Thank to you (once again) : I can now clearly understand the collection of turquoise owned by the NRF.
certainly the most important of all the European royal families.
The Gloucester may have the second one.
Franck, this is a list I have of the major turquoise pieces in the NRF. Turquoise was also worn by CP Martha and Princess Ingeborg, some pieces might be from the Swedish side of the family.
Queen Alexandra's diamond and turquoise circlet tiara, probably a birthday gift from Edward VII to his wife in 1902. Currently worn by Princess Astrid.
A diamond and turquoise aigrette, a wedding gift to Maud from Baron and Baroness de Hirsch in 1896. Current whereabouts unknown.
21 alternative diamond and turquoise terminals, a wedding gift from Maud’s siblings in 1896. The terminals were later given as a wedding gift from Queen Maud and King Haakon to CP Martha in 1929, together with a pair of diamond and turquoise earrings. Currently worn by Princess Astrid.
A diamond and turquoise necklace, a wedding gift to Maud from Queen Victoria's Household in 1896. Current whereabouts unknown.
King George V reportedly gave his sister "an antique turquoise necklace" when she turned 60 in 1929. (I have no idea what it looks like).
A Cartier diamond, pearl and turquoise sautoir given to Queen Maud during a state visit to France in 1907. Possibly reset as a necklace and two bracelets by Princess Astrid.
Queen Maud's diamond and turquoise choker. Probably the choker worn by Princess Astrid as GalP recently posted a photo of.
A three-strand turquoise necklace/choker with matching earrings, currently worn by Queen Sonja.
A gold and tiny turquoise set (chain, bracelet, and earrings), currently worn by Queen Sonja.
The late Princess Ragnhild was also photographed wearing a long diamond and turquoise chain.
A diamond and turquoise bow brooch with pendant, currently worn by Princess Astrid.
It could be the wedding gift to Maud from Sir Thomas and Lady Lucas, but there are discrepancies in the 1896 news reports.
A diamond, pearl and turquoise brooch set in gold, currently worn by Princess Astrid.
A diamond and turquoise five-point star brooch, currently worn by Princess Astrid.
The provenance has been a «never ending story» on RJOTWMB
A round diamond and turquoise pendant/brooch, currently worn by Queen Sonja.
It could be the wedding gift to Maud from Mr. and Mrs Oppenheim, but there are discrepancies in the 1896 news reports.
A large turquoise surrounded by diamonds with an amethyst pin, currently worn by Queen Sonja.
A gold bangle with a diamond and turquoise, a wedding gift to Maud from GD Alexander and GD Xenia of Russia in 1896, currently worn by Queen Sonja.
A gold bangle with a turquoise surrounded with diamonds, currently worn by Queen Sonja.
Diamond and turquoise button earrings, currently worn by Queen Sonja.
CP Martha’s long diamond and turquoise earrings, current whereabouts unknown.
Several smaller turquoise earrings, bracelets and rings have been worn by Queen Sonja, CP Mette-Marit and Princess Astrid...
I did find this post very interesting :
Apparently, Princess Astrid wore Queen Maud's turquoise choker.
I would like to understand the collection of turquoise currently owned (or not) by Queen Maud and the Royal family of Norway.
This collection seems so huge ! Maybe the most important of all the royal families (with the Gloucester).
Thank you so much,