18.104.22.168 | Message modified by user Boffer May 4, 2012, 10:05 pm
Released to the press from the upcoming publication released this week are some stunning images of the jewels.
It has also been revealed that Angela Kelly played a key role in the upcoming publication in her capacity as 'Curator of the Queen's Jewellery'. And that over 100 pieces will be featured in the new publication.
The Greville Tiara
The Girls of Great Britain Tiara
Queen Mary's Stomacher
The Flame Lilly Brooch
The Lover's Knot Brooch
The Williamson Brooch
The Delhi Durbar Necklace
The Nizam of Hyderbad Necklace
The Emperor of Austria Brooch
(Previously known to us as the 'Teck Corsage Brooch', I am sure more information about the previously unknown provenance of this piece will be revealed.)
The Maple Leaf Brooch
The Vladimir Tiara
The Nizam of Hyderbad Flower Brooches
Also to be included will be the King Khalid Necklace, which was presented to the Queen during a visit to Saudi Arabia in 1979.
The press release also contained additional information on the Queen Victoria Fringe Brooch
(Taken from the Daily Mail:
Queen Victoria’s Fringe Brooch, a stunning flower-cum-jellyfish which resulted from a visit by Sultan Abdul Mejid I of Turkey in 1856. Wanting to thank the Monarch for Britain’s role in the Crimean War, he gave her a set of diamonds — ‘very magnificent,’ she wrote.
Victoria then spent £450 at the royal jewellers, Garrard, who set the stones in a rather racy chaine de corsage which she liked to wear on top of a low-cut bodice, bringing added sparkle to the royal embonpoint.
All that changed with the death of Prince Albert in 1861. ‘The chaine de corsage may have been considered too flamboyant by the Queen for her widowed and withdrawn state,’ notes Sir Hugh. So, some of the diamonds were detached for use elsewhere while the rest of the chaine became a brooch, passed down through the generations.
The Queen Mother wore it at the Coronation in 1953. The Queen continues to wear it to this day. It enjoyed a prominent outing only last year for the state banquet in honour of the President of Turkey, a regal nod to the Sultan’s generosity more than 150 years earlier.)
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