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Re: BeNeLux royal jewels
« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2005, 04:38:43 PM »
Thank you, Lucien. I love the tiara Queen Fabiola is wearing in the second link you posted - I think tiaras made in a sort of flower like design are beautiful. . .
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Re: BeNeLux royal jewels
« Reply #16 on: September 19, 2005, 09:19:40 PM »
You're welcome Prince_Lieven,and yes flower designs are gorgious,I've been trying to find more flower motive tiara's,
but the one posted seems to be the only one ,in the Benelux."We" don't have many in such motive.Oh well,you can't have it all...... :D.....

Hope you like it,Lucien.
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Re: BeNeLux royal jewels
« Reply #17 on: September 20, 2005, 10:45:41 AM »
Once again we owe you thanks, Lucien. Queen Beatrix's sapphire brooch is wonderful.

It's such a shame that Queen Anna's jewels are not displayed more . . . their historical worth alone must be huge, and the Romanovs always had wonderful jewels.
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Re: BeNeLux royal jewels
« Reply #18 on: September 20, 2005, 11:18:43 AM »
Prince_Lieven,I have to add a "slight" correction.During the time that Anna's spouse was still Prince of Orange and they lived in Brussels part of the year,as the whole Court did,jewellery was "stolen".The circumstances have never been cleared upto this present day.Many rumoured her husband was behind the disappearance of a large part of the collection,to pay off his debts,but there was no prove for that accusation.

After that happened,Anna wrote a letter to her dear mama,simply requesting new stones to be send to her,as happened.Indeed,the Romanovs had bucket loads of it.There are still many stones,coming from parures that have been broken up over the ages or have never been "used" still.Really,the British Crown Jewels are famous,as are those of the Danish Royal House,but the House of Orange can easily stand up next to them.

One of these stones,allthough not related to Anna,is the Stuart Diamond,once adorned the Crown parure during Queen Emma's and Queen Wilhelmina's reigns,but not seen since over 40 years.Such a darn pity,it's not just a stone,it's a rock.Same for the 163 carat saphire of the Family,hardly ever on show if ever.Maybe,in due time Princess Máxima will put it to use again once Queen.  
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Re: BeNeLux royal jewels
« Reply #19 on: September 20, 2005, 11:20:48 AM »
Why is it called the Stuart Diamond? Any connection to either of the Mary Stuarts who were Princesses of Orange in the 17th century?
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Re: BeNeLux royal jewels
« Reply #20 on: September 20, 2005, 12:26:19 PM »
Great pics. The 'Bandeau' tiara is beautiful, isn't it?
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Re: BeNeLux royal jewels
« Reply #21 on: September 21, 2005, 10:54:08 AM »
Adding some more Dutch Royal Jewelry,the Royals during the State Visit earlyer this year,by HE The Governor-General of Canada,Mrs.Adreinne Clarkson and her husband.

To Prince_Lieven,the tiara HM is wearing(a bit of a flower motieve) is the same she wore on the day of her Inthronisation on april 30th 1980,the base,added with diamond stars was the wedding tiara of HRH Princess Máxima.Princess Margriet is wearing parts of the emerald parure and Princess Máxima ofcourse,the grand rose cut diamond bandeau.


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Re: BeNeLux royal jewels
« Reply #22 on: September 30, 2005, 09:09:15 AM »
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I wish I had more to show from Lux., but I only have two. Here's the other one:
The Chaumet tiara from Luxembourg. I've never seen a pic of anyone wearing it, except for a postage stamp of GD Charlotte. It's a lovely piece... simple yet bold... my kind of tiara.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/nerdycool/Chaumet-Lucembourg.jpg


Not the best quality photo, but it's something!


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Re: BeNeLux royal jewels
« Reply #23 on: September 30, 2005, 10:32:43 AM »
Thank you emeraldeyes,it's clear enough to see the beauty.

And now,courtesy,Verena....

I add: http://www.angelfire.com/de3/verenasroyaltiaras/Wilhelmina.html

http://www.angelfire.com/de3/verenasroyaltiaras/Beatrix.html

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Re: BeNeLux royal jewels
« Reply #24 on: September 30, 2005, 10:35:30 AM »
Those tiaras Queen Wilhelmina is wearing in the first link are very grandiose!  :o Queen Beatrix's sapphire tiara is wonderful! :D
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« Reply #25 on: September 30, 2005, 10:39:19 AM »
To emeraldeyes and nerdycool,a feast for your eyes,the late GrandDuchess Josephine-Charlotte of Luxemburg.

courtesy:Verena

http://www.angelfire.com/de3/verenasroyaltiaras/JC.html
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Re: BeNeLux royal jewels
« Reply #26 on: September 30, 2005, 10:44:54 AM »
More from Luxemburg,the GrandDuchess Maria-Theresa

Courtesy:Verena

http://www.angelfire.com/de3/verenasroyaltiaras/GDMT.html
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Re: BeNeLux royal jewels
« Reply #27 on: September 30, 2005, 10:55:28 AM »
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Those tiaras Queen Wilhelmina is wearing in the first link are very grandiose!  :o Queen Beatrix's sapphire tiara is wonderful! :D


You're absolutely right Prince_Lieven,it was a saphire parure,gift from the people of The Netherlands on occasion of her wedding in 1901,but unfortunately,the parure was broken up after her death :-/,each granddaughter got a piece,and we still see HM and Princess Margriet wearing parts of it as brooches.

It absolutely was a grand stunning parure,but only equalled with a stunning headache,as it was very heavy...
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Re: BeNeLux royal jewels
« Reply #28 on: September 30, 2005, 11:00:00 AM »
A lovely Lady from Belgium,aka,HRH CrownPrincess Mathilde,Duchess of Brabant.

courtesy:Verena

http://www.angelfire.com/de3/verenasroyaltiaras/MathiBra.html
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Re: BeNeLux royal jewels
« Reply #29 on: September 30, 2005, 11:03:36 AM »
Dolce Paola,HM Queen Paola of the Belgians.

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