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Re: Jewels of the Houses of Hesse (by Rhine and Kassel)
« Reply #60 on: September 27, 2011, 06:16:26 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......

To me moonstones look like glass and turquise stones look like plastic...not to my liking either!

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Re: Jewels of the Houses of Hesse (by Rhine and Kassel)
« Reply #61 on: September 28, 2011, 08:30:55 AM »
I would love to see a clearer image of the tiara that Cecile was photographed wearing, set with cabochon stones and daimonds...anyone have one?  Also anyone know what the cabochon stones were?
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Re: Jewels of the Houses of Hesse (by Rhine and Kassel)
« Reply #62 on: September 28, 2011, 09:09:43 AM »
I think they were emeralds (i am not 100% sure though). Cecile was the last to wear the emerald tiara alongside an emerald drop choker (with diamonds) that used to belong to Eleanore That photo was taken by Cecil Beaton). After the death of Cecile, I never saw those jewels again. Peg Hesse never wore them. I don't think I have seen a picture of her wearing a tiara and jewels.

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Re: Jewels of the Houses of Hesse (by Rhine and Kassel)
« Reply #63 on: October 06, 2011, 12:14:31 PM »
Mandie. the gothic Empress, posted it on colorized images




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Re: Jewels of the Houses of Hesse (by Rhine and Kassel)
« Reply #64 on: October 07, 2011, 12:08:08 PM »
I think there is a postcard of Eleanore wearing the same tiara, choker and pendant. This photo shoot was by Cecil Beaton, one version of it is in the Sotheby's photography collection in London.

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Re: Jewels of the Houses of Hesse (by Rhine and Kassel)
« Reply #65 on: October 07, 2011, 12:38:22 PM »
Yup these ones

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Re: Jewels of the Houses of Hesse (by Rhine and Kassel)
« Reply #66 on: October 07, 2011, 01:17:37 PM »
Thanks ! Exactly. However I don't know if those jewels were lost in the plane crash. Never saw them worn again by Peg Hesse or the current Hesse family.

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Re: Jewels of the Houses of Hesse (by Rhine and Kassel)
« Reply #67 on: October 12, 2011, 12:12:05 PM »
Thank you Carolath Habsburg, that is a fantastic image!  Really shows the detail of the diadem, which is quite a substantial item.  The cabochon emeralds are impressive....

Anyone know anything about the date of manufacture or origins?  Or who the diadem was made for?
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Re: Jewels of the Houses of Hesse (by Rhine and Kassel)
« Reply #68 on: October 13, 2011, 09:15:43 AM »
Not sure. It wasn't something Alice or Ducky worn so it might either be Ernie's wedding present to Ona or part of her own dowry. The tiara had a kind of Gothic element to it, so it might even be designed by Ernie himself (who was really into the arts & craft movement). The jewels were not seen again after Cecile died.

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Re: Jewels of the Houses of Hesse (by Rhine and Kassel)
« Reply #69 on: October 28, 2011, 01:36:42 PM »
Thank you, Carolath Habsburg for the fantastic picture of Cecile and the ones of Eleonore.

The first one I have never seen before, she looks fantastic.

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Re: Jewels of the Houses of Hesse (by Rhine and Kassel)
« Reply #70 on: October 28, 2011, 09:45:58 PM »
Actually there is more pics of Cecilie that are unpublished. Went to Darmstadt archives and see quite a lot on her...

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Re: Jewels of the Houses of Hesse (by Rhine and Kassel)
« Reply #71 on: May 13, 2013, 01:26:30 PM »
Eleanore's turquoise & moonstone tiara has reappeared. There is speculation that the lady wearing it is Baroness Geddes.  Since the tiara was apparently Margaret's personal property--it was on the ill-fated flight as a wedding gift to her--she may have left it to a member of her own family. This was at the opening of Parliament and Margaret of Hesse's nephew, Euan Geddes, 3rd Baron Geddes is a deputy speaker of the House of Lords.



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Re: Jewels of the Houses of Hesse (by Rhine and Kassel)
« Reply #72 on: May 13, 2013, 01:32:24 PM »
Yes. Although I never saw a picture of Peg Hesse wearing it...

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Re: Jewels of the Houses of Hesse (by Rhine and Kassel)
« Reply #73 on: May 14, 2013, 06:47:22 AM »
I saw her just once wearing an unknown tiara...it was in documentary during the banquet ball when Queen Elizabeth II visited Germany,I think in 1965...

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Re: Jewels of the Houses of Hesse (by Rhine and Kassel)
« Reply #74 on: May 14, 2013, 07:13:47 AM »
Wonder where that one came from ?