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Old 04-18-2012, 08:58 PM
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I like this version of the pearl choker better without the ruby clasp and the additional beads. Very versatile and the pink stones enhance the pearls so much.

I have every faith in your ability to catalogue HM's massive jewel collection; you know you have to keep people like me current with every sparkler she sports!
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I'm really not too crazy about the pearl and ruby chocker. It looks rather bulky to me.
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And to make matters worse the red stones are only glass!! I will try and find the article detailing this piece and post.
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Somehow I just can't see Camilla essentially re-stringing the pearls every time she want't to wear the "other" version! I think they are just worn alternately with the clasp;

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Yes, that looks like the likely solution; doh! Just a matter of wearing the clasp in the back.
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:08 AM
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I only like the ruby choker w/clasp to the back.
Thank you Artemisia for all your research and postings, I really do appreciate it.

Is Camilla's engagement ring from the Q Mother?
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You are welcome! Yes, Camilla's engagement ring belonged to the Queen Mother. The platinum and diamond ring was not the Queen Mother’s wedding or engagement ring, but it was one of the favourites in her collection. It has been suggested (but never confirmed) that the ring might have been part of the Greville inheritance.
- The ring as worn by the Duchess of Cornwall (during the visit to Portugal in March of 2011)
- The ring as worn by the Queen Mother (during an evening event in 1980's)
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And to make matters worse the red stones are only glass!! I will try and find the article detailing this piece and post.
If the stones are actually glass, then I hope Camilla never wears this choker again; she has an abundance of much nicer pieces to settle for this one.
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Somehow I just can't see Camilla essentially re-stringing the pearls every time she want't to wear the "other" version! I think they are just worn alternately with the clasp to the front, or to the back
You know, such a simple solution never actually occured to me. Thanks!
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Old 04-20-2012, 08:17 AM
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I love the ruby and diamond brooch she's wearing in the first picture!
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You know, such a simple solution never actually occured to me. Thanks!
Good old principle of Occam's Razor applies here - the simplest answer is often the correct one!
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Not a fan of the ruby clasp, but I too love the ruby and diamond brooch, such a pretty interwoven design to me.
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I love the ruby and diamond brooch she's wearing in the first picture!
f I'm not mistaken, that's a Van Cleef & Arpel ruby and diamond brooch.
Unfortunately, Camilla has worn it only on handful of occasions and all post-wedding, so I'd presume it was a gift from the Prince of Wales.

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I didn't even notice it; too busy ogling the choker! It's very pretty and looks like a simplified version of an atom, but a very valuable one at that:

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Oh I noticed it right away! A very contemporary design and your description fits it perfectly, Baroness. I like it! :)
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The picture, courtesy of iceflower in the 'Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall Current Events' thread.

The Duchess in Ireland on 27 April, wearing very pretty dragonfly brooches.

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I love the two little dragonfly brooches with the diamond wings, they're so cute.
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Good eye, Daria!
I've never seen the brooch before; might it be a new one?
Camilla does have another dragonfly brooch which she has worn on several occasions including the Sandringham Flower Show in 2010, but this one is completely new to me.

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Personally I prefer the older pair (it looks more elegant), but certainly wouldn't say no to this one either!

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Artemisia, like you, I would prefer the older pair myself (I'm very partial to blue), but the new pair is lovely as well. This is the first time I've seen the older pair (the new one I saw first on the picture that I posted).
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I actually like the diamond dragonfly set better; they seem more antique and realistic in design and have less of a butterfly effect than the blue and white set. The upper one looks like it has a green body; I wonder if it's enamel. But I wouldn't say no to either set, either!
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I was about to say the same thing, Baroness. The new set look more life-like, well as life-like as diamond encrusted insects can look. Both sets are superb.
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I'm wondering if this newer set has articulated wings to tremble with movement. Many of these larger pieces have this feature to give a life-like appearance.
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