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Re: Windsor Jewels Part 5
« Reply #465 on: June 03, 2007, 06:18:51 AM »


I really dislike this piece.  I simply think that it looks like costume jewellery; it is so similar to some of the junk that I regulalry have to buy for our productions that it makes me almost shudder.  Such a shame, because the sizes of the cabochon ruby centre stone and drop are impressive, rubies being rare and generally smaller, compared to sapphies and emeralds.  The chains of diamonds look like so much paste......


There is nothing wrong with costume jewelry that is guady, tacky and even a little junky if it is worn in the proper context with the proper outfit.  I do not care for the necklace either but the bigger problem IMO is that the necklace does not compliment the tiara and tiara does not compliment the necklace.  It looks as if the QE was in hurry to get to an engagment and waked into her jewelry vault and grabbed the first "red" pieces she happened upon.  I can live with the style of the tiara but, once again, I would wear it as a necklace.
The Queen's stylist should be taken out behind the barn and shot over this slection.  Come to think of it, I really do not care for the Queen's gown eiter. 

Thank the gods that watch over Vogue that the queen is dressing with so much more panache the last three to four years.


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Re: Windsor Jewels Part 5
« Reply #466 on: June 03, 2007, 06:36:11 AM »
That's not such a bad idea Tampa; it might look good as a necklace but I have a feeling that it is not removeable from the frame.........

I can see why she likes the short necklace as it follows the line of the higher evening necklines that she now favours.  She may also choose to wear it because, unlike the ruby bandeau necklace, that was a gift from her father, and the Baring necklace, which she bought privately, this shorter piece was a gift from a reigning monarch.  Such pieces are brought out and worn from time to time as a discreet acknowledgment of the gift to the original donor or their people.
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Re: Windsor Jewels Part 5
« Reply #467 on: June 03, 2007, 07:21:57 AM »
That's not such a bad idea Tampa; it might look good as a necklace but I have a feeling that it is not removeable from the frame.........


I am sure Garrad's can convert the tiara to a necklace when the Queen sends this piece my way!

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Re: Windsor Jewels Part 5
« Reply #468 on: June 03, 2007, 07:28:13 AM »
That's not such a bad idea Tampa; it might look good as a necklace but I have a feeling that it is not removeable from the frame.........


I am sure Garrad's can convert the tiara to a necklace when the Queen sends this piece my way!

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For sure!  ;)
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Re: Windsor Jewels Part 5
« Reply #469 on: June 03, 2007, 08:23:02 PM »
Indeed !

Anyway I don't think the Queen wears paste (unlike QA and Diana that readily did). I am sure she had quite enough real baubles.  ;)

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Re: Windsor Jewels Part 5
« Reply #470 on: June 04, 2007, 06:19:12 AM »
Somebody please remind me of the name of the ruby and diamond tiara H.M. is seen wearing in the 'flipped' photo. Thank you.

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Re: Windsor Jewels Part 5
« Reply #471 on: June 04, 2007, 07:51:54 PM »
Yes the rubies ARE Burmese.  ;)

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Re: Windsor Jewels Part 5
« Reply #472 on: June 05, 2007, 03:14:34 PM »
Thank the gods that watch over Vogue that the queen is dressing with so much more panache the last three to four years.
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Speaking of, I purchased the magazine and the U.S. cover does not have her on it. However, the pictures were both full page and glorious!! A very flattering article accompanied the photos! It's quite a treat!

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Re: Windsor Jewels Part 5
« Reply #473 on: June 05, 2007, 07:26:23 PM »
The photos are glorious !  ;)

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Re: Windsor Jewels Part 5
« Reply #474 on: June 05, 2007, 07:39:58 PM »
The choice of jewels coordinated beautifully with her dress and were very appropriate for the occasion!

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Re: Windsor Jewels Part 5
« Reply #475 on: June 05, 2007, 08:28:20 PM »
I wonder who chose & co-ordinate them ? Now that Bobo MacDonald is gone... ???

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Re: Windsor Jewels Part 5
« Reply #476 on: June 05, 2007, 08:55:15 PM »
Good question! I wonder if members of her staff worked together with members of the photographers team to ensure what lighting would work best with what dress etc. Anyone have ideas? ???

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Re: Windsor Jewels Part 5
« Reply #477 on: June 06, 2007, 12:00:32 AM »
I think it is a team effort, although The Queen is now confident to put her own two sents in.  ;)

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Re: Windsor Jewels Part 5
« Reply #478 on: June 06, 2007, 04:37:30 AM »
I am trying to remember the name of the Queen's dresser.

She is relatively young - about 40 - so, much younger than HM

She started working at Buckingham Palace as a housemaid and progressed up the ranks to become the Queen's personal dresser.   Npw, she is much more.   Everybody in the family and at Court know that this lady is the Queen's best friend and closest confidante.   Anywhere the Queen goes, she goes.   As I recall, she is from very humble origins.   She is low profile and, obviously totally dependable, reliable, trustworthy and utterly honest.   It is said she is like the Queen's right hand, they adore and trust each other and operate on the same wave length.

Given the rollercoaster ride the Queen has had in recent years within her own family, this must be both wonderful and humbling at the same time.

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Re: Windsor Jewels Part 5
« Reply #479 on: June 06, 2007, 05:14:00 AM »
Seemed like an interesting personality.  ???