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Re: Hohenzollern Jewels
« Reply #105 on: November 08, 2009, 08:00:06 PM »
Indeed. Although it seems that Dona did not like the artistic jewellery (Gothic Revial pieces) that Vicky loved.

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Re: Hohenzollern Jewels
« Reply #106 on: January 14, 2010, 08:51:38 AM »




What do you know about this tiara?

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Re: Hohenzollern Jewels
« Reply #107 on: January 14, 2010, 04:08:14 PM »
may some semi-precious stone, I think. Willy designed many items for Dona.

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Re: Hohenzollern Jewels
« Reply #108 on: January 14, 2010, 04:21:15 PM »
It is in the garland style, very much the style of the later jewelry of Queen Alexandra. The tiara reminded  one of victory lauels.

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Re: Hohenzollern Jewels
« Reply #109 on: January 14, 2010, 10:22:17 PM »
Is this part of her aquamarine set? Danjel's site used to contain information on dozens of royal tiaras but it is sadly closed now. I don't know if I saved any of the information he had--I believe he had talked of this tiara though.

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Re: Hohenzollern Jewels
« Reply #110 on: January 15, 2010, 11:29:54 AM »
Yes. Although I do not think the tiara has arquamarines in it. I should know since it is my favourite stone. Ena & QE II has the best parures.

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Re: Hohenzollern Jewels
« Reply #111 on: January 15, 2010, 01:16:39 PM »
This was not one designed by William.

it also has similarities to VL's favorite.
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Re: Hohenzollern Jewels
« Reply #112 on: January 15, 2010, 05:02:10 PM »
Yes. Although I do not think the tiara has arquamarines in it. I should know since it is my favourite stone. Ena & QE II has the best parures.

Well, that doesn't mean that Dona didn't own one. : )  She did, as a matter of fact, own an aquamarine parurue--that's a I known fact. I'm just not sure if the dangling stones shown in this photo are them. I seem to remember from the old discussions, including some archived on the Forum, that this was, indeed, her aquamarine tiara.

HK--no, I don't think this is one designed by Wilhelm. He designed at least 2--both with floral motifs. On an old thread we discussed some tiaras:

http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php?topic=533.30
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Re: Hohenzollern Jewels
« Reply #113 on: January 16, 2010, 11:31:24 AM »
Well. I did look at the forum and it does not say that this tiara was the arquamarine one. I am of course not saying that she does not have one.

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Re: Hohenzollern Jewels
« Reply #114 on: January 16, 2010, 03:34:35 PM »
Your comment made it seem that you would know because you like aquamarines. That's not very substantive proof one way or the other. I was drawing on information from Danjel's defunct site which was taken from various books such as Geoffrey Munn's on tiaras. I believe this tiara shown was the aquamarine one referenced. The poster also posted on a royal jewels forum and they indicated that they believed it to be the aquamarine one as well.
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Re: Hohenzollern Jewels
« Reply #115 on: January 16, 2010, 04:33:41 PM »
Yes but I know Geoff Munn personally. Still visit Watski's when I go to London. Indeed Aquarmarines are my favourite stones. Too bad there is no colour photo on that piece.

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Re: Hohenzollern Jewels
« Reply #116 on: January 16, 2010, 05:25:08 PM »
I have to confess I don't know what knowing Mr Munn personally has to do with this tiara. I can't claim a personal relationship with Mr Munn myself, though I have corresponded with him on some questions regarding jewelry after reading his fabulous book. He always answered my questions, the last one about QV's emerald tiara, and I found him a delightful, thoughtful gentleman.

As a lover of aquamarines, make sure to check out the pictures I posted on the Paley thread.
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Re: Hohenzollern Jewels
« Reply #117 on: January 16, 2010, 07:13:22 PM »
Indeed he was a gentleman of the first order.  :)

Anyway I wonder what happen to this tiara. It was not seen after the abdication and her death. Hermine did not seem to have pocession of it nor Cecilie. That seem to be a mystery.

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Re: Hohenzollern Jewels
« Reply #118 on: January 16, 2010, 11:51:41 PM »
On Danjel's old site there was a lot of 'whereabout unknown' for many Prussian jewels. While the Hohenzollerns were luckier than some in what they were able to recoup after the revolution, I'm sure there was a lot that just vanished.
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Re: Hohenzollern Jewels
« Reply #119 on: January 18, 2010, 06:48:41 PM »


HK--no, I don't think this is one designed by Wilhelm. He designed at least 2--both with floral motifs. On an old thread we discussed some tiaras:

http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php?topic=533.30

right. The floral motifs appear, to me, to be non traditional and at first site, a bit amateurish. However, upon closer inspection, they are quite lovely. what makes them most appealing is that they were designed by Wilhelm.

did any other monarch of the era design his wife's jewelry? Albert?
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