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Re: Greek royal jewels
« Reply #45 on: May 20, 2005, 09:14:05 PM »
and more of QF wearing Sophie's tiara

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Re: Greek royal jewels
« Reply #46 on: May 20, 2005, 09:30:21 PM »
Frederika also liked the tiara she inerited from her mother Victoria Louise

Victoria Louise

to Frederika

who passed it on to her daughter Queen Sophia of Spain

who has lent it to her daughters including Infanta Christina

and now it seems it will be Crown Princess Letitzia's
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Re: Greek royal jewels
« Reply #47 on: June 01, 2005, 05:02:28 AM »
There has been tons of bow brooches since, I don't know, 17th Century perhaps. And they have been always quite popular. So it's no wonder that the British Royal House has  several bow brooches (there is a set of three, two large and one smaller + plus some other bow brooches) which have been used by Queen Victoria, Queen Alexandra, Queen Mom, Queen Elizabeth and Sarah Duchess of York.

But I think that the exceptionally large bow brooch which Marina wore in several (Beaton) photos is from her mother Helen Vladimirovna.

The brooch can be seen on this picture on Danjel's site (sorry, it can't be linked) where 'Ellen', who is always so cool looking, is also wearing the kokoshnik style Cartier tiara:



Below is a photo of the wedding Gift table of Princess Marina. The large bow brooch is just behind the diamond and pearl necklace/tiara which was also a gift from her mother. In this photo the bow brooch has still attached those dangling diamond lines:

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And finally a Cecil Beaton photograph which shows clearly the size of this bow brooch:

Photo probably from some Cecil Beaton photo book.
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Re: Greek royal jewels
« Reply #48 on: June 01, 2005, 05:43:47 AM »
GD Ella,

Thank you for the research and photos regarding "Bow Brooches".  I have never seen any upscale deartment store copies.  I would love to have one.

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Re: Greek royal jewels
« Reply #49 on: June 01, 2005, 11:03:43 AM »
Actually it was Mia who did the work.  :)

I had said that I thought it was from her mother GDss Helen and she basically confirmed this though so I guess my memory isn't totally going.
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Re: Greek royal jewels
« Reply #50 on: June 01, 2005, 01:12:29 PM »
Does anyone know who currently owns/wears this bow brooch?

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Re: Greek royal jewels
« Reply #51 on: June 14, 2005, 04:51:31 AM »
its a shame the GRF dont have any sapphire jewels as blue is the national colour queen olga should have brought sapphires insted of emralds :-/

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Re: Greek royal jewels
« Reply #52 on: June 15, 2005, 02:37:31 PM »
queen olgas mother had some nice sappires. or if not sappires then some aquamariens.

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Re: Greek royal jewels
« Reply #53 on: November 27, 2005, 04:59:42 PM »
this thread has gone for some reason so lets re do it!



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Re: Greek royal jewels
« Reply #54 on: November 27, 2005, 05:00:54 PM »
The Neo classical family Tiara




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Re: Greek royal jewels
« Reply #55 on: November 27, 2005, 08:17:49 PM »
I have some of these in my books. The meaner tiara of Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia (now passed from Hannover to Greece and presently to Spain), the ruby and diamond parure (from Queen Olga to Princess Olga of Yugoslavia and now to Anne Marie of Greece). The emeralds of Queen Olga that was left to Queen Elisabetha and now back to Greece though the purchase of Queen Ferderica and now worn by Queen Anne Marie. Last of all the disapearing big tiara given to Queen Sophie when she married King Constantine (then Duke of Sparta).

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Re: Greek royal jewels
« Reply #56 on: November 27, 2005, 11:15:19 PM »
Isn't that meander? 'Meaner' gives it a whole other connotation.  :)

Queen Sophie's Tiara

Sophie


Frederike


QF wore this at her wedding to King Paul. It's one of the few tiaras Sophie seemed to be photographed in. It was later sold and current whereabouts are unknown.
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Re: Greek royal jewels
« Reply #57 on: November 27, 2005, 11:27:13 PM »
Queen Olga's Ruby Tiara

Olga


Marina at the Coronation


Frederike


Anne-Marie


I think the story goes that George I used to buy Queen Olga a ruby for her birthday or anniversary.

After her death it went to her son, Nicholas and later to his daughter, Olga of Yugoslavia. Princess Olga's sister, Princess Marina borrowed this tiara for the coronation of Elizabeth II.

Princess Olga and Prince Paul sold this tiara back to King Paul of Greece, who bought it for his wife Frederika. The shape of the tiara has undergone some changes over the years.
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Re: Greek royal jewels
« Reply #58 on: November 27, 2005, 11:29:17 PM »
Emerald Tiara

Frederike


Anne-Marie


This large Art Deco diamond and emerald tiara had been bought for Queen Elisabeth (Missy's daughter) and bears her monogram. It consists of 5 large cabachon emeralds each encircled by diamond. each set in betwee two E-shaped (for Elisabeth) motivs.

AM is still frequently seen in this set which also has earrings (seen in the photo), necklace and brooch.

I had posted a detailed history of this and some other Greek jewels, including the famous sapphire, but can't remember the thread.  ???
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Re: Greek royal jewels
« Reply #59 on: November 28, 2005, 12:01:28 AM »
Queen Frederika wearing Sophie's tiara and the Elisabeth Emerald Tiara as a necklace

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