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Re: Windsor Jewelry We Love to Hate
« Reply #30 on: March 13, 2006, 12:46:37 PM »
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Now, now--Camilla just watched too many episodes of Charlies' Angels in her youth ;D ;D ;D

Think Camilla looks better now than Farah Fawcett does.Of course Farah no longer has her 6 million dollar man...while Camilla got her 12 million a year man !!!!!(and that's pounds sterling too)

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Re: Windsor Jewelry We Love to Hate
« Reply #31 on: March 13, 2006, 12:48:41 PM »
the operative word is--now--the style is straight from the 1970s--
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Re: Windsor Jewelry We Love to Hate
« Reply #32 on: March 14, 2006, 12:53:01 PM »
I have never been a fan of the Kent Festoon tiara, i think it is just too points and zig-zaggy' i think it would look better if the pearls were replaced with diamonds.

Also these necklaces, whether worn individually or together are just too bulky in my opinion and although it was the style i think the diamonds could be put to better use, nether the less ... serious bling

Also this tiara although the design is totally original it just doesnt make my jaw drop like other pieces do, just abit un-inspirational (and slightly wonky).
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Re: Windsor Jewelry We Love to Hate
« Reply #33 on: March 14, 2006, 01:02:43 PM »
I used to really like the Kent tiara, but I now agree with you boffer.  The pearls just stick out like sore thumbs to me.  It's like the piece is yelling "HEY, THERE ARE SOME NICE PEARLS IN THE FAMILY."

And the humongous five strand diamond necklace, well that's just unbelievable.  Although it's massive and probably difficult to wear for a number of reasons, I actually like it a lot.  I would accept delivery from FedEx.
Somehow, it's rather Art Deco looking to me and I have a pale green satin bias-cut dress that I think would be just the ticket...

The papyrus tiara is just alright for me.  Serena Linley wore that for her wedding didn't she?
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Re: Windsor Jewelry We Love to Hate
« Reply #34 on: March 14, 2006, 01:09:33 PM »
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I think this is a wonderful peice and really suited the Queen Mother!!!  :) I would love to see the present Queen wear all 5 rows of it!!
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Re: Windsor Jewelry We Love to Hate
« Reply #35 on: March 14, 2006, 02:15:02 PM »
Would love to have been there when the jewel box arrived from Clarence House !!!Must have been rather like when the bolsheviks found the Youssoupoff hoard in 1925.

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« Reply #36 on: March 14, 2006, 02:21:26 PM »
lol, yes i bet!!!! They must have blown away by it. I wonder what Queen Mary thought.
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Re: Windsor Jewelry We Love to Hate
« Reply #37 on: March 14, 2006, 04:47:40 PM »
Then there is this one.  Not seen, thankfully, in 100 years.


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Re: Windsor Jewelry We Love to Hate
« Reply #38 on: March 14, 2006, 04:52:28 PM »
I don't think QM liked it that much either. She didn't really wear it after she came into some other tiaras.
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Re: Windsor Jewelry We Love to Hate
« Reply #39 on: March 14, 2006, 05:05:37 PM »
That one Sara Fergason wears sometimes is pretty aufull.

and also not a windsor piece but the Swedish Nepoleonic cut steel tiara is horrible.

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Re: Windsor Jewelry We Love to Hate
« Reply #40 on: March 14, 2006, 07:45:25 PM »
I have the feeling there are several gaudy necklaces and tiaras that the Queen has never worn, and NO, I have never liked Sophie's excuse for a wedding tiara.  It was obviously something either broken down or put together from other parts, but it's a shame she wasn't loaned something more impressive for her big day.  The Windsors could have done much better!

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Re: Windsor Jewelry We Love to Hate
« Reply #41 on: March 14, 2006, 08:28:12 PM »
Actually, some of the Swedish pieces make QEii's Brazilian piece look good.




Personally, I am not keen on the Russian Fringe tiara.  But it is spectacular on QM and QEii.  I always wondered, however, what was wrong with it when this picture was taken.  The pieces look loose.

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Re: Windsor Jewelry We Love to Hate
« Reply #42 on: March 14, 2006, 08:52:22 PM »
The Russian Fringes are my favourite styles in a tiara. Clean lines, regal looking and breath taking (when all the diamonds shine at the same time).  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Windsor Jewelry We Love to Hate
« Reply #43 on: March 14, 2006, 08:54:40 PM »
I wonder if the 5 strand Grenville diamond necklaces had gone to the Queen or to Charles. Since they are not Royal jewels but private jewels of the Queen Mother, Camilla could have got them through Charles (like the Grenville diamond engagement ring).  ???

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Re: Windsor Jewelry We Love to Hate
« Reply #44 on: March 14, 2006, 09:12:30 PM »
Goodness--that first Swedish tiara is busy!!  I can't go so far as to say that it makes spickey thingy look good, but it does give it a run for its money as far as poor design goes ;)