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« Reply #40 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
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« Reply #41 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?
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« Reply #42 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
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« Reply #43 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! easter-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


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« Reply #44 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
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« Reply #45 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  TCP baking cookies
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« Reply #46 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
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« Reply #47 on: July 14, 2011, 11:50:52 pm »

diana had the most beautiful jewelry....wonder where her charm bracelets went dontknow
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« Reply #48 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! 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
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« Reply #49 on: July 25, 2011, 08:24:04 am »

PD with a pearl choker (oh and PC is in the pic too easter-wink easter-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 easter-wink http://www.pricescope.com/forum/download/file.php?id=144278
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« Reply #50 on: September 30, 2011, 08:35:36 pm »

 aww
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« Reply #51 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
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« Reply #52 on: May 17, 2012, 08:26:20 pm »

http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/05/16/queens-diamonds-to-go-on-display-for-diamond-jubilee/

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« Reply #53 on: May 17, 2012, 09:24:26 pm »

Yup me too  sigh
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« Reply #54 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
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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
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« Reply #55 on: June 02, 2012, 05:21:28 pm »

The thought of Kate having unrestrained access to HM's precious treasures fills me with horror...
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« Reply #56 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.’
easter-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!
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« Reply #57 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
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« Reply #58 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.
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« Reply #59 on: September 29, 2012, 03:37:14 pm »

It's new to me
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