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Offline viv rosendahl

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Re: Swedish Jewels
« Reply #15 on: June 23, 2006, 04:44:13 PM »
to Grandduchessella!

Thanks for posting the lovely pics!

However, I would like to kick in a footnote about 'the nine prong tiara":
Take a closer look at the tiara of CP Victoria; she's not wearing the "nine prong"
but the socalled "steel tiara". The centerpieces are very similar, but the sides
are different.

To Zanthia!

I'm afraid that I don't have any scanning facilities at the moment. The pics in
the Swedish magazine are OK but don't really compare to those posted here.

BTW about the kokoshnik of Queen Alexandrine; are you referring to the
one now used by Countess Sussie of Rosenborg?

I was sorry to see the that Cartier tiara (the "khefir of Egypt" tiara, or something like that)
left the DRF after the death of Queen Ingrid. It was her private tiara, and it goes without saying,
that she was free to bequeath it to Queen Anne Marie of Greece. But still, I think
that it would have come in handy in the Danish RF. Unless it will be returned later on,
it's heading towards a dead-end street, if you ask me......

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Re: Swedish Jewels
« Reply #16 on: June 24, 2006, 02:33:32 AM »
Yes, I was referring to the tiara countess Sussie now wears. Alexandrine gave it to her youngest son, Knud.

I was a little surprised when I found out that Ingrid had left the cartier tiara to Anne Marie. I was quite sure that it would stay in the DRF with the condition that every female descendant of CP Margeret of Sweden should have permission to wear it on their weddingday. Maybe Ingrid left it to her youngest daughter because they don't have so many jewels anymore, leaving most of their belongings behind when they had to escape Greece. If Greece still was a monarchy, maybe the cartier tiara would have stayed in the DRF.
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Re: Swedish Jewels
« Reply #17 on: June 24, 2006, 06:19:33 AM »
I've found a link to a Swedish RF jewellery site, with pics of the
socalled "Napoleonic cut-steel tiara"; it is not to be confused with the
"nine prong tiara" (in Sweden: Queen Sofia's tiara").

http://royal-jewels4.tripod.com/bernadotte/steel.html

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Re: Swedish Jewels
« Reply #18 on: June 25, 2006, 08:53:41 AM »
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I was a little surprised when I found out that Ingrid had left the cartier tiara to Anne Marie. .. Maybe Ingrid left it to her youngest daughter because they don't have so many jewels anymore, leaving most of their belongings behind when they had to escape Greece. If Greece still was a monarchy, maybe the cartier tiara would have stayed in the DRF.

Zanthia, I tend to agree, however there is conflicting information whether the Greek RF
actually left any jewellery behind in Greece! Queen Anne-Marie has still got an emerald tiara
(from a parure) and a diamond/ruby tiara (both from her time in Greece), plus a diamond floral
motif tiara she got from her parents around her 18th birthday. With the Cartier tiara, it makes
four in total! Pretty good for a queen from a defunct monarchy! Considering that the Greek RF carry on
as if the 1974 plebiscite didn't happen and that they are on the inventory list of every conceivable
royal event, I suppose "one" cannot have too many tiaras!  ;)

Regards and excuses for veering off the Swedish jewels...

Viv

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Re: Swedish Jewels
« Reply #19 on: October 11, 2006, 02:08:45 PM »
There's something I've been thinking of: Silvia often lend Victoria and Madeleine her tiaras. Here in Denmark the collection is only for the reigning queen to wear, and then there is the ruby tiara for the crownprincess. Is that because the swedish jewels are the family's personal properties or what?
It's a pity Silvias jewels not are on display, I've would have loved to them in real life.

Historically, a tiara was worn only by married women, and her first tiara (often a gift from her father) was usually worn on her wedding day.  That tradition has certainly evolved in some countries such as Sweden, where the unmarried princesses wear tiaras regularly.