Re: Queen Alexandra. Irish pearl brooch
Posted by Lorenzo on July 31, 2017, 1:53 am, in reply to "Queen Alexandra. Irish pearl brooch"
In the first two pictures, queen Alexandra seems to be wearing a portrait of King Edward VII, it's not a pearl. |
: I recently found some intriguing information
: about a brooch given to Queen Alexandra by
: Lady Dudley in 1903.
: The brooch is said to have contained a large
: freshwater pearl found on the west coast of
: Ireland, and was set with diamonds and
: peridots (although a few reports said
: There are numerous reports, over several
: years, in the media about this brooch, and
: it became clear to me that one of the goals
: behind this was to increase awareness of and
: interest in Irish pearls. The end result was
: that circa 1906 Irish pearls were said to
: have become very popular in jewellery.
: During the same period the press reported
: extensively on Queen Alexandra's use of
: Irish poplin and Irish lace in her various
: Below are a couple of descriptions of the
: The brooch seems to have had a crown with
: the pearl as a pendant, although other
: reports suggest that the periods formed
: I have not been able to find any photos of
: Queen Alexandra wearing a brooch which would
: fit this description. The only large pearl
: which I am aware that Queen Alexandra wore,
: which may be a large fresh water pearl, is
: the pendant which she wore to the Fife
: wedding and occasionally during the day time
: -- but the setting does not have any
: diamonds or peridots, although it is
: possible that the brooch was reset.
: It would be wonderful if someone could find
: a photo of Queen Alexandra wearing a brooch
: which matched the description.