
That's some hairdo young Grace had.  Can you imagine wearing 20 lbs of fake hair topped by a half million $$ of real gems?  It would keep my chin elevated, too!  I'd be scared the whole mess would slowly slide off the back of my head - and that without the benefit of doing an energetic polka.  ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 24, 2010, 04:58:52 PM
it is really something isn't it ah2bqat? she was so pretty though, she could get away with it.
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Post by: Diamondsbylauren on March 24, 2010, 05:08:54 PM
I was just about to say, Princess Grace was not all that hard to look at, was she?
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 24, 2010, 05:13:19 PM
(http://strathmore tiara  Papyrus motif tiara  Oak Tiara  Leaurel leaf tiara of princess Georg  Josephines diadem  aquamarine tiara (dont know the truly name) Heathcote tiara  Glocester tiara Teck tiara)
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 24, 2010, 05:17:44 PM
excuse my last post. i was trying to copy and paste some pics. it didn't work.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 24, 2010, 05:19:22 PM
boy i am loosing it. that last pic was supposed to be princess caroline of monaco. i'm not sure who that is, but she has a nice tiara.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 24, 2010, 05:29:20 PM
oh well, while i look for princess caroline, here is princess anne in a aquamarine pinecone tiara.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 24, 2010, 05:34:17 PM
a few more of princess anne's tiaras
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 24, 2010, 05:45:29 PM
this is reffered to as Princess Anne's mystery tiara. no one has been able to identify it or where it came from. there is a lot of speculation about exactly how many pieces are in the Queen's personal jewel collection. it is assumed that is where this piece came from.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 24, 2010, 06:02:38 PM
mystery tiara 2:'To demonstrate that the Queen's vaults contain never-before-seen major pieces of very serious jewellery, Princess Anne wore this tiara to the Chinese State Dinner at Buckingham Palace in November 2005'.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 25, 2010, 09:44:13 AM
here are some of princess caroline of monaco.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 25, 2010, 09:49:22 AM
and how can anyone forget sarah the duchess of york? i was fortunate enough to be one of the thousands lining the street in front of westmininster abbey when she married prince andrew.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 25, 2010, 11:00:57 PM
this is the duchess of windsor's tiara. not a terribly pretty one. but then i was surprised that she had one at all.
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Post by: joia on March 26, 2010, 02:10:14 AM
and how can anyone forget sarah the duchess of york? i was fortunate enough to be one of the thousands lining the street in front of westmininster abbey when she married prince andrew.

That was one day that Sarah Ferguson looked superb. 
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 26, 2010, 10:06:56 AM
joia, that is so true. her dress was beautiful and so much prettier than diana's.

here is a pic of princess michael of kent wearing her tiara. i like the style of this one.
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Post by: joia on March 26, 2010, 05:08:44 PM
Wow, another person I am not that fond of but she looks wonderful in that gorgeous tiara, and what is that around her neck, a necklace?   :green:
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 26, 2010, 09:31:32 PM
it looks like a sapphire and diamond necklace to me. i wonder at the tcw. the tiara looks like a russian fringe with RB on top. apparently almost every royal has one. even princess caroline above is wearing hers as a necklace. that must drive trinkette insane..  ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 26, 2010, 09:34:20 PM
this is Queen Noor of Jordan. finally an american is Queen! or was Queen. Dowager Queen? or Queen mother? or just former Queen.....
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Post by: GIAGirl on March 26, 2010, 09:40:26 PM
I almost cannot take all of these.  TOO AWESOME!
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 26, 2010, 09:42:45 PM
this is Queen margarithe.... now what was she thinking?
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 26, 2010, 09:47:19 PM
a couple more of Queen margarethe. here she looks a lot more regal.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 26, 2010, 09:50:41 PM
a side view of Queen margrethe.
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Post by: joia on March 27, 2010, 03:02:35 AM
this is Queen margarithe.... now what was she thinking?

Aren´t these the ones that light up,because  they are electrified?
I.......I........I have........ok,  no comment.
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Post by: Sparkly-OCD on March 27, 2010, 05:09:13 AM
this is Queen margarithe.... now what was she thinking?

According to the Mad Hattery's blog, Queen Margarethe has the nickname of Daisy.  Think that gold viney thing is supposed to be daisies?
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Post by: Sparkly-OCD on March 27, 2010, 05:11:09 AM
a side view of Queen margrethe.

Also from the Mad Hattery:
This is the unique Floral Aigrette Tiara, which apparently came to the Danish royals in the ’60s when it was either bequeathed to or purchased by Margrethe’s mother, Queen Ingrid, from an unknown Danish-American.

One of the coolest things about this tiara is how flexible it is; it can be worn in a number of different ways, and pieces can also be detached and worn separately as brooches.  I love how it almost encircles her head, draping back down over her hair.  No wonder it’s also sometimes called the Floral Wreath Tiara!
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Post by: Sparkly-OCD on March 27, 2010, 05:19:05 AM
For some strange reason, I have taken a liking to Queen Margarethe.

From the Mad Monarchist blog:

 "Queen Margarethe: fur-wearing, smoking, politically incorrect,  ... and still respected."

Not only is she obviously 'her own woman', but she has a beer drinking turquoise and diamond tiara!  And look at the rock of Gilbralta on her finger!
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Post by: Sparkly-OCD on March 27, 2010, 05:37:03 AM
I believe Queen Margarethe turns 70 on April 16, 2010, and she continues to ski.

Mad Hattery blog:
Queen Margrethe must have a manicurist and a gem appraiser on standby at all times…

I want to be Quenn Margarethe when I grow up.  ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 27, 2010, 05:56:51 AM
 :rotflmao: @ sparkly. seriously, thats a tiara? now that you mention it, it does remind me of those old christmas lights that had foil trim around each bulb. i just had a 70's blast from the past......  ;D
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Post by: oldmancoyote on March 27, 2010, 06:25:00 AM
According to the Mad Hattery's blog, Queen Margarethe has the nickname of Daisy.  Think that gold viney thing is supposed to be daisies?

I have no idea - they seem more like passionflowers to me, but Daisy and Margarethe are the same name (and flower) in romance languages.
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Post by: Sparkly-OCD on March 27, 2010, 06:29:47 AM
Do you remember this from post #163?

Mad Hattery blog:
"Birgitte here is wearing one of the tiaras she sports most frequently: the Russian Palmette Tiara.  Both times we’ve seen her... she’s used the pink kunzite center stone — and today, she’s demonstrating how you can switch out that center piece.

I quite like the emerald here, maybe more than I like the kunzite stone.  I like the extra diamond setting around the emerald."
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Post by: joia on March 27, 2010, 09:00:50 AM
I have heard the strange light up tiara belonging to Queen Margherite is called the Poppy tiara. 
Women in England called Margaret quite often got called Daisy as OMC explained because of the flower, but Magarita is really the Latin word for pearl, and I just looked it up, that it, in turn, came from the word for pearl in Greek which is supposed to have originated in Persia.   
Mixed up?
Well whatever the Queen Margerhite´s Christmas light tiara is called it is hideous, but, and a big one here, is that only she could get away with wearing it.
She has a delightful eccentric taste and is an artist who designs for the theatre.
Wouldn´t you like to see her when the poppies light up?  I would.

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Post by: saqsay1 on March 28, 2010, 03:22:56 PM
of all the tiaras i have found, this one is by far the most boring...... even i can afford one like this.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 28, 2010, 03:23:54 PM
oh, the one above  is an aquamarine
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 28, 2010, 03:26:37 PM
while the center diamond is huge and quite valuable, i'm not really feeling this one either... or am i being overly critical? it reminds me of a cheap pageant tiara.
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Post by: Trinkette on March 28, 2010, 03:58:36 PM
 :icon_scratch:
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 01, 2010, 11:43:11 AM
heres another cartier kokoshnik.......... classic!
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 01, 2010, 11:45:23 AM
this one is an art deco style tiara......
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Post by: ah2bqat on April 01, 2010, 11:39:13 PM
YAY!  :ura1:  I was afraid you had run through all the available tiara pix!  I'm loving this thread!  :rahrah:
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 02, 2010, 06:10:07 AM
ah2- nope, not yet.  :laugh:

this one is nicknamed ocean waves. it is probably one of my favs. the RB tremble when the wearer moves. i'm not positive, but i think it's another cartier.
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 02, 2010, 06:12:42 AM
this one belonged to edwina mountbatten.
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Post by: ah2bqat on April 02, 2010, 10:36:01 AM
I wish i could find a cache of pictures of the hair ornaments of Chinese empresses and the courts.  

Comes to mind the most delicate yellow gold work I've ever seen, inlaid with jades, gemstones, and the wings of blue butterflies, still iridescent after hundreds of years.  The trembling rounds on the ocean waves tiara brought them to mind because of the same effect.  I have held such a thing in my hands and was awed equally by the history and the artistry.  It leaves one speechless.

Unfortunately I was only 12 or 13 at the time, so the dynasty, the period, and the empress are all lost to me.  Sorry I can't do the the provenance.  It belonged to a private collection, and the owner has since passed.  I'd always hoped the collection had been donated to one of the large museums, but I haven't found it, to date.  The dragon tattooed on my back is in direct homage to that collection, derived from a picture of a piece of needlework we had taken on a visit some 30 years earlier.   Now, even the photograph is lost.
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Post by: joia on April 02, 2010, 11:29:00 AM
Jade beautiful jade.  I have seen photographs of these ornaments and they are very different, ethereal and later on the Victorians caught on that something that moves catches the light and sparkles and catches the attention.
The only pieces I have seen anything near (but only near) the beautiful Chinese imperial headdresses are the works of Lalique.
The rich benefactor from Armenia who left his collection to POortugal was a friend of Lalique and so there is a wonderful collection at the Gulbenkian Museum.
I too with you could find a photo....   :-[
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 02, 2010, 02:09:55 PM
is this something like what you where talking about?
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 02, 2010, 02:10:14 PM
This pair of ornaments (with Walters 86.1) and headdress (Walters 86.3) were likely once worn by the empress dowager, the effective ruler of China during the later years of the Qing Dynasty. It is an exquisite example of Chinese decoration and the symbolism used to express one's rank. The small phoenixes emerging from the surface represent the empress, while the myriad of pearls and gemstones mark this piece as something special for the adornment of the highest ranking woman in Chinese society. The brilliant blue feathers of the kingfisher give these accessories an eye-catching quality that anyone interested in being recognized would certainly embrace.
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Post by: ah2bqat on April 02, 2010, 04:15:43 PM
Do you have more pictures, saqsay?  Obviously the style is similar, but the one you show is so compact compared to the ones in my memory.  Kingfisher feather, huh?  Very similar effect, as well.  The ones I remember had individual cascades of gold  and blue drops and small flowers on individual and extremely delicate spikes(for lack of the proper word), all attached to a base ornament similar to the kingfisher one.  So beautiful.  This brings back such lovely memories.
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 02, 2010, 09:26:50 PM
i'm not sure if this is anything like what your talking about, but i'll keep looking. the interesting thing about chinese hair pins is that the men wore them too. only the women's were more elaborate. i wonder what OMC would look like with a chines hair pin???  >:D
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 02, 2010, 09:32:05 PM
or maybe these are more what you meant?
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Post by: oldmancoyote on April 03, 2010, 03:25:34 AM
[snip] i wonder what OMC would look like with a chines hair pin???  >:D

Faintly embarrassed, holding it in his hand, unless it comes with a sticky pad. Not enough hair to hold it up, I'm afraid.

This reminds me - I need to post a picture of me wearing a necklace...
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Post by: joia on April 03, 2010, 03:26:21 AM
These are exactly what I was talking about, they rival even the most beautiful Western tiaras.  
By the way, OMC would look gorgeous in them (hair or not).  Mrs OMC would be proud.  ;)
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Post by: oldmancoyote on April 03, 2010, 04:45:35 AM
If she could stop laughing...
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 03, 2010, 08:42:37 AM
a couple more
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 03, 2010, 08:45:48 AM
just an FYI- i am 80% sure i am going to china in june, so i will check out the chinese hair ornaments. there really isn't that much i have been able to find online  :-\
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Post by: ah2bqat on April 03, 2010, 12:42:51 PM
And very much like what I remember is essence.  I found some more - what I did all yesterday evening - so thank you for searching, saqsay.  I'm going to threadjack a little with the pictures I've found.  If you would prefer it moved, I'm sure annie, djm, or the Meb Wistress can build it out elsewhere.

I'll start with diadems and headresses - which do belong.... the first has the type of cascade I remember hanging from it, although I remember it as a hairpin, not a headress.

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt264/ah2bqat/Kingfisher%20blue/kingfisherblue2.jpg)

Then the diadem, which is a late 20th centery piece, and not my favorite, but at least it LOOKS like a tiara...
(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt264/ah2bqat/Kingfisher%20blue/kingfisherdiadem.jpg)

Then a Manchu headress(I think) - my notes got rearranged by the smaller family members last night...
(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt264/ah2bqat/Kingfisher%20blue/kingfisherblue6headress.jpg)

and one of my favorites, if a little more theatrical...
(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt264/ah2bqat/Kingfisher%20blue/kingfisherblue7headress.jpg)
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Post by: ah2bqat on April 03, 2010, 12:49:03 PM
I'll continue on...Since the Chinese did not cut stones, you'll find these pieces decorated with polished cabachon stones - generally jadite, pearl, coral, amber, and tourmaline.  So a few with other stones:

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt264/ah2bqat/Kingfisher%20blue/Kingfisherblue.jpg)
(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt264/ah2bqat/Kingfisher%20blue/Coral-Kingfisher-Hairpin-web.jpg)
(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt264/ah2bqat/Kingfisher%20blue/kingfisherblue5.jpg)
the hairpin at the top of this last frame is most like the pin I remember, but it had gold, not pearl dangles
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Post by: ah2bqat on April 03, 2010, 12:57:23 PM
and a few more... the collections and headresses are mainly from Sotheby's and Christie's past auctions, BTW
(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt264/ah2bqat/Kingfisher%20blue/kingfisherblue3.jpg)
(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt264/ah2bqat/Kingfisher%20blue/Kingfisher-Feathers-5-web.jpg)
(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt264/ah2bqat/Kingfisher%20blue/kingfisherblue4.jpg)
(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt264/ah2bqat/Kingfisher%20blue/kingfisherphoenix.jpg) 
the phoenix in the last picture is placed on the hairpin as I remember, but with a different sort of dangle.  This one is silver gilt
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Post by: ah2bqat on April 03, 2010, 01:06:28 PM
and I final few...
another phoenix
(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt264/ah2bqat/Kingfisher%20blue/kingfisherblue9.jpg)

a butterfly - more in the style I remember - very intricate and delicate
(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt264/ah2bqat/Kingfisher%20blue/Kingfisher-feathers-pin-web2.jpg)

flowers AND butterflies
(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt264/ah2bqat/Kingfisher%20blue/Kingfisher-Feathers-3-web.jpg)

and a flower that shows a bit of the spring each of these hairpins has behind it to allow it to tremble with any movement
(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt264/ah2bqat/Kingfisher%20blue/kingfisherblue8.jpg)

...and thanks for allowing the interrupt, saqsay.  Let s get back to Tiaras!
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 03, 2010, 01:59:59 PM
your not interrupting.... your contributing. i appreciate that. i love hair adornments of all kinds. in fact, i think tiaras should be mandatory for weddings, parties and nights at the theatre..... i think someday i will own one. just so i can wear it while house cleaning  ;D
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Post by: joia on April 03, 2010, 03:47:22 PM
I can definitely see where Lalique got his inspiration. 
That´s a good idea, a tiara to do the housework in.   
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 03, 2010, 10:11:38 PM
this one looks like 2 in 1.
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 03, 2010, 10:23:42 PM
heres another nice one
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 03, 2010, 10:48:17 PM
this one looks a little big.
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Post by: joia on April 04, 2010, 03:05:23 AM
Not for me, my idea of jewellery is "the bigger the better" LOL:
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Post by: oldmancoyote on April 04, 2010, 03:06:08 AM
The middle one is "worn through"? ???  :laugh:
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 04, 2010, 08:37:41 AM
what d you mean by wrn through OMC?

the first one here is a circlet from 1830. it looks a little medieval to me. like what a prince would wear while bidding her night farewell.

the second one is a bandeau style meant to be worn low on the brow. perhaps from the flapper era.
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 04, 2010, 08:42:32 AM
how about some american royalty. here are some pictures of elizabeth taylor wearing her tiaras.
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 04, 2010, 08:44:12 AM
that was supposed to be'princess' in post 308. i need to proof read!
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Post by: oldmancoyote on April 04, 2010, 12:31:26 PM
The watermark on the photo you posted reads "worn through" - which is amusing, considering it's a mid- to late-19th century piece.
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Post by: djm195 on April 04, 2010, 02:10:33 PM
Elizabeth Taylor....classic.  The perfect face.  

I had an art instructor many, many years ago that made our class draw half of Liz Taylor's face. I was studying portraits and the human figure at the time.  (Geesh, this brings back alot of "not-so-great memories"...I prolly skipped half of the  classes because I hated it so much. Pure torture.)

Anywho, the whole idea was to take half the drawing and make a mirror image photo of it and put it together.  He was trying to show us that faces are not symmetrical with the exception of Elizabeth Taylor...which actually ended up looking like her.  To this day, I can't see a picture of her without thinking of this class. I have to admit though, that top picture of her in a tiara is beautiful. I think she is the only non-royal besides Audrey Hepburn that could pull off wearing a tiara.  

After that course, I got out of art and decided to go into medicine. Funy thing, I ended up putting myself through school by doing portraits of people.  Go figure.  ::)
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Post by: joia on April 04, 2010, 02:59:04 PM
That´s interesting djm.  The perfect face is purely symmetrical, I wonder if Picasso ever found that out.   Strange thing though, it doesn´t matter how he drew the women if you look at a photo of any one of them next to his  painting of her and you see  she is instantly recognizable. 
I have always been fond of Modigliani and his paintings of his Jeanne are of a symmetrical face, now you have me trying to think of someone famous like this besides the beautiful Elizabeth. 
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Post by: oldmancoyote on April 04, 2010, 03:16:02 PM
The other beautiful Elizabeth - Hurley - apparently also has a very symmetrical visage.
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Post by: joia on April 05, 2010, 02:38:15 AM
The other beautiful Elizabeth - Hurley - apparently also has a very symmetrical visage.

She is gorgeous too , no doubt about that.  Did Grace Kelly have a symmetrical face?
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 05, 2010, 05:53:47 AM
speaking of the beautiful people. here is a pic of audry hepburn wearing a tiara.
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 05, 2010, 06:08:41 AM
since i just watched the sound of music last night. here is eleanor parker as the baroness. to bad i couldn't find a better picture of the tiara. but another beautiful woman none the less.
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 05, 2010, 06:10:52 AM
The other beautiful Elizabeth - Hurley - apparently also has a very symmetrical visage.

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Post by: oldmancoyote on April 05, 2010, 02:14:05 PM
Not sure if this goes in the Fugly thread, the Stupid Joke thread or here (where it was first mentioned), but anyway...

(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk18/davidelevi/Junk/P1000140.jpg)
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Post by: Diamondsbylauren on April 05, 2010, 02:25:43 PM
May I express my deepest gratitude that you have forever changed the face of CDi by proving I'm not the only stubble face to model women's jewelry.... >:D
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Post by: annie1 on April 05, 2010, 02:32:16 PM
 Very elegant, OMC.  Very elegant.   ;)
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Post by: joia on April 05, 2010, 02:37:09 PM
All I can say is WOW-   The model is not too bad either.
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Post by: oldmancoyote on April 05, 2010, 03:26:01 PM
May I express my deepest gratitude that you have forever changed the face of CDi by proving I'm not the only stubble face to model women's jewelry.... >:D

Like you, David, I strive to make CDIers happy.

Now, if only they made slightly longer necklaces...
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Post by: Awestruck on April 05, 2010, 03:45:49 PM
These are my favourite tiaras modelled by my 2 favourite princesses ... my grandchildren.
(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn168/LWitham/maeganandlaurenshop.jpg)
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Post by: ah2bqat on April 05, 2010, 03:48:51 PM
I can only hope that Mrs. OMC had as much fun snapping this shot as we have in viewing it!  You simply MUST post a copy in the Coyote's Den!  PLEASE!  

And such a lovely young chin and feathers - did you catch the road runner just prior to modeling?

But in Awestruck's photo, the jewels are wearing the tiaras, not the other way around!
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Post by: oldmancoyote on April 05, 2010, 04:14:05 PM
Mrs OMC had quite a few problems in taking the pic. She was too busy giggling.

The roadrunner is still around. Only got hold of its tail.

beep beep!
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Post by: djm195 on April 05, 2010, 04:22:33 PM
Lynne...they are adorable. Best royalty on this thread!
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Post by: annie1 on April 05, 2010, 04:55:52 PM
Oh, Lynne!  They're precious!  Look at the dimples!
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Post by: Sanchica27 on April 05, 2010, 07:24:15 PM
Nice pic everyone!  We really need to make a thread of us actually wearing ( or making our DH's wear) our jewelry!  Way to much fun...
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 06, 2010, 08:51:19 AM
wow OMC, you are a young guy. 32? anyway, what are the details on that necklace? it's beautiful.  but why just a half face? you got something to hide?
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 06, 2010, 08:55:22 AM
here is QEII aquamarine tiara. it also has a matching necklace. of all the aquamarine tiaras posted so far, i think i like this one best.
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 06, 2010, 08:57:29 AM
wearing it.
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Post by: oldmancoyote on April 06, 2010, 09:29:16 AM
Some more data and pics on the necklace here (http://coloreddiamond.info/show-off-your-jewels/the-coyotes-den/msg72109/#msg72109). When I make the next big post with the new (mostly old) pieces, I'll build in the picture in the story.

saqsay1 - I'm flattered. I'm also a lot older (43). And bald. ;D
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Post by: Trinkette on April 06, 2010, 01:08:00 PM
What, OMC, no matching earrings? Geesh.  ::)
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Post by: oldmancoyote on April 06, 2010, 05:33:55 PM
I thought there were some - erm, prejudices - against people sporting a stubble also wearing earrings?

OK, OK, next photo will have me with earrings as well. And a bracelet (if it closes) and a brooch. And a ring or two (if they fit).
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 06, 2010, 08:54:50 PM
all that will be missing is the ladies pink lacy panties................. well, ok, maybe you can skip the panties, this time  >:D
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 07, 2010, 08:21:14 AM
here is a morrocan princess wearing her tiara. it is a greek key design.
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Post by: oldmancoyote on April 07, 2010, 04:40:40 PM
all that will be missing is the ladies pink lacy panties................. well, ok, maybe you can skip the panties, this time  >:D

I'll leave those to DJM.

Nice Greek/Moroccan/whatever tiara and lady. Berber girls were famous for being beauties in the myths and legends of the Middle Ages - clearly some foundation of truth in the myth. (although perhaps she was born in Inverness)
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 07, 2010, 05:55:25 PM
same princess, different tiara.
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 07, 2010, 05:57:01 PM
or maybe that wasn't the same princess.  :-[  sometimes it's hard to tell from a thumbnail.  8)
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 07, 2010, 06:01:23 PM
i'm not sure who this is, but the tiara's nice.
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Post by: djm195 on April 07, 2010, 06:48:32 PM
all that will be missing is the ladies pink lacy panties................. well, ok, maybe you can skip the panties, this time  >:D

I'll leave those to DJM.


WHOA! One freakin' dare and now I'm pegged as a cross dresser? It was a grass skirt folks.....NOT lace panties. Let's get our story straight here... ::)
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Post by: Trinkette on April 07, 2010, 07:12:05 PM
wimp.
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 07, 2010, 07:47:33 PM
yeah, man up DJM....  ;D lets see those pink panties  >:D
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Post by: djm195 on April 07, 2010, 07:57:04 PM
you mean these?

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff142/djm195/CDI/Survivor-Thong-Panty.jpg)

Trinkette knows who these belong to.  PS...it's NOT me.  You got the wrong guy.

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff142/djm195/CDI/smiley-rock.gif)
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Post by: Trinkette on April 07, 2010, 08:32:07 PM
*SIGH* You all know what happens to thongs around here...

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff140/punankyrie/YEEE-HAAABoottheBooty.jpg)
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Post by: djm195 on April 07, 2010, 08:48:00 PM
BUWAHAHAHAHA!!!!  That picture cracks me up every time.
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 07, 2010, 09:06:12 PM
i have never seen that pic before trinkette.... but where does the shoe and polka dot socks come in? i love the FY heart with the thong on. a true CLASSIC!
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Post by: oldmancoyote on April 08, 2010, 01:42:02 AM
I won't deprive you of the pleasure of reading through the "Diamond Survivor Island" threads...
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Post by: ah2bqat on April 08, 2010, 02:01:18 AM
uh oh!  I missed that one, too.
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Post by: annie1 on April 08, 2010, 07:00:48 AM
uh oh!  I missed that one, too.

 ;D  If you're planning on reading them, I would suggest you hunker down for the long haul with a nice big mug of hot cocoa.  Some people might suggest that you want/need something stronger, but like I said, that's some people, not me.   :-*
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 08, 2010, 09:46:34 AM
i will check it out. sounds like a fun read............

heres one of queen beatrix of holland.
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 08, 2010, 09:48:25 AM
and princess mary of denmark....
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 08, 2010, 09:51:48 AM
this suite is incredible.............
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 08, 2010, 09:53:20 AM
and one more.
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 08, 2010, 09:58:14 AM
A tiara of highly polished cut-steel set with gold in the designs
of oak leaves, acorns, flowers and feathers. Queen Josephine
may have brought it to Sweden, where it languished for many
years until rediscovered by Queen Silvia. For a period of time
cut-steel was a cheap alternative for women who wished to be
stylish but could not afford the real thing during the time
of the first French empire on to the Victorian era.

napolianic cut steel tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 08, 2010, 02:01:09 PM
this is why you should never marry a man that wears more jewels then you do.................
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 08, 2010, 02:27:27 PM
and that dress! sylvia, what were you thinking? that is the most boring wedding dress i have ever seen. dress like a Queen for pete's sake.

now that i am done ranting. here is a close up of the cameo tiara.
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 08, 2010, 02:48:11 PM
here's an interesting cameo suite........... i wouldn't say i'd want to wear it though.
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Post by: ah2bqat on April 08, 2010, 03:27:33 PM
Maybe we should have it moved to the 'fugly' thread.  Not to my taste, either.
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Post by: clgwli on April 08, 2010, 08:45:11 PM
I wanna know what's going on with that center cameo on the necklace...  :icon_scratch:

That dainty one on Princess Mary is absolutely beautiful to me. 
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Post by: oldmancoyote on April 08, 2010, 11:04:34 PM
Hmmm... very interesting. I've just seen the same cameo design - but in white on blue - this afternoon in the Diamond District. I'll go back and see if I can find something more.
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Post by: joia on April 09, 2010, 03:09:12 AM
and one more.

My absolute favourite is this one and worn by Princess Mary.   No doubt about it, dark hair looks best with tiaras.  (Spoken by a blonde by the way).
Beautiful girl, beautiful photograph gorgeous tiara.

OMC Isn´t that cameo tiara ( parure) from the time of Napoleon?  Empire styles of jewellery and clothing are a little?  ugly in my view but if the jeweller would like to give it to me, LOL, it would be very carefully kept where I could look at it occasionally...
I once saw an exhibition in Les Invalides of some of Empress Josephine´s clothes, she was really really tiny.   Her shoes would fit a doll as woud her gloves.  I heard the women used to dampen their dresses to make them fall in the proper way.   It makes me shudder to think of all the pneumonia that must have taken so many young fashionable women.
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Post by: oldmancoyote on April 09, 2010, 04:50:52 AM
Probably Napoleon III (1860-1870) - I don't think a first Empire (1800-1820) piece would have had the "intermediate" conical fringes, but I'm no great expert on 1800s pieces.

Damp dresses are still a lot healthier than using lead white to paint one's face, and smoking tobacco was recommended by doctors as "good for you" in the 1950s... so there's no end to the amount of stupid things humanity does to itself in the name of fashion.
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 09, 2010, 07:59:48 AM
i hope we have some history buffs here because i came across some crowns on an obscure website with few if any descriptions. some are elaborate, some interesting, while others are fugly, awkward, or just plain old. feel free to chime in if you know anything about these.

this first one was catherine the great of russia

the second from the iranian crown jewels as posted previously
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 09, 2010, 08:02:02 AM
i think the second one is from the holy roman empire??
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 09, 2010, 08:07:24 AM
the first one here is fugly?

the second one looks russian, i recognize the double eagle. czar alexanders?
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 09, 2010, 08:09:46 AM
???
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Post by: oldmancoyote on April 09, 2010, 08:11:36 AM
i think the second one is from the holy roman empire??

The second one is Stephen of Hungary's crown (Szent Istvan); it's really an 8th century Byzantine headdress which has been modified in the 10-12th century
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 09, 2010, 08:13:21 AM
the second one here looks like its from the ottoman empire.
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 09, 2010, 08:15:42 AM
thank you OMC! i would just post the pictures, but the forum makes me write something. so forgive any inaccuracies.
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 09, 2010, 08:17:14 AM
ok, THIS one is from the Holy roman Empire!.............. right?
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 09, 2010, 08:20:10 AM
???
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Post by: oldmancoyote on April 09, 2010, 08:22:03 AM
I don't think the second one (with the fur cap) is Ottoman - Ottomans were a muslim dinasty, so won't have crosses or other christian symbols (such as a globe) on crown jewels. I think it's Ivan the Terrible of Russia's crown, sceptre and globe, or those of another early Russian Czar (same applies to the second lot with the fur - typical 16th century Tatar-derived costume)

The first one is interesting - it looks like a piece of Chinese blue-and-white porcelain, possibly a bowl, used as a head ornament. It could be Ming, but it's tough to say. Talk of recycling!

The one with the big cross, the big stones cut in a primitive way and a red velvet cap underneath is Charlemagne's crown, so it's the very start of the Holy Roman Empire!
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 09, 2010, 08:26:01 AM
more ??
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 09, 2010, 08:27:12 AM
oops. i lost my attachments on that last post.

ok OMC, i will be quiet. better to say nothing then be wrong? right?
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 09, 2010, 08:28:17 AM
??
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Post by: oldmancoyote on April 09, 2010, 08:31:13 AM
Nope - keep posting. I am enjoying it. Here is one for you to find. (Hint: look for iron, rather than gold)
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 09, 2010, 08:35:16 AM
that almost looks like a bracelet. but i assume it is a crown of some sort?
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 09, 2010, 08:37:32 AM
now that i look at post 367, the silver one, the top almost looks mayan. although i would think the mayans would use gold............. just thinking outloud
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 09, 2010, 08:39:50 AM
??
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 09, 2010, 09:13:56 AM
the bottom one in the above post is danish!!
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 09, 2010, 09:15:58 AM
??
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Post by: Diamondsbylauren on April 09, 2010, 03:36:31 PM
the bottom one in the above post is danish!!

AMAZING bake work- mine usually look like this
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Post by: joia on April 09, 2010, 04:28:50 PM
You always make me laugh but this time you have made me hungry as well. LOL.
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 09, 2010, 04:49:20 PM
oh yeah smart guy..................well, this is a cake!
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 10, 2010, 07:53:21 AM
a few more
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 10, 2010, 07:55:15 AM
now this one i know is korean. thee top one.
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 10, 2010, 07:57:00 AM
2 more
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 10, 2010, 07:58:44 AM
the top one here is a czech crown

the other the danish crowns
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 10, 2010, 08:08:05 AM
bavarian ccrown jewels
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Post by: oldmancoyote on April 10, 2010, 08:09:53 AM
The next-to-last one (1st Bavarian) looks decidedly uncomfortable.

(and it reminds me of a collection of barbecue skewers)
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 10, 2010, 08:20:21 AM
imperial state crown and ????
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 10, 2010, 08:23:51 AM
The Iron Crown is so called from a narrow band of iron about one centimeter (three-eighths of an inch) within it, said to be beaten out of one of the nails used at the crucifixion. According to tradition, the nail was first given to Emperor Constantine I by his mother Helena, who discovered the cross of the Crucifixion.
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 10, 2010, 08:24:41 AM
you see OMC, i did my homework!!!  ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 10, 2010, 08:29:02 AM
top crown is part of the french crown jewels.

the second of stars and diamonds is possibly french too
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 10, 2010, 08:34:54 AM
just for fun... i thought i would include these rings i stumbled across. one of course being a crown, and the other a turntable.  8)
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 10, 2010, 08:36:17 AM
i think DBL hould include these in their inventory.  ;D
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Post by: clgwli on April 10, 2010, 04:10:10 PM
i think DBL hould include these in their inventory.  ;D
Oh definitely!  I would so buy one ;)

Some of those crowns are very interesting.  I'd love to see a few of them on someone's head because I cannot see how they could stay!
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Post by: oldmancoyote on April 11, 2010, 12:07:16 AM
you see OMC, i did my homework!!!  ;D

Yes, you did!

One little known fact about the Iron Crown is that in 1993 a team of scientists looked at the metal ring and found it is silver, not iron - thus it is definitely not a crucifixion nail (regardless of who might have been nailed to it). Since the crown misses its cap, which was retained in Costantinople when the crown was partly dismantled, it is possible that the nail - if it ever existed - remained attached to the cap part of the crown.
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Post by: oldmancoyote on April 11, 2010, 12:09:05 AM
imperial state crown and ??

The red stone, at the centre of the Imperial State Crown, is known as the Black Prince's Ruby, but it's actually a spinel (and not a jot less beautiful for that)
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 17, 2010, 08:10:06 PM
just when you thought i was finished.............. more!

here's another photo of elizabeth hurly in her tiara. it was taken at elton john's white tie and tiara party.......
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 17, 2010, 08:15:08 PM
here are some french crowns / tiaras from the 1800's
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 17, 2010, 08:23:42 PM
the top picture is of Queen Elizabeth the Queen mother in a portrait by cecil beaton. she is wearing the oriental circlet tiara.

the oriental circlet was made by prince Albert for Queen Victoria. originally, it had opals, which were victoria's favorite stone, but was later replaced with rubies.
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Post by: ah2bqat on April 17, 2010, 09:38:22 PM
I vote with Victoria.  It would have been spectacular with opals.  So have you ever come across a tiara that still had opals in it?  Sotheby's has a pretty one in the catalog with aquamarines and diamonds by Cartier(thank you awestruck); but I don't think I've ever seen one with opals.
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 18, 2010, 08:33:10 AM
no i haven't ah2, and i have looked. the only thing i could find was this ugly little number which was a gift to QEII. she has never worn it in public. i wonder why??? ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 18, 2010, 08:39:09 AM
actually, now that i look at it. the metal work looks divine. it is just that center stone that makes it fugly IMO. the earrings are wearable too. if you turn it upside down it would mmake a tiara.
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 18, 2010, 08:47:50 AM
here is the 'midnight tiara'. it was made in 2009. it is made of silver, pink gold, diamonds and moonstones.
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 18, 2010, 08:51:33 AM
a close up
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 18, 2010, 09:13:42 AM
this is a tiara designed by versace. he won some kind of award for this. i'm not sure why....


and madonna wearing it.
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Post by: oldmancoyote on April 18, 2010, 05:17:00 PM
I understand her. She's clearly saying: "What this stuff that someone plopped on me head?"
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 18, 2010, 07:35:23 PM
now this may be a little mean spirited, but the gaps between spikes in the tiara, makes the gap between her teeth more obvious? or maybe they compliment each other?
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 18, 2010, 07:44:46 PM
now here is an interesting one. it's an emerald tiara set in black gold.
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Post by: Trinkette on April 18, 2010, 08:44:18 PM
Looks like something Titania from A Midsummer Night's Dream might wear...
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Post by: cherrypie on April 19, 2010, 02:42:15 AM
That Versace tiara is chavtastic!  I like the ivy leaf one.

Carol   8)
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 19, 2010, 10:18:40 AM
heres an aquamarine, pearl and diamond tiara.
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 19, 2010, 10:27:31 AM
this tiara was made in the 1920's and is platinum and diamonds.
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 19, 2010, 10:35:35 AM
The Nizam of Hyderabad Parure
This wonderful tiara does not exist anymore. The tiara was, together with a necklace given to HM The Queen by the Nizam of Hyberabad as a coronation-gift. Made by Cartier and later broken up to be used in new setting, in the Burmese Ruby Rose Tiara, made by Court jeweller Garrard.
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 19, 2010, 10:44:56 AM
One of the most beautiful ruby parures was originally owned by
Marie Alexandrovna, the Duchess of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg-
Gotha. Only daughter of Tsar Alexandar II of Russia, Marie
Alexandrovna was used to having the best of everything.
Her jewelry collection was superb and the bridal gifts from
her father were no exception.
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 19, 2010, 10:48:54 AM
'A tiara in the form of a graduated band of Cyclamen coum tied with knots of ribbon, purchased form Fabergé for the Hon. Mrs Wilson Fox.  The tiara can be effortlessly removed from its gold frame and worn as an articulated necklace.  Contained within its original fitted case, the jewel has undoubtedly come from the workshops of the chief jewellery workmaster to Fabergé,  Albert Holmström, c1903.'
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 19, 2010, 10:54:47 AM
A less known tiara that once belonged to the Romanian royal family, probably to Queen Marie, now a property of country’s Central Bank. The tiara (platinum, diamonds, sapphires, rubies, etc.) is exhibited at the National History Museum in Bucharest.
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 19, 2010, 12:15:40 PM
Yadavindra: one of the Maharajahs that inspired the Art Deco Tutti Fruitti bandeau

this one reminds me of OMC....... yes men can wear tiara's and still be manly!! >:D
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 22, 2010, 10:27:51 AM
here are some pics of queen beatrix and her tiaras.
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 22, 2010, 10:29:50 AM
and another with a close up.
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 22, 2010, 10:37:25 AM
and a couple more
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 22, 2010, 11:03:00 AM
this is the famous Londonderry tiara. it's biggest claim to fame is that Lady Londonderry dropped it down the loo at westminster Abbey during the coronation of Edward VII in 1902 and spent most of the ceremony trying to retreive it.  ;D
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Post by: ah2bqat on April 22, 2010, 12:10:02 PM
Jeez, saqsay!  I didn't know that!  What a fun fact.  ;D
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Post by: djm195 on April 22, 2010, 09:07:36 PM
Hummm, I'm not really up on tiaras... on the other hand, some of my pets seem to be quite well versed on the subject.  ;)

I'll research and get back to you. Meanwhile, Red the Bull makes this contribution:

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff140/punankyrie/BigRedDoubleCrownClose.jpg)



BUWAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  HOW DID I MISS THIS POST?  :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

LMAO...I love the expression on Red!
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Post by: Trinkette on April 22, 2010, 09:36:27 PM
Ohhhhh, Red looks so young and dashing in that photo. *SIGH* He's aged quite a bit. Still gets the job done though.  ;D

The Londonderry tiara is beautiful. One of my very favorites on the entire thread. Too bad about its, err, history. Kind of takes the fun out of putting it on your head...  ::) (Still need that eeewwww smiley).
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 23, 2010, 05:59:11 AM
here's jackie kennedy's answer for a tiara. a sunburst brooch placed in her hair. this is a great photo of her.
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 23, 2010, 02:52:18 PM
speaking of creative head ornaments, does anyone remember Princess Diana wearing her chokers as a bandeau?
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 23, 2010, 02:53:33 PM
another
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 25, 2010, 06:53:25 AM
yet another aquamarine tiara. it seems there are more aquamarine tiaras out there then any other semi-precious stone.
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 25, 2010, 07:00:18 AM
This parure was part of the jewellery collection of Olga Karnovich (1865-1929), Princess Paley, the second and morganatic wife of Grand Duke Paul Alexandrovich of Russia (1860-1919), Tsar Alexander III's brother. Widowed in 1891, the Grand Duke later engaged in an open love affair with Olga Karnovich who was married to Erich von Pistohlkohrs at the time. The birth of their illegitimate son, Vladimir, and Olga's subsequent divorce were major scandals among the Imperial entourage of St Petersburg. Upon learning of this, the Grand Duke's nephew, Tsar Nicolas II, refused the couple permission to marry. Paul had to resign from his military duties and all his Russian properties were seized. The couple fled Russia and settled in an elegant town house near Paris where they married in 1902.
In 1904, Luitpold, Prince Regent of Bavaria, granted Olga the title of Countess Hohenfelsen. In 1912, the Tsar finally recognised their marriage, gave Olga the title of Princess Paley, and allowed them to return to Russia.
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 25, 2010, 07:01:22 AM
the rest of the parure
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 25, 2010, 07:22:14 AM
how about some russian / romanov jewels?
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 25, 2010, 07:26:55 AM
a few more
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 25, 2010, 07:46:51 AM
the second picture here is of the romanov nuptual diadem. there is a pink diamond in the center. this piece was purchased by the heiress marjorie merryweather post  (post cereal) and is a museum in washington d.c.
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 25, 2010, 07:49:49 AM
more
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 25, 2010, 07:57:11 AM
 a few more
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 25, 2010, 07:59:25 AM
brooches, necklaces and crowns...oh my
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 25, 2010, 08:01:49 AM
is it me? or does this brooch look like a bat?
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Post by: Trinkette on April 25, 2010, 08:31:37 AM
I like all of these... I still seem to have a slight preference for the pearl pieces, although ALL the Russian diamond pieces are absolutely gorgeous.

If the last piece looks like a bat, so be it. I like it.  ;)

The aqua parure is lovely. *SIGH*

I didn't know the story regarding Olga Karnovich. I see she outlasted the Russian Revolution. I just researched, and, as I suspected, her husband (who was supposed to have been a kind man) and her son did not. Very sad.

One more thing... Majorie Merriweather Post purchased the Marie-Louise Diadem we posted early on (the one with turquoise that replaced emeralds) as a donation to the Smithsonian. Generous lady...
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 25, 2010, 08:59:17 AM
 hi trinkette. i'm not sure which marie-louise tiara you mean. i found this one, and was going to post it later. from what i read, this diadem was purchased by marjorie merryweather post also. supposedly this diadem was partly dismantled, and the emeralds replaced with turquoise.
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 25, 2010, 09:00:44 AM
i believe the one above was donated to the smithsonian.
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Post by: Trinkette on April 25, 2010, 09:48:41 AM
Yes, that is the one. Hang on... let me look. Didn't we post that one early on in this thread? It has the turquoise. Mabe I've confused myself (not hard to do  ::) ). I have my own pics of it from my Smithsonian visit. Perhaps I am remembering this one from my Smithsonian thread?  I'll check...  :Exit-Stage-Right:
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Post by: Trinkette on April 25, 2010, 09:51:33 AM
OK, check out replies 60 through 65 in this thread. You'll see the present turquoise version that is now in the Smithsonian.
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 25, 2010, 09:57:11 AM
okay. got ya! ya know, i didn't realize that was the same tiara! i wondered why it was so hard to find a complete, good pic of it.
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 27, 2010, 08:55:37 AM
The particulars of the Orlov's story have been lost with time, but it is widely reported that the diamond once served as an eye of the statue of the presiding deity of the Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple of Srirangam in southern India. The man held responsible for its removal was a French deserter, a grenadier from the Carnatic wars who apparently converted to the Hindu faith and worshipped at the temple for many years. Whether the deserter did this sincerely or solely to gain access to the statue is not known. The temple, situated on an island in the Cauvery River, was surrounded by seven enclosures; no Christians were ever permitted farther than the fourth. Once having pilfered the stone from its sacred home around 1750, perhaps after untold years of patient planning, the deserter fled to Madras where he would find protection with the British Army, as well as a buyer.

The as yet unnamed stone passed from merchant to merchant in the everlasting quest for profit, eventually appearing for sale in Amsterdam. Salfras, an Armenian (some say Persian) merchant who then owned the diamond, found an eager buyer in Count Grigory Grigorievich Orlov. The Count paid a purported 400,000 Dutch florins, but would likely have agreed to any amount demanded.

 
Sketch of the Orlov Diamond from the book Precious Stones by Max Bauer, published in 1904.Years before the purchase Grigory Orlov had been romantically involved with a young Catherine the Great of Russia, an affair beginning while she was still merely Empress Consort of Russia, married to the Emperor Peter III of Russia. Their affair continued as Grigory Orlov led the way in the deposement of her husband in a coup d'etat and the elevation of Catherine to power. Their relationship carried on for many years and produced an illegitimate child, but Catherine eventually forsook Count Orlov for Grigori Alexandrovich Potemkin. Count Orlov sought to rekindle their forlorn romance by offering her the diamond, as it is said he knew she had wished for it. While he failed to regain her affections, Catherine did bestow many gifts upon Count Orlov; these gifts included a marble palace in St. Petersburg. Catherine named the diamond after the Count, and had her jeweller, C. N. Troitinski, design a sceptre incorporating the Orlov.
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 27, 2010, 10:45:12 PM
the whole collection
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 04, 2010, 01:02:17 PM
Platinum tiara with (42.4 carats) large center emerald, (7.56 carats) side emeralds and (7.89 carats) of pave diamonds.
this one is called the houston emerald tiara.
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 04, 2010, 01:03:52 PM
here's another pic of queen margarethe wearing her Emerald Tiara. which is one is has been rarely photographed in.
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 04, 2010, 01:06:12 PM
this is another of queen Beatrix's tiaras. this one with emeralds too.....
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 04, 2010, 01:11:12 PM
now i have seen this parure on a couple of different sites. one calls it an emerlad parure, but another calls it peridot. they look more like peridots to me.
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 04, 2010, 01:14:32 PM
 above photo^ From the Sotheby's auction catalog (London - Magnificient Antique
Jewels 6/20/01), the parure was attributed to the Habsburg Imperial
Jeweller Kochert and originally made for the Archduchess Henriette,
wife of Archduke Karl of Tuscany. The parure passed on from
Archduke Karl to his nephew and heir, Archduke Friedrich,
the husband of Archduchess Isabella.
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 04, 2010, 01:16:45 PM
ABOVE photos^ the jewels
were again auctioned off in 2001 and purchased by the jewelry
firm Fred Leighton. The necklace and earrings were worn by Joan
Rivers to the Acadent Awards a year or so after the sale.
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 04, 2010, 01:25:45 PM
i couldn't find out much about this pink topaz and diamond parure, other than it is owned by italian royalty. i think it is probably one of the prettiest of all the parures.....
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 04, 2010, 01:30:22 PM
Origin of name
The term "parure" (pah-rur) that came into popular usage in France and later other European countries in the 17th century, refer to an entire wardrobe or suite of matching jewelry, which became a status symbol for the royalty, noble and wealthier classes. A parure meant for the royalty usually included a diadem, tiara, comb, bandeau, choker, necklace, earrings, brooch, stomacher, bracelets and rings. Parures are usually named according to the types of precious or semi-precious stones, used in the setting of its components. The Marie-Louise Parure under consideration is set mainly with emeralds and diamonds. Hence the name "Emerald and Diamond Parure." Like wise we can have combinations like "Sapphire and Diamond Parure", "Ruby and Diamond Parure," "Amethyst and Diamond Parure" etc. where two gemstones are almost equally co-dominant. Parures where only a single type of gemstone predominates is usually given the name of such gemstone, such as "diamond parure," "emerald parure," "sapphire parure," "ruby parure" etc.

Napoleon Bonaparte, the mighty emperor of France was reported to have lavished such expensive parures on his first wife Josephine and later his second wife Marie Louise. The emerald and diamond parure which is the subject of this webpage, was a gift of Napoleon Bonaparte to Marie Louise on the occasion of their wedding, which was solemnized in the year 1810, and thus came to be known as the "Emerald and Diamond Parure of Marie Louise."
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 04, 2010, 01:32:21 PM
i know i posted the tiara before of marie louise, but here is the matching necklace.
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 04, 2010, 01:47:57 PM
here is another of QEII sapphire and diamond parure....
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 04, 2010, 02:05:56 PM
The Queen Amalie Sapphire, Diamond and Pearl Parure was probably part of the queen's personal jewelry collection ?
It is said that during his period of rule, in keeping with his austere policies Queen Amalie did not make use of the crown jewels of France, reassembled by Napoleon I, after the French revolution, and further enhanced by Louis XVIII and Charles X. Queen Amalie only wore her personal jewelry during the 18-year period she served as the Queen of the French. In this context, the Queen Amalie Sapphire, Diamond and Pearl Parure, the subject of this webpage, was most probably part of the personal collection of jewelry that belonged to the queen, that was designed and executed by Bapst, the court jeweler, using jewels purchased by Louis Philippe from the jewelry markets of Paris. The parure was probably inherited later by Queen Amalie's descendants, with whom it remained, until it was acquired by the Louvre Museum of France. This probably explains why the parure still remains in tact as it was produced over 160 years ago, for if the parure was part of the crown jewels of France, it would have undoubtedly undergone modification or reset in a different setting, when the jewels passed through the hands of the next queen consort of France, Empress Eugenie de Montijo, wife of Napoleon III, a great connoisseur and collector of jewels, who was known to have reset most of the crown jewels of France to suite her own tastes and the fashions of the time.
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 07, 2010, 10:08:06 AM
this is a platinum and enamel kokoshnik.
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 07, 2010, 10:19:51 AM
here's a few more celebrity tiara's. this is a young marilyn monroe wearing hers.....
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 07, 2010, 10:21:56 AM
here's keira knightly wearing a tiara. girlfriend needs to eat a sandwich.....
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 07, 2010, 10:29:04 AM
i happened to find that the duchess of windsor had 2 tiaras. however she rarely wore either of them. when she died, this tiara was not found among her jewels.

also, the Duchess's FY pear earrings........ 
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 07, 2010, 10:37:49 AM
maybe i should have left this one out. it is zsa zsa gabor in her tiara. at least she bought herself a real prince.....
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 07, 2010, 10:44:14 AM
here's Liz hurley in her wedding dress with tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 07, 2010, 10:53:51 AM
Barbara Hutton wearing the queen Amelie of Portugal Ruby Necklace converted to a tiara and the double-stranded golden yellow Japanese Pearl Necklace
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 07, 2010, 10:56:52 AM
Among the other famous pieces of jewelry owned by Barbara Hutton were the following :-

1) Catherine the Great's emerald necklace - The most important historical necklace owned by Barbara Hutton, that later came into the possession of Edith Rockefeller McCormick. Barbara Hutton purchased the Romanov emeralds, also known as the Vladimir emeralds, from Cartier around 1935. She is reported to have given the emerald necklace to her seventh husband, Prince Pierre Raymond Doan, whom she married in 1964, and the necklace was probably disposed by him  after their separation. These emeralds were also used by Barbara Hutton set on a tiara designed by Lucien Lachassagne and made by Cartier in 1947. A photograph of this tiara appears in Geoffrey Munn's book, "Tiaras, A History of Splendor."
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 07, 2010, 10:59:55 AM
note: the above picture, barbara is wearing the 55ct. pasha diamond in a ring.
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Post by: ah2bqat on May 07, 2010, 02:36:06 PM
Hmmm. ...and here I thought she'd attached a small lightbulb to her ring finger! ;D
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Post by: SaoriViola on May 07, 2010, 03:30:40 PM
wow, so that's what a 55ct diamond ring looks like.  neato.  sorry, probably stupid question, what's a pasha diamond?
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Post by: oldmancoyote on May 07, 2010, 03:40:53 PM
"Pasha" is the name of the diamond (like "Cullinan" or "Hope"). Incidentally, in that version it is 36 ct. She purchased it as an over 40 ct octagonal stone, and she had it recut as a round of 36 ct.
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Post by: Trinkette on May 07, 2010, 04:28:13 PM
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She purchased it as an over 40 ct octagonal stone, and she had it recut as a round of 36 ct.

Awww, what'd she have to go and do that for?  ::)
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Post by: SaoriViola on May 07, 2010, 04:43:18 PM
from 40 to 36 is not a big loss though, percentage wise.  i looked up the stone after i asked and it's really amazing, i love the new shape, though i didn't find a pic of the old cut.
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 07, 2010, 08:34:47 PM
if you liked the pasha, how about some of these?
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Post by: SaoriViola on May 07, 2010, 11:55:33 PM
perhaps there is such a thing as too much of a good thing huh?
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Post by: oldmancoyote on May 08, 2010, 04:15:34 AM
It's not so much "too much" as the fact that at those sizes even the RI and dispersion of a diamond cannot avoid it looking like a piece of glass...
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Post by: djm195 on May 08, 2010, 07:13:05 AM
yeah...the Pasha diamond looks like a glass doorknob.
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Post by: Trinkette on May 08, 2010, 08:00:26 AM
 :rotflmao:
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Post by: SaoriViola on May 08, 2010, 02:30:22 PM
*sheepish* RI?
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Post by: Trinkette on May 08, 2010, 03:48:41 PM
RI = Refractive Index.

When light passes from one object/medium to another, it bends (the classic visual example is how a pencil looks in a glass of water). The specific angle to which the light bends varies with different mediums, including gemstones.

The mathematical relationship between the angle at which light hits a gem and the angle of refraction is measured and interpreted as the refractive index. Basically, RI compares the speed of light in a substance to the speed of light in a vacuum – ie, space. The higher the refraction, the slower the light travels through the medium.

Gems with cubic crystals, like diamond, are singly refractive. Any gems of the six other types of crystal systems are doubly refractive, meaning the light rays are split into two and each ray has a different angle (hence, two RIs).

It gets even better... each color of the spectrum has its own RI... but, we won't go there!  :1087:

Diamond's RI, at 2.41, is considered to be high... highest of all the transparent gems. By comparison, air has an index of 1.02, water has an index of 1.33 and glass is 1.52. In gemstones, CZ is 2.17; demantoid garnet 1.88- 1.89; corundum 1.75-1.79; chrysoberyl 1.74-1.75; spinel 1.71-1.73; tourmaline 1.61-1.65; and emerald 1.58-1.59.

In addition to being an important means of gem identification, the RI is significant because a diamond's visual "fire" has to do with the gem's dispersion (separation and spreading of the spectral colors of white light when a ray passes across two faces of a prisim)  and RI.

:tard:
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Post by: SaoriViola on May 08, 2010, 05:57:11 PM
you blow me away Trink, thx!
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Post by: Trinkette on May 08, 2010, 06:30:57 PM
Your welcome. I may not have gotten it all pat, however, it goes something like that!

 ;)
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Post by: joia on May 09, 2010, 06:01:28 AM
perhaps there is such a thing as too much of a good thing huh?

Take my word for it......NEVER........
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 10, 2010, 08:28:34 AM
here's an amethyst and diamond tiara circa 1820
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 10, 2010, 08:29:08 AM
oops. make that 1870  ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 10, 2010, 08:31:28 AM
this one is called the diamond daisy tiara. i don't remember who the royal wearing it is.
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 10, 2010, 08:33:14 AM
and another diamond bandeau
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 10, 2010, 08:34:56 AM
this tiara has detachable diamond stars which can be worn as brooches
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 10, 2010, 08:43:36 AM
a pearl button tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 10, 2010, 08:45:33 AM
and yet another aquamarine tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 10, 2010, 08:47:07 AM
and another
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 10, 2010, 08:49:57 AM
here's an italian tiara made with coral
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 10, 2010, 09:15:59 AM
how about some norwegian tiaras?
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 10, 2010, 09:17:14 AM
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Post by: oldmancoyote on May 10, 2010, 09:34:19 AM
There's more tiaras in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your wildest dreams...
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 10, 2010, 09:44:23 AM
well, i must admit, that whenever i think i have found them all....... i find even more... do you think i have gotten too carried away?
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Post by: ah2bqat on May 10, 2010, 10:50:39 AM
NO, NO!  A thousand times NO!  No such thing as getting too carried away, saqsay!
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Post by: titania on May 11, 2010, 07:37:39 AM
This thread is completely amazing, sagsay -- fabulous....i've never seen so many of one thing, ever. They are stunning.  i'm also getting quite a kick out of the "wearers" of these gorgeous tiaras/crowns. Unbelievable, some of them.
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 11, 2010, 04:02:34 PM
okay then.... i'm glad i'm not boring you all to tears......   now for some more norwegian tiaras.....
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 11, 2010, 04:03:51 PM
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 11, 2010, 04:05:21 PM
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 11, 2010, 04:06:57 PM
#12. some of these gals, aren't the prettiest. but the tiaras aren't bad
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 11, 2010, 04:08:41 PM
this one reminds me of something that would be worn in a star trek movie
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 11, 2010, 04:37:29 PM
futuristic
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Post by: Trinkette on May 11, 2010, 04:54:25 PM
Great thread, saqsay; keep up the fabulous work! And, thank you for your tireless research.
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 11, 2010, 04:55:16 PM
a norwegian amethyst tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 11, 2010, 04:56:16 PM
 :D i will!
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Post by: Mrs Mitchell on May 11, 2010, 05:25:39 PM
#12. some of these gals, aren't the prettiest. but the tiaras aren't bad

There's something slightly incongruous about that delicate, beautiful tiara with those coke bottle specs!

I wonder, what about a DBL tiara? Plenty people wear them to get married, why not?
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Post by: SaoriViola on May 11, 2010, 05:41:42 PM
haha i love queen maud's hipster glasses!
absolutely Mrs M, if those glasses were a sentence, they'd be a non sequitur! 
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Post by: oldmancoyote on May 11, 2010, 06:48:56 PM
Great thread, saqsay; keep up the fabulous work! And, thank you for your tireless research.

Tireless, but not tiaraless!

Now - one question. Why is the average tiara wearer about 296 years old (per leg, that is)?
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Post by: ah2bqat on May 11, 2010, 07:04:57 PM
...Because they are the only ones that can afford diamond tiara's , OMC.   that's or they are the child of...
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Post by: Trinkette on May 11, 2010, 07:18:23 PM
You know, since we're asking unanswerable questions here –  ::) – this is as good a place as any to mention something I've been thinking about since the beginning of this thread.

I've quite decided that unless the wearer is quite young and comes off as a kind of demure ingenue, there is something a bit unseemly and frivolous about seeing a photo of a woman GRINNING whilst topped with her tiara – especially if the woman is more "advanced" in age. For me, somehow, a toothy, flippant smile seems to diminish the history/importance/impact of the wearer's jewelry and her position – not to mention it seems like a slap in the face to the trials and tribulations that so many of the pieces, as well as their past wearers and associations, have been through in order for the jewelry to merely exist today.

Now, I realize that for centuries royalty did not smile because most royals had not much to smile with, OR about. Also, the very nature of, and reasons for, the task – and time it took – to paint a portrait made it particularly undesirable to smile for the painter. Then, in recent history, the invention of the camera and new reconstructive dental skills brought on the blasted smiles.

I think most of these women look silly when they smile while wearing their regal tiaras.

And, I'm afraid to say, I think there is some sexual difference here as well. Most male royals do not wear crowns much anymore. However, if they did, can you imagine seeing a photo of King Big Shot GRINNING while wearing his crown? He'd look like Burger King. All my respect for the fellow would be up in smoke, I'm afraid!

Obviously, I'm being a bit provocative here.  ::) So, really, what do you all think?
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Post by: oldmancoyote on May 11, 2010, 07:25:06 PM
[snip] or they are the child of...

... which on average would still make them about 270 years old (per leg)...

We have lost the sense of occasion, I think, and people (generally - not anyone in particular) are afraid of making bold statements with jewellery. Having said that, I think that a young (or not so young) lady dressed up to the nines with a nice tiara is a sight to behold and cherish. Alas too infrequent.

T - love the bit about the grinning, if not the grinning itself. Especially when thinking of the photos of HRH (Her Royal Horsiness) the current Princess of Wales at the beginning of the thread. However, a rather serious or enigmatically smiling - lips rigorously closed, à la Monna Lisa - lady with a tiara is a lovely view. If slightly younger than 270, even better.
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 11, 2010, 07:27:37 PM
it's funny you mention that trink, because i was thinking that women over a certain age, unless they are Queen, Princess or Duchess should leave the tiaras to the younger women. preferably under 45. hmmm... let em look for an example  :Exit-Stage-Right:
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 11, 2010, 07:33:06 PM


T - love the bit about the grinning, if not the grinning itself. Especially when thinking of the photos of HRH (Her Royal Horsiness) the current Princess of Wales at the beginning hf the thread. However, a rather serious or enigmatically smiling - lips rigorously closed, à la Monna Lisa - lady with a tiara is a lovely view. If slightly younger than 270, even better.

this one is for you OMC.... photoshopped 'Duchess of Diamonds'
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Post by: oldmancoyote on May 11, 2010, 07:53:22 PM
Hee hee. Looks like a peacock is sitting on her neck...
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 11, 2010, 10:58:32 PM
here's the real photo of the 'Duchess of Diamonds'
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 11, 2010, 11:03:54 PM
now how is this for a weird tiara?
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 11, 2010, 11:07:28 PM
#12. some of these gals, aren't the prettiest. but the tiaras aren't bad

There's something slightly incongruous about that delicate, beautiful tiara with those coke bottle specs!

I wonder, what about a DBL tiara? Plenty people wear them to get married, why not?

i agree mrs M....... i think we should have a DBL tiara..... we could pass it around like the sisterhood of the traveling tiara. even OMC could wear it....
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 11, 2010, 11:25:30 PM
this tiara, and the one below it, are actually the same tiara.
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 11, 2010, 11:26:19 PM
this is the same tiara without the base.
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Post by: oldmancoyote on May 12, 2010, 01:57:32 AM
now how is this for a weird tiara?

Not weird at all, I think. Lovely Art Deco design.

Oh, and if you supply the costume (including the jewels), I'll wear it. No problem. I am allergic to CZ and Swarovski, though.
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Post by: Mrs Mitchell on May 12, 2010, 03:38:08 AM
Trinkette, you made some really interesting points, but I'm just laughing and laughing at Burger King! Too funny.

OMC, that's a surprisingly common allergy around here...
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Post by: Trinkette on May 12, 2010, 08:01:11 AM
Yes, OMC, Mrs. M, I can't wear the stuff either... *SNIFF*  ::)
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 12, 2010, 08:19:31 AM
as a sparkle fanatic.... i love swarovski! just not for jewelry. i have the figurines.
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 12, 2010, 09:30:29 AM
while researching, i found out that Princess Grace owned 4 tiaras. however, the Grimaldi's felt that wearing tiaras was bad luck. which is why there aren't that many photographs of Grace wearing them. instead, she used to wear ornaments in her hairdo......
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 12, 2010, 09:32:02 AM
grace's ruby and diamond van cleef and arpels tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 12, 2010, 09:33:24 AM
another ruby and diamond tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 12, 2010, 09:35:11 AM
this one converted into a necklace
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 12, 2010, 09:36:10 AM
i think this one was a loner. lovely photo of her.
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 12, 2010, 09:41:26 AM
this one was owned by the Grimaldi's. i think it had belonged to Princess Charlotte, Renier's mum. The story goes that Princess Charlotte did not like Grace, which is probably why she never was seen wearing this family tiara. Princess Caroline  now wears it.
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 12, 2010, 09:46:17 AM
here is princess Caroline wearing Princess Charlotte's  pearl tiara. also note the Fringe necklace that converts into a tiara, although Caroline has never worn it as such, it also belonged to princess Charlotte, who did wear it as a tiara.
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 12, 2010, 09:49:54 AM
the story behind this dress is it was worn to the 'Ball of the Century' in 1966. the theme of the ball was to dress like the 1880's. thus the huge hoop skirt.
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 12, 2010, 09:55:58 AM
the story behind the tiara, or parure, is that it was purchased for Grace to wear to the Ball and then immediately returned afterward. it is sapphire and diamonds.
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 12, 2010, 10:04:19 AM
a few more photos
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 12, 2010, 10:06:19 AM
it's hard to tell what exactly is in her hair
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 12, 2010, 10:17:22 AM
i like this hair do....
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 12, 2010, 10:18:23 AM
do you think it's a weave or extensions?
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Post by: ah2bqat on May 12, 2010, 10:29:55 AM
Neither.  Just an add-on (wrap-around?)hair piece that Princess Leia would have admired.
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Post by: oldmancoyote on May 12, 2010, 10:59:03 AM
it's hard to tell what exactly is in her hair

A coronet. Or at least, that's what I'd call it if I were polite. I think it looks like a golden cauliflower skeleton.
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Post by: SaoriViola on May 12, 2010, 11:29:58 AM
Grace was so beautiful...
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Post by: Trinkette on May 12, 2010, 10:18:46 PM
The most beautiful woman in the world in my eyes. Notice, there is no GRINNING from Grace, just understated elegance.  ;)
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 16, 2010, 03:33:35 PM
this is the brunswick tiara, as worn by Princess Caroline of Hanover / Monaco. there seems to be some mystery about this tiara. The Tiara worn by Princess Caroline is the same as the Wedding gift received by the Princess Victoria Luise of Prussia upon her Hannoverian marriage from the people of Brunswick. It is originally part of the Imperial jewels of Napoleon as used by Empress Josephine, his wife.
the tiara disappeared in 1981 and was thought to be lost until the tiara
made a startling reappearance at the Danish royal wedding
in 2004 on the head of Caroline of Monaco.
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 16, 2010, 03:34:17 PM
oops. here it is
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 16, 2010, 03:51:34 PM
a couple more of caroline
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 16, 2010, 03:52:25 PM
a few more
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 16, 2010, 03:53:44 PM
great shot
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 16, 2010, 03:55:05 PM
 :)
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 16, 2010, 03:59:37 PM
here caroline is wearing pearls as a bandeau
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Post by: oldmancoyote on May 16, 2010, 04:39:40 PM
Not a match for her mum, I'm afraid. Nice bandeau photo - there she comes close.

Is it just me, or in some photos she looks like Posh Spice, aka Victoria Beckham? (Though I'd still say that the tip of her little finger is about as posh as the whole Victoria)
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 16, 2010, 04:45:59 PM
why OMC, are you saying Victoria Beckham is classier than Princess Caroline?  ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 16, 2010, 04:54:41 PM
speaking of which.... here is victoria beckham in her wedding tiara. i think i like the accessory on her arm better.  ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 16, 2010, 04:55:55 PM
Victoria wore an ivory wedding dress designed by Vera Weng and a lavish tiara designed by Slim Barrett, which was encrusted with 231 diamonds. Designer Slim Barrett auctioned off the crown in 2000, and has donated the proceeds to the British Red Cross, as well as an
Irish Charity Corporation whom helps under-privileged children in inner city areas.
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 16, 2010, 05:17:07 PM
speaking of celebrity wedding tiara's.................here is Catherine Zeta Jones in hers
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 16, 2010, 05:20:24 PM
mariah carey's wedding Tiara. I understand she had this one custom made for her. to bad i couldn't find a close up of it.   :-\
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 16, 2010, 05:22:56 PM
and another photo of Madge in hers.....
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 16, 2010, 05:28:21 PM
a little closer shot
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 20, 2010, 09:13:44 AM
here is the unknown royal bride from earlier in this thread. her name is Anna Nadja and she married a German prince ( one with title only).
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 20, 2010, 09:15:42 AM
here's another shot. her dress reminds me of Princess Grace's wedding dress. lovely bride though.
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 20, 2010, 09:17:33 AM
one more.
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 20, 2010, 09:20:11 AM
i'm not sure who this royal bride is, pretty tiara though........
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 20, 2010, 09:27:59 AM
here is Prince Joachim and his bride.
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 20, 2010, 09:36:47 AM
I don't know how i missed this one. But this is Sophie Countess of wessex wedding tiara. I believe she only wore this one once, and that was for the wedding. it's interesting, that on the royal family blogs, this tiara is listed as one of the ugliest. someone even refered to it as looking like antlers coming out of here head.  the pearl necklace and earrings have been criticized too. Prince edward had them custom made for her as a gift. well, i guess not everyone can have as good of taste in jewelry as OMC and DJM>....... ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 20, 2010, 10:15:54 AM
okay. i confess i was wrong about her not wearing it since..  :-[

i think she needs to lower it, or wear bigger hair.
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 20, 2010, 10:18:36 AM
Princess letezia of Spain
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 20, 2010, 10:20:02 AM
note the train bearers in the background wearing period costume.
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 20, 2010, 10:22:43 AM
 letezia again- WTF?
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 20, 2010, 10:28:19 AM
duchess of cadeval wedding tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 20, 2010, 10:37:34 AM
here is yet another Sophie countess of wessex tiara. i think this is number 4. I wonder why Diana only had 2 and Sarah, Duchess of York only 1?
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 20, 2010, 10:46:01 AM
 Here are some of the Royal Tiaras of Spain.

The Shell Tiara, made of platinum and diamonds forming shells with pear-shaped pearls dangling from their centres, dates back to Queen Isabella II who offered it to her daughter Infanta Maria Isabel on the occasion of her wedding to Prince Gaetano of Bourbon-Two Sicilies in 1868. The Shell Tiara was inherited by her nephew King Alfonso XIII who passed it on to his son Don Juan, Count of Barcelona. He offered the Shell Tiara to his son Don Juan Carlos on the occasion of his wedding to Princess Sofía in 1962.
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 20, 2010, 10:54:19 AM
The Floral Tiara, made of platinum and diamonds forming five flowers, dates back to General Francisco Franco who offered it to Princess Sofíaon the occasion of her wedding to Don Juan Carlos in 1962. The Floral Tiara, worn by Infanta Cristina on the occasion of her wedding to Don Iñaki Urdangarin in 1997, can also be used as a necklace or even be dismantled into brooches.
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 20, 2010, 10:59:44 AM
The Loop Tiara, made of platinum and diamonds forming inverted tears with two rows of pearls, dates back to Queen Maria Christina of Austria who passed it on to her son King Alfonso XIII. He offered the Loop Tiara to his son Don Juan, Count of Barcelona on the occasion of his wedding to Doña Maria Mercedes of Bourbon-Two Sicilies in 1935. After her death in 2000 King Juan Carlos I acquired the Loop Tiara and offered it to Queen Sofía.
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 20, 2010, 11:05:48 AM
The Pearl Tiara, made of platinum and diamonds with eight pearls replacing the emeralds of earlier years, dates back to Queen Ena who passed it on to her daughter Doña Maria Cristina, Countess Marone. After her death in 1996 King Juan Carlos I acquired the Pearl Tiara and offered it to Queen Sofía.
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 20, 2010, 11:17:41 AM
The Fleur-De-Lys Tiara, made of platinum and diamonds forming the Fleur-De-Lys, the heraldic emblem of the House of Bourbon, dates back to King Alfonso XIII who offered it to his bride Princess Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg, later known as Queen Ena, as a wedding gift in 1906. The Fleur-De-Lys Tiara is said to be the most cherished tiara of The Royal Family of Spain and only passes on from Queen to Queen.
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 20, 2010, 11:22:00 AM
victoria eugenie wearing the fleur de lys
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Post by: ah2bqat on May 20, 2010, 12:01:35 PM
Keep 'em coming, saqsay!  This is my favorite eye candy for the day, and I'll truly be sorry when you run out of material.  

I'm with you on the last Letezai foto.  That's the biggest, weirdest kokoshnik ever encountered!   Are we sure it's not a huge comb to hold her mantilla up?    
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 20, 2010, 01:35:00 PM
no we are not. i forgot when i posted it that she is spanish. thus the mantilla. it is rather big though...........
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 20, 2010, 01:36:55 PM
here is the duchess of alba wedding tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 20, 2010, 01:37:28 PM
close up
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 20, 2010, 02:02:12 PM
princess aimee 'Ears of wheat' tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 20, 2010, 02:03:45 PM
another royal bride
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 20, 2010, 02:06:05 PM
a beautiful malaysian princess bride. i like her crystal bouquet........
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 20, 2010, 02:10:28 PM
here is Queen margarethe on her wedding day. Yet another Queen in a really boring dress *sigh* but how about that over the top crown? only a Queen could pyll off this look.... well a Queen and victoria Beckham  ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 20, 2010, 02:15:06 PM
next up for worst bridal headgear............. well, you can't exactly call this a tiara or a crown........ celion dion with, um.. something big on her head.
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 20, 2010, 02:20:30 PM
close up
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Post by: SaoriViola on May 20, 2010, 02:28:47 PM
hahaha!  preposterous! oh celine...

when i first saw those really boring dresses, i thought, 'boring', but i guess when you take in the jewels, it sort of balances out.  now i think i like the really clean lines and austerity of those dresses.  i guess it's kinda like the royals not smiling.
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Post by: clgwli on May 20, 2010, 02:44:10 PM
Oh that Celine Dion wedding tiara is just the worst ever IMO!  Though Victoria Beckham's over all look was not good to me at all.  Does she ever smile?

Queen Margarethe's wasn't good either to me.  The dress was blah and the tiara was weird looking.

In every day life I think the accessories should balance well with the outft.  For a royal wedding though, I think I want to see all the bling  ;D
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Post by: oldmancoyote on May 20, 2010, 03:43:24 PM
next up for worst bridal headgear............. well, you can't exactly call this a tiara or a crown........ celion dion with, um.. something big on her head.

To balance the something big on her face. Give her a break.
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Post by: ah2bqat on May 20, 2010, 04:09:23 PM
It reminds me of some tribal headresses, including the original kokoshniks that used a fringe or lace to cover the forehead.  The Chinese also used similar things, especially from the Eastern provinces.   

It gives her a fairytale  looks that is rather overwhelming with the dress up close, but probably looked spectacular from a distance.  And just think - it saved her hours of time not needed with a hairdresser!  No worries.
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 20, 2010, 05:23:26 PM
here is Queen rania of Jordan. while this dress may not be for everyone. at least it is Queen like IMO.
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 20, 2010, 05:24:43 PM
speaking of Queen Rania... here are a couple of her Tiaras
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 20, 2010, 05:35:33 PM
she is quite attractive and photographs very well.
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 20, 2010, 05:40:00 PM
and one more
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 20, 2010, 05:50:19 PM
It reminds me of some tribal headresses, including the original kokoshniks that used a fringe or lace to cover the forehead.  The Chinese also used similar things, especially from the Eastern provinces.   

It gives her a fairytale  looks that is rather overwhelming with the dress up close, but probably looked spectacular from a distance.  And just think - it saved her hours of time not needed with a hairdresser!  No worries.

i think your right ah2......... this probably was a show stopper if your actually there seeing it. but in a photo, well, blah............
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 22, 2010, 08:11:07 AM
The third Spencer Tiara formerly belonged to Marie Antoinette. It is pictured here with the Sutherland necklace. (The Sutherlands are a branch of the Spencer family who are also associated with the Churchill's and the Dukes of Marlborough. Thery're all the same family.) The Sutherland necklace is comprised of 17 of the largest diamonds from a necklace that was owned by Marie Antoinette AND is the necklace that helped spark the French Revolution.

I don't know how i keep finding these things. I had no idea Diana's family owned this piece.......
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 22, 2010, 08:16:06 AM
here is the other spencer family tiara.... again. this is the older version. apparently it has been altered quite a bit over the years. this is a picture of Princess Diana's grandmother, Lady fermoy, wearing it for the Queen's coronation in 1952. Lady Fermoy became the Queen's Lady- in -waiting. This was the last time it was worn in public.
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 22, 2010, 08:19:06 AM
'Victoria Lockwood also wore the Spencer Tiara on her wedding day. At that point it was a bit strange to see someone other than Diana wear the tiara although it belonged to the Spencer family and not to Diana personally. After Diana's separation from Prince Charles, Diana's brother Earl Spencer demanded the permanent return of the tiara giving as a reason that he thought Diana would no longer have occasion to wear tiaras. It was a rather ugly episode I think. To my knowledge Earl Spencer's second wife didn't wear the tiara after they married.'
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Post by: Trinkette on May 22, 2010, 04:35:39 PM
AGHHHHHHH!!! Too many tiaras, I can't keep up! In reply 582 (sorry, it is quite awhile back) Queen Ena looks like she is struggling to keep her big Fleur-de-Lys headpiece from dropping down and smacking her in the nose. SUCH a burden to bear...  ::)
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Post by: Trinkette on May 22, 2010, 04:37:57 PM
Oh, and I DID note the honker round diamond located top front-and-center of the Fleur-de-Lys...   :freakout:
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 28, 2010, 08:50:38 AM
here is queen marie josephines diamond double bandeau
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 28, 2010, 08:52:17 AM
how about the coronation tiara of Empress Josephine...........
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 28, 2010, 08:54:28 AM
Empress Marie Louise's bridal crown
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 28, 2010, 08:59:00 AM
this is a pink spinel and diamond tiara. called the bagration tiara. This parure which dates to about 1810 was probably a wedding gift.It was attributed to Fossin & Fils, a predecessor of the French jeweler Chaumet, the parure was purchased by the Russian Princess Katharine Bagration, heiress to Prince Potemkin and listed in the 1836 inventory of her jewels.Its extravagant size and pattern suggest the illustrious lineage of its first owner.
It was thus fitting that the Duke of Westminster presented this parure to his future bride, who wore the tiara at her wedding in 1978.
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 28, 2010, 09:05:48 AM
i couldn't find out much about this tiara / crown other than it is bavarian and looks like it would be heavy and uncomfortable to wear. i could see celine dion wearing this one.....  ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 28, 2010, 09:08:07 AM
here is the whole parure... these look like spinels to me, even though it states that they are rubies. hmmmm
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Post by: oldmancoyote on May 28, 2010, 09:13:54 AM
The Black Prince Ruby is a spinel, like many other "historical" rubies. So it would not surprise me to find out that they are called rubies but they aren't really.
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 28, 2010, 09:19:20 AM
the platinum and diamond sunburst tiara made by cartier in 1927. the center once held a jonquil colored diamond, but was later replaced with a blue star sapphire.

anybody know what color jonquil is?
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 28, 2010, 09:28:11 AM
here is a Danish emerald parure.
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 28, 2010, 09:32:47 AM
here is Princess Masako of Japan. some how i don't think of the Japanese royals wearing tiaras.... but they do.
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 28, 2010, 09:34:00 AM
here she is on her wedding day.
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 28, 2010, 09:47:57 AM
heres a few more iranian tiaras. i believe this first one with the rubies, was made for the shah of Iran's sister for his coronation
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 28, 2010, 09:48:40 AM
and another.
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 28, 2010, 09:50:12 AM
Empress Farah's beer drinkin tiara.... hey, even a Queen needs to dress down once in awhile.....
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 28, 2010, 09:51:33 AM
this one belonged to Farah
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 28, 2010, 09:52:20 AM
I had better slow down now, so Trinkette can catch up  ;D
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Post by: oldmancoyote on May 28, 2010, 11:04:44 AM
the platinum and diamond sunburst tiara made by cartier in 1927. the center once held a jonquil colored diamond, but was later replaced with a blue star sapphire.

anybody know what color jonquil is?

Now, THAT I like.

jonquil = daffodil
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 28, 2010, 11:26:35 AM
me too OMC............ I  found this on a german website but it wouldn't allow copying. It took forever to find a good picture of it. I am a big fan of star sapphires. somehow, i think a yellow diamond may not have looked as nice in this setting, unless it was a vivid yellow IMHO. either way, it is quite a showstopping kokoshnik.
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Post by: SaoriViola on May 28, 2010, 03:01:33 PM

jonquil = daffodil

does that mean the diamond was shaped like a daffodil or colored like one?  hmm, i'm confused.

Also, traditionally i don't think there's much tiara wearing in Japanese royalty, but their wedding getup was uber western looking to me anyhow.  Shame really, all-out Japanese style wedding attire is FABULOUS.
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Post by: SaoriViola on May 28, 2010, 03:04:25 PM
here is the whole parure... these look like spinels to me, even though it states that they are rubies. hmmmm

are those smaller tiaras or cuffs or something?
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 28, 2010, 04:09:47 PM
i think those are cuff bracelets saori........... I am not positive, but I think the Japanese Royals may have both a traditional and a western style wedding. I'll see what I can find out.  :laugh:
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Post by: oldmancoyote on May 28, 2010, 04:11:24 PM
I think they meant daffodil coloured. The shape would have been cushiony, given the rest of the tiara.
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Post by: saqsay1 on May 28, 2010, 04:20:32 PM
Princess Masako traditional Wedding dress
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 01, 2010, 04:58:03 PM
'A spectacular tiara entitled Queen of Kilimanjaro, featuring the world’s largest faceted tanzanite (242 carats) on 18 karat white gold, encircled by 803 rare tsavorite garnets and 913 brilliant-cut diamonds.'

Love it or hate it, ya gotta admire that rock..............
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Post by: oldmancoyote on June 01, 2010, 05:30:16 PM
Sally loves it.
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 01, 2010, 05:45:04 PM
your wife OMC?
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Post by: oldmancoyote on June 01, 2010, 05:52:30 PM
No. Sally. WM's pet cobra.
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 01, 2010, 05:54:21 PM
now, I don't think I have posted this one before......  and I'm not sure what to say about it.............. It looks helmet style?
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Post by: clgwli on June 01, 2010, 05:55:06 PM
No. Sally. WM's pet cobra.

LOL

I love the rock in the center.  I am just not keen on the green with it.  Almost any other color would've been better IMO.
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Post by: ah2bqat on June 01, 2010, 07:42:17 PM
I thought SNAKE! the minute I got past the tanzanite.  What a hoot!  Any idea if it has ever been worn and by who(m)?
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 01, 2010, 09:03:05 PM
The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) presents Light & Stone: Gems from the Collection of Michael Scott. michael scott has arguably the largest and most impressive collection of gemstones in a private collection outside the royal families of europe. thats all I know.
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 01, 2010, 09:10:00 PM
the one above reminds me of Cleopatra.............  ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 01, 2010, 09:13:33 PM
or this one....
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 01, 2010, 09:38:52 PM
how about some tiaras from luxembourg
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 01, 2010, 09:39:55 PM
wearing it.
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 01, 2010, 10:13:38 PM
Tiara by Henry Coosemans, 1953, of arched and tapered form with stylised crescent, palmette and scroll motifs has a detachable diamond of 8.10 carats to be worn as a ring, and a central panel to be worn as a brooch (estimate: €80,000 to 140,000). (as sold by sotheby's)
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 01, 2010, 10:15:14 PM
grand duchess josephine-charlotte
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 01, 2010, 10:19:56 PM
this is Queen Astrid of Belgium...... you have to give her credit, she knew how to rock a tiara....... 8)
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Post by: oldmancoyote on June 02, 2010, 03:44:01 AM
Or a pair of earrings. If that thing dangling from her left ear is a diamond, it's 40 ct. And presumably there is another one dangling from her right ear.

Oh, by the way - Harry, meet Sally :snake:
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 16, 2010, 06:09:00 AM
Queen Ena poses in her mother's (Queen Victorias) strawberry leaf tiara. This tiara was subsequently inherited by Ena's brother, and its current whereabouts are unknown. The tiara contained rubies which were subsequently removed and replace with diamonds (see subsequent photo) however in this photo the tiara contains rubies and the Queen wears the matching ruby parure.
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 16, 2010, 06:26:23 AM
this is the papyrus tiara. It was given by the Queen Mother to Princess margaret.
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 16, 2010, 06:30:46 AM
heres an inetresting westminster diamond bandeau
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 16, 2010, 06:36:47 AM
this one is called the Boucheron wave tiara...... I wasn't able to find out anything more about it.
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 16, 2010, 06:38:12 AM
here's a few more unknown tiaras............
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 16, 2010, 06:39:03 AM
unknown #2
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 16, 2010, 06:40:21 AM
the anacona tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 16, 2010, 06:41:32 AM
a tiara from austria
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 16, 2010, 06:42:48 AM
this is a diamond and platinum tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 16, 2010, 06:44:00 AM
another diamond and pearl tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 16, 2010, 06:45:48 AM
If anyone is interested, this one is currently for sale from Brentley and skinner for a reasonable $40.000 or so........  ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 16, 2010, 06:51:48 AM
Hmmmm... the tiara in post 654 actually looks like a ring............. :-\
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Post by: SaoriViola on June 16, 2010, 12:06:23 PM
i was going to say the same thing...
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Post by: oldmancoyote on June 16, 2010, 02:26:37 PM
I think strictly speaking it qualifies as a coronet, since it has a closed back.

Yours pedantically,

etc.
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Post by: ah2bqat on June 16, 2010, 09:33:33 PM
I love you, OMC.  You are just beyond the pale.
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 17, 2010, 11:06:46 PM
OMC.... you are just to sophisticated for me.............  :-\
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 17, 2010, 11:11:19 PM
I think both of these are norwegian tiaras and have been both criticized for being some of the ugliest and cheapest looking tiaras on the royal forums............ i thought i should share  ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 17, 2010, 11:40:03 PM
A MAGNIFICENT ANTIQUE EMERALD AND DIAMOND TIARA
Comprising seven graduated step-cut emeralds set within sprays of diamond flowerheads and leaves, running between borders of continuous diamond collets and ribbon motifs, mounted in silver and gold, circa 1900, 43.8 cm. inner circumference
this is called the harcourt tiara circa 1900
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 17, 2010, 11:46:07 PM
here is a russian aquamarine parure
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 17, 2010, 11:48:49 PM
here is Princess Maxima in the peacock parure
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 17, 2010, 11:51:59 PM
a closer look
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 18, 2010, 01:07:20 AM
c. 1900, this pearl and diamond tiara was designed with garlands of open-work floral and foliate motifs. Est price: $176,000. The tiara may be detached in five parts and used as a diadem, a smaller tiara or as a pendant on a fine chain.
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 18, 2010, 01:09:39 AM
This tiara’s baroque pearl rests regally on a throne of diamonds. It was owned by Countess Orloff Davidoff is the only daughter of Baron de Staal, late Russian ambassador to England, and was worn at her wedding. c. 1860. Est: $52,800.
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 18, 2010, 01:17:48 AM
aluminium, glass, steel, cow's horn and feathers hold their own against the intense fire of monumental diamonds, rubies, emeralds and pearls.
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 18, 2010, 01:41:06 AM
Queen Alexandra is wearing her "Rundell" Diamond Tiara.
On the occasion of her wedding Princess Alexandra was given it by her groom, Edward the Prince of Wales.

Princess Alexandra, who came from a small country, lacked jewels, so when she married in 1863, he gave her this monumental parure of diamonds, diamond tiara/coronet with matching necklace, brooch and earrings with pearls and diamonds.
The Princess wore it on her wedding day.

On 05 December 1862, an entry was made in a new Royal Ledger kept by Garrard & Co. concerning the wedding presents ordered by the Prince of Wales.
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 19, 2010, 03:55:18 PM
 the cameo tiara makes another appearance on the head of Crown princess Victoria of sweden when she married her trainer / gym owner boyfriend today........
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Post by: SaoriViola on June 19, 2010, 07:08:28 PM
i like the blue forest tiara.  i think i could pull that off.
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 19, 2010, 07:21:59 PM
the best part of this swedish royal wedding is that all the ladies wore tiaras (if they had them0 and most of the tiaras have already been posted here. anyway, here is the proud mum Queen Silvia and Princess madeleine at the wedding.
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 19, 2010, 07:46:21 PM
 Queen Silvia is wearing The braganca Tiara
An immense diamond tiara set in silver and mounted in gold. The tiara once belonged to the sister of Queen Josephine of Sweden. After her death, it was inherited by the Queen and has been passed down within the Swedish royal family.
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 19, 2010, 08:05:41 PM
The Connaught diamond tiara.  Came into the collection when Princess Margaret of Connaught married into the family.  The entire tiara can be taken off the frame to be worn as a necklace.  Princess Madeleine often wears only the drops suspended on a chain.

the first pic is queen silvia wearing the connaught and the second is princess madeleine wearing the drops.
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 19, 2010, 08:08:25 PM
princess letizia of spain
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 19, 2010, 08:09:41 PM
sophie countess of wessex in her wedding tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 19, 2010, 08:34:55 PM
RIGHT: Queen Beatrix of the netherlands on the right wearing the Mellerio Ruby Parure tiara. The strings of the tiara cause optimal movement to the diamonds so that it does glitz in the extreme.

 LEFT: Queen Sophia of Spain wearing the mellerio shell tiara.
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Post by: oldmancoyote on June 20, 2010, 02:08:19 AM
Queen Silvia is wearing The braganca Tiara
An immense diamond tiara set in silver and mounted in gold. The tiara once belonged to the sister of Queen Josephine of Sweden. After her death, it was inherited by the Queen and has been passed down within the Swedish royal family.

Can you imagine having to keep it clean of tarnish?
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Post by: joia on June 20, 2010, 05:15:42 AM
No thanks, that I would leave to someone else.  It was certainly impressive and stood out from all the others at the wedding.  (Stood up perhaps would be the better word).
Actually I thought it magnificent and if someone would give it to me I would be polishing it every day. Now please why is it the Braganza tiara?  Portuguese work, belonged to a Portuguese royal?
One tiara I have never liked was worn by the bride, but just as it looked wonderful on her mother, Queen Silvia, it also looked beautiful on CP Victoria.  The dress was simply and beautifully cut and she looked just as a princess should.
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 20, 2010, 08:34:21 AM
Joia, I am not sure why this tiara shows up as braganza and braganca. either way, it is considered a 'force of nature' on the royal forums.... it is a magnificent pieces although only a queen can pull this one off....
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 20, 2010, 08:38:11 AM
heres a close up of the above necklace
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 20, 2010, 08:43:03 AM
princess mary of denmark in her ruby and diamond show stopper
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 20, 2010, 08:44:09 AM
Princess Maxima wearing the diamond daisy tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 20, 2010, 08:46:37 AM
Queen rania of Jordan in her small tiara, after seeing some of the other Queen's tiaras, you have to wonder if she regreted not wearing one of her bigger ones.....
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 20, 2010, 09:00:28 AM
this is the Grand Duchess of Luxembourg Marie Theresa..... she is wearing the Grand Luxembourg tiara. probably one of the only ones at CP Victoria's wedding that could rival the Braganca...
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 20, 2010, 09:04:06 AM
here are more pictures of the Grand luxembourg tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 20, 2010, 09:05:03 AM
oops. top photo above was a mistake... here it is
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Post by: joia on June 20, 2010, 01:47:20 PM
Joia, I am not sure why this tiara shows up as braganza and braganca. either way, it is considered a 'force of nature' on the royal forums.... it is a magnificent pieces although only a queen can pull this one off....

I have Googled away and find that it was left by a Brazilian Empress to her sister who was Queen of Sweden.  Nice little present by the way to receive.  I bet she was sorry her sister died but when she saw the tiara she probably did a little jig, I would, but as you said it takes a Queen and tall and beautiful Queen to pull it off.
The only others I can think of anywhere near this one are the one worn by GD Maria Theresa at the wedding and that wonderful tiara worn by Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall.
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 24, 2010, 09:40:18 AM
one more of the royal guests at the wedding. don't know who she is though.....
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 24, 2010, 10:28:34 AM
A diamond and sapphire parure in a neo-classical style
consisting of a tiara, pendant earrings, necklace, brooch
and a pair of hair sticks. The set had been a wedding gift
from the French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte to his adopted
son Eugene de Beauharnais and his wife, Princess Augusta
Amalia of Bavaria. The Duke and Duchess of Leuchtenberg,
as the couple were known after their marriage, in turn gave
the parure to their daughter Josephine when she married
the future King Oscar I of Sweden in 1823.

The tiara has nine square-cut sapphire and diamond clusters
set on a base of honeysuckles and leaves, while the necklace
had nine pendant clusters. Originally the tiara's sapphires
were worn interchangeably with nine pear pearls.
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 24, 2010, 10:39:27 AM
a small close up of the leuchtenberg tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 24, 2010, 10:40:34 AM
here is a compilation of all of Queen Silvia's tiaras
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 24, 2010, 11:03:20 AM
here are a few photos of Princess Maxima of the netherlands
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 24, 2010, 11:05:17 AM
and a few more of her tiaras
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 24, 2010, 11:07:52 AM
 the aquamarine seen previously

and a diamond bandeau
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 24, 2010, 11:10:33 AM
maxima wearing the peacock parure
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 24, 2010, 11:12:28 AM
and the ruby mellerio tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 24, 2010, 11:16:59 AM
and finally Maxima as a bride wearing the star tiara which can be changed to pearl buttons
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 24, 2010, 11:22:06 AM
here's the proof.....  ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 24, 2010, 11:54:37 AM
here are some Cartier Tiaras........

  Princess Marie Bonapart Tiara
Private collection, Courtesy of Albion Art Jewellery Institute
Cartier, 1907

The tiara consists of twin pave set diamond olive branches meeting at a pear shaped diamond in the centre. The classical olive branch tiara was not only fashionable in the final years of the Belle Epoque but is was particularly suitable for Marie Bonaparte (1882-1962) for it evoked
the tiaras worn by the Bonaparte women during the First Empire of Napoleon I.  As if to emphasises her background Princess Marie wore her tiara low on the brow just as the Empress Josephine had done. Since the tiara was one of the jewels ordered at the time of her
marriage to Prince George of Greece, the olive branch had a special significance for his bride
who was destined to live in Athens. A symbol of peace and prosperity the olive was the attribute of the goddess Athena, who protected the city and whose shrine was the Parthenon on the Acropolis. As a result of this marriage Princess Mathilde was related to all the royal families of Europe and Russia and therefore would have attended the great events in their lives, many requiring formal dress and tiara.
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 24, 2010, 12:16:15 PM
these are from an exhibit of Cartier items in a museum in Beijing. there were no captions, so I am only showing the photos. I don't have any discriptions  :-\
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 24, 2010, 12:17:55 PM
not all the pics are tiaras
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 24, 2010, 12:19:29 PM
cartier 5 & 6
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 24, 2010, 12:20:20 PM
7 & 8
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 24, 2010, 12:21:20 PM
i thought this necklace was worth posting
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 24, 2010, 12:22:53 PM
11 & 12 are necklaces, but could probably convert into tiaras
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 24, 2010, 12:32:38 PM
this one i do know a little about.... it is circa 1937 and is made of citrine in diamonds with a 62.35 ct center stone. art deco bandeau
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 24, 2010, 12:34:06 PM
a cartier necklace that is diamond and peridot ?
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 24, 2010, 12:35:52 PM
I thought this stomacher is beautifully made...

and the brooch is a cross or a bow or both?
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 24, 2010, 12:38:47 PM
the first one is a necklace that could probably convert as well....
 
the second... another stunning brooch
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 24, 2010, 12:40:30 PM
Oops. the first one is a brooch too  :-[
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 24, 2010, 12:43:18 PM
I'm assuming this is a brooch. It kind of looks like it has some yellow diamonds in it
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 24, 2010, 12:45:08 PM
who knew Cartier made gemstone clocks?
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Post by: oldmancoyote on June 24, 2010, 04:22:36 PM
the first one is a necklace that could probably convert as well....
 
the second... another stunning brooch

The first one is actually a pair of breast ornaments - neither a necklace nor a tiara. One of the great early platinum pieces.
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Post by: SaoriViola on June 24, 2010, 05:57:28 PM
HOLY BALZAC those Cartier pieces!  I usually smirk at people who shell out huge bucks for red or blue boxes, but these pieces really display the design genius that's behind the name.  I think they are my favorite pics of this thread, and i've loved a lot of the sparklies you've found Saq.
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 27, 2010, 11:21:26 AM
This tiara of graduated flaming hearts and C scrolls was inspired by a vision of France before the Revolution. Louis Cartier encouraged his designers to sketch 18th-century ironwork and architectural ornament in Paris and Versailles, and to study engraved jewellery designs.
Consuelo, Duchess of Manchester, was a prominent American heiress who married into the British nobility in 1876. The Duke of Portland recorded that she 'took Society completely by storm by her beauty, wit and vivacity and it was soon at her very pretty feet'.
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 27, 2010, 11:25:15 AM
here she is in 1912
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 27, 2010, 11:26:58 AM
here are some more cartier tiaras
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 27, 2010, 11:29:18 AM
i tried to find out more about this one, but couldn't find anything. sometimes it hard to find out stuff without knowing the name of the tiara  :(

this one reminds me of the princess paley aquamarine parure posted awhile back
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 27, 2010, 11:31:35 AM
another unknown
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 27, 2010, 11:32:36 AM
yet another
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 27, 2010, 11:34:35 AM
another cartier necklace
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 27, 2010, 11:36:06 AM
this cartier is similar to the manchester  heart and scrolls posted above....
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 27, 2010, 11:40:26 AM
i hope i haven't got this wrong, but these are supposed to be russian cartier tiaras
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Post by: ah2bqat on June 27, 2010, 11:47:07 AM
Shame the page is black and white, those sapphires in #4 would have been spectacular.  I found it very interesting that the 3rd is carved rock crystal, as is the bottom one; but I don't think you can see that very clearly for all the diamonds dripping over top of it.     
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 27, 2010, 11:51:22 AM
this just happens to be my local paper  ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 27, 2010, 11:53:05 AM
Shame the page is black and white, those sapphires in #4 would have been spectacular.  I found it very interesting that the 3rd is carved rock crystal, as is the bottom one; but I don't think you can see that very clearly for all the diamonds dripping over top of it.     
let me look ah2, because i think that one with the sapphires is posted somewhere in this thread.
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 27, 2010, 11:58:09 AM
nope i couldn't find a color picture but..........
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 27, 2010, 12:04:21 PM
while researching, i happened to come across this necklace......... 2 words.... HOLY COW!!!

note that it is a snake
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 27, 2010, 12:17:44 PM
oh wait ah2.... here is a small color picture of the sapphire kokoshnik
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Post by: ah2bqat on June 27, 2010, 12:23:32 PM
Thanks, saqsay1!  Love those sapphires!  But that diamond and emerald necklace!  Yipes! :freakout:
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 27, 2010, 03:10:56 PM
 the Portland Tiara a circlet  of brilliant cushionand briolette-cut diamonds mounted in gold, which nearly came to a bad end when the Duke of Portland absentmindedly sat on it while visiting his wife's boudoir as she dressed to go to dinner with the Duchess of Buccleuch.  ;D
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Post by: greeneyedbass on June 27, 2010, 08:40:22 PM
the Portland Tiara a circlet  of brilliant cushionand briolette-cut diamonds mounted in gold, which nearly came to a bad end  when the Duke of Portland absentmindedly sat on it while visiting his wife's boudoir as she dressed to go to dinner with the Duchess of Buccleuch.  ;D

Oh, that is classic!
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Post by: oldmancoyote on June 27, 2010, 09:53:14 PM
[snip]
Consuelo, Duchess of Manchester, was a prominent American heiress who married into the British nobility in 1876. The Duke of Portland recorded that she 'took Society completely by storm by her beauty, wit and vivacity and it was soon at her very pretty feet'.

Her maiden name was Vanderbilt, and the other reason why British aristocracy was at her feet (and those of other American heiresses between 1875 and 1925) was that Britain could do with the cash...
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Post by: GIAGirl on June 28, 2010, 09:12:14 PM
I could look at these all day.  That Snake necklace has some serious emeralds. 
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 29, 2010, 08:42:41 PM
heres another Cartier... no info on this one....
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 29, 2010, 08:43:28 PM
another Cartier circa 1920
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 29, 2010, 08:54:30 PM
The Williamson Diamond Brooch
The central diamond of 23.6 carats is the finest pink diamond in existence. It was excavated from a mine in Tanganyika (Tanzania) belonging to the Canadian geologist Dr John Williamson, who gave it as a wedding present to Princess Elizabeth in 1947. It was cut by Briefel and Lemer of London in 1948 and set in the centre of a new brooch designed by Frederick Mew of Cartier in 1952.
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 29, 2010, 09:03:14 PM
107 carat Cartier diamond brooch
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 29, 2010, 09:04:04 PM
oops. here it is
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 29, 2010, 09:11:29 PM
heres an art deco cartier
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 29, 2010, 09:21:54 PM
yet another
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 29, 2010, 09:24:06 PM
this one was created just for Elton john for his White tie and Tiara Party
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Post by: ah2bqat on June 30, 2010, 12:08:57 AM
OOOOH!  Me likey that art deco one, only it looks more nouveau, to me.   Seems too fluid in design for deco. Talk about shades of Beardsley! 
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Post by: clgwli on June 30, 2010, 07:33:04 AM
I love the two brooches there.  I think they are just stunning!

I also like the deco tiara.  I think I've decided that I think "less is more" when it comes to them.
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 30, 2010, 09:17:11 AM
Actually it is art nouveau. You caught me.  ;D
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Post by: ah2bqat on June 30, 2010, 10:57:56 AM
However you call it, it's a beautiful thing.  I wonder if the two navettes are tremblers or if the platinum is thick enough to not let them move.  They'd be terrific for spark(ler)s.

Just wanted to tell you saqsay - I start my day with your new entries every morning.  I LOVE this thread  - the beautiful, the absurd, and the fugly.  Seems hard to find one that is just 'ho-hum'.

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Post by: saqsay1 on June 30, 2010, 11:07:40 AM
Tutti Frutti bandeau of Lady Mountbatten Vicereine of India
A unique London-made sapphire, emerald and ruby bandeau, or headband, was made in October 1928 and bought a month later from the great jewellery house of Cartier by Edwina, Lady Mountbatten for £900. The multi-gem bandeau in the tutti frutti style is in the form of a sinuous creeper, the stem set with diamonds, and the leaves and fruit formed of carved Indian rubies, sapphires and emeralds.

The bandeau is a triumph of Art Deco jewellery manufacture in the capital. One of the finest surviving London-made multi-gem jewels, it is an object of pre-eminent importance to the history of jewellery in England between the two World Wars.
The bandeau was made by English Art Works, a company established in 1922 and deliberately staffed with British craftsmen by Cartier in response to depression-era unemployment in the jewellery industry.
It is a documented and dated product of a great jewellery house, whose rich colour combinations in multi-gem jewels represent the beautiful and creative flowering of Art Deco jewellery, a period justly celebrated for the distinction of its ornaments. There is no multi-gem Art deco jewel of comparable significance in a British public collection.
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 30, 2010, 11:25:41 AM
modern tutti frutti
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 30, 2010, 11:27:49 AM
keira knightly wearing tutti frutti. couldn't find a face shot. anyway, i never knew what Tutti frutti style was before finding the bandeau above. I must say, its not for everyone, but i like it.
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 30, 2010, 11:33:32 AM
However you call it, it's a beautiful thing.  I wonder if the two navettes are tremblers or if the platinum is thick enough to not let them move.  They'd be terrific for spark(ler)s.

Just wanted to tell you saqsay - I start my day with your new entries every morning.  I LOVE this thread  - the beautiful, the absurd, and the fugly.  Seems hard to find one that is just 'ho-hum'.


Thanks Ah2..... I am enjoying it to. Believe me, I have learned all about tiaras since I started this thread and all about royals i never new existed. not to mention different styles of jewelry and what they are called. take these Tutti Frutti pieces for example. I have always loved the combo of ruby emerald sapphire and diamonds. who new there was a name for it?

I just wonder when webmistress is gonna clobber me over the head for bogging down the forum with photos....
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 30, 2010, 11:39:15 AM
Princess maxima wearing Tutti Frutti
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 30, 2010, 11:40:43 AM
close up
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 30, 2010, 12:15:43 PM
The Oak leaf Tiara by Cartier
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 30, 2010, 12:43:33 PM
This post has three new things: a new royal (Princess Marina of Savoy, the Princess of Naples), a new tiara (Queen Margherita’s Musy Tiara), and a royal wearing a tiara with sunglasses.

Princess Marina would be Queen of Italy had the Italians not booted out their monarchy a generation ago, and her tiara is one that’s certainly fit for a queen.  It was made for Queen Margherita, who was queen of the newly-unified Italy from 1878 to 1900, by Musy.  It’s a versatile tiara that can be worn in various configurations, and it’s super intricate.
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 30, 2010, 12:52:06 PM
heres a few different ways the musy tiara can be worn. sorry they are so small
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 30, 2010, 12:53:23 PM
here they are
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 30, 2010, 12:54:33 PM
4&5
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 30, 2010, 01:10:51 PM
Grand duchess Francesca of austria.

and a better pic of the tiara as a necklace.
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 30, 2010, 01:19:59 PM
this is Grand Duchess yada yada yada........ okay, i can't remember her name. anyway, the over the top headpiece she is wearing is real.  ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 30, 2010, 01:23:43 PM
the one above was a lead in for Queen Marie of Romania..... remember the over the top tiara from the first page of this thread? that was her. just wait for more of her head gear.
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 30, 2010, 01:25:05 PM
her again
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 30, 2010, 01:26:20 PM
this one looks like a turban/bandeau
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 30, 2010, 01:27:29 PM
for a royal she has horrendous taste what are these? earmuffs?
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 30, 2010, 01:29:15 PM
WTF is this thing?  ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 30, 2010, 01:41:18 PM
another over the top crown. queen margrethe might have liked this one
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 30, 2010, 01:43:56 PM
how not to wear a fabulous sapphire and diamond kokoshnik..... note Ah2 that this is the one you like so much.
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 30, 2010, 01:50:23 PM

Queen Marie of Romania's Sapphire is known to be the largest sapphire ever sold at auction. Queen Marie of Romania's Sapphire sold for $1,494,480 at the Christie's November 2003 Auction. It remains one of the largest cut sapphires in the world.

at least i have to give her husband some credit for taste. he bought this as a gift for his wife
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 30, 2010, 01:54:22 PM
in case you were wondering, it is 478.68 carats.
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Post by: ah2bqat on June 30, 2010, 05:19:04 PM
OK, now that I've picked myself off the floor after laughing myself silly over these latest crowns, tiaras and bandeaus....... :faintthud:

Now THAT's a SAPPHIRE! ...but D's are sparklier.  :smarty:
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Post by: djm195 on June 30, 2010, 05:43:19 PM
for a royal she has horrendous taste what are these? earmuffs?

She looks like Miss Jane Hathaway--from the Beverly Hillbillies. You know, Mr Drysdale's loyal secretary.  What a babe!
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Post by: djm195 on June 30, 2010, 05:45:05 PM
for a royal she has horrendous taste what are these? earmuffs?
(http://coloreddiamond.info/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=2804.0;attach=21021;image)

She looks like Miss Jane Hathaway--from the Beverly Hillbillies. You know, Mr Drysdale's loyal secretary.  What a babe!
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Post by: saqsay1 on June 30, 2010, 06:24:21 PM
I think your right djm....
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Post by: Diamondsbylauren on June 30, 2010, 06:34:02 PM
You mean it isn't Miss Hathaway?
Whoa doggie, I need to go out to the see-ment pond and tell Jethro ( and possibly see Ellie Mae sunbathing with an chimpanzee...ok now that we're going back to 40 year old fantasies, this is getting weird))
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Post by: clgwli on June 30, 2010, 06:52:17 PM
OMG you are so right!  Too funny LOL

Some of those are way over the top.  I wonder how much they weighed.

That sapphire is so pretty.  This is an example of huge being pretty still.
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Post by: djm195 on June 30, 2010, 06:53:02 PM
You mean it isn't Miss Hathaway?
Whoa doggie, I need to go out to the see-ment pond and tell Jethro ( and possibly see Ellie Mae sunbathing with an chimpanzee...ok now that we're going back to 40 year old fantasies, this is getting weird))

ROFLMAO!!!  :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

I'm dying here D!!!!!
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Post by: ah2bqat on July 01, 2010, 02:38:18 AM
Too funny!She really does look like Jane Hathaway, and that really isn't any sort of ecomium I'd want!

Meanwhile, with the 4th of july coming up, I'm torn between a modest 2.5" tall  model,
or an 8" model.  I don't think I'm planning on drinking beer, tho, since I'm all alone with my clone. :-[
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Post by: ah2bqat on July 01, 2010, 02:50:33 AM
how not to wear a fabulous sapphire and diamond kokoshnik..... note Ah2 that this is the one you like so much.

I think she should have tried an LED tiara instead.  That diamond and sapphire kokoshnik is wasted on her.  As my ex used to tell me - 'all her taste is in her mouth'!

Dang!  I can't shift the pic from a bmp to a jpg!  Oh, well, dream with me folks.
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Post by: oldmancoyote on July 01, 2010, 05:29:28 AM
Use Powerpoint. Paste the bmp into an empty PPT slide, then right click, choose "save as picture..." and choose the jpg format
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 01, 2010, 05:50:18 AM
'Dang!  I can't shift the pic from a bmp to a jpg!  Oh, well, dream with me folks. '

I have a hard time doing that too. I am not that computer saavy.  :-\
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Post by: oldmancoyote on July 01, 2010, 06:31:37 AM
First picture - after right clicking on the bmp you have pasted into PowerPoint, highlighting where the "Save as Picture..." option is

Second picture - where to choose ".jpg" (or .gif, .png if you prefer - all work with the board).



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Post by: joia on July 01, 2010, 08:34:22 AM



Doesn´t the tiara thingy remind you a bit of the Norman invasion and the Bayeaux tapestry?  At least the version in "1066 and all that".
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Post by: joia on July 01, 2010, 08:35:53 AM
The quote didn´t come out but we can all think hard about  the kind of thing that djm would say.....
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Post by: ah2bqat on July 01, 2010, 12:03:10 PM
Thanks, OMC.  I was not thinking too clearly last night.  Now let's see if this comes out well enough to see
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Post by: Sparkly-OCD on July 01, 2010, 02:22:53 PM
I agree, Ah2.  Miss Hathaway aka Queen Marie of Romania definitely needs some lightening-up!  Good job with the fire-works tiara! ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 01, 2010, 03:55:56 PM
I couldn't help but think of D when I saw this photo. I wonder if this is what his desk at DBL looks like after Trinkette has come for a visit.........  ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 01, 2010, 03:57:20 PM
heres the caption that goes with the above photo.

American jeweller Harry Winston (1896 - 1978) looks out of his window at St. Patrick's Cathedral prior to moving his store to a new location, New York, New York, 1960. The jewels displayed on the black velvet in the foreground are worth over $10M incl. the emerald and diamond necklace (top L) worth $275K; the ruby necklace (directly below) worth $225K; the 332-ct. sapphire (C) worth $250K; and the diamond tiara (top R) worth $1M. The 332-ct. sapphire once belonged to Catherine the Great.
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Post by: oldmancoyote on July 01, 2010, 04:03:13 PM
Alternative caption:

American jeweller Harry Winston (1896 - 1978) looks disconsolately out of the window, following a visit of jewellery fans that have pulled out of their boxes hundreds of pieces without buying a single thing.
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 01, 2010, 04:33:54 PM
ROFLMAO! that was a good one OMC! :laugh:
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Post by: ah2bqat on July 01, 2010, 06:58:04 PM
+1 saqsay!  I'm just howling on the floor.
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 01, 2010, 07:30:33 PM
A model poses with a Spanish Ducal diamond coronet at a Christie’s auction press preview in Geneva, Switzerland, on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007. Designed as an enclosed circlet of oval and lozenge-shaped old-cut diamond plaques between openwork foliate motifs, it is surmounted by swags supporting eight diamond-set strawberry leaves between cushion shaped diamond spacers. The diamond coronet from around 1890, is expected to fetch between 620,000 to 1,000,000 Swiss Francs (US$ 500,000 to 800,000) in the upcoming auction
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 01, 2010, 07:44:03 PM
every womans dream..... a BIG cock....on her head.............. Oh come on people, you didn't think I mean't something else did you?
this is a Lalique tiara of a cock with a huge ruby in it's mouth? yes, this really is a tiara.....  8)

sorry WM ... let me get the stick for you  :a082:
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Post by: sparkle on July 01, 2010, 10:36:32 PM
I believe that is the Duchess of Marlborough of Blenheim Palace and , yes, she
was an American, Consuelo Vanderbilt.  Her mother arranged that marriage and her brother told her
the day before the wedding that the Duke was only marrying her for her money as
he was nearly broke.  With her money she installed electricity and indoor plumbing --so she said in her book..which I believe was called
"All that Glitters".  This summer I hope to see the Marble House in Newport RI that
she lived in before her marriage and hopefully next spring Blenheim.
Love this forum and the pics of the tiaras !!
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Post by: oldmancoyote on July 02, 2010, 12:33:41 AM
every womans dream..... a BIG cock....on her head.............. Oh come on people, you didn't think I mean't something else did you?
this is a Lalique tiara of a cock with a huge ruby in it's mouth? yes, this really is a tiara.....  8)

sorry WM ... let me get the stick for you  :a082:

It's not a tiara. It's a kokoshnik. You can't blame old René for taking the word literally, can you? (It means cock's comb in Russian)

Sparkle - welcome! If you get to Blenheim, check out the private apartments as well as the state rooms; some lovely things in there.
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Post by: cherrypie on July 02, 2010, 12:49:49 AM
I love the Keira Knightley necklace, I believe it's by Bulgari.

Carol   8)
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 02, 2010, 10:16:18 AM
This is Princess Fawzia of Eqypt. She takes my breath away......and so do her jewels.

Princess Fawzia - This daughter of King Fuad and sister of King Farouk had a short-lived marriage to the Shah of Iran. She was considered at the time to be one of the world's most beautiful women and bore an uncanny resemblance to the actress Vivien Leigh. This impressive matching suite of diamonds comprising tiara, earrings and necklace was made for her by Van Cleef and Arpels when she was residing in Iran and is most likely today in the vaults of the Iranian Treasury
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 02, 2010, 10:18:19 AM
I don't think this is the same tiara as above.........
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 02, 2010, 10:20:25 AM
I believe that is the Duchess of Marlborough of Blenheim Palace and , yes, she
was an American, Consuelo Vanderbilt.  Her mother arranged that marriage and her brother told her
the day before the wedding that the Duke was only marrying her for her money as
he was nearly broke.  With her money she installed electricity and indoor plumbing --so she said in her book..which I believe was called
"All that Glitters".  This summer I hope to see the Marble House in Newport RI that
she lived in before her marriage and hopefully next spring Blenheim.
Love this forum and the pics of the tiaras !!

Welcome sparkle! and thanks for the info! I saw Blenheim palace once... but never got to go inside.
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 02, 2010, 10:23:05 AM
back to fawzia. looking back to the first photo, maybe the tiara in the second post is the necklace from the first? hmmm

or maybe this one is a variation?
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 02, 2010, 10:25:59 AM
another fawzia. unfortunately, I couldn't find any other pics of her jewels. I think the tiaras are all van cleef and arpels, but i could be wrong. I could look at her all day. to me she looks more like rita hayworth then vivien leigh.
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 02, 2010, 11:04:18 AM
 speaking of beautiful women.....This is lalla salma of morrocco. Unfortunately, Morroccan royals only wear their tiaras for weddings.... but some of Lalla salma's other jewels were just to amazing not to share.
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 02, 2010, 11:06:13 AM
Emerald earrings and necklace. no one can pull off emeralds like a natural redhead.
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 02, 2010, 11:11:20 AM
lalla salma's emerald choker. Kind of looks like Princess Diana's Sapphire one
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 02, 2010, 11:13:12 AM
get a load of this diamond choker and pear earrings
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 02, 2010, 11:14:25 AM
lalla salma turquoise choker and earrings
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 02, 2010, 11:17:12 AM
what I really wanted to get to here, was some of lalla salma's belts. what she lacks in tiaras, she more then makes up for in bejeweled belts.....
If your wondering.... yes, they are real..........
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 02, 2010, 11:18:49 AM
oops... one more necklace. this one is multi colored sapphires?
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 02, 2010, 11:26:37 AM
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It's not a tiara. It's a kokoshnik. You can't blame old René for taking the word literally, can you? (It means cock's comb in Russian)

I didn't know that....... I stand corrected...again.  ;D

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Post by: WM on July 02, 2010, 02:22:32 PM
Love Salma's choker. Oh my that is nice.

Welcome sparkle!
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Post by: clgwli on July 02, 2010, 03:07:09 PM
Wow... those are gorgeous!!  She is absolutely beautiful too!!!!  Truly love all she has on in these pictures. 
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Post by: joia on July 03, 2010, 09:31:04 AM
Lalla Salma is an extremely beautiful woman and thank you for posting the photos especially the one where she is wearing my favourite (on her) emerald earrings.
Her caftans are worth mentioning as well - and of course the gorgeous belts.
As far as I am concerned she is the most beautiful royal consort nowadays, there are other beauties of course but mostly  they have had more than a little help from a surgeon whereas Lalla Salma seems to be all natural.
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 03, 2010, 11:23:30 PM
heres a few more pics including caftans
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 03, 2010, 11:25:56 PM
a few more with some nice emeralds in the 2nd pic
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 03, 2010, 11:30:39 PM
who would think a red head would look good in red? Lalla salma gets a lot of critcism for wearing bright colors, but I think she looks fabulous in her caftans
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 03, 2010, 11:31:43 PM
and one more... probably my fav
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 03, 2010, 11:32:59 PM
oh, the ladies pictured above are lalla's sisters-in-law.
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 03, 2010, 11:37:12 PM
here we have the wedding of Kabaka Mutebi II of Uganda and Sylvia Luswata. Kabaka is the title for King. One thing that was special about this wedding is that Kabaka Mutebi lifted a traidational ban for his wedding, namely that no one except the royal couple is allowed to have sex on the night of the Kabaka’s wedding. According to tradiation, anyone beside the Kabaka who has sex on the night of the Kabaka’s wedding will be attacked by a sheep and become impotent.  ;D

I just had to include this..... I thought the story was interesting. but hey, at least she is wearing a tiara..  ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 03, 2010, 11:56:19 PM
here is a close up of Queen Sylvia of Uganda in her wedding tiara and one other.
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Post by: SaoriViola on July 04, 2010, 02:09:44 AM
wow the second photo of the tiara looks just like Ah2bqat's new clasp for her pearls!  nice.
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Post by: clgwli on July 04, 2010, 07:42:42 AM
I assume that is Salma's husband in that 2nd caftan picture?  I just love the caftan as well as the look she is giving him.  They look like two very caring people.

I also love her because my son's hair is about the same shade ;)

I love the story behind the lifting of the ban.  Such a funny ban to begin with, but awesome he lifted it.  His bride looks like such a natural beauty too!  I love her wedding tiara.
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 05, 2010, 11:43:28 AM
The Belle Époque (French pronunciation:  French for "Beautiful Era") was a period in European social history that began during the late 19th century and lasted until World War I. Occurring during the time of the French Third Republic and the German Empire, the "Belle Époque" was named in retrospect, when it began to be considered a "golden age", as peace prevailed among the major powers of Europe, new technologies improved lives and the commercial arts adapted Renaissance and eighteenth-century styles to modern forms. In the newly rich United States, emerging from the Panic of 1873, the comparable epoch was dubbed the Gilded Age.[1] In the United Kingdom, this epoch overlaps the end of what is called the Victorian Era there and the period named the Edwardian Era.

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Post by: saqsay1 on July 05, 2010, 11:45:03 AM
a few Belle Epoque Tiaras.
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 05, 2010, 11:46:05 AM
this one was auctioned by christie's
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 05, 2010, 11:47:24 AM
I think this one was worn by C P Victoria..........
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 05, 2010, 11:48:33 AM
What if the Duke of Portand had sat on this one ?  ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 05, 2010, 11:49:58 AM
this one is made by Chaumet
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 05, 2010, 11:51:30 AM
and  2 more.
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Post by: oldmancoyote on July 05, 2010, 12:47:47 PM
What if the Duke of Portand had sat on this one ?  ;D

He would have stood up very quickly.
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 05, 2010, 01:15:48 PM
here is a Beer drinkin' tiara from earlier... it is also a belle epoque
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 05, 2010, 01:18:42 PM
here are some Chaumet tiaras
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 05, 2010, 01:20:51 PM
Chaumet was almost as prolific as Cartier... so here are more
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Post by: clgwli on July 05, 2010, 05:32:29 PM
What if the Duke of Portand had sat on this one ?  ;D
LOL

I admit I am not fond of that last tiara at all.  I can't figure out why I just don't like it.
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Post by: ah2bqat on July 08, 2010, 02:23:14 PM
The Moroccan and Japanese royals seem to favor Chaumet.  Here's one from the Moroccan royal family.  It's part of a parure commissioned by the late King Hassan II as a wedding gift for Lalla Hasna. I believe she was his daughter.  Can't say that I love it overall, but the pear dangle really caught me between the eyes.  

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt264/ah2bqat/Lalla-Hasnas-Chaumet-Tiara.jpg)
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Post by: clgwli on July 08, 2010, 03:30:28 PM
I actually like that one a lot.  The use of color with the metals is subtle yet sets it apart from a lot of other tiaras.
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 08, 2010, 06:57:54 PM
the bourbon parme tiara  by joseph Chaumet
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Post by: Lyta on July 08, 2010, 07:07:11 PM
I haven't had a chance to read all through this thread but darn it ... now I want a tiara!! It doesn't have to be real...
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 09, 2010, 12:11:42 AM
I haven't had a chance to read all through this thread but darn it ... now I want a tiara!! It doesn't have to be real...
join the club! me too......
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Post by: Sparkalin on July 09, 2010, 08:30:05 AM
It took me a while to read this thread and I must say I'm impressed.  Great job Saqsay1.  I never gave 2 seconds of thought to tiaras, but now I want to be a princess when I grow up!  Thanks alot.   ;)

Linda
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 09, 2010, 09:26:11 AM
I'm glad you all are still enjoying this thread.

here is Queen Ena again... wearing Chaumet

and a close up
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 09, 2010, 09:27:33 AM
this one is a leafy spray Chaumet circa 1905
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 09, 2010, 09:28:53 AM
and yet another Chaumet
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Post by: ah2bqat on July 09, 2010, 09:54:38 AM
Has anyone seen any directions or how-to's on tiara construction and de-construction?  I haven't, and I'm very curious as to how it works.  So many can be taken apart and used as necklaces and sometimes brooches.  Some have removable components, depending on how fancy you want it to be.  The engineering has me intriuged.   ???
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 09, 2010, 10:05:32 AM
heres a close up of the bourbon parme tiara. I couldn't seem to find out anything more about it.  :-\
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 09, 2010, 10:07:36 AM
Has anyone seen any directions or how-to's on tiara construction and de-construction?  I haven't, and I'm very curious as to how it works.  So many can be taken apart and used as necklaces and sometimes brooches.  Some have removable components, depending on how fancy you want it to be.  The engineering has me intriuged.   ???

no I haven't ah2.... did you see the convertable tiara a few pages back that converts into 6 different tiaras?
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 09, 2010, 10:08:32 AM
this is a Chaumet that was worn by lalla salma for her wedding.
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 09, 2010, 10:09:49 AM
19th century Chaumet
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 09, 2010, 10:11:25 AM
now I really like this one because it is so unusual. Maybe Elvira could wear this. I know I would. I like the spider web look............
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 09, 2010, 10:12:41 AM
a winged Chaumet
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 09, 2010, 10:21:03 AM
a chaumet diamond brooch
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 09, 2010, 10:41:58 AM
another chaumet. for some reason pics of a lot of his tiaras are hard to find on the internet. others are scattered throughout this thread.
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 09, 2010, 10:52:21 AM
here are a couple more Grand Duchess Marie teresa tiaras. this one is called the congo necklace/tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 09, 2010, 11:17:33 AM
in post # 642 I stated that this tiara was sold at auction by sothby's. this tiara was originally owned by Grand Duchess Josephine Charlotte of luxemburg. I recently found out that the auction was cancelled due to public outcry by the luxembourgians. The auction was set up originally due to the squabbling of GD Josephine Charlotte's children over who got what from her estate. Her daughters do not care for their sister-in-law GD Marie Teresa. They did not want her wearing their mothers tiaras. I guess they lost.
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 09, 2010, 11:20:18 AM
GD Marie Teresa wearing a turquoise parure
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 09, 2010, 11:43:14 AM
if I have this right, it is another luxembourg tiara. and it is also a Chaumet  :)
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 09, 2010, 11:44:37 AM
i think this is the same tiara with pearls. i like her dress!
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 09, 2010, 11:46:37 AM
yup. looks like the same one. a little closer shot
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 09, 2010, 11:48:54 AM
I don't know a thing about this one, but I think it is yet another luxembourg tiara
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Post by: ah2bqat on July 09, 2010, 01:07:57 PM
I haven't had a chance to read all through this thread but darn it ... now I want a tiara!! It doesn't have to be real...

I found this site, with tiaras for any occassion.  Except beer drinking.  There were none with turquoise.  But I may have to splurge and get a 4th of July eagle or kokoshnik, or maybe a pumpkin one for Halloween.  You can even get several models with your name across the front.  Just in case you forget who you are.  >:D

http://www.ecunique.com/seasonalcrowns.html
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 09, 2010, 01:17:32 PM
OMG Ah2............ I sooooo want some of those! then i can have a tiara for every occasion!!!  ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 09, 2010, 01:21:32 PM
here is 1 of Imelda Marco's tiaras. as well as some of her other pieces.

the second one is a 31 ct bangle bracelet
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 09, 2010, 01:23:24 PM
these piece was actually part of the russian crown jewels / romanovs
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 09, 2010, 01:25:21 PM
not a terribly clear picture, but this is a pendant/ brooch with a 10 ct FY diamond and a huge south sea pearl
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 09, 2010, 01:28:10 PM
I love this necklace. it could probably even be turned into a tiara. who would have guessed that in the philipines, one could afford a piece like this / these when one's hubby only makes $5000.00 a year in salary?  ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 09, 2010, 01:31:21 PM
emerald diamond drop earrings and a van cleef and arpels ruby bracelet
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 09, 2010, 01:50:51 PM
nicole kidman wearing a ?
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 09, 2010, 01:53:17 PM
in another thread we were talking about the duchess of windsor's bib necklace. I found this one quite by accident and thought you all might find it interesting. It is the necklace worn by Nicole Kidman in moulin rouge.
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 09, 2010, 01:55:33 PM
The necklace worn by Nicole Kidman was made of real diamonds and platinum and was the most expensive piece of jewelry ever specifically made for a film. The Stefano Canturi necklace was made with 1,308 diamonds, weighing a total of 134 carats, and was worth an estimated US$1 million.

The necklace was supposed to be auctioned off, but stafano withdrew it  at the last moment, because he couldn't bear to part with it... I wonder why?
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 09, 2010, 01:59:35 PM
one more shot of the canturi. it kind of looks like there are opals in it?
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Post by: Lyta on July 09, 2010, 05:52:39 PM
I haven't had a chance to read all through this thread but darn it ... now I want a tiara!! It doesn't have to be real...

I found this site, with tiaras for any occassion.  Except beer drinking.  There were none with turquoise.  But I may have to splurge and get a 4th of July eagle or kokoshnik, or maybe a pumpkin one for Halloween.  You can even get several models with your name across the front.  Just in case you forget who you are.  >:D

http://www.ecunique.com/seasonalcrowns.html

Hmm, I was hoping for something a bit more tasteful in a rhinestone tiara. :-P
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Post by: ah2bqat on July 09, 2010, 06:51:25 PM
I haven't had a chance to read all through this thread but darn it ... now I want a tiara!! It doesn't have to be real...

I found this site, with tiaras for any occassion.  Except beer drinking.  There were none with turquoise.  But I may have to splurge and get a 4th of July eagle or kokoshnik, or maybe a pumpkin one for Halloween.  You can even get several models with your name across the front.  Just in case you forget who you are.  >:D

http://www.ecunique.com/seasonalcrowns.html

Hmm, I was hoping for something a bit more tasteful in a rhinestone tiara. :-P

Well, I think this one is in S Africa, and they sell in multiple quantities up to about $40,  some I wouldn't mind getting 4 or 6 of and sharing - it's just the post that would kill us all.  They even have a copy of the one Princess Di wore for her wedding.
http://www.rhinestone.org/search/search.php?page=1&keywords=tiara+crown&image.x=0&image.y=0

Then, there's this site.  They have some pretty nice ones, as well.  Not like those gaudy pageant and holiday ones.
http://lindeburg.com/store/page104.html
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Post by: clgwli on July 09, 2010, 08:22:57 PM
I own(ed) one at some point.  I am no sure if I still have it or not though.  I got it for our wedding and when I put it on, it was way too big.  I only paid like $15 for it or something.  A lot of bridal places have them.  But my mistake was I bought based on measurements and didn't try them on first to get an idea of what I wanted size wise.  Ah well....

even David's Bridal sells them ;)
http://www.davidsbridal.com/Browse_Accessories-Headpieces-Tiaras
Title: Re: Do you have a dream tiara?
Post by: ah2bqat on July 09, 2010, 10:07:48 PM
So many tiaras, so little time!  I pulled out my wire tiara and found it had tarnished to a gold color!  Took me half an hour to polish back to silver.  So here I sits, wearing my wine-drinking tiara, and wishing you guys were here!
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Post by: Lyta on July 09, 2010, 10:50:15 PM
Love it and I wish I was there with you sipping wine and wearing tiaras! I think I just decided on my next birthday party theme! :)
Title: Re: Do you have a dream tiara?
Post by: Lyta on July 09, 2010, 11:12:41 PM
That rhinestone place is dangerous! Cheap bling! Here are my favorites so does anyone want to go in with me? LOL!

Min 4:
(http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/rhinestonejewelry_2113_22937654)
(http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/rhinestonejewelry_2113_26204963)

Min 6:
(http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/rhinestonejewelry_2113_29647735)
Title: Re: Do you have a dream tiara?
Post by: ah2bqat on July 10, 2010, 01:11:25 AM
I understand better why the real ones set up from your scalp on a velvet covered band.  I love the ones that can change from tiara to necklace, or have removable accents.  I had a tiara as a small child, a gift from a senior militiraty wife; and have one now, not my favorite, but available when I needed to complete a costume.  I intend to have a wardrobe of tiaras for special occaissions, just for fun. ;D

We need a good southern bar-b-que with all the women wearing tiaras.   GG, I expect a fake tiara, not your real one, or at least a beer drinking tiara.   Your real one is too precious for anyday wear, tho I wish I could see you in it with your blue wedding gown.  Killer combo!

Saqsay1, this thread is too much fun!  

Lyta, I'm in with you!  I like #2 best, but any would do.  just remember, the first 1/4 to 1/2 inch will be lost in your hair without a band to raise it.
Title: Re: Do you have a dream tiara?
Post by: oldmancoyote on July 10, 2010, 05:14:42 AM
We need a good southern bar-b-que with all the women wearing tiaras.

Erm, ladies, tiara etiquette is that tiaras are only worn by married women. So hurry up! ;D
Title: Re: Do you have a dream tiara?
Post by: saqsay1 on July 10, 2010, 06:16:41 AM
aren't we all married?
Title: Re: Do you have a dream tiara?
Post by: ah2bqat on July 10, 2010, 12:24:21 PM
Well, no.  Not exactly.  Awestruck and I have been married previously.  She has plans for a September wedding .   I currently am, according to the state of Texas, but not California.  We plan on doing a wedding eventually - waiting on my mom to be able to come.  GG is waiting for her young man to get his ducks in a row.
Title: Re: Do you have a dream tiara?
Post by: Awestruck on July 11, 2010, 05:19:31 PM
Yep 3rd of September 2011 is the date. Hopefully AH2 will beat me to it because she`s far more organised than I am. Either way we`ll both get there eventually !
Title: Re: Do you have a dream tiara?
Post by: Lyta on July 11, 2010, 07:07:06 PM
Ok, what about these? They are a bit taller. I only need two more people to go in with me. LOL!

(http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/rhinestonejewelry_2113_1445598)
(http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/rhinestonejewelry_2114_1412393)
Title: Re: Do you have a dream tiara?
Post by: saqsay1 on July 12, 2010, 08:59:28 AM
164 ct. New Look incorporates 136,47 carat faceted diamonds in black, yellow & white. It is then adorned with carefully selected 27,65 carat rough diamonds of the highest quality. This total of 164,12 carat is set on bows of 55,2 grams 14kt yellow gold & black rhodium white gold. 14kt has been chosen for its maximal density and elasticity. Rather than using a traditional welding technique the hardened bows are joined by laser to preserve the strength of this light and subtly flexible structure. Needless to say, 164 ct. New Look is a unique, handmade piece.
The three bows of 164 ct. New Look symbolizes its three uses. Combining all three bows the tiara can rest on the front of the hair or further back on the middle of the head over a tall style. For a less formal expression, the golden and white bows can be worn alone. And finally, the black bow with the three rough diamonds can be worn alone as a 21st century hair bow.

The total number of diamonds is 1,033.
Title: Re: Do you have a dream tiara?
Post by: saqsay1 on July 12, 2010, 09:17:23 AM
Tiara comb
(front views, above and below left; rear view, below right)
Designed and made by René Jules Lalique
Paris, France
1903-4
Horn, cast glass, enamelled gold and fire opals
Length 18.4 cm
Museum no. M.116A-1966

René Lalique, 'the admitted king of Paris fashions', chose his materials for aesthetic effect and artistic refinement, not for mere preciousness or brilliance. Credited with introducing horn into the jewellery repertoire, he dazzled the public with a collection of ornamental combs made of horn. They were moulded and sculpted in the shape of flowers, waves and butterflies.
Title: Re: Do you have a dream tiara?
Post by: saqsay1 on July 12, 2010, 09:20:22 AM
I'll be in with you Lyta! one can never have to many tiaras.  ;D
Title: Re: Do you have a dream tiara?
Post by: ah2bqat on July 12, 2010, 11:31:07 AM
WELL, now we are 3!  Do we have a 4th?  or more?  I'm good with anything you choose.  Hmmm.... perhaps I should get 2, so that any visitors to the Lake Tahoe area can borrow one for the obligatory welcome BBQ.  Think?

And I hope not, Awestruck.  My mother being able to participate means my Dad will be deceased.  I have really mixed feelings about the whole issue.

and just because I have so few opinions  ;D....I strongly dislike that New Look tiara.  It looks like a wide gaudy headband.  Rough diamonds just plunked down between rows of colored and white stones?  Yech.  I've seen some very cool and organic use of rough, but this guy belongs on the fugly thread.

Lalique...so much of the oriental influence in some of his work, and always with style and taste.
Title: Re: Do you have a dream tiara?
Post by: Awestruck on July 12, 2010, 12:02:58 PM
Oh dear sorry about that AH2. I didn`t know your Father was too ill to travel to your wedding. Maybe you could arrange for both of your parents to be there via a video link ? Not the same I know but at least both of them would be able to see their daughter married.
Title: Re: Do you have a dream tiara?
Post by: ah2bqat on July 12, 2010, 12:09:00 PM
Not to worry, Awestruck.  Dad is healthy as a horse, if very fragile.  Unfortunately his mind is pretty much gone.  My poor mother has the challenging task of taking care of the world's biggest toddler.  And at her age, that is a very rough job.  Thankfully, we've finally gotten her to have help in for a few hours every day.

A video link, eh?  What a killer idea.  Hmmmm.... I'd have to find some one in San Antone who could manage the parents' side and bring in their own equipment as Mom is a bit techonophobic.
Title: Re: Do you have a dream tiara?
Post by: Awestruck on July 12, 2010, 12:15:46 PM
I`ve seen it done several times on a TV show called Wedding SOS ( sheesh redundancy means I have time to watch suspect TV lol ) in cases where parents or grandparents were either too far away or too ill to travel. I`m not good with technology but I should imagine it would be pretty easy to set up for those in the know.
Maybe the forum members with a techno background might know more about how it`s done.
Title: Re: Do you have a dream tiara?
Post by: Awestruck on July 12, 2010, 01:19:25 PM
AH2 I googled for live video links for weddings and loads of sites came up. Here`s one in America which might give you some ideas.
www.IDoStream.com
Judging by the ammount of sites which came up I`m thinking it`s a regular thing and used by those marrying abroad or who have family too far away.
Title: Re: Do you have a dream tiara?
Post by: ah2bqat on July 12, 2010, 01:25:50 PM
Thank you, Awestruck!  I'll look at the site later, and check a few of the others out as well.  Maybe I will have a chance to git 'er done before you!  :Banane13:
Title: Re: Do you have a dream tiara?
Post by: ah2bqat on July 12, 2010, 01:28:07 PM
...and Lyta, count me in for 2, so I have one for guests.  :angel:  My email is visible in my profile, so give me the logistics, and we can work the details out.
Title: Re: Do you have a dream tiara?
Post by: Awestruck on July 12, 2010, 01:28:47 PM
I truly hope so AH2. You deserve a lovely wedding with BOTH your parents able to watch it. The site actually shows how it works and a lady who was too sick to attend a wedding watching it in " real time ".
Title: Re: Do you have a dream tiara?
Post by: clgwli on July 12, 2010, 03:15:38 PM
Okay I admit I like the New Look tiara.  I am more of a subtle girl and that is it for me.  Though I'd like to swap out the black with either pink or gray instead.

I highly recommend doing video if you want your family there but they can't be.  My son gets to see my brother via Skype every so often which both of them love.  It's really not terribly hard and I am sure someone could easily help out.  If I were close to either one of you, I sure would!
Title: Re: Do you have a dream tiara?
Post by: Sparkly-OCD on July 12, 2010, 05:24:30 PM
Lyta,

Count me in for one of the rhinestone tiaras.  My email is listed.  I like both of the last two that you selected.  You're right: that site is so much fun.  Thanks for finding it Ah2.

Did you notice this comment under the Spencer Tiara?

"I wear this tiara myself when my girlfriends and I have tiara night. We bring our knitting, go to a nice small restuarant, eat, knit and let people see us in our tiaras. I love wearing this one out of all that I have. My customers buy it too for their wedding or Sweet 16 party."  Christine in Virginia.

See!!  We're not so crazy! ;D
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Post by: ah2bqat on July 12, 2010, 07:33:40 PM
 :laughing4:  I missed that comment.  You make me feel much better about it all, Sparkly!
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 12, 2010, 08:05:20 PM
I think I have hit the motherlode!!!!

Perth, Australia--A diamond tiara containing 178 Argyle pink diamonds was among the unique objects on display at the recent Masterpiece Fair 2010 London, touted as a showcase of the most coveted objects on earth.

According to a press release from mining company Rio Tinto, owner of the Argyle Diamond Mine in Western Australia, which produces the majority of the world's pink diamonds, the Argyle Pink Diamond Tiara was on display in the showcase of iconic jeweler Asprey, along with other rare Argyle pink diamonds and pink diamond jewelry.

The tiara contains a total of 178 Argyle pink diamonds and showcases the appeal of these rare stones, the release states.

"The Argyle Pink Diamond Tiara combines the mystique and romance of a bygone era with the design of a contemporary treasure. This is truly a unique piece that showcases beautifully the colors, sizes and shapes of rare pink diamonds from the Argyle mine," John Glajz, authorized partner of Argyle pink diamonds, said in commenting on the tiara's design.
Title: Re: Do you have a dream tiara?
Post by: Lyta on July 13, 2010, 01:14:16 AM
Oh wow!! That pink one is stunning!! Heck, I am not much for pink but I would wear that! ;)

Ok, I cannot decide between the two tiaras so I am taking AH2's lead and getting one of each! One for me and one for a friend who might want to wear one with me. :) So that makes 6 tiaras accounted for and just let me know if anyone else wants one now that the minimum has been achieved for both tiaras. :D

I will be sending an email to the following people: saqsay1, ah2bqat, Sparkly-OCD
Title: Re: Do you have a dream tiara?
Post by: Lyta on July 13, 2010, 01:23:16 AM
Hmmm, I can't access AH2 and Sparkly's email addresses here and I can't figure out how to message people privately either. Send me an email at mhubinette at gmail dot com and I will work out the details with you privately.
Title: Re: Do you have a dream tiara?
Post by: oldmancoyote on July 13, 2010, 02:40:07 AM
If your email is not visible, but you want it to be:

Under Profile/Account Related Settings make sure that the box "Hide email address" is clear!!!
Title: Re: Do you have a dream tiara?
Post by: Awestruck on July 13, 2010, 04:53:28 AM
Of course we shall expect pics of each of you wearing your tiaras  ;D
Title: Re: Do you have a dream tiara?
Post by: Sparkalin on July 13, 2010, 08:17:13 AM
I've seen so many beautiful tiaras on this thread, but the Pink Argyle is the motherlode!  That is an outstanding find.  Great job Saqsay!
You crazy ladies are making me want a tiara too.  Can I drink beer in a rhinestone tiara?  If so I'll get one too!  The husband is president of our local bow club, so that makes me a first lady.  Do I qualify?   :icon_queen:

Linda
Title: Re: Do you have a dream tiara?
Post by: ah2bqat on July 13, 2010, 09:43:06 AM
If your email is not visible, but you want it to be:

Under Profile/Account Related Settings make sure that the box "Hide email address" is clear!!!

My bad!  Apologies, Lyta.  At some point I changed it to hidden.  It's out in the open again.  And if you are trying one from column a and one from column b - can I do the same thing, please?  It would be nicer not to have 2 of the same - I just wanted to be sure we covered the minimum order!  >:D

...and you sure can, and you surely do, Sparkalin! 

We plan on having a street BBQ shortly after we move in to introduce ourselves to the neighbors - nothin fancy, just dogs and burgers, so I may be wearing mine with a Coors Light  in hand...but maybe not until after my 2rd beer.  ;D
Title: Re: Do you have a dream tiara?
Post by: saqsay1 on July 13, 2010, 10:31:53 AM
It's funny Ah2, how beer loosens us up isn't it?  ;D

Sparklin, sure you can drink wearing a rhinestone tiara.... but you need a turquoise one for beer....... ;)
Title: Re: Do you have a dream tiara?
Post by: saqsay1 on July 13, 2010, 02:34:47 PM
I found this one on the gaylife blogs.....  ;D I couldn't resist
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 13, 2010, 02:42:53 PM
anyone remember this?

The Black Diamond Fantasy Miracle Bra for Victoria’s Secret is designed by Martin Katz. It is studded with 3,575 black diamonds, 117 certified 1-carat round diamonds and 34 rubies, with a piece de resistance of two lavish black diamond drops totaling 1oo carats.
It's designed for maximum cleavage enhancement with a total carat weight of 1500 ct and a price tag of $5 million. So all you ladies out there: Start Fantasizing. Who knows--your wish might come true!
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Post by: ah2bqat on July 13, 2010, 02:47:09 PM
I found this one on the gaylife blogs.....  ;D I couldn't resist

Somebody hand that poor fellow a beer.  That's one 'not happy,Bob' face.  If somebody put that much bling on my head, I'd be laughing out loud.
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 13, 2010, 02:49:17 PM
i believe those are real diamonds too. It was part of a night of 1000 gowns gala in NY NY.
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 13, 2010, 02:50:06 PM
This year Gisele takes over modeling duties from Tyra. The Fantasy Bra is done in 18K white gold with over 2900 pave set diamonds, 22 ruby gemstones and a massive 101 karat diamond. As Gisele said, when modeling it,it's heavy. The bra sells for $12.5 million but if you are feeling a bit less spendy there are two other options: a $75,000 fantasy week in Paris that includes a stay in a deluxe suite, a $5,000 lingerie wardrobe and a helicopter tour or a diamond and ruby flower necklace that resembles the design of the bra for $998.
Title: Re: Do you have a dream tiara?
Post by: saqsay1 on July 13, 2010, 02:56:37 PM
What every woman wants for Christmas................ well, maybe not everyone.
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 13, 2010, 02:59:01 PM
and one more.... sorry, I am easily distracted these days and my mind wanders.....
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Post by: ah2bqat on July 13, 2010, 02:59:13 PM
I'd give someone else's first born for that Christmas cuff bracelet!
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 13, 2010, 03:05:42 PM
WOW! Look at that pair! Er.... I mean pear.............  ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 13, 2010, 03:11:03 PM
OKay, this time I really mean it......

The 2009 Victoria's Secret Fantasy Bra has been revealed. Marisa Miller does the honors this year modeling a $3 million diamond-studded bra created by Damiani. The 2009 Harlequin Fantasy bra is hand set with over 2,350 white, champagne and cognac-colored diamonds in a harlequin pattern. The bra also has a heart-shaped 16-carat champagne diamond dangling from the Very Sexy Convertible bra. The bra can be worn in five ways: strapless, halter, crossback, one-strap or classic. It has a total carat weight of 150 carats and sells for $3 million. The bra will be on display during the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on December 1 on CBS.
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Post by: Diamondsbylauren on July 13, 2010, 03:22:46 PM
I'm not allowed to look at this thread ;D
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Post by: clgwli on July 13, 2010, 03:41:09 PM
I'd give someone else's first born for that Christmas cuff bracelet!
LOL!!!

Tyra sure doesn't look happy to be squished into that bra  ;D
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Post by: ah2bqat on July 13, 2010, 03:44:14 PM
We have also headed somewhat south of tiara land, or was tyra's banks?  :icon_scratch:
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 13, 2010, 04:07:18 PM
yeah, I know....I know........ sometimes I find these things and just can't resist posting them. at least it is all diamond related?.... ahem..... back to the tiaras.

how about another Chaumet........... this one with a FY pair.... er...pear.....  ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 13, 2010, 04:10:55 PM
yet another chaumet
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Post by: clgwli on July 13, 2010, 04:36:04 PM
I just love that tiara with the FY pear.  That's what I would get if I could have one!
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Post by: ah2bqat on July 13, 2010, 04:38:11 PM
Those are some gorgeous honking pearls.  I bet there were some really aggravated oysters around them at some point.
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 13, 2010, 04:38:22 PM
Has anyone seen any directions or how-to's on tiara construction and de-construction?  I haven't, and I'm very curious as to how it works.  So many can be taken apart and used as necklaces and sometimes brooches.  Some have removable components, depending on how fancy you want it to be.  The engineering has me intriuged.   ???

 I am not sure if this what you are looking for Ah2.... but you may find it interesting. I found this on one of the royalty sights.

The speculation/theory to emerge is a discovery made by Nellie from The Royal Jewels of the World Message Board.  Sophie's tiara is made up of elements from the Grand Regal Circlet made for Queen Victoria.

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Post by: ah2bqat on July 13, 2010, 04:41:43 PM
It certainly looks pieced togther, but how do they keep all the pieces parts in place and upright?
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 13, 2010, 04:43:38 PM
here it is
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 13, 2010, 04:44:35 PM
From this picture, Nellie noticed the depression on the velvet in the back matched the elements on Sophie's tiara.  The caption on the picture says they held anthemion filaments.  Below is a picture showing the elements in Sophie's tiara superimposed on the depression.  They certainly fit nicely.
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 13, 2010, 04:47:29 PM
It certainly looks pieced togther, but how do they keep all the pieces parts in place and upright?

I'm no expert, but I would assume the royal jeweler does it. I would think somehow , they clip into place on the mounting.
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 13, 2010, 04:59:09 PM
another chaumet
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 13, 2010, 05:05:32 PM
The most expensive necklace in the world features a 40.63-carat, heart-shaped Burmese ruby surrounded by 155 carats of diamonds. Burmese ruby is one of the most sought after varieties of ruby due to its blood-red hue. This gem is particularly valuable due to its extraordinary size—Burmese rubies rarely exceed a few carats!

The most expensive necklace can also be worn as a tiara.  >:D
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 13, 2010, 05:06:41 PM
only a paltry 14.5 million  8)
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Post by: Lyta on July 13, 2010, 06:43:40 PM
Wow, that last chaumet one is a beaut! Do you have any more photos of the ruby necklace/tiara?
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 13, 2010, 07:06:31 PM
Lyta- I couldn't find a whole pic of the necklace / tiara. I don't know why.  :-\
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 14, 2010, 10:33:44 AM
this is Chaumets scroll work tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 14, 2010, 11:02:59 AM

Leviev's petal-motif diamond tiara contains five cushion-cut and six marquis-shaped diamonds totaling 13.76 carats. They’re surrounded by white diamond pavé weighing 27.92 carats, all set in platinum

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Post by: saqsay1 on July 14, 2010, 11:05:06 AM

Moussaieff's tiara contains cultured pearls and more than 79 carats of diamonds set in 18 karat white gold.

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Post by: saqsay1 on July 14, 2010, 11:12:56 AM
a malaysian queen
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 14, 2010, 11:14:01 AM
I don't know who this one is either  :-\
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 14, 2010, 11:34:24 AM
this is Queen Saleha of Brunei frrom earlier in this thread
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 14, 2010, 11:37:32 AM
she does have some amazing jewels
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 14, 2010, 11:38:55 AM
finally a tiara without the headscarf
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 14, 2010, 11:41:42 AM
wearing some FY diamonds
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Post by: clgwli on July 14, 2010, 11:47:04 AM
finally a tiara without the headscarf
Or that hideously deep painted on lipstick.  Not flattering on her at all!  I admit I don't even notice a headscarf, I just see lips!
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 14, 2010, 11:53:16 AM
finally a tiara without the headscarf
Or that hideously deep painted on lipstick.  Not flattering on her at all!  I admit I don't even notice a headscarf, I just see lips!

well, when you wear busy caftans and outrageous jewels..... I think you need bold lipstick, and eye make up just so your not washed out in the photos....  ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 14, 2010, 11:55:46 AM
I think I may have posted this one earlier... but the tiara is worth a second look
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 14, 2010, 11:56:33 AM
she sure has a lot of tiaras
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 14, 2010, 11:57:48 AM
one more. Sorry about not being able to find some close ups of the tiaras
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 14, 2010, 11:59:44 AM
Brunei princess weds in lavish ceremony
 

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei - A two-week lavish wedding celebration for the daughter of Brunei's sultan — one of the world's richest men — culminated Sunday in a ceremony steeped in the royal tradition of this tiny, oil-rich nation. Princess Majeedah Nuurul Bulqiah, 31, and Khairul Khalil, 32, exchanged their vows Thursday and were officially presented to the public on Sunday according to Islamic religious rites.
The groom was greeted by the bride's father, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, in the 1,788-room palace's main hall and led to the royal dais where she was seated. The sultan then took Khairul's hand and placed it on the princess' head briefly before seating him next to her.
Cannon shots were fired, and the ceremony, attended by some 2,000 guests, ended with a thanksgiving prayer.
As they left the hall, the couple — dressed in matching gold and maroon traditional Malay outfits — gave a bow of respect before Hassanal and his two wives. The newlyweds then sat in a motor-driven carriage and led a procession around the capital, Bandar Seri Begawan, which was festooned with colorful banners. Thousands of onlookers lined the streets, waving tiny flags.
Brunei has vast oil and gas reserves that have fueled the royal family's fortunes and made the country one of the richest per capita in the world. Its oil reserves are currently estimated at about 1.2 billion barrels.
Hassanal, 61, had an estimated net worth of nearly $40 billion in 1997, the most recent figures available. He has ruled the tropical Islamic country on Borneo island for nearly four decades, and his family has reigned for about 600 years.
Family members hold all key government positions. In addition to being prime minister, Hassanal holds the defense and finance portfolios, and is supreme commander of the armed forces.
Majeedah is the fourth of Hassanal's 11 children, and works as a senior officer in the environment, parks and recreation department. The groom is an assistant officer in the prime minister's office.
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 14, 2010, 12:02:02 PM
princess majeedah..... i wanted to show you all this picture because I read somewhere that the bouquet she is carrying is made of pure gold and diamonds..............
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Post by: ah2bqat on July 14, 2010, 12:57:04 PM
It certainly looks pieced togther, but how do they keep all the pieces parts in place and upright?

I'm no expert, but I would assume the royal jeweler does it. I would think somehow , they clip into place on the mounting.

Itty bitty SCREWS!  Found this on (of all things) the TUDORS website. 

For official court receptions all female members wore a very typical Russian court costume together with the traditional sickle-shaped kokoshnik which was placed on the back of the head together with a veil. The kokoshniks matched the evening gowns with its choosen fabrics and were mostly of silk or satin. The front of the kokoshniks were decorated with various precious jewels which were sewn directly to it. The Grand Duchess has choosen to wear for this occasion her emeralds which can be detached from the tiara. The Russian court jewellers were prepared for such "changes" and developed quite early a mechanism for removing various elements from pieces of jewellery with ease. For this purpose, small screws or hinges were at the back with which those ornaments could be removed. The detached elements were simply sewn directly to the desired garment. It is easy to recognise in the old photograph such a traditional kokoshnik where seven round emerald cabochons in their rich diamond frames are fastened. In addition there are in-between some shuttle-shaped diamond elements which were lent from the imperial jewellery fund.

Great site to visit.  Huge number of tiara pix, some of which saqsay has already shown us, some I've never seen before.  Also lists all the Windsor tiaras at the bottom.  Apparently there are 64 of them, although a good 10  or 15 haven't been seen in decades and a few have been sold off.  Worth a look.
http://tudorswiki.sho.com/page/More+British+Royal+Tiaras
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 14, 2010, 01:19:08 PM
your right Ah2..... this sight is a treasure trove. it is one of the many sights i have been stealing photos from, but mostly information because a lot of the pics are so small. I try to google by name, but unfortunately a lot of them have been lost or dismantled so it takes forever to find a good picture.I must say though, it has become a bit of an obsession with me....
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Post by: ah2bqat on July 14, 2010, 02:02:55 PM
That's why I posted the link instead of trying to pull some of the pix you haven't put up, that and I'm lazy!
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 23, 2010, 09:40:11 AM
here is a circle belle epoque tiara............
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 23, 2010, 09:41:03 AM
and another art nouveau
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 23, 2010, 09:56:13 AM
this is a close up of the tiara worn by anna nadja awhile back in this thread. it is called the devonshire honeysuckle tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 23, 2010, 09:57:38 AM
I don't know who this royal is, but d@mn.... that is a big tiara.
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 23, 2010, 10:09:20 AM
this one looks like another belle epoque
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 23, 2010, 10:10:54 AM
i don't know anything about this one either  :-\
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 23, 2010, 10:15:21 AM
a diamond drop tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 23, 2010, 11:08:57 AM
heres another oakleaf tiara. similar to the cartier one posted earlier
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 23, 2010, 11:24:14 AM
the lukeshmuke tiara
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Post by: Trinkette on July 23, 2010, 11:35:35 AM
You know, if I were a tiara designer, I'd be bummed. It seems like just about EVERY conceivable design already has been DONE.
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 23, 2010, 12:16:42 PM
i know what you mean trinkette. however, if D would send me some of his rejected stones, i'm sure i could think of some kind of design..... ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 25, 2010, 10:41:32 AM
From The Tadema Gallery, this rare Child & Child tiara from the Aesthetic Movement is made of gold, silver, plique-a-jour enamel and crystal. It has a monogram of two C’s and a sunflower and was made c. 1895
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 25, 2010, 10:43:36 AM
From a Sotheby’s auction, this British Revivalist tiara was designed as a pair of wings pavé-set with diamonds, the tips of translucent green enamel, flanking a star ruby cabochon, supported by a pair of diamond-set coiling serpents with small round cabochon ruby eyes. It was made by Carlo and Arthur Giuliano, c. 1895. Sold for $36,000 on Dec. 6, 2006.
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 25, 2010, 10:45:14 AM
This tiara consists of a a pair of wings on a frame, feathers closely set with diamonds, and patches of translucent blue enamel. They are adjustable to any angle and can be taken off the frame to wear as brooches, individually or as a pair. Women would wear a tiara like this to a performance of a Wagner opera in Paris or London c. 1905
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 25, 2010, 10:47:25 AM
This gold and turquoise tiara was signed by Carlo Giuliano c.1870 and numbered 37. Giuliano was a British jeweler, b.1831, d, 1895, who was a leader in the Revivalist Movement, sensitively interpreting Renaissance jewelry to suit late-19th-Century tastes. The tiara is openwork gold, decorated with five circular clusters of round turquoise cabochons, spaced by entwined scrolls topped by beads. I think it’s gorgeous. Sold for $27,600 on Dec. 6, 2006.
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 25, 2010, 10:51:01 AM
The Turquoise Star tiara appears to have turquoise inserts with small star caps. Queen Ena's jewelry is fairly well known and documented, and this particular one has seemed to escape documentation. A magazine at the time of the wedding mentioned that King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra gave Ena a turquoise and diamond parure as a wedding gift, so the tiara could be part of that parure - it is definitely known that Edward VII gave Ena the necklace she is wearing in this photo. Certainly King Alfonso did not give Ena this tiara -- during their engagement, he presented Ena with a Chaumet turquoise and diamond platinum tiara which means she had two turquoise tiaras (until she replaced the turquoise stones in the Chaumet tiara with diamonds). Its current whereabouts are unknown; it is entirely possible it was broken up to make a new tiara or may have been privately sold. This is a fairly clear photo of the tiara, as well as the matching turquoise necklace and earrings. What happened to these pieces is unknown as well. Contrast this fact with the fate of the Chaumet tiara -- Ena sold the Chaumet tiara, and it was resold in 1984 by Christie's Geneva for eleven million pesetas, or approximately $85,000 US dollars, to an "international jewel collector of royal origin." There are no such records regarding the Turquoise Star Tiara.
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 25, 2010, 12:23:26 PM
here's Queen Ena's aquamarine parure
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 25, 2010, 12:41:09 PM
here is another winged tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 25, 2010, 12:42:01 PM
and one more. this one looks egyptian too
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 25, 2010, 12:45:13 PM
Sanrio Co unveils its platinum tiara jewellery, decorated with "Hello Kitty" charm, at the company's headquarters in Tokyo on Wednesday. The tiara, encrusted with 167 pink and black diamonds and seven pearls, will go on sale in Japan from July to commemorate Hello Kitty's 30th anniversary. The tiara has been priced at three million yen ($27,300).
— Reuters
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 25, 2010, 12:51:42 PM
 a regency paste tiara, an edwardian platinum (upper right), a victorian set in silver and gold  (bottom left)and a diamond and platinum (bottom right)
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Post by: ah2bqat on July 25, 2010, 11:38:10 PM
Sanrio Co unveils its platinum tiara jewellery, decorated with "Hello Kitty" charm, at the company's headquarters in Tokyo on Wednesday. The tiara, encrusted with 167 pink and black diamonds and seven pearls, will go on sale in Japan from July to commemorate Hello Kitty's 30th anniversary. The tiara has been priced at three million yen ($27,300).
— Reuters
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Post by: ah2bqat on July 25, 2010, 11:40:11 PM
Sanrio Co unveils its platinum tiara jewellery, decorated with "Hello Kitty" charm, at the company's headquarters in Tokyo on Wednesday. The tiara, encrusted with 167 pink and black diamonds and seven pearls, will go on sale in Japan from July to commemorate Hello Kitty's 30th anniversary. The tiara has been priced at three million yen ($27,300).
— Reuters

I see theKitty face, but I don't see any pink or black diamond.   what can I say?
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 26, 2010, 12:37:18 AM
I can't see the color either, but i am assuming that the kitty head is pink and the eyes are black.

but unless your colorblind, you should be able to make out the colors in this hello kitty tiara  >:D
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 26, 2010, 12:40:51 AM
sorry, I couldn't resist.  ;D  do you think thats a dude?
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Post by: oldmancoyote on July 26, 2010, 03:27:24 AM
No, it's a kitty.
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Post by: ah2bqat on July 26, 2010, 10:15:43 AM
sorry, I couldn't resist.  ;D  do you think thats a dude?

Most probably.  No self respecting woman would do that to her eyebrows, except maybe Lady GaGA.  :xyxnervous:
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Post by: SaoriViola on July 26, 2010, 05:12:51 PM
it's up for debate whether lady gaga can be called a self-respecting woman.   ;)
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Post by: ah2bqat on July 26, 2010, 07:42:29 PM
Well, now that's true.  But I'm willing to conceed what I don't know for fact. :angel:
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 26, 2010, 08:07:22 PM
maybe this will answer that question for you ah2.... ;D

and look she has no eyebrows...........
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 26, 2010, 08:08:18 PM
just to keep in topic..... here is lady gaga wearing a lobster tiara...  ;D
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Post by: SaoriViola on July 26, 2010, 10:07:58 PM
wow i feel sorry for her hair.
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 27, 2010, 10:25:18 AM
Saori........... Here I feel sorry for her feet.  ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 27, 2010, 10:27:29 AM
while I'm at it... here are some more celebrity tiaras. while poor lindsey is still cooling her heels in jail, here she is wearing a tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 27, 2010, 10:31:49 AM
heres ashley olsen wearing a tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 27, 2010, 10:32:38 AM
no go back up and actually look at the tiara....... instead of her boob  ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 27, 2010, 10:34:18 AM
this is carrie underwoods wedding tiara. I believe her fiance had it made for her.
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 27, 2010, 10:38:18 AM
I haven't been able to find a photo of her in  her dress yet, but here is her 5ct FY engagement ring.
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 27, 2010, 10:39:34 AM
a close up. its hard to tell if it is a round or a cushion
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 27, 2010, 10:42:25 AM
heres scarlett johansson wearing a fred leighton tiara. It looks similar to the one marilyn monroe wore earlier in this thread.
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Post by: SaoriViola on July 27, 2010, 10:45:26 AM
nice, looks round to me, but a round fancy yellow 5ct?  that's madness!!
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 27, 2010, 10:49:11 AM

Scarlett Johansson helped kick off Disney Park’s Year of a Million Dreams celebration by portraying princess Cinderella.

Says Leibovitz: “Scarlett Johansson couldn’t wait to put on that tiara.” (The Harry Winston 62-karat creation is valued at $325,000. The glass slipper was made for the shoot by Steuben.)


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Post by: saqsay1 on July 27, 2010, 10:51:56 AM
heres a little better picture of catherine zeta jones in her's.
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 27, 2010, 10:56:08 AM
Borrowed from famous jewellery designer Fred Leighton, the tiara featured delicate marquise-cut diamonds in a curved design.
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 27, 2010, 10:58:11 AM
liz hurley in a different tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 27, 2010, 10:59:28 AM
um... courtney love
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 27, 2010, 11:07:41 AM
heres Heidi klum wearing a tiara in a fashion show.
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 27, 2010, 11:19:38 AM
gwenyth paltrows tiara from the movie shakespeare in love
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 27, 2010, 11:21:05 AM
another lindsey lohan tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 27, 2010, 11:21:39 AM
and natalie portman
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 27, 2010, 11:26:15 AM
Joanna Lumley of Absolutely fabulous wearing her tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 27, 2010, 11:27:33 AM
fergie from the black eyed peas
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 27, 2010, 11:31:15 AM
kirsten dunst
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Post by: SaoriViola on July 27, 2010, 11:53:19 AM
i think the last time i liked kirsten dunst was when she was a child vampire, but that picture of her in a bandeau is awesome!  so pretty.  also, though i'm married, natalie portman is my girlfriend.  The Professional is one of my favorite movies.
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 27, 2010, 12:00:17 PM
paris hilton
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 27, 2010, 12:00:53 PM
and another
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 27, 2010, 12:13:20 PM
and this one... I just couldn't resist. remember her tiara and bracelets were bullet proof....  ;D
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Post by: Trinkette on July 27, 2010, 12:31:03 PM
That's not all that appears bullet proof...
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Post by: ah2bqat on July 27, 2010, 12:35:22 PM
 :laughing4:

Yeah, but at least she's covered.  Ashley Olsen should have worn a bra instead of a tiara.
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 29, 2010, 02:02:30 PM
I posted this on another thread awhile back, but thought it should go here as well.

A young Thai jewelry designer has crafted a tiara worth $4.2 million for his pet dog, using precious stones given to him by his mother.

Riwin Jirapolsek, who showcased the tiara at a dog show in Bangkok recently, said he wanted to make something special for Kanune, his 15-year-old male Maltese.

He took almost two months to finish the piece, which is made from titanium encrusted with 250-carats of emeralds and diamonds.

Jirapolsek said he has no plans to sell the tiara, and now wants to create a jeweled hair clip for his beloved canine.

"I will make a hair clip next time because my dog has to wear clips everyday otherwise its fur will block its view," he told Reuters Television. "It may be decorated with jewels."
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 29, 2010, 02:03:52 PM
to be fair, here's one for the cat lovers out there.
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Post by: clgwli on July 29, 2010, 02:36:04 PM
Awww that kitty reminds me so much of my dearly beloved (but no longer alive) Cleo.  She was such a diva princess too.  I just love that photo  :-*
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 29, 2010, 03:25:25 PM
I was more then a little excited when I found this photo. this is Princess Stephanie of Monaco. as far as I can tell, this is the only photo out there of her in a tiara. now if someone would get some tweezers, I'll have at those eyebrows.  ;D
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Post by: RaffaeleT on July 29, 2010, 03:40:43 PM
BVLGARI High Jewelry

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Post by: saqsay1 on July 29, 2010, 03:44:59 PM
 :Score-101010: I love the last piece with the asschers and the multi colored pearls. Gobsmacking goodness.
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Post by: ah2bqat on July 29, 2010, 03:51:28 PM
I'm with you on the multi-colored pearls, but I prefer the more delicate, but still substantial, look of the first photo, with the diamond flowers.
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Post by: SaoriViola on July 29, 2010, 03:58:16 PM
whoa, princess or no, she is a hot MESS in that photo!  that dress!  that choker!! those earrings!!!!  the lipstick!!!!!! nothing about that outfit makes any sense to me. 
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Post by: SaoriViola on July 29, 2010, 03:59:21 PM
and then the tiara is in complete opposition to the rest of the ensemble, dark and understated while the rest is a pink explosion of '80's horror.  i have to stop looking at this picture or i may go insane.
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Post by: SaoriViola on July 29, 2010, 04:00:35 PM
the bulgari tuttifruiti is awesome.
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 29, 2010, 04:40:38 PM
and then the tiara is in complete opposition to the rest of the ensemble, dark and understated while the rest is a pink explosion of '80's horror.  i have to stop looking at this picture or i may go insane.

LMAO! pink explosion of 80's horror.... I couldn't have said it better myself!
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 29, 2010, 06:39:47 PM
Awww that kitty reminds me so much of my dearly beloved (but no longer alive) Cleo.  She was such a diva princess too.  I just love that photo  :-*
I have a solid black female cat myself, named peekaboo. she is my only female cat and definitely a diva!
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Post by: djm195 on July 30, 2010, 06:17:13 AM
(http://i48.tinypic.com/15x9ulv.jpg)

The best part of this necklace to my eye is the section with the golden south sea pearl next to the yellow sapphires (especially the part at 3 o'clock--to the right of the pearl). Picture varying shades of yellow brown diamonds with that pearl. I really like tonal stuff.
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 30, 2010, 07:35:24 AM
I would sell my first born for that necklace!
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Post by: clgwli on July 30, 2010, 07:54:13 AM
and then the tiara is in complete opposition to the rest of the ensemble, dark and understated while the rest is a pink explosion of '80's horror.  i have to stop looking at this picture or i may go insane.

LMAO! pink explosion of 80's horror.... I couldn't have said it better myself!
I agree!  Perfect description!  And I cannot get over the way her top is fitting her.  Just looks terribly uncomfortable and just like 80's absolutely no "support" there for her.

I don't like the pearl necklace as a whole but I do agree about the golden pearl with the tonal sapphires.  I really like that look too.

Saqsay aren't diva cats the best?  While I love my Lily and Gwen, Cleo was the most fun in a cat I have ever had!
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 30, 2010, 07:59:59 AM
my diva was half wild when i got her, but she was so young, she took to me anyway, however she does not care for the other cats (all males). It may be because she is so small and the boys pick on her. but then again, she is so aloof, I think she sometimes brings it on herself. Diva indeed.
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 30, 2010, 08:11:19 AM
here's one more dog tiara. A pug. My favorite breed of dog.
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 30, 2010, 08:13:25 AM
here is Queen anne marie of greece wearing the greek cabochon tiara. I believe OMC referred to her as Pigs head with bayleaf seasoning awhile back. That is a nice emerald parure though.
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 30, 2010, 08:16:16 AM
Princess Alexia of greece
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Post by: oldmancoyote on July 30, 2010, 08:33:24 AM
Did I? Bad OMC, being so rude to a queen.
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Post by: Trinkette on July 30, 2010, 08:51:32 AM
My fav is the pug. So understated.
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 30, 2010, 09:09:39 AM
The 'Girls of Great Britain and Ireland' Tiara was given to the future Queen Mary as a wedding present in 1893. The diamond tiara was purchased from Garrard, the London jeweller, by a committee organised by Lady Eve Greville. In 1947, Mary gave the tiara to her granddaughter, the future Queen Elizabeth II, as a wedding present.

The tiara was described by Leslie Field as "a diamond festoon-and-scroll design surmounted by nine large oriental pearls on diamond spikes and set on a bandeau base of alternate round and lozenge collets between two plain bands of diamonds". Queen Elizabeth II usually wears the tiara without the base or pearls.
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 30, 2010, 09:10:44 AM
a better picture of QEII wearing it.
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Post by: SaoriViola on July 30, 2010, 12:08:48 PM
for some reason the younger pic of QEII totally reminds me of Scott Thompson from The Kids in the Hall, dead on!
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Post by: Sanchica27 on July 30, 2010, 02:09:08 PM
for some reason the younger pic of QEII totally reminds me of Scott Thompson from The Kids in the Hall, dead on!

haha!  I totally used to watch that show when it was on comedy central in the afternoons, what happened to that show?
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Post by: SaoriViola on July 30, 2010, 03:56:05 PM
they all got old.  :)  a few of them have gone on to do some mainstream work, most notably Dave Foley on NewsRadio.  they also toured a bit, me and my best friend in highschool got to see them play the State Theater in Detroit, it was awesome.
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Post by: Sanchica27 on July 30, 2010, 07:18:28 PM
Oh I know they moved on, I used to watch it re-running on comedy central, I just wish they still played it!
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Post by: SaoriViola on July 30, 2010, 07:43:36 PM
oops, teehee, of course.  i know, it's a bummer, the pilot episode is available to stream on netflix, but the rest of the seasons are either not out yet, or you have to rent the physical dvd. 
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 31, 2010, 02:00:48 PM
The Tiara is set in platinum with diamonds. The Imperial Tiara contains 171 Oriental Pearls, the most valued pearl. The central dome shaped pearl is the famous "Star of the Celebes" and weighs over 56 grams. The remaining Oriental Pearls are natural in color, canary yellow, rose and azure blue. Together they make the Imperial Crown a breathtaking treasure It was made "to show everything an oyster can do
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 31, 2010, 02:10:41 PM
Garrard
Title Tiara (+ Ring; set of 2) 
Medium 1.01ct pink diamond, diamond, platinum and 18k pink gold 
Size 0 x 0 in. / 0 x 0 cm.
Misc. Signed
Sale Of Sotheby's Hong Kong: Tuesday, October 7, 2008 [Lot 1715]
Magnificent Jewels & Jadeite
Estimate 1,300,000 - 1,550,000 HKD (167,465 - 199,670 USD)
Sold For 1,940,000 HKD (249,909 USD) 
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 31, 2010, 02:25:00 PM
platinum and diamond tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 31, 2010, 02:29:54 PM
here is another belle epoque tiara. this is the only tiara I have been able to find with onyx in it. circa 1915.
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 31, 2010, 02:33:18 PM
Madonna’s Wedding Tiara - This Tiara, worn by Madonna at her wedding to Guy Richie, is made up of 765 old cut diamonds, weighing 78 cts. This versatile tiara can be made into a necklace by removing the top swag pieces. An Edwardian piece, it dates back to circa 1910. Retailed by Asprey & Garrard of London.
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 31, 2010, 03:04:50 PM
here is what I believe to be a previously posted tiara, in a different configuration.
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 31, 2010, 03:06:14 PM
a diamond and platinum convertable tiara/necklace
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 31, 2010, 03:18:53 PM
here is a platinum pearl and diamond tiara / necklace
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 31, 2010, 03:31:11 PM
a prussian diamond and platinum tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 31, 2010, 03:34:17 PM
diamonds and platinum
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 31, 2010, 03:36:51 PM
now I don't know who's tiara this is, but it is important enough to have it's own security guard  ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 31, 2010, 03:39:19 PM
another prussian tiara / kokoshnik
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Post by: RaffaeleT on July 31, 2010, 04:13:59 PM
Iranian crown. Darja-ye Noor (Ocean of light) is one of the largest diamonds in the world weighing about 182 carats and the turban buckle. It’s color, pale pink is one of the rarest colors in diamonds. In 1965 a Canadian team concluded that the Darya-ye Noor may had been part of a large pink diamond that have been cut into two pieces; the larger part is Darya-ye Noor, the smaller part is believed to be 60 carats presently studded in a tiara.

(http://a.imageshack.us/img834/5330/daryaenoor1.jpg)

Tiara with Nur-ul-ain pink diamond

(http://a.imageshack.us/img517/9163/nurulaindiamond.jpg)
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 31, 2010, 04:36:59 PM
heres an unusual albanian tiara
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Post by: oldmancoyote on July 31, 2010, 04:56:20 PM
Iranian crown. Darja-ye Noor (Ocean of light) is one of the largest diamonds in the world weighing about 182 carats and the turban buckle. It’s color, pale pink is one of the rarest colors in diamonds. In 1965 a Canadian team concluded that the Darya-ye Noor may had been part of a large pink diamond that have been cut into two pieces; the larger part is Darya-ye Noor, the smaller part is believed to be 60 carats presently studded in a tiara.

Far too big a window. You can keep it ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 31, 2010, 05:33:51 PM
 ;D if you don't want it i'll take it
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 31, 2010, 05:35:51 PM
speaking of the iranian crown jewels heres farah again
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 31, 2010, 05:37:45 PM
a close up of farah in another beer drinkin tiara and as the evil queen in snow white  ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 31, 2010, 05:39:45 PM
here is Queen Farida of Eqypt
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 31, 2010, 05:42:34 PM
the best thing about Queen Fardia is this white and FY diamond tiara. I'll try to find a clearer picture of it, but so far no luck.
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Post by: saqsay1 on July 31, 2010, 05:44:34 PM
a close up
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Post by: SaoriViola on August 01, 2010, 12:28:19 AM
man, so often on this thread there's something beautiful i want to comment on and then ten other beautiful things get posted and i get totally lost as to what i wanted to say.... the first all pearl tiara that i can remember getting posted on p.42 is super amazing.  madonna's tiara reminded me of all the lavish ridiculous weddings people throw and then divorce, seems like an extra tragedy.  of course, i think the tiara was a good investment anyway, no more husband, atleast she can wear the tiara when she wants!  :)
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 03, 2010, 05:57:23 AM
art nouveau lalique tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 03, 2010, 05:58:19 AM
another unknown tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 03, 2010, 10:05:31 AM
this is the Archduchess Marie Valeries tiara. At first I didn't think they were the same.
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 03, 2010, 10:07:08 AM
an antique diamond and pearl star tiara
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Post by: ah2bqat on August 03, 2010, 10:08:52 AM
I know what you mean, SV.  I have a horrible itch to cross reference all the tiaras by country of ownership, period, material, and category.  Beer drinking and fugly both come to mind.  Who ever heard of putting a goat's head on a tiara?

HEY Trink!  You could have one made with Big Red's image front and center.  It'd be a smashing success in Texas.

Oooh, I like these pearl tiaras you've found today, saqsay!
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Post by: SaoriViola on August 03, 2010, 10:38:20 AM
i like the art nouveau, elegant, simple and it feels somehow attainable.  the pearls remind me of my 32" FW strand.
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 03, 2010, 11:01:44 AM
this one was sold by christie's
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 03, 2010, 11:05:13 AM
are you talking about the albanian tiara at the top of this page AH2? I think it's a birds head......?
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 03, 2010, 11:10:30 AM
saori.... I like the lalique pearl one too. It looks like a necklace draped over the top of a tiara. very soft and feminine.

here s another belle epoque as sold by bentley and skinner.
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 03, 2010, 11:12:33 AM
now this is a goats head AH2  ;D
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Post by: ah2bqat on August 03, 2010, 11:15:31 AM
 :rotflmao: 

Check it again, saqsay.  That tiara has a goat head, not a bird.  Look at the ears/horn ratio.
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 03, 2010, 11:31:18 AM
Holy smokes............. Your right! all this time I thought it was a bird with a long beak.  :-[
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 03, 2010, 11:33:20 AM
this one is art deco?
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 03, 2010, 11:44:08 AM
You would think that with a tiara/crown this elaborate, expensive and big.... that there would be some info out there about it. I looked but couldn't find anything  :dontknow:
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Post by: ah2bqat on August 03, 2010, 11:46:35 AM
this one is art deco?

I'd agree with you on that.  Those are stylized lotus blossoms.
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Post by: SaoriViola on August 03, 2010, 12:23:20 PM
love the art deco lotus blossoms. v pretty.  that crown reminds me of a birthday cake, it's sort of ridiculous no?
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 03, 2010, 10:25:19 PM
love the art deco lotus blossoms. v pretty.  that crown reminds me of a birthday cake, it's sort of ridiculous no?
think of the many rings you could make if you dismantled it........  ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 06, 2010, 09:14:23 PM
here's another chaumet.
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Post by: SaoriViola on August 06, 2010, 09:22:25 PM
that's more my style.  i'll take one.  ;)
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 06, 2010, 09:23:46 PM
here are a few tiaras made by Kochert.
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 06, 2010, 09:24:50 PM
another
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 06, 2010, 09:27:16 PM
kochert apparently made quite a few tiaras, but I haven't had much luck finding out anything about them on the internet.
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 06, 2010, 09:28:25 PM
this is another interesting design by kochert
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 06, 2010, 09:42:39 PM
a tiara made by the Austrian jeweller Kochert for Queen Maria Luisa of Bulgaria, designed in the colours of the Bulgarian flag; red, green and white
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 06, 2010, 09:47:48 PM
i think this one may just be a kochert as well.
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 06, 2010, 10:15:08 PM
a couple of  naked tiara pics  >:D no details on these either.
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Post by: SaoriViola on August 06, 2010, 11:10:04 PM
whoa, talk about bling.  i think you've got a few details in those pics...  :)
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 09, 2010, 11:33:22 AM
Here are a few more Emerald Tiaras.

The countess of Rosse's Emerald tiara (mother-in-law of the Princess Margaret)
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 09, 2010, 11:44:32 AM
THE PROPERTY OF A NOBLE FAMILY FROM WESTPHALIA
c - EMERALD AND DIAMOND TIARA,
CIRCA 1910

as sold by sothby's for 312,000 CHF
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 09, 2010, 11:46:40 AM
this emerald and diamond was a gift from Napoleon to his Empress.
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 09, 2010, 11:48:22 AM
unfortunately I don't know a thing about this one.
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 09, 2010, 11:50:02 AM
I really like this one. something about the circles and squares. kind of looks like belle epoque?
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 09, 2010, 11:52:13 AM
this is another necklace / tiara.
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 09, 2010, 11:55:10 AM
an emerald and pearl belle epoque?

and an emerald scroll tiara..........
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Post by: ah2bqat on August 09, 2010, 04:55:31 PM
I like this new emerald turn of direction, saqsay.  Something about the combination really turns my crank.
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 09, 2010, 06:08:09 PM
while I'm in an Emerald state of mind........ here is the Hooker Emerald. I even like the name!  ;D

This superb 75.47carat Colombian emerald was once the property of Abdul Hamid II, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (1876-1909), who wore it on his belt buckle. Tiffany & Co. acquired the emerald in 1911 and initially set it into a tiara. In 1950, it was mounted in its current brooch setting. Mrs. Janet Annenberg Hooker purchased the brooch from Tiffany in 1955, and in 1977 she donated it to the Smithsonian Institution. The Hooker Emerald is a beveled square-cut gem that exhibits exceptional color and clarity for an emerald of its size. In its platinum setting it is surrounded by 109 round and 20 baguette cut diamonds, totaling approximately 13 carats.
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 09, 2010, 09:54:17 PM
I'm glad your still with me.... I have a few more emerald tiaras......
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 09, 2010, 09:56:31 PM
the emerald and diamond tiara made for miss universe 2009 (I think)
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 09, 2010, 09:58:41 PM
another unknown royal with an emerald tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 09, 2010, 10:01:43 PM
this is a Cartier emerald parure that I'm pretty sure has been lost or does not exist anymore. too many tiaras, too little time. I find it hard to keep all my facts straight.  :-\
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Post by: ah2bqat on August 09, 2010, 11:18:53 PM
You are doing a fabulous job, saqsay.  I'm thinking  that pretty soon you'll need to change your persona to Scheherezade.
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 11, 2010, 08:03:48 AM
why thank you very much AH2! I actually have a lenox figurine of scheherezade.....
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 11, 2010, 08:05:50 AM
here's another photo of Anastasia of Greece, in another Cartier. It's suppose to be emerald and pearls, but it's hard to tell.
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 11, 2010, 08:07:00 AM
another black and white emerald tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 11, 2010, 08:08:52 AM
heres a larger photo of the Boucheron Harcourt tiara.
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 11, 2010, 08:10:06 AM
and a bigger picture of Queen Victoria's emerald tiara.........
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 11, 2010, 08:11:44 AM
heres a russian emerald and diamond tiara.
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 11, 2010, 08:14:19 AM
the one above, looks like it could go over a turban like this one. at first I thought it was another iranian hat tiara, but no, it's definitely russian...........
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 11, 2010, 08:16:42 AM
a little off topic, but I found this emerald necklace of Catherine the great.
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 11, 2010, 08:18:01 AM
this emerald necklace belonged to Queen Elizabeth Taylor.  ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 11, 2010, 08:30:58 AM
The Delhi Durbar Tiara is made up of a circlet of brilliant-cut diamonds, mounted in gold and set in platinum, and arranged in a pattern of forget-me-nots and lyres. When the tiara was first made in 1911, it was topped with five drop-shaped cabochon Cambridge emeralds, that arose as spikes from the tiara. Two satellite diamonds from the Cullinan were also incorporated in the tiara.

we have discussed this tiara before, but this is the original version with emeralds.
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 11, 2010, 08:34:01 AM
these next pictures are of the delhi durbar with the cullinen diamonds #6 & 7. ignore the 4 & 5 I wrote under the pictures.
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 11, 2010, 08:41:35 AM
the necklace........
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 11, 2010, 09:21:04 AM
queen Mary's diamond loop tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 11, 2010, 09:21:43 AM
about as big of a close up as i could find
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 11, 2010, 09:24:33 AM
Queen Mary in the russian fringe

the second photo is an unknown tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 11, 2010, 09:26:13 AM
queen mary's aquamarine parure
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 11, 2010, 09:35:54 AM
this amethyst and diamond parure was made by Queen Mary from stones she purchased at an auction. She later gave it to Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother as a gift, who never wore it, and eventually sold it.
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 11, 2010, 09:42:00 AM
Queen Mary's turquoise parure
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 11, 2010, 09:48:10 AM
here is queen mary wearing the cullinen diamonds. which ones? I am not sure different websites say different numbers. possibly this photo was taken before cullinen I and II were put into the Imperial state crown and scepter?
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Post by: ah2bqat on August 11, 2010, 09:51:23 AM
Queen Mary's a beer drinkin' gal?  Who knew!
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 11, 2010, 09:56:43 AM
LOL @ AH2
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 11, 2010, 10:14:02 AM
The Imperial state crown with the crown Prince's Ruby (spinel) and Cullinen I

The Sceptre with Cullinen II
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Post by: ah2bqat on August 11, 2010, 11:02:02 AM
They look much better apart than together, IMO.  Somehow each is just a little too LARGE to have the pear dangle from the cushion.  Gotta wonder what sort of fabric is strong enough to hold up the combined weight of the Cullinen I and II together, as well.  I'm thinking chain mail rather than french tulle.  But looks like the tulle wins.
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Post by: Sparkalin on August 12, 2010, 09:51:08 AM
 I really like the emerald tiaras and necklaces.  Very pretty and very BIG!  Keep up the great work.  I love this thread.  Thanks.

Linda
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Post by: oldmancoyote on August 12, 2010, 10:11:25 AM
They look much better apart than together, IMO.  Somehow each is just a little too LARGE to have the pear dangle from the cushion.  Gotta wonder what sort of fabric is strong enough to hold up the combined weight of the Cullinen I and II together, as well.  I'm thinking chain mail rather than french tulle.  But looks like the tulle wins.

Come on - they weigh little less than 6 oz together; a strand of pearl silk would hold them both securely. It would look completely out of proportion, but from an engineering point of view it works. ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 12, 2010, 10:44:37 AM
An Aquamarine and Diamond Kokoshnik c 1900
Wartski, purchased it in Russia in the late 1920s.
It is said, that have been the personal property of the Tsarina Alexandra. The present whereabouts are unknown.
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 12, 2010, 10:46:43 AM
Queen margarethe in an aquamarine tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 12, 2010, 11:19:13 AM
another aquamarine that looks something like the princess paley parure
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 12, 2010, 11:20:52 AM
this is one of the royal guests at C P Victoria's recent wedding........... It looks like an impressive aquamarine tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 12, 2010, 11:21:53 AM
an aquamarine parure from the first french empire
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 12, 2010, 11:23:31 AM
an unknown aquamarine tiara that was recently put up for auction
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 12, 2010, 06:59:21 PM
a few archeological revival tiaras
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Post by: clgwli on August 12, 2010, 07:57:25 PM
I don't know why but I really like that middle one a lot!
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 13, 2010, 10:24:41 AM
here's a few sapphire tiaras
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 13, 2010, 10:25:53 AM
2 more
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 13, 2010, 10:28:53 AM
here's another huge sapphire tiara. It is one of the many wurttemberg tiaras
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 13, 2010, 10:31:40 AM
a colorized picture of the hannover sapphire parure
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 13, 2010, 10:34:45 AM
do you think these two are the same? hmmm....
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 13, 2010, 10:38:20 AM
motilla sapphire and diamond necklace / tiara
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Post by: ah2bqat on August 13, 2010, 10:42:02 AM
I like the lighter blue sapphires in this barberini tiara.
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Post by: oldmancoyote on August 13, 2010, 12:26:46 PM
do you think these two are the same? hmmm....

Yes. Look at the position of the centre sapphire and the two above and below to the left (right hand of the person wearing)
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 13, 2010, 02:24:17 PM
do you think these two are the same? hmmm....

Yes. Look at the position of the centre sapphire and the two above and below to the left (right hand of the person wearing)

I couldn't tell until after I posted it. it's hard to tell from a thumbnail.  ;)
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 13, 2010, 02:45:31 PM
Queen Marie amelie's sapphire tiara
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Post by: oldmancoyote on August 13, 2010, 03:09:33 PM
Interesting how most of the sapphires are of (relatively) lower quality compared to the emeralds. Even though nowadays finding a decent sapphire (at an affordable cost) is easier than doing the same with an emerald. And rubies seem to conform to their reputation for rarity...
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Post by: SaoriViola on August 13, 2010, 04:15:47 PM
i like those revival tiaras too Squiggles, esp. the middle one.  I suppose archeological revival is what it sounds like?  I like.
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 13, 2010, 04:34:33 PM
another diamond and sapphire parure
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 13, 2010, 04:42:01 PM
heres a close up of the tiara and necklace
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Post by: SaoriViola on August 13, 2010, 05:38:54 PM
i love how the diamonds are arranged in between the sapphires, are those marquise?
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Post by: ah2bqat on August 13, 2010, 06:14:10 PM
I don't think so SV.  I think it's the metalwork that uses rounds for pave.
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Post by: SaoriViola on August 13, 2010, 06:39:14 PM
makes total sense ah2, you so smart.  :)  i like it!  i want a necklace of just those.  i would settle for earrings.  a bracelet would be wicked.
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Post by: ah2bqat on August 13, 2010, 06:52:50 PM
Sounds good to me, SV.  I'm taking a detail from a Chaumet tiara to make a necklace.  Need a little asscher and a little round, so maybe next year I'll be able to finish it off.  >:D
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 15, 2010, 01:22:59 PM
which chaumet AH2? what detail?
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 15, 2010, 04:45:46 PM
uh oh.... I can feel myself getting ready to go off on another tangent.............  ::)
here are some star tiaras and hair ornaments..... 
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 15, 2010, 04:48:06 PM
This one is a bold star tiara.
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 15, 2010, 04:52:15 PM
the first one is Queen Isabella of Spain

the second is Princess Alice of Greece. the Duke of Edinburgh's (QE II's hubby) mother
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 15, 2010, 04:54:38 PM
the wurttemberg star tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 15, 2010, 04:56:39 PM
wurttemberg ruby star tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 15, 2010, 05:27:47 PM
Queen Ingrid wearing the berleburg star tiara
 
vever starflower tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 15, 2010, 05:31:01 PM
more stars
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 15, 2010, 05:32:49 PM
a few more
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 15, 2010, 05:34:32 PM
more
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 15, 2010, 05:39:56 PM
another ruby star tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 15, 2010, 05:42:33 PM
This is Empress Elisabeth of Austria. she was well known for her beauty as well as her long hair. It was she that made diamond stars and hair ornaments popular in the 1880's
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 15, 2010, 05:45:33 PM
Empress Elisabeth wearing diamond stars as a tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 15, 2010, 07:32:20 PM
a couple more
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 17, 2010, 10:04:52 AM
This is Queen Maria Pia of portugal's star tiara. It looks like there is a FY asscher in the middle of the center star?
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 17, 2010, 10:13:57 AM
this is Viscountess laya von eltz wearing a diamond star tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 17, 2010, 12:17:37 PM
vanderbilt star tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 17, 2010, 12:19:08 PM
Queen wilhelmina star tiara


hessen star tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 17, 2010, 12:23:26 PM
mountbatten star tiara

Princess Beatrice star tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 17, 2010, 12:26:40 PM
star brooches from the 1860's

Queen Alexandra's star tiara, which may be the 'rundell' tiara with stars attached.
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 22, 2010, 06:45:28 AM
okay............. I have no idea who this guy is or what he has on his head............ but it looks expensive. is it a hat? or a crown? any guesses?
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 22, 2010, 06:49:35 AM
when i first saw this photo....... i had no idea who this was. this is a still from the movie Lord of the rings.  who knew men could be badass wearing a tiara.
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 22, 2010, 06:55:11 AM
speaking of badasses........ heres george clooney in a tiara
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Post by: clgwli on August 22, 2010, 07:34:50 AM
That hat is something else!  It really leaves me totally without words....

I love LOTR movies.  A huge fan here in general and yep, Hugo Weaving wore that long hair and tiara wonderfully.  He's a bit dark to be Elrond, but I loved him all the same  ;D

I won't say anything bad about George Clooney as well.  He's a funny & sexy man.  Add in that crown and he's perfect!
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Post by: Trinkette on August 22, 2010, 09:51:16 AM
The feathered crown is the Nepal Crown, with diamonds, emeralds, rubies and (highly recognizable) bird of paradise feathers. The man wearing it must be dethroned King Gyanendra. He doesn't look too happy... and I think his reasons for the glum look are not just about having to wear the bird-brain crown. He ascended to the throne about ten years ago after a bloody palace massacre wiped out most of Nepal's royals. At the time, many blamed Gyanedra's wild-drinking-gun-toting son, Palas, for the killings. I'm not sure about the details, however, I know that today people are still tussling for government control via elections in Nepal. The crown was originally commissioned during the 1960s by Gyanendra's  father, King Mahendra.
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Post by: Trinkette on August 22, 2010, 09:59:49 AM
OK, according to Wikipedia (not always accurate, however, a brief explanation is offered), in 2001 Crown Prince Dipendra killed the royals. Then Gyanendra, who had been King during the 1950s,  took over the crown again. His son Paras, who became Crown Prince of Nepal in 2001, was said to have actually saved a few people during the massacre. The monarchy was abolished in 2008.
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Post by: oldmancoyote on August 22, 2010, 11:21:30 AM
okay............. I have no idea who this guy is or what he has on his head............ but it looks expensive. is it a hat? or a crown? any guesses?

The guy is king Gyanendra of Nepal, at his crowning.

I suppose they use shower heads in different ways in different parts of the world, but I also guess this explains his rather unhappy face.

[ETA - posted before I read through Trinkette's rather more factual explanation]
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Post by: SaoriViola on August 22, 2010, 09:22:00 PM
wow, that hatcrown is the definition of hideous and gaudy.  i think the hessen is my favorite star tiara.
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Post by: ah2bqat on August 23, 2010, 12:17:14 AM
These guys are really squirrelly.  Why can't we see OMD or D all deck out?  That would make some sense, at least.  I mean to say that Elrond is ok, and Clooney is just a dream, not real bright, but a dream.  I'd rather see jewels with intellegence I can register.
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Post by: oldmancoyote on August 23, 2010, 03:24:43 AM
OMD?  ???
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 23, 2010, 09:27:50 AM
here is the maharajah (OMC) again..... this is a cartier coller made for him by cartier that has 5, 20 ct. FY center stones. yup........ I would like to see one of the guys on our forum dress up all decked out in diamonds AND wearing a tiara.............
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 23, 2010, 09:59:48 AM
here's mohammad al fayed ....wearing a tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 23, 2010, 10:02:55 AM
to change direction again............ here are a few more royal brides with fabulous tiaras
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 23, 2010, 10:04:23 AM
Catalina, Archduchess of Austria
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 23, 2010, 10:05:46 AM
Duchess of Cadaval Orleans
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 23, 2010, 10:09:46 AM



 and another unknown royal bride with a fab tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 23, 2010, 10:13:04 AM
2 more unknown royal brides
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 23, 2010, 10:15:46 AM
more
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 23, 2010, 10:16:51 AM
I like this one.........
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 23, 2010, 10:21:40 AM
she can pull off this look
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 23, 2010, 10:22:47 AM
one more of this swedish royal
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 23, 2010, 10:27:33 AM
and another unkown royal bride
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 23, 2010, 11:05:56 AM
a side view
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 23, 2010, 11:06:43 AM
this ones kind of pretty
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 23, 2010, 11:08:10 AM
yup. this looks like a love match............
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 23, 2010, 11:09:44 AM
a beautiful emerald tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 23, 2010, 11:12:32 AM
princess clothilde de orleans

and a sunburst tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 23, 2010, 11:15:47 AM
Princess Dorothea

and an unknown royal bride
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Post by: ah2bqat on August 23, 2010, 11:42:39 AM
Sorry, OMC.  My fingers weren't walking thru the keys very well.  It's a common problem for me. ::)

Aren't those nordic brides just generally gorgeous?  I should have been so lucky!  Then I'd feel like I belong in SoCal, instead of a refugee who ought to return to Kansas.  Just as in Iceland, where the most beautiful women were captured and enslaved by Vikings, the beautiful have flocked to SoCal(Hollywood) and intermarried for enough generations that the average girl is probably twice as pretty here as any other place in the states.  It's really not fair to the rest of us.  >:(
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Post by: oldmancoyote on August 23, 2010, 11:59:28 AM
The C is under the D. Now everything makes sense. And you aren't seeing me in a tiara anytime soon. I'm bald.

On the prettiness - give them another couple of generations of interbreeding, and we'll see things turning out interesting  >:D
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Post by: ah2bqat on August 23, 2010, 12:20:41 PM
Yes, Well.  We already have Valley girl syndrome.  Talk about the dumbing down of the US... ::)

And I'll bet you'd look great in a tiara.  Al Fayad looks pretty good, and good natured in his!
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 25, 2010, 03:19:06 PM
a few more royal brides
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 25, 2010, 03:30:00 PM
an emerald floral tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 25, 2010, 03:33:07 PM
another
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 25, 2010, 03:35:10 PM
alba bride
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 25, 2010, 03:37:03 PM
yet another wurttemburg tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 25, 2010, 03:42:55 PM
here's a royal bride wearing a beer drinkin' tiara........
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 25, 2010, 03:44:42 PM
this is Princess Claire of Belgium
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 25, 2010, 03:45:57 PM
this one looks like a young Queen Beatrix wearing the wurttemburg pearl tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 25, 2010, 03:48:48 PM
I don't know what the whole story on this one is, but the caption said something about the groom being a porn star. hmmm... do you think royals marry porn stars?
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 25, 2010, 03:58:14 PM
this is Laura Parker Bowles on her wedding day. she is Camilla's daughter
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 25, 2010, 04:08:43 PM
Serena stanhope wearing the Papyrus tiara
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Post by: oldmancoyote on August 25, 2010, 04:11:42 PM
here's a royal bride wearing a beer drinkin' tiara........

She's not royal - she's ducal. Or drunkal.  >:D

I don't know what the whole story on this one is, but the caption said something about the groom being a porn star. hmmm... do you think royals marry porn stars?

Well, Prince Andrew kind of tried that one a couple of times, prior to settling down a little...
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 25, 2010, 04:14:11 PM
doesn't ducal mean duke or duchess? hmmmm?  ;D
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Post by: oldmancoyote on August 25, 2010, 04:21:58 PM
It does indeed. The photo says "Duc de Vendome", and although he is the closest thing that France has to a King, he is not one...
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 25, 2010, 04:25:51 PM
uh oh..... I'm getting an error message telling me the upload file is full and to contact an administrator...... have I been banned from posting pics?  :'( :webmistress:
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Post by: ah2bqat on August 25, 2010, 06:38:46 PM
gack!  I sure hope not, saqsay!  I love this thread!  :1237387oyy519k20r:
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Post by: Diamondsbylauren on August 25, 2010, 08:04:13 PM
uh oh..... I'm getting an error message telling me the upload file is full and to contact an administrator...... have I been banned from posting pics?  :'( :webmistress:

Of course not - we love this thread!!
I'll make sure WM sees this- hopefully she can correct the problem.....
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Post by: Trinkette on August 26, 2010, 09:42:10 AM
I must admit, someone did a wonderful job meshing the tiara and hairstyle for Laura Parker Bowles.
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Post by: clgwli on August 26, 2010, 10:12:36 AM
I must admit, someone did a wonderful job meshing the tiara and hairstyle for Laura Parker Bowles.
I was thinking the same thing myself!

I also love Princess Claire's over all look.  That tiara is perfect for the lacy dress & her veil.

Looks like the royal who married the porn star is visibly pregnant... wonder if that's the only reason they allowed it ;)  Seriously I am very curious about that one.
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Post by: clgwli on August 26, 2010, 10:38:08 AM
I found out that the "porn guy" is actually Emanuele Filiberto of the house of Savoy.   he's the grandson of the last king of Italy

His wife is a French actress named Clotilde Courau and was 6 months pregnant with their first child when they married on Sept 25, 2003.  They had a short engagement of about 2 months and only met earlier in the year they were married.  I guess it was love at first sight :)

I don't obviously know much about Fench films, but she was nominated for a Cesar and won a European Film Award as well as some others.  So not sure where porn comes into all of it.
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Post by: ah2bqat on August 26, 2010, 12:05:57 PM
I also love Princess Claire's over all look.  That tiara is perfect for the lacy dress & her veil.

I only wish I could have afforded Belgian lace like that gown.  It is just stunning.  :heart2:
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Post by: clgwli on August 26, 2010, 12:43:04 PM
I found more pictures on someone's blog (no idea who) of Princess Claire's gown. 

Apparently Anne Hathaway's dress from the Princess Diary's 2 was based off of it.  Personally I think they didn't get it quite as nice

http://orderofsplendor.blogspot.com/2010/06/top-10-best-royal-wedding-dresses-9-hrh.html

I love lace like that on gowns.  I had hand embroidered organza over ivory satin for my wedding gown and I love the look.  It wasn't too expensive either since it was made for me by a relative.  Family picked up the lace for me in PR itself.  The lace was significantly more expensive than the satin.  IIRC it was 4x more than the satin.  We saved a yard or so from the dress and made my son's baptismal gown out of it as well.   
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 26, 2010, 03:44:20 PM
you mean no porn star? bummer.... and I thought that made some juicy gossip. oh well, the website were I found most of these brides is in italian and doesn't translate so well. my computer automatically translates but usually the english is so bad, it doesn't make much sense.

I still can't post any pics. hopefully webmistress can figure something out. apparently I have bogged down the system.  :-[
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Post by: ah2bqat on August 27, 2010, 11:21:00 PM
 :1237387oyy519k20r: :Bawling: :Bawling: :Bawling:
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Post by: clgwli on August 28, 2010, 07:57:47 AM
you mean no porn star? bummer.... and I thought that made some juicy gossip. oh well, the website were I found most of these brides is in italian and doesn't translate so well. my computer automatically translates but usually the english is so bad, it doesn't make much sense.

I still can't post any pics. hopefully webmistress can figure something out. apparently I have bogged down the system.  :-[
There is some juicy stuff about the Italian monarchy though from what I read.  I guess they were exiled from Italy and this prince was born in Geneva.  So there is some juicy stuff, but not porn related LOL

And poo on not being able to post pics :(  Are we allowed to link to them to see?
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Post by: saqsay1 on August 30, 2010, 11:00:25 PM
some possible good news. I sent an email to webmistress and she said she might have to make the file bigger or delete  some photos to make more room. hopefully, she didn't mean from this thread. anyway, i found some new cartiers, boucherons and chaumets  :laugh:
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 03, 2010, 09:56:48 AM
this is Serena Stanhope, she married Princess Margaret's son Viscount Linley.
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 03, 2010, 10:00:34 AM
now Viscount Linley, sold the poltimore tiara for $1,700,000.00 to a japanese collector to pay his mother's death taxes. he is a cabinet maker by trade, so......... he made his wife this beechwood tiara instead. do you think this is romantic? or do you think he is just a cheapskate?
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 03, 2010, 10:02:49 AM
thank you Web Mistress for letting me resume this thread!!  :laugh:
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 03, 2010, 10:36:57 AM
this is the Alexandrine diamond drop tiara. also called the tear drop tiara or tiara of tears .

'Alexandra’s tiara is a Danish heirloom – it’s the Alexandrine Diamond Drop Tiara.  The delicate art nouveau piece features tiny teardrop-shaped diamonds hanging en tremblant from arches.  It was made in the early 1900s for Queen Alexandrine of Denmark, who passed the sparkler on to her son, King Frederik IX, after her death.  It was the first tiara worn by Queen Margrethe, who received it as a birthday gift when she turned 18; Margrethe then gave the tiara to her daughter-in-law as a wedding present.'
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 03, 2010, 10:42:36 AM
here's a close up
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 03, 2010, 10:44:17 AM
'Hong Kong-born British citizen Alexandra Manley met Prince Joachim of Denmark when he worked for a Danish shipping company in Hong Kong. With both European and Chinese grandparents, she became the first mixed-race European princess when they married a year later in 1995. Together, they had two sons before they divorced in 2005. Alexandra had become extremely popular in Denmark thanks to her lovely personality and expansive charitable works, so her former mother-in-law, Queen Margrethe II, gave Alexandra her own title, Her Highness The Countess of Frederiksborg. Since this is a personal title, Alexandra was able to keep it when she married Martin Jørgensen in 2007, although she was downgraded from “highness” to “excellency.” '
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 05, 2010, 11:36:07 AM
here are some pictures of Queen Fabiola of Belgium
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 05, 2010, 11:39:47 AM
she doesn't seem to have many tiaras, but she can wear them in different configurations.
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 05, 2010, 11:44:25 AM
the second picture here is of one posted previously ,before i knew who she was. this tiara can be worn different ways. this time it's with rubies. i have seen it with aquamarines and of course the sapphires posted awhile back in this thread.
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 05, 2010, 11:47:41 AM
this is Crown Princess Mathilde of belgium
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 05, 2010, 12:06:44 PM
this is Princess Anne Marie of denmark wearing the khedive of Egypt tiara

the first picture is of her as a bride. the second one a much later photo.
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 05, 2010, 12:16:27 PM
here's Anne Marie again before she became Queen of Greece. or pre-pigs head with bayleaf seasoning as OMC said......... ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 05, 2010, 12:17:39 PM
here's a close up of the bayleaf seasoning  ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 05, 2010, 12:48:01 PM
here is Queen Anne Marie wearing the greek emerald cabochon tiara which leads me into Queen Frederika....
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 05, 2010, 12:51:56 PM
this is Queen Frederika of Greece wearing the cabochon emerald tiara as a necklace and a Cartier tiara. She sold the (Cartier) tiara after the fall of the monarchy. Currente whereabouts unknown.
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 05, 2010, 02:16:47 PM
remember this lady of the massive sapphire tiara? this is Gloria Von Thurn und taxis.
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 05, 2010, 02:19:41 PM
Gloria, Princess of Thurn and Taxis (born Countess Mariae Gloria Ferdinanda Gerda Charlotte Teutonia Franziska Magarethe Frederike Simone Johanna Joachima Josefine Wilhelmine Huberta of Schönburg in Glauchau and Waldenburg) is a princess, by marriage, of the German Thurn und Taxis House.

now how is that for a name?
bare with me here....
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 05, 2010, 02:27:23 PM
gloria was born on 23rd of february 1960. Although she was a countess, her family was impoverished, and she had worked as a waitress before marrying Prince Johannes von Thurn und Taxis, who was born in 1926 (who was also rumoured to be light in the loafers if you know what I mean, which may be why she looks so unhappy on her wedding day)

this is gloria on her wedding day she is wearing Princess Eugenie's pearl tiara.........


the second picture is of her wearing the same tiara at a costume party dressed like Marie Antoinette. note in this second pic that 1/2 side of the necklace is diamonds, and the other pearls...........
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 05, 2010, 02:33:10 PM
Known as the "punk princess" and "Princess TNT", Gloria was an icon in the 1980s. She was known for her exuberant and lavish spending and whirlwind social life. However, on Johannes's death, the spending came to a halt as massive taxes were due on the estate he left behind.
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Post by: oldmancoyote on September 05, 2010, 02:38:37 PM
She had her Thurn at having fun. Then came the Taxes...
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 05, 2010, 02:41:00 PM
She would wear fabulous tiaras and jewels with punk, spiked, painted hair. Their young son inherited a huge fortune, but his father must have had a lot of debts (I guess the wealth was all tied up in industry, etc.) So Gloria rolled up her sleeves and sold off some of the family heirlooms.
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 05, 2010, 02:42:32 PM
She had her Thurn at having fun. Then came the Taxes...

as always.... a good one OMC.......... ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 05, 2010, 02:48:42 PM
another look at that fab cabochon ruby and emerald choker and of course, her hairdo.
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 05, 2010, 02:59:08 PM
here is Gloria in the Thurn und Taxis ruby parure. she sold a lot of the family jewels but as far as i can tell, she retained most of the tiaras. Princess Eugenies pearl tiara from page 1 of this thread is now in the Louvre in Paris. I guess she sold that one.
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 05, 2010, 03:02:29 PM
here is another 'punk princess' picture

 and gloria wearing a large sapphire on her forehead.
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 05, 2010, 03:08:43 PM
just so ya'll don't feel to sorry for Princess Gloria falling on hard times....... she taught herself how to manage money, fired her husbands financial advisors, and actually made money after her hubbies death. she retained all of the Thurn taxis castles ( all 12 of them, yep, 12), and the Thurn und Taxis brewery.

here are a few more thurn and taxis tiaras....
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Post by: clgwli on September 05, 2010, 03:13:12 PM
She had her Thurn at having fun. Then came the Taxes...

as always.... a good one OMC.......... ;D
I agree ;D

The beechwood tiara to me is absolutely stunning.  And a very kind gesture IMO. 

I really love that drop diamond tiara as well.  So elegant and beautiful.

Princess Alexandra is beautiful too :)
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 05, 2010, 03:15:28 PM
Just one anecdote about Gloria's hubby: One day he was invited to a friend's birthday party. This friend liked exotic fish very much, it was her passion. She had an aquarium full of very expensive, rare and beautiful fish. So the prince arrived and his present turned out to be... an exotic fish. The fish is ugly but the friend is polite and places her present in the aquarium with the others. After the dinner, the lady goes to check on how the new fish is doing . The other guests hear a huge Boom: the lady just collapsed realising that all her luxury fish had been eaten but the ugly one. The prince had offered a Piranha...




thurn und taxis floral tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 09, 2010, 09:54:28 AM
here is a black diamond tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 09, 2010, 09:55:17 AM
and another onyx? with pearls
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 09, 2010, 09:59:27 AM
heres a few more lalique tiaras

first up a dragon fly tiara with an aquamrine center stone
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 09, 2010, 10:00:42 AM
heres a lalique mermaid tiara. I don't know what the stones are.  :-\
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 09, 2010, 10:03:20 AM
a horned lalique
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 09, 2010, 10:05:21 AM
a lalique orchid tiara

hmmm... i can't tell what the second one is made of.
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 09, 2010, 10:14:54 AM
this is a different pearl draped tiara by lalique
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 09, 2010, 10:17:54 AM
here are a few floral tiaras
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 09, 2010, 10:23:44 AM
I have seen this one on the interent several times, but there is never any discription.
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 09, 2010, 10:27:18 AM
I really like this one because it reminds me of Scotland ( one of my fav places to visit). It has a thistle on the left hand side making me think it is of scottish origin?
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 09, 2010, 10:30:41 AM
a couple more
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 09, 2010, 10:32:22 AM
this one is very delicate and pretty
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 09, 2010, 10:35:30 AM
the first one is Princess Visilli in a floral tiara. not the most flattering photo though.

and another unknown floral
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 10, 2010, 09:27:25 AM
Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark wed Tatiana Blatnik on the Greek isle of Spetses August 25, 2010. The bride, who is an event planner for Diane von Furstenberg in London, wore a strapless sweetheart lace Angel Sanchez gown. The gown had a soft A-line skirt made of 40 meters of French Chantilly. Tatiana also wore a Chantilly hand embroidered bolero and of course what every princess bride needs…a crown.

Nikolaos, 40, and Blatnik, 29, said “I do” at St. Nicholas Church in front of 380 guest, which included various European royalty.

Nikolaos is the second son and third child of King Constantine II of Greece and Ann-Marie of Denmark. The Greek monarchy was abolished in 1974, by referendum.
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 10, 2010, 09:28:18 AM
and a close of the new princess in her tiara.
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 10, 2010, 10:48:03 AM
Lady Sarah Chatto wearing a floral tiara on her wedding day. she is the daughter of Princess Margaret and was a bridesmaid at Princess Diana's wedding.
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 10, 2010, 10:54:18 AM
Lady Helen windsor and her tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 10, 2010, 11:29:16 AM
The Iveagh, Inveagh, Gloucester leafage tiara as worn by Lady Rose Windsor. I have googled away on this one and haven't been able to figure out which name it is. or maybe it is all of them?

the black and white photo is Queen Mary wearing the Iveagh, Inveah leafage with emeralds on top
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 10, 2010, 11:33:02 AM
Looking at them side by side, I'm not sure they are the same....... *sigh*
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 10, 2010, 11:39:46 AM
To add to the confusion, here is another Iveagh tiara which I don't think has anything to do with the windsors or gloucester familys.

The other Iveagh Tiara
From a continuous line of channel-set diamonds encircling the head rise tall curvilinear elements enclosing collet-set diamonds on knife-edge supports, which give additional height to the design. Light but imposing, this all-around crown has been worn during this century by the wives of the first, second, and third earls of Iveagh. In 1906, the first Lady Iveagh brought a party from her country house, Elveden, to a ball given by Earl Cadogan: she was wearing white with ropes of pears and this crown placed high on hair dressed "á la Marquise."
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 10, 2010, 11:56:48 AM
this is a close up of Sarah Duchess of York's tiara. Also made by Garrard. Sarah got to pick this one out herself and the Queen paid for it. I guess she got to keep it in her divorce settlement. I still find it surprising that with the Queen owning 50++ tiaras in her private collection that she didn't loan her any.
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 10, 2010, 02:01:00 PM
The winner of the Miss Russia 2010 beauty pageant, Irina Antonenko from the Urals city of Yekaterinburg, has not only won a cash prize of $100,000 and the right to represent Russia at the upcoming Miss World contest, she was also crowned with the most expensive pageant tiara in the world.

Created by the Yuvelirny Teatr jewelry house, the new Miss Russia crown was unveiled at Imperial Park Hotel & SPA, just outside of Moscow, before being bestowed upon Irina, the pageant’s 2010 winner on March 8.

Estimated to be worth over $1million, this dazzling crown is made of 18k white gold adorned with 2,358 diamonds totaling 62 carats and fourteen rare pearls, one of which measures at an enormous 19 mm.


Hmmm.... this one reminds me of Moscow  ;D
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Post by: ah2bqat on September 10, 2010, 02:07:30 PM
Does rather resemble the skyline of St. Basil's, doesn't it.  ;)
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Post by: oldmancoyote on September 11, 2010, 04:56:54 AM
Lady Sarah Chatto wearing a floral tiara on her wedding day. she is the daughter of Princess Margaret and was a bridesmaid at Princess Diana's wedding.

"she is the daughter of Princess Margaret and - it is murmured - her favourite Arabian stallion. She seems to have inherited her father's smile"
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Post by: clgwli on September 11, 2010, 07:29:41 AM
Does rather resemble the skyline of St. Basil's, doesn't it.  ;)
LOL

I hate to say it but someone so pretty shouldn't be forced to wear something so ugly!
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Post by: SaoriViola on September 11, 2010, 04:53:01 PM
Lady Helen windsor and her tiara
i am so into her dress. 
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Post by: clgwli on September 12, 2010, 07:17:33 AM
SV I so agree!  Isn't it stunning?
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Post by: ah2bqat on September 13, 2010, 04:25:52 PM
"she is the daughter of Princess Margaret and - it is murmured - her favourite Arabian stallion. She seems to have inherited her father's smile"

OMC!!  Bad qat!   Although I don't understand why some wealthy Brits don't invest in decent orthodontia for their offspring.  That and a good brow waxing would fix her right up in a year or 6.


SV I so agree!  Isn't it stunning?

Indeed.  Reminds me of Walt Disney's Sleeping Beauty's dress - at least the neckline.  I always loved that best of all his princess dresses.  Although I preferred Merryweather's blue version to Flora's pink.
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 15, 2010, 09:44:16 AM
this is a Boucheron Tiara made for the Duchess of Marlborough, Consuelo Vanderbilt.
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 15, 2010, 09:45:11 AM
a close up
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 15, 2010, 11:08:45 AM
here are a few more turquoise tiaras. who would have guessed there were so many beer drinkin' gals out there?  ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 15, 2010, 11:15:53 AM
Princess Margaret's turquoise parure
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 15, 2010, 11:16:45 AM
Margaret wearing it
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 15, 2010, 11:21:45 AM
now heres a gal who likes her beer........... If it weren't for the fact that it is turquoise... this would go straight to the fugly thread......... IMHO  ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 15, 2010, 11:24:14 AM
 a couple of fab turquoise beer drinkin necklaces....

the second one could probably be converted into a tiara
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Post by: SaoriViola on September 15, 2010, 11:29:55 AM
this is a Boucheron Tiara made for the Duchess of Marlborough, Consuelo Vanderbilt.


whoa, is it just me, or does Conseulo have a freakishly long neck?  Maybe all those necklaces are just highlighting the problem, but DANG!
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 15, 2010, 11:37:34 AM
I noticed that to saori....... maybe it's just that she wears it so high up under her neck?
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 15, 2010, 11:40:06 AM
this is Princess Xenia's pink tiara. I would assume they are pink topaz...... but I don't know for sure.
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 15, 2010, 11:44:03 AM
The Bowknot tiara

The lower edge of the tiara is formed by ribbons in swags tied at intervals into bowknots surmounted by leafy sprays tipped with diamonds. Between the bows are vertical elements studded with pink topazes and joined together by festoons of collet diamonds overlapping the ribbon swags below. Thiere is a line of collet-set diamonds above. The combinations of swags, festoons, ribbons, bowknots, and leaves is in the eighteenth-century tradition, revived as "garland style" in the Belle Epoque.

Chaumet, Paris.
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 15, 2010, 05:14:59 PM
I just love this photo... so much bling on display. this is a photo of 'the ageless diamond exhibit' it was sponsored by DeBeers and Christie's in London in 1959 showcasing various important diamonds from Britain's Royal Families. I don't recognize most of the tiaras, but it looks like the Queen's russian fringe in the top center, and 'grannies chips' (cullinen diamonds) just below it. I also believe the Spencer family, Marie Antoinette, tiara is in the middle on the right.
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 15, 2010, 05:20:20 PM
a couple more fab tiaras from Life magazine.
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 15, 2010, 05:55:35 PM
Hmmm. I happened to come across these photos of Queen Mary wearing this sapphire tiara. I haven't been able to find out what the tiara was called, but I think it was dismantled. It looks like the brooch that was given to Princess Diana, as a wedding gift from Queen Elizabeth the Queen mother, may have come from this tiara..

I must have waaaaaaaaaaaay to much free time.
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Post by: SaoriViola on September 15, 2010, 09:33:54 PM
since you're featuring pinks, i just saw this guy, pretty impressive,

"The “Argyle Pink Diamond Tiara”, as it’s been named, is valued at $2 million dollars and was produced using pink diamonds from Rio Tinto’s Argyle mine in Australia."
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Post by: DiamondsAreForever on September 16, 2010, 05:31:36 AM
Perhaps the dutchess takes a more casual approach to necklaces when not wearing the royal jewels.
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Post by: oldmancoyote on September 16, 2010, 06:35:42 AM
this is a Boucheron Tiara made for the Duchess of Marlborough, Consuelo Vanderbilt.


whoa, is it just me, or does Conseulo have a freakishly long neck?  Maybe all those necklaces are just highlighting the problem, but DANG!

And the muffin top hairstyle doesn't help either...
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 16, 2010, 08:30:24 AM
since you're featuring pinks, i just saw this guy, pretty impressive,

"The “Argyle Pink Diamond Tiara”, as it’s been named, is valued at $2 million dollars and was produced using pink diamonds from Rio Tinto’s Argyle mine in Australia."

  this tiara is amazing! as far as I can tell, there are only 2 pink diamond tiaras out there. to bad really, but I guess they are just too expensive and rare.
Perhaps the dutchess takes a more casual approach to necklaces when not wearing the royal jewels.
  LMAO... that was a good one DAF!!!
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 16, 2010, 08:44:13 AM
this is a Boucheron Tiara made for the Duchess of Marlborough, Consuelo Vanderbilt.


whoa, is it just me, or does Conseulo have a freakishly long neck?  Maybe all those necklaces are just highlighting the problem, but DANG!

And the muffin top hairstyle doesn't help either...
that picture of consuelo, OMC, reminds me of this lady. Queen elizabeth of Belgium, also known as the red queen........
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 16, 2010, 08:49:12 AM
she was called "the red queen' on account of her left wing views. she was famous for her beauty and her warm heart but  owing to wide interests that included submarines, yoga and ornithology, she was viewed as deeply eccentric.

personally, I think anyone who has the guts to wear a tiara upside down, is pretty cool.
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 16, 2010, 09:39:39 AM
here are a few photos of Queen Alexandra
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 16, 2010, 09:44:39 AM
even though these tiaras look similar.... the top one is made of amethysts that were given to her by Tsar Alexander III of russia.

the second is of sapphires. It is unknown what happened to these tiaras. perhaps they are in the Queen's vaults?
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 16, 2010, 09:48:42 AM
or maybe the stones are interchangable? the top one has squarish stones and the bottom has oval. otherwise they look the same.
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 16, 2010, 09:50:21 AM
Queen Alexandra's crown
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 16, 2010, 09:52:43 AM
I think this may be the mystery tiara of princess Anne from earlier in this thread. sure looks the same.
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 16, 2010, 10:00:59 AM
I can't for the life of me, remember where I found these......
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 16, 2010, 10:01:45 AM
#2
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 16, 2010, 10:02:30 AM
#3
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 16, 2010, 10:07:01 AM
here you go Ah2............ these are the only pics so far of Opal tiaras. the second one looks like a lalique, but I don't think it is?
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 16, 2010, 10:11:24 AM
I saw this choker and fell in love...... a little off topic but Opals are amazing stones. maybee I should have D make me a DBL opal and diamond ring.....
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Post by: ah2bqat on September 16, 2010, 04:19:06 PM
NOM, NOM, NOM  NOM!

Lurve those opals!
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Post by: clgwli on September 16, 2010, 05:14:55 PM
#2
I admit this one gets close to gaudy for me!!

I love opals.  I think they are just beautiful.  My grandmother told me of a supersition that you cannot wear opals unless you are born in Oct.  I laughed at that one, but she was dead serious.  She loved them too!
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Post by: SaoriViola on September 16, 2010, 09:57:09 PM
i think that opal flower ring is pretty cool, never seen opals cut and placed like that, but the green band is so too much, it almost pushes the ring into fugliness to me.
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Post by: clgwli on September 17, 2010, 08:26:29 AM
I haven't seen opals like that either.  I admit that green band is just cheesy.  I imagine they are trying to do mimic a flower, but it fails.  Personally I would rather see that style as a pendant or pin.  Almost too much for a ring for me.  But I am drawn to small and subtle anyway.
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Post by: DiamondsAreForever on September 17, 2010, 10:28:05 AM
After diamonds, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE opals.  If someone were to give me the choker and the ring, I would certainly take them gladly.  I guess the green stones on the ring are supposed to mimic the flower stem?  With a ring that big, no one would see them anyway.
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 18, 2010, 07:55:26 PM
I found this very cool link for anyone interested in how tiaras are made.

http://www.chaumet.com/en/History/chaumet/Joseph-Chaumet-Master-of-the-Diadem-1852-1928-5120.html#/EU_WEST/EN/6190
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 19, 2010, 09:06:13 AM
how about some more fabulous kokoshniks?
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 19, 2010, 09:10:28 AM
more
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 19, 2010, 09:20:33 AM
old fashioned kokoshniks
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 19, 2010, 09:21:44 AM
another old fashioned type kokoshnik
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 19, 2010, 09:25:44 AM
and more
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 19, 2010, 09:29:04 AM
cartier kokoshniks
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 19, 2010, 09:37:52 AM
a few more inclusing a color picture of that fab aquamarine kokoshnik from a few pages back.
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 19, 2010, 09:39:44 AM
just for fun........... a kokoshnik cake.......
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 19, 2010, 10:43:01 AM
these photos are  of some Ansorena tiaras. I couldn't find many pictures of them on the web for some reason. They are the ones who made the Fleur de lis tiara of Queen Ena and Queen Sophia of spain.
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 19, 2010, 10:44:24 AM
not the greatest photos of them
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 19, 2010, 10:46:14 AM
a few more
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 19, 2010, 10:50:48 AM
the first one is a fringe.

the second one may or may not be an ansorena.  :-\
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 19, 2010, 11:56:54 AM
here are some fringe tiaras
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 19, 2010, 12:00:02 PM
a few more
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 19, 2010, 12:02:30 PM
kent fringe tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 19, 2010, 12:04:00 PM
a couple more
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 19, 2010, 12:05:11 PM
the Baden fringe tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 19, 2010, 12:08:28 PM
#1 Queen Mary's fringe

#2 King George III Fringe (not that he wore it)  ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 19, 2010, 12:17:01 PM
and of course QEII russian fringe tiara/ kokoshnik
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 19, 2010, 12:41:09 PM
another fringe
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Post by: oldmancoyote on September 19, 2010, 01:50:32 PM
#1 Queen Mary's fringe

#2 King George III Fringe (not that he wore it)  ;D

You never know. He WAS mad (in the UK English sense of the word), after all.

I like the Cakoshnik.

And the one with the aquas - was there any info as to where the stones came from and who manufactured it?
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 21, 2010, 09:38:03 AM


I like the Cakoshnik.

And the one with the aquas - was there any info as to where the stones came from and who manufactured it?
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which one are you calling a cakoshnik?

also, I haven't been able to find anything else about the aquamarine kokoshnik. the only website i have been able to find it on is a german website and the details in the description are vague at best. i'll patch the link, because it is a fab website.
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 21, 2010, 09:42:06 AM
http://www.royal-magazin.de/russia/alexandra-romanov-aquamarine.htm

heres the link. the english is somewhat garbled, but readable.
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 21, 2010, 10:26:53 AM
A model displays gold thread made wedding dresses, and tiaras, designed by Japanese designer Yumi Katsura, and priced 70 million Japanese Yen in Tokyo February 4, 2009
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 21, 2010, 10:27:59 AM
the gold thread dress
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 21, 2010, 10:39:00 AM
I guess while I'm at it.... here is a diamond wedding dress.
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 21, 2010, 10:45:10 AM
it has 150 cts of diamonds and costs a cool 12 million $$$
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 21, 2010, 10:57:54 AM
$30 Million Dollar Diamond Bikini!!
One of the most popular magazines is the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. And, while many of the magazine's readers are probably less interested in the swimsuits than the models, this year’s issue includes one very unique swimsuit - a diamond bikini worth $30 million.

With 150 carats of D Flawless diamonds supplied by Steinmetz Diamonds, the two-piece, modeled by Molly Sims, is reportedly the most expensive item of diamond apparel ever made.

Designed by Susan Rosen, the bikini has a 51 carat pear shape diamond, a 30 carat emerald cut diamond, a pair of 15 carat rounds and a pair of 8 carat pear shape diamonds. The sparklers are set in rust resistant platinum.

hmmm. hope I don't get banned for this one. let me get the stick out  :a082:
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 21, 2010, 11:18:34 AM
Heidi Klum and the 11 million $$ bikini

D, you are not allowed to look at this thread  ;D
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Post by: clgwli on September 21, 2010, 01:01:40 PM
I might be hurt for this, but that was such a waste of such big diamonds!!  I mean seriously why not just use them on something you can *show off* LOL
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Post by: oldmancoyote on September 21, 2010, 01:38:08 PM
which one are you calling a cakoshnik?

The three-tiered one with marzipan icing in post 1327?
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Post by: oldmancoyote on September 21, 2010, 01:39:53 PM
I might be hurt for this, but that was such a waste of such big diamonds!!  I mean seriously why not just use them on something you can *show off* LOL

Heidi and mate seem to be managing the show off part fine...
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 21, 2010, 03:19:13 PM
which one are you calling a cakoshnik?

The three-tiered one with marzipan icing in post 1327?
   :duhsign:  :Blond-Moment:
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Post by: Awestruck on September 21, 2010, 05:45:30 PM
Scrap the diamonds. I`d simply be happy to own a body like those gals. Sheesh...
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Post by: ah2bqat on September 21, 2010, 06:46:19 PM
Amen, sista!
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Post by: clgwli on September 21, 2010, 07:02:52 PM
I wouldn't mind a body like that if they were really like that.  I knew a guy who worked for VS and saw the before and after shots of the girls in their outfits.  He said quite a few of those ladies are nothing to be jealous of ;)

Make you feel any better?  Not me either, but it is always worth a try  ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 21, 2010, 08:09:00 PM
I don't know Clg............i saw the blown up version of heidi klum in the 12 million $ bikini and she looked...... amazing. especially after having 4? kids. but i will say that I went to a Disney World water park a few years ago and there wasn't 1 smokin' hot body in the whole park. either way, I would trade every diamond i own to look that good in a bikini  ;D
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Post by: clgwli on September 21, 2010, 09:24:30 PM
Saqsay I will just say it is amazing what photoshop type stuff can do.  For instance a good portion of the women are very hairy and they just edit it out.  They also get rid of the celulite easily too and tuck in the stomach where need be.

But some women are really knock outs even after going through multiple pregnancies.  Some naturally and some with some surgery.  Either way I am jealous of those ladies too!

I go to WDW often and have seen a few hot bodies there at the pools.  I know I'm not rocking it, but at least I feel okay in a bikini after 2 pregnancies LOL  I just wish I had my personal photo shopper while I am out to cover up my bad parts ;)  But honestly after going to Mexico and seeing a lot of people vacationing from all over the world, I realize we should always love ourselves no matter what!  Many of the guys I saw would like a nice figured woman

How's that for totally getting off topic  ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 21, 2010, 09:37:29 PM
i guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder. still, I would love to be that young ....... and firm again!
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 21, 2010, 09:39:43 PM
Lady Curzon's Boucheron tiara

Lord Curzon married the American heiress, Mary Leiter, in 1895 after a long distance relationship and secret two-year engagement. Lady Curzon (1870-1906) accompanied her husband to India where, as Viceriene, she was the second highest ranking woman in the British Empire after the Queen.
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 21, 2010, 09:52:16 PM
In 1902 Lord Curzon organized the Delhi Durbar to celebrate the coronation of King Edward VII, "the grandest pageant in history", which created a tremendous sensation. At the state ball Mary wore an extravagant coronation gown (this one), by the House of Worth of Paris, known as the peacock dress, stitched of gold cloth embroidered with peacock feathers with an emerald in each eye and many precious and semi-precious stones sewn into the fabric. The skirt was trimmed with white roses and the bodice with lace. She glittered with diamonds, pearls and precious stones: a huge diamond necklace and a large brooch of diamonds and pearls. She wore a tiara crown with a pearl tipping each of it's high diamond points. As she walked through the hall, the crowd was breathless.

Just an FYI.... I read elsewhere that the emeralds in the dress were actually beetles wings instead of emeralds.
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Post by: clgwli on September 21, 2010, 10:35:18 PM
i guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder. still, I would love to be that young ....... and firm again!
FTR I wasn't speakibg od HK in my comments. Just trying to say that some of the Victoria Secret ladies aren't as firm as it appeaars in the photos. Magazines really don't help with body images. HK though is a very lovely lady!

 Now the beetle wings would be cool if true. I wonder it they would flake off quickly though?  I cannot imagine how amazing it would be to wear a dress adorned in jewels!
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 22, 2010, 12:46:20 AM
It is the rarest of stones... But that's not the only thing about the Hope Diamond that fascinates Evalyn Walsh McLean, the spoiled young heiress with a multi-million-dollar fortune and a taste for jewelry – expensive jewelry.

 
On holiday in Paris in 1911, Evalyn and her husband Ned are at the Hotel Bristol receiving a visit from the Prince of Jewelers himself, Pierre Cartier, who carries with him a curious little package with a wax seal. Hoping to capture the interest of his wealthy and eccentric young client, Cartier has prepared an unusual sales strategy: "I have brought with me a little something you may remember, Madam. For when we last met, you told me of a great blue stone you had seen at the throat of the sultan's favorite in a harem in Turkey. N'est pas..?

We have heard since that the unfortunate woman has been stabbed to death during the Turkish rebellion..."

Cartier's manner is skillfully mysterious, and seeing that Evalyn's interest has been piqued, he begins a well-rehearsed narrative of this most exceptional stone.
   
 
Although Evalyn is enticed by the long and varied history of the Hope Diamond, her husband Ned is of a more practical nature and asks Cartier "How much?" Before Cartier can answer, Evalyn interrupts, "Ned, I don't want the thing. I don't like the setting," putting a quick end to the visit. But it would not be the last Evalyn would hear from Cartier concerning the Hope Diamond.

Cartier has sold exotic gems to Evalyn in the past. The previous year, she had purchased from him a ninety-five carat white diamond – the Star of the East – for $120,000. Recognizing the limited market for a jewel the size and character of the Hope Diamond, Cartier develops a new sales strategy, which he trusts will clinch the deal. Visiting with the McLeans a few months later, he begins to embroider a past for the stone, mesmerizing Evalyn with tales of intrigue, misfortune and death for all who have dared to possess it. "This stone," he claims, "comes with a curse."
   
"Cartier wanted a lot of money," says Washington Post Columnist Sarah Booth Conroy, "and Evalyn was hesitant. So Cartier added, 'Well, we've fixed it up now with a wonderful setting and you'll like it. 
Why don't you keep it for a few days?' And so she put it on her dresser and she looked at it and she looked at it..." "For hours that jewel stared at me," remembers Evalyn in her autobiography, "and at some time during the night I began to really want the thing. Then I put the chain around my neck and hooked my life to its destiny for good or evil."

The deal closes at $180,000; Cartier's elaborate sales pitch has worked. The Hope diamond is the largest and most perfect blue diamond in existence, but for the young and impetuous heiress, its fascinating past is the hot selling point. "Besides that," says Conroy, "she thought things that were unlucky for everybody else would be lucky for her, because she was an exception."
   
Over the next two decades, the McLeans live a charmed life, raising children, vacationing, and entertaining at their mansions in town and their country estate known as Friendship. 
No stranger to the rich and powerful of Washington's elite, Evalyn builds her reputation as the town's most flamboyant and exuberant hostess; her parties are the talk of DC society. Invitations run into the thousands, including politicians, tycoons, celebrities and dignitaries from around the world, and Evalyn spares no extravagance to show her guests a good time.

Evalyn makes her appearances in the latest Paris fashions, and always she wears the Hope Diamond. "Well, she had such a strong identification with the diamond," says Conroy. "The diamond was the way 
she portrayed herself to the world. I mean, you would see her across the room and know, 'That must be Evalyn Walsh McLean, because that is the Hope Diamond.'""My own preference, generally, is for show," quips Evalyn in her autobiography. "It's only when the thing I buy creates a show for those around me that I get my money's worth."

But not everyone is as enchanted by the Hope Diamond. Almost every day, Evalyn receives letters from strangers who know she now owns the stone, warning her against its evil powers. They blame past association with it, however removed, for their own bad luck and ruin. Still, Evalyn will not give up the Hope. According to Smithsonian Curator, Jeffrey Post: "She lived a flamboyant lifestyle. She liked being in the spotlight, and the Hope Diamond was one way of keeping her in the spotlight.
   
But in Washington entertaining can be an expensive proposition, even for a millionairess. "She hocked the diamond a number of times," adds Conroy, "because she was always running out of money. She was not one to manage her money. She just wanted to live in a certain way and that's what it cost. She was not the world's most practical person, but she meant well."
   
 
Evalyn tries to make her good luck charm work for the good of others, but it can't keep tragedy from her own back door. At the age of nine, her adored first-born son, Vinson, is killed in an automobile accident. Her husband Ned, 
runs off with another woman and dissipates their fortune. A chronic alcoholic, he eventually dies in a sanatorium. Their family newspaper, the Washington Post goes bankrupt and Evalyn is forced to sell some of her properties. Then, in 1946, Evalyn's daughter dies of an overdose of sleeping pills at the age of twenty-five. With each misfortune, rumors of the Hope Diamond's curse resume.
   
Though notions persist that the diamond is responsible for her bad luck, Evalyn's own views on its legendary powers are more down to earth: "What tragedies have befallen me might have occurred had I never seen or touched the Hope Diamond. My observations have persuaded me that tragedies, for anyone who lives, are not escapable."

In 1947, Evalyn Walsh McLean dies. Her collection of jewelry, including the prized blue diamond, is sold to pay the debts of her estate.

In 1949, New York jeweler Harry Winston purchases Evalyn's collection and sends the 
Hope Diamond on a nine year goodwill tour around the United States to raise money for charity. Everywhere it goes, news reports are filled with the stories of its notorious past, rousing curiosity and magnifying the legend. In 1958, in an effort to help develop a major national gem collection for the American people, Harry Winston donates the gen to the Smithsonian Institution. Today the diamond resides in the museum's Hall of Geology, Gems and Minerals, revolving sedately behind three inches of bullet proof glass in the new Harry Winston Room.

"The Hope Diamond has become the most popular item in the entire Smithsonian Institution," says Post. 
"But let's face it, if Evalyn Walsh McLean never owned the Hope Diamond, it's very unlikely that we would all be sitting here talking about it right now. I would be trying hard to convince you that it's a wonderful natural history object and you should all come and see it, but it would probably not have the same cachet or the same fame as it does now."

"I cannot remember when I did not hunger after thrills," wrote Evalyn. "That is the key to all my recklessness, I fancy. For some thrills I have paid terrific prices, but we live just once, and of all the things in this world, I hate boredom most."
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 23, 2010, 11:17:50 AM
The boucheron tiara of the Duchess of Roxburghe
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 23, 2010, 11:20:33 AM
Infana Eulalia of spain
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 23, 2010, 11:27:51 AM
The Infanta Elana of Spain
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 23, 2010, 11:28:50 AM
a close up the Infanta's greek key and wheat tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 23, 2010, 11:40:10 AM
Infanta Pilar of spain.
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 23, 2010, 11:44:22 AM
another Grand Lady in an unknown tiara.
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 23, 2010, 12:39:49 PM
heres a few more Boucheron tiaras
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 23, 2010, 12:41:19 PM
a few more
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 23, 2010, 12:44:35 PM
A boucheron necklace /  tiara

and another tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 23, 2010, 12:56:59 PM
I can't swear to it, but I think this is another Boucheron
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 24, 2010, 10:09:03 AM
Crown of the Andes
One of the most interesting pieces is known as one of the most famous and finest emeralds is The Crown of the Andes. The crown was never actually worn by any ruler or member of royalty, but instead was made to honor the Virgin Mary by the artisans Popayan, Columbia. It is known that many cultures thought that emeralds warded off disease. But while the people of Popayan wanted to give proper credit to Mary, they also wanted to recognize the importance of the emerald. Legend says the Virgin delivered the town from a plague which started in Ecuador. The legend claims that the Holy Virgin curtailed the spread of the vermin, stopping it from entering their city, and the Catholic Bishop there proposed that the populace do something to thank her for the intervention. Hence, The Crown of the Andes was born.

It took 24 goldsmiths and gem workers 6 years to produce it. It is made out of a 100 pound piece of gold. All of the gems used were originally owned by the Incas, with 447 emeralds included. The largest emerald is known as the Atahualpa, named after an Inca prince who died at the hands of the Spanish conqueror Francisco Pizarro in 1532.

The Crown made its public debut in a religious parade in 1599. It was stolen, recovered, and then sold to raise money for humanitarian projects such as the building of orphanages and hospitals. Eventually, after a long journey it came to rest in the hands of an anonymous American foundation. As far as anyone knows it is still owned by the foundation.
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 24, 2010, 10:43:40 AM
crown of Marie Antoinette.... now on display in the Louvre in paris
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 24, 2010, 10:50:30 AM
The french crown of King Louis XV.

the description says the sancy diamond is in this crown but, the ownership is sso long and exhausting to research. heres the whole story. If you care to read it.

The Sancy Diamond gets it's name from Nicholas Harlay de Sancy of France, who was the one time owner of this fiery stone of Indian origin, shaped like a shield and weighing 55.23 carats. Harlay de Sancy acquired the stone either in 1570 when he was the French Ambassador to Turkey, based in Constantinople or in 1592 when as financier to King Henry IV of France, was on a mission to the Netherlands on royal business.

The exact year and the circumstances under which Harlay de Sancy acquired this unique and historic diamond seem to be controversial, and this confusion and controversy can be seen throughout the long, colorful and interesting history of this diamond.

 

Characteristics of the diamond
The diamond is a 55.23-carat shield-shaped stone, without a pavilion, that attests to it's old cut. The stone is almost colorless, with a very faint greenish-yellow tint. The stone was considered to be the largest white diamond in Europe until the arrival of the Regent diamond in the seventeenth century.

 

Early history
The stone is undoubtedly of Indian origin, considering the period, it made it's first appearance in the 14th century, when India was the only source of diamonds in the World. The famous Golconda mines of southern India had not been discovered around this time, and therefore the stone might have originated in the Sambalpur mines by the banks of the Mahanadi River, situated on the eastern side of the central provinces of India. Most of the diamonds of ancient origin and the middle ages are believed to have originated in these mines. The diamond river mentioned by Ptolemy is believed to be the Mahanadi River.

The diamond is believed to have been smuggled out of India in the 14th century, by a Venetian diamond cutter. The first recorded evidence of the existence of the Sancy in Europe is in the dowry inventory of Valentina Visconti, daughter of Galeazzo di Visconti, the Duke of Milan, in 1389. At that time the diamond weighed over 100 carats. Valentina married the Duke d' Orleans Louis I, brother of King Charles VI of France (1380-1422). Louis sat on his brother's council, after Charles VI decided to rule alone having attained the age of 20 years in 1388. He dispensed with the services of his uncles who were serving in the administrative council, with Philip the Bold, the Duke of Burgundy, acting as regent. Around 1392, just 4 years after assuming full powers as King of France, Charles became ill with fever and convulsions, the first of his 44 attacks of madness. The attacks lasted from 3-9 months and were interspersed with 3-5 months of sanity, for the remainder of his life.

With royal authority weakening, a power struggle developed between the Duke de Orleans, Louis I and his uncle Philip the Bold, Duke of Burgundy. However Philip died in 1404, and the rivalry continued with his son John the Fearless, successor to Philip the Bold. The family feud finally ended up with the murder of Louis I, by the agents of John the Fearless, in 1407. Immediately after the assassination of Louis I, a long feud ensued between the Armagnacs, partisans of Louis' heirs, and the Burgundians. John the fearless allied himself with King Henry V of England and defeated the French forces at the battle of Agincourt in 1415.

Valentina who was very bitter over her husband's assassination by the Burgundians, used the Sancy diamond to obtain funds, to finance the struggle by the Armagnac faction against the Burgundians. But following the defeat of the Armagnac faction, the Sancy diamond fell into the hands of Duke John the Fearless, as a spoil of war. The Sancy then remained with several generations of the Dukes of Burgundy, until it reached Charles the Bold, the great grandson of John the Fearless. The diamond was believed to bring good luck to the Dukes of Burgundy, and Charles carried it into battle on several occasions, always ending up victorious, until it was lost in the Battle of Granson in 1476. Misfortune followed after this, Charles losing two battles against the Swiss. In the last Battle at Nancy on Jan 5,1477, Charles was killed and his mutilated body was discovered some days later.

It now appears that  the Sancy that was purported to have been lost in battle, was actually hidden away by the Bishop of Basel along with another famous Jewel, the "Three Brothers Jewel", also belonging to Charles the Bold. After a lapse of almost 14 years the "Three Brothers Jewel' was sold secretly to Jacob Fugger who was a great financier. Fugger also acquired the Sancy after this through the Hertenstein family of Lausanne. It was Fugger who got the Sancy cut to it's present weight of 55.23 carats.

In  the early 16th century the Sancy was sold to Manuel the Fortunate, the King of Portugal from 1495 to 1521, in exchange for northern European exclusivity for the lucrative pepper contract from Portugal's colonies. The death inventory prepared after Manuel's death in 1521, lists the Sancy as the first item of jewelry weighing 11.046 grams equivalent to 55.230 carats (11.046 x 5 ).

The Sancy remained a part of the Portuguese Crown Jewels until 1580, when Philip II of Spain invaded Portugal to assert his right as the heir to the Portuguese throne against Antonio de Crato, who was defeated and sought refuge in Paris. Antonio de Crato escaped with most of the crown jewels to France. later he sold some of the crown jewels to King Henry III of France and the others to Queen Elizabeth I of England. Antonio's sale of the valuable crown jewels of Portugal, to the Crowns of France and England was done with the intention of obtaining help from either France or England, for any future campaign to regain his lost throne. This is confirmed from the official historic documents  of both countries. The Sancy was sold to Queen Elizabeth I. It is said  that Queen Elizabeth I got her portrait painted while wearing the Sancy diamond. The Entry of the Sancy into the crown jewels of England was also significant, as it was united with the Three Brothers Jewel, acquired by Elizabeth's brother, Edward VI in 1547. The two stones were re-united after 1477, when they were part of the jewels belonging to Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy. Later Elizabeth I needed funds to finance a military campaign to assist the Dutch in their struggle for independence from Spain. To obtain the funds she decided to pawn the Sancy diamond, which was dispatched to Antwerp through the Earl of Leicester to be pawned to Francesco Rodriguez.

The Sancy that was pawned n Antwerp was never redeemed and found it's way to Netherlands, where it was purchased in 1592 by Nicholas Harlay de Sancy, the financier to Henry III and later Henry IV of France. Subsequently when Nicholas Harlay de Sancy visited England on an official mission, Queen Elizabeth I had wanted the diamond back, but Harlay de Sancy  politely refused. Later Nicholas Harlay had to explain to King Henry IV as to how he acquired the diamond. He said that he acquired the diamond on one of several missions to Netherlands on royal business.

Another version of how the Sancy came into the possession of Nicholas Harlay de Sancy, states that he purchased it in 1570, at Constantinople, when he was the ambassador of France  to Turkey. But, how the Sancy came to Constantinople, when it was still a part of the crown jewels of Portugal and remained so up to 1580, is quite puzzling. Therefore this version of events is untenable, and might have been created by Nicholas Harley de Sancy, to convince King Henry IV, that he had been in possession of the stone all along.

The childless Elizabeth I died on March 24, 1603 and was succeeded by James VI of Scotland, the first Stuart King of England, who took the title of James I. At the beginning of the 17th century, Harlay de Sancy, was in dire financial straits, and looked desperately for a prospective customer for his valuable Sancy diamond. Eventually he was able to sell his diamond to King James I of England in 1604, and thus the diamond returned back to England.

In March 1625, when James I died, his second surviving son Charles I,  succeeded as King of Great Britain. Charles I inherited the Sancy with the other crown jewels, and presented it to his wife Henrietta Maria (daughter of Henry IV of France) as a wedding gift, when he married her soon after ascending the throne. The Sancy along with other Crown Jewels was pawned around 1626 in Amsterdam, when Charles I was in desperate need of funds to pursue his unpopular war efforts against Spain and later France. It was around this time that the Dutch jeweler Thomas Cletscher made his famous drawings of the Sancy diamond.

In the 1630s Charles redeemed the crown jewels including the Sancy, but the continued conflicts between Charles I and his Parliament, one trying to limit the powers of the other, eventually led to a serious confrontation between the Royalists and the Parliamentarians in 1641, both groups enlisting troops and collecting arms for a possible outbreak of war. Queen Henrietta went to Holland in February 1642 to raise funds for her husband, by pawning  the crown jewels again including the Sancy. Around July 1642 tension had been running high in both camps and on August 22nd Sporadic fighting broke out all over the Kingdom. In February 1643, a shipload of arms from Holland, purchased by Queen Henrietta after pawning the crown jewels, landed in Yorkshire, a royalist stronghold. Charles I had his court and military headquarters in Oxford, and Henrietta joined him at Oxford in July 1643. Queen Henrietta gave her husband all the encouragement he needed during this crucial moment of his rule.

In the year 1645, Charles sent his family away to France, and full scale war broke out on June 14, 1645. Charles forces suffered defeat after defeat and eventually Charles I was captured in 1647. Charles was put on trial for treason in January 20th 1649, on the insistence of the Army, found guilty and sentenced to death on Jan 27th, 1649. Charles I was finally put to death by beheading on Jan 30, 1649.

After the death of Charles I, Cardinal Mazarin, the Prime Minister of France and regent of King Louis XIV took over Henrietta's debts. Cardinal Mazarin redeemed the crown jewels that were pawned and with the Queen's consent took possession of the gems and bequeathed them with other fine stones to Louis XIV (1643-1715). From Louis XIV, the Sancy passed to Louis XV, who was King of France from 1715 to 1774. Louis XV was the great grandson of King Louis XIV. His rule as king was ineffectual and contributed to the decline of royal authority, that led to the outbreak of the revolution in1789. Louis XV died in 1774 and was succeeded by his grandson Louis XVI, formerly Louis Auguste, duke de Berry. Louis XVI (1774-1792) was the last king of France in the line of Bourbon monarchs, preceding the revolution of 1789. The monarchy was abolished on September 21, 1792. Subsequently both Louis XVI, and his Queen consort Marie Antoinette, were guillotined on charges of counter revolution on January 21, 1793.

 

Modern history
In 1792, the French crown jewels, which included the Sancy, the Tavernier blue, the Regent, etc. were stolen from the Garde Meuble (royal treasury) in Paris. Some of the gems were later recovered, but there is controversy about the recovery of Sancy. Some historians believe that the Sancy was recovered, only to be sold by the Directorate as a expendable symbol of royal decadence. It was reported to be sold to the Spanish Crown's Minister, Manuel de Godoy, but was never confirmed, The Sancy is believed to have been in the possession of the Queen of Spain, until the arrival of Joseph Bonaparte, to take over the Iberian peninsula on behalf of his brother, Napoleon Bonaparte. Joseph took possession of the Sancy, and hid it with other treasures, without the knowledge of his brother. The stone then re-appeared only after 20 years in Florence after the expiry of the statute of limitations, and was sold to the fabulously rich Prince Anatoly Demidov of Russia. Demidov's exceptionally beautiful wife Aurora is pictured with the Sancy in a portrait hanging in Ekatereinburg.

According to other historians the Sancy was never recovered after it was stolen from the Garde Meuble, but re-appeared in 1828, and was sold by a French merchant to Prince Anatoly Demidov of Russia.

The Sancy remained with Prince Anatoly Demidov up to 1865, when he decided to sell it to an Indian entrepreneur, Sir Jamsetee Jeejeebhoy for £50,000. Two years later the stone was displayed by the French Jeweler G Bapst, at the Paris exposition, with a price tag of 1,000,000 French Francs.

In 1906, the Sancy was purchased by Viscount William Astor (Ist Viscount Astor) as a wedding gift when his son Waldorf Astor (2nd Viscount Astor) married Nancy Langhorne of  Virginia. Lady Astor often wore the big shield shaped gem in a tiara on state occasions. Lady Astor holds the unique distinction of being the first woman to sit in the British House of Commons, being elected to Parliament on November 28 , 1919. In 1962 the Sancy diamond featured prominently at the "Ten Centuries of French Jewelry" exhibition held at the Louvre Museum. When Lady Astor died in 1964, the Sancy was inherited by her son the 3rd Viscount Astor, and remained in the Astor Family until 1976. Finally the Louvre Museum of France purchased the Sancy from the Astor Family in 1976, for an undisclosed sum , in a deal financed by the Banque de France.
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 24, 2010, 11:01:19 AM
nancy astor wearing the sancy.
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 24, 2010, 11:05:51 AM
french church crown
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 24, 2010, 11:10:38 AM
this is a picture of some of the french crown jewels sold off in 1887.
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 24, 2010, 11:13:00 AM
#1 a prussian crown

#2 a portugeuse crown
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 24, 2010, 11:22:42 AM
This is the minor Imperial crown of Russia. I don't know how I missed this one.
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 24, 2010, 11:38:17 AM
The Queen Mother on her coronation day wearing the famous Koh-I-Noor diamond.

This diamond has the oldest recorded history, since 1304. It was re cut during the reign of Queen Victoria and is among the British Crown Jewels and now weighs 108.93 carats.
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 28, 2010, 09:25:20 AM
QE II Wearing St. Edward's Crown
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 28, 2010, 09:28:46 AM
here are a few more celebrities wearing tiaras.

first up Marilyn Monroe

second pic is Ava Gardner
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 28, 2010, 09:31:13 AM
Here's Zsa Zsa Gabor again, this time in an emerald and diamond tiara

second pic is Debra Messing wearing hers
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 28, 2010, 09:34:53 AM
first pic is ginger rogers


second pic is blonde bombshell jayne mansfield
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 28, 2010, 09:42:06 AM
Audrey Hepburn
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 28, 2010, 09:55:16 AM


Sarah Jessica Parker diamond headband
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 28, 2010, 10:06:25 AM
heres a few more of  Dame Elizabeth Taylor
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 28, 2010, 10:27:25 AM
Elizabeth Taylor and her Diamond tiaras
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 28, 2010, 10:29:23 AM
here's a close up of Elizabeth's Cartier tiara.
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 28, 2010, 10:32:32 AM
Dame Elizabeth's Cartier necklace and earrrings
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 28, 2010, 10:38:35 AM
In 1969, a 69.42-carat pear-shaped diamond went up for auction with such bidders as Richard Burton, Aristotle Onassis, and a Cartier exec (who eventually won the prize). Angered by defeat, Burton bought the piece the next day for $1.1 million to give to Taylor. The New York Daily Newsreported, "Liz Gets That Peachy Pear," and then thousands flocked to see it at Cartier's New York and Chicago stores, with more than 6,000 viewers daily. It became known as the Taylor-Burton diamond, and she wore it as a ring, eventually having it converted into a necklace. She is seen here wearing it on a choker in a 1972 photograph by Cecil Beaton.
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 28, 2010, 10:49:47 AM
The following is a quote from her book Elizabeth Taylor: My Love Affair with Jewelry

"I had just received La Peregrina from New York on a delicate little chain (note:Elizabeth has redesigned the necklace for La Peregrina. When she received La Peregrina it hung from a long chain with spaced natural pearls.) and I was touching it like a talisman and sort of walking back and forth through our room at Caesar's Palace--we had the whole top floor and the crew had 1/2 of it. So I was dreaming and glowing and wanting to scream with joy, but Richard was in one of his Welsh moods, and his joy...well his was a Welshman, so sometimes his joy was perverse and he would become dark. But when I'm happy I shout and scream it and yell it and I wanted to throw myself at him and kiss him all over. But because I knew Richard very well, I had to play it by ear, and I knew that this was not the moment to become too demonstrative. Just the same, there was no one to talk to and no one to show the jewel to, and I was going out of my mind! At one point I reached down to touch La Peregrina and it wasn't there! I glanced over at Richard and thank God he wasn't looking at me, and I went into the bedroom and threw myself on the bed, buried my head into the pillow and screamed.
"Very slowly and very carefully, I retraced all my steps in the bedroom. I took my slippers off, took my socks off, and got down on my hands and knees, looking everywhere for the pearl. Nothing. I thought, "It's got to be in the living room in front of Richard. What am I going to do. He'll kill me!

"Because he loved the piece. Anything historical was important to him. La Peregrina is unique in the world of gems. It's one of the most extraordinary pieces there is. And I knew that he was proud inside, which was why he was being like this cartoon with a black cloud over his head and raindrops falling.


"So I went out and sort of started humming lalalala, and I was walking back and forth in my bare feet, seeing if I would feel anything in the carpet. I was trying to be composed and look as if I had a purpose, because inside I was practically heaving I was so upset. I looked over and saw the white Pekingese, which was mine, and the orangy-brown Pekingese, which was Richard's. That dog worshiped him. All the puppies--it was their feeding time--were around the bowls munching. So I looked at the dogs, saying, "Hi babies, such sweet babies." And I saw one chewing on a bone. And I did the longest, slowest double take in my head. I thought, "Wait a minute, we don't give our dogs, especially the puppies bones! What is he chewing on? And I just wanted to put my hand over my mouth and scream again. But no, I just casually opened the puppy's mouth and inside his mouth was the most perfect pearl in the world. It was--thank God--not scratched.

"I did finally tell Richard. But I had to wait at least a week."
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 28, 2010, 11:05:34 AM
Burton was well known for his extravagance, and lavished expensive jewels and jewelry on his beloved wife Liz, through out their relationship, and she was able to build up an impressive collection of these valuables. Burton's attachment to his wife was so intense that at one time he is reported to have said, "I cannot see life without Elizabeth. She is my everything, my breath, my blood, my mind and my imagination."

The first item of jewelry he lavished on her was a Bulgari pendant with an 18.61-carat emerald, surrounded by diamonds, and set in platinum, which could also be detached and worn as a brooch. It is with this item of jewelry that Burton proposed to Taylor before their marriage, and was the only item of jewelry, worn as a brooch by Taylor, during their wedding ceremony.
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 28, 2010, 11:08:37 AM
 the matching earrings

and the brooch part of the necklace made into a ring, which I understand she later sold.
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 28, 2010, 11:14:29 AM
The next important item of jewelry he bought for Taylor was the famous, 33.19-carat, asscher-cut Krupp diamond, set in a platinum ring. In her book "Elizabeth Taylor-My Love Affair with Jewelry", Taylor says, "the Krupp diamond was owned by Vera Krupp of the famous German munitions family, which helped knock off millions of Jews. When it came up for auction in the late 1960s, I thought how nice it would be if a nice Jewish girl like me were to own it." Taylor converted to Judaism, to marry her fourth husband Eddie Fisher. Taylor developed a strong personal attachment to the Krupp, and wears it constantly in her hand up to this day. She was seen wearing it in all the films she starred after 1968.
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 28, 2010, 11:22:57 AM
According to legend, Princess Margaret spotted the 39-carat Krupp diamond on Elizabeth Taylor's finger and exclaimed, "That's the most vulgar thing I've ever seen!". The actress offered to let the stylish royal try on the bauble, one of many dazzling gifts from fifth husband, Richard Burton. Watching the Princess' eyes sparkle as she examined the jewel, the quick-witted star famously quipped: "See? It's not so vulgar now, is it?".
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Post by: saqsay1 on September 28, 2010, 11:28:24 AM
not the greatest of photos of Liz in another tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 02, 2010, 09:44:44 PM
A Russian sapphire Diadem
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 02, 2010, 10:26:32 PM
one more
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 02, 2010, 10:52:46 PM
a fab sapphire parure by chaumet
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 02, 2010, 10:54:22 PM
the chaumet parure being worn by some unknown royals  ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 02, 2010, 10:59:01 PM
the portland sapphire and pearl tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 02, 2010, 11:00:04 PM
a lovely sapphire parure of floral design
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 02, 2010, 11:12:43 PM
Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 02, 2010, 11:14:15 PM
the complete parure
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 07, 2010, 07:49:31 AM
a kochert sapphire parure
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 07, 2010, 07:53:20 AM
A sapphire kokoshnik

a sapphire bandeau

a mellerio sapphire tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 07, 2010, 07:56:27 AM
no info on this first one


the second picture is of the Countess of Paris sapphire tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 07, 2010, 07:59:49 AM
the Duchess of Kent wearing a sapphire parure, which i believe, belonged to Queen Mary.

and a different sapphire tiara of unknown origin
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 07, 2010, 08:12:00 AM
Heres another tiara which has probably been buried in the Buckingham Palace vaults for decades. Last seen on Princess Margaret, this sapphire tiara is of russian origin (or at least the sapphire is).

Update: I just found this.
EMPRESS MARIE FEODOROVNA'S TIARA
A V-Shaped tiara with a large central sapphire, it used to be owned by Empress Marie Feodorovna of Russia. In 1928 it was bought by Queen Mary.
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 07, 2010, 09:55:47 AM
heres a close up of the luxembourg sapphire tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 07, 2010, 10:21:30 AM
this is a yellow sapphire necklace that supposedly converts into a tiara.
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 07, 2010, 10:29:10 AM
The Bismarck Sapphire gets its name from Countess Mona von Bismarck who owned the 98.6-carat deep blue Sri Lankan sapphire, since the time she purchased it, perhaps during her visit to Sri Lanka in 1926, which was one of the stopovers of her worldwide honeymoon cruise with her millionaire husband Harrison Williams, in his own steamer the Warrior, one of the largest and most expensive pleasure boats of time.

Characteristics of the gemstone
Combination of desirable characteristics in the sapphire
The Bismarck Sapphire is a 98.6-carat deep cornflower blue cushion-cut sapphire with a combination of desirable characteristics such as the deep cornflower blue color, well proportioned-cut, good transparency, and perfect clarity. Unlike the Logan Blue Sapphire which has an unusually large table, the Bismarck Sapphire has a smaller octagonal-shaped table.

 

Cutting of the Bismarck Sapphire
The fact that the cut is perfect and well proportioned shows that the sapphire had been re-cut either in the United States or Europe after it was purchased as a cut and polished stone in Sri Lanka, which has a cutting tradition as old as its ancient mining industry. Sri Lanka always sold its gemstones as cut and polished stones even in ancient times, and never sold any gemstones in the rough. But, one of the disadvantages of this ancient cutting industry, was that the cutters always tried to maximize for quantity at the expense of quality.

The re-cutting of the sapphire must have been done by the reputed jewelry firm Cartier’s, who set the sapphire as a pendant to a unique diamond and platinum necklace. In the year 1967, Countess Mona von Bismarck gifted the invaluable necklace to the National Museum of Natural History of the Smithsonian Institution.
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 07, 2010, 10:31:01 AM
this is a multi colored sapphire tiara by Cartier.........
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 07, 2010, 11:20:42 AM
another huge sapphire tiara of unknown origin.

a fab sapphire fringe necklace / tiara
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Post by: oldmancoyote on October 07, 2010, 07:08:59 PM
this is a multi colored sapphire tiara by Cartier.........

Um, no it's not. That seller has the bad habit of passing as genuinely signed things that are quite evidently not.
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 08, 2010, 09:33:18 AM
I think this is the picture of the real deal OMC..... The seller on ebay selling cheap knock offs had removed the ganimedes watermark. I asked him to send me a pic of the real thing and have yet to hear back from him.  :-\
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Post by: oldmancoyote on October 08, 2010, 09:59:07 AM
I'm talking OF ganimedes. That one is NOT a Cartier design...
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Post by: ah2bqat on October 08, 2010, 01:07:19 PM
I tried googling ganimedes, but no joy.  Is that a designer?
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 08, 2010, 05:58:39 PM
i thought ganimedes was like getty's. i thought it was a photo company.  ??? :-\
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Post by: oldmancoyote on October 08, 2010, 10:46:53 PM
To be honest, I don't know what they do. I have seen a number of images watermarked Ganimedes of jewellery that was incorrectly described, and my assumption was that it was a jeweller - not a particularly knowledgeable or honest one, but a jeweller. If they trade images, it may be more understandable but still quite annoying...
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 09, 2010, 05:11:01 PM
Here it is Ah2............. Finally an Opal tiara in a color picture!
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 09, 2010, 05:12:32 PM
I have no idea who made it, but to me, it looks kind of like a chaumet.

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Post by: oldmancoyote on October 09, 2010, 06:45:30 PM
It could be - the early 1900s were the golden (or perhaps platinum?) period of Chaumet, and they made a lot of pieces in the "garland" style, so it may well be theirs. Nice opals, in any case.
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 09, 2010, 07:42:57 PM
a few amethyst tiaras
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 09, 2010, 07:45:02 PM
I really like the 2nd one with the leaves
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 09, 2010, 07:47:35 PM
These Siberian amethysts were part of a present to Frances Anne, wife of the 3rd Marquess of Londonderry, in Vienna 1821 from Tsar Alexander I of Russia. He wanted to turn her head and gave her 14 of these highly rare and perfect Tsar-Amethysts. The best Russian amethysts come from Siberian mines, which were then owned by the Tsar. They are said to be the finest in the world because of the red and blue higlhights seen in the deep purple body colour of the stones.
Lady Londonderry was charmed by the amorous attentions of the Tsar and by the precious stones he heaped upon her but she manged to end the love affair innocent of guilt.... Frances Anne had the amethysts mounted as sleeve clasps and then as a chain which she sometimes wore as a tiara, but more usually across her dress, like the ribbon of an order.
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 09, 2010, 07:57:04 PM
since I mentioned Lady Londonderry, here are a couple of different versions of her tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 09, 2010, 08:05:59 PM
Condesa de paris wearing a Chaumet pearl tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 09, 2010, 08:10:28 PM
here's a rather funky looking old mine cut diamond and pearl.... kokoshnik?

and a peridot parure

and a peridot tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 09, 2010, 08:13:01 PM
 how about a few cameo tiaras?
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 09, 2010, 08:14:33 PM
both of these supposedly belonged to the Empress Josephine..........
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 09, 2010, 08:17:19 PM
an agate cameo tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 09, 2010, 08:26:09 PM
a citrine hair comb

a coral tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 09, 2010, 09:27:29 PM
this is Sophie Marceau the french actress playing Princess Isabelle in the movie Braveheart
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 09, 2010, 09:29:07 PM
this is the same Sophie Marceau as the muse for Chaumet.......... here she is wearing the bourbon parme tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 09, 2010, 09:31:47 PM
here is Anne hathaway as the princess in the movie The Princess Diaries... wearing a copy of the Bourbon Parme tiara....... yes, I know, I have way to much free time............  ;D
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Post by: ah2bqat on October 10, 2010, 09:23:01 PM
Here it is Ah2............. Finally an Opal tiara in a color picture!

 :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:  That's a beauty, and not a modern one.!
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 13, 2010, 12:46:59 AM
actress Cate Blanchett wore the tiara which later became Mette-Marit's wedding tiara in the movie "An ideal husband" (from 1999).
The jewelries used in the movie by the actresses were loaned from Asprey and Garrard. Mette-Marit's wedding tiara was a present from the King and Queen and was said to have been purchased in England. It must have been purchased two years after after the movie came out.
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 13, 2010, 07:58:27 AM
a couple of coral tiaras
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 13, 2010, 08:00:37 AM
a few more
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 14, 2010, 08:17:56 AM
This tiara of diamonds became Lillian Nordica's trademark. The coronet contained 233 diamonds set in platinum and was presented to her by her fans the night of "Lohengrin" at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City on April 15, 1896.

Nordica was a famous opera singer born in Farmington in 1857.

Tiffany & Co. of New York made the tiara.
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 14, 2010, 08:25:49 AM
heres a couple of kinda look a like tiaras........... this one kind of looks like Queen Victoria's Emerald tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 14, 2010, 08:30:19 AM
this one kind of looks like the poltimore and the Grand Duchess Vladimir's tiara..... this is a special order tiara for Princess Abamalek of Georgia (who knew us hillbillies had our very own princess  ;D). it was made by Boucheron / Basset
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 14, 2010, 08:39:48 AM
Princess Grace's Van Cleef and Arpels Ruby tiara, looks a lot like Queen Sophia's of Spains ruby parure
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 14, 2010, 08:44:58 AM
speaking of princess Grace.... I came across this picture. I'm not sure of this a tiara or just a hair ornament.
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 14, 2010, 08:55:02 AM
here are a few unusual tiaras. the first one wouldn't look so odd if she took off the top emerald IMO
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 14, 2010, 08:58:17 AM
no info on these
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 14, 2010, 09:21:51 AM
The Snow Princess:
Queen Astrid of Belgium (1905-1935)
By Art Beeche


At an evening ball, Astrid, a ravishing Swedish princess, danced all night with one of Europe's best looking princes, Leopold of Belgium. A little timid, Astrid did not dare look into the eyes of her handsome companion. Leopold's furtive eyes only made Astrid feel that all control was being lost to the charms of her dance partner. And as the night progressed, Leopold and Astrid never left each other's side.

Princess Astrid of Sweden was born on November 17, 1905. She was the youngest daughter of Prince Charles of Sweden, Duke of Vastergotland, and Princess Ingeborg of Denmark. Astrid's grandparents were King Oscar II of Sweden and King Frederick VIII of Denmark. Astrid's sister, Princess Martha, married the future King Olaf V of Norway. Her eldest sister, Princess Margaretha married Prince Axel of Denmark, while her only brother Prince Carl, Duke of Ostergotland, married morganatically.

Some months later, King Albert I and Queen Elisabeth of Belgium invited the press to the royal palace in Brussels. "The Queen and I, declared Albert, would like to announce to you the impending marriage between Prince Leopold, Duke of Brabant and the Princess Astrid of Sweden. We are convinced that the princess will bring joy and happiness to our son. Leopold and Astrid have decided to join their lives without any pressures or reasons of state. Theirs is a true union among people with the same inclinations." Queen Elisabeth, incorrigible romantic that she was, insisted in saying "It is a marriage of love...tell it to our people. Nothing was arranged. Not a single political consideration prevailed in our son's decision." Leopold and Astrid were married in Brussels on November 10, 1926.

Astrid was immediately adopted by the Belgians. She was tender, understanding and profoundly human. Her public and official engagements irradiated enthusiasm. Leopold was her most fervent admirer. The love shared by the young couple was evident to all. In more than one occasion people could see them holding hands, even during official engagements.
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 14, 2010, 09:24:40 AM
On October 11, 1927, the Duchess of Brabant gave birth to her first child: a beautiful baby baptized with the name of Josephine-Charlotte. Almost three years later, an heir was born. He was given the name of Baudouin in memory of his deceased great-uncle who was supposed to have been king. Josephine-Charlotte of Belgium married Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg; while Baudouin married doña Fabiola de Mora y Aragón. The couple's youngest child, Albert, married donna Paola Ruffo di Calabria and inherited the Belgian throne from his brother Baudouin in 1993. The present heir to the Belgian throne, Prince Philippe, is the eldest son of Albert and Paola.

In 1930, the Belgian press gave extensive coverage to the birth of the long awaited royal heir. Leopold was on his way to visit some areas away from Brussels when the Duchess of Brabant went into labor. The royal palace immediately sent him a telegram that reached Leopold at a stop during his journey. The royal palace's message announced the impending birth of the couple's second child. Without thinking twice about the day's engagements, Leopold returned to Brussels immediately.

Prince Leopold and King Albert walked anxiously in the garden at Stuyvenberg Palace while the Duchess of Brabant began her labor. Next to Astrid were her mother, Princess Ingeborg of Sweden, and her mother-in-law Queen Elisabeth. At 4:15 pm the royal physicians proudly announced the healthy birth of a little prince. The sound of cannon silenced the general happiness expressed by the people of Brussels.

At Stuyvenberg, not far away from Laeken Palace, the young Duchess of Brabant, raised in the simplicity of the Scandinavian courts, joyfully raised her growing family. At a small villa in the palace grounds, Astrid cooked for her family. And every time she could, Astrid would stroll along the Avenue Louise with her children. The Court Marshall vehemently protested against these promenades. "They break protocol," he would say. Yet in her simplicity, Astrid would retort by saying "But I'm just another mother, am I not?" She even went as far as joining the crowds during a military revue in an effort to see her promenading husband at the head of his regiment.

On February 23, 1934, just days after the tragic climbing accident which claimed King Albert's life, Leopold and Astrid made their solemn entry into Parliament. The new monarchs were accompanied by Josephine-Charlotte and Baudouin. Leopold swore allegiance to the country's constitution while claiming that he "would give myself entirely to the country." Astrid, transported by the events she was witnessing lifted her young son and offered him to the country. A new reign was inaugurated.

A few months later, on June 6, 1934, Astrid gave birth to yet another little prince, Albert. The popularity of the Belgian royal family new no bounds. Astrid's only regret was not being able to spend more time with the children. In August, 1935, the royal couple, accompanied by their two eldest children, traveled to their villa Haslihorn, on the shores of Lake Geneva, Switzerland. The placid vacation allowed Leopold and Astrid to spend considerable time walking and climbing in the countryside. The day before their return to Brussels, Leopold and Astrid decided to go for one last excursion. Like his father, Leopold was an avid mountaineer, and had climbed the Dolomites several times. The children had already returned to Brussels.
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 14, 2010, 09:37:51 AM
Queen Astrid and King Léopold III stayed behind for a few days after the children had been sent back to Belgium. The accident happened when the King, who was behind the wheel, took his eyes off the road for a brief look at the map. The car veered out from the narrow road, down into a meadow, ending in the water. The passengers were thrown out and Queen Astrid was killed when she landed with her head against a tree.Witnesses recalled a single scream, "Astrid," as a devastated Leopold held her bloodied body next to his chest.

Queen Astrid was 29 years old and had been queen for merely 553 days. She was pregnant with her 4th child.

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Post by: saqsay1 on October 14, 2010, 10:51:34 AM
The crown for the winner of the 2008 Miss Universe contest has been created by a line from Vietnamese jewelry company Phu Nhuan Jewelry (PNJ), CAO Fine Jewelry. Worth $120,000. It is made out of 18 karat white and yellow gold. Apart from this, more than 1,000 precious stones and gems including 555 white diamonds (30 carats total), 375 cognac diamonds (14 carats), 10 smoky quartz crystals (20 carats) and 19 morganite gemstones (60 carats) have been used for embellishment purpose. Even the color of the crown carries special significance. The yellowish shine of the gold represents the thriving economy of Vietnam, whereas the white, light pink and cognac stand for inspiration
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 14, 2010, 11:18:29 AM
In 2002, master pearl designer Mikimoto became the official jewelry sponsor of the Miss Universe Organization, creating all three crowns and tiaras since then, which includes the crown for Miss Teen USA, Miss USA and Miss Universe. The radiant and lustrous Miss Universe crown, shown here, features one 18mm size pearl, the most rare and largest pearl created by any oyster. The crown also has 500 diamonds, totaling almost 30 carats and 120 Akoya and South Sea pearls and is valued at $250,000. The design takes inspiration from the phoenix, the gorgeous and majestic bird with breathtaking gold and red plumage. In mythology, the phoenix has been associated with immortality and rebirth because of stories that it regenerates when wounded by a foe and that at some point the bird will ignite its nest and both nest and bird will burn fiercely and be reduced to ashes, from which a new, young phoenix arises. Following that association, Mikimoto used the plumes of the rising phoenix to symbolize eternal beauty, status and power.
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 14, 2010, 11:21:38 AM
here are 2 mikimoto crown's made in 18k gold with pearls and diamonds
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 14, 2010, 11:26:58 AM
who knew Mikimoto has their own line of tiaras?
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 14, 2010, 11:31:10 AM
not all are made with pearls... here are some diamond and sapphire ones
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 14, 2010, 11:33:35 AM
one more diamond and a vintage cameo type circa 1810
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 18, 2010, 01:56:51 PM
here are a few more Japanese royal family tiaras
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 18, 2010, 01:59:30 PM
a few more
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 18, 2010, 02:02:26 PM
one more
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 18, 2010, 02:49:18 PM
Here are some tiaras featuring, of all things, clovers........... most of them are from prussia but not all. I googled the significance of the clover in Prussia and found nothing...  :-\
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 18, 2010, 02:50:43 PM
a couple more
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 18, 2010, 02:56:13 PM
The Hannover Clover tiara  ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 18, 2010, 03:00:32 PM
and a few more prussian tiaras that aren't clovers
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 18, 2010, 03:08:13 PM
here are a few more Hannover tiaras. No details on these
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 18, 2010, 03:26:51 PM
The 'Columbian Emerald Tiara' belonged to a suite of jewels made for Tsarina Alexandra and her sister, the Grand Duchess Elizabeth feodorovna.
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 18, 2010, 03:30:54 PM
The tiara is set with 5 columbian emeralds of intense color and made by Bolin in 1900
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 18, 2010, 06:32:45 PM
the Cartier wave tiara ...looks more like a chevron to me  ::)
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 18, 2010, 06:39:09 PM
Maria Feodorovna (26 November 1847 – 13 October 1928), born Princess Dagmar of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg and later Princess Dagmar of Denmark, was Empress consort of Russia as spouse of Emperor Alexander III. She was the second daughter of King Christian IX of Denmark and Louise of Hesse-Cassel. Among her children was the last Russian monarch, Emperor Nicholas II, whom she outlived by ten years.

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Post by: saqsay1 on October 18, 2010, 06:40:21 PM
Dagmar wearing the Cartier wave as a necklace
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Post by: oldmancoyote on October 18, 2010, 07:09:18 PM
I wonder if the "nail on the head" spiked helmet of the German soldiers in WWI (uniform adopted from the Prussian army) is derived from a clover, or if the clover is an attempt at softening the martial spike... but looking at the photo of the Kaiserin, I can see the similarity ;)

I think the "waves" are the lower parts - two overlapping wave crests give the "chevron" effect. Quite why they called it wave rather than chevron, I don't know, but perhaps it sounds more romantic?

Where do you find all these images?!?!??!?!?

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Post by: saqsay1 on October 19, 2010, 08:18:27 AM
Where do you find all these images?!?!??!?!?


I'm glad you asked OMC........

originally, I started out with simple google searches, but quickly ran out of material. then I figured out that googling in foreign languages proved to be a treasure trove of information. after all, who knows more about european royalty, than europeans?
 apparently, I'm not the only one obsessed with tiaras and royal jewels. most of the sights are in french, german, and italian, but a few are in spanish, russian and even japanese. as I've stated before, the translations are not always clear, which is why I try to find the info in english once I know the name of the tiara or the person that wears a certain tiara.
I think I have exhausted most of the sights, but still have hundreds of photos on my laptop that I haven't uploaded yet (webmistress most be cringing at the thought). My husband says that I should start my own blog, but to be honest, I don't know how. that, and I have put so many hours looking for photos to post here, that I would hate to have to start over again. I only hope that David doesn't mind my posting all these pics on his website. I know it takes up a lot of room.... but on the upside... while googling certain tiaras, I have found this forum on several occasions. Hopefully, it attracts potential customers.
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 19, 2010, 09:21:07 AM
' La Paiva'
Esther Lachmann, later Pauline Thérèse Lachmann, later Mme Villoing, later Mme la Marquise de Païva, later Countess Henckel von Donnersmarck, and generally known as la Païva (7 May 1819 - 21 January 1884) was the most successful of 19th century French courtesans. She was known for decadent parties given at the Hôtel de la Païva, her luxurious mansion at the Champs-Elysees in Paris, which became a symbol of the Second Empire, an exemplar of the taste of the time.

She was born to Jewish parents of Polish ancestry in the Moscow ghetto, where her parents Martin Lachmann, a weaver, and his wife Anna Amalie Klein had taken refuge. On 11 August 1836, aged seventeen, she married Antoine Villoing, a tailor. Together they had one son. Esther fled the marriage, and took up residence in the slums of Paris, near the Eglise Saint-Paul, assuming the name Thérèse, and set about trying to find a rich suitor.

  she met a Portuguese marquis, Albino Francesco de Païva-Araujo. Her first husband had died of consumption, so she was free to marry the marquis on 5 June 1851, acquiring a fortune, a title, and her nickname, La Païva. The day following, Horace de Viel-Castel wrote, she told her husband,
   "You wanted to sleep with me, and you've done so, by making me your wife. You have given me your name, I acquitted myself last night. I have behaved like an honest woman, I wanted a position, and I've got it, but all you have is a prostitute for a wife. You can't take me anywhere, and you can't introduce me to anyone. We must therefore separate. You go back to Portugal. I shall stay here with your name, and remain a whore."
    And, indeed, the marquis returned to Portugal, leaving her behind. The marriage was not annulled until 16 August 1871, and the marquis shot himself in 1872.


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Post by: saqsay1 on October 19, 2010, 09:25:13 AM
Cornelia Otis Skinner wrote that one of La Païva's conquests was a banker of whom she demanded twenty banknotes of one thousand francs each - which, she stipulated, he must burn one by one during their lovemaking. The banker decided to substitute counterfeit banknotes. Even so, the sight of their incineration was so unnerving that he could not accomplish his part of the tryst.

According to Richardson's biography, La Païva was hard and unforgiving to her many servants, and she once shot a horse that had thrown her off.[1]

Her final conquest was Guido Henckel von Donnersmarck, a famously rich Prussian count eleven years her junior, who gave her the Château de Pontchartrain in Seine-et-Oise and the famous yellow Donnersmarck diamonds. She married him on 28 October 1871. With his money, she erected the most elegant mansion in Paris, the Hôtel de la Païva at the Champs-Elysees, designed by Pierre Manguin. Viel-Castel says she regularly wore some two million francs' worth of diamonds, pearls and other gems.




Henckel-Donnersmarck waterfall Diadem
made by either Chaumet or Boucheron , i got conflicting information
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 19, 2010, 09:31:17 AM
It was widely believed, though never proved that she and her husband were asked to leave France in 1877 on suspicion of espionage. In any case, they went to live in Henckel's castle at Neudeck in Upper Silesia; he had a second estate at Hochdorf in Lower Silesia.

She died at their castle in Neudeck on 21 January 1884, aged 64. According to legend, her husband preserved her body in embalming fluid, which was later discovered by his next wife


Geneva, SWITZERLAND: Above a painting of 'La Paiva', a model holds the Donnersmarck Diamonds a cushion-shaped diamond weighing 102.54 carats (L) and a pear-shaped diamond weighting 82.48 carats at a preview 08 May 2007 in Geneva. Each exceptional yellow stones which come from the family of Count Guido Henckel von Donnermarck and were worn by 'La Paiva' a celebrated courtesan in 19th century in Paris are expected to fetch 1.8 to 2.4 million Swiss Francs (USD 1.5 to 2 Million) in Sotheby's auction on 17 May
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 21, 2010, 10:20:56 AM
some of the  Alba  family tiaras
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 21, 2010, 10:22:52 AM
this is the current Duquesa de Alba

what I wanna know, is how does one go from this?
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 21, 2010, 10:24:57 AM
to this................... ?  :tard:
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Post by: oldmancoyote on October 21, 2010, 11:19:37 AM
Age, botox, collagen and a sense of humour (or total lack of it)?
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Post by: ah2bqat on October 21, 2010, 12:19:05 PM
Sometimes, it just amazing what we CAN'T see in our own mirrors.  If there are any left in the house.
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Post by: oldmancoyote on October 21, 2010, 12:40:58 PM
...not too many left in hers, if she pulls those faces frequently...
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Post by: clgwli on October 21, 2010, 01:09:39 PM
Interestingly I saw some pictures of her over time and she did look good not too long ago it seems.  Sometimes people really don't know when to stop.

Kind of like the Henckel-Donnersmarck waterfall Diadem, someone didn't know when too much was too much when designing it!
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Post by: DiamondsAreForever on October 21, 2010, 03:33:22 PM
Oh, My!
When I first saw the "after" picture, I thought someone had photoshop-aged the woman who has had numerous surgeries to look like a cat.  Then, I had to go back and forth between the two pictures to make sure it was the same person. She's beautiful in the first picture, and the tiara is fab.
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Post by: ah2bqat on October 21, 2010, 03:38:56 PM
Lesson learned:  Natural beats artifical the longer you stick around.  Works well with diamonds, too.  ;D

Of course, if you plan to die young and leave a beautiful corpse, well then, all bets are off.
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 22, 2010, 07:22:04 AM
I think your right DAF....... she DOES look a lot like the cat lady. If you google her name, 90% of the pics are the most unflattering photos out there. It seems like the press tries to take the most awful pics possible. Poor thing got hit with the ugly stick. she should sue her plastic surgeon.
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 22, 2010, 07:58:12 AM
Queen Marie-Jose of italy's seed pearl tiara. this one recently came up for auction. I have no idea what it sold for.
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 22, 2010, 08:08:06 AM
A seed pearl diadem arranged as a garland of  wild roses. This jewel is emblematic of the pleasure and pain of Love.
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 22, 2010, 08:10:16 AM
Here are some diadems from antiquity. the first 2 are greek.
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 22, 2010, 08:19:55 AM
Golden decorated crown, funerary or marriage material, 370–360 BC. From a grave in Armento (Campania).
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 22, 2010, 08:27:32 AM
Description: Diadem consisting of twisted road and lozenge shaped plaques
Material(s): Gold
Date of Object: Mid-5th century BC
Origin: Colchian
National museum of Georgia
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 22, 2010, 08:43:56 AM
the first one is the Tilla Kosh diadem from Bukhara Uzbekistan

The second is from Pakistan
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 22, 2010, 08:50:14 AM
Sarmation Diadem

Khokhlach Burial Mound, near Novocherkassk

1st century AD

Gold, garnet, glass, turquoise, almandine, pearls

L 61 cm, h (with a frieze) 15 cm

The diadem consists of three hinged parts, the whole surface inlaid with garnet and glass. In the centre is an amethyst bust of a woman wearing a tunic and crowned with a gold wreath inlaid with almandine. The upper edge of the diadem is decorated with a figurative frieze representing a ritual scene of sacred animals processing towards the Tree of Life. The lower edge is decorated with pendants bearing rosettes rimmed with gold beads, pearls and small placques.

This diadem is a typical example of the eclectic art which combed both Classical features and elements of Sarmatian art. It was intended for ritual use and was associated with the cult of fertility.

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Post by: saqsay1 on October 22, 2010, 08:57:54 AM
# 1 Items of personal adornment from the Nile Valley are an important part of the history of jewelry. More than mere body ornament, jewelry in ancient Egypt was used to display rank, proclaim wealth, and designate social status. It was also fashioned into powerful amulets, objects of barter and trade, accouterments of daily attire, diplomatic gifts, military honors, and propagandistic tools.




 # 2 is an Inlaid Diadem with Vulture and Cobra Uraeus
Dynasty 18, reign of Tutankhamun (1332-1322 BC)
Egyptian Museum, Cairo

Howard Carter may have thought he'd reached the end of the treasures covering Tutankhamun's mummified body when he found the pharaoh's inimitable death mask. However there was one more beauty to behold, in the shape of the boy-king's amazing gold diadem, or crown. The magnificent piece closely resembles that depicted in two scenes inscribed on Tut's small gold shrine, and carries both the vulture and the cobra symbols, which indicate rule over Upper and Lower Egypt. The crown would have been worn to keep the king's wig in place, and was a lavish evolution of the simple headbands that were worn during Old Kingdom times to keep hair away from the eyes. The golden headband is adorned with carnelian rounds, and hang down at the back as what are known as streamers, both decorated the same way as the rest
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 22, 2010, 09:08:35 AM
Egyptian Diadem or Crown in the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Funerary Equipment Belonging to Three Foreign Wives of Thutmose III

In this gallery one of the most comprehensive surviving sets of ancient Egyptian jewelry is exhibited. It was discovered, together with the vessels and other objects displayed , in a rock-cut cave situated high up in the desert mountain cliffs of the Wady Gabbanat el-Qurud in western Thebes. The find encompassed the remains of the burials of three minor wives of King Thutmose III whose names, Maruta, Manhata, and Manuwai, written on the canopic jars, libation vessels and heart scarabs, are not Egyptian but in all probability Semitic. Maruta may, in fact, be the hieroglyphic version of the familiar Hebrew and Aramaic name Marta.

According to the custom of the time the three women must have entered the pharaoh's household in the course of political transactions with a foreign ruler somewhere in the Levant. After a life in Egypt the three women were buried together according to Egyptian burial customs.

The item displayed in this case was made for the funeral of the three ladies. Many of them fall easily into sets of three. But lacking inscriptions we do not know which queens owned which.


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Post by: saqsay1 on October 22, 2010, 09:34:16 AM
Diadem of Princess Khnumet
Material: Silver, Gold, Carnelian, Lapis Lazuli, Turquoise
Size: Circumference 64 cm
Location: Dashur, Funerary Complex of Amenemhet II, Tomb of Khnumet
Excavation: J. De Morgan Excavations of 1895
Period: 12th Dynasty, Reign of Amenemhet II (1929-1892 BC)
 

An interesting design, this diadem is composed of eight horizontal decorative elements and the same number of vertical elements alternating to create a harmonious form. Each of the horizontal elements is centered around rosette, the carnelian nucleus of which is surrounded by fourteen turquoise petals that stand out against a background of lapis lazuli.

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Post by: saqsay1 on October 22, 2010, 09:40:50 AM
Gold diadem embellished with blue, green, red, and white enameled flowers;
from a tomb at Canossa, 3rd century BC
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 22, 2010, 09:48:11 AM
Jewelry taken from Queen Puabi's tomb at Ur in ancient Sumeria, 3rd millennium BC.
The various pieces  of the crown could be arranged in several different ways
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 22, 2010, 09:49:21 AM
The flattened skull and jewelry of Queen Puabi just as it was found in her tomb at Ur in Sumeria -
where Sarah and Abraham were born. Notice, too, her perfect teeth...
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Post by: oldmancoyote on October 22, 2010, 02:09:09 PM
The amazing thing is the quality of the enamelling and of the casting and chasing. I don't think we could do much better today. And some of these pieces are 5000 years old.
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 25, 2010, 10:39:44 AM
here's a few more ancient golden wreath tiaras / hair ornaments.
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 25, 2010, 10:41:06 AM
a few more
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 25, 2010, 10:48:10 AM
a few more
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 25, 2010, 10:56:42 AM
a few more. the bottom one is egyptian
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 25, 2010, 10:59:24 AM
2 more
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 25, 2010, 11:01:56 AM
a greek golden headband

and a golden wreath with rose buds it could be modern  :-\
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 25, 2010, 11:06:28 AM
a gold tiara decorated with cloisonne and dipped enamles set with agates,and glass beads. made by castellani 1867. this tiara is a pastiche of a tiara made in the 3rd century B.C. and is now in the Louvre in Paris.
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 25, 2010, 11:25:22 AM
The Devonshire Parure

a suite of monumental pieces of jewelry by C.F. Hancock for Countess of Granville to wear to Moscow when her husband represented Queen Victoria at the coronation of Tsar Alexander II in 1856.

  A Medieval and Renaissance inspired design.The tiara is decorated with enamel and once held large diamonds. The 21 gems which adorn this tiara culminate in a cameo of Aurora in her biga drawing back the clouds of night.
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 25, 2010, 11:42:08 AM
an italian tiara made in the roman taste as a garland of roses cut from sheet gold. c. 1815. made with turqouise, pink topaz, emeralds, diamonds amethysts and pearls
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 25, 2010, 11:48:50 AM
GEORGES FOUQUET (1862-1957)


Important aquamarine enamel dragon brooch/tiara (1903 France)

Description / Expertise
Important articulated iridescent enamel & aquamarine dragon Attr. Georges Fouquet, Paris, c1903. Believed to be enamelled by Etienne Tourette for Georges Fouquet, Paris.
Gemstones: Aquamarines est 95.00ct, 3.55ct,3.25ct, 1.33ct, 0.20ct. Total 102ct

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Post by: oldmancoyote on October 25, 2010, 05:50:45 PM
Masterpiece of goldsmithing and enamelling, but I still would not like having a winged serpent that swallows a big rock as a diadem, Fouquet or no Fouquet.
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 26, 2010, 05:43:45 AM
Aquamarine and diamond tiara made by Georges Fouquet, 1910

your post OMC, made me wonderr what else georges fouquet has made in way of tiaras. surprisingly, he has made a few aquamarine tiaras. this one looks like it has enamel in it as well.

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Post by: saqsay1 on October 26, 2010, 05:45:12 AM
The Kent Aquamarine tiara is by Fouquet as well.
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 26, 2010, 05:54:00 AM
this is another fouquet necklace / tiara. his enameling is fabulous.
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Post by: ah2bqat on October 26, 2010, 09:57:55 AM
Love, LOVE, LOVE Fouquet's work.  But then, consider his circle of 'friends' - like Alphonse Mucha.  Someday I'd love to visit his 'shop' Bijouterie, which was designed by Mucha, and was moved and rebuilt inside the Musee Carnavalet in Paris.   :heart2:

BTW, If I'm not mistaken the flowers are opal mosaics.  2cd opal tiara!  whoohoo!
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 27, 2010, 02:24:29 PM
I have another color picture of an opal tiara for you Ah2. as soon as I can dig it up.
  also, the lalique mermaid tiara posted awhile back with the huge white stones is made of opal too....... I saw a better picture of it where you can actually see the colors. unfortunately, I haven't been able to find that better pic since. my bad. :-\
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 27, 2010, 02:31:32 PM
In the mean time ........... here is a lalique necklace made with  enamel, gold, opals, amethysts. with a nude female figure ;D. the amethyst is at the womans feet, with 2 black swans. other wise I would say this could be a necklace / tiara.
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 28, 2010, 10:19:02 AM
here are a few more enamel tiaras
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 28, 2010, 10:21:24 AM
The first one is russian enamel floral tiara . hmmm now that i look at it, they could be porcelain flowers.  :-\

the second one Vever
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 28, 2010, 10:25:21 AM
A Tiffany dragonfly tiara.

the second is a pink sapphire and moonstone butterfly tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 28, 2010, 10:29:35 AM
a few more Cartier tiaras
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 28, 2010, 10:31:13 AM
a couple more
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 28, 2010, 10:37:55 AM
 Cartier
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 28, 2010, 10:39:30 AM
headphones by Cartier......  ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 28, 2010, 10:44:51 AM
a fab Cartier kokoshnik. I wish I had more info about this one, but no joy.
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 28, 2010, 10:54:29 AM
a couple of Cartier bandeaus c. 1920's
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 28, 2010, 10:58:16 AM
Baden Cartier tiara

Rosebery Cartier Tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 28, 2010, 11:04:10 AM
cartier diadem with pearls
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 28, 2010, 11:09:17 AM
I ran out of cartier Tiaras for now, but wanted to show you all the Cartier FY Hooker necklace


This suite of jewelry was designed by Cartier, Inc. in the late 1980s. The necklace has 50 starburst-cut fancy yellow diamonds set in yellow gold that range in size from 1.0-20 carats and total approximately 245 carats. The matching ear clips each feature a 25.3 carat yellow diamond surrounded by baguette and pear shaped colorless diamonds. The ring showcases a 61.12 carat fancy yellow diamond flanked by triangular cut colorless diamonds. This suite of fancy colored diamond jewelry was a gift of Mrs. Janet Annenberg Hooker to the Smithsonian in 1994.
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Post by: clgwli on October 28, 2010, 01:50:32 PM
I think that last set is stunning.  I really also like the those two Cartie Bandeaus :)
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 28, 2010, 03:03:54 PM
This is Queen Sirikit of Thailand
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 28, 2010, 03:06:51 PM
she has some fabulous tiaras. this is her fringe tiara. in the first photo, she is wearing it thai-style.
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 28, 2010, 03:10:09 PM
Queen Sirikit's sapphire parure
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 28, 2010, 03:16:50 PM
Queen Sirikit with the hongsa shoulder clips of diamond birds. I have googled away, but haven't been able to find out what they mean.
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 28, 2010, 03:19:27 PM
this is a typical thai-style tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 28, 2010, 03:25:21 PM
Queen Sirikit's daughter wearing a thai style tiara. to bad she didn't inherit her mom's good looks.
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Post by: oldmancoyote on October 28, 2010, 04:34:35 PM
Close relative of Princess Margaret?
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 28, 2010, 05:05:46 PM
are you refering to lady sarah chatto? or perhaps princess anne?  ;D
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Post by: oldmancoyote on October 28, 2010, 05:09:46 PM
All close relatives... and this little guy must be a relative too ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 31, 2010, 08:57:37 AM
a few more star tiaras
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 31, 2010, 08:59:18 AM
 a few more
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 31, 2010, 09:02:25 AM
a few more
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 31, 2010, 09:05:53 AM
a star tiara circa 1912
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 31, 2010, 09:06:55 AM
an unusual ruby star tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 31, 2010, 09:12:42 AM
portugese stars. I can't tell if this is a convertible star necklace / tiara, or the necklace that goes with the maria pia star tiara from awhile back.
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 31, 2010, 09:16:59 AM
a close up of another ruby star tiara. this one belongs to the Infanta Eulalia.
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 31, 2010, 09:20:41 AM
Marie Bonaparte wearing a star tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 31, 2010, 09:22:42 AM
heres a close up of that killer necklace on Eugenie De Grece, above on the right. I'm not certain, but I think this necklace may now be in the Louvre in Paris.
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 31, 2010, 09:27:49 AM
A Lalique star tiara and Queen Anne Marie of Greece wearing star hair clips.
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 31, 2010, 09:28:55 AM
Hedy Lamarr wearing a star headpiece.  ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 31, 2010, 02:28:47 PM
 I almost forgot that I was saving some Chaumet Spiderweb tiaras.......
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 31, 2010, 02:41:58 PM
a couple more.
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Post by: saqsay1 on October 31, 2010, 02:48:18 PM
   >:D  Happy Halloween  >:D
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Post by: oldmancoyote on October 31, 2010, 05:14:31 PM
...from Damien Hirst!
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 03, 2010, 08:41:19 AM
This is Anita Delgado. Born in 1890 in Malaga, Spain. By the age of 16, she was a well sought-after flamenco dancer, admired for her beauty, grace and youthful talent. Painters wanted to paint her, and men just plain wanted her.


In 1906, as she performed in ceremonies to celebrate the marriage of the Spanish king, she caught the eye of a visiting dignatry, Jagatjit Singh, the Maharaja of Kapurthala. She was 16, he was 34. After 2 years of courtship, finishing school and French lessons sponsored by the Maharaja, Delgado left behind her work and her life in Spain to live in opulence in the Himalayan foothills, as Maharani Prem Kaur of Kapurthala.
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 03, 2010, 08:45:05 AM
Like any respectable royal, she became a discerning collector of opulent jewelry. Delgado's favourite piece, she has always expressed, is this juggernaut of an emerald, shaped like a crescent, and flanked by swirls and cascades of diamonds.

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Post by: saqsay1 on November 03, 2010, 08:50:48 AM
Story is that the gorgeous chunk of emerald used to belong to the Maharaja's oldest elephant, and when Delgado saw it on him (the elephant), she felt it was just too gorgeous to be on an elephant, and asked the Maharaja if she could have it. The Maharaja must have thought, "Why on earth would you want that?" But he told her she could have it, only if she studied her Hindi properly. A year later, she became fluent in the language, and the Maharaja kept his promise.

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Post by: saqsay1 on November 03, 2010, 08:56:19 AM
For almost eighteen years, Anita Delgado remained the Maharaja's fifth and favourite wife. Then it all went horribly wrong and this is where it all gets iffy. What her camp is saying, is that the Maharaja started having affairs, and she, feeling neglected, started her own - with her stepson, the Maharaja's son with an older wife, and who was the same age as Delgado. His camp would rather paint a picture of an opportunistic social ladder climber, who lived a scandalously lavish life, and that it was her "misbehavin'" that drove the Maharaja to other women...

Fact is, a movie was slated to begin shooting in 2006, about Anita Delgado's amazing story from poorly educated flamenco dancer to Maharani of Kapurthala. Penelope Cruz bought the rights to the story and is all set to play Delgado, but because the story fits the Delgado camp, the current Maharaja of Kapurthala is preventing the film from being materialised, in order to preserve the good name of his great-grandfather...

Invariably, most of her other pieces of jewelry were jaw-dropping opulent and oh-so-gorgeous. Many pieces were of designs influenced by the belle epoque and art deco movements in Europe, and brought to life by the finest jewelry craftsmen in Punjab.




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Post by: saqsay1 on November 03, 2010, 11:17:05 AM
Discovered the secret of the new tiara Letizia
He was one of the best kept secrets but accusations of wasting money in times of economic crisis forced the authors of the new jewel of the Princess Letizia to reveal the true story
 
In July this year a new controversy reached the Spanish royal family. The Princess of Asturias hid a tiara of pearls and diamonds that Prince Philip would have offered him in 2009 when the economic crisis has snapped in Spain on the occasion of their fifth wedding anniversary celebrated on May 22, 2004. Speculation increased without the Royal Family has made any comment about the controversy so nice.

The new tiara of Princess Letizia
DR
This week the magazine Hola gives an account of the true story about the new tiara of Princess Letizia. Unlike what was reportedly the tiara, which has 450 diamonds encrusted pearls and ten, was not a gift to that prince will one day be queen Spain. The tiara was made for the Princess of Asturias at the initiative of Ansorena house, known as the jewelers of the queens of Spain.

The family of jewelers, who gave the tiara to Princess in 2006, kept the secret for years, but the information came to know is causing many speculations. Troubled by the lack of veracity of some stories around the new jewel of the Princess, the jewelers of that house Ansorena felt compelled to tell the true story of the already controversial tiara.  "Tiara was not ordered by D. Felipe de Borbón . The idea came from our father, who made this decision on the same day he married the princes. That's why for us the value of the crown was only symbolic, " says the Hola Elena Ansorena Mato, director of the prestigious house jeweler.  

Letizia So far have not turned to jewelry, having only shown in some gala dinners, the central part of the same: a fleur de lis white gold and diamonds, which can be separated from tiara to be used as a brooch.

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Post by: saqsay1 on November 03, 2010, 11:20:26 AM
can you tell the above article was translated from portugese?  ;D

here's another ansorena tiara. this one does not belong to letezia
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 04, 2010, 09:01:57 AM

Diadem
Artist:
 
Anonymous (Byzantine)

Date (Period):
 
4th-5th century (Late Antique)

Medium:
 
gold, amethyst, emeralds

Measurements:
 
L: 12 1/4 x W: 1 1/8 in. (31.1 x 2.86 cm)


 Description
Byzantine craftsmen revived the Hellenistic tradition of incorporating multicolored gemstones in jewelry, which was not common during the Roman imperial period. The ten sections of this openwork diadem were each adorned with a central gem and pearls, now missing. The diadem was sewn onto a headband of leather or cloth with holes so wearers could adjust the size. Similar pieces were also worn as neckbands. This example would most likely have been worn by members of the imperial family as its amethysts evoke the imperial color purple.
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 04, 2010, 09:05:34 AM
ancient greek diadem
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 04, 2010, 09:08:40 AM
a few more archeological  revival diadems
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 04, 2010, 09:11:51 AM
 
I think this one is called the Windsor tiara. no other info  :-[
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 04, 2010, 09:12:53 AM
Johann Conrad Philipp Geiss (attrib.)
Berlin ironwork tiara
Metal -- Iron (cast), Glass -- Enamel
Diam. 16.5
HCL 011
Personal ornament
A Berlin ironwork tiara in cast iron, c. 1825. It has a crescent-shaped band decorated with gothic architectural motifs; from this spring five decorated circles topped by five miniature gothic windows. Between these there is an acanthus leaf decoration, one leaf of which is damaged. This tiara, though not signed, is almost certainly by Johann C.P. Geiss, as it compares in detail with a well-documented Geiss necklace now in the Kunstgewerbe Museum in Berlin-Kopenick. Tiaras are very rare among surviving examples of Berlin ironwork jewellery.
 

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Post by: saqsay1 on November 04, 2010, 09:18:28 AM
Oval cameos are surrounded by pierced ivy leaves in this ironwork tiara, made in Berlin c. 1900. It is part of a parure, which includes a necklace, two iron bracelets, and a set of neo-gothic earrings. It’s all selling at Christie’s in Amsterdam on March 31, with an estimate of $2700.
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 04, 2010, 09:20:17 AM
Just when you've thought you've seen everything..... how about a smokey quartz parure  ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 04, 2010, 09:41:02 AM
A Garnet tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 04, 2010, 09:43:15 AM
The first pic is Queen Maria Pia wearing a citrine (or golden topaz) diadem


the 2nd is an unk royal wearing a citrine tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 04, 2010, 09:47:18 AM
OPALS!!! :love1:
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Post by: ah2bqat on November 04, 2010, 09:58:17 AM
YUM!!!!  Love those dangling doodlebobbers on #2.  How I'd love to see these guys in person.  Pictures just don't do opals justice in most cases.
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 04, 2010, 10:24:45 AM
I agree Ah2, you can't really appreciate opals in photographs unless they are black opals. I have yet to see a black opal tiara.

anyway, here is another version of that opal garland drop tiara. I also saw it with, what I think were emerald drops, but couldn't be sure because of the black and white photo. This is my fav or all the tiaras......
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Post by: DiamondsAreForever on November 04, 2010, 12:10:56 PM
Opals! awwwwwwwwwwww...
I wish...

The emeralds of the Maharani are gorgeous, too.
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 08, 2010, 10:20:14 AM
Ruby, diamond and 18 karat yellow gold tiara, with 57 round diamond weighing 7.70 carats, 1 old European cut diamonds weighing 0.45 carats and 47 round rubies weighing 4.25 carats . Circa 1940’s.
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 08, 2010, 10:22:33 AM
Tiara - Diamond and silver over gold tiara, the central motif in the shape of a sunburst with 1 old Mine cut diamond weighing 0.95 carats 23 old mine cut diamonds weighing 2.70 carats and 237 rose cut diamonds weighing 3.45 carats. Total weight 7.10 carats. Victorian. Circa 1890.
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 08, 2010, 10:25:00 AM
 assorted unknown tiaras  ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 08, 2010, 10:27:20 AM
 8)
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 08, 2010, 10:32:06 AM
a few more
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 08, 2010, 10:36:23 AM
some bandeau style tiaras. the last one looks like it has FY diamonds in it
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 08, 2010, 10:45:35 AM
I really like this first one, the 1950's fan tiara.

 the second is called the arcade tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 08, 2010, 10:49:17 AM
a few more belle epoque
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 08, 2010, 10:51:04 AM
2 more
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 09, 2010, 08:28:47 AM
Princess Marie-Louise 1872-1956 a grand daughter of Queen Victoria who lived through 6 reigns. Photographed by Cecil Beaton in 1953. She made a disastrous marriage to Prince Aribet Anhalt, which was annulled againest her will . the prince was said to have been caught in bed with a male servant .
   In December 1900, her father-in-law used his prerogative as reigning Duke of Anhalt to annul the marriage. Princess Marie Louise, on an official visit to Canada at the time, immediately returned to Britain. According to her memoirs, she regarded her marriage vows as binding, so she never remarried. Her memoirs do, however, indicate rage over her marital experience and an obvious dislike of her former husband.

The Anhalt honeysuckle tiara. It was sold by Christie's in 1974 for 12,000.00 gbp
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 09, 2010, 08:50:57 AM
Princess Marie- Louise's Indian tiara. made by Cartier.
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Post by: DiamondsAreForever on November 09, 2010, 09:02:26 AM
Saqsay, you really need to publish a book on this subject.  and, Oh, those pears on that Indian Tiara, just lovely.
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 09, 2010, 09:04:27 AM
The Duchess of teck's Rose and Cresent tiara. This is one of the front runners for Kate Middleton when and if she becomes the next royal Princess.
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 09, 2010, 09:11:03 AM
the perfect lead in for the Teck circle necklace/tiara  ;D

I think Camilla may be sporting this necklace now  :-\
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 09, 2010, 09:15:32 AM
Saqsay, you really need to publish a book on this subject.  and, Oh, those pears on that Indian Tiara, just lovely.

Actually DAF, I was thinking the same thing. a lot of these photos are so old. It would be nice to re photograph them. especially the ones that haven't been seen in ages like the teck rose and cresent. I think the last one to wear it was a very young QEII.
Do you think the royals would open the royal vaults for a yokel like me?  ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 09, 2010, 09:19:58 AM
Here is another front runner for Kate Middleton to wear.

this is the Strathmore Rose tiara. Another fab tiara that has been buried in the Queen's vaults for decades.

the gossip on the royal forums is Prince William's bride will probably wear one of these ( the cresecent or strathmore).
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 11, 2010, 11:37:30 AM
this tiara is called the Bessborough Tiara. I was surprised to see that it is being worn in this photo by Rose Kennedy. I had no idea, until after posting it.  anyway, here is the caption that accompanies the picture.


Rose Kennedy, wife of newly-appointed American ambassador to Great Britain, Joseph Kennedy, is shown at center with two of her daughters, Kathleen "Kick" Kennedy (l) and Rosemary Kennedy, at their 1938 presentation at Buckingham Palace. Kathleen's lively personality made her a great hit among the British social set. In 1944, Kathleen made what many considered a brilliant marriage to William "Billy" Harrington, the Marquess of Hartington, the heir to the 10th Duke of Devonshire. Kathleen became the Marchioness of Harrington. Her mother, however, was incensed that Kathleen would marry an Anglican and refused to attend the wedding ceremony. Only Kathleen's eldest brother, Joe Kennedy, Jr., attended. Then, four months later, Billy was killed in the war and Kathleen became a widow. It wasn't long before Kathleen was back in the social whirl of London parties and country estate weekends, and with a new man - a married man. He was Peter Wentworth-Fitzwilliam, 8th Earl Fitzwilliam. Kathleen fell madly for him and publicly became his mistress. Rose was furious - but not why you think. She was incensed because Peter - like Kathleen's first husband, Billy - was an Anglican and not a Catholic. Nevertheless, over her mother's objections, Kathleen planned to wed Peter after his divorce, Catholic or not. Their wedding never came about. In a 1948 trip to the south of France, both Peter and Kathleen died in an airplane crash. Still furious with Kathleen, Rose Kennedy did not attend her daughter's funeral and discouraged Kathleen's eight surviving siblings from attending. Only Kathleen's father, Joseph P. Kennedy, attended her funeral service. Kathleen Kennedy Cavendish was buried in the Cavendish family plot in Devonshire, England. There her body remains to this day.

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Post by: saqsay1 on November 11, 2010, 12:05:17 PM
The Countess of Bessborough loaned at least 2 tiaras to Rose Kennedy to wear while living in London. This one is a Chaumet and was worn by Rose to the Covent Garden Opera House on march 22nd 1939..
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 11, 2010, 01:26:45 PM
 Countess of Harewood Diamond Honeysuckle Tiara


Composed of five graduated diamond-set honeysuckle panels, circa 1865 - with five brooch fittings, could be worn on a frame with diamonds as seen in the picture below.
The tiara was sold at auction for $31,817 on 16 November 1999 at Geneva.


The tiara was in the possession of H.M. Queen Mary (1867-1953), wife of H.M. King George V (1865-1936) and a present to her daughter, H.R.H. The Princess Royal, Countess Harewood, (1897-1965) and thence by descent.
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 11, 2010, 01:34:12 PM
This is the tiara of the Step-mother of Princess Diana, Countess Raine Spencer. She was the daughter of Barbara Cartland the famous romance novelist. She and her step-daughter had a tempestous relationship at best, but they eventually became friendly near the end of Diana's life.
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 15, 2010, 08:59:34 AM
a few new tiara pics. the Condesa Wisborg
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 15, 2010, 09:10:05 AM
the Duchess of Northumberland, in a portrait by Ceceil Beaton, wearing the Diadem of England Strawberry Leaf tiara which was featured in the Debeer's and Christie's 'ageless diamond exhibit' photo from awhile back. I read elsewhere that this tiara was stolen, and as far as I know, never recovered.
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Post by: Trinkette on November 15, 2010, 09:13:42 AM
OMG, I LOVE the Cecil Beaton photo... such as surprise as I scrolled down the page, LOL! Then, what a contrast with the staid Dutchess of Teck photo.
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 15, 2010, 01:38:31 PM
saboya diadem. as worn by Elisabeth Balkany
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 15, 2010, 01:41:19 PM
Hi Trinkette! glad to see your still around  :Wave:
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 15, 2010, 01:59:38 PM
here's an unusual art deco tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 15, 2010, 02:00:24 PM
and a close up. OMC might like this one?
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 15, 2010, 02:02:41 PM
an art deco parure. I like this one, but wonder why there aren't any emeralds in the tiara ?
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 15, 2010, 02:06:09 PM
and another art deco tiara
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Post by: oldmancoyote on November 15, 2010, 06:20:11 PM
an art deco parure. I like this one, but wonder why there aren't any emeralds in the tiara ?

I may be wrong, but the tiara is the necklace, minus the emerald drops (which cannot be mounted rigidly because a) they are too big and b) they would not sit well on the neck), turned upside-down. BTW - I much prefer this one to the pearl one. The pearl tiara seems uncomfortably high to me.
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 15, 2010, 07:20:00 PM
The pearl tiara seems uncomfortably high to me.
the fan shaped pieces on top remind me of folded dinner napkins, like when you go to a fancy restaurant and the napkin is shaped like a fan on the plate  ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 15, 2010, 08:05:46 PM
another necklace/ tiara from luxembourg
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Post by: ah2bqat on November 15, 2010, 10:18:58 PM
and another art deco tiara

Man, the center of this one reminds me so much of Mrs. OMC's tiara clip from Cartier.  just Wow!
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 18, 2010, 06:28:51 AM
a few more art deco tiaras
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 18, 2010, 07:18:55 AM
 another convertable necklace/ tiara in aquamarine, art deco style, Fabulous!
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 18, 2010, 07:23:23 AM
I have no idea who made this one, but the circles remind me of globes. circa 1810-1820
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 18, 2010, 07:28:55 AM
a couple of diamond tiara/parures of unk origin
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 18, 2010, 08:12:41 AM
I recently found out that Imelda Marcos had 3 tiaras. these are 2 of them
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 18, 2010, 08:21:21 AM
In the Book "Jewels of the Tsars" by Prince Michael of Greece, he says "Tiara of pearls and diamonds made for Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, wife of Nicholas I, by the Swedish jeweler Bolin in 1843. It was sold after the Revolution, when it was bought by the Duke of Marlborough for his wife Gladys, who later sold it in her turn. On this occasion it was bought by Imelda Marcos, in whose collection it remains"

It is rumoured that this is the tiara that Imelda had dismantled to make it "more wearable"  :angry5:

The bottom 2 photos are of the Duchess of Marlborough photographing herself in the mirror wearing it.
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 18, 2010, 08:34:38 AM
and another art deco tiara

Man, the center of this one reminds me so much of Mrs. OMC's tiara clip from Cartier.  just Wow!

I was thinking the same thing Ah2.... so does the aquamarine art deco tiara/ necklaace. It is sooo OMC...
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 19, 2010, 08:25:22 AM
wheat tiaras. I have come across quite a few and think they deserve their own section.

'Ears of Wheat' symbolize fertility, which is why so many Royal Brides wear them.
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 19, 2010, 08:33:25 AM
The Dutch 'Ears of Wheat' is a tiara with some pretty serious history behind it.  It was originally owned in the eighteenth century by Grand Duchess Catherine Pavlovna of Russia, who became Queen of Württemberg when she married William I of Württemberg.  Catherine was apparently quite the royal dish — William divorced his wife so that he could marry her, and when she was young, Napoleon Bonaparte also apparently tried to woo her.

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Post by: saqsay1 on November 19, 2010, 08:36:15 AM
Princess Laurentian wearing the ears of wheat tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 19, 2010, 08:42:13 AM
the first tiara is , I believe, another Aosta family wheat tiara

the second an 'Ears of Wheat' made out of Citrine.
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 19, 2010, 08:48:09 AM
The Hessen Wheat tiara.
from what I have read, the wheat tiaras can be worn simply with 1 or 2 ears, or with as many as 10. the ears can be arranged in many different ways.
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 19, 2010, 09:06:37 AM
an unknown royal Bride wearing a golden ear of wheat tiara to match her gold wedding dress.
in the second pic , she looks to me, a lot like Julia Roberts.
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 19, 2010, 09:09:27 AM
a Floral Wheat tiara that probably belongs to the Savoy family
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 19, 2010, 09:20:17 AM
The Russian Field Diadem--originally created by the Duvall brothers of St. Petersburg for Empress Maria Feodorovna, who left the piece to the Diamond Fund in 1828. The diadem, which consists of branches of laurel leaves made of diamonds and sheaves of wheat in diamonds and gold, was sold by the Soviet government in 1927. However, in 1980, the piece was painstakingly recreated by Diamond Fund jewelers based on archival information, paintings and photos as well as detailed inventory entries. The piece is different in only two ways from the original--instead of using silver, which tarnishes, the piece was recreated in platinum, and instead of centering a large citrine, the piece now centers a flawless 43-carat yellow diamond, mined in Siberia.
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 19, 2010, 01:50:37 PM
The Teck  Ears of Wheat tiara (another one that must be in the Queen's vaults)

Princess Helena of Denmark wearing a wheat tiara
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Post by: peg on November 21, 2010, 08:34:25 PM
i think i know what you mean about the tiara wearing the person. i found this photo of prince charles and the duchess of cornwall. while it looks ok, it does kind of wear her. i also wonder if this is a loaner from the queen.

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall is wearing Queen Mary's Delhi Durbar tiara made in 1911
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 22, 2010, 06:05:57 AM
Hi Peg! welcome to the forum! It is a classic tiara/ or coronet. It appears to be a complete circle so it may classify for a coronet. I still can't believe Camilla is wearing it, however, it wouldn't suit a younger royal, so why not? better than being buried in the Queen's vaults forever.............  ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 28, 2010, 07:52:04 AM
The Royal House of Württemberg



Duke of Württemberg 1485
Elector 1803
King of Württemberg 1806 to 1918


The current Head of the Royal House is HRH Carl (Karl III), Duke of Württemberg, born 1936.





 Crowns of The royal House of Wurttemberg
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 28, 2010, 07:56:32 AM
This is the Wurttemberg Diamond  tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 28, 2010, 07:59:08 AM
A wurttemberg bride
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 28, 2010, 08:11:09 AM
More Wurttemberg Tiaras
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 28, 2010, 08:19:41 AM
This little gem is the Württemberg Ornate Pearl Tiara, one of the Dutch tiaras with a slightly uncertain provenance.  The tiara was either made for Queen Sophie (born a princess of Württemberg) in the 1830s and then reworked for Queen Wilhelmina in 1897, or made new in 1897 from a collection of pearls owned by the family.  Like most of the Dutch tiaras, this one can be worn a few different ways; it has a set of drop pearls that can be attached to the top.

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Post by: saqsay1 on November 28, 2010, 08:25:40 AM
more wurttemberg tiaras
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 28, 2010, 08:35:16 AM
this is Duchess Diane of Wurrtemberg. She is by far the most interesting of all the Wurttembergs.

Diane, Duchess of Württemberg (née Princess Diane Françoise Maria da Gloria of Orléans), was born on 24 March 1940, in Petrópolis, Brazil. She is a successful artist and sculptor.

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Post by: saqsay1 on November 28, 2010, 08:38:52 AM
Princess Diane is the 4th daughter and the 6th child of the Orléanist claimant to the French throne, HRH Henri, Count of Paris (1908-1999), and his wife HI&RH Princess Isabelle of Orléans-Braganza (1911-2003).

On 21 July 1960, she married, at Altshausen, Carl, Duke of Württemberg (born 1 August 1936), who became Head of the House of Württemberg in 1975
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 28, 2010, 08:53:45 AM
There is a lot of gossip on the royal forums that Diane had an affair with King Juan Carlos of Spain. During that time, Diane gave birth to her youngest child Fleur, and it is rumoured that King Juan Carlos is her biological father.
 'Fleur was conceived around the time she allegedly had her affair with him. Juan Carlos is her godfather, she spent time with the RF when she was studying (IIRC) in Spain (there is a pic of Juan Carlos carrying in a Birthday cake singing happy birthday to Fleur), and he made a point of attending her wedding -- he attends very few abroad. Moreover, Queen Sofia is said not to like Diane and distrusts her.'
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 28, 2010, 09:27:34 AM
another pic of Diane
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 28, 2010, 09:31:18 AM
Queen Sophie of the Netherlands (German: Sophia Frederika Mathilde von Württemberg; 17 June 1818 – 3 June 1877) was the first wife of King William III of the Netherlands.

She was born in Stuttgart, her parents were King William I of Württemberg and Grand Duchess Catherine Pavlovna of Russia, the fourth eldest daughter of Tsar Paul I. Sophie and William (as her and William’s mother Queen Anna Paulowna were sisters) were first cousins. Shortly after Sophie’s birth, her mother died, and she was cared for by her aunt, Catharina of Württemberg.

Prior to her marriage, King Otto of Greece and Duke William of Brunswick were possible suitors for Princess Sophie. The engagement with the first came to nothing because Sophie's father had no confidence in the newly established Greek monarchy. Change prevented a proposal by the second candidate because it was rumored that Sophie was already betrothed.

Queen Sophie wearing the Wurttemberg ruby star tiara without the base.
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 28, 2010, 09:32:21 AM
Wurttmeberg Ruby Star tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 28, 2010, 09:37:29 AM
Queen Olga of Wurttemberg. I included this because I like the use of pearls on her dress.  ;D
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Post by: GIAGirl on November 28, 2010, 09:28:15 PM
This is the Wurttemberg Diamond  tiara

Ok...this might be one of my favorites. 
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 30, 2010, 07:19:27 AM
A few unknown tiaras
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 30, 2010, 07:22:53 AM
a few more without names
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 30, 2010, 07:31:43 AM
the chain pattern tiara & 2 tiaras as sold by Christie's.
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Post by: saqsay1 on November 30, 2010, 08:36:09 AM
The Gandik Diraja or Royal Tiara is the head-dress of Her Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda Raja Permaisuri Agong. It is made of platinum and encrusted with diamonds in the traditional 'awan larat' motif. A crescent and a star (Islamic symbols) made of platinum are set in the centre of the tiara. The tiara is worn by Her Majesty on royal ceremonial occasions and during the installation of His Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong. The tiara is specially designed so that it can be taken apart to form a locket and brooches. The diamond and platinum tiara is made by Garrard.
From the official Malaysian Monarchy website

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Post by: saqsay1 on November 30, 2010, 06:31:54 PM
Tengkolok Diraja
(The Royal Head-Dress)

For centuries Malay Rulers have worn head-dresses as part of their regalia. They have been wearing head-dresses made of embroidered silk folded in different styles since the days of the Malay Sultanate. The style of folding is called solek. The colour of the head-dress varies from one state to another. There are various styles of folding among which are: ANAK GAJAH MENYUSU, LANG MENYUSUR ANGIN, GARAM SEBUKU (GETAM PEKASAM), PUCUK PISANG PATAH, AYAM PATAH KEPAK and DENDAM TAK SUDAH. The royal head-dress worn by His Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong during his installation is made of black fabric embroidered with gold thread. It is folded in the style called Dendam Tak Sudah which originated from Negeri Sembilan. Pinned at the front of the head-dress is a crescent and a star. In the centre of the star is the colorful crest of the Government of Malaysia.
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 01, 2010, 08:16:15 AM
Sultanah Kalsom of Pahang Emerald parure
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 01, 2010, 08:34:12 AM
Sultanah Haminah of Kedah

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Post by: saqsay1 on December 01, 2010, 09:12:24 AM
Sultanah Hajjah Haminah of Kedah
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 01, 2010, 09:21:01 AM
 Permaisuri Nur Zahirah of Terengganu


Malaysian Crescent tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 01, 2010, 09:38:38 AM
Sultanah/ Raja Perrempuan Tengku Anis of Kelantan

another fab Malaysian tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 01, 2010, 09:46:04 AM
Crown Princess of Perlis wearing her diamond and pearl tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 01, 2010, 09:57:47 AM
a couple more malaysian tiaras that are very difficult to find clear photos of
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 03, 2010, 08:21:17 AM
Raja Permaisuri Tuanku Bainon of Perak


Tunku Nurul Hayati, wife of the acting ruler of Negeri Sembilan
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 03, 2010, 08:28:02 AM
a few more
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 03, 2010, 08:32:34 AM
A close up of the star and crescent tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 03, 2010, 08:33:36 AM
The matching diamond fireworks necklace brooches and earrings
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 03, 2010, 08:41:04 AM
 Crown Princess Azrinaz of Brunei in her diamond drop tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 03, 2010, 08:41:52 AM
a close up
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 03, 2010, 08:47:11 AM
some tiaras from Brunei
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 03, 2010, 08:48:26 AM
Princess Nina
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 03, 2010, 09:17:53 AM
Princess Azrinaz Fancy Yellow diamond tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 03, 2010, 09:29:27 AM
Princess Azrinaz wearing, what I could swear to be, a Cartier Bandeau from a few pages back on this thread.  I believe it was sold recently by Christie's.  if I have my facts straight, she is now divorced. So maybe that is why it was sold?
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 03, 2010, 09:30:32 AM
here is a close up
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 03, 2010, 10:15:03 AM
Queen Saleha with QE II. Saleha is wearing a tiara which seems to have pink and yellow diamonds in it. I am having difficulty uploading a close up  :-\
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 03, 2010, 11:26:51 AM
a little closer picture, but it is still hard to see the yellow and pink diamonds
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Post by: clgwli on December 03, 2010, 01:14:53 PM
I wish I could see some of those last few tiaras up close.  THey look like they could be stunning!

Princess Azrinaz's is so pretty too.  Sometimes less is more IMO.
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 04, 2010, 11:24:57 AM
A close up of the Oval sapphire mystery tiara of the Duchess of Kent from earlier in this thread. They may or may not be part of the cambridge sapphires of Queen Mary  :-\
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 04, 2010, 11:26:56 AM
2 different versions of a Kochert diamond and sapphire tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 04, 2010, 11:29:12 AM
a couple of sapphire  and diamond tiaras with unknown provenance which recently sold at auction.
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 04, 2010, 11:32:47 AM
This is supposed to be another Thurn und Taxis sapphire tiara, but I haven't been able to find out for sure.
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 04, 2010, 11:34:20 AM
an unknown sapphire diamond and pearl tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 04, 2010, 11:43:03 AM
 french sapphire tiaras. I was never able to determine what, if anything, they have to do with Napoleon Bonaparte. Possibly they belonged to Bonaparte desendants?
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 04, 2010, 11:47:20 AM
2 more sapphire tiaras from Luxembourg. as worn by Grand Duchess Josephine Charlotte
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 05, 2010, 06:41:05 PM
The Kunigunde Crown:   One of the earliest known royal symbols is the Kunigunde crown. The crown belonged to the wife of the Emperor Henry II of Bavaria, the Empress Kunigunde. This crown was made around the early 10th century before Bavaria became a kingdom. It doesn’t look like a typical crown; in fact one might say it is reminiscent of a wreath. In the 14th century a second crown was added to this one in order to make the crown appear more regal. However it was later removed and the way it is pictured here is in fact how it would have originally looked. The principle gemstones in this crown are the large sapphires, which were believed to symbolize the wisdom of god. There are also amethysts, pearls, carnelians, peridots and topazes. This crown is on display at the Treasure Chamber at the Munich Residency
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 05, 2010, 06:43:30 PM
an unusual sapphire and diamond tiara

and a belle epoque sapphire tiara bandeau
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 05, 2010, 06:50:05 PM
a delicate sapphire tiara

and a sapphire parure
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 05, 2010, 06:54:24 PM
a pearl and sapphire tiara ( or maybe it's paste?)

and a youssupov sapphire tiara ( I think I spelled the name right?)
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 05, 2010, 07:02:35 PM
*sigh* here is another yousoupoff yussupov oh whatever tiaras. this one is made by chaumet and is an emerald bandeau. sheesh.
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 05, 2010, 07:16:16 PM
Youssoupoff Treasure
Of all the aristocratic families that comprised the Russian Court, the wealthiest and most important what, without doubt, the Yusupovs.Even the Romanovs considered themselves poor in comparison with their Yusupov subjects.

The family had invested wisely through the years, owning racing studs, industrial works, mineral and oil reserves, real estate and one of the world's greatest private art collections suchlike Rembrandt, Rubens, Tiepolo, Correggio, Fragonard, Boucher, Watteau
Zenaide's life was one of unparalleled luxury and privilege, the second daughter of Prince Nicholas Yusupov, Grand Master of the Ceremonies at the Court of Alexander II, and Countess Tatiana Ribeaupierre. Tall and slender, with an exquisite rose-leaf complexion, luxuriant black hair and cornflower blue eyes, vivacious, even-tempered, intelligent, and exquisitely refined, Zenaide captivated all of those whom she encountered; enormous private fortune with her.

The family fortune was incalculable: one pre-Revolutionary estimate of her real estate holdings alone placed the figure at $ 350 million.
They traced their descent from ancient Tartar khan. made in the 16th Century, Khan Yussuf to uneasy alliance with Ivan the Terrible, forging the first link in a chain of service to the Russian Crown that bound the family to the Romanov Dynasty until the end of the Empire. They were created Princes of Russia and awarded the title of Yusupov after at ancestor, Yussuf Abdul Mirza
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 05, 2010, 07:27:36 PM
Irina Youssoupov's wedding tiara by Cartier  ( now I think I know why people have so much trouble reading Leo Tolstoy's war and peace).
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 05, 2010, 07:39:22 PM
This portrait shows the polar star diamond on Princess Tatiana yousuppov's tiara which is 41.28 carats and last sold by Christies in 1980 for 5.1 million. This stone was famous because of it's cut. It was so finely done it could balance itself without falling over...or so legend has it.
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 05, 2010, 07:51:46 PM
The Sultan of Morocco diamond.  This is a steel coloured diamond of 33.67 carats and is usually classed with other blue diamonds for rarity

The Yussupov's owned one other notable diamond the "Ram's Head", a light pinkish gem of 17.47 carats.
The Rams head was bought by the Singer sewing machine heiress & international style icon Daisy Fellowes whose collection of high fashion jewels by the great houses Cartier etc is legendary..Daisy had it set as a ring and reputedly comissioned a wardrobe in the same shade of pink from Schiaparelli to complement it.
Sadly soon afterward (prior to WW2) the ring and other gems were stolen and never heard of again...
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 05, 2010, 08:01:01 PM
La Pelegrina & the Azra black Pearl of Catherine II

Until 1783 a famous necklace known as 'the Azra' was among the Russian crown jewels. It consisted of 110 perfectly matched pearls with a large round black pearl at the junction of the two ends from which, suspended from a diamond cross, was a great black pear shaped pearl of beautiful form and lusture known as 'the Azra'. Empress Catherine II gave it to her favourite Potemkin in 1783 and he bequeathed it to his niece, Princess Tatania Youssoupoff. Since then it has been handed down in the Youssupoff family who also acquired 'la pelegrina, which was formerly a part of the Spanish crown jewels. The two pearls were displayed together in the exhibition of Russian art held in London in 1935.

The Polar star When sold from the estate of Lady Lydia Deterding it was mounted as a ring.
Lydia Deterling also owned the Azra pearl but lost it in Paris at a reception held for Princess Margaret. It was never found.
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 09, 2010, 07:58:29 AM
more floral diamond tiaras

the first one has carved amethyst petals with diamond leaves

A diamond  floral wreath tiara probably french, circa 1800's
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 09, 2010, 08:00:55 AM
 The Cronaca Italian floral diamond tiara

A floral diadem
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 09, 2010, 08:02:42 AM
a diamond flower tiara

a diamond rose tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 09, 2010, 08:06:10 AM
The Royal Bavarian Diamond tiara

  Diamond Rose parure
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 09, 2010, 08:15:58 AM
a diamond and pearl flower tiara

and another diamond flower tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 11, 2010, 10:48:15 AM
A Bavarian florial tiara

A sapphire floral tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 11, 2010, 10:51:22 AM
some diamond and ruby floral tiaras
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 11, 2010, 10:54:32 AM
 A Mellerio Tiara made with turquoise and diamonds
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 11, 2010, 04:32:13 PM
a Mellerio aquamarine tiara
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Post by: ah2bqat on December 12, 2010, 03:39:51 PM
I like that Mellerio turquoise and diamond tiara.  Make for a really nice beer drinking one.
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 13, 2010, 07:39:23 AM
3 King George III flower brooches that put together make a floral tiara.
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 14, 2010, 07:37:45 AM
Belle Epoque white and black pearl tiara kokoshnik parure  ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 14, 2010, 07:39:42 AM
a few more pearl and diamond tiaras
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 14, 2010, 07:41:15 AM
no description on these either
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 14, 2010, 02:00:52 PM
a few more
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 14, 2010, 02:12:07 PM
more pearl  and diamond tiaras
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 14, 2010, 02:17:51 PM
more pearl and diamond tiara kokoshnik
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 14, 2010, 02:48:42 PM
Hmmm. At first, I thought these were the same..... but no dice.  :-[
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 14, 2010, 02:50:35 PM
Now looking at them together, no they are not the same............. bummer  :-\
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 16, 2010, 08:47:07 AM
a diamond and pearl convertible necklace tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 16, 2010, 08:48:58 AM
a few more
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 16, 2010, 08:53:58 AM
I call this one the Kent Pearl Swirl Tiara necklace.

This is another tiara necklace with russian provenance. Here it is being worn by Princess Alexandra of Kent.
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 16, 2010, 08:58:03 AM
this convertable necklace tiara had 2 of the elements removed to make earrings and is mostly now worn as a necklace.

The Kent Pearl swirl was originally owned by Grand Duchess Vladimir as seen below.

The Grand Duchess Vladimir, it is believed, gave this tiara to princess Nicholas of Greece as a wedding gift. She later gave it to Princess Marina Duchess of Kent when she married in 1934.
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 16, 2010, 09:18:24 AM
The Westminster pearl tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 16, 2010, 09:41:37 AM
Princess Claire of Belguims Diamond and Pearl Tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 17, 2010, 08:50:39 AM
A conch pearl, natural pearl and diamond tiara. photo Bonhams

Designed as a series of stylised loop ribbon and foliate motifs, set with brilliant and single-cut diamonds, surmounted by four natural pearls of various sizes, set at the centre with a pink conch pearl, mounted in white gold, tiara dimensions 4.5 x 8.4cm. - Sold for HK$81,600

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Post by: saqsay1 on December 17, 2010, 08:57:28 AM
a russian fringe tiara with pearls
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 17, 2010, 09:03:06 AM
I don't know who this is. I googled the name and came up with nothing. It's an unusual tiara though.
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Post by: ah2bqat on December 17, 2010, 01:12:27 PM
A little heavy handed, IMO, but very imposing.

Love that pink conch pearl!  can you see using one like if for a pendant similar to DJM's golden /pearl project?  Yum!   
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 18, 2010, 09:20:43 AM
To tell the truth Ah2.... I didn't know conch's made pearls. That is one PANK pearl  ;D

Down here in south florida we do eat conch. I like them fried with a spicy mustard sauce.
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Post by: oldmancoyote on December 18, 2010, 04:25:57 PM
Just make sure there is no pearl. They are worth a pretty penny, and definitely not good with mustard.
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Post by: clgwli on December 18, 2010, 05:07:23 PM
Well I just learned 2 things today.  One that conch give you pearls... guess I didn't think about it that way.  And two that you eat conch.  I don't eat sea food so I had no clue.
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 21, 2010, 05:56:12 PM
2 pearl aigrettes.

Aigrette (from the French for egret, or lesser white heron), the tufted crest, or head-plumes of the egret, used for adorning a woman's head-dress, the term being also given to any similar ornament, in gems.
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 21, 2010, 06:05:05 PM
I tiara by Stefano Canturi
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Post by: clgwli on December 21, 2010, 06:06:20 PM
Not much for the plumes, but I love that last tiara!
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 21, 2010, 06:09:50 PM
an art deco type diamond and pearl tiara worn by the Arch Duchess Francesca of Austria

an art deco style tiara necklace
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 21, 2010, 06:13:21 PM
an emerald and diamond art deco necklace tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 21, 2010, 06:18:23 PM
a couple of greek style tiaras
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 21, 2010, 06:19:39 PM
Not much for the plumes, but I love that last tiara!

the word Mod comes to mind. I like it too
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 21, 2010, 06:22:05 PM
another Opal tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 21, 2010, 06:24:05 PM
and  a close up of that monstrosity called the Andamooka parure of Queen Elizabeth II

The Andamooka Opal is a famous opal which was presented to Queen Elizabeth II in the 1950s on the occasion of her first visit to Australia. It was discovered in Andamooka, South Australia, an historic opal mining town.

The opal was cut and polished by John Altmann to a weight of 203 carats. It displays a magnificent array of reds, blues, and greens and was set with diamonds into an 18K setting.

can you actually see her wearing this as a tiara?  :scared:
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 21, 2010, 06:41:11 PM
a few more aigrette's 2 are by Chaumet
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Post by: oldmancoyote on December 21, 2010, 08:09:06 PM
and  a close up of that monstrosity called the Andamooka parure of Queen Elizabeth II

The Andamooka Opal is a famous opal which was presented to Queen Elizabeth II in the 1950s on the occasion of her first visit to Australia. It was discovered in Andamooka, South Australia, an historic opal mining town.

The opal was cut and polished by John Altmann to a weight of 203 carats. It displays a magnificent array of reds, blues, and greens and was set with diamonds into an 18K setting.

can you actually see her wearing this as a tiara?  :scared:

Well, since kokoshnik means cockscomb, this looks more like a hen's egg, and I'm sure there is a Russian word for that too. Quite whether I'd want to go around with an egg on my head I don't know, but then again I'm not the Queen.
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 23, 2010, 10:58:41 AM
a few more Aigrettes
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 23, 2010, 11:01:09 AM
a few more
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 23, 2010, 11:03:10 AM
Turban aigrette possibly from Topkapi palace in Istanbul
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 23, 2010, 11:09:44 AM
The Perak State Regalia: The royal aigrette and tiara

This aigrette was bought in London by Almarhum Sultan Idris I in 1911 when attending the coronation of George V. When Almarhum Sultan Idris I mangkat in 1916, the aigrette was acquired by the State Government for $20,000 and was added to the Regalia. Until the Second World War, it was kept in the Kuala Kangsar Government Treasury. At the end of December 1941, when the Japanese forces were nearing Kuala Kangsar, the then District Officer, Encik Jomaron, took it with him to Singapore for safe keeping. When Singapore fell, the aigrette was taken by the Japanese and the next thing anyone heard about its location was that it had been brought back to Tokyo. It was returned to Almarhum Sultan Abdul Aziz by the British Military Administration, with some stones missing which were duly replaced.


The diamond and platinum tiara was made in Hong Kong in the mid 1960′s, at a cost of $23,000 and consists of 312 diamonds set in platinum.

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Post by: saqsay1 on December 23, 2010, 11:34:21 AM
some antique tiaras
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Post by: oldmancoyote on December 23, 2010, 01:40:11 PM
a few more Aigrettes

...and no prizes for guessing which one I like most.
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 23, 2010, 03:07:47 PM
The cartier emerald and diamond?
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Post by: oldmancoyote on December 23, 2010, 05:21:00 PM
Indeed. Not that the other one is bad looking, but I could see this one being worn today (turned upside down, and minus the plumes) and still looking sensational, rather than verging on the ridiculous.
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 24, 2010, 03:34:23 AM
A winged tiara / aigrette I believe this one sold at auction recently.
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 24, 2010, 03:45:23 AM
Lady Paget's Boucheron tiara aigrette made with emeralds and diamonds in 1878
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 24, 2010, 09:24:54 AM
a few more aigrettes
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 24, 2010, 09:26:09 AM
a couple of Chaumet Aigrettes
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 27, 2010, 02:59:50 PM
I've had this photo for awhile and suddenly realized that it is the same as the perak tiara from above. 
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 27, 2010, 03:00:50 PM
somehow, burka's and tiaras just don't go together.... ::)
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 27, 2010, 03:03:55 PM
Nothing irritates me more than thinking I have covered a catagory and then to find more.......... here are a couple more ears or sheaths of wheat tiaras.
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 27, 2010, 03:09:58 PM
I covered this tiara once before in the unknown royal bride segment. This is the Duchess of Savoy Aosta knot tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 27, 2010, 03:10:43 PM
a close up
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 27, 2010, 03:15:20 PM
the Aosta savoy knot tiara with emeralds

and the matching necklace
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 27, 2010, 03:19:39 PM
and 2 more Aosta tiaras
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 27, 2010, 04:37:58 PM
TIARA GOLD AND WHITE BRILLIANT CUT DIAMONDS OF ANCIENT AND ROSE, THE BEGINNING IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
made up of five individual elements separated shield-shaped openwork tilt, using whatever style of transition between "Garland" and style "Deco", each element, measuring scale, is embedded with diamonds and rose cut diamond antique (a Missing pink) diamonds estimated total weight cts. Weighing about 50 g. 103.45 A WHITE GOLD DIAMOND TIARA, EARLY 20TH CENTURY Estimate € 40000-50000 Location: formerly the property of the Princes Corsini in Florence
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 29, 2010, 08:42:07 AM
Strawberry leaves seem to be a common theme in tiaras.
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 29, 2010, 08:45:57 AM
This emerald and diamond tiara in the form of acorns and oak leaves is thought to belong to the Alba family from awhile back in this thread. I have searched but can't say for sure.
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 29, 2010, 08:48:31 AM
The Bapst tiara

The second tiara is french and made with crystals
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 29, 2010, 08:53:27 AM
another common theme is Ivy leaf tiaras
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 29, 2010, 08:55:08 AM
more Ivy leaf tiaras
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 29, 2010, 08:59:57 AM
When I originally posted this Emerald and black gold tiara, I had no idea that it was the same one as worn by Queen Rania of Jordan.
How can something so pretty, look so hideous while being worn?  :-\
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Post by: oldmancoyote on December 29, 2010, 10:42:40 AM
Um - proportions? It looks a tad too small (low) for her. Also, her hair is a smidgen too dark for those emeralds in black gold. But under bright lights one can forgive and forget. However, blue gold and green together - hm. Best left to Black Watch fans, and at least that is dark blue, not turquoise.

Having said all that, still a long way from hideous in my view. The tiara and the Queen.
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Post by: Trinkette on December 29, 2010, 11:34:46 AM
Hummm, I'm thinking: queen of the fairies, Titania, A Midsummer Night's Dream...
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 29, 2010, 12:00:08 PM
Um - proportions? It looks a tad too small (low) for her. Also, her hair is a smidgen too dark for those emeralds in black gold. But under bright lights one can forgive and forget. However, blue gold and green together - hm. Best left to Black Watch fans, and at least that is dark blue, not turquoise.

Having said all that, still a long way from hideous in my view. The tiara and the Queen.

I agree. Maybe hideous wasn't the right word. I don't know for sure, but it may be a boucheron.......nothing by boucheron could be called hideous... could it?
Queen Rania is quite a looker as well.
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 29, 2010, 12:01:13 PM
Hummm, I'm thinking: queen of the fairies, Titania, A Midsummer Night's Dream...

Yes I agree. It is lovely in it's design. probably would look better on a blonde though.
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 29, 2010, 12:08:07 PM
while we are discussing Rania's tiara..... This one is called the Arabic tiara, or the Arab Cyper tiara. If I remember correctly, it says Allah is Great in arabic.... but don't quote me on that.......  ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 29, 2010, 12:25:56 PM
This is a boucheron bracelet that converts into a tiara. she wore this one at C P Victoria's wedding earlier this year.
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 29, 2010, 12:27:42 PM
Queen Noor of Jordan wearing what I believe to be a Cartier tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 29, 2010, 12:38:56 PM
A portrait of Princess Fatma, the daughter of the Khedive Ismail. The princess helped found Cairo University in 1908; The most stunning piece on display at the museum is a platinum tiara with matching earrings, set with 2,159 diamonds and flawless white pearls. It was originally commissioned from a Paris jeweler for Princess Shwikar, wife of King Fouad (whose portrait is in the background). The set was later passed down to Queen Farida, King Farouk’s first wife, who lived in exile in Paris until her death in 1988.

I wonder if Princess Fatma set a world record in this portrait for wearing the most diamonds at one time. If those jewels are all set in platinum... it must weigh a ton!  ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 29, 2010, 12:44:52 PM
a spectacular egyptian necklace
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Post by: oldmancoyote on December 29, 2010, 03:45:45 PM
[snip]
I wonder if Princess Fatma set a world record in this portrait for wearing the most diamonds at one time. If those jewels are all set in platinum... it must weigh a ton!  ;D

Not necessarily - bear in mind that the reason platinum was so popular int the early 1900s was its strength (relative to gold alloys) that allowed minimal use of metal and much lighter yet intricate pieces. We have come to associate platinum with heft because the volume of metal in jewellery today is about the same thanks to improved techniques in goldsmithing, and we have become indifferent (aesthetically if not financially) to the relatively small amount of metal used in any case.

For example:

(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk18/davidelevi/CDI2/AngelSkinCoral2.jpg)(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk18/davidelevi/CDI2/DecoDiamondEarrings2.jpg)
late 1960s gold vs. early 1930s platinum. Same size - in fact the platinum piece is larger overall, because of its shape - but the gold earrings weigh about 9.5 grams each. The platinum ones don't get to 6.
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 30, 2010, 08:24:32 AM
I hear what you are saying, but can only imagine it being heavy. My DBL platinum and FY diamond ring is twice as heavy as any other ring I have (not that I'm complaining mind you). Hernecklace in the photo is big enough to be a bib necklace. Not to mention the stomacher (or whatever it is around her waist) and the cuff bracelets and it looks like she has diamonds on her shoulders.......

are those Mrs OMC's earrings? Me likey!
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Post by: oldmancoyote on December 30, 2010, 09:10:41 AM
Oh, it is heavy no doubt. Probably a couple of hundred grams. Compared to more than a pound in gold, however, it's literally light going... And when you think they were wearing this stuff as well as 16 to 18-inch waist corsets, poor nutrition and practically no exercise, it's a surprise there weren't more breakages because the ladies fainted.

Also - bear in mind that rings are a bit of a different beast in that respect: the amount of metal in the shank is there as much for comfort as it is for durability. Having a very thin platinum wire cutting through the base of your finger is no fun.

Those are indeed Mrs. OMC's earrings - the gold ones become very heavy when the pink coral drops are added - or so she says. I've never tried them on. ;)
(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk18/davidelevi/CDI2/AngelSkinCoral.jpg)
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 30, 2010, 09:29:31 AM
OMG OMC!!! that is beautiful!!! can the coral by switched with other drops? These would look amazing with emeralds or opals  :love1:


Speaking of tiny waists....... how did these women breath? Her tiny waist makes her head look big
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Post by: saqsay1 on December 30, 2010, 09:30:28 AM
Or how about this one.... I love her kokoshnik
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Post by: oldmancoyote on December 30, 2010, 09:48:57 AM
There was this English girl a few years ago (like 2002 or so, not 1902) that got her waist down to about 18 inches by wearing a corset and tightening it progressively from her starting 26 inches. She then got x-rays to show how the internal organs moved, and it's quite frightening how they were squashed and distorted compared to a normal anatomy,  but she suffered no long term ill effects, apparently. She learned to breathe very differently from "normal", with the diaphragm moving mostly up rather than down towards the abdominal cavity. Still, it's not random chance that many women fainted in the good ol' days - nothing to do with them being weak creatures: they simply could not breathe well.

Lovely picture, the second one - have you seen the amount of stones she is wearing? She seems to be wearing the longest chatelaine I have ever seen - it's almost as tall as she is. And she is compounding the choking effect of the corset with a - hem - choker necklace. How did she manage to stand, never mind look pretty (which she does, BTW)?

The drops come off, leaving the "day" earring as in the first picture. It would be easy enough to create more drops, since the attachment is a tiny hoop on the drop itself and a gold cup with a few small diamonds - not difficult to replicate. The only problem is that two matched emeralds or nice opals of that size would run into tens of thousands...
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 01, 2011, 09:08:34 PM
That is a lovely picture OMC. I don't recall who she is. I had forgotten about chateleine's. Not a word or a piece of jewelry you see anymore is it? to bad. It probably was amazing to see IRL.
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Post by: GIAGirl on January 01, 2011, 09:11:14 PM
OMG OMC!!! that is beautiful!!! can the coral by switched with other drops? These would look amazing with emeralds or opals  :love1:


Speaking of tiny waists....... how did these women breath? Her tiny waist makes her head look big

I think maybe her head makes her head look big. 
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 01, 2011, 09:15:39 PM
Evolution of a tiara.

I knew that Barbara Hutton's emerald tiara was made from the Grand Duchess Vladimir's emeralds, but didn't realize that it came from this particular tiara/crown/hat.
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 01, 2011, 09:19:18 PM
But what really blew me away, is when I found out that The Henkel donnersmark waterfall diadem did too.
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 01, 2011, 09:50:53 PM
The other Grand Duchess Vladimir tiara

The first picture is the original version before it was expanded.

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Post by: saqsay1 on January 01, 2011, 09:57:29 PM
The Grand Duchess Vladimir Tiara which belongs to the personal jewelry collection of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II, and was inherited from her grandmother Queen Mary, after her death in 1953, gets its name from Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia, wife of the Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich, the third son of Czar Alexander II, and the brother of Czar Alexander III of Russia. Grand Duchess Maria Vladimir Alexandrovich got jewelers and artisans working for the Russian court to design and execute this exquisitely crafted tiara in the year 1890. During the late 19th century, the Russian jewelers and artisans had a penchant for incorporating a combination of diamonds and pearls into their jewelry creations, such as necklaces, earrings, crowns and tiaras, being the trendsetting style in vogue at that time. The Grand Duchess Vladimir Tiara was designed and executed in the tradition of the late 19th century, and consisted of a combination of diamonds and pearls. Following the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution of Russia and the associated upheavals, the Grand Duchess Vladimir escaped with her family to the Caucasus, where she remained till 1920, hoping for an improvement in the situation, and finally escaped to Venice in an Italian ship on February 13, 1920. The Duchess left her renowned collection of jewelry including the Vladimir Tiara, hidden in a vault in the Vladimir Palace in St. Petersburg, at the time of her escape.  Subsequently, a member of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service, who was a friend of the Vladimir family, helped them to recover the jewels from the vault, which was then smuggled out of Russia in a diplomatic bag. The Duchess died soon after she settled down in France, in August 1920. The Vladimir Tiara was then purchased by Queen Mary in 1921, from Princess Nicolas of Greece, the daughter of Duchess Maria Vladimir.
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 01, 2011, 10:04:22 PM
Queen Mary, who was renowned for her collection of royal jewels, and took pride in superbly bejeweling herself for formal occasions had an intimate knowledge of jewelry and their designing, and decided that the "Vladimir Tiara" needed modification. Her intention was to make provision for the pearl drops to be interchanged with emerald drops, as and when the need arose. Accordingly she got the court jewelers Garrard & Co. to cut and polish fifteen of her remaining Cambridge emeralds as drop shaped emeralds, and to make provision for their replacement on the tiara whenever it was needed, after removing the pearl drops. As anticipated the replacement of the pearls with the emerald drops further enhanced the beauty of the tiara, which became a favorite tiara for Queen Mary, particularly when she was wearing the matching emerald suite, the Cambridge and Delhi Durbar Parure. Thus the incorporation of the exceptional quality Cambridge emeralds into the "Vladimir Tiara" made it a complementary piece to the Cambridge and Delhi Durbar Parure.

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Post by: oldmancoyote on January 02, 2011, 04:55:06 AM
The first picture is the original version before it was expanded.

The tiara or the Grand Duchess? They both seem to be on a growing trend...

Interesting stories, Saqsay - thanks for posting. Remarkable how the wheatsheaf/waterfall design from the old jewel has survived almost unchanged in the Henkel piece (at least, as far as I can see - the old picture is quite grainy!)

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Post by: saqsay1 on January 02, 2011, 10:27:23 AM
This dark steely grey stone is a cushion cut, 67 carat diamond. The Black Orlov has been exhibited at several exhibitions including the State Fair of Texas in 1964, The Carnegie Museum and the American Museum of Natural History.

When Charles Winson owned the gem he valued it $150,000. The New York jeweler began showing the black diamond in the early 1950's. In 1969 Winson sold it for $300,000. It has since been bought and sold several times. The latest being at Sotheby's in 1990 for $99,000 and again in 1995 by the auction house for for $1.5 million.

The history of the stone has been shrouded in mystery. Legend is that once the black diamond was called The Eye of Brahma. It was supposedly an uncut stone of 195 carats. This stone was set into an idol in the vicinity of Pondicherry, India and stolen by a monk. Some say that black is a bad luck color for Hindus and they would never have put a black stone on an idol. Research shows that in the Hindu belief of the 3 eyes - one is the sun and one is the moon, on opposite sides of the head. The sun represents the light and the moon, the dark. So it may have been that a black diamond would have been used for the "moon eye."

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Post by: saqsay1 on January 02, 2011, 10:30:21 AM
The first picture is the original version before it was expanded.

The tiara or the Grand Duchess? They both seem to be on a growing trend...

Interesting stories, Saqsay - thanks for posting. Remarkable how the wheatsheaf/waterfall design from the old jewel has survived almost unchanged in the Henkel piece (at least, as far as I can see - the old picture is quite grainy!)


I think your right OMC.... she did expand as well. probably a poor choice of words on my part.  ;D
As for the henkel donnersmark. I'm pretty sure the info is correct. , however, I never would have known it was part of her crown if someone else hadn't of noticed it.
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 02, 2011, 10:39:18 AM
The Tiger’s Eye

The breathtaking 61,50-carat whiskey-coloured diamond, ‘The Eye of the Tiger’, was mounted by Cartier in a turban aigrette for the Maharajah of Nawanagar in 1934.
The Tiger’s Eye, from the turban of the Maharajah of Nawanagar, once one of the world's richest men. Most of the famous diamonds in Indian Maharajahs' collections came from the legendary lost mines of Golconda (in India itself), but the Tiger's Eye is an exception. Appropriately enough, given its fancy deep orangy-brown colour, it was discovered in the Orange River in South Africa.
The Maharajah purchased it from Cartier, and it is still in its exquisite original platinum-and-diamond setting.

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Post by: saqsay1 on January 02, 2011, 10:53:50 AM
This enormous, light yellow diamond was discovered in the De Beers mine in March 1888. At 228.5 carats -- it shed 200 carats in the cutting stage -- it is the seventh largest cut diamond in the world.

It was bought by the Maharaja of Patiala and, in 1928, Cartier Paris set it as the centrepiece of a spectacular ceremonial necklace that came to be known as the Paitala necklace (inset).

With the dawn of India's independence in 1947, the necklace disappeared -- presumably, many of its famed precious stones, including the De Beers, were individually sold by family members.

The De Beers was not seen again until May 6, 1982, when it came up for auction at Sotheby's in Geneva; it was sold for $3.16 million.

The De Beers is the second largest faceted yellow diamond and the largest cushion-cut yellow diamond in the world. It is also the seventh largest faceted diamond in the world
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Post by: GIAGirl on January 02, 2011, 11:16:15 AM
Why is nothing like this in my family? ::)
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 02, 2011, 11:19:09 AM
Boucheron gives this account of the Maharaja Patiala at the family business:

"The flamboyant  Maharaja Patiala, the ruler of Punjab arrived at Boucheron's in 1927 accompanied by 40 servants wearing matching pink turbans and 20 of his favorite dancing girls and, most important of all, six caskets filled with diamonds, pearls, emeralds, sapphires and rubies of incomparable beauty" Alain Boucheron writes in the book 'master jewellers'. Boucheron was commisiioned to transform this mass of jewels valued at 18 hundred million francs into tiaras, aigrettes,belts, necklaces en cascades and fringes to be worn under the sari.


Funny how this turban aigrette is also used as a belt buckle.
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 02, 2011, 11:41:35 AM
Why is nothing like this in my family? ::)
I hear that. Just one of these pieces I could live in luxury for the rest of my life.  ;)
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 02, 2011, 12:13:30 PM
Sardar Singh (1880-1911) succeeded as Maharaja in 1895 at the age of fifteen. Sardar Singh's uncle, Maharaj Pratap Singh and a council of regency assisted him for the first three years until he reached eighteen. Sardar Singh visited Europe in 1901, and is known for his involvement in extending the railway from Jodhpur to Hyderabad.

This guy reminds me of Eddie Murphy  ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 02, 2011, 12:21:43 PM
This magnificent ruby and diamond necklace exemplifies these two great associations with its sumptuousness, craftsmanship, quality and style, making it an outstandingly exciting piece for any jewellery connoisseur. It rivals some of the most important ruby and diamond necklaces

The splendid necklace was commissioned from Cartier in 1937 by Maharaja Digvijaysinhji of Nawanagar. He was the adopted son of the famous Ranjitsinhji of Nawanagar, who before his death in 1933, was a passionate collector of jewels and one of the world's best cricket players, playing for England and Sussex between 1985 and 1912. India's inter-state cricketing prize, the Ranji Trophy, initiated in 1934 by Maharaja Bhupindra Singh of Patiala, was named after him.

The rubies in this extraordinary necklace were supplied from the Royal treasury, Cartier supplied the diamonds, and the piece created to an original Cartier design - one of the more important jewels commissioned by Digvijaysinhji.

In the early 1950s the necklace was returned to Cartier and re-offered for sale to an exclusive and select clientele. The wife of one such client immediately fell in love with the piece and after the purchase, had it slightly altered from the original design to fit her slender neck in the shorter, prevailing fashion of the time while maintaining the geometric design and the originality of the Deco period.

Not only does this jewel have a captivating history but it is also special for another reason. One trend which was prevalent during the Art Deco period and which continues today is the rarity and scarcity of fabulous Burmese rubies. The 116 rubies in this piece, weighing over 170 carats, all originate from the famous Mogok mines of Burma, with their natural rich, deep red colour, bereft of any enhancement.

It rivals some of the most important ruby and diamond necklaces including the Empress Marie-Louise necklace from the Crown Jewels of France, the necklace from the estate of Vera Hue-Williams and the Belle Epoque ruby and diamond necklace that realised $1,375,000 at Christie's Superlative Jewels auction in May 1996.

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Post by: saqsay1 on January 02, 2011, 12:43:45 PM
another Cartier ruby necklace made for the Maharaja
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 02, 2011, 12:46:14 PM
The Maharaja with Ladies
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 02, 2011, 12:52:57 PM
 some Maharaja Nawanagar emeralds
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 02, 2011, 12:56:10 PM
Turbin pins
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 02, 2011, 01:03:45 PM
Maharaja Nawanagar
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 02, 2011, 01:08:48 PM
Maharani Of Cooch Behar tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 04, 2011, 11:40:54 AM
The Miraculous Moonstone tiara

Very popular in the early twentieth century, moonstone was used extensively in Art Nouveau jewelry (1890-1915).
 
In 1906, Ernest Louis, Grand Duke of Hesse, gave an extraordinary Russian tiara of ribbons of turquoise and moonstone wrapped around a diamond frame, as a Christmas present to his second wife, Princess Eleanore of Solms-Hohensohms-Lich.
As with most jewelry of this period, each jewel was significant: the diamonds symbolized eternity; the turquoise, true love; and the moonstones, innocence.
 

In an odd twist to the story, in 1937, Ernst's son with Princess Eleanore, George Donatus -- who happened to be traveling with the tiara -- died in an air crash in which he and five of his family (including his wife, Cecile, sister of Queen Elizabeth's husband, Prince Philip) and six other people were killed.
Almost everything was destroyed in the crash except for a strongbox holding the moonstone and turquoise tiara. Today, the tiara is on exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
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Post by: oldmancoyote on January 04, 2011, 11:55:21 AM
And they say the Hope diamond brings bad luck... ???
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Post by: clgwli on January 04, 2011, 12:40:57 PM
And they say the Hope diamond brings bad luck... ???
Well if you could stay in the box with that tiara you'd be fine ;)
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Post by: oldmancoyote on January 04, 2011, 12:42:42 PM
NO! She caused the crash! She's evil! And beer-drinking! And you want to lock me in a strong box with her?!?!?

 ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 05, 2011, 11:44:06 AM
I think I can understand your terror OMC..... Maybe the tiara is cursed, and thats why it is now on display at the V&A instead of being worn. This is how i would picture you with this tiara  >:D
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 05, 2011, 11:47:11 AM
and where is Ah2.... when you need her?
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Post by: oldmancoyote on January 05, 2011, 12:13:23 PM
That is me. Once I lost the tiara, though. ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 06, 2011, 09:07:30 AM
Here is a great picture of Cecile of Hesse, Prince philip's sister , who died in the plane crash. She was a great beauty.
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 06, 2011, 09:23:31 AM
This is the Hesse or Hessen diamond tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 06, 2011, 09:28:14 AM
The Princess Alice (Alice Maud Mary: Princess Louis and Grand Duchess of Hesse and by Rhine by marriage; 25 April 1843 – 14 December 1878) was a member of the British royal family, the third child and second daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

Princess Alice was mother of Empress Alexandra Feodorovna (the wife of Emperor Nicholas II of Russia) and the maternal great-grandmother of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who is the consort of Queen Elizabeth II.

Princess Alice wearing the Hesse diamond tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 06, 2011, 09:38:04 AM
During Allied air raids on Frankfurt, Germany, in October 1944, the Hesse family, led by Prince Wolfgang of Hesse, decided to hide ancestral and personal property at the family castle, Schloss Friedrichshof at Kronberg (Kronberg Castle). A large box was constructed into which were placed the jewels of the House of Hesse, the property belonging to Prince Richard and his wife, Prince Cristoph and his wife, and Prince Wolfgang and his wife, as well as jewels and other property belonging to Princess Margarethe, the dowager Landgrafin of Hesse. A hole was dug in the basement of Kronberg Castle. Once the box was placed in this hole, it was covered with concrete. An inventory of the contents of the box was created.

Sometime between April 10 and April 20, 1945, Kronberg Castle and its adjoining buildings were occupied by American forces. The castle was requisitioned for use as an officer’s club, and the establishment was turned over to the Mess Section, HQ Command, United Stated Forces European Theater. Captain Kathleen B. Nash was appointed “Mess Section” representative from June 1945 until February 1, 1946, and was essentially the officer in charge of Kronberg Castle.

Captain Nash discovered the cache of jewels and property in November 1945. The box was unearthed, and the contents placed in her sleeping quarters. The box contained pieces of jewelry, loose gemstones, silver, tableware, and books. The value of these pieces was subsequently placed at over $2.5 million.

Major David F. Watson and Colonel Jack W. Durant were frequent visitors to the officer's club and with Captain Nash conspired on how to keep the property and smuggle most of it into the United States. Meanwhile, members of the Hesse family were informed of discovery of the hiding place. When the family and their representatives contacted Captain Nash on several occasions to seek assurances that their property would be returned, she promised them that it would be once the castle was vacated.

Nash, Durant, and Watson were apprehended by military authorities after they returned to the United States and tried to fence the jewels. Nash and Durant were married in a successful attempt to prevent Nash from having to testify against her new husband. The three were charged with violating the following articles of war: 61 (Absent Without Leave), 93 (Larceny), 94 (Frauds Against the Government), 295 (Conduct Unbecoming an Officer and a Gentleman) and 96 (Bringing Discredit Upon the Military Service). Nash, Durant, and Watson were tried in separate court-martial proceedings held in Frankfurt, Germany, and Durant's trial was carried over to Washington, DC, between August 1946 and April 1947. Each was found guilty of at least some of the specified charges, and all of them were sent to prison.

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Post by: saqsay1 on January 06, 2011, 09:45:37 AM
Princess Mafalda of Savoy Hesse-kassel
Mafalda was born in Rome. In childhood she was close to her mother, from whom she inherited a love for music and the arts. During World War I, she accompanied her mother on her visits to Italian military hospitals.

 
Princess Mafalda memorialOn 23 September 1925, at Racconigi Castle, Mafalda married Prince Philipp of Hesse, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel. Prince Philipp was a loyal member of the German National Socialist (Nazi) political movement, and his brother Christoph was part of the party hierarchy and married to Princess Sophie of Greece and Denmark, sister to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, the future husband of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain.

Prince Philipp's marriage to Princess Mafalda put him in position to act as intermediary between the National Socialist government in Germany and the Fascist government in Italy. However, during World War II, Adolf Hitler (head of the National Socialist party and Chancellor of Germany) believed Princess Mafalda was working against the war effort; he called her the "blackest carrion in the Italian royal house."

Early in September 1943, Princess Mafalda traveled to Bulgaria to attend the funeral of her brother-in-law, King Boris III. While there, she was informed of Italy's surrender to the Allied Powers, that her husband was being held under house arrest in Bavaria, and that her children had been given sanctuary in the Vatican. The Gestapo ordered her arrest, and on 23 September she received a telephone call from Hauptsturmführer Karl Hass at the German High Command; the Hauptsturmführer told Mafalda that he had an important message from her husband. On her arrival at the German embassy, Mafalda was arrested, ostensibly for subversive activities but (it is generally assumed) more probably as a hostage to keep her father, the King of Italy, from opposing German interests in the war. Princess Mafalda was transported to Munich for questioning, then to Berlin, and finally to Buchenwald concentration camp.

On 24 August 1944, the Allies bombed an ammunition factory inside Buchenwald. Some four hundred prisoners were killed and Princess Mafalda was seriously wounded: she had been housed in a unit adjacent to the bombed factory, and when the attack occurred she was buried up to her neck in debris and suffered severe burns to her arm. The conditions of the labour camp caused her arm to become infected, and the medical staff at the facility amputated it; she bled profusely during the operation and never regained consciousness. After the bombing of 24 August the dying Mafalda said to two other Italian inmates of the camp, "Remember me not as an Italian princess, but as an Italian sister[1]". Mafalda died during the night of 26-27 August, 1944; her body was reburied after the war at Kronberg Castle in Hesse.[2]

The Hessian royal family were not notified of her death although rumors began to circulate towards the end of 1944. Her death was not confirmed until after Germany had surrendered to the invading Allied armies in 1945.

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Post by: saqsay1 on January 06, 2011, 10:03:44 AM
The Hesse Aquamarine tiara
This extremely attractive parure has a highly important and interesting historical provenance, as the family states that these jewels had once belonged to the Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna of Russia 1864-1918.
Born Princess of Hesse, Elizabeth married Sergei Alexandrovitch, Grand Duke of Russia and son of Alexander II, Emperor of Russia. Born Princess of Hesse, Elizabeth married Sergei Alexandrovitch, Grand Duke of Russia and son of Alexander II, Emperor of Russia. Her younger sister Alexandra was to become the wife of Tsar Nicholas II. in 1894, a marriage which the Grand Duchess greatly encouraged. Her younger sister Alexandra was to become the wife of Tsar Nicholas II in 1894, a marriage Which the Grand Duchess greatly encouraged. The Grand Duchess was a stunning beauty and her husband showered her with jewels.  
The aquamarine and diamond parure described above was given to her brother the Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig of Hesse-Darmstadt.
Subsequently the parure was inherited by the Grand Duke’s younger son Prince Ludwig of Hesse, thereafter it was given to his first cousin twice removed Her Highness Princess Dorothea of Hesse, on the occasion of her wedding on the 1st April 1959. Subsequently the parure was inherited by the Grand Duke's younger son Prince Ludwig of Hesse, thereafter it was given to his first cousin twice removed Her Highness Princess Dorothea of Hesse, on the occasion of her wedding on the 1st April 1959.
She later sold the parure at auction through Sotheby’s London on the 10th October 1996.
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 06, 2011, 10:06:44 AM
I only posted a picture of the tiara. the whole parure was posted awhile back. The speculation on this piece is that it may have been made by Faberge, although it isn't known for sure.
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 06, 2011, 10:10:35 AM
another Hessen tiara. This one looks like it is made of peridot.
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 07, 2011, 05:59:06 AM
Elizabeth of Hesse Ruby and diamond tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 07, 2011, 06:03:44 AM
A French ruby Parure possibly called the Angouleme Ruby tiara

and a french ruby necklace tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 07, 2011, 06:06:26 AM
Another Ruby Parure
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 07, 2011, 06:12:01 AM
An unusual ruby tiara

and one I wouldn't mind owning
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 07, 2011, 06:17:18 AM
'Sissi' Empress Elisabeth of Austria wearing a fab Ruby tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 07, 2011, 06:45:26 AM
This is a designer sketch of what must have been a magnificent tiara. The lady in the picture is wearing the flower portion as a brooch.
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 07, 2011, 06:48:27 AM
The Bourbon Parma Ruby Parure
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 07, 2011, 06:50:57 AM
This is probably one of the more creative ways to wear a tiara.
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Post by: elfgifu on January 10, 2011, 09:34:47 AM
Hi Saqusay1,

amazing with how many tiaras you come up. Enjoyed looking at them.

But let me make two comments:

#565 from May 2o: the gentleman is not a prince with title only - he's the prince of Schaumburg-lippe and head of the familiy. Pretty wealthy actually. The lady is his second wife, a commoner, an a lawyer.

# 590 - this is not queen margarethe, but princess margarethe of sweden on her marriage to Mr John Ambler

Kind Regards

elfgifu
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Post by: GIAGirl on January 10, 2011, 12:23:03 PM
This is probably one of the more creative ways to wear a tiara.

I wish she has just worn this the regular way.
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 11, 2011, 11:16:31 AM
Hi Saqusay1,

amazing with how many tiaras you come up. Enjoyed looking at them.

But let me make two comments:

#565 from May 2o: the gentleman is not a prince with title only - he's the prince of Schaumburg-lippe and head of the familiy. Pretty wealthy actually. The lady is his second wife, a commoner, an a lawyer.

# 590 - this is not queen margarethe, but princess margarethe of sweden on her marriage to Mr John Ambler

Kind Regards

elfgifu
Welcome Elf!!!!  your right. I have made many mistakes looking back. In fact, if I could I would probably rearrange the whole format so it isn't so all over the place. 
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 11, 2011, 11:32:33 AM
There are a whole bunch of corrections that need to be made, but I haven't had the time to go back and review the whole thread. Please feel free to correct me on anything, because I know not everything is correct  ;D.
 I never knew how many royals were out there until I started this thread. It's hard to keep all there names, countries, and titles straight. However, I do think I have a fairly good grasp on who owns what tiara. when I don't know for sure, I just refer to them as unknown royals . I try to find out who makes each tiara, but a lot of times, there just isn't that much info out there. Mostly gossip. I actually tried contacting Cartier about some of their tiaras and they were absolutely no help at all. Someone really does need to write a new tiara book. Geoffrey Munns 'Tiaras a history of splendour' is the best, but there are so many more tiaras out there.
I hope you stick around for awhile!!! Lots of friendly folks here.  ;)
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 11, 2011, 12:02:25 PM
a few more ruby tiaras. unfortunately, no info on these.
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 11, 2011, 12:05:53 PM
Sweden's ruby Diadem and Queen Silvia wearing it
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 11, 2011, 12:11:05 PM
a couple more ruby tiaras The first one the center makes a brooch. The 2nd one is Indian in origin.
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 11, 2011, 12:28:45 PM
More Belle Epoque tiaras
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 11, 2011, 12:30:42 PM
a few more
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 11, 2011, 12:35:22 PM
An Oval link diamond tiara, and a Circle diamond tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 13, 2011, 12:01:40 PM
an interesting emerald and diamond tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 13, 2011, 12:04:23 PM
The Grand Duchess Francesca of Austria emerald and diamond tiara  necklace close up
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 13, 2011, 12:05:55 PM
the Bapst Emerald bandeau
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 13, 2011, 12:14:21 PM
an emerald cabochon tiara circa 1850
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 13, 2011, 12:17:19 PM
I like this one a lot
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Post by: DiamondsAreForever on January 13, 2011, 12:30:14 PM
I like that last one a lot, too.  Something about the color of the emeralds.
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Post by: oldmancoyote on January 13, 2011, 01:10:56 PM
And the overall composition - it's nice how they thought of all the various shapes and combined them in a way that is still harmonious
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 14, 2011, 09:40:42 AM
an unusual emerald and diamond tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 14, 2011, 09:46:35 AM
a few  more emerald tiaras. the bottom one is by Chaumet
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 14, 2011, 09:54:05 AM
a fabulous emerald and diamond kokoshnik

a rose gold and emerald tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 14, 2011, 10:09:17 AM
QUEEN MARIE'S EMERALD TIARA


A diamond and emerald kokoshnik tiara bought by King Alexander I of Yugoslavia for his wife, Queen Marija (Marie). Made by the jeweller Bolin. After the fall of the monarchy, it was later bought by Van Cleef & Arpels, who removed the emeralds and replaced them with paste.  :(


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Post by: saqsay1 on January 14, 2011, 10:13:54 AM
This is supposed to have belonged to the Empress Eugenie, but for some reason, I haven't been able to find out anything more about it.
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 14, 2011, 10:20:00 AM
Princess Marina wearing a beautiful emerald and diamond necklace
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 14, 2011, 10:23:09 AM
A few more pieces from the Iranian crown jewels
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 14, 2011, 07:00:01 PM
The House Diamonds Parure consists of a  large all diamond tiara, a large necklace and a devant de corsage. In 1897 Queen Emma commissioned Jeweller Eduard Schürmann & Co. in Frankfurt to create a new tiara for the investiture of her daughter, Queen Wilhelmina that would take place the following year in 1898. Jeweller Schürmann broke up Queen Emma's Diamond Parure which contained a large 17th century diamond also known as the Holland or Stuart diamond.
In 1690 Wilem III bought a large rough diamond as a present for his wife Mary II Stuart. The rough diamond was most probably cut in Amsterdam that same year. The result was a rose-cut pear shaped diamond weighing 39,75 carats. This “Stuart,” after its owner, became the center stone in a large brooch. After Queen Mary II’ s death in 1694 all of her possessions, including her jewellery, went to her husband. When Willem III himself dies in 1702 the jewellery, including the “Stuart” Diamond, was inventoried and since most of it was originally the property of the House of Orange, returned to the Netherlands.

 Years later, in a twist of fate, the “Stuart” diamond returned to England with Prince Willem V, his wife Princess Wilhelmina and their family who were escaping French army in 1795. In England, Princess Wilhelmina was introduced to the British jewellers Rundell & Bridge by Queen Charlotte. The Dutch Princess had several items of the family’s jewellery redesigned by them, including the “ Stuart” diamond into a pendant suspended from a necklace. It’s during this time that the diamond is now referred to as the “Holland”. In 1815 the House of Orange was able to resume their rule, now as monarchs, and their jewel box moved back with them to Holland. The setting of the “ Holland” diamond was changed so that it could be detachable from the necklace created by Rundell & Bridge.
 

An inventory conducted of the jewellery in the possession of the House of Orange in 1874 shows that the Holland diamond was now surrounded by 22 brilliant cut diamonds and was set in an Agraffe (a decorative hook or clasp for clothing). In 1879 the Holland diamond is yet again reset in a necklace. This time it’s part of a new parure for King Willem III’s young new bride, Queen Emma. Not long after, in 1897, German jeweller Schürmann in Frankfurt was commissioned to create a new parure  from the " House diamonds"  for the investiture of Queen Wilhelmina  the next year. The jeweller created a very grand tiara, considering it was intended for a young girl who just turned 18, using some very large diamonds and topped with the huge Holland diamond. Wilhelmina always kept referring to the bluish, pear shaped diamond as "the Stuart Diamond".

The large all diamond tiara which does not only contain the Holland diamond but also 10 very large rose cut diamonds can be worn in a high and low setting although the latter has never been documented. The Holland diamond is detachable and can be worn as a brooch # or pendant as had been done in previous centuries. At the time Jeweller Shürmann &Co. also made a large diamond necklace that became part of the parure together with a devant de corsage: a large diamond bow. The diamond bow itself already existed but several large diamonds, among which two rare triangular cut, where added to it.

Although the parure was made for her, Queen Wilhelmina has only worn the tiara and devant de corsage sporadically: for her investiture in 1898, her wedding in 1901 and incidentally a portrait. Her daughter Juliana, who became Queen in 1948, decided to wear the complete parure the evening of her investiture. She was fond of the parure and wore it frequently until the 1970's. Since then, the parure has not been seen anymore. Queen Beatrix has never worn any part of this parure, possibly because it's too ostentatious for her taste.  In recent years rumors have surfaced that the tiara has been altered to make it more wearable.

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Post by: saqsay1 on January 14, 2011, 07:12:50 PM
A close up of the Stuart Diamond and Queen Juliana wearing it
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 14, 2011, 07:51:59 PM
This rare blue diamond of Indian origin that has a recorded history dating back to the late 17th century, eventually came into the possession of the Wittelsbach family in 1722, the German noble family that provided rulers of Bavaria and of the Rhenish Palatinate until the 20th century. Bavaria was ruled for over 700 years by Dukes of the Wittelsbach family, from 1180 to 1918. The name Wittelsbach was taken from the Castle of Wittelsbach, which became the official residence of the Dukes of Bavaria. The diamond gets its name from the Wittelsbach family, in whose possession it remained as a family diamond until the abdication of the last king in 1918.

The Wittelsbach is a 35.56-carat, cushion-cut, dark blue diamond of unknown color and clarity grades. But, going by the descriptions and photographs of the diamond it may qualify for a fancy intense blue color grade. The diamond is also said to be pure apart from a few surface scratches. There are 82 facets on the diamond. The main facets on the crown are vertically split and the pavilion has 16 needle like facets arranged in pairs and radiating from the culet.

The Wittelsbach is the 3rd largest of the known famous blue diamonds in the world.
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 14, 2011, 08:03:46 PM
The Wittelsbach is a diamond with legitimate origins, and its course in history was as smooth as its origin. The first time we hear of the Wittelsbach diamond was in 1666, when the rare blue diamond formed part of the wedding gift given by King Philip IV of Spain to his daughter Margarita Teresa on the occasion of her marriage to Emperor Leopold I of Austria, who was also elected Holy Roman Emperor. Besides the large blue diamond, the dowry also included jewelry and other precious stones acquired from India and Portugal. The marriage however lasted only for seven years, and ended with the untimely death of Margarita Teresa in 1673. Leopold I also fell dangerously ill in 1670, but recovered miraculously and in 1673, after the death of Margarita Teresa, married Claudia Felicitas from the Tirolian branch of the Austrian Hapsburgs. In 1676, Emperor Leopold solemnized his third marriage to Eleanor Magdalena daughter of the elector of Palatinate. This marriage turned out to be a happy union and produced 10 children, among them the future Emperors Joseph I and Charles VI.

With the death of Margarita Teresa in 1673, the ownership of her jewelry passed to her husband, and in a document dated March 23rd, 1673, the Wittelsbach diamond is listed as a diamond ornament in the form of a large brooch, with a great blue diamond in the center. Leopold I gifted all jewelry belonging to Margarita Teresa, to his third wife and Queen consort Eleanor Magdalena, which included the Wittelsbach diamond brooch. Leopold I died in 1705 and was succeeded by his eldest son Joseph I, who also died suddenly in 1711, and was succeeded by his brother Charles VI. Empress Eleanor Magdalena lived up to the year 1720, and before dying had bequeathed the great blue diamond to her granddaughter, Archduchess Maria Amelia, daughter of Emperor Joseph I.  

Archduchess Maria Amelia married the Bavarian Crown Prince Charles Albert in 1722, who succeeded to the Bavarian throne in 1726 and remained king and elector of Bavaria until his death in 1745. He was also elected Holy Roman Emperor, as Charles VII in 1742, with the help of  France and Prussia, during the war of Austrian succession, in opposition to Maria Theresa's husband, Francis Stephen, the grand duke of Tuscany. After Maria Amelia's marriage to Charles Albert, the great blue diamond became the family diamond of the House of Bavaria, and came to be known as the Wittelsbach diamond. The Wittelsbach diamond was the most expensive item of jewelry among other items in Maria Amelia's dowry, and had a estimated value of 240.000 guilders at the time of her marriage. It is reported that not long after Crown Prince Charles Albert married Archduchess Maria Emelia, his father Maximillian Emmanuel, the elector of Bavaria, got into dire financial straits and was forced to borrow money from a banker named Oppenheimer, by pledging the Wittelsbach diamond and other valuables. The diamond was later redeemed by Charles Albert after the death of his father.

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Post by: saqsay1 on January 14, 2011, 08:20:16 PM
Charles Albert had a special affection for the Wittelsbach diamond and had its setting changed several times, each time going in for a more beautiful setting, than the previous one. But the most extravagant of all these settings was the one designed and executed by a Munich jeweler, who was commissioned for the job by Charles Albert's successor Maximillian III, and consisted of 700 diamonds. This was a golden fleece ornament which apart from the gold ram consisted of two sections. The centerpiece of the upper part was the Wittelsbach diamond, surrounded by smaller cushion-cut white brilliants, and an outer intricate floral pattern consisting of white diamonds of various shapes and sizes. The centerpiece of the lower part was a cushion-shaped pinkish-brown brilliant with three rows of large white diamonds radiating horizontally from it on either side with several  rows of smaller white diamonds in between them.

Modern history
The Bavarian kingdom was abolished in 1918, when Bavaria became a republic, after the socialist revolution organized by Eisner Kurt, a journalist and socialist politician, that overthrew the monarchy. Eisner became the first prime minister and minister of foreign affairs of the new republic. The last in line of a long succession of Bavarian Dukes who ruled for over 700 years, was Louis III (Ludwig III). After his abdication in 1918 Louis III, retired to a private life in his estate in Hungary, where he died in 1921. His funeral ceremony in Munich, was the last occasion the Wittelsbach diamond accompanied a monarch to his final place of rest.
Ludwig I (Louis I) of Bavaria standing beside the Bavarian Crown mounted with the original Wittelsbach diamond.



fter the abolition of the Monarchy in 1918, the possessions of the former house of Wittelsbach were placed under the control of an equalization fund. Members of the royal family received an indemnity from the state but this was hardly enough for their survival. Soon they were reduced to a state of penury. In order to relieve their suffering the State agreed in 1931 that certain jewels of the House of Wittelsbach could be sold, and accordingly Christie's of London were assigned the task of auctioning the Bavarian Crown jewels. The auction was held in December 1931 and comprised of 13 lots. Bidding for the first lot that included the Wittelsbach diamond started at £ 3,000 and was knocked down to a purchaser by the name of Thorpe for £ 5,400. From then onwards the Wittelsbach diamond vanished without any trace.


Ludwig I (Louis I) of Bavaria standing beside the Bavarian Crown mounted with the original Wittelsbach diamond.
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 14, 2011, 08:27:48 PM
According to another version of its disappearance the Wittelsbach diamond was not sold at the auction held by Christie's, but was subsequently sold illegally through  a Munich jeweler in 1932. Research also had shown that whoever was in the possession of the rare and historic diamond had sold it in Belgium in 1951 and again in 1955. Later in 1958 the Wittelsbach diamond appears to have been displayed at the Brussels World Exhibition together with other jewelry, but none of the millions of visitors who may have seen the diamond were aware that it was the missing Wittelsbach diamond. Finally the Wittelsbach diamond was re-discovered in 1962, almost three decades after its disappearance, thanks to the vigilance of a leading Belgian diamond dealer Joseph Komkommer, who received a phone call in January 1962, requesting him to look at an old mine-cut diamond, with a view of re-cutting it. When he received the package containing the diamond in his office, he opened it, and to his amazement he discovered that the diamond was an old mine-cut, rare, dark blue diamond. He immediately recognized its rarity and possible historic significance, and was of the opinion that re-cutting it would be tantamount to sacrilege. With a lot of painstaking research and investigation, assisted by his son Jacques, Joseph Komkommer was able to identify the diamond positively as the long lost Wittelsbach diamond, formerly owned by the royal family of Bavaria. Mr. Joseph swung into action, and instead of re-cutting the diamond, initiated negotiations with the owners, the trustees of an unidentified estate, for its purchase. He formed a syndicate of diamond buyers from Belgium and USA, and purchased the diamond, which was  valued at £ 180,000. The Wittelsbach diamond was finally sold to an anonymous private collector in 1964.

The Wittelsbach diamond reappears at a Christie's auction in London, on December 11, 2008, and fetches a record breaking price of $ 24.3 million
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 14, 2011, 08:30:52 PM
 Note: The crowns above are the Queens crown of Bavaria and did not hold the Wittelsbach  ::)
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Post by: oldmancoyote on January 15, 2011, 04:09:53 AM
Now, what I really want to know is why is there a dead sheep hanging from the Wittelsbach diamond? ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 15, 2011, 05:38:43 AM
you got me there  >:(   ;)
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 15, 2011, 05:53:43 AM
Wait a minute....... Now wasn't he known as mad King Ludwig? Maybe that explains it. I think he bankrupted the country building Neuschwanstein Castle. Which I believe was the castle Walt Disney modeled Cinderella's castle from. talk about off topic.  ;D
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Post by: oldmancoyote on January 15, 2011, 06:57:43 AM
you got me there  >:(   ;)

...because at some point the Wittelsbach was used as part of a collar or ornament belonging (heraldically) to the Order of the Golden Fleece.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a4/Philip_the_good.jpg)

(Philip III "the Good" of Burgundy, founder of the Order of The Golden Fleece, in a portrait by Rogier van der Weyden, ca. 1450)

Quite why they though it was fun and interesting to go around with a dead sheep hanging from your neck, I don't quite get, but I'm known for being rather common.
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Post by: DiamondsAreForever on January 15, 2011, 07:01:20 AM
Now, what I really want to know is why is there a dead sheep hanging from the Wittelsbach diamond? ;D

Napoleon had the Tavernier blue diamond set into a setting called the "Golden Fleece", also with a dead sheep hanging from it.  The diamond disappeared and was later found to have been recut into what is known as the Hope Diamond.
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Post by: DiamondsAreForever on January 15, 2011, 08:55:06 AM
Whoops, I must correct myself.  Napoleon XIV had the "Golden Fleece" created, not Napoleon.
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Post by: oldmancoyote on January 15, 2011, 11:43:44 AM
I think you mean Louis XV... and he didn't create the "Golden Fleece" as such - he "only" ordered the French Blue to be set into an ornament with the ensign of the Golden Fleece (the famous dead sheep), which was also called "Toison d'Or" (Golden Fleece, short for ensign of the order of the Golden Fleece). The ornament also included a couple of other famous gems, like another light blue diamond of about 35 carats, and a carved red spinel in the form of an oriental dragon.
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Post by: DiamondsAreForever on January 16, 2011, 06:31:37 AM
There 'ya go, well said.
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Post by: oldmancoyote on January 16, 2011, 08:03:23 AM
Since we are on the topic - more or less, not a tiara, but still - here is a reconstruction of Louis XV's  Toison d'Or

(http://storage.canalblog.com/56/17/119589/32650843.jpg)

The French Blue (later to be recut into the Hope Diamond) is at the bottom, just above the famous dead sheep, and the dragon is the Côte de Bretagne spinel. The three yellow stones are topazes.

One other thing I found is that Louis XIV (Louis XV's great-grandfather) ordered the original blue diamond found by M Tavernier in India to be recut into the triangular shape depicted in the drawing, and incorporated into a cravat pin (1678).
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 16, 2011, 08:51:09 AM


Quite why they though it was fun and interesting to go around with a dead sheep hanging from your neck, I don't quite get, but I'm known for being rather common.
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You Common? Somehow I truly doubt that.  ;)
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 16, 2011, 08:58:48 AM
Since we are on the topic - more or less, not a tiara, but still - here is a reconstruction of Louis XV's  Toison d'Or


Wow! that is a fabulous piece. I especially like the carved spinel dragon. Thanks for looking that stuff up!
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 17, 2011, 10:28:16 AM
A coral parure
 
A Coral tiara and the Queen of Nigeria wearing fabulous coral pieces
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 17, 2011, 10:45:37 AM
Some Fabulous Turqouise tiaras
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 17, 2011, 10:47:15 AM
an interesting turquoise tiara made of acorns and oak leaves
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 17, 2011, 10:49:22 AM
The Belgian turqouise tiara

and a tiara owned by the Duchess of Buccleuch.
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 17, 2011, 10:53:31 AM
Queen Margarethe wearing a turquoise parure

and another persian turquoise tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 17, 2011, 10:57:35 AM
The first picture is Princess Anna of Bavaria wearing Princess Ursala's turquoise and diamond tiara.


an interesting gold and turquoise tiara with shells and palmettes
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 17, 2011, 11:08:30 AM
Bridgette,  Duchess of Gloucester wearing the Gloucester turquoise tiara
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Post by: clgwli on January 17, 2011, 11:13:42 AM
She wears that tiara so wonderfully!!
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 17, 2011, 11:25:07 AM
she is very attractive in that picture. Of course the tiara is fab too.

Love them beer drinkin' royals........ ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 17, 2011, 11:29:46 AM
At first when I found this photo, I thought I had found a new turquoise tiara. As it turns out, this is the Westminster Tiara that previously held the famous Arcot diamonds. The arcots were replaced here with turquoise. The tiara is being worn by Mrs Rose movius, who is wearing more than 1 million dollars in diamonds as photographed by Life magazine. I love that flower brooch...........
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 17, 2011, 11:34:16 AM

The Westminster Tiara. The large round center diamond was thought to be the Hastings Diamond. The Arcots are on either side.

 In 1930 the Parisian jeweler Lacloche mounted the Arcots in the Westminster Tiara, a bandeau style piece, together with the round brilliant and no less than 1421 smaller smaller diamonds. The tiara was pieced to form a design of pavè-set scrolls with arcading, and with clusters of marquise-shaped diamonds between the sections, tapering slightly at the sides, with baguette diamond banding framing the large center stone and with diamond baguettes dispersed singly throughout the tiara. In her memoirs, Loelia, Duchess of Westminster, third wife of the second Duke of Westminster, wrote about the Arcots, "fixed by themselves on the safety-pin they looked extremely bogus, so that a friend who saw me that evening remarked, 'What on earth does Loelia think she's doing, pinning those two lumps of glass on herself?'"
In June of 1959 the third Duke of Westminster sold the Westminster Tiara to help meet the cost of heavy death-duties. Harry Winston paid £110,000 for it at auction - then a world record price for a piece of jewelry. Mr. Winston had the two Arcots recut in order to obtain greater clarity and brilliance, the larger to 30.99 metric carats and the smaller to 18.85 metric carats. Each was remounted in a ring and sold to American clients in 1959 and 1960 respectively. The larger of the two, Arcot I, was then set as the pendant to a necklace by Van Cleef & Arpels and was later sold at auction at Christie's in Geneva in November of 1993 when it was bought by Sheik Ahmed Hassan Fitaihi, the Saudi Arabian dealer.





Here is the original version of the Westminster Arcot diamond tiara. It is being worn by Loelia Duchess of Westminster.
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 17, 2011, 11:44:12 AM
Here are the Arcots mounted in a pendant by Van Cleef and Arpels and in a bar brooch
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 19, 2011, 10:11:10 AM
Diamond Tiara of Queen Victoria Eugenie ( Queen Ena)
The new Queen was presented with a tiara by Alfonso XII as a wedding gift. The tiara, which was made by Chaumet, was originally set with diamonds and turquoise (which was very fashionable at the time). Ena replaced the turquoise with diamonds and wore it on State occasions.

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Post by: saqsay1 on January 19, 2011, 10:15:19 AM
Here is one of those crazy crowns of Queen Marie of Romania. This one has turqouise in it.
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 19, 2011, 10:17:48 AM
This is supposed to be a turquoise parure, but  actually looks more like opals to me.  :-\
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 19, 2011, 10:21:07 AM
If I remember correctly, this is a pair of Russian tiaras. Someone colorized the stones. I assume they are supposed to be turquoise
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 19, 2011, 03:14:10 PM
a rather unattractive turquoise parure worn by one of the malaysian Queens
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Post by: oldmancoyote on January 19, 2011, 04:06:08 PM
Perhaps if she didn't wear it all together and with a turquoise dress, the effect might be slightly less like an overgrown pigeon egg...
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Post by: Diamondsbylauren on January 19, 2011, 05:49:53 PM
Perhaps if she didn't wear it all together and with a turquoise dress, the effect might be slightly less like an overgrown pigeon egg...

OUCH!!! ;D
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Post by: Trinkette on January 19, 2011, 06:24:31 PM
Sometimes, I wish OMC would just stop beating around the bush, as they say, and come out and tell us what he REALLY thinks.  ::)
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Post by: DiamondsAreForever on January 19, 2011, 06:43:43 PM
 :rotflmao:
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Post by: oldmancoyote on January 20, 2011, 01:34:20 AM
Do you mean I can beat Bush directly? On the head? With a baseball bat? (Please, please, please)
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Post by: Trinkette on January 20, 2011, 08:31:12 AM

Hummm, still, soooo, subtle. Oh, OMC! Come out! Come out! Wherever you are...   ::)
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Post by: oldmancoyote on January 20, 2011, 09:16:16 AM
 :smarty:
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 22, 2011, 09:12:33 AM
Children, children..... now don't make me get the stick out  :a082:  >:D
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 22, 2011, 09:15:42 AM
a few horn tiaras. the first 2 are made by Lalique. I don't know about the 3rd one
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 22, 2011, 09:21:20 AM
some hohenzollern family tiaras
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 22, 2011, 09:31:41 AM
Gunilla Von Bismarck. It's hard to believe this is the same woman.  :icon_scratch:
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 22, 2011, 09:38:51 AM
This is a lovely tiara called the Wrede tiara. It belongs to the Von Wrede family from  Germany or Austria.  To me, it looks a lot like the Spencer family tiara that Princess Diana wore.

Hereditary Prince Carl Christian von Wrede & Countess Katalin Bethlen de Bethlen  wedding 2003
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 22, 2011, 09:42:53 AM
another nice tiara called the Countess Zichy diamond tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 22, 2011, 09:50:02 AM
Countess Zichy Diamond Tiara
The Zichy Palmetta tiara made in silver, gold and diamonds. Onced owned by the wife of Jacob Henrik Emanuel Maria
Count Zichy-Mesko of Zich, Vasonykeo, Széplak and Enyiczke.
Inheriting commissioner Fules and Rajka, owner, Boldogkő castle and estate, Hungary Imperial and Royal Councillor to the Emperor of Austria.

A very similar sketch of a tiara made by Koechert Vienna is known from the year 1915th The palmette anthemion so called, in artistic motif based on the fan-shaped leaves of a palm tree.

Count and Countess Willie and Eva von Wallendorff
Eva is wearing the Zichy tiara

A portrait of the Countess Zichy Wallendorff
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 22, 2011, 10:34:41 AM
an unusual mosaic? tiara and earrings circa 1808 from Naples, Italy
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Post by: oldmancoyote on January 22, 2011, 11:31:29 AM
Yup. It looks typical Southern Italian early-to-mid 19th century micromosaic work. It almost looks like painting, but with a loupe one can see the tesserae
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 22, 2011, 01:53:52 PM
 the necklace
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 22, 2011, 01:54:39 PM
and a close up. Outstanding workmanship!
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 23, 2011, 09:17:48 AM
The Baden Palmette tiara. Being worn by Queen Margrethe of Denmark.
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Post by: TerraLumiere on January 24, 2011, 06:16:36 PM
Hy everyone,

i found some tiaras i have not seen so far in this thread so i would like to share them with you:

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Post by: TerraLumiere on January 24, 2011, 06:19:05 PM
and some more, thow they might not all be tiaras  ;D
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Post by: TerraLumiere on January 24, 2011, 06:28:58 PM
and some more  ;D
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Post by: TerraLumiere on January 24, 2011, 06:38:37 PM
 >:D and more...

you might notice these are a lot different than the usual ones here, but this is the stile i like  ;D
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Post by: DiamondsAreForever on January 24, 2011, 06:51:50 PM
Nice photos, and welcome TerraLumiere.  You'll have to tell us your story in the "Introduce Yourself" section of the forum.                           
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Post by: TerraLumiere on January 24, 2011, 07:19:47 PM
Nice photos, and welcome TerraLumiere.  You'll have to tell us your story in the "Introduce Yourself" section of the forum.                           

thank you, i just did  ;D

and some more head bands  ;)
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Post by: oldmancoyote on January 24, 2011, 07:30:03 PM
Am I wrong, or many of those you posted are for fantasy games/dresses? Nothing wrong with that, just wondering - particularly given the names of the pictures!
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Post by: TerraLumiere on January 24, 2011, 07:45:58 PM
Am I wrong, or many of those you posted are for fantasy games/dresses? Nothing wrong with that, just wondering - particularly given the names of the pictures!

the site i took them from did not say they were for any particular games, so i assume they are just fantasy... in general....

i don't know if i'm aloud to, but if you want i could give you the site....
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Post by: TerraLumiere on January 24, 2011, 09:14:41 PM
 :laugh: and some more.....
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Post by: TerraLumiere on January 24, 2011, 11:18:49 PM
sorry, i just have nothing else to do....

earlier in in this thread someone was pointing out how very ugly this (pic.1) Romanian crown is. while i agree that it is not very faltering, i feel the patriotic need to point out some things.

the crown is the coronation crown of Queen Maria of Romania, and the stile is specific to previous Romanian lieder s, that are shown in the other pics.
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Post by: oldmancoyote on January 25, 2011, 05:50:59 AM
They (the crowns, I mean) look very kingly and tremendously heavy. Kind of stuff that causes a headache. ;D

(and no need to apologise; post away!)
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 26, 2011, 01:33:45 PM
George Edward Stanhope Molyneux Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon (26 June 1866 – 5 April 1923) was an English aristocrat best known as the financial backer of the search for and the excavation of Tutankhamun's tomb in Valley of the Kings.

The Earl of Carnarvon


Lord Carnarvon, who was the chief financial backer on many of Howard Carter's Egyptian excavations.
Born 26 June 1866 (1866-06-26)
Highclere Castle
Died 5 April 1923 (1923-04-06) (aged 56)
Cairo, Egypt
Nationality England
Fields Egyptology
Known for Tutankhamun's tomb

 BiographyBorn at the family home, Highclere Castle, in Hampshire on 26 June 1866, George Herbert was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge, succeeding to the Carnarvon title in 1890. On 26 June 1895 Carnarvon married Almina Victoria Maria Alexandra Wombwell daughter of Marie Boyer, the wife of Frederick Charles Wombwell, but her real father was believed to be Alfred de Rothschild, the unmarried member of the prominent Rothschild banking family of England who made Lady Carnarvon his heiress.

Exceedingly wealthy, Lord Carnarvon was at first best known as an owner of racehorses and as a reckless driver of early automobiles, suffering - in 1901 - a serious motoring accident in Germany which left him significantly disabled.

In 1902, the 5th Earl established Highclere Stud to breed thoroughbred racehorses. In 1905, he was appointed one of the Stewards at the new Newbury Racecourse. His family has maintained the connection ever since. His grandson, Henry George Reginald Molyneux Herbert, 7th Earl of Carnarvon, was racing manager to Queen Elizabeth II from 1969, and one of Her Majesty's closest friends.



The 5th Earl was an enthusiastic amateur Egyptologist, undertaking in 1907 to sponsor the excavation of nobles' tombs in Deir el-Bahari (Thebes). Howard Carter joined him as his assistant in the excavations in 1909. It is now established that it is Maspero, then Director of the Antiquities Department, who proposed Carter to Lord Carnavon. Lord Carnarvon received in 1914 the concession to dig in the Valley of the Kings, in replacement of Theodore Davies who had resigned. It was in 1922 that they together opened the tomb of Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings, exposing treasures unsurpassed in the history of archaeology.

 On 5 April 1923, Carnarvon died in the Continental-Savoy Hotel in Cairo. This led to the story of the "Curse of Tutankhamun", the "Mummy's Curse". His death is most probably explained by blood poisoning (progressing to pneumonia) after accidentally shaving a mosquito bite infected with erysipelas. His colleague and employee, Howard Carter, the man most responsible for revealing the tomb of the young king, lived safely for another sixteen years.

Carnarvon's tomb, appropriately for an archaeologist, is located within an ancient hill fort overlooking his family seat at Beacon Hill, Burghclere, Hampshire

Almina Countess of Carnarvon wearing a Boucheron tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 26, 2011, 01:36:09 PM
Note: on Boucheron's website they state that Lord Carnarvon bought several pieces of jewelry from them for his mistress. I guess the wife got the tiara. Not a bad deal  ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 26, 2011, 01:44:09 PM
I posted this tiara awhile back in the floral section. Now I think it may have been a stage piece. I googled princess lontaine and came up empty handed. Does anyone know who this is?  ::)
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 26, 2011, 01:46:59 PM
Hello Terra! welcome to the forum!  :Wave:
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 27, 2011, 08:07:19 AM
The Empress Eugenie wearing an emerald and diamond diadem.
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 27, 2011, 08:11:51 AM
here's a fab close up of Eugenie's aquamarine briolette diamond tiara.
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 27, 2011, 08:17:24 AM
The whole Aquamarine parure
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 27, 2011, 08:31:17 AM
THe Lukeshmuke tiara, which is also known as the Cartier loop tiara. Being worn by Queen Ena.
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Post by: oldmancoyote on January 27, 2011, 08:48:44 AM
The whole Aquamarine parure

Great design - and great stones. I wonder if it's silver on gold or it's already platinum - probably the former, but it's wonderfully innovative for a mid-1800s design
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 27, 2011, 09:03:15 AM
here is a  slightly modified version. From what I have read, this tiara was sold and the current whereabouts unknown.
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 27, 2011, 09:07:59 AM
The whole Aquamarine parure

Great design - and great stones. I wonder if it's silver on gold or it's already platinum - probably the former, but it's wonderfully innovative for a mid-1800s design

I am almost positive it is made of silver as opposed to platinum. there is some discoloration to the top of the loops possibly even under the stones making me think so.
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 27, 2011, 09:12:34 AM
Queen Ena with Ladies in waiting? here she is wearing her other aquamarine tiara.
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Post by: TerraLumiere on January 27, 2011, 03:47:54 PM
Hy, and thank you

i love the 2 tiaras that are used in the first movie of Narnia at the coronation.
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 28, 2011, 09:05:18 AM
Since you brought up tiaras in movies Terra........


Connie Nielsen "Lucilla" tiara from Gladiator. (Universal, 2000) This beaded metal tiara was made for use by Connie Nielsen as "Lucilla" in the Roman epic Gladiator. It is constructed of a metal frame with plastic sections and beading, it has been padded with cloth where it rests on the actress' head. This tiara is visible in the scene where "Lucilla" is watching "Maximus" fight in the gladiatorial arena. The tiara was purchased directly from the costume company who worked on the film, although it has been changed slightly in color after use in a subsequent production. sold for 240.00 gbp

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Post by: saqsay1 on January 28, 2011, 09:06:37 AM
and Angelina Jolie as Olympia in the movie Alexander
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 28, 2011, 09:11:37 AM
A few more celebrities wearing tiaras

Gloria swanson

Loretta young (ok, so it isn't exactly a tiara)

Mae Murray
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 28, 2011, 09:14:08 AM
Sophia Loren (wow!)

Ingrid Bergman

Ashley Judd wearing a diamond headband
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 28, 2011, 09:19:21 AM
and Marilyn Monroe in another tiara

and country Queen Faith Hill wearing a tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 28, 2011, 09:29:55 AM
Hedy Lamarr as Delilah

Julie Andrews as Geinevere with Richard Burton
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 28, 2011, 09:39:31 AM
Julie Andrews from the Princess Diaries
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 28, 2011, 09:51:03 AM
Salma Hayek wearing the asprey tiara


Sharon Stone in her wedding tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 28, 2011, 10:07:47 AM
Alicia Keys looked stunning on her wedding day to producer Swizz Beatz in August on the island of Corsica dressed in a Grecian gown.  The wedding was held few kilometers from Bonifacio just west of the beautiful country of Italy. The pregnant 29-year-old Grammy Award-winning singer wore an Grecian style wedding dress designed by Vera Wang. Wang was originally inspired by a style of dress worn by Egyptian princesses.  The gown was made of an ivory silk georgette,  asymmetrical in style.  The draped gown was simply elegant with a little detail on the back shoulder. Other than her jewel-encrusted Christian Louboutin sandals, she focused her main jewelry in her hair rather than on her gown or around her neck.  The overall look was not overdone, and remained simply elegant, but still she had a lot of bling which really gave her wedding appearance very regal look.   Keys perfectly accented her graceful flowing gown with a historical looking Grecian jewel encrusted headband which was originally a one-of-a-kind necklace that was reworked by Jacob & Co.  The custom fitted 60 carat diamond headpiece perfectly swagged across her forehead and pinned behind her over sized bun.
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 28, 2011, 10:12:31 AM
Here is a slightly better picture of Carrie Underwoods 40 ct diamond wedding tiara. I read somewhere that it is called the Hearts and daisys tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 28, 2011, 10:34:18 AM
Ivana Trump's wedding tiara from when she married The Donald  ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 28, 2011, 10:44:32 AM
Ivana Trump wearing a tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 31, 2011, 04:27:12 PM
some tiaras of unknown provenance
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 31, 2011, 04:33:25 PM
some multi colored tiaras
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Post by: oldmancoyote on January 31, 2011, 04:36:38 PM
Well, maybe the second one is by Chanel, but for me it will always be the Teletubbies tiara... (and maybe what they meant it was on some TV Channel?!?)
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 31, 2011, 04:38:12 PM
a multicolored hair comb tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 31, 2011, 04:41:22 PM
well, I'm not sure what you mean OMC, but I do think the chanel halo is somewhat cartoonish, if thats what you mean. and yes, I could see it being worn on a teletubbie........ ;D
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Post by: oldmancoyote on January 31, 2011, 04:49:17 PM
The centre ornament IS a teletubbie saying hello - TV screen and all! ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 31, 2011, 04:51:31 PM
a few more Cameo tiaras
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 31, 2011, 04:53:45 PM
bonaparte cameo  parure ??
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 31, 2011, 04:58:42 PM
cameo
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Post by: oldmancoyote on January 31, 2011, 04:59:17 PM
If I were to bet on what the Bonaparte cameo is made of, it's either malachite or turquoise matrix (which can become green if exposed to alkali - e.g. soap!)
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 31, 2011, 05:00:04 PM
a gold and brass cameo tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 31, 2011, 05:08:09 PM
Gold and shell cameo parure, 1850s
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 31, 2011, 05:11:20 PM
carnelians cameo demi parure
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 31, 2011, 05:18:59 PM
Cameo Tiara
 
  Horned Helmet shell cameo tiara in a repousse gold mount, circa 1840. The finely carved shells depict Bacchus, Zeus and Mercury. A quality example of 19th century cameo jewellery in immaculate condition.

 
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 31, 2011, 05:19:54 PM
cameo continued
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 31, 2011, 05:21:27 PM
Regency era cameo  comb
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 31, 2011, 05:25:01 PM
This tortoiseshell comb showcases 11 coral cameos in gold-beaded mounts, which rest on a gold base decorated with acanthus leaves, First half of the 19th Century.

Each cameo represents a divinity, or Bacchante, a priestess of the Greek God Bacchus. Bacchante cameos were popular with engravers in late-18th-Century Rome, who carved them in hardstone and shell. European travellers to Italy fell in love with them.

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Post by: saqsay1 on January 31, 2011, 05:29:00 PM
This tortoiseshell comb boasts 3 carved shell cameos, one of Athena and two of Flora. It sold for $1295 on Ruby Lane, even with two slightly broken tines and a seperation in the  scrolled ornamentation at the top. The dealer thought it was French, 1860.
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Post by: saqsay1 on January 31, 2011, 05:42:42 PM
Cameo Crown.... unknown origin
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Post by: saqsay1 on February 02, 2011, 07:19:13 AM
some paste tiaras
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Post by: saqsay1 on February 02, 2011, 07:20:15 AM
Yup. Believe it or not this tiara is made of paste.
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Post by: saqsay1 on February 02, 2011, 07:33:06 AM

A rhinestone or paste or diamante is a diamond simulant made from rock crystal, glass or acrylic.

Originally, rhinestones were rock crystals gathered from the river Rhine. The availability was greatly increased around 1775 when the Alsatian jeweller Georg Friedrich Strass had the idea to imitate diamonds by coating the lower side of glass with metal powder. Hence, rhinestones are called Strass in many European languages.

Rhinestones may be used as imitations of diamonds, and some manufacturers even manage to reproduce the glistening effect real diamonds have in the sun.



I just realized that the strass ruby diadem was made of paste... could've fooled me.  ::) ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on February 04, 2011, 12:24:16 PM
Margaret, Duchess of Argyll, was the daughter of a Scottish millionaire. She was brought up in lavish surroundings and had all that she asked for. In the inter-war years she married a wealthy American stockbroker and several years later, during the war, she stepped into an empty lift shaft and suffered horrible injuries. Amazingly she recovered and was able to walk again. However, it was said that her personality had acquired a new trait; she had become utterly promiscuous. Her appetite was said to be insatiable. In 1947 she got a divorce. Shortly afterwards, she met Ian Campbell, the future Duke of Argyll. Margaret wanted a title and Ian needed her cash. The result was their marriage in 1951. Margaret embarked on numerous affairs, many of them simultaneously. The Duke became suspicious. In 1963 he went to her Mayfair flat, while she was away and serached her bedroom. There he found details of a multitude of affairs she had had and was having. She had written about them in her diaries apparently. As if that wasn't enough he also found a Polaroid camera and some photographs she had taken in her bathroom. They showed her wearing nothing but her pearl necklace while performing fellatio on a man. The photos showed him at different states of arousal and each one had a caption on it: "before" - "thinking of you" - "during" - "oh" - "finished", which are really self-explanatory. Upon searching even further, the Duke found more photographs of a man masturbating. The images were all headless.
The Duke of Argyll filed for divorce. In court, he stated the name sof 88 men whom he felt his wife had taken as lovers. The Polaroid photos were used as evidence of Margaret's promiscuous behaviour and Duncan Sandys was rumoured to be either one or both of the men in the pictures.

The Prime Minister persuaded Sandys not to resign and had him sent off to a Harley street doctor in order to have his pubic hair examined. The doctor concluded that Sandy's pubic hair was not the same as that of the man in the photographs. He was in the clear.

The 88 men were narrowed down to 5 and then requested to sign a visitors register. A graphologist was then deployed to establish which one had written the notorious captions. The headless man proved to be the American actor Douglas Fairbanks Junior, who was also married. Fairbanks never admitted he was the one but the Duke got his divorce. Margaret sank into poverty. Just before she died at the age of 80, she told a friend: "Of course, sweetie, the only Polaroid camera in the country at this time had been lent to the Ministry of Defence." The said pictures had been taken in 1957 and at that time Duncan Sandys had been the Minister of Defence
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Post by: SaoriViola on February 04, 2011, 03:48:19 PM
crazy!  that picture is freaking me out, what's going on with her hand?!!
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Post by: saqsay1 on February 06, 2011, 01:07:06 PM
The Duchess’s biography plays out in the proceedings of perhaps the most sensational and scandalous divorce of the twentieth century, counter pointed by the statements of complacence and almost hypnotic self-regard that survive in sources such as the Duchess’s autobiography ''Forget Not'' written in 1975.

In her own words: I had wealth, I had good looks. As a young woman I had been constantly photographed, written about, flattered, admired, included in the Ten Best-Dressed Women in the World list and mentioned by Cole Porter in his hit song ‘You’re the top. The top was what I was supposed to be. I had become a duchess and mistress of an historic castle. My daughter had married a duke. Life was apparently roses all the way.
The historic castle, Inverary Castle, is shown in the background of this portrait. However the Duchess’s insatiable nymphomania – as it struck contemporaries, and even now there is no better way to describe it – was her undoing. Her ducal husband, Ian Douglas Campbell 11th Duke of Argyll tired of her compulsive infidelity and initiated proceedings in the now infamous ‘headless man’ court case, where the central evidence was a photograph – taken possibly with the only Polaroid camera then in the country which belonged to the Ministry of Defence – taken of a naked man whose head was cut off the top of the frame and in which the naked Duchess was identifiable by her triple string of pearls.

The Duchess was duly divorced, and her life became a desperate scrabble to cling on to the high life from which indebtedness and notoriety remorselessly excluded her. Since this life had been her raison d’etre, and since her last years saw her removed from her London house to a hotel, and then – by her children when she was unable to pay her hotel bills – to one room in a Pimlico nursing home where she died her life became a pitiful spectacle, fitfully played out in public again and again as successive writers and commentators speculated over the identity of the Headless Man.

A portrait of the Duchess of Argyll . The Duchess is pictured standing in the grounds of Inverary castle. the diamond tiara is a present from her parents and is in the form of strawberry leaves. tragically all her jewelry was stolen from her London home by a cat burglar in 1954.
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Post by: saqsay1 on February 06, 2011, 01:12:33 PM
I'm not sure what is going on with her hand. it looks like something is going on with her wrist. probably just an optical illusion, but who knows.

I read somewhere that Geoffrey Munn was asked why the Duchess had her eyes closed (in the first pic) and he replied that "she was a very naughty girl". Hmmm.

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Post by: saqsay1 on February 06, 2011, 01:15:43 PM
all these piece where sold at auction. probably Christie's
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Post by: saqsay1 on February 06, 2011, 01:19:49 PM
a few more Auction tiara photos
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Post by: saqsay1 on February 09, 2011, 11:00:32 AM
A belle Epoque emerald tiara

another fabulous emerald tiara. I don't know why the bottom of the pic was cut off.  :-\
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Post by: saqsay1 on February 09, 2011, 11:02:00 AM
a couple more belle epoque style parures
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Post by: saqsay1 on February 09, 2011, 11:13:45 AM
more unknown tiaras
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Post by: saqsay1 on February 10, 2011, 07:42:11 AM
a Bulgari tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on February 10, 2011, 07:50:37 AM
Imperial brazilian tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on February 10, 2011, 07:51:59 AM
another brazilian tiara. I believe this one may have topaz in it. although it's hard to tell.
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Post by: saqsay1 on February 10, 2011, 08:09:21 AM
I may not have this one right. It says it is a brazilian aquamarine crown  ::) I think it is a Bayern crown.
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Post by: saqsay1 on February 13, 2011, 10:37:01 AM
“Fire and Ice” tiara c. 1990 was made by Geoffrey Rowlandson for The Metal Gallery. It is made of freshwater pearls, diamonds, and 18K gold. It was commissioned by the Victoria and Albert Museum as one of 4 pieces to represent contemporary art.

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Post by: saqsay1 on February 13, 2011, 11:10:22 AM
a Victorian necklace tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on February 13, 2011, 11:32:04 AM
Princess marie of Denmark diamond floral tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on February 13, 2011, 11:34:26 AM
 more floral diamond tiaras
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Post by: saqsay1 on February 13, 2011, 11:38:22 AM
floral tiaras
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Post by: saqsay1 on February 13, 2011, 11:40:37 AM
A georgian diiamond flower tiara

a floral diamond bandeau
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Post by: saqsay1 on February 13, 2011, 11:58:31 AM
Princess Lilian's mystery floral tiara. I haven't been able to find out what exactly the mystery is, but I am assuming that it is a mystery due to it not being seen since 1958  :dontknow:
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Post by: oldmancoyote on February 13, 2011, 12:35:19 PM
In 1958 she was kidnapped by aliens who though she was one of their own - judging by the dress they weren't too wrong, either.

Once they realised the mistake, the aliens were too ashamed to admit it and to return her or her alien costume. Unfortunately, she was wearing the tiara at the time.
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Post by: ah2bqat on February 13, 2011, 12:55:48 PM
 :faintthud:
Shucks, OMC.  I was just thinking what an elegant evening coat she was wearing.  Of course, I lurve vintage clothing.  Oh well, truly, one man's trash is another's treasure.
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Post by: saqsay1 on February 13, 2011, 05:21:33 PM
Princess Lilian in the Laurel leaf diamond drop tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on February 14, 2011, 06:09:36 AM
This sterling silver tiara was made by a scientist studying brain waves in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy. He made a tiara cast of one of his seizures in sterling silver. This is another of the contemporary pieces made for the V&A along with the Fire & Ice tiara posted above.
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Post by: ah2bqat on February 14, 2011, 11:19:22 AM
Hhhhmmmppphh!  I think the metalworkers and designers should try again.  I liked the concept of fire and ice, but not the execution.  Same goes for this one.  I'm not seeing much finesse.  Might as well wear an ankle monitor for personal jewelry.  The effect appears about the same to me.
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Post by: saqsay1 on February 15, 2011, 10:27:44 AM
It gives me a headache just looking at it  ;D
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Post by: oldmancoyote on February 15, 2011, 10:29:02 AM
As long as it doesn't give you an epileptic fit, it's OK.  >:D
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Post by: clgwli on February 15, 2011, 10:33:44 AM
That would make a much cuter bracelet and not a tiara IMO.

The fire & ice one I do like quite a bit, but the brain waves falls way short of tiara look IMO.
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Post by: saqsay1 on February 16, 2011, 10:20:16 AM
no info on this one. But, I really like it.
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Post by: saqsay1 on February 16, 2011, 02:24:08 PM
another unknown tiara or 2 or 3  ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on February 16, 2011, 02:25:57 PM
a few more art deco style diamond tiaras
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Post by: oldmancoyote on February 16, 2011, 02:48:54 PM
Interesting with 6 clips, though I wonder how one could wear them. One, yes. Two, no problem. But six?
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Post by: saqsay1 on February 16, 2011, 03:17:26 PM
this 18-carat gold design was made in 2002. As the stem of gold leaves branch out, they are accented by yellow and green sapphires, pale yellow and crystal beryl, diamonds, and pearls.

Interesting, but I don't think I'dd want to wear this one  ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on February 16, 2011, 03:32:49 PM
Could this be the Mystery Amethyst tiara of Princess Alexandra?

"The Scotsman 21 June 1946" the following pre-auction report:

The Tiara that came from a Tsar

"The important diamond and amethyst tiara was composed of seven single oval amethysts graduating from the centre to lozm flowers, supported by twin leaves and single diamonds within a graduated oval diamond frame, each intersected by diamond bars, with single diamond tops, and supported by twin diamond semi-circles, with single line diamond base.

The beautiful diamond and amethyst tiara,and the sapphire and diamond collar, were both gifts to her from Tsar Alexander III, and bequeathed from her to the Duchess of Fife, mother of Lady Southesk, from whom the late owner inherited them. The diamond and amethyst necklace was specially designed to the order of Queen Alexandra."
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Post by: saqsay1 on February 16, 2011, 03:38:23 PM
The above article is speculating that the tiara below, is the same as the one above? It looks similar I agree, but is it the same?   :dontknow: *sigh*

I believe I read elsewhere that this tiara belonged Maria Feodoronova  :N1i'mconfusedHL:
 
P.s. It is a Cartier
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Post by: oldmancoyote on February 16, 2011, 03:50:57 PM
If it is, it has been modified. The one in the first photo has finials with drop shaped stones (diamonds? pearls?) between the hoops; the one in the larger image does not have them.

Also - amethysts seem larger in the first picture, and there seem to be only two diamond circles around each instead of three, but these two may be just effects of the photography resolution (which has then been coloured by hand at a later date, thus smearing the image even further).
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Post by: saqsay1 on February 16, 2011, 04:27:22 PM
Jewels of Queen Alexandra:
Amethysts Necklace/Tiara
The necklace below, is designed of foliate garlands decorated with 5 hexagonal amethyts set as swing centers within circular wreaths, alternating with pear-shaped scrolls, set with 13 European-Cut diamonds weighing approx. 8.5 carats, 69 European-Cut diamonds weighing approx. 10 carats, rose-cut diamonds, weighing another 5 carats approx., numerous smaller diamonds, mounted in silver and gold. Length is 17 in.
The necklace, when supported on a frame, may also be worn as a tiara. It has a wooden box of octagonal shape stamped on the lid:
The Property of Her Majesty The Late Queen Alexandra.The necklace ended up with
Princess Maud, Countess of Southesk nee Lady Maud Duff(grand-daughter of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra.) The story of how Princess Maud came into possession of the necklace is not exactly known, but it is thought that the Princess died intestate which means that she had no will. According to James Pope-Hennessy, official biographer, the jewels were split up informally amongst her surviving children.
Princess Maud may have received it from her mother HRH the Princess Royal as part of the Princess' inheritance upon her mother's death. Queen Alexandra. The jewel was purchased from Wartski in 1958 as part of the collection of jewels of Queen Alexandra and auctioned in the years 1988 and 2007.
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Post by: saqsay1 on February 16, 2011, 04:40:17 PM
in post #1981 above, is referring to this hexagonal necklace.

To make things even more complicated, here is a bad quality picture of Princess Maud wearing an Amethyst tiara and the hexagonal necklace. necklace looks right, but to me the tiara in this pic doesn't look anything like either of the tiaras / diadems above.  ::)
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Post by: saqsay1 on February 16, 2011, 04:47:04 PM
If it is, it has been modified. The one in the first photo has finials with drop shaped stones (diamonds? pearls?) between the hoops; the one in the larger image does not have them.

Also - amethysts seem larger in the first picture, and there seem to be only two diamond circles around each instead of three, but these two may be just effects of the photography resolution (which has then been coloured by hand at a later date, thus smearing the image even further).

The other thing that bugs me is that the description says the stones in the auction were oval and the diadem above is pear shaped. I think the websites were I found this info are both wrong. which leaves me wondering.... what happened to Queen Alexandra's amethyst tiara?
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Post by: saqsay1 on February 16, 2011, 05:03:19 PM
Interesting with 6 clips, though I wonder how one could wear them. One, yes. Two, no problem. But six?

2 for the shoulders, 2 for the shoes and 2 for ear bobs  ;D
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Post by: oldmancoyote on February 17, 2011, 03:27:56 AM
Princess Leia, eat your heart out!
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Post by: saqsay1 on February 19, 2011, 07:06:32 AM
this is a photo of Emilia d' erlanger on her wedding day. She is a friend of Prince William and Kate Middleton. She is wearing a fab aquamarine and diamond tiara.
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Post by: saqsay1 on February 19, 2011, 07:10:45 AM
princess Sibylla of Luxembourg aquamarine tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on February 19, 2011, 07:14:36 AM
Grand Duchess Marie Teresa of Luxembourg in yet another fab parure this one is aquamarine
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Post by: saqsay1 on February 19, 2011, 07:30:21 AM
A BELLE EPOQUE DIAMOND AND AQUAMARINE DIADEM
Designed with a central rectangular-cut aquamarine and diamond-set shield-shaped knife-edge panel, with foliate and floret detail, flanked by tapering aquamarine and diamond twin scrolls, circa 1910

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Post by: saqsay1 on February 19, 2011, 07:44:13 AM
here is a picture of QE II wearing a cartier aquamarine tiara that has either been broken up to make a newer tiara or disappeared into the vaults.........
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Post by: saqsay1 on February 19, 2011, 07:51:43 AM
some people speculate that the stones may have been used in Princess Anne's aquamarine pineflower (pinecone) tiara , or perhaps used in QE II's brazillian aquamarine parure

2 different versions of The pinecone pineflower tiara of Princess Anne

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Post by: saqsay1 on February 19, 2011, 06:49:46 PM
here's a color picture of that aquamarine tiara of Princess Sybilla of Luxembourg. I hope I spelled her name right this time. I believe these photos were taken last year at Crown Princess Victoria's wedding. I watched the wedding on the internet and was wowed by all the tiaras. This was the one of the few tiaras I couldn't see well and couldn't identify. I just stumbled across it a few minutes ago.
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Post by: saqsay1 on February 19, 2011, 06:51:22 PM
The same tiara being worn by a younger royal on her wedding day.
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Post by: saqsay1 on February 19, 2011, 06:56:54 PM
an unknown aquamarine tiara bride  ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on February 19, 2011, 06:57:25 PM
 ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on February 24, 2011, 05:21:47 PM
The House of Mouawad has just unveiled the Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse, the world’s most expensive handbag, valued at a staggering $3.8 million.

The most expensive purse in the world was designed by Robert Mouawad and handcrafted by 10 artisans in over 8,800 hours.

The heart-shaped purse incorporates 18kt gold and 4,517 diamonds (105 yellow, 56 pink and 4,356 colorless) with a total weight of 381.92 carats.

Okay, so it isn't a tiara, but at least it is an accessory  :sultan:
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Post by: oldmancoyote on February 25, 2011, 03:33:49 AM
Does the $3.8 million include the hydraulic trolley needed to carry it around?
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Post by: SaoriViola on February 27, 2011, 06:14:41 PM
crazy.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 02, 2011, 11:20:21 AM
a Belgium diamond tiara worn by Queen Paola  and Princess Mathilde
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 02, 2011, 11:22:26 AM
an 1890 gold and diamond tiara

and an unknown diamond tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 02, 2011, 11:25:09 AM
I don't know a thing about this one, but i think it is pretty impressive
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 02, 2011, 11:30:20 AM
a couple more diamond tiaras with unknown provenance. the second one I would call a fringe style.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 02, 2011, 11:33:52 AM
a couple of Edwardian diamond tiaras
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 02, 2011, 11:36:06 AM
An Edwardian sapphire and diamond  tiara and a convertible Edwardian necklace tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 02, 2011, 11:41:43 AM
another 1890 convertible diamond  necklace tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 02, 2011, 12:20:17 PM
Edwardian diamond tiara designed as five graduated open ribbonwork motifs with collet, leaf and garland detail forming a necklace, in silver and gold

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Post by: saqsay1 on March 02, 2011, 12:21:34 PM
another fab edwardian diamond tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 02, 2011, 12:22:52 PM
and one more  ;D yup. believe it or not this is a tiara  :angel:
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 02, 2011, 12:27:17 PM
forgive me for being redundant. Catherine Zeta Jones edwardian diamond tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 02, 2011, 12:44:06 PM
Antwerp, Belgium, February 13, 2008 - A tiara worn by American megastar Madonna, when she wed the British film director Guy Richie at Skibo Castle in Scotland, will be among the items featured in the "Diamond Divas" exhibition, which will open on April 11 at the Province of Antwerp’s Diamond Museum and run through June 8, 2008.

The Edwardian diamond tiara was loaned to Madonna for her wedding by the London jewellery house Asprey & Garrard, London. An aficionado of fine jewellery, the singer had noticed it when shopping at the company's New Bond Street store. Her choice of tiara was a closely guarded secret, shared only with Richie and a handful of close friends.

Made in approximately 1910, the tiara includes 765 old cut diamonds weighing 78 carats, and another two larger diamonds with a combined weight of 2.50 carats.
Madonna was said to have selected it because she thought it would go well with her wedding dress, which was designed by Stella McCartney.
FYI- this tiara was later put up for auction on ebay to help raise money for Hurricane Katrina victims and raised an estimated $325,000.00
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Post by: Trinkette on March 02, 2011, 04:38:18 PM
I absolutely adore the 1890 gold and diamond tiara.  :-*
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 05, 2011, 08:36:20 AM
here is an unusual french amethyst tiara  circa 1820-1830. Courtesy Ganimedes  ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 05, 2011, 08:39:29 AM
a killer amethyst parure. probably french
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 05, 2011, 08:42:50 AM
I'm not sure if this is a convertible necklace tiara or not. This belonged to the Aga Khan. diamonds, emeralds and pearls.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 05, 2011, 08:45:45 AM
victorian emerald cabochon and diamond tiara.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 05, 2011, 08:54:47 AM
this is an emerald and diamond tiara that the caption states it has faberge hallmarks. Does this look like a faberge to you? looks kind of new to me  :dontknow:
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 05, 2011, 08:57:10 AM
this is another convertible necklace tiara parure
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 05, 2011, 08:59:14 AM
a rather fuzzy pic of an Ansorena emerald and diamond kokoshnik
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Post by: ah2bqat on March 05, 2011, 12:15:11 PM
saqsay1, I have no idea where you find all of these.  All I can say is keep up the good work! 

This is my all-time favorite thread.  Everyday I look forward to see what new pieces you've found.  I know it's a huge pile of work - both to find the pix and get them so you can post them.  So I just wanted to let you know how much your efforts are appreciated around here.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 08, 2011, 01:11:13 PM
Gold diadem with Eros, tiny rosettes, palmettes and forget-me-nots; made in Southern Italy around 250-200 BC. British Museum, London, UK
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 08, 2011, 01:17:46 PM
French silver and gold tiara with seed pearls, c. 1810, had rings in the back perhaps for a veil, and a few metal comb prongs in the back, too, to hold it in place
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 08, 2011, 01:38:03 PM
Clagett Bracelet / tiara
This Art Deco platinum and enamel bracelet tiara contains 626 diamonds, 73 emeralds, 48 sapphires, and 20 rubies. The bracelet was made by French jeweler, Geoffroy et Eisenmann, in Paris during the 1920s
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 08, 2011, 01:41:05 PM
art deco diamond  necklace / tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 08, 2011, 01:50:50 PM
art deco diamond pearl and aquamarine tiara
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Post by: TerraLumiere on March 09, 2011, 02:55:58 AM
aquamarine and dimond artdeco tiara

my bear tiara.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 09, 2011, 09:06:27 AM
Great find Terra!! I bet that would have been amazing to see in real life! It is so Deco........  ;)
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 10, 2011, 06:39:06 AM
A friend of Prince William
 and Kate Middleton Lady Katie Percy, 28 who
 is the eldest daughter of the Duke and
 Duchess of Northumberland photo Getty's
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 10, 2011, 07:28:08 AM
Lady Londonderry's pearl necklace and the famous amethysts given to her by the Tsar
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 10, 2011, 07:29:36 AM
here she is wearing the pearl necklace as a tiara and the amethysts as a chain running down the front of her dress
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 10, 2011, 07:38:45 AM
Countess of Rosebery wearing the Primrose tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 10, 2011, 05:38:52 PM
An interesting idea for a tiara.... Holly leaves and berries. Looks like it might be uncomfortable to wear  :-\

A fabulous diamond tiara . unfortunately no other info. I could have been from the tiara exhibition at the V&A museum in London.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 10, 2011, 05:47:50 PM
an unusual pearl and diamond tiara ..or 2
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 10, 2011, 05:53:28 PM
a beautiful victorian tiara made entirely of pearls
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 10, 2011, 07:15:44 PM
I just happened to stumble upon this.... here are the 2 Londonderry tiaras. This is the first and only photo of the Londonderry amethysts ( post #2031 and 2032 above) in the tiara form I've seen.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 11, 2011, 08:24:20 AM
Awhile back I posted these pics and asked if anyone knew who this is a photo of. Well, I just found out.

 Sarah Bernhardt in the stage play La princesse Lointaine by Edmond Rostand, which she played for the first time in 1895, at the Renaissance Theatre in Paris. The diadem was made by Rene Lalique.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 11, 2011, 08:37:41 AM
Rene Jules Lalique, having learned the trade from different jewelers, launches himself into the embodiment of repeating a jewelry workshop in Paris in 1989. At that time, he even participates in the Universal Exhibition in collaboration with Boucheron. Precious materials are worked by Lalique to ultimately make beautiful objects and make them unique. Its main source of inspiration? Women. For them, he created his most beautiful jewels. Among them, Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923) the celebrated actress, for whom he designed and created jewelry scene and personal adornments.

Look Ah2........ another Opal tiara and a Lalique at that!  ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 11, 2011, 08:45:34 AM
these pieces where also created for Sarah Bernhardt by Rene' Lalique.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 11, 2011, 08:51:59 AM
You could have knocked me over with a feather when I found out that Lalique created this fantastic necklace for Sarah. This has to be my very favorite Lalique piece.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 11, 2011, 08:57:25 AM
On 9 December 1896 in Paris, Sarah Bernhardt celebrated thirty years as an actress. A banquet was held at the Grand Hôtel, followed by a solemn anthem. Then, at the Renaissance Theatre, the actress performed extracts from Racine and Parodi. Finally, sitting on a throne at the centre of a tableau vivant, she listened to five poets praising her in verse.

Each guest received an illustrated album and a silver medal engraved by René Lalique with the image of the actress. Although the silver medals are common, this ivory example is, as far as we know, unique. There is no trace of it having been set in a frame or in a piece of jewellery; it is therefore an original medal, made to be handled and contemplated at leisure. Perhaps it had been spontaneously engraved by Lalique for his friend, the painter Clairin, who was then the actress' acknowledged lover. It dates from the period of Lalique's early works, which were particularly favoured by Sarah Bernhardt.

There are many portraits of Sarah Bernhardt, most of which are rather mediocre.The writer Henry James censured their "superficial brio". However, this engraved profile by Lalique is stunning for its very high quality. It was clearly inspired by a drawing of Walter Spindler, a German painter who was in love with the actress.
Her famous frizzy hair is rendered with subtlety: the curls blend imperceptibly into the smoothness of the ivory. There is a perfect balance between material and subject here, helped by a mastery of the delicate technique of glyptics. This portrait, unique in Lalique's oeuvre, remains a leading example in the revival of the medal at the turn of the century.

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Post by: saqsay1 on March 11, 2011, 09:06:52 AM
Apparently Rene Lalique was not the only fan of Sarah Bernhardt. Here are two pieces by Georges Fouquet and Alphonse Mucha. They both created several pieces for Sarah to wear on stage and off.

Brooch ca. 1900
Georges Fouquet and Alphonse Mucha
gold, enamel, mother of pearl, emerald, colored stone, gold paint
Metropolitan Museum of Art

The bracelet was created in 1906 for Sarah to wear in 'Cleopatra'
gold, diamonds, opals , rubies, and enamel

Just an FYI Opals were Sarah's birthstone

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Post by: saqsay1 on March 11, 2011, 09:12:37 AM
A couple more pics of Sarah. I believe the first one is a postcard of Sarah as Cleopatra.
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Post by: TerraLumiere on March 11, 2011, 04:51:35 PM
i did a lot of searching for new tiaras to post, and found quite a lot, so i'll be
posting a lot

 ;D

let's start with the oldest ones, chronologically speaking.

Lumiere
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Post by: TerraLumiere on March 11, 2011, 04:57:47 PM
empress Josephine coronation tiara

and a few more
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Post by: TerraLumiere on March 11, 2011, 04:59:50 PM
more
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Post by: TerraLumiere on March 11, 2011, 06:00:34 PM
2 Cartier tiaras, but i don't remember if they have been posted already....
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Post by: TerraLumiere on March 11, 2011, 06:02:37 PM
and some beautiful ruby tiaras
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Post by: TerraLumiere on March 11, 2011, 06:04:31 PM
more ruby, and some emerald
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Post by: TerraLumiere on March 11, 2011, 06:08:43 PM
some new, modern design, not all in diamonds
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Post by: TerraLumiere on March 11, 2011, 06:11:02 PM
some whith no information
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Post by: DiamondsAreForever on March 12, 2011, 05:20:13 AM
Nothing improves upon a ruby and diamond tiara more than a little princess trying to keep hers on.  How adorable!
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Post by: TerraLumiere on March 14, 2011, 03:35:13 PM
this parure is made of very rare pink coral
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 21, 2011, 09:34:07 AM
Wow I love that rare pink coral tiara. It's beautiful. Some nice finds there!
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 21, 2011, 09:35:47 AM
an 18k tri-color gold tiara with diamonds


a gold tiara with multi colored stones from malaysia. citrine, aquamarine and amethyst
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 21, 2011, 09:48:15 AM
pearl and diamond tiara edwardian?
 

a diamond bow tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 21, 2011, 09:50:30 AM
this tiara is called the Hestia tiara and is made with colorless diamonds in 14k gold. Modern.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 21, 2011, 09:53:55 AM
Garnet tiaras. the first one looks like it may have diamonds and aquamarine in it.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 21, 2011, 09:55:52 AM
a diamond an platinum palmette tiara.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 21, 2011, 09:58:37 AM
Coral tiaras
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Post by: oldmancoyote on March 21, 2011, 10:08:52 AM
pearl and diamond tiara edwardian?
[snip]

Much earlier than Edwardian, I'd say. Probably 1860s if not earlier still.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 23, 2011, 11:34:09 AM
a gold chrysophase tiara. another description I read said it was jade.  ::)
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 23, 2011, 11:35:52 AM
some french tiaras
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 23, 2011, 11:37:03 AM
french pearl hair combs
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 23, 2011, 11:42:13 AM
a Bourbon heart tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 23, 2011, 11:45:48 AM
No info on this pearl diadem either.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 23, 2011, 11:48:30 AM
diadem Anholt silver and gold
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Post by: oldmancoyote on March 23, 2011, 12:19:30 PM
a gold chrysophase tiara. another description I read said it was jade.  ::)

It looks like jade (nephrite) a lot more than chrysoprase.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 23, 2011, 02:24:12 PM
as always OMC... I bow to your higher intellect........... ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 23, 2011, 02:34:15 PM
Charlemagne (Carolus Magnus) crown, actually a false recreated for Napoléon I's coronation in 1804
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 23, 2011, 02:35:34 PM
Napoleon's coronation crown. It may be a reproduction
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 23, 2011, 02:37:37 PM
Napoleon's coronation crown
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 23, 2011, 02:38:44 PM
coronation robes
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 23, 2011, 02:39:36 PM
another pic
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 23, 2011, 02:51:13 PM
Napoleon portrait
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 23, 2011, 02:57:56 PM
french amethyst parure
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 23, 2011, 03:00:45 PM
a french crown and a french paste tiara circa 1800's
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 26, 2011, 08:35:41 AM
A RARE OTTOMAN DIAMOND AND RUBY SET GOLD TIARA, TURKEY, CIRCA 1800


the foliate openwork frame supporting attached elements set with cut-diamonds, the centre with a large diamond floral rosette radiating diamond-set petals issuing floral sprays set with diamonds and rubies, the crown with a star and crescent motif, suspension loops to the sides.  Sotheby's

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Post by: saqsay1 on March 26, 2011, 10:37:58 AM
 carved sapphire bandeau / bracelet

 
Mrs. Veronica Hearst Bracelet / Bandeau 1927

Beautifully engraved, this piece boasts a hexagonal 59.38 carat sapphire,

Complimented by smaller leaf-shaped oval sapphires and sapphire cabochons, emerald cabochons and calibre-cut emeralds. Mrs. Veronica Hearst, wife of American press baron William Randolph Hearst and she purchased this piece in 1927.

Ignore the Doris Duke reference under the photo. My bad.  ::)
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 26, 2011, 10:47:19 AM
Chased silver crown with what appears to be emeralds and ruby. early 20th century
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 26, 2011, 10:49:49 AM
I don't have any info on this one, but to me it looks like a tiara made for a Madonna statue....  
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 26, 2011, 10:58:32 AM
I'm not sure what this one is made of. it almost looks like lapis lazule. Any guesses?

Henrietta Foster Papal tiara

Not to be confused with Pope Pius XII Papal tiara  ;D  (yes it really is called a Papal Tiara, who knew?)
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 26, 2011, 11:16:50 AM
"Diana" Diadem
c. 1908
England, London
Henry Wilson (1864 - 1934)
Enameled gold, rock crystal, moonstones, and sapphires

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Post by: saqsay1 on March 26, 2011, 11:23:46 AM
Princely diadem of the 12th century with the scene of Alexander of Macedon's ascension. Gold, pearl, vitreous enamel. The Museum of Historical Treasuries of the Ukrainian SSR.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 26, 2011, 11:34:27 AM
 Byzantine Hats and head-dresses
Hats were not commonly worn by Byzantines, the only exception being the straw petasos and the Greek skull cap zucchetto.  Head-dress did; however, become an intricate part of court and ecclesiastic dress. Nobility wore crowns and ornaments designed by skilled jewelers. Church dignitaries wore the infula – a knotted fillet of white wool, ornamented with jewels and gold embroidery. Bishops and cardinals wore the zucchetto in different colors, which marked their rank. Monks’ robes had a cowl that could be pulled over the head.

The diadem worn by Constantine was made of a band of cloth decorated with gems and tied behind the head, called a Stephanos. As the Stephanos changed – pendants and chains were added, which hung over the temples and cheeks – its name changed too; it was called stemma. Theodora’s crown was decorated with an aigrette of precious stones. Hair was held in nets, sometimes decorated with pearls or beads


In the thirteenth century, empresses began wearing an oval tiara of Sassanian origin, which would  become the skiradion worn by dignitaries in the fourteenth century. It was scarlet, green or white, and was brocaded with gold and sewn with pearls. Another tiara was made of a circlet topped with a tall plume. The calyptras, worn by the emperors, was shaped as an arched polygon.


Emperor Leo Vl’s votive crown, full enamel, transluscent green backgrounds, bright colours and simplified compartmental design


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Post by: saqsay1 on March 26, 2011, 12:10:36 PM
The Tiara ( an interesting article I found on the history of tiaras on a pageant site )

TIARAS are also known as DIADEMS. The wearing of a diadem as a mark of nobility or royalty is an extremely ancient custom, and the forms which diadems have assumed are so diverse that it is very difficult to generalize about them or to trace a continuous line of development. Tiaras can be traced back to antiquity when they crowned heads of royal mummies in ancient Egypt, and Grecian goldsmiths created them for statues of their Gods and priests. The Greeks awarded tiaras to the victors of contests, and people of high rank wore them at special occasions. The Romans also adopted the tiara, and used it to denote rank and honour. In Napoleonic times, tiaras which were made for women of the court were inspired by ancient Rome, designs being symmetrical and simple, with decorative elements such as laurel and olive leaves. After 1815, the restored Bourbon monarchs encouraged displays of magnificent jewellery at the French court. English jewellers created some of the finest, most delicate and ethereal tiaras of the 19th Century. This period also marked the first time that tiaras became associated with weddings. Queen Victoria led England and the Empire during the 1840’s into a time of growing prosperity. Also prosperous, France declared the Second Empire in 1852 with the crowning of Emperor Napoleon III, heralding a new era of brilliance for Parisian high-society. Across Europe, court life flourished and dazzling jewellery became de rigueur, illuminating the age.
In the latter part of the 19th Century, Russian aristocracy took the opulence of European courts to even greater heights, outdoing other nations in displays of wealth and luxury. The Grand Duchesses ordered breathtaking designs from the jewellers of St. Petersburg and Paris. In the first decade of the 20th Century, more tiaras were worn than at any other time. New tiaras were made and old ones reset for the coronations of King Edward VII (1902) and King George V (1911), and ladies circulated at the “tiara nights” at the Paris Opera.
Some of the diadems of the Egyptian princesses are amazingly delicate. One which belonged to the Princess Khnemt is made of delicate flowers in gold .A tiara (from Persian تاره tiara adopted in Latin as 'tiara') is a form of crown. There are two possible types of crown that this word can refer to. Traditionally, the word "tiara" refers to a high crown, often with the shape of a cylinder narrowed at its top, made of fabric or leather, and richly ornamented. It was used by the kings and emperors of some ancient peoples in Mesopotamia. The Assyrians used to include a pair of bull horns as a decoration and symbol of authority and a circle of short feathers surrounding the tiara's top. The Persian tiara was more similar to a truncated cone, without the horns and feathers but more jewels, and a conic-shaped tip at its top.
In the Roman Catholic Church, the Papal Tiara is a high cap surrounded by three crowns and bearing a globe surmounted by a cross worn by the Pope during certain ceremonies, being the symbol of his authority. Since Pope Paul VI, set aside his tiara after the Second Vatican Council, the Papal Tiara has not been worn. Pope Benedict XVI even removed the tiara from his Coat of Arms, replacing it with a mitre (but with some symbolic reference to the symbolism of the tiara, still in use in the Holy See's coat of arms).
In modern times, however, a tiara is generally a semi-circular band, often metal-made and decorated with jewels, which is worn as a form of adornment and not as a symbol of rank. It is worn by women around their head or on the forehead as a circlet. They are frequently used to "crown" the winners of beauty pageantsIn western countries, a bride often wears a tiara as part of her wedding outfit. Queen Elizabeth II is said to have the largest and most valuable collection of tiaras in the world and is often seen wearing them on state occasions. Her personal collection of tiaras is considered to be priceless; in addition she received many of them through inheritance and gifts from foreign countries. For example, a diamond and aquamarine tiara she received was a present from the people of Brazil. In fiction, super heroine Wonder Woman is usually depicted wearing a tiara. Tiaras began to be replaced by simpler bandeaux and aigrettes by WW1, but in spite of the great social and economic changes brought about at this time, they endured. Jewellers rejuvenated designs to work with the bobbed hair and pared down clothing of the 1920s and took inspiration from the exotic and unusual, geometrics and the colour contrasts of art deco. The tiara revival of the 1930s came to an end with the outbreak of WW2, after which they sadly never regained formal prominence, though there has been modern resurgence in tiaras and crowns for weddings and other special occasions, often being the treasured sparkling glory of radiant brides and bridesmaids. Historically tiaras were designed to showcase priceless jewels as gleaming status symbols. Alternative movements in jewellery design have challenged this approach since the mid-19th Century, emphasizing design and craftsmanship, moving the tiara away from the exclusive circles of only those who could afford to wear diamonds and gold on their head, to more affordable pieces designed to be worn and enjoyed by many. Nowadays, every girl or woman wishes to wear a tiara once in her life, this is because the tiara signifies more hope, magic, glamour, wealth and sophistication than most woman experience in a lifetime. This special feeling can be remembered by saving your tiara or shared by passing it on to the next generation. Artists today create marvelous tiaras with exquisite materials and innovative designs, many of which are worn at weddings, later serving as precious mementoes of special days, future heirlooms, or pieces that can be converted into a necklace and so continue to give pleasure to the wearer. Pageants give some of the most exquisite tiaras. The Miss Universe tiara is valued at approximately $200,000 and has 500 diamonds totaling nearly 30 carats. 120 pearls, both white South Sea and Akoya pearls, ranging in size from 3.0 -18 mm adorn the new crown. The Mikimoto crowns grace some of the most incredible women in the world. Every little girl dreams of being a princess - and every princess needs a tiara. Tiaras are timeless... elegant, dignified and fun.
Wearing Your Tiara ( After You Win) Wear your tiara with style: don't perch it on top of your head. First, bend the arms of the tiara band if necessary to ensure a comfortable fit. The tiara should be snug, but not tight. Some bands have combs to hold them in place; others have holes or loops through which you can insert a hairgrip for extra security. The tiara should be slanted at an angle of 45 degrees. Slide the tiara into place, secure it and cover the unadorned arms with hair. If worn with the hair piled up, the tiara should be positioned against the topknot so there is no gap.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 26, 2011, 12:23:31 PM
I'm still blown away by the fact that most major pageant tiaras nowadays are real!
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 26, 2011, 01:23:43 PM
Hair Ornament - A piece of fashion history from the late 18th century. This elaborate Spanish hair ornament made of gold, carbonized steel, diamonds, and guilloché with transparent enamel.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 26, 2011, 01:29:41 PM
Rosebud Bodice Ornament
This bodice ornament, fashioned by Tiffany & Co., is made of radiant diamonds, set in platinum backed in gold, and adorned with seven conch pearl rosebuds. Courtesy Tiffany & Co. Archives

Ok, technically it isn't a tiara, but I loved it at first sight.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 26, 2011, 01:43:04 PM
A Rare Art Nouveau Diamonds, Natural Pearls, Emeralds and Enamel Diadem
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 26, 2011, 01:43:25 PM
14 large old cut diamonds weighing approximately 8 carats and smaller old cut and rose cut diamonds and pearls. 6 flower shapes decorated with enamel surrounded by leaves from emeralds.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 26, 2011, 02:25:03 PM
can anyone translate this?

Gran peineta simil carey, precioso diseño, Art Deco Envío gratuito Tipo diadema

I'm assuming it's horn but.... don't know for sure
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Post by: oldmancoyote on March 26, 2011, 05:22:46 PM
Large hair ornament in tortoiseshell imitation, like a diadem. Pretty Art Deco (their word, non mine) design, free shipping.

It's most likely plastic.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 26, 2011, 10:11:09 PM
 :1087:  I really should have known better.        :duhsign:  :Exit-Stage-Right:
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 26, 2011, 10:16:10 PM
It didn't happen to mention that it is made by Lalique did it?   ;D
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Post by: oldmancoyote on March 27, 2011, 04:03:51 PM
Um - no. And even if it did, bytes are cheap.
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 29, 2011, 12:18:46 PM
a 4 ct diamond kokoshnik
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 29, 2011, 12:23:14 PM
a Beligian tiara

and an art deco era? tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 29, 2011, 12:25:19 PM
another convertable necklace tara
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 30, 2011, 08:34:22 AM
a few more tiaras
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 30, 2011, 09:39:33 AM
peacock feather tiaras
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Post by: saqsay1 on March 30, 2011, 09:41:28 AM
Halo kokoshnik
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 01, 2011, 09:29:22 AM
On March 23rd, online jewelry retailer Bidz.com will auction off a gold and diamond tiara designed by the late Gianni Versace to benefit the Aid for AIDS charity. The one-of-a-kind tiara, which contains over 1,200 diamonds and is worth an estimated $3 million, has been worn by celebrities including Madonna, Amber Valletta and Donatella Versace. The opening bid for the precious piece is $699,000. The Versace Tiara won the famous De Beers Diamonds International Award in 1995 due to the meticulous detail and craftsmanship Gianni Versace put into creating the piece.

The tiara, the star of Versace's famous Atelier Collection, has previously been held only by private collectors. This is the first time in the history of the piece that it is being made available to the public for purchase. A substantial amount of the funds raised from the online auction will go to Aid for AIDS, a non-profit premier service provider for Los Angeles County whose mission is to provide direct financial assistance and critical support for the necessities of life to those impoverished and disabled by HIV/AIDS

when I originally posted this tiara .... I thought it was a fake. I had no idea it was real.  still fugly IMHO  ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 01, 2011, 02:25:13 PM
Regarded as one of the most important Magnificent & Noble Jewels auction by Sotheby's in 30 years, the house has announced the sale of a rare emerald and diamond tiara

Slated in Geneva, the tiara is composed of 11 Colombian emeralds and is estimated to bring around $5-10 million.
 It is believed that the tiara was commissioned sometime during 1900, possibly from the renowned jewelers Chaumet, by Guido Count von Henckel, First Prince von Donnersmarck, for his second wife Princess Katharina.

The exceptionally rare 11 pear-shaped Columbian emeralds that compose the tiara weigh over 550 carats and may well have been one of the most precious collections of the Donnersmarcks. The jewelry collection of the royal family was known to be on a par with, or even to have exceeded, those of many of the crowned heads of Europe.
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 01, 2011, 02:29:51 PM
another tiara previously posted tiara that I didn't know came from the Henckel Donnersmarck family.....
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Post by: clgwli on April 01, 2011, 02:58:54 PM
OMG!  That emerald tiara is amazing!

I really like the diamond peacock feather tiara as well. ETA: I mean the first of the two not the one with the actual feathers ;)
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Post by: ah2bqat on April 01, 2011, 04:06:35 PM
OMG!  That emerald tiara is amazing!

I really like the diamond peacock feather tiara as well. ETA: I mean the first of the two not the one with the actual feathers ;)

+1 on both thoughts, Squigs; tho I admit to a desire to wear the cross-eyed feather tiara on Halloween along with something in the nature of a Big Bird costume in blue or green.  ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 04, 2011, 10:04:03 AM
a few royal brides with nice tiaras
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 04, 2011, 10:05:06 AM
#2
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 04, 2011, 10:08:46 AM
A nice Kochert tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 04, 2011, 10:13:53 AM
more unknown royal brides
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 04, 2011, 10:16:24 AM
more
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 04, 2011, 10:19:27 AM
Frances Shand Kydd , better known as Princess Diana's mother , on her wedding day.
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 04, 2011, 11:45:15 AM
Princess Angela of Lichtenstein. It looks like a palmette or honeysuckle style diamond tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 04, 2011, 11:52:35 AM
a palmette style tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 04, 2011, 01:14:44 PM
Habsburg fringe  Archduchess Sophia
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 04, 2011, 01:20:24 PM
Oops. this is a better picture of the Liechtenstein palmette tiara
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Post by: AvB on April 05, 2011, 08:32:48 AM
hi the person on this picture is kelly princess von sachsen-coburg und gotha and not anna princess von bayern and the turquoise tiara is a tiara of the sachsen-coburg und gotha family

The first picture is Princess Anna of Bavaria wearing Princess Ursala's turquoise and diamond tiara.


an interesting gold and turquoise tiara with shells and palmettes
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 05, 2011, 10:45:40 AM
Hello Avb! welcome to the forum! Whenever I make mistakes...... feel free to correct me. To many tiaras, to little time. Just when I think  I've found them all..... I find more.  ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 05, 2011, 11:00:42 AM
How about a Fancy yellow and fancy orange diamond Parure from Dubai? This baby is up for auction at Christie's . So if you have a cool $500,000.00 maybe you could own this fabulous modern version of a victorian tiara.  ;D
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 05, 2011, 11:02:51 AM
Here is a close up. the yellow and orange diamonds range in size from 3.00-3.57. and the colorless are E VS1. The tiara is made from the swag attached to the necklace.
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 07, 2011, 09:53:14 AM
This headband is made by piaget and is could limelight paradise.
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 07, 2011, 09:54:28 AM
or how about this kick a$$ fancy yellow diamond tiara by Graff
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 08, 2011, 10:44:13 AM
Chopard’s tiara features 326 white diamonds, weighing a total of almost 27 carats, positioned in an 18-karat white gold spray-filigree-style setting.

Chopard loaned this tiara to the Chairman of the American Red Cross to wear at a recent charity ball in Palm Beach.
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 08, 2011, 10:47:08 AM
Elizabeth Hurley's Chopard tiara worn at the 8th annual white tiara and tiara party for Elton John's Aids Foundation.
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 08, 2011, 10:49:17 AM
Milla Jovovich wearing a Chopard necklace as a hair ornament
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 08, 2011, 10:53:22 AM
Recently several jewellers were asked what kind of tiara they would design for Kate Middleton to wear. this sketch is by Chopard.

If you want to check out some of the other sketchs here's the link

http://hurricanevanessa.com/its-getting-as-silly-as-predicted-designers-who-arent-going-to-make-the-royal-wedding-tiara-sketch-royal-tiaras/
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 08, 2011, 11:00:59 AM
Naomi Campbell wearing a Bulgari in the first photo. The second one, unknown
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 10, 2011, 01:33:41 PM
more
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 10, 2011, 01:35:34 PM
1890's necklace tiaras
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 10, 2011, 01:39:53 PM
a few more convertibles
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 10, 2011, 01:45:15 PM
a few more
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 13, 2011, 11:52:10 AM
I'm not exactly sure why but........... this is one of my fav kokoshniks. It was recently sold at auction for about $64,000.00 . It has 9.0 cts of diamonds and is made in platinum. Origin, Italian. It is unknown if the pearls are natural. *sigh* I love this piece.
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 13, 2011, 12:30:34 PM
A diadem or tiara by Chaumet called 'Be my Love'. It has sapphires and diamonds. I believe it to be modern as I only came across it recently and have done many, many google searchs for Chaumet.
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 13, 2011, 12:33:59 PM
another chaumet or 2
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 13, 2011, 12:44:42 PM
Chaumet headband  tiara similar to the FY head band posted previously
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 13, 2011, 12:47:33 PM
Chaumet headband  tiara similar to the FY head band posted previously
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 13, 2011, 12:51:36 PM
more chaumet
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 13, 2011, 12:52:39 PM
more Chaumet headbands
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 13, 2011, 12:53:39 PM
Chaumet head band and pins
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 13, 2011, 12:54:25 PM
Chaumet hair net
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Post by: oldmancoyote on April 13, 2011, 01:21:24 PM
more Chaumet headbands

This one is known as the "I have a headache" headband,
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 17, 2011, 04:51:27 PM
Chaumet baroque pearl tiara
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 18, 2011, 05:53:11 AM
Chaumet necklace tiara
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Post by: AvB on April 18, 2011, 11:03:32 AM
It is somewhat sad but today most tiaras look rather cheap.
you  think they are a fake
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 18, 2011, 06:02:46 PM
It is somewhat sad but today most tiaras look rather cheap.
you  think they are a fake

Your right AvB . I wore a fake one for my wedding. Thankfully from a distance they look nice. But I know what you mean. Thats why I would like to get a real one....... someday.
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 18, 2011, 06:15:46 PM
At least it's nice to know that some jewelers still do make modern tiaras . here is to new ones I found. One by Pasquale and another by Staurino
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 19, 2011, 08:43:24 AM
With less than 2 weeks to go before the Royal wedding, I think it's high time for all the known tiaras that are contenders for Catherine Middleton to wear on her big day.
While there are a lot of blogs about this out there, not all of them are realistic in their predictions. Anyway, here are mine. feel free to weigh in......
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 19, 2011, 08:49:22 AM
First up is the Cambridge Lover's Knot.
 While I love this tiara, and think it would look beautiful on Kate, I think it's to much Diana to soon. After all she has her sapphire engagement ring already.
 However, it is certain that Prince William will be given a Dukedom the morning of the wedding. The title Duke of Cambridge, if chosen, would make this  tiara a logical choice.
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 19, 2011, 09:28:24 AM
It is said that the Queen likes to select tiaras that have been seen for decades or generations. If this is truly the case, then these next pieces should be contenders as well

The Teck Rose and Crescent
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 19, 2011, 09:35:05 AM
The Strathmore Rose tiara.
  From what I have read, this tiara, when last seen, was in such bad condition it was considered unwearable. I would think though that there has been plenty of time to repair it in the past few months. Other critics state that it is to old and the cut of the diamonds don't have the radiance of newer tiaras. Still, it would make a lovely tiara for a Royal bride. Especially if given a total makeover.

A photo shopped version of Kate wearing the Strathmore.
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 19, 2011, 09:44:05 AM
The Rundell Tiara
Another tiara that hasn't been seen in ages is the Rundell. Last worn by Queen Alexandra. It is believed to still be in existence (as far as I know).
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 19, 2011, 09:47:15 AM
It has been speculated that this is another version of the Rundell with stars. I have never been able to find out for sure.
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 19, 2011, 09:54:40 AM
Another version of the Rundell
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 19, 2011, 10:10:16 AM
The Scroll Tiara which was worn by Princess Margaret and Princess Anne several years ago.
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 19, 2011, 10:13:26 AM
The Nizam of Hyderabad Tiara. It is unknown if this tiara still exists, but if it does, it would be a great choice.
Title: Re: Do you have a dream tiara?
Post by: saqsay1 on April 19, 2011, 10:26:34 AM
This is the Ladies of England tiara or LoE as it is sometimes reffered to (not to be confused with the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland that the Queen currently wears).

The first pic is Queen Mary wearing the LoE as a tiara.

The bottom picture is of Queen Mary wearing the LoE as a necklace and the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland tiara on her head.

The Ladies of England  tiara hasn't been seen in almost a century so it's existance is in question.
Title: Re: Do you have a dream tiara?
Post by: saqsay1 on April 19, 2011, 10:37:25 AM
Another obscure tiara that may or may not exist is the County of Surrey tiara.
Here it is being worn by Queen Mary. The bottom picture QM is wearing the Surrey as a necklace and the Cartier Loop tiara.
Title: Re: Do you have a dream tiara?
Post by: saqsay1 on April 19, 2011, 11:44:44 AM
A little closer pic of the Surrey Tiara
Title: Re: Do you have a dream tiara?
Post by: saqsay1 on April 19, 2011, 11:56:49 AM
Another popular choice for Catherine's wedding day is the Fringe tiara. The Queen has a few different versions of this tiara. Queen Mary's would be my choice as I believe that is the one the Queen herself wore on her wedding day.

Just an interesting side note. There is a story floating around that on the princess Elizabeth's wedding day, when the tiara was placed on her head it snapped in half and had to be quickly repaired. Which may explain why in the second pic the tiara looks like it has a slight gap near the top.

A photo shop of Kate wearing the fringe
Title: Re: Do you have a dream tiara?
Post by: saqsay1 on April 19, 2011, 12:03:22 PM
I talked about this tiara previously, as the possible source of the sapphire brooch that Princess Diana was given as a wedding gift from the Queen Mother.  I was somewhat surprised when I found a close up of the same tiara without the Sapphire. Could this tiara still be somewhere in the Queen's vaults? I have a feeling it is... so.... maybe another contender for Kate to wear?

#2 pic Queen Mary wearing the unknown tiara with the sapphire in it.

#3 Diana wearing the Brooch (as a choker)she received as a wedding gift from the Queen Mother. Which I believe came from this tiara.

Title: Re: Do you have a dream tiara?
Post by: saqsay1 on April 19, 2011, 01:13:31 PM
A few more obscure tiara choices would be the Teck Wheat tiara. Which up until recently, I wasn't sure it still existed. I found a photo of QEII wearing 2 of the sheaths as brooches, so I would assume it still does exist.
Title: Re: Do you have a dream tiara?
Post by: saqsay1 on April 19, 2011, 01:17:09 PM
Or the Teck circle necklace tiara which hasn't been seen since the Queen Mother died.
Title: Re: Do you have a dream tiara?
Post by: saqsay1 on April 19, 2011, 01:22:45 PM
A wild card would be the Portland Sapphire tiara which was sold at auction in late 2010. I think it would suit her, but it isn't likely the Royals would drop that kind of cash in this economy.
Title: Re: Do you have a dream tiara?
Post by: saqsay1 on April 19, 2011, 01:26:11 PM
The whole parure sold for about $1,900,000.00
Title: Re: Do you have a dream tiara?
Post by: saqsay1 on April 19, 2011, 01:32:31 PM
There are many other tiaras that Royal fans would like to see Kate wear on the big day. For various reasons, these pieces aren't real contenders. Some are favorites and worn by her Majesty, some Camilla wear, and some simply don't belong to the Royal Family. For instance:

#1 The Spencer family tiara ( which belongs to Princess Diana's brother and will probably only be worn by Spencer brides)

# 2 The Russian Kokoshnik worn by QEII
 
#3 The Grand Duchess Vladimir emerald and pearl drop tiara (another fav of the Queen)

#4 The Girls of Great Britain and Ireland (also a fav)

#5 The Delhi Durbar and the Boucheron Honeycomb (both being worn by Camilla these days)

#6 The Papyrus or Lotus flower tiara (pictured here) It was recently worn by Serena Stanhope for her wedding to Viscount Linley. It is unknown whether Princess Margaret owned this piece or it was on loan from the Queen.
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Post by: saqsay1 on April 19, 2011, 04:06:38 PM
Princess Margaret wearing the Papyrus tiara with the Teck circle necklace
Title: Re: Do you have a dream tiara?
Post by: saqsay1 on April 19, 2011, 05:14:56 PM
Correction. In post #2151  what I mean't to say was that the Queen likes to bring out tiaras that HAVEN'T been seen in decades or even generations. The truth is no one knows for sure exactly how many tiaras are in the private collection of Her Majesty. It is believed to be a number greater than 50 or 60. most of the tiaras I posted in this section haven't been seen in many years to several decades to a century or more. It is unknown if these tiaras have been broken up to make newer pieces or not. That's one reason why Royal fans and tiara watchers are so excited by this wedding. We are either hoping for a glimpse of a tiara not seen in forever........ or a new one.

Recent info released on the Royal Wedding state that Kate is planning on wearing flowers instead of a tiara. I am horrified at the thought.... but, it is her day. I guess we shall see. Maybe she will do like Sarah Ferguson and wear flowers in and tiara out.  ::)
 
Title: Re: Do you have a dream tiara?
Post by: clgwli on April 19, 2011, 05:21:17 PM
Honestly I wouldn't be shocked if she goes with something minimalist.  She always is seen with very chic but classic looks about her.  From her dress, her hair her make up.... she's a put together, down to earth kind of girl with how she presents herself.  Never over the top.

If she goes with flowers it won't shock me.  However if she does do a tiara I would imagine she would go with "less is more"

I'm more excited to see what other royalty wears and Kate's wedding dress.
Title: Re: Do you have a dream tiara?
Post by: saqsay1 on April 19, 2011, 05:37:55 PM
well Squigs, From what the press is saying.... The designer is Sophie Cranston and the dress is Ivory duchess satin with lace and pearl buttons that Kate helped design herself. It also is supposed to only have a 10' train.....  :sad5: i was hoping for longer....  :Bawling:
Title: Re: Do you have a dream tiara?
Post by: clgwli on April 22, 2011, 12:25:42 PM
I know many are saddened by that train but in the end I am not shocked.  I've been looking through pictures of her and it doesn't surprise me she is "only" doing a 10' train.  She has a nice physique and I hope she really picked something she will wear - not a dress that will wear her.

I really am more into understated and classic looks myself.

One royal bride I found that I liked the whole package was Marie Cavallier to Prince Joachim.  She had a classic dress with a 3 meter train.  A nice over all look IMO.  I would love to see Kate in something similar.  They have similar body types so I could easily see her in something like that.
Title: Re: Do you have a dream tiara?
Post by: Awestruck on April 23, 2011, 06:59:09 AM
Here in the UK we`re all pretty exhausted with Royal Wedding news. My friends seem to fall into 2 camps. Those who`ll be in front of their TV from the crack of dawn and watching every detail and those who are simply happy to have a day off work but really aren`t interested in it. I`m sort of between the 2. I`ll watch the wedding ceremony itself but I`ll give the pre and post ceremony hype a miss.
There`s been so many rumours about her dress it`s impossible to separate fact from fiction. She dresses safely so she`ll either stay safe or totally wrong foot people. I hope it`s the latter. The Abbey is somewhat larger than an average Church so I suppose a long-ish train or veil is a must to stand out in such a huge place.
I hope she develops her own style which will make it really difficult for people to ever compare her wedding dress to Diana`s in any way, shape or form. There have been rumours of a Rennaissance style, or a very simple style, or lots of lace or buttons etc etc and a few more outlandish rumours too. Time will tell.

As for the tiara question. Well if the Rennaissance rumour is true we could see a circlet of fresh flowers or a simple gold circlet, if the dress is simple we may see a headband or fresh flowers or she may go the whole hog and have something specially made or borrow a tiara. There`s a rumour she may wear the Spencer tiara as a nod to