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Offline Eric_Lowe

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Re: Windsor Jewelry We Love to Hate
« Reply #45 on: March 14, 2006, 09:16:32 PM »
But the Swedish sapphire parure was lovely.  ;)

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Re: Windsor Jewelry We Love to Hate
« Reply #46 on: March 14, 2006, 09:19:25 PM »
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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!


Maybe the frightful tiara was an attempt at making that horrendous necklace that Edward 'designed' look better.

And I really like the Swedish 9-prong, especially the way Silvia sometimes wears it with additional diamonds wound through her hair.  Now that's a woman who has a hairdresser who understands the type of updo necessary for a tiara.  
The Napoleonic cut-steel piece is very different, and although I realize it is not to everyone's taste, it has begun to grow on me.  I think it takes a certain type of self-assured individual to wear it successfully- one who doesn't really need the glitzed-out glam bling to make her look royal.  
If we're talking about ugly Swedish tiaras, I just have to say the four and six-button tiaras in the collection make my stomach turn dreadfully.   There's just nothing nice I can say about them.  Yuck.
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Re: Windsor Jewelry We Love to Hate
« Reply #47 on: March 14, 2006, 09:31:58 PM »
Roger the button tiaras !

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Re: Windsor Jewelry We Love to Hate
« Reply #48 on: March 14, 2006, 10:30:46 PM »
Ohhhhhh--Pics please :o :o :o

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Re: Windsor Jewelry We Love to Hate
« Reply #49 on: March 15, 2006, 05:14:11 AM »
I can't help but think that the Russian tiara (seen on Alex here) has been dismantled and put back together.  The obvious spaces seen here are not evident today.

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Re: Windsor Jewelry We Love to Hate
« Reply #50 on: March 15, 2006, 05:40:59 AM »
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the operative word is--now--the style is straight from the 1970s--


Many people still wear different variations of 1970's hair and it looks good on them.  The problem with Camilla's hair style is that it does not look good now nor did it look good on her back then when she was younger.

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Re: Windsor Jewelry We Love to Hate
« Reply #51 on: March 15, 2006, 05:47:10 AM »
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Then there is this one.  Not seen, thankfully, in 100 years.



Thank God!  Talk about something that needs to be broke up!

AS far as the guady five strand art deco diamond necklace goes---I Love it!

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Re: Windsor Jewelry We Love to Hate
« Reply #52 on: March 15, 2006, 06:48:26 AM »
Swedish Button Tiara ... I think there are more than one.  Looks OK on Princess Lillian but really bad on CP Victoria and P Madeleine; so bad I never bothered to capture a picture other than this.  Maybe you can look in the Scandanavian Section.



I also can't understand why they wear so many of them with the sub-frame showing as in this pic of CPV.  I guess it is a hairdresser thing.  I should have such problems !



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Re: Windsor Jewelry We Love to Hate
« Reply #53 on: March 15, 2006, 12:53:55 PM »
Re: the Button tiara--yiiiiiikes :P :P :P

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Re: Windsor Jewelry We Love to Hate
« Reply #54 on: March 15, 2006, 12:55:00 PM »
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Many people still wear different variations of 1970's hair and it looks good on them.  The problem with Camilla's hair style is that it does not look good now nor did it look good on her back then when she was younger.

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As I said--she watched too many Charlies Angels eps way back then. . . ;D

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Re: Windsor Jewelry We Love to Hate
« Reply #55 on: March 15, 2006, 01:09:53 PM »
Swedish lollipop tiaras- I will refuse delivery.  

But I would probably accept the amethyst one...

As for the Boucheron (?) loop tiara of Queen Mary, thanks, but no thanks!  Marge Simpson might like it though!




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Re: Windsor Jewelry We Love to Hate
« Reply #56 on: March 15, 2006, 01:34:38 PM »
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Then there is this one.  Not seen, thankfully, in 100 years.


This tiara was dismantled long ago by QM to create other jewelry...

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« Reply #57 on: March 15, 2006, 01:39:51 PM »
Thank goodness that ghastly tiara has been dismantled--thank you llandre!!  Now I don't have to live in dread of Camilla showing up with it ;D

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Re: Windsor Jewelry We Love to Hate
« Reply #58 on: March 15, 2006, 01:39:56 PM »
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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).  ???

The QM's ring which was used as an engagement ring has Nothing to do with Mrs GREVILLE. It was originally a gift in the 1920's from her husband the future Geo VI.

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Re: Windsor Jewelry We Love to Hate
« Reply #59 on: March 15, 2006, 01:49:03 PM »
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Thank goodness that ghastly tiara has been dismantled--thank you llandre!!  Now I don't have to live in dread of Camilla showing up with it ;D

It's better than what she wore on her head to her wedding. Was it straw or something? ::)