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Re: Greek royal jewels
« Reply #60 on: November 28, 2005, 12:02:44 AM »
Yes but the emeralds that made up the tiara came from Queen Olga's collection. King George inheited them from his grandmother when the old Queen died, so Sophie cannot prevent Elisabtha from getting them. She then have the emeralds redone in her own style--the "E".  :D

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Re: Greek royal jewels
« Reply #61 on: November 28, 2005, 07:26:33 AM »
there is Princess Alice in an unknown tiara


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Re: Greek royal jewels
« Reply #62 on: November 28, 2005, 07:28:27 AM »
Princess Yreny diamond necklace tiara





queen frederika wearing it as a necklace
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Re: Greek royal jewels
« Reply #63 on: November 28, 2005, 07:54:13 AM »
list of the jewels

Greek Royal crown ?


Emerald Tiara still in the family

Ruby laural wreeth tiara still in family

Greek diamond tiara sold

Queen Frederikas Tiara to spain

Diamond necklace tiara sold

Greek key tiara to england

Princess Alice's Aquamarin tiara ?

Star tiara ?

broach tiara still in family

diamond floral tiara still in family

Princess Yreny's Tiara
still in family

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Re: Greek royal jewels
« Reply #64 on: November 28, 2005, 08:22:24 AM »
What about the big tiara who was the wedding present to Sophie of Prussia ?  ???

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Re: Greek royal jewels
« Reply #65 on: November 28, 2005, 10:32:48 AM »
Was that the one she always wore?

The aquamarine tiara has been discussed on the Windsor Jewels thread. It's thought it went to Prince Philip and perhaps has been dismantled. Whatever the story, it seems to have stayed in the family but hasn't been seen in a long time. I think it was a gift from Grand Duchess Elizabeth, her aunt. One of Alice's diamond tiaras was broken up to form EII's engagement ring and bracelet.
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Re: Greek royal jewels
« Reply #66 on: November 28, 2005, 11:18:50 AM »
Yes and also a favourite of Queen Frederica. After Frederica died, the tiara was not seen again. Queen Anne Marie was never seen with it.  :(

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Re: Greek royal jewels
« Reply #67 on: November 28, 2005, 11:19:48 AM »
Alices greek key tiara


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Re: Greek royal jewels
« Reply #68 on: November 28, 2005, 11:26:41 AM »
the large tiara was for frederikas personal use since she was still living after the fall of the monarchy she sold it and other jewels in exile.

the tiara was probably a gift from empress viktoria of germany to her daugher after queen sophia died in 1932 it went to paul who gave it to his wife.

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Re: Greek royal jewels
« Reply #69 on: November 28, 2005, 11:42:45 AM »
to modify what i said earlyer that diamond necklace tiara is not a a diamond but pearl tiara with matching earings there are pictures of princess Eleni wife of king Karol II and queen frederika wearing them



does anyone have a picture of the large saphier?
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Re: Greek royal jewels
« Reply #70 on: November 28, 2005, 05:07:58 PM »
The story of the sapphire:

She also purchased a tiara of Miechen's composed of 5 large sapphires (QM had the central one replaced with an even larger one).  As for the famous sautoir (and that sapphire WAS 478 carats--unbelievable!) it was left to King Michael who eventually had to sell it in exile. She had purchased the long diamond sautoir with the huge sapphire for 3,375,000 francs (in 1920s money!  :o ). A purchase this large had to be cleared with KF and her made arrangements to pay for the sapphire in 4 annuities, the last being in 1924.

The tiara was left to Ileana who eventually sold it to an American jeweler.  I think the sautoir was worn by King Michael's wife Anne at their wedding. The sapphire had already been sold. The sapphire was eventually bought by a Greek billionaire in 1948 who later gave it to Queen Frederica of Greece. She had it mounted to a pendant which later became the centerpiece of a necklace. There's a photo of QF wearing the necklace  for her 25th wedding anniversary. The sapphire itself sold in 2003 for $1,494,480.

tiara and diamond & sapphire necklace:





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Re: Greek royal jewels
« Reply #71 on: November 28, 2005, 08:10:59 PM »
I actually held that Sapphire in my hand in Hong Kong when the auction house displayed it with other jewels. Quite heavy I must say !  ;D

No ! That tiara was a gift to Sophie who wore it soon after the wedding. There is still dispute if it was sold.

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Re: Greek royal jewels
« Reply #72 on: November 29, 2005, 04:54:01 AM »
Princess Sofia wearing the Neo classical tiara a beautifful photo of her


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Re: Greek royal jewels
« Reply #73 on: November 29, 2005, 09:11:37 AM »
Now...The new Crown Princess wears it nicely as well.  ;D

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Re: Greek royal jewels
« Reply #74 on: November 29, 2005, 09:57:21 AM »
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to modify what i said earlyer that diamond necklace tiara is not a a diamond but pearl tiara with matching earings there are pictures of princess Eleni wife of king Karol II and queen frederika wearing them



does anyone have a picture of the large saphier?Queen Sofia now wears the diamond and pearl earrings worn in the picture by her late mother