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Offline Vecchiolarry

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Re: Hohenzollern Jewels
« Reply #150 on: February 10, 2010, 08:47:49 PM »
Hi,

I agree with Ella.
This tiara, to me, looks like something made for a Grade 6 school play - made of tin...
She needs a heavier, more substantial tiara...

BTW, I have always thought The Empress looked very impressive and carried herself well.
In a couple of pictures, she looks like a nice, kind old grannie;  bt I don't suppose you could run up and sit on her lap!!

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Re: Hohenzollern Jewels
« Reply #151 on: February 10, 2010, 09:43:00 PM »
I agree with Larry and Ella.....the tiara is just not right with that bouffant pompadour like hair do! If the Kaiser wanted a diadem that looked vaguely like a mediaeval crown which is what his effort at design looks like to me he could have used the wonderful Hesse Darmstadt Tiara which Cecilie wore in that wonderful picture numbered Plate 238 in Mr Munn's magnus opus drool worthily delicious 'Tiaras A history of Splendour.' as a template! That necklace is rather lovely isn't it......very pretty!


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Re: Hohenzollern Jewels
« Reply #152 on: February 11, 2010, 04:50:34 PM »
Appearances are indeed subjective! I did not say the tiara Dona is wearing is lovely; I did say its style is better worn toward the back of her head rather than farther front to contrast with her jewelry.

her hair style did not change much for over 20 years. Fashion was clearly getting more contemporary, and I think a more heavy, 19th century tiara was not the look William was going for. He was clearly seeking a lighter, friendlier, more natural piece that was, in fact, less oppulent and more fun.
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Re: Hohenzollern Jewels
« Reply #153 on: February 11, 2010, 05:57:20 PM »
I wonder who else worn that piece ? It is very medievel as they say.

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Re: Hohenzollern Jewels
« Reply #154 on: February 12, 2010, 03:18:27 PM »
Do you know the e-mail of Danjel, the creator of the marvelous web about royal jewelry?

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Re: Hohenzollern Jewels
« Reply #155 on: February 12, 2010, 07:46:17 PM »
I think that was closed down ?

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Re: Hohenzollern Jewels
« Reply #156 on: February 12, 2010, 08:02:39 PM »
I wonder who else worn that piece ? It is very medievel as they say.

What is medieval about the floral design?
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Re: Hohenzollern Jewels
« Reply #157 on: February 12, 2010, 08:31:46 PM »
Looks like crowns done at that period.

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Re: Hohenzollern Jewels
« Reply #158 on: February 13, 2010, 03:33:07 AM »
I think that was closed down ?

Yes, Danjel's website was closed, but maybe someone has his e-mail... ;)

Some photos of Dona's crown (from Spanish forum "Foro Dinatías"):







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Re: Hohenzollern Jewels
« Reply #159 on: February 13, 2010, 08:43:47 AM »


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Re: Hohenzollern Jewels
« Reply #160 on: February 13, 2010, 09:14:27 PM »
I think that was closed down ?

Yes, Danjel's website was closed, but maybe someone has his e-mail... ;)


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I don't have his e-mail but he posts on this forum so you could send him a PM. He last pasted in November so I don't know how frequently he checks it though.
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Re: Hohenzollern Jewels
« Reply #161 on: February 14, 2010, 02:59:45 PM »
Will She reopen her site ? We all learned a lot from her researches.  :(

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Re: Hohenzollern Jewels
« Reply #162 on: February 14, 2010, 06:40:41 PM »
I doubt it. I believe part of the reason it was shut down was copyright violation complaints.
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Re: Hohenzollern Jewels
« Reply #163 on: October 26, 2010, 02:24:40 PM »
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Re: Hohenzollern Jewels
« Reply #164 on: October 26, 2010, 02:51:11 PM »
Kyra wears it nicely on the back of her head. The tiara must still be property of the House of Hohenzollern. Has it been seen in use more recently?
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