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Old 12-20-2011, 08:59 AM
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It might be a very stupid question, or already answered, but is it any special reason why Kate never wears a tiara (out of her wedding).
After the wedding she didn't attended at any white tie banquet, state banquet or similar event. BRF's members wear tiaras only at such occasions. Maybe Diamond Jubilee next year will be a chance to see Kate with tiara on her head.

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I have a feeling that this necklace is convertable as well. I also wonder if the ruby diamond flowers are removeable? That way she could wear pearls or diamonds or whatever with this piece, now that would be fantastic! Just a thought. Love the new pieces and I too would have loved to have seen her hair pulled back a bit to show off them even more.
Would be nice if flowers could be replaced by something different. I like this necklace but small flowers are a little hmmm... too girly . I don't know, something is 'off'. Solid rocks would be better for me. Anyway glad to see Kate with some nice jewels, hope she'll wear it more often.
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Old 12-20-2011, 09:27 AM
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Hmm...the necklace looks much better from a distance.
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v Duchess of Cambridge diamond & ruby necklace and bracelet, December 2011
"wedding gift from a family friend"
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Old 12-20-2011, 09:34 AM
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I tend to agree with you, but at least it's a larger piece in terms of the size of the necklace, not the stones.
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Old 12-20-2011, 09:36 AM
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Still, if someone wanted to give me one for Christmas I wouldn't turn my nose up at it.
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Well, Uncle Gary does have some taste in jewelry. Modern, not too expensive (little stones), but with a lot of oomph!
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Was Uncle Gary the gifter, do we know? I just read "family friend," but then this might be deliberately vague. Would be nice if he bought the Portland Tiara for her as well.
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Old 12-20-2011, 10:05 AM
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A pity to wear such a nice jewel and to ahve all that hair around ! She sohuld have tied up her hair !
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Old 12-20-2011, 10:06 AM
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This is beautiful diamond and ruby necklace and bracelet
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Old 12-20-2011, 10:53 AM
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I's speculate it came from William's side - either the Queen or Charles. And we dont know what William gave Kate as well. Clarence house stating a family friend is vague and could mean anyone or indeed still a gift from the Saudi royals?
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Thanks for posting the up-close pictures of the jewelry, I'm surprised how modern the circles and starburst look up close.

Has anyone posted an really good photo of the earrings worn?
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Old 12-20-2011, 11:24 AM
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Im not a fan of the necklace at all, looks childish to me with the look of shooting stars/flowers. IMO, would be much more nicer if the flowers weren't made up of several rubies but one single ruby. Its nice to see her go for something new something modern but this is not a nice set.

Moreover, with such a necklace, Kate should be wearing her hair up, with hair down and covering most of the necklace, she might as well have not worn it.
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I like the necklace and the bracelet, it's very modern but beautiful in my opinion. I wouldn't say no to it either.
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Old 12-20-2011, 11:30 AM
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I doubt it was a gift from the Saudis. They don't seem to gift small stones and the pieces are always classic. This necklace is "nice" while Saudi gifts are always show stoppers.
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Old 12-20-2011, 11:32 AM
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Thanks for posting the up-close pictures of the jewelry, I'm surprised how modern the circles and starburst look up close.

Has anyone posted an really good photo of the earrings worn?
Take a look at the lower left side of this link:

http://www.pricescope.com/forum/down....php?id=302925
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Old 12-20-2011, 11:33 AM
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ohh such loverly rubies and diamonds i quite like the necklace and if it is convertable to make a tiara i think it would look stunning
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Old 12-20-2011, 11:46 AM
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ohh such loverly rubies and diamonds i quite like the necklace and if it is convertable to make a tiara i think it would look stunning
I agree, mary stuart, this is a wonderful piece of jewelry. But I would rather see it a tiara on the Duchess. With that wonderful hair - with a wonderful hair-do - that necklace would look fantastic on her.
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Love that necklace and bracelet!
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Take a look at the lower left side of this link:

http://www.pricescope.com/forum/down....php?id=302925
Baroness, thanks for the link on the earrings- I think the earrings work well with the necklace and bracelet!
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Old 12-20-2011, 12:18 PM
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I's speculate it came from William's side - either the Queen or Charles. And we dont know what William gave Kate as well. Clarence house stating a family friend is vague and could mean anyone or indeed still a gift from the Saudi royals?
My theory is Harry.... it could be one of the other royal families... Saudis, Norwegian, Danes.... but I am leaning toward Harry. I agree the family friend reference is intentionally vague. Its a modern setting and a pretty personal gift. And the first time she wears it is with both brothers.
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Old 12-20-2011, 12:23 PM
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If it's a friend of the family, that wouldn't be Harry.

I don't see it as a personal type gift at all - it's not at all clear that this was chosen by someone who knows her tastes well.

Naturally, a necklace with big rubies as flowers would be far more expensive than this one, and this one is not within my price range, that's for sure.
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