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Old 11-01-2009, 11:52 AM
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I like Diana's pearl set so much. She looks stunning in every single picture. The golden bracelet & ring are both very beautiful as well. Thanks for sharing them!
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Old 11-01-2009, 12:06 PM
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I know that she wasn't allowed to accept this suite of diamonds from Collingwood, but I think she looked amazing in them. They were just beautiful--and she could've put that necklace on a tiara frame and had another fairly lightweight tiara (the Lover's Knot gave her headaches it was so heavy):
http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/vogue/126-1.jpg

http://dianasjewels.net/Earrings/dia...engagement.jpg
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Old 11-01-2009, 12:45 PM
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Thanks for sharing the pics, Jcbcode99! I love this set, it has such a delicate design! It really stands out.

Another beautiful set:

http://gen.culpepper.com/historical/images/diana.jpg
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Old 11-01-2009, 01:52 PM
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Surely sapphires? The necklace looks absolutely gorgeous IMO. The tiara has a nice design as well.
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Old 11-01-2009, 02:21 PM
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Saudi sapphires she received as a wedding gift; the tiara is a family piece--the Spencer tiara--still in the Spencer family. She was allowed to borrow it when she wanted, but it wasnt' hers.
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Thank you very much for the information, jcbcode99! The Spencers own quite a few lovely pieces!
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Old 11-01-2009, 04:23 PM
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It has been confirmed by a most reliable source on the Royal Jewels MB who works for the Royal Collections that the frequently discussed Prince of Wales Feathers’ pendant with emerald drop worn by Princess Diana and the Duchess of Cornwall are indeed one and the same piece.

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Old 11-01-2009, 04:46 PM
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This is very interesting! Does anyone know if there are more jewels worn by both women?
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Old 11-01-2009, 05:03 PM
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It has been confirmed by a most reliable source on the Royal Jewels MB who works for the Royal Collections that the frequently discussed Prince of Wales Feathers’ pendant with emerald drop worn by Princess Diana and the Duchess of Cornwall are indeed one and the same piece.

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I have come to learn that if either Boffer or Nellie state something, it is true. I am surprised, though, to learn that there was only one pendant. However, it is an historic piece and should not be soley associated with Diana, who was just one Princess of Wales who wore it. Camilla is the current Princess of Wales although she declines use of the title--it is within her role to wear that pendant when she so desires.
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Old 11-01-2009, 05:21 PM
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I have come to learn that if either Boffer or Nellie state something, it is true.
Hardly; but Boffer has the best connections in this case, and I do not remember him deciding to share any information which turned out to be wrong in retrospect.
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I am surprised, though, to learn that there was only one pendant.
Actually, I'm not. The further the discussion went, the more apparent it became that it was either one piece or two completely identical ones, and the latter possibility did not make that much sense IMHO - neither historically nor technically in terms of craftsmanship.
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However, it is an historic piece and should not be soley associated with Diana, who was just one Princess of Wales who wore it. Camilla is the current Princess of Wales although she declines use of the title--it is within her role to wear that pendant when she so desires.
Absolutely correct.
The whole Camilla vs. Diana debate has been a severe handicap in the discussion of this piece for the longest time, and hopefully it does not enter into it again now.
If it could be attributed to any individual, then this would have to be neither the late Princess of Wales nor the Duchess of Cornwall, but Princess Alexandra of Denmark, its first wearer.
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Janet, I am sorry but in my opinion it is in the worst possible taste, given the depth of the jewel case that Camilla has at her fingertips, for her to wear a piece so associated with Diana...
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Old 11-02-2009, 01:51 AM
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I see nothing wrong with Camilla wearing this lovely piece, as stated above, it is worn by the Princess of Wales and that is what Camilla is now. I would rather have beautiful pieces of jewelry worn than collect dust and moulder in some vault. It's funny that when the Duchess of Cornwall wears the jewelry of the late QEQM, there isn't any fuss and so it shouldn't be with pieces Diana has worn especially since they come from the Royal Collection and are not her personal jewelry which was dealt with after her death. Whew, that's all I'm going to say on the subject and I'm glad that Boffer cleared up the debate.
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In the first pic she wears Chanel false jewels,but these are lovely earrings
She was very fond of using false jewels,but she always chose exquisite false jewels..
I like specially the purse and ring of the last two pics I selected I love these earrings specially,the pearl ones of first pic ,and the wonderful earrings of last pic and the costume jewelry of the second pic.Thanks maryamj
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Old 11-02-2009, 07:36 AM
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I did like the fact that Diana wore costume jewelry at times. It seems as if alot of Cprincesses do that now days, but Diana was one of the trend starters yet again!
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In the first pic she wears Chanel false jewels,but these are lovely earrings
She was very fond of using false jewels,but she always chose exquisite false jewels...I like specially the purse and ring of the last two pics I selected
The aquamarine ring as well as the bracelet are not costume jewelry but the 'real thing'.
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The aquamarine ring as well as the bracelet are not costume jewelry but the 'real thing'.
Yes of course,I meant costume jewelry to the first pic of Chanel.I never said the last pics were false jewels,on the contrary....
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Old 11-02-2009, 09:10 PM
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Hardly; but Boffer has the best connections in this case, and I do not remember him deciding to share any information which turned out to be wrong in retrospect. Actually, I'm not. The further the discussion went, the more apparent it became that it was either one piece or two completely identical ones, and the latter possibility did not make that much sense IMHO - neither historically nor technically in terms of craftsmanship.Absolutely correct.
I am surprised that you say that Boris. The last time this came up I had posted an article about Camilla wearing this piece and was roundly flamed as 'Camilla would never do that..and we have established that they are 2 different jewels'. It always seemed to me that 'the 2' were identical.
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Janet, I am sorry but in my opinion it is in the worst possible taste, given the depth of the jewel case that Camilla has at her fingertips, for her to wear a piece so associated with Diana...
But, the piece was not Diana's--it is a piece which belongs to the Princess of Wales. Diana wasn't the only Princess of Wales. And, while Diana wore the piece often, I'm sure I would say that it was associated only with her. That's pretty much ignoring some significant jewel history! It's not as if Camilla is wearing her engagement ring or the Cambridge Lover's Knot tiara--those are pieces associated dramatically with her.
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I am surprised that you say that Boris. The last time this came up I had posted an article about Camilla wearing this piece and was roundly flamed as 'Camilla would never do that..and we have established that they are 2 different jewels'. It always seemed to me that 'the 2' were identical.
Same over here.
Frankly, I had gotten tired of discussing the issue here on the TRF after realizing the very personal tone of some posts, and seeing that some posters went as far as offering false descriptions of the piece in order to 'firmly establish' the myth that there are two.

The only difference in the handling of the piece regarding Princess Diana and the Duchess of Cornwall is that the Royal Collections and its stipulations first came into effect after Diana's death.
The Prince of Wales pendant can indeed be considered a gift to Diana upon marriage, which as a gift naturally remained physically with her after the divorce and until her death. Most probably, it would have stayed with her whether Prince Charles had remarried or not, along with the other royal pieces she had been given.
But with Diana deceased, the pendant reverted to Prince Charles and was subsequently made a part of the Royal Collections; it is not his personal property either.
For the Duchess of Cornwall, it was never a gift - legally, it's simply a piece from the Royal Collections she is entitled to wear, and she chooses to do so, no matter whether it used to be part of Princess Diana's jewelry.
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