Re: Info about Jewels
Posted by Dawn on July 17, 2017, 10:55 pm, in reply to "Info about Jewels"
There's another newspaper report from the Library of Congress collection in relation to the Prince Francis of Teck Memorial Middlesex Hospital jewel exhibition. |
From "Arizona Republican" (Phoenix, AZ; dated April 29, 1911):
To make this report shorter:
Main title of the story: Fifty Tiaras on Show
Subtitle: Exhibited by English Women of Title for the Benefit of a Hospital
***Fifty English women with titles led their tiaras to this exhibition.
***"There are three kinds of tiaras shown, the crown, which is a complete circle; the tiara proper, which is a half circle or more of a crown-like design; and the bandeau, a simple form of jeweled band for the front of the hair."
***The tiara owned by the Duchess of Westminster was very high and had six enormous diamonds set in wreaths of the same stones.
***Tiara owned by the Duchess of Portland was an all-around crown with the famous Portland diamond set in the center and "so arranged that it sways as the wearer moves."
***"Princess Christian's contribution to the exhibition is a bandeau of turquoises, fifty-one large, round Italian sky blue stones forming two pretty rings, one above the other."
***Duchess of Norfolk's "chaple" of oak leaves with acorns, here and there. The leaves had diamond frost each and each acorn had a large diamond.
***Above the crown owned by the Duchess of Newcastle was a curled small ostrich feather made of diamonds.
***A pearl crown owned by the Duchess of Sutherland had a row of "jeweled flowers above its crown band, with a large creamy pearl on the center of each jeweled flower.
***The crown of the Countess of Plymouth was made up of 32 large emeralds.
***An Indian crown of gold belonging to the Countess of Aberdeen was made up of a dozen bright green emeralds. It was given an Oriental touch.
***The crown of the Duchess of Marlborough had large diamonds set in points.
***The crown of Lady Abinger was given to her on her marriage to the Sultan of Turkey. This one had an unusual design with the large diamond rose in front.
***Tiara owned by Lady Newborough was made of diamonds.
***A crown owned by the Countess of Essex was made of diamonds as well.
My note: Remember this fact that the crowns, tiaras and bandeaus described here are based on this newspaper reporter's definition of each item which are mentioned at the top.
: From the Library of Congress collection:
: Maybe some of you might find this
: information interesting.
: From 'The Anaconda Standard' (Acaconda,
: Montana; dated May 29, 1894):
: TIARAS FOR JOSIE
: A Very High-Toned Wedding in Brussels.
: BRUSSELS, May 28:--The marriage of Princess
: Josephine of Belgium to Prince Charles of
: Hohenzollern took place today, the civil
: wedding at 10 o'clock and the religious
: ceremony afterwards in the private chapel of
: the royal palace. The wedding gifts were
: numerous and costly, including a magnificent
: tiara of diamonds and turquoise with broach
: ( misspelled here ) and bracelet to match
: from the king and queen of Belgium. Princess
: Josephine is the second daughter of the
: count of Flanders. Prince Charles is the
: younger brother of the crown prince of
: From 'Omaha Daily Bee' (Omaha, NE; dated
: April 30, 1911):
: To make this report shorter (by the way,
: it's written by Lady Mary Manwaring for the
: newspaper from London, April 30):
: Under the main title of the story:
: "Rich Jewels on Exhibition"
: ***The money earned from the public
: admittance tickets to the exhibition
: benefited the Prince Francis of Teck
: Memorial Fund for endowment of the Middlesex
: ***Jewels at the exhibition belonged to
: Princess Christian (Queen Victoria's
: daughter), The Duchess of Albany (Victoria's
: daughter-in-law), Princess Alexander of Teck
: (Victoria's granddaughter and Queen Mary's
: sister-in-law), 5 duchesses, 6
: marchionesses, 15 countesses, 2
: viscountesses and 12 other noble women.
: Examples of jewels that are described in
: the newspaper:
: ***a small circular crown of Princess
: Christian was the only one in the exhibition
: that were consisted of turquoises where were
: alternated with "very fine diamonds on
: raised points."
: ***Headgear of the Duchess of Albany was
: made of "quadruple rows of diamonds
: surmounted in front by a half sun."
: ***Princess Alexander of Teck's tiara had
: "slanted wheat ears formed of diamonds
: in a curious old setting and meeting in
: (I have seen a picture of her wearing this
: one on-line and in some Library of Congress
: newspapers. Naturally, I could not be able
: to post a newspaper photo right now, due to
: the photobucket issues).
: ***It said the crown of Mary (consort of
: King James II of England) was re-made (after
: the commonwealth destroyed the original
: Regalia items) with jewels from various
: goldsmith shops of London and "was
: fashioned as closely as possible after the
: records of the pattern of that worn by
: Editha in the Old Saxon days. No less sum
: than $450,000 was spent upon her dress and
: mantle, some of these will be used over
: again in Queen Mary's crown next June."
: (This last named Mary was the consort of
: King George V).
: My note: that's all for now. Might find some
: other interesting pieces of news about the
: jewels to post here.