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Re: Prince Christopher & his wives, Nancy Leeds & Francoise of Orleans
« Reply #165 on: July 26, 2010, 12:11:50 AM »
The emeralds in a parure of Empress Marie Louise of France was replaced  by Turquoise by Majorie Merriweather Post. I think it is now in a museum.

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Re: Prince Christopher & his wives, Nancy Leeds & Francoise of Orleans
« Reply #166 on: July 26, 2010, 03:20:57 AM »
The emeralds in a parure of Empress Marie Louise of France was replaced  by Turquoise by Majorie Merriweather Post. I think it is now in a museum.
The tiara only was altered and is in the Smithsonian Institute,Washington DC the giift (along with so many other wonderous historic gems) of Marjorie Merriweather Post (1887-1973).

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« Reply #167 on: July 26, 2010, 03:23:40 AM »
Turquoise is much of a Summer colour and looked great in that season. Was it a cheap stone is it is today ?
High qualiity turquoise was never cheap and is certainly not cheap today.

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Re: Prince Christopher & his wives, Nancy Leeds & Francoise of Orleans
« Reply #168 on: July 26, 2010, 03:52:44 AM »
Hi Ashdean,

Thanks for the splendid update on turquoises and royalty.
I guess I've never seen that many photos of turquoise jewelry worn by the royal ladies.

I always relate turquoise with Merle Oberon, especially in Mexico, when she lived there.
And Lana Turner wore turquoise and diamonds in one of her movies.

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As you say both the good looks Merle Oberon a dusky beauty and the blonde Lana Turner (and Doris Day in Pillow Talk) was ehanced by the stone.
Merle Oberons splendid parure was reset at least once and worn (as were many of her other splendid gems)by her in the movie "Hotel".In recent years several members of the british royal family have been seen wearing splendid turquoise parures.The late Princess Margaret wore the magnificent tiara and suite of pale persian stones and diamonds given to her mother as a wedding present in 1923 by George V...while the Duchess of Gloucester wears the slightly modified tiaraand suite that originally was given to Queen Mary by her parents.Princess Alexandra wears turquoise in her famous interchangeable necklace and tiara on gala occasions.

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Re: Prince Christopher & his wives, Nancy Leeds & Francoise of Orleans
« Reply #169 on: July 26, 2010, 07:29:28 AM »
I think the Princess Margaret one was the one best suited her.

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Re: Prince Christopher & his wives, Nancy Leeds & Francoise of Orleans
« Reply #170 on: July 26, 2010, 10:32:06 AM »
Hi Ashdean,

Thanks for the splendid update on turquoises and royalty.
I guess I've never seen that many photos of turquoise jewelry worn by the royal ladies.

I always relate turquoise with Merle Oberon, especially in Mexico, when she lived there.
And Lana Turner wore turquoise and diamonds in one of her movies.

Larry
while the Duchess of Gloucester wears the slightly modified tiaraand suite that originally was given to Queen Mary by her parents.Princess Alexandra wears turquoise in her famous interchangeable necklace and tiara on gala occasions.

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In the sticky topic of Windsor Jewels in the Windsor section, you can see the parure.
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Re: Prince Christopher & his wives, Nancy Leeds & Francoise of Orleans
« Reply #171 on: July 26, 2010, 11:50:58 AM »
Yes...the discussion also touches the subject on the Greek Royal Jewels too since they used to belong to Queen Olga.

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Re: Prince Christopher & his wives, Nancy Leeds & Francoise of Orleans
« Reply #172 on: July 29, 2010, 12:55:04 PM »
The emeralds in a parure of Empress Marie Louise of France was replaced  by Turquoise by Majorie Merriweather Post. I think it is now in a museum.
The emeralds were removed by Van Cleef et Arpels who sold the tiara with the turquoise replacement already in situ to Mrs Post.
Mrs Post had a complete parure made to compliment the necklace in its new form.

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Re: Prince Christopher & his wives, Nancy Leeds & Francoise of Orleans
« Reply #173 on: July 29, 2010, 01:07:50 PM »
Yes...the discussion also touches the subject on the Greek Royal Jewels too since they used to belong to Queen Olga.

Not the Queen Mary/Gloucester ones. Besides, it wasn't an off-topic reminder, just information on where to go to see the one referenced.
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Re: Prince Christopher & his wives, Nancy Leeds & Francoise of Orleans
« Reply #174 on: July 29, 2010, 01:32:21 PM »
Françoise and Christophe with Prince Andrew of Greece :

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« Reply #175 on: July 29, 2010, 04:43:17 PM »
Christopher looked older than Andrew here ?  :o

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« Reply #176 on: October 13, 2010, 02:03:14 PM »
Françoise :

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« Reply #177 on: October 17, 2010, 11:08:26 AM »
Françoise with her mother Isabelle de Guise and her brother Henri d'Orléans :



Françoise, her mother Isabelle and her sister-in-law Isabelle d'Orléans-Bragance, redoing their makeup :



Pictures from the wonderful album of the late Count of Paris.
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« Reply #178 on: October 24, 2010, 07:02:34 AM »
Françoise with her son Michel and her brother Henri, Count of Paris, after the war :

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Re: Prince Christopher & his wives, Nancy Leeds & Francoise of Orleans
« Reply #179 on: October 24, 2010, 12:54:12 PM »
Looks more like Michel's confirmation with the cross and the priest.