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Old 12-27-2011, 07:29 PM
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The dangly stones are yellow diamonds? It's possible, but doubtful, as they are Kiki's.

Have I totally missed the point? LOL Someone tell me that the earrings are gold, with some white stone gypsy sent into the hoop part and then what kind of stone is dangling?

I'm sitting here being dazzled by the 12 ct. pink sapphire I got for Christmas, so Kate's itty bitty earrings are not enough to be a distraction.

I'll have to go to the Kiki website now.

OK, been to the Kiki website...not impressed, I must say. The blue topaz collet necklace and matching earrings should not cost more than $2,500.

You may disagree, and that's fine with me...
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Old 12-27-2011, 07:54 PM
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That's a very nice Christmas present indeed, KittyAtlanta!
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Old 12-27-2011, 08:04 PM
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Very gorgeous earings!
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Old 12-27-2011, 11:20 PM
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The cost of jewelry very much depends on the quality of the stones. I want a cornflower blue sapphire so bad I can taste it, but a very good stone can run $30,000.00 and I don't have that kind of money.
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Old 12-27-2011, 11:24 PM
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And those type of sapphires with that gorgeous color can be extremely expensive, but I can't see a green amethyst earring costing $2,000 - not for any semi-precious stone. As another poster mentioned, it's the designer name that most likely drives the cost up.
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Old 12-28-2011, 03:58 AM
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I have talked to a friend of mine recently, who is jeweler, and she told me that prices for all kind of stones (precious, semi-precious etc.), have extremely gone up during the last 2 years.
Not as much as gold and platinum, but still....
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Old 12-28-2011, 04:57 AM
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so in her jewllery box there are
got the information from this site
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge Jewels

engagement ring (dianas)
wedding earings
scroll tiara (loan from the queen)
saphire earings worn in Canada
the wedding gift necklace and braclet in diamond and ruby
a diamond braclet worn at BAFTA Brits to Watch
Diamond pendent erings worn at BAFTA Brits to Watch(loan from the queen)
Diamond cluster eraings Concert at Parliament Hill
Diamond maple leaf brosch (loan from the queen)
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Old 12-28-2011, 05:12 AM
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The maple leaf brooch is definitely lent for the occasion only. I expect it is safely tucked away in HM's jewellery box until next we see it, probably Camilla will wear it when she and Charles do the Diamond Jubilee trip to Canada.
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Old 12-28-2011, 07:48 AM
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Duchess of Cambridge wears £1,900 earrings by one of Diana's former jewellery designers - hellomagazine.com
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Old 12-28-2011, 07:54 AM
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I loved this inventory, thanks for posting the link, as I've been trying to unsuccessfully keep track of her jewels in my head.
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Old 12-28-2011, 09:00 AM
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As as her collection grows, so will the size of her jewel box, I expect!
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Old 12-28-2011, 11:11 AM
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The dangly stones are yellow diamonds? It's possible, but doubtful, as they are Kiki's.

Have I totally missed the point? LOL Someone tell me that the earrings are gold, with some white stone gypsy sent into the hoop part and then what kind of stone is dangling?
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Hmm, I wrote few times but I guess you didn't read closely.
That earrings are gold, the hoops are incrusted with small diamonds. The bigger stone, hanging from the hoop is GREEN AMETHYST, no yellow diamond, or citrine, and it is also set in gold with incrusted diamonds.
Kiki prices are always very high.

In jewelry box of Kate there is much more.
Maple leaf brooch and Halo tiara were only on loan.

Is someone wants to see all her jewelry, I put again my links:
Jewelry inspired by Kate | Facebook

Kate's UFO jewelry | Facebook

Great site on Kate jewelry is the one mentioned above:
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge Jewels
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Old 12-28-2011, 12:17 PM
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also I believe she recieved a diamond brooch of a panda, am I correct? She has probably recieved many more pieces and is spacing them out for wearing, which I am not liking..hehe
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Old 12-28-2011, 12:24 PM
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also I believe she recieved a diamond brooch of a panda, am I correct? She has probably recieved many more pieces and is spacing them out for wearing, which I am not liking..hehe
It was a diamond polar bear from Canada.

Prince William, Kate Receive Diamond Polar Bears - Kate Middleton, Prince William, The British Royals : People.com
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Old 12-28-2011, 01:13 PM
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[QUOTE=annaelfka;1351291]Hmm, I wrote few times but I guess you didn't read closely.[QUOTE]

No, I guess I didn't read closely and, oh, thx for pointing out the facts of the earrings.

At that price, Kate could have had an entire parure of prasiolite (a very inexpensive stone). Penny wise and pound foolish, IMO.
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Aren't prasiolite and green amethyst one and the same?
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But she's into this particular kind of design. Sometimes it's about style and not quantity.
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Old 12-28-2011, 02:23 PM
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It's really no different to spending hundreds of pounds on shoes or handbags which cost only a fraction of the price to make. For example, it costs Nike $7 to make a pair of trainers they then sell for $145. Paying extra for a piece of jewellery because it's by Kiki McDonough is the same thing.
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I won't disagree about the Nike brand, which are made by little children in sweatshops. Wonder where Kiki McDonough's jewelry is made?
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Aren't prasiolite and green amethyst one and the same?
Yes it is, the same stone, different name.
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