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Old 07-09-2010, 01:17 AM
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A Queen can never have too much sparkle.
Amen to that!!!!
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Old 07-09-2010, 04:43 AM
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A Queen can never have too much sparkle.
That line has the potential to become a classic!
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Old 07-10-2010, 12:13 AM
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I do believe HM has the gravitas and the poise to carry them off.
As did her grandmother, I thinck she can now wear a few more pieces (at the same time)
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Old 07-15-2010, 01:37 PM
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Queen Elizabeth II Attends The Thistle Service At St Giles' Cathedral - Pictures - Zimbio

Its been a while since I have seen HM wear the earrings she used at the Order of the Thistle
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Old 07-15-2010, 04:25 PM
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^ I believe it's been a while since HM has worn long/big earrings in general. They look very regal IMO.
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Old 07-15-2010, 05:24 PM
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I think these are the antique diamond girandole earrings (pictured in Leslie Field on page 56 & 57.) This is the second time in recent weeks HM has worn some impressive diamond drop earrings. Long may it continue.
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Old 07-16-2010, 04:47 AM
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Lovely to see HM pull out these lovely old pieces, which we thought we were unlikely to see her again in!
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Old 07-16-2010, 04:53 AM
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I think the last time she wore these antique girandole earrings on the State Banquet in Slovakia two years ago. I am not sure whether we know anything about its provenance, but they really ressemble the earrings she wore in Canada, the wedding present of her father. I think these are not the same?
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Old 07-16-2010, 06:00 AM
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The earrings HM wore in Canada were the Greville chandelier earrings that the Hon Mrs Greville left to the Queen Mother in her will. They were not these girandole earrings.

I have also had a look at older pictures from the trip to Slovakia and do not think the girandole earrings were worn there.
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Old 07-16-2010, 05:11 PM
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Indeed, you are right; I am wrong. The Queen wore another pair of earrings; but even those earrings don't have a known provenance.
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Old 07-16-2010, 08:39 PM
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The antique girandole earrings probably date back to Queen Victoria. A triple pendant design that she was partial to 100 years ago.
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Indeed, you are right; I am wrong. The Queen wore another pair of earrings; but even those earrings don't have a known provenance.
Agreed, the ones from Slovakia were one of the many sets of hanging diamond earrings HM has, often paired with a number of similar styled necklaces.
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Old 07-19-2010, 12:12 PM
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How about we gather together some pics of all the gorgeous diamond droppers we can find & drool! Here's one of my favourite pairs for starters

Diamond pear shaped pendant earrings
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How about we gather together some pics of all the gorgeous diamond droppers we can find & drool!
Here's my favorite.
Royal Collection - A Royal Wedding
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Old 07-20-2010, 05:06 AM
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These are loevly, and how wonderful to see HM use them again recently (in Canada) after such a long time.
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Classic beauties, Elly C!! I'm drooling already!!
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Old 07-21-2010, 04:59 AM
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I really do think that HM has recently had an afternoon of rummaging around her jewel rooms and picked out a number of golden oldies, including the Greville chandelier earrings, the girandole earrings, the fringe tiara from her wedding, a number of interesting brooches (including ione yesterday, and the Star brooch worn at the reception for the Sarkozy's last seen in 1937)... how wonderful for us all!
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I so agree muriel!! It seems she went for a while wearing the same things over and over (not that I'm ever dissapointed) but I love seeing "new" things or at least pieces that have been alone in a drawer for a long time!!!!!!
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I so agree muriel!! It seems she went for a while wearing the same things over and over (not that I'm ever dissapointed) but I love seeing "new" things or at least pieces that have been alone in a drawer for a long time!!!!!!
Exactly, I just hope this steady stream of "new" old jewels continues for some time.
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Queen Elizabeth II Attends The Thistle Service At St Giles' Cathedral - Pictures - Zimbio

Its been a while since I have seen HM wear the earrings she used at the Order of the Thistle
Thank you for bringing these earrings to our attention muriel. I never even noticed when I looked at these pics the first time.
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