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Re: Queen Alexandra as Princess of Wales/ Kent Amethyst /Sapphires or Crown Rubies???
Edited by Dave on December 21, 2021, 12:12 pm
Hi J-F, if you check on RJoTWMB, (Royal Jewels of the World Message board) you will see the link posted by Aleynd where the link shows a picture of QV wearing the Amethyst necklace and its other peices at the Wedding of either one of her daughters or granddaughters. Some time ago I had brooched this topic on this board with the same heading but no one apart from Knightship hinted that they were the Amethyst set. I had placed the options of the stones being sapphires, the Crown Rubies or Amethyst as I could not have been sure myself, but now that you have mentioned the discarded opals I wonder if same could have been the ones on the skirt of Queen Alexandra. I am leaning to the stones being the Amethyst though especially if one looks at the first colored stone after the bow brooch you can depict that it is shaped as the Amethyst brooch. I'll post a picture of the brooch when I get around to it.
What a FA-BU-LOUS find Dave !!!!
Its making my year !!!
Oh My God... A photographic evidence of 2 rarely seen Queen Victoria's jewels worn by Queen Alexandra !!
Before Queen Elizabeth II wearing the Kent amethyst parure, no photographic evidence of it being worn.
Same think for the swag pearl and diamond brooch, no photographic evidence before Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother wore it !!!
I think we can hope that more photos like that still exist.
I would like to see:
-Photo of Queen Victoria's opal parure (now the Crown ruby parure being worn by Queen Alexandra or Queen Mary...
-Photo of Queen Victoria's sapphire parure worn between the death of the Queen and the wedding of Mary, The Princess Royal.
-Photo of Queen Victoria's mother, in gala dress with jewels
For the jeweled belt worn at The Waverley Ball by Queen Alexandra, I think its simply paste.
Thanks again !