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Re: Jewels of the Houses of Hesse (by Rhine and Kassel)
« Reply #30 on: October 14, 2009, 07:54:38 PM »
Now the two branches of Hesse jewelry are united under one roof.

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Re: Jewels of the Houses of Hesse (by Rhine and Kassel)
« Reply #31 on: October 15, 2009, 03:31:05 PM »
It would've been nicer through marriage rather than death, though.  :( Of course, Ernie would have had no reason to suspect his line would die out, nor would George Donatus (the father of 3 children with a fourth on the way). Does anyone know if Ludwig, once he knew he would have no children, made provisions for any Hesse items to go to the branches of his family via his sisters Victoria and Irene who actually left descendants? They would be the last Hesses in the 'by Rhine' line, albeit in the female descent. Obviously, the family would have wanted to keep most of the family treasury intact and in Darmstadt but was anything left to those branches?
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Re: Jewels of the Houses of Hesse (by Rhine and Kassel)
« Reply #32 on: October 16, 2009, 03:50:12 PM »
The Battenbergs have their own property in Hesse and both Irene & VMH had nice dowries and some jewels.

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Re: Jewels of the Houses of Hesse (by Rhine and Kassel)
« Reply #33 on: October 16, 2009, 07:47:55 PM »
I realize that--I was wondering if any specific bequests might have been made by Ludwig of Hesse to any of his Mountbatten cousins for instance. Things that would have sentimental value, perhaps, to the immediate family but wouldn't mean much to the Hesse-Cassel branch.
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Re: Jewels of the Houses of Hesse (by Rhine and Kassel)
« Reply #34 on: October 16, 2009, 09:32:22 PM »
I don't think so. Peggy Hesse was close to the Hesse-Kassel boys.

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Re: Jewels of the Houses of Hesse (by Rhine and Kassel)
« Reply #35 on: May 10, 2010, 05:35:31 PM »
The diamond lettice tiara worn by Alice, Ducky and Onor is still intact. It was last seen in the Tiara exhibition in the V&A in London and photographed in Jeffery Munn's fab book. The emerald and star tiaras last seen worn by Cecilie of Greece was never seen again.

I have never seen the two tiaras that you menton on your post (the emerald and star tiaras). Do you have pics of the two jewel?

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Re: Jewels of the Houses of Hesse (by Rhine and Kassel)
« Reply #36 on: May 11, 2010, 11:13:45 AM »
No problem. I can sent it to your email address which you can sent it on a private message.

The emerald one was also worn by Eleanore, Cecilie's mother-in-law.

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Re: Jewels of the Houses of Hesse (by Rhine and Kassel)
« Reply #37 on: September 08, 2010, 11:08:13 AM »

Tiara belonging to Grand Duchess Eleonore of Hesse and the Rhine. Given to her by he Grand Duke on Christmas 1905

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Re: Jewels of the Houses of Hesse (by Rhine and Kassel)
« Reply #38 on: September 08, 2010, 11:19:23 AM »
Yes. This was a new design and one that survived the crash that killed Eleanore & Don's family. I read Peg Hesse wore it sometimes, but saw no photo of it though.

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Re: Jewels of the Houses of Hesse (by Rhine and Kassel)
« Reply #39 on: September 08, 2010, 03:16:36 PM »
Wasn't there a photo of Eleanore wearing it in Geoffrey Munn's book?
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Re: Jewels of the Houses of Hesse (by Rhine and Kassel)
« Reply #40 on: September 08, 2010, 06:18:56 PM »
Yes. I think it was a painting though...

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Re: Jewels of the Houses of Hesse (by Rhine and Kassel)
« Reply #41 on: September 09, 2010, 01:37:39 PM »
that's true.. didn't it survive the plan crash?

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Re: Jewels of the Houses of Hesse (by Rhine and Kassel)
« Reply #42 on: September 09, 2010, 02:08:51 PM »
Yes. It was in a strong box on the plane. Sad affair though... :(

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Re: Jewels of the Houses of Hesse (by Rhine and Kassel)
« Reply #43 on: December 22, 2010, 04:40:09 PM »
Do you know if the diadem that is wearing Tatiana of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berlebug in this picture is a Hessian jewel?



(Photo from Glittering Royal Events)

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Re: Jewels of the Houses of Hesse (by Rhine and Kassel)
« Reply #44 on: December 23, 2010, 11:23:55 AM »
Maybe...but the House of Hesse-Kassel lost much jewelry after the theft immediately following the war.