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Old 11-25-2013, 10:54 PM
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In the close up pic, it actually looks looks like a purple stone, maybe an amethyst rather than a sapphire.
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Old 11-26-2013, 04:42 AM
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It does have a purplish hue to it but that could just be the lighting. Are those earrings part of the saudi sapphire set?
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Old 11-26-2013, 05:26 AM
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It does have a purplish hue to it but that could just be the lighting. Are those earrings part of the saudi sapphire set?
I think the earrings are part of the Saudi sapphire and diamond set.

I agree the pendant is probably a massive sapphire, the purple hues could be as a result of the lighting.
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Old 11-26-2013, 05:29 AM
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Camilla wearing a new? sapphire and diamond pendant to the Royald Variety
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http://oi43.tinypic.com/20p63h0.jpg


http://oi44.tinypic.com/2a65nig.jpg


http://oi40.tinypic.com/2uqj4lh.jpg
The pendant looks amazing. Is that a "minor" collet necklace the pendant is suspended from?
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Old 11-26-2013, 08:56 AM
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Lovelt to see a new piece of jewellery - it's a lovely pendant. Not so keen on the earrings, I think they are part of the Saudi set because they resemble the setting for the necklace.
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Old 11-26-2013, 09:42 AM
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Whew!!! About 30 carats, and very lovely. The necklace is wrong for it tho. It needs a flat, necklace with some chasing to match the pendulous pendant. It would help it hang straight, too.
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Old 11-26-2013, 10:11 AM
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Whew!!! About 30 carats, and very lovely. The necklace is wrong for it tho. It needs a flat, necklace with some chasing to match the pendulous pendant. It would help it hang straight, too.
I agree, the pendant is lovely. Perhaps the collet necklace could be a bit shorter, which would allow the pendant to sit better, and higher.
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Old 11-26-2013, 10:21 AM
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Here's a slightly better picture of the pendant.

http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/2149/tj14.jpg
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this pendant looks very familiar for me. maybe it was sold in an auction recently
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Old 11-26-2013, 01:34 PM
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Yes, I was also wondering if it was maybe an old family heirloom or maybe purchased at auction. Does anyone one know anything about it?

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close-up from RJWMB
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Old 11-26-2013, 06:50 PM
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Thanks for the closeup of the pendant, Spheno. While the necklace is lovely, I also think a sturdier, flatter necklace would benefit the pendant and help it lay flat against the neck. That is a gorgeous stone and a magnificent setting.
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Thanks for the closeup of the pendant, Spheno. While the necklace is lovely, I also think a sturdier, flatter necklace would benefit the pendant and help it lay flat against the neck. That is a gorgeous stone and a magnificent setting.
Oops - that pendant needed a test run on that necklace.
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It's a fantastic stone, but I am not a fan of the way the setting does not really want to lay flat/straight. It looks ok in the last photo, but the rest look like it's 'top heavy' by the stone being too deep and the setting to flat. I vote for a rework more like that padparadsha sapphire she wears which is about the same size but seems much better balanced in the setting.
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Old 11-27-2013, 01:30 AM
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ITA w/everyone saying the pendant needs a different necklace, a shorter one, to keep it flat. Even so, that is one gorgeous piece of jewelry. If a gift from Charles, the he's just like my Dad, they both have incredible taste when it comes to jewelry gift giving.


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Old 11-27-2013, 05:18 AM
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Perhaps the necklace was received on one of the more recent visits to the Middle-East
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Old 11-27-2013, 06:44 AM
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the necklace is very nice and the earings are such beautiful
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Old 11-27-2013, 07:43 AM
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Here's a slightly better picture of the pendant. http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/2149/tj14.jpg
The pendant looks good here lying flat but what's the string on her R wrist . Braided gold and red thread
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The pendant looks good here lying flat but what's the string on her R wrist . Braided gold and red thread
Was tied on her wrist during the recent trip to India.
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The close-up shows that the necklace from which the sapphire pendant is suspended is a "minor" collet.

Lying low for the last 5 years because of the economic environment, will we now see Camilla take out more of the larger pieces she has access to?
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