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Windsor Jewels Part 4
« on: March 31, 2006, 07:43:47 PM »
My sincere apologies, but in trying to remove some horrible porno spam put into this thread, I accidentally deleted the whole thing. I'm really and truly sorry,  :-/  I guess I have some more getting used to with the new software too. Again, my apologies, I really only meant to delete the posts, not the whole thread.

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« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2006, 07:59:04 PM »
As someone who works with computers ... Been there, done that.  Thanks for cleaning up the bad stuff.  It gives us a chance to start over !

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« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2006, 08:03:47 PM »
All new jewels! MMMMMM   ;D

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« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2006, 08:50:48 PM »
That's ok!!  We all get to start over!! [smiley=2vrolijk_08.gif]

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Re: Windsor Jewels Part 4
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2006, 09:14:27 PM »
A fresh, clean slate for jewel lovers! Thankyou FA for removing the horrible spam. More jewels, please! ;)


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Re: Windsor Jewels Part 4
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2006, 10:13:15 PM »
What was deleted? All the priors threads or just the last one?
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Re: Windsor Jewels Part 4
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2006, 10:15:36 PM »
Never mind--I think I understand. I really need the modify/delete buttons.  :(
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Re: Windsor Jewels Part 4
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2006, 07:54:30 AM »
This modify/delete problem is puzzling since, in looking at my previous post, I see both buttons along with the quote button.  Yesterday, however, in looking at another of my posts I didn't. :o

But on to the subject at hand...Was this necklace ...




made from this piece?


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« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2006, 10:11:03 AM »
Oy vey, that is an enduring mystery, along with the Loch Ness Monster and the Yeti...

I remember there was a spirited discussion on the RJOTWMB last year on this very question.  The outcome you ask?????  No definite conclusion.   :-/
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Re: Windsor Jewels Part 4
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2006, 12:50:39 PM »
I think the general consensus was no though. Didn't they say that wasn't even Queen Alexandra's necklace but a very similar one? I know Martyn and maybe Michael (who isn't here anymore) talked about this once on a prior Windsor Jewels thread.
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Re: Windsor Jewels Part 4
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2006, 02:45:12 PM »


Does anyone have another version of this picture? I have always found it odd, as in whether or not it is an actual photograph.
I only ask because I cannot identiify the brooch from this angle, my guesses are:
1. Surrey Brooch
2. Bottom section of Diamond Stomacher.

I also find it odd with the combination of quite victorian jewellry paired with the enormous St Edwards Crown. Is this the only picture there is of Her Majesty wearing this crown other then those of the actual coronation? I imagine it was taken around that time.

Does anyone else have guesses about the brooch?
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« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2006, 02:55:23 PM »
I was wondering, was not the Strathmore Rose Tiara lent out for an exhibition at the same time as the Delhi Durbar Tiara and therefore it is very unlikely that it have been broken up so recently?

I read somewhere that the silver has deteriorated and therefore would have to be re-set before it could be worn, which could explain why we havent seen it in years. Am i right in thinking that it hasnt been seen since the the Duchess of York wore it in the 1920's and 1930's?



I only ask this because I have been wondering whether Princess Magaret ever owned these tiaras or was merely loaned then by her mother and sister. Because it seems that after he marriage when she aquired the Poltimore Tiara she rarely wore any others. Save for the Turqoise Parure which she was given as a wedding present. Is it possible to tell which gifts were merely for life, like those of Princess Diana?



Only because i would hate to see pieces such as the Papyrus Motif Tiara, Teck Circle Necklace/Tiara and Turquoise Parure to have disappeared from royal hands.
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Re: Windsor Jewels Part 4
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2006, 03:36:41 PM »
When the items are revealed that are going to be auctioned, I'm hope the Teck jewelry isn't among the items.  :(

The Poltimore isn't as 'royal' and, being the largest (and most valuable?) item, could fetch a good price and maybe spare other jewelry needing to be sold. It's not really the type of tiara I could see Serena or Sarah wearing--too old-fashioned and ornate for their status--it seems like something a jeweler or museum might want.

The Queen Mother's tiara's are relatively small and, if they were Margaret's and might be sold, maybe Charles could buy them.  :) They would give Camilla something smaller than the DD tiara plus have a connection to the Queen Mother.
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« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2006, 03:53:41 PM »
I think the Turqoise Parure might well look good on Camilla, i think she suits quite substantial tiaras, and it would be interestine to see if she suits coloured stones, and entire parure, because at the moment she merely wears her own jewels save for tiaras.

It is a shame that the Queen Mother sold Queen Mary's Amethyst Parure, because that i think was about the right size for Camilla and had that connection with the Queen Mother.
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Re: Windsor Jewels Part 4
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2006, 11:02:16 PM »
I tend to prefer the Gloucester turquoise parure because of the connection to Queen Mary--they had been wedding gifts from her parents. That would be nice to keep in the family but the Gloucesters probably wouldn't have reason to sell any time soon.
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