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Old 07-11-2011, 01:03 AM
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My favorite tiara she's worn is the Cambridge.Here is the history of it:

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Old 08-03-2011, 11:01 PM
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What do you mean buried? As in shovel, dirt, ashes to ashes? And if so, have they been recovered? NUTS I tell you, absolutely certifiable.
Unfortunately, I actually read that book by Simone Simmons and IIRC, and I'm 99.9% sure that I do - it was an amethyst said by Simmons to have recently been given to Diana by an admirer for Diana to make a piece of jewellery with.
Whether or not it is true, (and there's plenty of room for doubt, here, to say the least), Simmons never said it was the Saudi sapphire and the other events surrounding the stone as Simmons described them would categorically rule that particular sapphire out.

On the other hand, the Princess did have a mischievous side to her, and if it were an amethyst and she disliked the donor, I don't think it's impossible that she did what Simmons alleges. Some amethysts are very inexpensive and in Paul Burrell's book, he writes about the Princess asking his younger son to wash her crystals at the Burrell's home. Crystals, mind you, not precious stones!

On a more serious note, does anyone here know the provenance and also what became of the glorious opal centred six-strand choker Diana wore to the State Opening of Parliament in 1981? (It's the same one she was famously photographed sleeping in, when she wore the off-the-shoulder Bellville Sassoon "fairy tale" gown the night before her pregnancy with William was announced.) I have never seen photos of her wearing it after 1981 and it did not go on the tours of Australia/New Zealand and Canada in 1983. Either Menkes or Fields had a line or two that it had been borrowed along with the matching bracelet, but they have each been wrong about other jewels and it seems strange that we know so little about it.

That choker was my favourite of all the necklaces the Princess ever wore and I would have loved to see her in it much more. Any information will be much appreciated! Thank you!
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Old 08-05-2011, 12:46 AM
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Could we go back to focusing on Diana's jewels? This is about the millionth time the Diana/Camilla jewels argument has been brought up. I do remember that beautiful choker Diana wore when she was newly married and in the famous "sleeping " picture. I'll have to look again in my Diana books as it seems that was the last time she wore the choker unless I'm wrong.
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Old 08-05-2011, 10:31 AM
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Yes, I don't know why but yet another attempted hijack of a thread to rehash the marriage and apportion blame, blah blah.
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Old 08-05-2011, 10:56 AM
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Could we go back to focusing on Diana's jewels? This is about the millionth time the Diana/Camilla jewels argument has been brought up. I do remember that beautiful choker Diana wore when she was newly married and in the famous "sleeping " picture. I'll have to look again in my Diana books as it seems that was the last time she wore the choker unless I'm wrong.
I don't remember seeing it again either. It was a beautiful piece!
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Old 08-06-2011, 12:08 AM
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Here is a pictures of the Princess of Wales wearing the Saudi sapphires. This photo was taken in Washington D.C. a month after the divorce; what's interesting is that she wore her engagement ring to match with the sapphires. Though you can't see the ring in this photo
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Old 08-06-2011, 07:17 AM
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If I remember correctly Diana was asked why she was wearing her engagement ring and she said because it is a beautiful ring, but sadly I don't recall her wearing it again after that. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
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Old 08-11-2011, 10:19 AM
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I`VE NEVER READ ABOUT THIS AND I`VE NEVER SEEN THIS JEWELS OF DIANA... I FOUND THIS INFORMATION IN THIS BLOG Princess Diana

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Charm Bracelet
Diana received this bracelet as a gift from Prince Charles. For the first 10 years of their marriage, Charles gave Diana a different charm to add to the bracelet. He gave her a “W” in 1982 for William’s birth and an “H” in 1984 for Harry’s birth. Other charms he gave her included a pair of ballet shoes because of her love of ballet and dream of being a dancer, a tennis racket because tennis was her favorite sport, a polo cap representing her love of polo, a miniature St. Paul’s Cathedral to represent where they were married, a teddy bear because of her love of them, an apple for her love of Manhattan, and a pig which was most likely a private joke. Diana rarely or never wore this bracelet in public because it was a precious reminder to her of the good times in their marriage.
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Old 08-11-2011, 10:29 AM
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MORE ARTICLES ABOUT THE HISTORY BEHIND THE DIANA`S JEWELS!

Princess Diana — Diana’s Jewels
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Diana's jewels were covered in her divorce agreement. The royal pieces she received from The Queen as wedding gifts were hers to keep for her lifetime, on condition they could never be lent or sold. In the event of her death, the agreement stated the royal jewels would pass to Prince William for his future wife.

All of her other jewels, including the Saudi wedding suite and the Omani sapphires, were her personal property and were left under her Will to William and Harry. The royal pieces were returned to The Queen as she was still living and the jewels belonged to her.
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I've always wondered if the Princess retained the POW pendent.
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Old 08-21-2011, 04:10 AM
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If your luck would depend on jewellery, Diana would have been one of the luckiest women in the world :-) I am a big fan of saphire,they also looked great on Diana just like the pearls and diamonds she was wearing....
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This photo appears to be taken from 95-97 she is wearing the POW pendent.
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I had heard, and apologies if this is incorrect or mere speculation, that Harry inherited the bulk of Diana's jewelry since William would have access to the vast collection of the Crown jewels as future monarch. So I don't know if this was an equal division of property between the two princes.
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That's what I heard as well, I believe Harry even got the engagement ring which William had to 'ask' for when giving it to Catherine.
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I had heard, and apologies if this is incorrect or mere speculation, that Harry inherited the bulk of Diana's jewelry since William would have access to the vast collection of the Crown jewels as future monarch. So I don't know if this was an equal division of property between the two princes.
I heard that too, which is why I was surprised when Kate was given Diana's engagement ring. I wish I could find the source of that info.
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Old 11-09-2011, 02:11 PM
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I heard that too, which is why I was surprised when Kate was given Diana's engagement ring. I wish I could find the source of that info.
Diana's will had no provisions for jewelry. Her sons I inherited her estate (money and personal belongings) 50/50. Her will is available to see on the Internet.

A few months after she died, both boys returned to their mother's home in Kensington Palace and they picked mementos to remember her by. Harry chose the sapphire engagement ring and William chose the 18KYG Cartier Tank Francaise watch. This info from Paul Burrell who accompanied the boys when they went to each room and chose other things they wanted to bring to their father's home. Even though Harry selected the ring, technically, both William and Harry inherited the ring.

Since Kate is now wearing the ring, I think it's okay to say that both sons discussed who would get the ring and William did.
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The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: Readers' Top 15 Tiaras: #13. The Spencer Tiara

The Spencer Tiara is one of my favorites of all time.It's elegant,timeless,regal,beautiful,whimsical,and magical.It's a very fairy tale like tiara,that's why it's one of my favorites!
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I agree. Very beautiful.
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