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Title: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: Alexandrine on January 01, 2011, 07:28:06 pm
Love the new subforum  kisss

So to start I thought that we could talk about the jewellery of the BRF

Vladimir Tiara with pearls and emeralds

Pic (http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j421/melpe4/BRF%20Jewels/cambridgeemeralds.jpg) - Pic (http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j421/melpe4/BRF%20Jewels/EIIRTiara3unknecklace.jpg)

Kokoshnik Tiara

Pic (http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j421/melpe4/BRF%20Jewels/EIIRKokoshnikTiaraNecklace.jpg)

Strathmore

Pic (http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j421/melpe4/BRF%20Jewels/ew_SPJyKqWyZPBxTs0ciSA45315.jpg)

Lover's Knot

Pic (http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j421/melpe4/BRF%20Jewels/loversknot.jpg)  - Pic (http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j421/melpe4/BRF%20Jewels/52118324.jpg)

Meander Tiara

Pic (http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j421/melpe4/BRF%20Jewels/UKAnneGreekKeyTiara.jpg)  - Pic (http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j421/melpe4/BRF%20Jewels/AnneGreekKeyMeanderTiara.jpg)

Aquamarine parure

Pic (http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j421/melpe4/BRF%20Jewels/aa01a01.jpg)


Made the links into hyperlinks




Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: The Chocolate Princess on January 01, 2011, 09:05:50 pm
Queen Elizabeth has soooooooooooooooooo many jewells :o :o :o    I am sooooo jealous.   :hiss:


   (http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb473/Royal_Gossip/royal_banner/Windsor/Queen_Elizabeth-tiaras.jpg)

I think she is not even wearing half of the tiaras and diamonds she posesses :queeny:

exhibition of royal jewells
http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb473/Royal_Gossip/Royal_Jewelry_and_Tiaras/british-crown-jewels-1960.jpg



   Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara  
  (http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb473/Royal_Gossip/Royal_Jewelry_and_Tiaras/girls-of-great-britain.jpg)
One of Queen Elizabeth’s favourite pieces of jewellery is the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara which is also referred to as “Granny’s Tiara”. It was a wedding gift to Elizabeth by her devoted grandmother Queen Mary in 1947 along with a number of other pieces. However the tiara had originally been given to Princess Mary of Teck (later Queen Mary) as a wedding present in 1893 by a committee started by Lady Eve Greville.



     Delhi Durbar Tiara    
    (http://allthingsroyal.nl/koninklijkejuwelen/grootbrittannie/delhidurbar/tiara.jpg)
Camilla + Queen Mary http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb473/Royal_Gossip/Royal_Jewelry_and_Tiaras/CamillaMary_DurbarTiara.jpg
The circle of brilliant-cut diamonds mounted in gold and set in platinum was made by Garrards in 1911 and Queen Mary wore it in Delhi to mark the start of King George V's reign as King and Emperor of India.
It was lent to the Queen Mother for her visit to South Africa and remained with her but she is not believed to have worn it subsequently.
The tiara previously included five of the Cambridge cabochon emeralds and also was occasionally worn with two diamonds from the Cullinan stone. But the emeralds were removed by Queen Mary and made into another tiara now owned by the Queen - the diamonds were kept separately as a brooch.



Queen Alexandra's "Rundell" tiara
http://www.royal-magazin.de/england/queen-alexandra/alexandra-rundell-tiara.htm
(people say it got "lost" when Queen Alexandra died without a testament and her jewellery was split between her many children)



This is an amazing saphire parure (which would have looked great with Kate's blue engagement dress+ring. BUT of course we would have stoned the lazy gold digger if she wore it to the engagement interview -and also because she had no right)
http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb473/Royal_Gossip/Royal_Jewelry_and_Tiaras/QE2_saphire-parure.jpg




The Queen Mother's Scroll Tiara
(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb473/Royal_Gossip/Royal_Jewellery_Tiaras/Scroll-Tiara-2011.jpg)

http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb473/Royal_Gossip/Royal_Jewelry_and_Tiaras/QueenMoms-tiara.jpg

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb473/Royal_Gossip/royal_banner/Windsor/Scroll_Tiara.jpg)
It was one of a handful of tiaras that the Queen Mother wore after she was married but before she ascended the throne in 1937.  As far as I know only  Queen Elizabeth’s younger sister, Princess Margaret used to wear her mother’s elegant headpiece in a state banquet at Buckingham Palace in 1954. Nearly 20 years later, Princess Anne wore it for her visit to Australia and New Zealand in 1970.

This 1936 Cartier tiara was loaned to Kate Middleton to her wedding with William by the Queen and contains 1,000 glittering diamonds





Sophie, The Countess of Wessex Wedding Tiara

 http://www.diamondtiaras.com/sophiewedtiara.htm



The Fife Tiara
it's amazing, but I'm not sure if it is in the posession of the BRF :unsure:
Given to Princess Louise of Wales (daughter of KIng Edward VII and Queen Alexandra) on her marriage by her husband the Duke of Fife.
(http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j265/feliciavictoria_2006/11t001.jpg)




I love this site:
http://www.royal-magazin.de/england/index.htm a list of all british aristocratic jewellery
ALBANY | ATHLONE | ARGYLL | BATTENBERG A| CONNAUGHT | DUFF-SOUTHESK | DEVONSHIRE | EDINBURGH V M A B | FIFE | GLOUCESTER | HARCOURT | HAREWOOD | MILFORD-HAVEN | MOUNTBATTEN |KENT | LONDONDERRY | WINDSOR | WESTMINSTER |
 (it is German but mostly in English) Is has the most amazing jewellery :-



The British Crown Jewels
http://www.mandysroyalty.org/CrownJewels.html


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: Kuei Fei on January 01, 2011, 10:06:39 pm
I'm more than sure that Kate is already looking at these jewels and rubbing her greedy hands in glee, while Carole and Pippa pick out what they want to wear.

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This is an amazing saphire parure (which would have looked great with Kate's blue engagement dress+ring. BUT of course we would have stoned the lazy gold digger if she wore it to the engagement interview -and also because she had no right)
http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb473/Royal_Gossip/Royal_Jewelry_and_Tiaras/QE2_saphire-parure.jpg

One day she will though, won't she. That's the sick part.


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: Alexandrine on January 01, 2011, 10:13:00 pm
^^

I know  :ick:

The Fife is not part of the vaults anymore although that piece is incredibly beautiful. I love the BRF jewels much more than the jewels from the other RFs especially because we don't really know what their vaults have.


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: The Chocolate Princess on January 01, 2011, 11:30:46 pm
^Thanks Alex, I forgot.
I wish we would know what is in their vaults. There are so many tiaras and diamonds that haven't seen the light of day for a century.

like the wedding present in 1947 of Nizam-of-Hyderabad
http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb473/Royal_Gossip/Royal_Jewelry_and_Tiaras/QE2_Nizam-of-Hyderabad-collection.jpg
http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb473/Royal_Gossip/Royal_Jewelry_and_Tiaras/QE2_Nizam-of-Hyderabad.jpg
There was a rumor that this diadem was used to create the Burmese Rubin Diadem (see below). However no official information was released by the palace.
So here are the facts:
The Queen hasn't worn the tiara publicly since about the early 1952.
Leslie Field says in The Queen's Jewels about the Burmese ruby tiara's creation: "The diamonds came from a tiara the Queen had been given as a wedding gift by the Nizam of Hyderabad and Berar." (p.69, 1987 ed.) This statement is the main source of the dismantling rumors.
However, in Tiaras: A History of Splendour, Geoffrey Munn does not include that detail in his description of the Burmese ruby tiara. He writes only briefly of the Nizam piece, saying: "There is also a tiara in bandeau form that was a wedding gift from the Nizam of Hyderabad," implying by use of the present tense that the piece still exists. (p. 1965, 2003 printing)
In honor of the 60th wedding anniversary of the Queen and Prince Philip, Buckingham Palace's 2007 summer exhibition included a selection of wedding gifts. On display: the necklace, but not the tiara.  Indeed, no mention of the tiara was made.



Burmese Diamond Ruby Tiara
(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb473/Royal_Gossip/Royal_Jewelry_and_Tiaras/UKBurmeseDiamondRubyTiara.jpg)
Queen Elizabeth II
http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb473/Royal_Gossip/Royal_Jewelry_and_Tiaras/QEIIBurmeseRubyTiaraNecklace.jpg



Mary's ruby parure   The Indian Ruby Tiara
(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb473/Royal_Gossip/Royal_Jewelry_and_Tiaras/UKIndianRubyTiara.jpg)




Queen Mother wearing the five rows necklace, with The Boucheron Tiara (Honeycomb Tiara) 
The Boucheron tiara was left to Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother by the Hon. Mrs Greville from Boucheron in London on 8th January, 1921.
(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb473/Royal_Gossip/Royal_Jewelry_and_Tiaras/QueenMothersBoucheronHoneycombTiara.jpg)

http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb473/Royal_Gossip/Royal_Jewelry_and_Tiaras/QueenMother_BoucheronTiara.jpg

Camilla wearing it now too http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb473/Royal_Gossip/Royal_Jewelry_and_Tiaras/camilla-QueenMother_BoucheronTiara.jpg



Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: Earth Angel on January 02, 2011, 02:02:26 am
I love Siberian Amethysts! They're some of my favorite royal jewels of all time. ...

 :thankyou: for the links CP!


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: Mia on January 02, 2011, 02:32:37 am
The Fife Tiara
it's amazing, but I'm not sure if it is in the posession of the BRF :unsure:
Given to Princess Louise of Wales below (daughter of KIng Edward VII and Queen Alexandra) on her marriage by her husband the Duke of Fife.
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j265/feliciavictoria_2006/11t001.jpg

The Fife is one of the most amazing tiaras ever! But doesn't belong to the BRF and never did. Despite being owned by Princess Louise, it belongs to her husband's family.


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: MOSAIC on January 02, 2011, 11:55:34 am

KUEI FEI - The sight of KM wearing ANY of Queen Mary's tiaras and other jewellery will come second only to the sight of them on the balcony of Buckingham Palace that will churn up my stomach, and send me in despair to the Republicans.

Even worse would be the knowledge that Carole and Pippa are trying them on and parading around inside the palace.
I don't think they would dare attempt to wear them outside in public.  I don't think that would be allowed no matter how much Willy kicks up a fuss on behalf of his beloved surrogate family. 

I read quite recently that on her return from her hols, HMQ closeted herself with an aide Angela Kelly and a courtier and they were assisting her in cataloging the jewels.  This work has now been transferred to a special file online, available only to the royals,  so they can be seen and identified at a glance, and kept track of.

On a Royal Jewels Message Board photographs of all the tiaras were reproduced in colour and a quiz was held, or actually two.
One was a quiz to choose what members thought would be a "gift" for her to wear at functions, and one was a bridal tiara to wear on the day of her wedding (ugh).
The Strathmore tiara was, I think the winner with the fringe tiara running it a close second, but I doubt that that would be used because it is for the women of the RF, who are born to it, HMQ, Princess Anne, which is why I hope Zara will wear it and continue the tradition.  It would suit her IMO.

As a matter of interest Charles like to keep all the jewels of the QM so that Camilla can enjoy that association. I doubt he would be happy for KM to share that treasure trove and its association.


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: Alexandrine on January 22, 2011, 09:42:40 pm
Some photos of Queen Mary:

Here she is using the Cullinan I and II as brooch and the Cullinan III and IV attached to the necklace.

http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j421/melpe4/BRF%20Jewels/2747104810094285158CRkLuH_fs1.jpg

The brooch made by the the Cullinan III and IV is the most valuable item that QEII has.  :o

http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j421/melpe4/BRF%20Jewels/ImperialMay.jpg

http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j421/melpe4/BRF%20Jewels/Marystrangeeyes1.jpg



Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: Mia on January 22, 2011, 10:29:19 pm
The size of those rocks  :o

Queen Mary knew how to wear jewellery. She always looks so regal in her pics, even with over the top jewels  :sigh:


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: The Chocolate Princess on January 22, 2011, 11:16:13 pm
Have a look at this :flirt: :flirt:  http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb473/Royal_Gossip/Royal_Jewelry_and_Tiaras/britishroyalfamilycollectiontheagelessdiamondexhibitlondon.jpg  :AWW: 



the rundell 
(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb473/Royal_Gossip/Royal_Jewelry_and_Tiaras/QueenAlexandraRundellTiara.jpg)
Look at the Queen of Malaysia! :sherlock: I think she is wearing the rundell tiara or not??? It is missing since Queen Alexandra died -because of the lack of a testament.
http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb473/Royal_Gossip/Royal_Jewelry_and_Tiaras/Malaysiantiara-rundell.jpg


 

Papyrus Tiara:
(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb473/Royal_Gossip/Royal_Jewelry_and_Tiaras/PapyrusTiara-kl.jpg)
This tiara was made in 1925. It was given as a wedding present to Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon. S

It is a tiara with papyrus-shaped mounts framed in scrolls separated with palmettes. The diamond trails arch above, surmounted by diamonds and a pearl.

Serena Stanhope wore it at her wedding with Viscount Linley, the son of the late Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon.
http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb473/Royal_Gossip/Royal_Jewelry_and_Tiaras/England_serena-stanhope_papyrus-tiara.jpg




I love this emerald tiara <3  Iveagh Tiara
http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb473/Royal_Gossip/Royal_Jewelry_and_Tiaras/green-tiara.jpg
This shows Queen Mary wearing it:
http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb473/Royal_Gossip/Royal_Jewelry_and_Tiaras/iveaghemeraldtiaraqueenmary.jpg
I am not sure if it is still in the posession of the BRF. This Tiara was designed by Albert, the Prince consort, for the Queen. It is being said that it is now owned by an un-named relative of Queen Victoria. :dontknow: But Mary wore it, so...

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I found this list at the Royal Magazine (fan page):

Windsor Tiara's


1. Queen Alexandra’s Russian Kokoshnik
2. Girl’s of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara
3. Strathmore Rose Tiara
4. Queen Mother’s Papyrus (Lotus Flower) Motif Tiara
5. Mrs. Greville’s Boucheron Honeycomb Tiara
6. Delhi Durbar Tiara
7. George IV Diadem
8. Vladimir Tiara
9. Queen Mary’s (Hanoverian / George III) Fringe Tiara
10. Queen Mary’s Lovers Knot
11. Oriental Circlet 
12. Queen Elizabeth’s Sapphire Tiara
13. Burmese Ruby Tiara
14. Sarah, Duchess of York’s Tiara
15. Brazilian Aquamarine Tiara
16. Queen Mother's Cartier Aquamarine "Pine" Tiara
17. Persian Turquoise Tiara
18. Snowdon Floral tiara
19. Greek meander Tiara
20. Princess Anne’s Antique Festoon Tiara (given from ‘World Wide Shipping Group’)
21. Countess Sophie’s Wedding Tiara (Regal Circlet – honeysuckle motifs)
22. Countess Sophie’s Cluster Tiara (Flowers/Buttons)
23. Countess Sophie’s Aquamarine Centre Tiara
24. Princess Alexandra’s Tiara
25. Kent Festoon Tiara
26. Princess Marina’s ‘City of London’ Fringe Tiara
27. Cambridge Sapphire – Cluster Tiara
28. Kent - Queen Mary’s Small Diamond Bandeau
29. Iveagh Tiara
30. Gloucester Turquoise Tiara
31. Gloucester Emerald Bandeau
32. Gloucester’s Honeysuckle Tiara
33. Gloucester Diamond Bandeau necklace( diamond necklace also been worn as Tiara)
34. Princess Marie-Louise Cartier Indian Tiara
35. Lady Ulster’s wedding tiara
36. Queen Elizabeth’s Mystery Tiara
37. Princess Anne’s Mystery Tiara
38.Queen Mother’s scroll tiara (worn by Kate on her wedding day)


Not seen in decades (or broken up):

39. Queen Alexandra’s ‘Rundell’ Tiara (Prince Albert’s Wedding Gift)
40. Nizam of Hyderabad Tiara
41. Queen Mary’s Wedding Gift from Queen Victoria ( said to be broken up to create the Queen Mary’s Fringe Tiara)
42. County of Surrey Tiara
43. Teck Circlet-Teck Circlet
44. Queen Mary’s Diamond Lozenge Tiara
45. Queen Mary’s unidentified Diamond Filigree Tiara
46. Queen Mary’s diamond Leaf tiara
47. Queen Mary’s 1902 Boucheron Diamond Loop Tiara
48. Ladies of England Tiara
49. Empress Marie Feodorovna Sapphire Bandeau
50. Princess Anne’s unidentified tiara (21st Birthday Sitting)
51. Queen Mother’s scroll tiara
52. Queen Elizabeth’s two -hidden Sapphire tiaras.
53. Princess Alice (of Battenberg’s) Tiaras
54. Duchess of Kent Aquamarine and Turquoise Tiaras (possible loans)
55. Queen Victoria’s Regal Circlet

Sold:
56. Queen Victorias Strawberry Leaf Ruby Tiara
57. Princess Mary’s Diamond Diadem
58. Princess Mary’s Fringe Tiaras (2) (Queen Mary and Lord and Lady Inchcape)
59. Princess Mary’s Honeysuckle Tiara
60. Princess Mary’s Butterfly Centre Tiara
61. Princess Mary’s Diamond scroll and cluster circlet.
62. Princess Mary’s Emerald Tiara
63. Poltimore Tiara
64. Cambridge Sapphire – 7 Prong tiara
65. Princess Marina’s Pearl and Diamond Circle Tiara

That's a VERY loooooooooooong list!


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: Mia on January 22, 2011, 11:53:54 pm
The emerald tiara in those pics isn't the Iveagh Tiara, this one is the Iveagh Tiara (http://coloreddiamond.info/index.php?action=dlattach%3Btopic=2804.0%3Battach=22104%3Bimage)

The emerald tiara is your pics is the "Queen Victoria Emerald and Diamond Tiara" and was last seen in 1997, in an exhibition. In 2002 there was an exhibition of tiaras and there was shown 4 designed by Prince Albert but the emerald tiara wasn't present, it is said that been sold and subsequently dismantled by its new owner. If true, it's almost a crime because it's a true piece of art...

Probably Queen Mary wore it as a loan or something. She was an expert in "borrowing" pieces of art and jewelery that she liked...



Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: Alexandrine on February 06, 2011, 07:45:19 pm
I love this one  :flirt: If I was a princess I would try to get something similar  :sigh:

Pic (http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j421/melpe4/BRF%20Jewels/CountessW2-1.jpg)



Queen Alexandra  (http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j421/melpe4/BRF%20Jewels/QA8C03.jpg) using a lot of bling bling


A bit of Diana:

Sapphire choker (http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j421/melpe4/BRF%20Jewels/di07S06.jpg) ~ Another one (http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j421/melpe4/BRF%20Jewels/di612.jpg) ~ The choker as tiara  (http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j421/melpe4/BRF%20Jewels/di0502.jpg)

Di in the lover's knot and emerald choker (http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j421/melpe4/BRF%20Jewels/52099089.jpg)

Wearing pearls earrings and diamond necklace (http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j421/melpe4/BRF%20Jewels/Diana1981KingKhalid.jpg)

Wonderful website http://dianasjewels.net/

Posts merged. ~TCP


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: Grace on March 26, 2011, 05:54:40 pm
Thanks for pics.She had wonderful jewels.


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: Alexandrine on May 07, 2011, 05:12:30 pm
Jewellery fit for a Queen: Monarch to unveil collection of private treasures in time for 2012 Jubilee

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1384373/Jewellery-fit-Queen-Monarch-unveil-collection-private-treasures-time-2012-Jubilee.html#ixzz1LgS5vuDx


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: YooperModerator on July 03, 2011, 04:50:25 pm
As a tiara Princess Kent is wearing I think the diamond daisies from Marina, put together in her hair.
I love the necklace she's wearing!
http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/106CgleJuWW/Monaco+Royal+Wedding+Dinner+Arrivals+Fireworks/pCx705SZJP3
http://image.wetpaint.com/image/1/fKQ4aEuUKZwLBK_nFfpjWw14476/GW210H323

Sofie Wessex in her wedding tiara and..... what order is that?
http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/106CgleJuWW/Monaco+Royal+Wedding+Dinner+Arrivals+Fireworks/OpziClJziiY


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: YooperModerator on July 03, 2011, 07:36:41 pm
Found a loveley pic of the Hartcourt emerald an diamond tiara, which was sold apparently.
It's not a royal piece exactly but it's sooo lovely!  :sigh:

A magnificent tiara worn at the coronation of both King George VI in 1937 and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.
The beautiful Harcourt tiara was worn at the 1937 coronation of King George VI by the Dowager Viscountess Harcourt, in the picture above, dressed in her robes for the coronation of George VI with the emerald and diamond tiara on her head and the Harcourt necklace made for her by Cartier in 1920.
Her daughter, Lady Ashburton, later wore the same tiara at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. Lady Ashburton was the elder sister of William, Second Viscount Harcourt. She married the Hon. Alexander Baring, later sixth Baron Ashburton, in 1924, the father of the present owner.
The exquisite tiara is composed of sprays of diamond flowerheads and leaves running between borders of continuous diamond ribbon motifs with the focus centring on seven outstanding emeralds. The tiara was worn by the Dowager Viscountess together with the ‘Harcourt Emeralds’ – a magnificent emerald and diamond necklace.  The emeralds themselves have a fascinating provenance: they originally descended from Mary Hayes Burns, the sister of the banker J. Pierpont Morgan, to her daughter Mary, who married Lewis, first Viscount Harcourt, in 1899. The tiara dates from their wedding.
http://image.wetpaint.com/image/1/TNLAcGuWj-mN9rijIV6TTQ31287/GW222H160
http://image.wetpaint.com/image/3/dzCqWLLNEuh_-JEfTGA4Fw231506/GW218H289
http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=53365

I found some other nice pieces as well,
Margaret's tiara http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=53260 http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=53261

Queen mum with Bucheron tiara http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=98345 http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=98475

Countess of Essex tiara http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=53262

The ring Dodi intended to give to Diana (engagement or friendship, you decide) http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=98460
Diana with sapphire earrings and bracelet's http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=98142

HM with the coronation crown  :sigh: and diamond earrings and necklace. http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=98476
HM with diamond and sapphire set (gift of the Saudi's) and her favourite tiara, the huge necklace is gold with ruby's, (I thing it's an order necklace of some kind but I'm not sure) http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=113643 http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=113862

Princess Kent, with duchess Kent tiara and diamond earrings http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=113420 http://image.wetpaint.com/image/2/tF79Jt0Sa5fXz8Ct2-KoZw26034/GW216H140

Princess Alexandra with flower tiara and diamond earrings http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=114108

Duchess of Gloucester with diamond and pink topaz tiara, centerstone can be changed for an emerald http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=113421 http://image.wetpaint.com/image/3/uMesEMw6c4Ub-L0AuQeFCQ130465/GW207H292


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: YooperModerator on July 03, 2011, 10:27:03 pm
DoC with emerald broche, QM with same broche http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=98262 http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=98478
DoC with ruby broche http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=98264
DoC with amethyst necklace and earrings http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=98473
Doc with the adapted Durbar and Q Mary with the original which has emeralds on top http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=98279
DoC engagement ring http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=98685 http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=98996
DoC with honeycomb tiara, sapphire and diamond parure (gift of the saudi's) http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=89580 http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=89624
DoC with ruby's and diamonds necklace (another gift from the saudi's) http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=113864
DoC diamond butterfly broche http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=89615
DoC with art-deco broche http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=113942 http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=89707

Sofie of Wessex with wedding tiara, diamond broche clips and lovely platinum necklace. http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=113729
Sofie with new aquamarine tiara, fitting earrings and necklace http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=113731
Sofie with diamond necklace http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=113599
Sofie with aquamarine earrngs and bracelet and diamond necklace http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=113354
Sofie with sapphire pendant and earrings http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=114083 http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=114084
Sofie with round diamond pendant and earrings http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=113733




Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: mousiekins on July 03, 2011, 11:24:20 pm
I must say (most likely in complete bias ) we have lots of beautiful jewellery  :flirt:

How does she keep that on her head  :- http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=98476 her neck must be killing her

I love these

http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=113420
http://image.wetpaint.com/image/2/tF79Jt0Sa5fXz8Ct2-KoZw26034/GW216H140
http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=114108
http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=113421
http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=53261
http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=53262

This looks like the one I have http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=89615 but most likely a little more expensive  rofl

She is wearing the Order from St John here http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=113731  :loveshower:

Anne is the Dame Grand Cross of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem

HM is the Soveign Head and this is the pic that has constantly beenstaring down at me since I was 6 and became a member of St John http://www.vaticanassassins.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/Dame-of-Malta-Queen-Elizabeth-II1.gif

The Duke of Gloucester is part of the Welsh St John http://www.stjohnwales.co.uk/files/The%20Duke.jpg http://rpmedia.ask.com/ts?u=/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/84/HRH_Prince_Richard_Duke_of_Gloucester.JPG/180px-HRH_Prince_Richard_Duke_of_Gloucester.JPG

I know none of those pics are of jewellery but it shows you what some of their emblems the RF are wearing are for


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: YooperModerator on July 03, 2011, 11:53:58 pm
Oh wow those orders are nice indeed!
And it's one of the few pieces of big jewellery royal (and other) men can wear nowadays with out looking odd!  :tehe:

The Shand tiara, the one DoC wore on her wedding day, it's a family heirloom her daughter wore it for her wedding as well http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=90244
Autum Phillips engagement ring: http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=90266 http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=90035
a stomacher (huge broche pinned to the front of a dress) from Queen Mary: http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=90203
Queen Alexandra's amethyst and diamond necklace http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=90432 http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=107041
HM wearing the Albert brooch saffier and diamonds before she went on her honeymoon http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=106898
And the same set-up almost 60 years later http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=106770  :sigh: (cute pic no?)
Detail of the broche http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=106912
HM wearing sapphire chrysanthemum broche http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=90599 http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=107034


Emerald necklace given to Catherine II by the duke of Buckinghamshire circa 1830 http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=106947
HM wearing ruby and diamond broche: http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=106951
The rest of the set http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=107609
Sofie with her wedding pearls: http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=107066

(posts merged ~TCP)


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: mousiekins on July 04, 2011, 12:56:11 am
ooohhh that is a lovely green  :flirt:


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: YooperModerator on July 04, 2011, 01:11:28 am
Yeah I know it's a lovely piece , no? :flirt:
DoC going all out with huge five string diamond necklace, diamond earrings, a QEII family order and honeycomb tiara!
She wore more bling than the Queen that day! :o  http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=107500
QM with the same set only with three strands instead of five  http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=107347
This is what HM wore that day: GoBaI tiara, Queen Mary cluster earrings and Nizam of Hyderabad necklace http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=107503
Here are the two ladies next to each other http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=46038
Close up of the family order: http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=107504

DoC with diamond Queen Victoria necklace borrowed from HM http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=107506 http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=107505

QM with diamond ring, diamond Queen Victoria earrings (they go with the necklace DoC is wearing in the other pic) and the pearl and diamonds necklace that goes with the rundell tiara http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=107507

HM with Cullinan V heart shaped diamond broche http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=107610 http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=107612
HM with William IV broche diamond http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=107626 http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=107793


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: mousiekins on July 04, 2011, 01:47:51 am
http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=107506

I like this is is not to over the top, elegant and simple


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: YooperModerator on July 04, 2011, 02:20:16 am
those are still some huge diamonds!

DoC with diamond stick insect broche  :- (don't like the look of this one) http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=64176
Princess Anne first engagement ring (Philips) : round sapphire with round diamonds http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=64581
QM with Regal Indian tiara, and ruby and diamond necklace and earrings http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=109110


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: mousiekins on July 04, 2011, 02:28:56 am
well obviously they are big diamonds  :tehe:  but the design is simple

I don't like the stick insect either but that could be because I have never liked them  :spy:


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: YooperModerator on July 04, 2011, 02:42:08 am
^It's a creepy thing and to fragile for my taste.

Duchess of Gloucester in turquoise parure http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=109112
Princess Kent in diamond tiara earrings and necklace http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=109360
Pr Alexandra with her turquoise parure http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=109229
Pr Margaret with Poltimore tiara, Teck circle necklace, and ruby and diamond chandelier earrings http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=109361
DoY with wedding tiara and cluster diamond earrings and necklace http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=109467
Pr Ann with Greek Key tiara and diamond necklace http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=109362
DoC with Delhi Durbar tiara and diamond snake necklace http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=109592
HM with GoBaI tiara and King Khalid of Saudi Arabia necklace http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=109119
Princess Kent engagement ring: a two round stone sapphire and diamond ring http://www.pricescope.com/idealbb/files/princessmichaelofkentering.jpg


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: YooperModerator on July 04, 2011, 03:15:09 am
HM wearing the stomacher of Queen mary http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=111331
Q Alexandra wearing the Rundell tiara: http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=111328
and a close up of the rest of the Rundell set (favoured by QM) http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=111347
And this one is for you mousie  :tehe:
Family orders of George IV,V,VI and Edward VII http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=111430



Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: mousiekins on July 04, 2011, 11:17:48 pm
 :AWW: thankyou

HM wearing some of those above http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f0/Elizabeth_II,_Buckingham_Palace,_07_Mar_2006.jpeg/150px-Elizabeth_II,_Buckingham_Palace,_07_Mar_2006.jpeg

It seems she is wearing the order of George VI and Edward VII

and here she is wearing alot of her orders

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-4-sapmZN7RE/TXgcALf4r6I/AAAAAAAAAPs/RrgFKMpAjHU/s1600/Sergei%2BPavlenko-H.M.The%2BQueen.jpg

Her orders and titles

Her Majesty Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the Seas Queen, Defender of the Faith, Duchess of Edinburgh, Countess of Merioneth, Baroness Greenwich, Duke of Lancaster, Lord of Mann, Duke of Normandy, Sovereign of the Most Honourable Order of the Garter, Sovereign of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Sovereign of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle, Sovereign of the Most Illustrious Order of Saint Patrick, Sovereign of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, Sovereign of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Sovereign of the Distinguished Service Order, Sovereign of the Imperial Service Order, Sovereign of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of India, Sovereign of the Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire, Sovereign of the Order of British India, Sovereign of the Indian Order of Merit, Sovereign of the Order of Burma, Sovereign of the Royal Order of Victoria and Albert, Sovereign of the Royal Family Order of King Edward VII, Sovereign of the Order of Merit, Sovereign of the Order of the Companions of Honour, Sovereign of the Royal Victorian Order, Sovereign of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem.


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: YooperModerator on July 04, 2011, 11:38:17 pm
You're welcome honey! kisss
Let's have a look at the emeralds now.
One of my favourite tiara's: Vladimir once with emeralds, once with pearls http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=111245 http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=111246
DP with Queen Mary's art deco emerald choker and earrings http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=111534
Close up of the choker http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=111538
Fitting broche http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=111689
Earrings http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=111690
And the bracelet to complete the set http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=111692
All the emeralds come from the same source, a set of stones won in a lottery!
They are called the Camebridge emeralds. some of the stones were used for the art deco set, others are used in the Durbar tiara and as drops the Vladimir
In this pic Q Mary wearing nearly all of the Cambridge emeralds at once!  :o
She is wearing the Durbar tiara (spikes are Cambridge emeralds), necklace and broche. The chocker, earrings and stomacher are Cambridge emeralds from the art deco set. Last but not least two diamond collet necklaces and her Garter order broche (pity it's a b/w pic the sparkle of all that must be huge  :flirt: ) http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=111697
HM with Vladimir tiara, Durbar necklace and Cambridge earrings and bracelet, Garter and two family orders (colour pic, yay!) http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=111543
And another pic of HM in emeralds http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=111700
PD with emerald and diamond earrings and POW feather diamond necklace with emerald drop http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=111545
close up of the necklace the emerald is detachable http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=111701
PD with another emerald necklace not sure which http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=111615
Part of Q Alexandra's wedding gift, bottom right you see the POW feather pendant with emerald http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=111621


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: mousiekins on July 04, 2011, 11:58:14 pm
The Most Noble Order of the Garter
Sovereign: HM Queen Elizabeth II
Services to the Crown or nation.

http://medals.org.uk/united-kingdom/images/united-kingdom004.jpg
http://medals.org.uk/united-kingdom/images/united-kingdom006.jpg

The Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle
Sovereign: HM Queen Elizabeth II
For services to Scotland and to the Crown.

http://www.churchill-society-london.org.uk/OofThst.Jpeg

The Most Honourable Order of the Bath
Sovereign: HM Queen Elizabeth II
For outstanding service in the Armed Forces or Civil Service.

http://www.churchill-society-london.org.uk/OBEBlk.Jpeg

The Royal Victorian Order
Sovereign: HM Queen Elizabeth II
Personal services to the Sovereign

http://medals.org.uk/united-kingdom/images/uk201.jpg

The Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George
Sovereign: HM Queen Elizabeth II
For services to British interests abroad, particularly in the Diplomatic Service.

http://www.churchill-society-london.org.uk/StMclGrg.Jpeg


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: YooperModerator on July 05, 2011, 12:05:52 am
DoC with POW feathers broche http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=111999
DoC with POW feathers diamond and emerald drop worn as a broche http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=112000
Pr Margaret with a lot of orders: Royal Victorian order chain, order of the Crown of India, QEII family, George V family and George VI family order! http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=124091
She looks a bit like a Christmas tree is you ask me!  :KEZZA:


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: YooperModerator on July 05, 2011, 12:19:53 am
Princess Mary Louise tiara (now owned by the Gloucesters) Pr ML was a grand daughter of queen Victoria http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=158620
Strathmore rose tiara http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=158620
Teck circle necklace, can be changed in a tiara http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=158715
Q victoria emerald and diamond tiara http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=158623
Pr margaret with pearl and diamond tiara, Teck necklace orders and huge fleur the lis broche http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=158625


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: mousiekins on July 05, 2011, 12:21:47 am
Quote
She looks a bit like a Christmas tree is you ask me!


:tehe:

United Kingdom: Ribbon Orders and Decorations

http://www.medals.org.uk/united-kingdom/united-kingdom001.htm
http://www.medals.org.uk/united-kingdom/united-kingdom021.htm
http://www.medals.org.uk/united-kingdom/united-kingdom002.htm
http://www.medals.org.uk/united-kingdom/united-kingdom003.htm
http://www.medals.org.uk/united-kingdom/united-kingdom007.htm
http://www.medals.org.uk/united-kingdom/united-kingdom004.htm
http://www.medals.org.uk/united-kingdom/united-kingdom008.htm
http://www.medals.org.uk/united-kingdom/united-kingdom010.htm
http://www.medals.org.uk/united-kingdom/united-kingdom011.htm
http://www.medals.org.uk/united-kingdom/united-kingdom012.htm
http://www.medals.org.uk/united-kingdom/united-kingdom014.htm
http://www.medals.org.uk/united-kingdom/united-kingdom015.htm
http://www.medals.org.uk/united-kingdom/united-kingdom017.htm
http://www.medals.org.uk/united-kingdom/united-kingdom019.htm
http://www.medals.org.uk/united-kingdom/united-kingdom024.htm
http://www.medals.org.uk/united-kingdom/united-kingdom025.htm
http://www.medals.org.uk/united-kingdom/united-kingdom026.htm
http://www.medals.org.uk/united-kingdom/united-kingdom027.htm
http://www.medals.org.uk/united-kingdom/united-kingdom028.htm
http://www.medals.org.uk/united-kingdom/united-kingdom018.htm
http://www.medals.org.uk/united-kingdom/united-kingdom016.htm
http://www.medals.org.uk/united-kingdom/united-kingdom009.htm
http://www.medals.org.uk/united-kingdom/united-kingdom029.htm
http://www.medals.org.uk/united-kingdom/united-kingdom062.htm
http://www.medals.org.uk/united-kingdom/united-kingdom042.htm
http://www.medals.org.uk/united-kingdom/united-kingdom032.htm
http://www.medals.org.uk/united-kingdom/united-kingdom035.htm
http://www.medals.org.uk/united-kingdom/united-kingdom036.htm
http://www.medals.org.uk/united-kingdom/united-kingdom037.htm
http://www.medals.org.uk/united-kingdom/united-kingdom038.htm
http://www.medals.org.uk/united-kingdom/united-kingdom039.htm
http://www.medals.org.uk/united-kingdom/united-kingdom040.htm

I can do this for other RF if you wish


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: YooperModerator on July 05, 2011, 11:21:56 pm
Very nice to see them all at once :thumbsup: thanks mousie!
I think an civil OBE is given to ppl twice or three times a year with the special ceremony no? (Catherine Zeta- Jones got one recently if I remember correctly)
So you have a serving sister medal/pin of st John of Jerusalem right?
do you have any pic's of it? the link (http://www.medals.org.uk/united-kingdom/united-kingdom042.htm) you gave doesn't show them

Pr Margaret with the Poltimore tiara (sold at auction) and Teck necklace http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=159074
The Poltimore can be taken apart to form a necklace and brooches, this tiara was made for pr Margaret and used only by her, it was sold after her death http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=158841
Here are two pic's of Margaret wearing it as a necklace, the tiara she wears here was a gift from her sister, HM http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=158844 and http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=159077 close up if the tiara in pic one http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=159192


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: YooperModerator on July 05, 2011, 11:39:10 pm

DoC with amethyst necklace and earrings http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=121301

Some pic's of HM with one of the three Victoria diamond  bow brooches HM has a lot of bow broches (she seems to like 'em) but the Victoria bows are easily recognised because of the double bow http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=121462 and http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=121567 and http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=121466 and http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=121468 (love the hat in this one as well)
Coronation painting of Q Mary wearing the bows on here bodice http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=121493
Here's a pic of Q Alexandra wearing the bows at the coronation, can you find them amongst all the other bling? http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=121571 (they are on the chain going down the skirt!)
Q Alexandra wearing the bows in the same way http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=162616

The Dagmar necklace a wedding gift to pr Alexandra when she married bertie http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=162614
HM wearing the Dagmar necklace with out the cross and the two central pearl drop http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=121491

HM with the Sapphire George VI set and Q Mary's true lovers knot brooch http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=99299


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: mousiekins on July 05, 2011, 11:49:04 pm
This is the sisterhood medal http://www.picardyantiquesltd.com/.media/858133444729.jpeg

Which if I continue to serve I will be eligable for in something like 50 years  :tehe: OK more like when I am 58, which as I am 24 is a few years away. You have to be a part of the Fellowship which you earn after many years of service

I have earned many badges and awards though, this is the one I a most proud of http://www.stjohnsupplies.co.uk/common/suppliesImage.asp?ProductID=B12600&mode=large it is called the Grand Prior award which took me 8 years to earn. I worked none stop from the age of 10 to 18 to earn it.  :roll:

My friend was one of a few chosen each year to be presented with it by the RF. She was given hers by Princess Anne at BP. She says the décor is sparse and cold  lol

Anyway to answer your question we have the Queen's honours for Knighthoods, MBE's and OBE's twice a year. We have the New Year's Honours list and The Queen's (Official) Birthday list.  CZJ was given an MBE I believe  :think: she was named over the New Year and we have just had another list released a few weeks ago in honour of her Official Birthday


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: YooperModerator on July 06, 2011, 12:26:19 am
Btw the tiara that matches the George VI set was commissioned in 1963 by HM, I think it's one of the last mayor jewel commissions by the BRF, not counting engagement rings!
http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=99656

HM in a ruby set: the necklace and bracelet were bought at an auction in '64, the tiara was commissioned later in '73 (it's supposed to resemble lotus flowers), the rubies used for it come from a wedding gift from the Burmese ppl to HM. http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=99300
Ruby necklace http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=99301
Ruby tiara http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=99302
George VI sapphire necklace http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=99303
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pic's of garter badges one in email and one with diamonds, they were made for george VI http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=99322 and  http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=99429
george IV state diadem http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=107966
Williamson pink diamond brooch the centre stone a 23.6 carat pink diamond was a gift to HM from a Canadian subject, the brooch is 4 1/2 inches long http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=99326
HM wearing the brooch http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=99338 http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=107950

DoC with pearl necklace and earrings the clasp is amthyst and a gold bracelet http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=107979
same necklace with aquamarine clasp http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=107980
DoC with a pearl flower brooch, lily of the valley it's made by Fabergé for QM I think http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=99580

(posts merged ~TCP)


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: Alexandrine on July 08, 2011, 05:56:48 pm
Alexandra in her coronation robes is incredible, she seems to be wearing all her jewels that day  :tehe: But she doesn't look tacky and she was very pretty imo. Most of my favourite jewels of the BRF were owned by her. For ex.: the Dagmar necklace or the fringe tiara.

Akasha I've read that the central part of this tiara http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=99656 was made by a brooch owned by Queen Marie Henriette of Belgium 


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: YooperModerator on July 10, 2011, 12:10:19 am
That is perfectly possible  :dontknow:
A lot of the Belgian royal jewels were sold by Pr Lilan the second wife of Leopold III  :angry:


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: YooperModerator on July 10, 2011, 02:02:27 am
PD with her sapphire earrings and a nice turban/hat http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=183782
PD with her sapphire and pearl chocker and pearl and diamond earrings http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=184366
PD in the saudi arabian suite (sapphire &diamonds) spencer tiara and family order http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=184510
PD with a variety of pearl necklaces http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=184191 and http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=184664
PD with pearl and diamond set http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=184535 detail http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=184693
HM &PP she's wearing the ruby parure, two family orders, a garter star and on her sash is a second garter medal, he's wearing his navy uniform :flirt: with his orders, I recognise the garter star and I think that the second star is the thistle order (the edges of the star look like this one (http://www.medals.org.uk/united-kingdom/images/united-kingdom010.jpg)), on his chest there are so many! I count at least a good dozen medals! and I don't know for sure what they all are :dontknow: (maybe mousie can figure it out) http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=184188
pic of HM aquamarine necklace http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=180570
HM coronation portrait: She's wearing the crown, the staff and the orb http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=180719 detail Of the staff http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=180571
Le Peregrina once owned by Bloody Queen Mary Tudor of England and now owned by Elizabeth Taylor, the Queen of Jewels! http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=180777 the new owner wearing it http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=184612
Speaking of 16th century jewelry, this is an actual ring owned by Queen Elizabeth I.  She never ever spoke about her mother, Anne Boleyn (or very very rarely if ever).  Anne was executed by Elizabeth's father, Henry VIII, when Elizabeth was 3 years old.  However, Elizabeth wore this ring and it has a secret compartment that opens to reveal two portraits, one of herself as Queen, and one of her mother, Anne Boleyn.  I find that a very poignant story and a quiet remembrance for her tragic mother. The ring is made of mother of pearl on the inside and plated with gold, and embedded with rubies.  The letter "E" for Elizabeth is made up with diamonds.  http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=180784 opened http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=184591 http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=184592
the lady of the ring http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=184593 http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=184594



Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: YooperModerator on July 10, 2011, 03:49:59 am
A diamond and pearl necklace from PD http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=180873
HM in her official portrait as Queen of Canada. She is wearing a gorgeous Sapphire & diamond demi parure - gift the late Sheikh Rashid of Dubai and the kokoshnik tiara. http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=181079 close up http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=180982
HM with the Kent amethyst demi parure. It was originaly Victoria, Duchess of Kent's own (QVictoria's mother) and then probably left to the Crown by her daughter (along with other of QVictoria's jewels). http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=180985 close up http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=180988
1. The Oriental circlet tiara 2. A long riviera necklace (?) 3. QVictoria''s collet necklace and the matching earrings 4. The Garter 5. Queen Victoria''s bar brooch http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=180987


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: Alexandrine on July 10, 2011, 01:45:36 pm
The Peregrine pearl history is really fascinating it was owned by the Spanish Royal Family and supposedly given as a wedding present to Queen Mary by King Felipe II.

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"La Peregrina" in Spanish means "the Pilgrim" or "the Wanderer." The large pear-shaped white pearl, which originally weighed 223.8 grains, and was the largest pearl ever discovered during this period, was discovered in 1513 off the Pearl Islands in the Gulf of Panama by a negro slave. The pearl entered the Spanish Crown Jewels during the period of rule of King Ferdinand V (1479-1516) or his successor King Charles V (1516-1556). Phillip II (1556-1598) gave the pearl as a gift to Queen Mary I of England (Mary Tudor or Bloody Mary) in anticipation of their marriage in 1554. After Queen Mary's death in 1558 the pearl was returned to Spain, where it remained for over 250 years, becoming a favorite ornament of all queen consorts of Spain until the year 1808, when Napoleon Bonaparte captured Spain and installed his brother Joseph Bonaparte on the throne. When Joseph Bonaparte fled Madrid after the defeat of the French forces by the joint Anglo-Spanish-Portuguese forces at the Battle of Vitoria, he carried the renowned pearl with him. It was then the celebrated pearl came to be known as the "La Peregrina - the Wanderer." Joseph Bonaparte left the pearl to his nephew Charles Louis Napoleon (Napoleon III) who while in exile in London sold it to the 2nd Marques of Abercorn, due to serious financial difficulties. Thus true to its name  the "La Peregrina" that arrived from America to Spain, went to England for a short period, then returned to Spain and after remaining in Spain for over 250 years, left for France, from where it went back to England and remained with an aristocratic family, the Dukes of Abercorn until the year 1969, when it was purchased by Richard Burton for his wife Elizabeth Taylor.

http://www.internetstones.com/la-peregrina-pearl-elizabeth-taylor-napoleon-iii-philip-ii-queen-mary-i.html

The SRF has a pearl that they say is the real one but it's a copy  :tehe:

That is perfectly possible  :dontknow:
A lot of the Belgian royal jewels were sold by Pr Lilan the second wife of Leopold III  :angry:

I think that in this case it was not Lilian fault. If I remember right it was sold by Queen Marie Henriette or her daughters.

Akasha you don't like Lilian?


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: YooperModerator on July 11, 2011, 12:01:51 am
It's noting personal I don't know Lillian and her history that well, but the fact that she sold family heirlooms like that angers me!
Some of those those jewels should have gone to Baudouin and his wife.
I find it a huge pity that we were robbed of our royal jewels like that!

but back to the brit's and their bling
DoC with pearl earrings and a emerald and diamond broche originally belonging to QM (who else! she's wearing lot's of her stuff) http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=184583
PD in her sapphire and diamond set http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=180929
Here''s a photo of HM with the Nizam of Hyderabad necklace, the Kensington(I think) bow brooch and the Vladimir tiara without the emeralds or the pearls. What do you think, how do you preffer it? I like it the most with the Cambridge emeralds. http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=181227
PD with some more pearls and sapphires http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=180991 and http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=180992
PD with lovers knot and her 'elvis' dress http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=180993


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: YooperModerator on July 11, 2011, 03:07:01 am
Queen Elizabeth I, awarded many of her soldiers with pendants with pearls as this one given to Sir Francis Drake. http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=180998
Have any of you seen this famous portrait of Elizabeth I with her coronation sceptor, crown and orb.  I believe these were stolen or melted down during the dissolution of the monarchy during the Cromwell years.  What a pity. http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=181338
Portrait of Elizabeth as a girl of 13.  There are only a few pictures of Elizabeth as a princess. Notice the lovely broach at her bustline, pendant and pearls, and jewels encrusting her gown. Also notice the beautiful rings on her long slender fingers. Elizabeth wears the jewels suited ot her high rank. There are pearls on her French hood, in rows at her neck, hanging from her jewelled pendant, and alternating with gems in the square edging the neckline and the matching girdle.  Gems in large settings clasp her sleeves. Drawing attention to the long slender fingers are several importatnt looking rings.  Below the "square" on the bodice hangs a lozenge-shaped pendant encloseing a diamond cross with filigree knotwork filling the space between the arms.  http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=181033
The "Darnley Portrait" and I think a very realistic example of what she actually looked like. I notice much of the same features in her face that I see as she was a girl in the Scrots painting above. Notice again more pearls. And look at the imperial crown on the table behind her. http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=181034
The very famous National Portrait Gallery of Elizabeth''s mother Queen Anne Boleyn, with her famous "B" necklace. http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=181339
With the B necklace You can be stylish whether you''re Anne Boleyn or Ugly Betty! lol http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=181341
Famous Holbein portrait of Anne Boleyn's successor, Queen Jane Seymour, with the beautiful jewel encrusted gable hood and the pendant INS which bears the Greek name of Christ, in diamonds.
She wears a gabled hood edged with a biliment of pearls alternating with gems matching the square at her neckline and belt of the same design. The emerald and ruby pendant high on her neck is framed in gold acanthus leaves similar to Holbein's designs. http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=181035




Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: YooperModerator on July 11, 2011, 03:36:57 am
PD with her D necklace, maybe she got the inspiration from Anne Boleyn's piece?....just kidding! It was a gift from her flat mates, before she met Charles http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=181043 http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=181343 http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=181239


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: mousiekins on July 11, 2011, 04:41:59 am
regarding the 'B' necklace..

I saw the other Boleyn Girl after Ugly Betty and when I saw Natalie Portman with that necklace as Anne I burst out laughing and couldn't stop smiling everytime she was on screen with it.

It does make the necklace a lot less regal when you are constantly picturing Betty wearing it, makes it a little tacky  :KEZZA:


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: YooperModerator on July 13, 2011, 12:47:26 am
Well it's boleyn... how tacky can you get  :hide:
Picture of Katherine of Aragon as a young girl.  She was the first wife and Queen of Henry VIII, and this portrait dates to the early 1500's.  She was the daughter of Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain and related to the powerful Hapsbergs of Europe.  Her nephew, the Holy Roman Emperor, was the most powerful man in Europe, and Henry could not divorce Katherine to marry Anne Boleyn that easily because he needed a Papal dispensation, and the Holy Roman Emperor had power over the Pope and shut down the divorce proceedings. The necklace she wears is probably Spanish and I love the intertwining K's with pearls and flowers.  It was common practice back then to wear one's initials, just like the famous Anne Boleyn "B" necklace. http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=181253

Photo of QMary. Here she is wearing the full set of The Cambridge emeralds: The Delhi Durbar tiara and necklace, the chooker,the stomackher with the Culian V&VIII diamonds, a pear of earrings and a carved emerald brooch. The Queen is also wearing 3 diamond rivieras and the bar brooch. http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=143648


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: spanishlover on July 14, 2011, 11:50:52 pm
diana had the most beautiful jewelry....wonder where her charm bracelets went :dontknow:


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: YooperModerator on July 15, 2011, 02:22:10 am
No idea! I don't think her jewels were sold, we would have heard about it, maybe they went into a vault for safekeeping for the grand kids?

Pr Anne with her festive tiara and a pare of diamond earrings http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=144634 (I must say she's quit the stunner in this pic! those eyes! bet she had a lot of success with the guy's in her time!)
Pr Anne with aquamarine necklace and brooch http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=116450 (I'm not sure how old this pic is but I don't see may lines in her face! Looks like she got her mums preservation gene! :tehe:)
HM in her auquamarine set http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=186573 (it's probably just bad light, but she looks like a vampire in this pic! (http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i462/akasha2411/Smileys/msn11.gif) pale face, red eyes and lips! maybe she was having the flu or something but she looks a bit scary!)
Full pic of PD with aquamarine ring and bracelet http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=126762 Close up of PD's ring and bracelet http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=116563
And another shot from the same event http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=126590 ( I haven't seen this pic of her before)
Full pic of her with the bracelet http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=116792 (and yes that HM sitting next to her with the state tiara!)
And the ring http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=116794 (I wonder what was so funny? a very spontaneous pic !)
Just for fun: HM's wedding outfit: the fringe tiara and a two string pearl necklace that originally belonged to Q Anne and Q Charlotte the two strings are alway's worn together http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=117102


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: YooperModerator on July 25, 2011, 08:24:04 am
PD with a pearl choker (oh and PC is in the pic too ;) lol) http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=143999
Duchess of Windsor''s Sapphire Pendant
This 206.82-carat sapphire pendant was created by Cartier in 1951. It was expected to sell for 1.1 million to 1.5 million Swiss francs, but the lot was withdrawn from sale as the owner decided he couldn''t part with it. http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=144200
Queen Mary's Russian brooch http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=144024
Victorian Badge: Badge of the Royal Order of Victoria, oval onyx cameo with diamonds, emeralds, rubies mounted in silver; cameos carved by Sautini; by R. and S. Garrard; English; c.1864 http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=144463
Peter Phillips, the Queen''s eldest grandson and his bride Autumn Kelly, she's wearing the feston tiara, she borrowed it from mum in law, Pr Anne: http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=144282
Not sure what jewellery she wearing, but the water marks on this PD pic seem familiar ;) http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=144278


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: memyselfandroyals on September 30, 2011, 08:35:36 pm
 :AWW:
Thank you so much for sharing and explaning, my friends  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: Alexandrine on October 19, 2011, 10:17:16 pm
One's gold salt cellar... and the Queen's other treasures revealed in sparkling new book

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2050666/Ones-gold-salt-cellar--Queens-treasures-revealed-sparkling-new-book.html#ixzz1bGTaMrRb


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: Alexandrine on May 17, 2012, 08:26:20 pm
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/05/16/queens-diamonds-to-go-on-display-for-diamond-jubilee/

*drooling*


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: YooperModerator on May 17, 2012, 09:24:26 pm
Yup me too  :sigh:


Title: Queen of diamonds: Her Majesty owns some of the world's most precious gems
Post by: Nighthawk on June 02, 2012, 11:43:04 am
Queen of diamonds: Her Majesty owns some of the world's most precious gems but, one Royal author says, it's the personal ones that mean most
 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2153250/Queen-diamonds-Her-Majesty-owns-worlds-precious-gems-Royal-author-says-personal-ones-mean-most.html#ixzz1wdCk8Sp1
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These would be passed down through the generations from Queen Alexandra to Queen Mary and then to the late Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. They will eventually be handed down to Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and to Catherine, wife of the future King William V. The personal jewels of Elizabeth II can of course be left to anyone she chooses.  
Yet no definitive list exists as to what is Crown and what is personal, though it was estimated in 1987 that Elizabeth owned or had worn some 14 tiaras, 34 pairs of earrings, 98 brooches, 46 necklaces, 37 bracelets, five pendants, 14 watches and 15 rings. Add to this the items returned to the Royal Collection following the deaths of the Queen Mother, Princess Margaret and the Princess of Wales, and the royal ‘jewel pool’ is the largest it has ever been


Title: Re: Queen of diamonds: Her Majesty owns some of the world's most precious gems
Post by: buflesse on June 02, 2012, 05:21:28 pm
The thought of Kate having unrestrained access to HM's precious treasures fills me with horror...


Title: Re: Queen of diamonds: Her Majesty owns some of the world's most precious gems
Post by: YooperModerator on June 03, 2012, 12:29:26 am
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When in full regalia, she is said to refer to herself as looking like a Christmas tree, and has been known to plonk a tiara on her head while walking downstairs for a white-tie dinner. She once entered the room for a portrait sitting with the George IV State Diadem slung over her arm like a handbag. ‘Sorry I’m late,’ she told the artist Richard Stone, ‘it’s difficult to run wearing one of these.’
lol HM thinks of herself as a Christmas tree when in full jewel regalia :laugh:
It is kinda glitzy so I can see her point!


Title: The royal vaults hold two centuries’ worth of stunning jewels
Post by: Nighthawk on August 04, 2012, 05:43:21 pm

Diamonds are a Queen's best friend: The royal vaults hold two centuries’ worth of stunning jewels –and for the first time, you can see them up close and sparkling

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2182547/Diamonds-Queens-best-friend-The-royal-vaults-hold-centuries-worth-stunning-jewels--time-close-sparkling.html#ixzz22b2imCNN


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: Freya on September 29, 2012, 10:49:49 am
http://dianaslegacy.com/aop/?m=201201

I apologise if this link to the Spencer family jewellery has been posted already.


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: YooperModerator on September 29, 2012, 03:37:14 pm
It's new to me
 :thankyou:


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: Alexandrine on February 02, 2013, 11:50:08 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/cb7f7003f514f645edc8af765b5853c0/tumblr_mhbpfcHzcp1s2lwbwo1_500.gif)

Margaret with the halo tiara.


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: memyselfandroyals on February 02, 2013, 11:59:42 pm
how beautiful! thank you Alexandrine


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: YooperModerator on February 03, 2013, 01:33:59 am
ooooh  :sigh:
See that's how you wear royal jewels: big epic sparkles yet she makes it look as if she was doing it every day (she probably was, but any way..)
Kate really doesn't know how to wear the bling: she either picks stuff that not big enough for ppl to be wowed or if she wear a big piece she's uncomfortably looking in it as if she playing dress up with mommy's stuff (oh wait....she IS!)
Rather that owning the piece, the piece owns her, never mind the fact that her haircut is totally unfit to hold a tiara. :snob:


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: Freya on February 03, 2013, 02:12:26 am
Princess Margaret was a stunning looking woman when she was younger. I saw a family portrait at Sandringham. Princess Margaret must have been in her late teens and looked natural and really beautiful. IMO she was on a par with Diana but did not age well.


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: Alexandrine on February 03, 2013, 03:18:41 pm
IMO Margaret was not very pretty but she had "something" that made her look special.


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: Snokitty on February 04, 2013, 02:27:10 am
 :thumbsup:  ITA there was something there just off that made her looks quite interesting.


Title: The Koh-i-noor diamond will stay in Britain, says Cameron
Post by: Kuei Fei on February 22, 2013, 12:52:32 am
The Koh-i-noor diamond will stay in Britain, says Cameron as he rules out returning gem to India on final day of visit

    Diamond was presented to Queen Victoria in 1850 under the Empire's rule
    Repeated requests for its return have been made by India


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David Cameron says the Koh-i-noor diamond, which Britain forced India to over in the colonial era, will not be returne.

The Prime Minister ruled out handing back the 105-carat diamond during a speech on the third and final day of a visit to India aimed at drumming up trade and investment.

The diamond is set in the crown of the late Queen Mother and is on display with the Crown Jewels in the Tower of London.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2282104/The-Koh-noor-diamond-stay-Britain-says-Cameron-rules-returning-gem-India-final-day-visit.html#ixzz2LaJXWG00


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: Fly on the wall on November 24, 2013, 02:53:35 am
Rare jewels and precious mementos that shed light on the lives of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor to go on sale
 Included in the sale is a Cartier sapphire bracelet that belonged to Simpson
 Other pieces include a coral, emerald and diamond torsade choker
 Personal mementos include a silver frame and cigarette cases
 Items also inscribed by Queen Victoria and Queen Mary of Teck


She was the American society beauty who captured the heart of a king and changed the course of British and Commonwealth history in the process.
 
Now a stunning collection of jewels that shed light on the extraordinary love affair between Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII are to go on sale at Sotheby's.
 
Among the pieces to go under the hammer on the 12th December is a silver watch that tells of Simpson's heartbreak after being forced to separate from her future husband in the months leading up to his abdication.


The keepsake, which was sent to Edward VIII in 1937, even bears an inscription in Simpson's handwriting, which reads, simply: 'Wallis Easter 28 - III - 37 David'.
 
Also included in the sale are examples from Simpson's magnificent jewellery collection, among them a stunning sapphire bracelet by Cartier that is expected to fetch between £130,000 and £180,000.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2511143/Rare-jewels-precious-mementos-shed-light-lives-Duke-Duchess-Windsor-sale.html




Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: cate1949 on December 03, 2013, 03:21:52 am
I have the most awful opinion of those two - I would never want any of their jewels etc.  He was so narcissistic and she was so brutally ambitious.  And then there are all those rumors about the two of them.  But for certain - well documented by legitimate historians - he was a Nazi collaborator.  Vile.


Title: Re: The Koh-i-noor diamond will stay in Britain, says Cameron
Post by: cate1949 on December 08, 2013, 07:28:35 am
it can keep the Elgin Marbles company LOL - the Greeks want those back too and they ain't getting them!


Title: Re: The Koh-i-noor diamond will stay in Britain, says Cameron
Post by: Spice on December 08, 2013, 01:13:20 pm
It's interesting that Cameron has decided to make this statement at this time.  Obviously the UK govt is not scared of any trade consequences from India at the moment.  I am not sure that it will always be this way.


Title: Re: The Koh-i-noor diamond will stay in Britain, says Cameron
Post by: Nighthawk on December 08, 2013, 01:23:01 pm

so they kicked these peoples butt's took their belongs "stolen property" gave it to the Queen as a gift in this day and age it would be nice if the Queen gave back the stolen property to the countries other people took from JMO


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: Fly on the wall on December 09, 2013, 01:55:15 pm
Yup^


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: Fly on the wall on December 14, 2013, 02:14:32 am
Jewels that tell tale of royal romance sell for £620,000 at auction
A COLLECTION of precious royal jewels which offers an insight into the love affair between Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson sold at auction for £620,125 yesterday.


Bidding vastly exceeded expectations at nearly £270,000 above the estimate.

The collection includes jewellery and trinkets exchanged as gifts between the couple, and includes pieces from luxury jewellers Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels.

Bryony Meredith, head of Sotheby's London jewellery department, said that the level of bidding demonstrated a "longstanding fascination" for the lifestyle and taste of Edward and the Duchess of Windsor.

Ms Meredith believes the sale attracted so much attention because of a continued interest in the royal love affair, as well as the items' royal connection and high quality.

She said: "On the rare occasions when they have surfaced on the market in the last 30 years, jewels from their collection have consistently set new benchmarks and today was no exception.

"The offering included not only masterful examples of twentieth century jewellery but also pieces whose intimate inscriptions trace the life of four generations of British monarchs and tell what is perhaps one the greatest love stories of our times, the romance that led Edward VIII to abdicate the throne of Great Britain."

The romance between Edward and American divorcee Wallis Simpson sparked a royal scandal and fears of a constitutional crisis.

At that time, the Church of England - of which Edward as monarch was the head - did not allow marriage between divorcees and so Edward was forced to choose between the throne and his relationship with Mrs Simpson.
http://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/448511/Jewels-that-tell-tale-of-royal-romance-sell-for-620-000-at-auction


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: Alexandrine on December 16, 2013, 10:45:33 pm
it can keep the Elgin Marbles company LOL - the Greeks want those back too and they ain't getting them!

LOL this is the main problem if they gave the diamond back they would have to start giving back most of their important collections.


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: cate1949 on December 17, 2013, 01:52:27 am
it can keep the Elgin Marbles company LOL - the Greeks want those back too and they ain't getting them!

LOL this is the main problem if they gave the diamond back they would have to start giving back most of their important collections.

yeah - can you not just see the Queen handing back the Vladimir and Kokoshnik Tiiara's to Putin?   :sob:


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: FortressODaveBarry on December 17, 2013, 03:31:18 am
it can keep the Elgin Marbles company LOL - the Greeks want those back too and they ain't getting them!

LOL this is the main problem if they gave the diamond back they would have to start giving back most of their important collections.

yeah - can you not just see the Queen handing back the Vladimir and Kokoshnik Tiiara's to Putin?   :sob:

Yes, but then we'd get pictures of shirtless Putin on a unicorn in space, wearing a tiara.  8)


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: cate1949 on December 17, 2013, 03:33:54 am
it can keep the Elgin Marbles company LOL - the Greeks want those back too and they ain't getting them!

LOL this is the main problem if they gave the diamond back they would have to start giving back most of their important collections.

yeah - can you not just see the Queen handing back the Vladimir and Kokoshnik Tiiara's to Putin?   :sob:

Yes, but then we'd get pictures of shirtless Putin on a unicorn in space, wearing a tiara.  8)


I laughed so hard I spilled my tea!  What an image.


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: cate1949 on January 10, 2014, 04:56:35 am
ok sorry for souble post but they are weeks apart - was reading a great web site on vintage fashion etc - the Queen's wedding dress had 20,000 pearls on it - they had to come from the US because wartimish and so Britain did not have that many pearls.  Her coronation dress only had 10,000 pearls on it.  The silk for her wedding dress came from scottish silkworms because again - it was unpatriotic to use Japanese silkworms.  Sadly - the silk has rotted and the wedding dress is in rough shape.

So what happens to those pearls?  30,000 pearls has to be worth a bit of money - in the case of the coronation dress I guess they just stay on - but as the wedding dress is rotting - do they re use them?

The purple robes are made from hand woven velvet and have honest to goodness gold buliion embroidery.


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: YooperModerator on January 10, 2014, 09:36:27 am
Hmm since the wedding was shortly afterwar ik think they may have sold the pearls or perhaps reused them on the coronation dress in '53 :dontknow:


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: KGap on November 22, 2014, 04:56:18 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/cb7f7003f514f645edc8af765b5853c0/tumblr_mhbpfcHzcp1s2lwbwo1_500.gif)

Margaret with the halo tiara.

Beautiful! She would cringe, if she knew who else would go on to wear the halo. Imo Sophie should have been given the halo and waity should've worn Sophie's wedding "tiara."


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: YooperModerator on November 22, 2014, 04:57:27 pm
^Stunning.


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: Alexandrine on November 22, 2014, 11:44:24 pm
But Sophie owns her tiara and Kate doesn't, which makes sense because Kate should get the main jewellery while Sophie will not have access to it in the future.


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: cate1949 on November 23, 2014, 12:07:28 am
the halo looks spectacular on Margaret -

I did not like Sophie's wedding tiara - looked rather hobbled together  wonder why sophie did not wear the halo?


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: Alexandrine on November 23, 2014, 12:10:52 am
Sophie's tiara is made up from pieces that already existed. Some people have tried to found out from what pieces it came from and there is a very good theory but I don't remember the details.

The only who got her own tiaras was Diana. Sophie two tiaras are bought or created for her and Fergie's was bought. Camilla uses QM's jewels that Charles got on loan from the Queen.

BTW interesting thread about Camilla getting Alice Keppel's jewellery http://members2.boardhost.com/royal-jewels/thread/1415411620.html

(personal opinion  :ick:)


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: Freya on December 03, 2014, 10:06:13 am
Princess Margaret was stunning when she was younger but she did not age well.

Some of her jewellery is up for auction.

http://www.fellows.co.uk/Antique-Modern-Jewellery/2014-12-11?utm_source=FellowsMail&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=261114%20NEW%20Antique%20Modern%20RESEND%20Antique%20Fine%20Art%20(1)&utm_content=&spMailingID=10065656&spUserID=MTkyMTE2NzI1NAS2&spJobID=440159603&spReportId=NDQwMTU5NjAzS0#page-10

Page ten and eleven in the catalogue and lots 99, 100 and 101. The ruby and diamond ring has an interesting provenance.  Just noticed that lot 98 belonged to the Duchess of Windsor.


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: FutureDuchessofSussex2015 on February 10, 2015, 08:35:28 pm
I want this ring http://www.fellows.co.uk/1507-lot-101-A-Belle-Epoque-platinum-and-18ct-gold-diamond-and-ruby-cluster-ring?arr=0&auction_id=9168&box_filter=0&department_id=&exclude_keyword=&export_issue=0&high_estimate=0&image_filter=0&keyword=&list_type=&lots_per_page=&low_estimate=0&page_no=8&paper_filter=0&search_type=&sort_by=&view=lot_detail&year= kisss kisss kisss kisss kisss kisss :loveshower: :loveshower: :loveshower: :loveshower: :loveshower:


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: Snowdrop on February 10, 2015, 08:37:24 pm
^Get in the queue  :laugh: :laugh:


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: gingerboy24 on February 10, 2015, 09:00:47 pm
Leaving it to you two  -  not keen on rubies, although these are a beautiful colour.  Prefer all diamonds personally.   Used to like sapphires, but have had that Cursed Ring of Doom shoved at us so often I am heartily sick of seeing sapphires.   :bouncy: :bouncy:


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: Rebecca on February 11, 2015, 02:01:48 pm
Love, love the aquamarine and diamond ring! Lot 122


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: Fly on the wall on February 18, 2015, 05:34:37 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/cb7f7003f514f645edc8af765b5853c0/tumblr_mhbpfcHzcp1s2lwbwo1_500.gif)

Margaret with the halo tiara.

Beautiful! She would cringe, if she knew who else would go on to wear the halo. Imo Sophie should have been given the halo and waity should've worn Sophie's wedding "tiara."


it sure is


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: Kuei Fei on February 19, 2015, 03:49:49 am
Well, Kate had to give it back right after the ceremony, she wasn't allowed to keep it.


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: Tpearl on June 17, 2015, 01:18:03 am
Beautiful jewels!


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: FrederickLouis on January 19, 2017, 11:00:19 pm
The Strathmore Rose Tiara was worn by Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.   
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/407083253799613499     
What was the last year in which Elizabeth wore the Strathmore Rose Tiara?


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: Little light on January 20, 2017, 12:09:56 am
It always seems odd to me that that tiara was worn on her "fringe" even though it was the style at the time. But she carries it off and it is very unusual too.

I like it.


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: FrederickLouis on July 15, 2017, 02:17:11 am
Here is Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge wearing the Lovers Knot Tiara.   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ytXL1kX2tE


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: Sheridan_is_appalled on July 15, 2017, 03:24:34 am
Her aura can sap the energy out of a room and make diamonds dull.  And this fool thought she would be the next Diana *sigh*.


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: HRHOlya on July 23, 2017, 05:38:29 pm
On 19 July, David Johnston, the Governor General of Canada and Representative of Her Majesty The Queen, presented Queen Elizabeth with the Sapphire Jubilee Snowflake Brooch from Canada. The brooch was given in recognition Her Majesty's 65 years on the throne.

The sapphires in the brooch came from a deposit discovered on Baffin Island, by brothers Seemeega and Nowdluk Aqpik in 2002.  The Beluga sapphires come from Canada's only known deposit of sapphires and have a natural blue color that does not require heat to enhance their colour.
The brooch includes 48 sapphires in varies sizes, shapes, and colors, weighing 10.19 carats in total.

The blue stones are arranged with the darkest blue colors at the center, surrounding a diamond dome. The sapphires fade into lighter colors as they approach the edge of the brooch, creating an ombré effect. The stones are surrounded by more than 400 diamonds from northern Canada, weighing 4.39 carats in total, and the brooch is set in 18K Canadian white gold.

The design was inspired by the Canadian Arctic and is a one-of-a-kind snowflake shaped like the North Star. The brooch was designed and crafted by the Canadian jewelers, Hillberg & Berk.

The Sapphire Jubilee Snowflake Brooch measures about 2.5 inches square or 61 mm tall and 66 mm wide.

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-B-R_8-g2E2k/WW9j5Sv_lVI/AAAAAAAAl34/ZURq6MCdfdopRL6vtWfFiVlUzU833ZvxQCLcBGAs/s640/_sapphiresnowflakebrooch3.jpg

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DFH7gAfU0AAI0SB.jpg

https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Pb8p4eQavAk/WW9hIFeLJRI/AAAAAAAAl3o/geRIo2ZjviQ6VqD6t06KF8s6geS8ABVmgCLcBGAs/s640/_sapphiresnowflakebrooch1.jpg

It's gorgeous! I think it belongs here rather than the Liz thread, because jewels officially gifted belong to the crown and not the person, or am I wrong?


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: Alexandrine on August 28, 2017, 09:02:50 pm
What a nice surprise

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/hedge-fund-millionaire-saves-queen-victorias-coronet-hzv3nbmqs

so jealous of those that will be able to visit easily


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: FrederickLouis on August 29, 2017, 02:20:01 am
^It was informative to learn that the coronet jewels were given to Victoria by her aunt and uncle, Queen Adelaide and King William IV.


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: LadyLaura on August 29, 2017, 04:03:57 am
Her aura can sap the energy out of a room and make diamonds dull.  And this fool thought she would be the next Diana *sigh*.


 :worship: Best comment ever  kisss


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: FrederickLouis on December 12, 2017, 11:18:00 pm
Sarah, The Duchess of York had a Garrard Diamond Tiara.   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5et_kBmTYfk


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: Alexandrine on December 25, 2017, 07:39:07 pm
We will probably see it again for the york girls weddings.


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: FrederickLouis on December 26, 2017, 09:38:35 pm
^Would both Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie each wear their mother's tiara?


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: Little light on December 26, 2017, 09:45:49 pm
From reading this forum, I thought HM only loaned out the jewellery of the BRF. Or is that just after the two divorces, Diana and Sarah, in the 1990's?

Does this tiara actually belong to Sarah then?



Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: Alexandrine on December 26, 2017, 09:54:42 pm
After the Diana divorce. Afaik this tiara was bought for Sarah and no previous connection to the rf so I believe and have probably read that it belongs to Sarah.


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: HRHOlya on December 26, 2017, 11:14:19 pm
I do wonder why Sarah's was bought for her, maybe because Liz liked her so much and Sarah didn't have a family one like Diana?
^^ Generally I think the whole situation around Sarah and her tiara were very unique. At that point they weren't much into tiara purchases like previous generations who simply bought or designed a new batch when it suited them. Sophie had the worst luck with fer fugly cobbled together one, but she's received some more since and they are I think her private ones....

Sarah's tiara was bought for her before the wedding and was a wedding gift I think from Liz & Phil. It wasn't part of her divorce settlement as it was her property already.


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: Rosella on December 27, 2017, 10:55:11 am
What I read about Sarah and her wedding tiara was that she herself cheerfully hinted that she would like one that wouldn't have to go back in the vaults, one of her own. The Queen liked Sarah (horses, doggy person, country background) and so she gave permission for her to go to Garrards, the then Royal jewellers, and discuss a design. The Queen then paid.

 I don't think the Queen would have done it for anyone else, (after all, Sophie's wedding tiara was to be just a cobbled up affair from bits and pieces in the vaults) but Andrew was her favourite. She listened in on the couple's wedding interview apparently and was heard chuckling at the rapport and joking around. However, she was badly let down by Sarah, to whom she'd always been kind, and Sophie didn't get the same treatment.


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: buflesse on December 27, 2017, 11:15:51 am
Any predictions on Sparkle's wedding tiara?


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: Rosella on December 27, 2017, 11:58:37 am
I think Meghan will be like Kate and borrow a 'starter' tiara from the vaults for the wedding. Perhaps one of the ones from Queen Mary's time dusted off and rejigged with diamonds rather than coloured stones. These are very different times from the ostentatious 1980's and I really can't see the BRF (Charles and the Queen) paying huge amounts for a wedding (that happened in 2011 too) and then forking out for a new tiara as well. The Fergie thing was a one-off in my opinion. It will be borrowing from the vaults if needed in the future and she will then in later years be gifted with one to be inherited by the Sussex line when they have children.


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: HRHOlya on December 27, 2017, 12:16:11 pm
Considering how it ended with Fergie, I'd wager a bet that new tiara purchases and transfers of ownership will be even less likely today and in future.

I wonder what else they have in the vaults, they have much more than they publically show... :think:


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: FrederickLouis on February 09, 2018, 10:30:28 pm
Queen Alexandra's Amethyst Tiara   
http://www.tiarasandtrianon.com/2013/02/22/queen-alexandras-amethyst-tiara


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: buflesse on March 04, 2018, 07:52:28 pm
I am betting on the Strathmore rose for Meghan. It will go well with her wannabe boho look. The Lotus flower would've been nice, but Waity's already claimed it. Or perhaps the Teck Crescent Tiara?


Title: Re: Jewellery of the British Royal Family
Post by: FrederickLouis on August 15, 2018, 02:54:55 am
An emerald, ruby and diamond brooch belonging to Wallis, The Duchess of Windsor. 
http://www.gettyimages.com/license/103032539