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Before or After – Norwegian Emerald Tiara

Back in the Cameo Defense Post, we discussed briefly the Norwegian Emerald Tiara and the fan shaped elements that replaced the pear shaped emeralds that were removed to make earrings. It made me think...which is better, before or after? Before After I prefer the original, as I think the pear emeralds balance out the honking… Continue reading Before or After – Norwegian Emerald Tiara

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Random Royaling – Queen Sonja Werks It and Celebrates

She turned 82 last week, which is sort of unbelievable if you follow her activities. In the past five days alone Sonja visited the Helgeland Festival, attended the opening of the 818 foot rock stairs called Helgelandstrappa, and appeared the official opening of The Lofoten International Chamber Music Festival. Red and white were the order… Continue reading Random Royaling – Queen Sonja Werks It and Celebrates

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In Defense of the Tiara – Modern Gold Tiara

After yesterday's fun with orange jewels (thanks OC!!), we're heading up to Scandinavia for this installment, taking a trip into Norway's vault for the Modern Gold Tiara. This was a gift to Queen Sonja from King Harald in 1997 for her 60th birthday. It's designed as strips of gold, with diamonds interspersed and an interchangeable… Continue reading In Defense of the Tiara – Modern Gold Tiara

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Pearl Necklaces–A reader request

As requested by reader Orangemily, a look at some of the many pearl necklaces of the royal ladies.  We will stick with our leading ladies for now.  Queen Elizabeth II Let's start with Elizabeth II and her many, many necklaces.  The best source of information about Betty's three strand pearl necklaces comes from Her Majesty's… Continue reading Pearl Necklaces–A reader request