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hookeremerald  asked:

This is a very weird question, but, do you have any crowns or jewelry on your repertoire that are shaped with hexagons or that have hexagon-shaped jewels? I haven't found many, only a tiara from Cartier, a tiara belonging to royalty of a norse country, and an amethyst necklace belonging to the former empress of Russia (I think). Thanks in advance, even if you can't help with my weird request 66

As long as it’s about tiaras it’s not a weird question here.

The first tiara I thought of was this one by Chaumet.  It was made in 2011 as part of the ‘Bee My Love’ collection.  As you can imagine there were a lot of hexagons in that collection.

Margaret Greville’s Honeycomb Tiara was made by Boucheron in 1921 and is currently being worn by the Duchess of Cornwall.

Princess Lalla Salma of Morocco’s wedding parure is almost entirely hexagons.  It was made by Chaumet in 2002.  She wore a different tiara with the rest of the parure on her wedding day but we were treated to her wearing the tiara later.

Barbara Hutton’s Emerald Tiara features a huge hexagonal emerald.  It was made by Cartier in 1947 and the emeralds used to belong to Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia.

The Hesketh Aquamarine Tiara has hexagonal aquamarines at the center of each cluster.  It was made by Cartier and belonged to Chistian McEwen, Lady Hesketh.

I think the amethyst necklace you’re talking about is the one that belonged to Queen Alexandra of the United Kingdom and was probably a gift from her brother-in-law, Tsar Alexander III of Russia. Supposedly it can be worn as a tiara but I’ve never seen it used that way.

I didn’t realize how many tiaras featured hexagons.  Was the Cartier tiara you mentioned one of these?  Also, you’re going to have to tell me the hexagon tiara that belongs to Nordic royalty because I cannot think of it and it will drive me crazy.

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I just want to talk about female directors as well: Gina Prince-Bythewood, Amma Asante — we have to celebrate these women. [Selma] is about embracing the vote, utilizing the vote. Support these women, vote for them at the box office

David Oyelowo accepting the NAACP IMAGE Award for Best Actor for Selma

David Oyelowo directed by women filmography

Circles dir. Sonia Castang - 2001
Tomorrow La Scala! dir. Francesca Joseph - 2002
Shoot the Messenger dir.  Ngozi Onwurah - 2006
Rage dir. Sally Potter - 2009
96 Minutes dir. Aimee Lagos - 2011
Middle of Nowhere dir. Ava DuVernay - 2012
Selma dir. Ava DuVernay - 2014
9 Kisses dir. Elaine Constantine - 2014
Five Nights in Main dir. Maris Curran - 2015
Nina dir. Cynthia Mort - 2015
Queen of Katwe dir. Mira Nair - 2016
A United Kingdom dir. Amma Asante - 2016
August 28th: A Day In the Life of a People - Ava DuVernay - 2016
Untitled Hurricane Katrina Project dir. Ava DuVernay - ????

Queen Anne pistols

Manufactured in England c.late 18th century - serial numbers 1 and 2.
.62 caliber ball, single-shot ‘boxlock’ flintlock with screw-on barrels, belt hooks.
I wonder why we see so few Queen Anne type loading system applied to percussion locks. I feel like it would work just as well as with this here flintlock piece.

anonymous asked:

Are natural pearls used in any modern pieces?

The only modern tiara I can think of that uses natural instead of cultured pearls is a tiara made by Cartier in 2014 that uses an antique piece of jewellery.  It features a 166.18 grain, drop shaped, natural pearl that belonged to Queen Mary of the United Kingdom.  She gave the pearl to her only daughter Princess Mary, Countess of Harewood who in turn gave it to her oldest son, George Lascelles.  The Harewood family sold the pearl to Cartier who used it to create this beautiful tiara.  I find this piece especially interesting due to the unique sliding mechanism Cartier created to turn the tiara into a necklace and back again.  The smaller colored pearls are of course cultured and the large natural pearl can be removed to be worn as a pendant.