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Old 11-10-2011, 08:26 PM
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That is some beautiful jewelry pieces. She looks wonderful, as usual.
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I wonder if those earrings were Charles' token of appreciation for Kate's impromptu hostessing duties at CH. Just speculating.....

ETA - a poster on another forum speculated that these earrings could have been a wedding gift from the Queen, possibly a part of the Greville estate which is known to have many art-deco jewels. We can only speculate, but they definitely do have the AD design.
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Old 11-10-2011, 09:46 PM
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I love her hair as she wears it tonight: down and swooped smoothly on one side and pinned back on the other. Very dramatic and beautiful -- and it gave us a good look at some lovely earrings we have not seen her wear before. The bracelet is her now-standard evening dress-up fare that we saw at the BAFTA dinner and when she substituted recently for The Prince of Wales.
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Old 11-10-2011, 11:05 PM
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I could be wrong but those earrings look a lot like a pair that the Princess Royal wore in 1973 for an official portrait, paired with the Scroll Tiara.Princess Anne - a portrait | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
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I think if you look closely, Kate's earrings have a flat paddle-like effect while Anne's is more of a single drop style. There is a difference, but it's hard to see Anne's earrings clearly. What a knockout she was in her younger days, BTW.
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love the new earrings. Art deco's lool, perfect with the type of dress she choose.
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Totally goregous earring I really wnat to own them .... beautiful.
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I love those earrings.
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Old 11-11-2011, 07:03 AM
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I love Kate's new earrings, they are really stunning, in absolute the best pair she's ever worn.
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I wonder if those earrings were Charles' token of appreciation for Kate's impromptu hostessing duties at CH. Just speculating.....

ETA - a poster on another forum speculated that these earrings could have been a wedding gift from the Queen, possibly a part of the Greville estate which is known to have many art-deco jewels. We can only speculate, but they definitely do have the AD design.
Looking at both - bracelet and earings - I am wondering a little bit. Both have a touch of Art Deco - but with this geometrical design, they could also be quite new. (that's the lovely thing about art deco pieces ). Whatsoever - I am thrilled that the DoC (Cambridge) is starting to use some of the bigger pieces. Maybe she was following our board discussions?
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I know Michelle posted this earlier, but here's the same photo with closeups of the earrings at the bottom.

http://www.pricescope.com/forum/down...1009ed89b3ac29

And I know you'll probably think I'm way out in left field, but I immediately thought of the quintessential example of art deco architecture when I saw these earrings: the Chrysler Building in New York. The inverted central part of the earrings just seemed to emulate the outline of the building (sans antennae). What do you think?

http://newconstructionmanhattan.com/...New_York_2.jpg
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I'm thinking a chandelier style? Very pretty. I wish she would put her hair up.
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Definitely in agreement about the hair; if Kate put it up in a Grecian style to emulate the style of the dress, she'd have looked extremely sophisticated and those earrings would have been brilliantly displayed.
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Those look like new earrings, very art deco. I personally think they are very pretty and they do look good on Kate.
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someone posted this on a fb fanpage called "what kate wore" - very interesting the earrings really appear to be the same ....
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Similar earrings, via a blog comment from 'French Girl,' they are part of a 2010 blog post previewing an upcoming vintage jewelry trunk show. To see the entire post: Metier: Estate Jewelry Trunk Show Preview
Just click on the link in the post, it is really incredible how similar the earrings look ...
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I think it would be really cool if Kate's earrings were paste. Real princesses don't need diamonds!
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Old 11-11-2011, 01:59 PM
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But is she a real princess would be the appropriate question to this statement ;-) Technically she is Princess William and not Princess Catherine ... Sorry I couldn't resist ;-)
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Yes, Kate is a princess and is ranked as such, but is styled as the Duchess of Cambridge rather than Princess William.

And, Kit, I have to agree about the earrings; they look amazingly like Kate's from what I can see from her photos. Really lovely detail. And one of us lucky ladies can buy the paste version for $775 US!
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I know Michelle posted this earlier, but here's the same photo with closeups of the earrings at the bottom.

http://www.pricescope.com/forum/down...1009ed89b3ac29

And I know you'll probably think I'm way out in left field, but I immediately thought of the quintessential example of art deco architecture when I saw these earrings: the Chrysler Building in New York. The inverted central part of the earrings just seemed to emulate the outline of the building (sans antennae). What do you think?

http://newconstructionmanhattan.com/...New_York_2.jpg
Oh yes, I see what you mean. Perhaps we should name this pair her Art Deco diamond drop earrings. They do need a name to distinguish them from the other diamond drop pair. Any other suggestions?
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