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Offline Alejandro Spain

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Re: Jewels of the Houses of Hesse (by Rhine and Kassel)
« Reply #45 on: December 23, 2010, 02:35:59 PM »
The photo was taken in 1968, after the end of IIWW. Maybe it was sold?

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Re: Jewels of the Houses of Hesse (by Rhine and Kassel)
« Reply #46 on: December 24, 2010, 02:52:33 PM »
Could be or not there in the first place.

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Re: Jewels of the Houses of Hesse (by Rhine and Kassel)
« Reply #47 on: January 03, 2011, 07:18:11 AM »
Well, the pearl/emerald tiara that Tatiana wore it's the first time that I have seen it (maybe a Hesse-Kassel piece). But see that:




 

 
The sister of Tatiana wore a Hesse-Darmstadt tiara at Benedikte of Denmark's wedding day!
 
(Photos from Glittering Royal Events and Noblesseetroyautes.com)
 
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Re: Jewels of the Houses of Hesse (by Rhine and Kassel)
« Reply #48 on: January 03, 2011, 12:12:31 PM »
I don't think it was the same tiara.

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Re: Jewels of the Houses of Hesse (by Rhine and Kassel)
« Reply #49 on: January 03, 2011, 12:42:03 PM »
I find the two diadems the same (the first without the stars).

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Re: Jewels of the Houses of Hesse (by Rhine and Kassel)
« Reply #50 on: January 03, 2011, 02:46:21 PM »
Too small in the photo to make good comparisons. Anyway Peg Hesse may have given it away. She did not wear much jewelry period.

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Re: Jewels of the Houses of Hesse (by Rhine and Kassel)
« Reply #51 on: January 04, 2011, 06:13:50 AM »
I find the two diadems the same (the first without the stars).

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I think it is the same.The diadem was probably made so the stars could be removed to be worn as brooches etc...my own families tiara was made that way...however it looks rather weedy without the stars.

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Re: Jewels of the Houses of Hesse (by Rhine and Kassel)
« Reply #52 on: January 04, 2011, 12:42:27 PM »
Hard to say from that little picture though.

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Re: Jewels of the Houses of Hesse (by Rhine and Kassel)
« Reply #53 on: January 31, 2011, 04:35:19 PM »

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



This tiara is a nice jewel that would look good even on a modern woman in a contemorary dress. Diana of wales was able to pull of wearing her designer clothes as well as hea-band style tiaras and still looked snappy because the tiaras she chose, like this one, were more subtle and seem more like jewelry than diadems.
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Re: Jewels of the Houses of Hesse (by Rhine and Kassel)
« Reply #54 on: February 03, 2011, 08:59:34 PM »
When I saw this tiara at the V&A tiara exhibition in 2002, I remember thinking it looked solid, rather chunky and not at all pretty - it was surprising to me as the photos I had seen previously (and the one here) make it look light and charming. 

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Re: Jewels of the Houses of Hesse (by Rhine and Kassel)
« Reply #55 on: February 04, 2011, 10:39:09 AM »
Bummer. Another reason not to buy one's tiara online or via mail order.
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Re: Jewels of the Houses of Hesse (by Rhine and Kassel)
« Reply #56 on: June 07, 2011, 05:04:29 PM »
It was quite charming. Mr. Munn took it out and showed us at the time of the exhibition.

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Re: Jewels of the Houses of Hesse (by Rhine and Kassel)
« Reply #57 on: September 23, 2011, 11:54:21 AM »
I've seen it up close and it isn't one of my favourites.  Not enough glitter for my liking (call me shallow!) and I must add that I find the design a bit heavy........
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Re: Jewels of the Houses of Hesse (by Rhine and Kassel)
« Reply #58 on: September 25, 2011, 10:12:28 PM »
It was a very creative design though.

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Re: Jewels of the Houses of Hesse (by Rhine and Kassel)
« Reply #59 on: September 27, 2011, 12:30:18 PM »
I suppose that it is a question of taste.  The workmanship of this piece is incredible.  However turquoise and moonstones just don't do it for me......
'For a galant spirit there can never be defeat'....Wallis Windsor

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