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Re: Windsor Jewels Part 5
« Reply #480 on: June 06, 2007, 01:07:20 PM »
Really?  I much prefer the Indian ruby tiara, the lines seem more graceful and flowing, a very elegant jewel IMO.
I always hear Handel playing in the background whenever I see the newer one - still, the rubies are a wonderful colour and HM seems to like it well enough.  Who am I to argue?


I have to agree with that.  The Oriental Circlet has a lovely design, as emeraldeyes suggests, very graceful and flowing, although the rubies are a little on the small side.  I'm surprised the this piece has yet to appear on Camilla's head......or has it?

The Queen's modern ruby tiara is a lovely piece; I had never really thought of it in terms of 'fireworks' but that is a lovely allusion.  I'm not a big fan of the Queen's modern tiaras and this is not really to my taste (being an antique, I have a leaning towarsd the antique!) but the ruby and diamond content is high and the Queen wears it often, so she must be fond of it........
As the Indian ruby tiara is crown jewels it is not likely to be worn by Camilla till Charles is king...The queen has worn it at least once (in Malta) .

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Re: Windsor Jewels Part 5
« Reply #481 on: June 27, 2007, 11:14:58 PM »
I hadn't realized how large this thread was getting. I've split the topic into Part 6. I moved the last several pages, with the most current topics, into the new thread so they can be discussed there.
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Re: Windsor Jewels Part 5
« Reply #482 on: October 18, 2009, 04:50:41 AM »
ok it really bites that the earlier threads were deleted :( .......  I know the topic i'm looking for was on them but

1.) the Dagmar necklace is part of HM personal Collection ??  and not part of the Crown Collection?

2.) anyone have any pictures of HM Queen Alexandra Wedding Parue that was give to her by HM King Edward VII?

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Re: Windsor Jewels Part 5
« Reply #483 on: October 18, 2009, 09:53:37 AM »
http://www.royal-magazin.de/england/queen-alexandra/alexandra-dagmar-necklace.htm

I suppose that the Dagmar necklace is part of HM private collection. as I remember Alix died without a last will, and QM "sorted" as part of George V "items connected with the crown" (wedding, anniversary presents and so on.....)

May someone has a list of Crown Jewellery (QV Collet necklace and earrings, the ruby set...)

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Re: Windsor Jewels Part 5
« Reply #484 on: October 18, 2009, 12:39:59 PM »
The Dagmar necklace was part of Alexandra's dowry. It was her most brilliant piece of jewelry she brought to England from her native Denmark.

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Re: Windsor Jewels Part 5
« Reply #485 on: October 18, 2009, 01:44:13 PM »
That's true. Her father ordered it for his daughters.
the pearls are so large and supreme, that they were exhibited at the Crystal Palace

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Re: Windsor Jewels Part 5
« Reply #486 on: October 18, 2009, 02:10:08 PM »
Not true. The Dagmar necklace was once on show in the Crystal Palace. The Dagmar cross itself was a present from her father. The elberate necklace was a gift from the king (King Frederick VII )or the nation to Alexandra.

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Re: Windsor Jewels Part 5
« Reply #487 on: October 18, 2009, 04:54:34 PM »
sorry I was not already born during this exhibition.. may a fault of L. Field I KNOW its full of mistakes..... and if her father Christian 9 gave her the cross pendant - so one mystery is may dissolved about the MF's wedding present....
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Re: Windsor Jewels Part 5
« Reply #488 on: October 18, 2009, 11:59:22 PM »
http://www.royal-magazin.de/england/queen-alexandra/alexandra-dagmar-necklace.htm

I suppose that the Dagmar necklace is part of HM private collection. as I remember Alix died without a last will, and QM "sorted" as part of George V "items connected with the crown" (wedding, anniversary presents and so on.....)

May someone has a list of Crown Jewellery (QV Collet necklace and earrings, the ruby set...)



anyone ever see the Entire Pearl Parure being "aired out" Is it still in HM personal Collection?  Is the Tiara still together? I don't recall seeing it  Since QA?? ANyone Else?
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Re: Windsor Jewels Part 5
« Reply #489 on: October 19, 2009, 10:33:13 AM »
http://www.pricescope.com/idealbb/files/wedpres.JPG
if you mean this, the brooch was , when I remember right last seen in the 1980's, and the necklace was often worn by Queen Mother (should after her death return to HM)

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Re: Windsor Jewels Part 5
« Reply #490 on: October 19, 2009, 02:51:46 PM »
We are all the way up to a Part 7 which was started some time ago and the discussion should continue on that one.

The link:

http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php?topic=10424.0
« Last Edit: October 19, 2009, 02:56:26 PM by grandduchessella »
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