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heavyarethecrowns:

Personal Collection of Queen Elizabeth II
The Vladimir Tiara
Brought from Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia. The tiara was sold to Queen Mary along with a diamond riviere for a price of £28,000 (£984,200).
The tiara had been smuggled out of Russia by a British diplomat during the 1917 revolution. Over the years Grand Duchess Elena sold various pieces of jewellery from her personal collection; as a refugee, she had to sell the pieces to support her family and various charities.
Queen Mary had the tiara adapted to accommodate the attachment of fifteen of the Cambridge cabochon emeralds. The original Teardrop pearls, originally in the Vladimir Tiara, could be replaced easily as an alternative to the emeralds.
Queen Elizabeth II inherited the piece directly from her grandmother Queen Mary and wears it either with the pearls, the emeralds or ‘naked’ without either pearls. 

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heavyarethecrowns:

Personal Collection of Queen Elizabeth II

The Vladimir Tiara

Brought from Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia. The tiara was sold to Queen Mary along with a diamond riviere for a price of £28,000 (£984,200).

The tiara had been smuggled out of Russia by a British diplomat during the 1917 revolution. Over the years Grand Duchess Elena sold various pieces of jewellery from her personal collection; as a refugee, she had to sell the pieces to support her family and various charities.

Queen Mary had the tiara adapted to accommodate the attachment of fifteen of the Cambridge cabochon emeralds. The original Teardrop pearls, originally in the Vladimir Tiara, could be replaced easily as an alternative to the emeralds.

Queen Elizabeth II inherited the piece directly from her grandmother Queen Mary and wears it either with the pearls, the emeralds or ‘naked’ without either pearls. 

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ready4royalty:

R4R Photo Spotlight: Silvia’s Tiaras

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ready4royalty:

graceandfamily:

Promotional photo of “To Cath A Thief”.

Grace the Goddess 

royaland:

ready4royalty:

graceandfamily:

Promotional photo of “To Cath A Thief”.

Grace the Goddess 

“Don’t be afraid of death, Winnie. Be afraid of the unlived life.” - Tuck Everlasting (2002)

daeneryscatgaryen:

The Art of Disney Golden Books (x)

I JUST BOUGHT THE MERIDA ONE YESTERDAY

My top 10 favorite royal engagement outfits:

10. Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie

9. Queen Maxima

8. Crown Princess Victoria 

7. Princess Charlene

6. Princess Grace

5. Queen Elizabeth II

4. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge 

3. Princess Madeleine’s second outfit

2. Princess Madeleine’s first outfit

1. Crown Princess Mary    

bluepueblo:

Blue Dusk, Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
photo via stay

bluepueblo:

Blue Dusk, Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

photo via stay

gemdoyle:

We sprawl out in the grass, heads together, like a great windmill. And we lie like this for a long time, I think, holding each other’s hands, feeling our friendship in thumbs and fingers, in the sure, solid warmth of skin […] - A Great and Terrible Beauty