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I still think her mother-in-law's sapphire and diamond jewels would've complimented her evening dress beautifully.
At this point I don't think Kate has access to them until Harry weds to split them 50/50. I believe she should've worn diamond jewelry she usually wears
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I cant honestly see spending 2500 on those earrings. I know there are diamond, but they are lost in the earring (only noticed them close up). They look more like costume jewelry to me. If she was going to spend that kind of money on earrings, I'd have preferred something more streamline, something she can easily wear to other events and outfits. I don't see these ones making an appearance often.
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Old 04-10-2016, 05:44 PM
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With all the sapphires at her disposal, she selects these to wear? Sorry, folks. They just don't do it for me.
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Old 04-10-2016, 05:51 PM
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She could have borrowed the Queen Mother sapphire earrings or her diamond earrings. These earrings are just not good imo
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Old 04-10-2016, 06:21 PM
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At this point I don't think Kate has access to them until Harry weds to split them 50/50. I believe she should've worn diamond jewelry she usually wears
I dont think she have to wait for Harry to marry to wear some of those jewels.
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Old 04-10-2016, 06:36 PM
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I think the large and dramatic earrings tied her outfit together beautifully and framed her face nicely. Smaller ones of whatever stone might have tended to look a little 'dinky', and the diamond sparkle was reflective of the beading sparkle of the gown.
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Sorry folks...these are awful...they look like cheap costume jewelry.


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Old 04-10-2016, 07:54 PM
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I cant honestly see spending 2500 on those earrings. I know there are diamond, but they are lost in the earring (only noticed them close up). They look more like costume jewelry to me. If she was going to spend that kind of money on earrings, I'd have preferred something more streamline, something she can easily wear to other events and outfits. I don't see these ones making an appearance often.
Disagree. She often wears blue, so I can see her wearing these earrings on a fairly regular basis. In fact, she might have worn these earrings with the blue gown she wore at KP a few days ago, except she wanted to debut these earrings in India for obvious reasons.

They definitely fit the style of earrings she likes. They actually remind me of two different pair of earrings she used to wear before she married William. Those two pair were black stones, but it was the same style. Here's a picture of her wearing them - http://img.spokeo.com/public/900-600...2007_05_17.jpg

For a closeup of her other similar pair of earrings she wore (they're on the left) -
https://www.facebook.com/13242619684...type=3&theater
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Old 04-10-2016, 08:07 PM
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I dont think she have to wait for Harry to marry to wear some of those jewels.
Well that might be why she is not wearing them is because that is what William and Harry agreed to do, would be quite rude for Kate to chose what she wants and Harrys wife gets the left overs.
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The others were 1. much smaller 2. Black. Both of which makes them far more pairable with multiple outfits.

They would have looked horrible with her dress from the other night. The redeeming quality with this look was the color matched the dress. Pairing a bright blue costume like earring with a navy dress???

Yes she often wears blue. But you cant just share any shade of blue together. And they are huge and over the top. The outfit would need to match.They aren't a pair she could wear with one of her coat dresses IMO.
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Old 04-10-2016, 08:51 PM
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Well that might be why she is not wearing them is because that is what William and Harry agreed to do, would be quite rude for Kate to chose what she wants and Harrys wife gets the left overs.
I think the reason she isn't wearing Diana's jewelry isn't because she's waiting for Harry to marry. I think it's a matter of taste. Diana truly embraced all the trends of the 80's and early 90's, both in her fashion choices and in her jewelry choices. And while that made Diana very 'hip' at the time, it also makes her pieces currently outdated. I can see Catherine wearing the jewels The Queen loaned Diana, because those pieces are timeless. Or even the Saudi gifts because they match her engagement ring. I just can't see her liking most of Diana's other jewels all that much.

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The others were 1. much smaller 2. Black. Both of which makes them far more pairable with multiple outfits.

They would have looked horrible with her dress from the other night. The redeeming quality with this look was the color matched the dress. Pairing a bright blue costume like earring with a navy dress???

Yes she often wears blue. But you cant just share any shade of blue together. And they are huge and over the top. The outfit would need to match.They aren't a pair she could wear with one of her coat dresses IMO.
1. Not that much smaller. I remember seeing her in those earrings from 2007-2009 and thinking how large/wide they were. She likes big earrings.

2. Catherine actually rarely matches the color of her gems with the color of her clothes. How many times have times have we seen her wear her emerald earrings with various shades of green outfits, a lot. She also wears her blue topaz earrings with various shades of blue. Heck, she once wore her blue topaz earrings with a dark green gown. And, then she wore them with a lilac dress. She's not that matchy, as a general rule.
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Old 04-10-2016, 09:02 PM
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Lovely earrings...I'm glad she didn't do diamonds. The gown and wrap have such intricate detail and I think diamonds would have been too much.

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Basically, her outfits and jewels were meant to be a compliment to India, honouring Indian style, patterns, craftsmanship. These earrings were chosen because they are of contemporary Indian making. It's giving a diplomatic message that no old family heirloom could convey, imho.
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Old 04-10-2016, 09:11 PM
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I think the earrings are too big.

IMO, it would have looked better with the bottom half removed.
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Old 04-10-2016, 09:29 PM
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I think the reason she isn't wearing Diana's jewelry isn't because she's waiting for Harry to marry. I think it's a matter of taste. Diana truly embraced all the trends of the 80's and early 90's, both in her fashion choices and in her jewelry choices. And while that made Diana very 'hip' at the time, it also makes her pieces currently outdated. I can see Catherine wearing the jewels The Queen loaned Diana, because those pieces are timeless. Or even the Saudi gifts because they match her engagement ring. I just can't see her liking most of Diana's other jewels all that much.



1. Not that much smaller. I remember seeing her in those earrings from 2007-2009 and thinking how large/wide they were. She likes big earrings.

2. Catherine actually rarely matches the color of her gems with the color of her clothes. How many times have times have we seen her wear her emerald earrings with various shades of green outfits, a lot. She also wears her blue topaz earrings with various shades of blue. Heck, she once wore her blue topaz earrings with a dark green gown. And, then she wore them with a lilac dress. She's not that matchy, as a general rule.
Diana's Saudi Arabian Suite of Sapphire and Diamonds pretty much compliment Catherine's engagement ring and I think those jewels are timeless as well. She could play around and change up the jewels like Diana did too. The Suite is very beautiful and should be worn.

This is pretty awesome-
http://dianasjewels.net/bluestoneearrings.htm
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I think the reason she isn't wearing Diana's jewelry isn't because she's waiting for Harry to marry. I think it's a matter of taste. Diana truly embraced all the trends of the 80's and early 90's, both in her fashion choices and in her jewelry choices. And while that made Diana very 'hip' at the time, it also makes her pieces currently outdated. I can see Catherine wearing the jewels The Queen loaned Diana, because those pieces are timeless. Or even the Saudi gifts because they match her engagement ring. I just can't see her liking most of Diana's other jewels all that much.



1. Not that much smaller. I remember seeing her in those earrings from 2007-2009 and thinking how large/wide they were. She likes big earrings.

2. Catherine actually rarely matches the color of her gems with the color of her clothes. How many times have times have we seen her wear her emerald earrings with various shades of green outfits, a lot. She also wears her blue topaz earrings with various shades of blue. Heck, she once wore her blue topaz earrings with a dark green gown. And, then she wore them with a lilac dress. She's not that matchy, as a general rule.
See the difference to me is : just because she has, doesn't mean she should. That shade of blue would clash with different shades of blue. The navy dress the other night for instance. Not all shades of the same color are meant to go together. If you cant match the shade for shade, it is often better to not. To wear with another color all together. Blue earrings may very well work better with a green outfit then certain shades of blue.

And I am not a fan of her other bigger earrings either. Some people can pull off the costume jewelry, IMO she cant. If she had taken off the bottom of those earrings and just had the top half, they would have been a lot more similar to the black ones you posted. And less costume.

She gets away with the earrings tonight because she is wearing them with a flashy evening gown. They would not go well with her usual coat dress looks.
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Diana's Saudi Arabian Suite of Sapphire and Diamonds pretty much compliment Catherine's engagement ring and I think those jewels are timeless as well. She could play around and change up the jewels like Diana did too. The Suite is very beautiful and should be worn.

This is pretty awesome-
Diana's Blue Stone Earrings
Oh, I'm very familiar with Diana's jewels. I don't really care about royal fashion at all, the ladies could all wear burlap sacks to all their engagements and I wouldn't blink; but I do like jewels.

It's just outside of the royal jewels that Diana was gifted, I don't see much else other ladies would really like. If Harry marries a woman who loves the retro 80's look, she might think Diana's jewels are a jackpot, and then she'll bling out in them. But that's a big 'if'. Honestly, I have trouble picking out any of Diana's other rings, that Harry's bride would even like as an engagements ring. Chelsy likes blue topaz, so she might of been okay with the large aquamarine ring; but usually you don't use semi-precious gems for engagement rings. And I can't see Cressida liking any of those rings. If you're a fan of the Kennedy family, you might convince yourself that Diana's emerald ring is a less attractive homage to Jackie's engagement ring. I don't really blame Catherine for building her own collection and loaning from HM.

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See the difference to me is : just because she has, doesn't mean she should. That shade of blue would clash with different shades of blue. The navy dress the other night for instance. Not all shades of the same color are meant to go together. If you cant match the shade for shade, it is often better to not. To wear with another color all together. Blue earrings may very well work better with a green outfit then certain shades of blue.

And I am not a fan of her other bigger earrings either. Some people can pull off the costume jewelry, IMO she cant. If she had taken off the bottom of those earrings and just had the top half, they would have been a lot more similar to the black ones you posted. And less costume.

She gets away with the earrings tonight because she is wearing them with a flashy evening gown. They would not go well with her usual coat dress looks.
Of course. But if she's wearing her usual coat dresses, then there's a 95% chance she wearing her pearl drop earrings, or her citrine drop earrings, or her sapphire and diamond drop earrings. She's a creature of habit.

But I do think she could wear the new earrings with some of her cocktail dresses, the type of outfits that she usually wears with her Temple of Heaven Girandole earrings or her large circular blue topaz earrings. If she ever wears her bright red/orange Beulah gown again, the earring might work there, too.
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Diana's Saudi Arabian Suite of Sapphire and Diamonds pretty much compliment Catherine's engagement ring and I think those jewels are timeless as well. She could play around and change up the jewels like Diana did too. The Suite is very beautiful and should be worn.

This is pretty awesome-
Diana's Blue Stone Earrings
The sunburst diamond setting around the sapphires is very dated looking IMO. Not a fan. In terms of Diana sapphire jewelry, I want to see Kate wear the the Queen Mum's sapphire brooch she gave to Diana as a wedding gift.
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The sunburst diamond setting around the sapphires is very dated looking IMO. Not a fan. In terms of Diana sapphire jewelry, I want to see Kate wear the the Queen Mum's sapphire brooch she gave to Diana as a wedding gift.
I would like her to wear that brooch as well. It hasn't been seen since Diana last wore it in the mid 90's.
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[QUOTE=miss whirley;1878545]Oh, I'm very familiar with Diana's jewels. I don't really care about royal fashion at all, the ladies could all wear burlap sacks to all their engagements and I wouldn't blink; but I do like jewels.

It's just outside of the royal jewels that Diana was gifted, I don't see much else other ladies would really like. If Harry marries a woman who loves the retro 80's look, she might think Diana's jewels are a jackpot, and then she'll bling out in them. But that's a big 'if'. Honestly, I have trouble picking out any of Diana's other rings, that Harry's bride would even like as an engagements ring. Chelsy likes blue topaz, so she might of been okay with the large blue topaz ring; but usually you don't use semi-precious gems for engagement rings. And I can't see Cressida liking any of those rings. If you're a fan of the Kennedy family, you might convince yourself that Diana's emerald ring is a less attractive homage to Jackie's engagement ring. I don't really blame Catherine for building her own collection and loaning from HM.



Of course. But if she's wearing her usual coat dresses, then there's a 95% chance she wearing her pearl drop earrings, or her citrine drop earrings, or her sapphire and diamond drop earrings. She's a creature of habit.

But I do think she could wear the new earrings with some of her cocktail dresses, the type of outfits that she usually wears with her Temple of Heaven Girandole earrings or her large circular blue topaz earrings. If she ever wears her bright red/orange Beulah gown again, the earring might work there, too.[/QUOTE]

Only if she wants to look like a walking color chart I am sorry but those huge blue earrings with a primary red dress, she would just need a yellow accessory and she would look like an art class.

If she really insists on wearing these again, they'd be better paired with another dress of the same color. Or with a neutral dress, like a black one.
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The gold earrings are stunning but I don't like the blue earrings.
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