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Old 05-15-2016, 09:43 PM
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Kate's Jewelry Box: The Queen's Diamond Chandelier Earrings | The Court Jeweller

Absolutely beautiful earrings. So very elegant and regal.
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I think she is wearing these earrings tonight at the Windsor show
She is! How very odd. This is not a State Banquet, Red Carpet or formal evening occasion such as a Ball which would call for magnificent, historic, chandelier diamond earrings. HM is wearing her 'go to' pearl earrings.
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Old 05-15-2016, 09:55 PM
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Tonight's evening had mixed styles. The men were in black tie. The women weren't in gowns.


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Old 05-15-2016, 10:27 PM
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She is! How very odd. This is not a State Banquet, Red Carpet or formal evening occasion such as a Ball which would call for magnificent, historic, chandelier diamond earrings. HM is wearing her 'go to' pearl earrings.
It may be because the earrings were given to her (long term loaned, whatever) by the Queen almost immediately after her marriage. Possibly they were the Queen's wedding gift? Wearing them at her 90th birthday celebration may be a nod to their relationship.
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Old 05-15-2016, 10:44 PM
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I would certainly guess that they were a gift from HM, that would be the polite thing to do
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Old 05-20-2016, 01:00 PM
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All the people who were concerned about Kate's engagement ring during the Tiger Nest hike in Bhutan: She took the ring off during the sailing excursion with Sir Ben on the Solent. It was just wedding band and infinity ring.


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Old 05-22-2016, 03:23 PM
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Kate's Jewelry Box: The Sapphire and Diamond Fringe Earrings | The Court Jeweller

These earrings are stunning beautiful and regal.
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Old 05-29-2016, 11:07 PM
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Kate's Jewelry Box: The Sapphire and Diamond Engagement Ring | The Court Jeweller

Truly a magnificent and regal ring. The sapphire is stunning. One of my favorite rings.
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Old 06-05-2016, 02:09 AM
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Kate's Jewelry Box: The Nizam of Hyderabad Necklace | The Court Jeweller

Certainly a breathtaking and majestic necklace. It's just amazing.
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Old 06-05-2016, 03:18 AM
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Absolutely beautiful. But when you wear a necklace like that even more reason for an updo, to properly show off the beauty of the piece.


As for her engagement ring, No. Sorry, sapphires are my favorite stone, but I have never been a fan of hers. It seems more a 'flashy in your face' design then any kind of intricate style or work. The stone is lovely but it lacks any real craftsmanship. Far from my favorite royal engagement ring.
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Old 06-05-2016, 03:49 AM
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As for her engagement ring, No. Sorry, sapphires are my favorite stone, but I have never been a fan of hers. It seems more a 'flashy in your face' design then any kind of intricate style or work. The stone is lovely but it lacks any real craftsmanship. Far from my favorite royal engagement ring.

In fairness, this was Diana's choice rather than Kate's. We could speculate that given her general taste in jewellery that she might have chosen a less 'flashy' design, but this ring has so much personal, sentimental attachment for William, so Kate must be so happy to wear it She certainly wears her engagement ring pretty much all the time whereas some Royal ladies prefer not to.


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Old 06-05-2016, 03:53 AM
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In fairness, this was Diana's choice rather than Kate's. We could speculate that given her general taste in jewellery that she might have chosen a less 'flashy' design, but this ring has so much personal, sentimental attachment for William, so Kate must be so happy to wear it She certainly wears her engagement ring pretty much all the time whereas some Royal ladies prefer not to.


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The comment was not directed at Kate. It was a comment on the ring, not the wearer of it. Hated it as much on Diana as I do Kate. I guess I prefer smaller stones and design, to in your face bling. But considering a teenager in the 80's chose it, really not surprising.
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Old 06-05-2016, 03:57 AM
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In fairness, this was Diana's choice rather than Kate's. We could speculate that given her general taste in jewellery that she might have chosen a less 'flashy' design, but this ring has so much personal, sentimental attachment for William, so Kate must be so happy to wear it She certainly wears her engagement ring pretty much all the time whereas some Royal ladies prefer not to.


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Yes - we will never know what type of engagement ring she would have chosen. I've noticed she will wear her engagement ring to all official events, but when she's been photographed off-duty, 95% of the time she'll wear her wedding and eternity rings only.
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Old 06-05-2016, 04:00 AM
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Makes sense. That honking stone is not practical. Cant imagine playing with kids, or shopping and such with that stone. Its a show piece. Probably the reason for the eternity band, something for her to wear besides her wedding band, when she doesn't want the massive stone in her way.
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Old 06-05-2016, 04:47 AM
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Makes sense. That honking stone is not practical. Cant imagine playing with kids, or shopping and such with that stone. Its a show piece. Probably the reason for the eternity band, something for her to wear besides her wedding band, when she doesn't want the massive stone in her way.
My engagement ring has a 0.3ct diamond and I had to take it off because of my kids, shopping etc...her engagement ring, in everday life, would be a nuisance!
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Old 06-05-2016, 05:02 AM
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I actually like Catherine's engagement ring. I think a man really have to be really in love with a woman to give her a very personal piece of jewelry. William is a very wealthy man- he could've bought or designed any kind of ring for his future bride- but he went very deep and personal with giving her his mother's ring. That must have melted Catherine.

Now, I think she should get an impressive diamond and sapphire parure.
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Old 06-05-2016, 09:42 AM
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I'm not in love with Kate's ring, to be honest. I understand the feelings and emotions attached to it, but if my man gave me his deceased mother's ill-fated ring for a proposal after 10 years... well, let's say I wouldnt' be that pleased. But that's just how I would react. Kate was surely enthused by it, I could bet. Besides my personal opinion on the matter, I don't like colored stones for engagement rings in general, and I hope to see more bling bling for Kate in the future.

I think that deco bracelets suits her well.
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In fairness, this famous ring was Diana's choice not Kate's and it's the sort of engagement ring an excited 19 year old would choose.

I find it fascinating how onlookers often have such definite thoughts on it. Some don't like its provenance and wouldn't wear it at any price, and others call it 'ring of doom' and fated, cursed etc, while on the other hand some think it was a lovely gesture by William to choose to give it. Its mixed history has certainly divided opinions.

I don't mind it, as my own engagement ring has a large sapphire (and two diamonds) though not so huge as that one, and I love coloured stones. I agree it's not a practical ring at all, though. It resembles a dress ring in size.
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Old 06-05-2016, 11:01 AM
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We do know what engagement ring Kate chose, she chose that one. If she had really felt uncomfortable about it, seeing how well that couple gets along and knows each other so well, she wouldn't have chosen it, or accepted it.
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Old 06-05-2016, 11:08 AM
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We do know what engagement ring Kate chose, she chose that one. If she had really felt uncomfortable about it, seeing how well that couple gets along and knows each other so well, she wouldn't have chosen it, or accepted it.

I didn't even suggested that. I actually think she was happy to get Diana's ring, more than ever. Mine was a personal consideration about how I would feel on that choice, nothing more or less.
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Old 06-05-2016, 11:28 AM
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I would say William discussed the ring with Kate before he proposed with it. They knew they were going to marry. If she had any strong objections to it he would of left it for Harry to use.

Now that necklace (Nizam) is stunning. What a great piece to be able to wear!


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