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Old 11-27-2012, 02:38 PM
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€2.71m = US$3.5m, Can$3.48m, GB£2.19m, AED 12.87m, AUS$3.35m, NZ$4.27m

The Sotheby's Director is quoted as saying either the Cartier bracelet is "the second most expensive in history" or it is "the second most expensive Cartier bracelet in history" [vagaries of the translator].
The sale price was more than double the pre-auction estimate of €620,000 - €1.08m.
Speculation is that the bracelet was sold by the King's older sister, the Infanta Pilar.

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I've also read that it could have been one of the King's Italian cousins,possibly a descendant of his aunts Infantas Beatriz or Maria Cristina Countess of Marone.
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The Sotheby's Director is quoted as saying either the Cartier bracelet is "the second most expensive in history" or it is "the second most expensive Cartier bracelet in history" [vagaries of the translator].
The second version is correct: the article says it's the second most expensive Cartier bracelet in history.
I have to say, if I had the kind of money, I would buy the bracelet in a blink; not only does it have an illustrious history, it's also just exquisite.
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The second version is correct: the article says it's the second most expensive Cartier bracelet in history.
I have to say, if I had the kind of money, I would buy the bracelet in a blink; not only does it have an illustrious history, it's also just exquisite.
I know its historic but I don't care for that Cartier bracelet at all,I'd let you buy in a blink too
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I know its historic but I don't care for that Cartier bracelet at all,I'd let you buy in a blink too
I'm mad about historical jewellery (and, surprisingly, completely indifferent to "ordinary" diamonds and whatnot) so how a jewel looks is kind of secondary to me. This said, I do like the bracelet on its own too - shame I won't have a chance to buy something like that in the next, say, 80 years.
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I was very suprised to see Infanta Cristina wear the Cartier Pearl and Diamond tiara at Victoria's wedding, as I always thought it was a tiara that is only worn by Queens. Maybe one day Elena will also wear it.
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I was very suprised to see Infanta Cristina wear the Cartier Pearl and Diamond tiara at Victoria's wedding, as I always thought it was a tiara that is only worn by Queens. Maybe one day Elena will also wear it.
I was surprised too!

I believe Queen Sofia was going to wear it but had a headache and opted for the smaller Mellerio Shell Tiara.
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The later mother of King Juan Carlos,HRH Princess María de las Mercedes de Borbón-Dos Sicilias,Dowager Countess of Barcelona used to wear a beautiful diamond triple fleur de lys brooch surmounted by a crown? I wonder what ever became of this brooch?
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I am lucky she wore this grand tiara.
I wonder if we will see her wearing tiaras again ?
Will she attend alone State Visits or glittering Events abroad ?
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I am lucky she wore this grand tiara.
I wonder if we will see her wearing tiaras again ?
Will she attend alone State Visits or glittering Events abroad ?
Are you referring to Her Majesty Queen Sofia?
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No , I am referring to HRH Infanta Christina.
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No , I am referring to HRH Infanta Christina.
Oh right,I doubt we'll see Infanta Cristina in a tiara anytime soon,we might see the Queen and Princess if their invited to the Swedish Royal Wedding this summer.
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The necklace and earrings Elena is wearing here are absolutely stunning!

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The necklace would also looks beautiful as a tiara!
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Yes the are,had never thought of that,wonder if it would work?
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This is absolutely charming, reminds me so much the fairy tale princesess
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That's a gorgeous necklace; those dangling stones look like a different gem such as ruby, emerald or sapphire. That would be a knockout tiara and those earrings are fabulous.
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Of the 2 sisters,I think Infanta Elena has the more impressive jewel collection,not quite as much as her aunt Pilar (who inherited a lot of historic pieces).
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Infanta Elena's engagement ring is very beautiful. I think it's a great size. Infanta Cristina's engagement ring is a nice one in general but it's very boring as an engagement ring.
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Infanta Elena's is the nicer of the 2 rings,shame it won't be seen again,unless it passed onto one of her children.
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i would like to know more about this necklace pendent worn by christina
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