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Old 10-22-2011, 10:14 AM
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Since Catherine seems to favour V neck dresses, both daytime and evening wear, she would need a string with a pendant of some kind to pull it into a V or it would look "off". (And no, she cannot have La Peregrina!)

Why not? It's going up for sale on Dec. 13!


But pearls are so often worn by older women, yet they are said to look their best with young women. At one time, a string of pearls was considered the ideal gift for a girl making her debut into society. And for weddings of course.
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Yes, pearls were definitely de rigueur for young ladies of society; nothing completed an outfit other than a strand of pearls. The two monarchs who really loved their pearls and wore them in abundance were Cleopatra and Elizabeth I. Hopefully we'll see a strand on Kate sometime soon.

And ladies, I'm saving up my pennies for La Peregrina so watch out!
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Ha! I'm saving up for the Prince of Wales feathers brooch! So there!!
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And ladies, I'm saving up my pennies for La Peregrina so watch out!

That's going to take a lot of pennies!
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Agreed, a lot of pennies and pounds but La Peregrina pearls are absolutely beautiful. No wonder they were part of the late Elizabeth Taylor's jewel collection. She wore them extremely well too. Pearls always were and always will be the height of total sophistication and elegance. The right pearl necklace will look just superb on Kate.
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Old 10-27-2011, 09:24 AM
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For her first solo engagement yesterday, The Duchess of Cambridge wore the diamond earrings and bracelet previously seen on the trip to North America earlier this year.


Hair Royal Highness: Kate gets weft hair extensions for her first solo outing | Mail Online
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Old 10-27-2011, 09:38 AM
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I love that earrings and bracelet, and I love how they look on her!
Unfortunately I've never seen detailed photos of them.
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The diamond earring and bracelet are absolutely beautiful on Kate. Glad to see she is wearing them again so soon after her North America trip. She just has a knack of choosing the right pieces and wearing them to perfection.
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I love that earrings and bracelet, and I love how they look on her!
Unfortunately I've never seen detailed photos of them.
The earrings have been used on multiple occassions, including the wedding of Zara and Mike, and in Canada. You may find the pictures in the appropriate threads.
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Old 10-27-2011, 09:45 AM
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That is indeed a beautiful set and I'm so glad to see Kate wearing those pieces again and wearing her hair pulled back so they're noticeable. I think those earrings are an art deco design.
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I agree the earrings most definitely have an art deco touch. I was always thinking it could be one of the late Queen Mother's pieces but just speculation of course ;-)
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The earrings have been used on multiple occassions, including the wedding of Zara and Mike, and in Canada. You may find the pictures in the appropriate threads.
Thank you Muriel! I've just found a photo of the duchess at Zara's wedding, and I've seen that the earrings are really gorgeous!
I agree with you Kit, they certainly have an art deco touch (but they could have been made recently using the art deco style, maybe they are not royal family heirlooms).
I'd like to see Kate wearing her wedding earrings, but I feel they are reserved for tiara events matching the Halo tiara (we have seen the earrings only during her wedding, and she has worn all her other pieces of jewellery multiple times).
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Old 10-27-2011, 04:22 PM
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Just noted that the Palace announced that what looked like the attachment portion of weft extensions is instead a scar from a surgery during the D o C's childhood.
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There's more discussion about that in the DoCam eveningwear thread.
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The bracelet and earrings that the Duchess wore for her first solo engagement are simply gorgeous. They're not gaudy or ostentatious, just like her.
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I would love to know more about that gorgeous bracelet!
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I would love to know more about that gorgeous bracelet!
Absolutely. There are some serious diamonds on it.
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I had read in one of the papers at the time Kate wore the bracelet at the BAFTA event that it was her own personal property. But one wonders if that's just speculation and if she received that and the earrings as wedding gifts.
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I had read in one of the papers at the time Kate wore the bracelet at the BAFTA event that it was her own personal property. But one wonders if that's just speculation and if she received that and the earrings as wedding gifts.
My sense is that this is all just speculation. AFAIK, the source of the bracelet and earrings is not really known at this stage and they really do not appear to be a "set" to me.
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The earrings and bracelet look very similar to me, if they are not the same set then I do believe they must come from the same jeweler.
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