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Old 12-12-2009, 07:38 PM
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I have recently read, that The Duke of Edinburgh, wears his father's signet ring {Prince Andrew of Greece}
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Old 12-13-2009, 12:35 PM
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...In Ireland the Claddagh is widely used as an engagement and wedding ring, depending on how it's worn.
Just a little correction. While the claddagh ring is one that most here will own at some time or another, it most definitely is not widely used as an engagement or wedding ring. The most widely used ring here for an engagement would be the traditional diamond ring, and then a band for a wedding ring.
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Old 12-13-2009, 07:58 PM
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This is not the original setting. It was reset in c. 1950 (according to the Christie's auction catalogue.)
Are there any pictures of the original setting then?
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Old 12-14-2009, 02:22 AM
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Has there ever been a photo of Princess Anne's 2nd engagement ring, the one from Tim Lawrence?
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Are there any pictures of the original setting then?
All I could find was a textual description that it was a platinum setting. It might have been ornate, or plain.

The Duke and Duchess were reputed to have played around with her jewelry when they needed money.
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Old 12-14-2009, 12:45 PM
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A good recap of 10 royal engagement rings from Hello! magazine
Crown jewels: The fabulous rings which sealed the love of Europe's royal couples

My favorite is Maxima's. Modern yet has a vintage feel to it. Gotta love the expensive colored diamond. And of course, an orange diamond for the Princess of Orange.
I couldn't agree more, EmpressRouge. Maxima's ring reminds me of certain characteristics of her wedding attire: classic and utterly appropriate without being trite or boring. Like you, I appreciated the symbolism of the orange stone (stunning, by the way); also, orange is a color that suits her very well.

Maxima's choices are always timelessly elegant and yet have a discreet modern "twist." Perfect.
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Old 12-20-2009, 10:24 AM
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engagement rings

Can anyone supply photos or give very good descriptions of the engagement rings of the following royal ladiesl?
Princess Benedikte
Queen Anne Marie
Queen Sophia
Princess Caroline ( from Stefano and Ernst)
Lady Helen Taylor

Please make my day,someone.
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Old 03-03-2010, 05:55 PM
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I quite like the ring. I agree that the setting is a bit too much.
I own a very similar ring, the stone is a green tourmaline instead of an emerald. The setting however is only gold and that looks much better IMO.
Well done Dierna. I love it as well. love to see yours posted as well!
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Old 03-03-2010, 06:24 PM
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Princess Nathalies ring.
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the queen mumring is on camillafinger
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Ok - so I like Princess Grace ring - although quite large, the simple and classic setting is breathtaking.
The Duchess of Windsor had a simple huge Emerald with a platinum setting - very Art Deco - the ugly yellow gold setting was made lateron - not to the best.
I have never liked Dianas or Sarahs rings - too bourgeois - accordin to my opinion.
Queen Margarethe - i know it is REALLY HUGE - but i like it. This ring is defnitely unique...
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Charlene Wittstock's engagement ring: http://www.nettavisen.no/imagecache/..._7759323x4.jpg
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Old 06-23-2010, 10:51 AM
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Old 06-23-2010, 11:12 AM
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Charlene Wittstock's engagement ring: http://www.nettavisen.no/imagecache/..._7759323x4.jpg
Not beautiful, way too big, bling-bling, would suit to e.g. Melania Trump or Victoria Beckham, but for a royal bride...
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Old 06-23-2010, 11:25 AM
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Neva too big! I love this setting, so elegant!!!!
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Old 06-23-2010, 04:21 PM
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WOW that's huge!!! and beautiful!!!
I wouldn't mind to have one of that on my finger...
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Old 06-23-2010, 05:18 PM
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Does Charlene W's engagement ring contain a large stone surrounded by smaller stones, or maybe pave set stones? I hope we will get a better picture of it soon.
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Old 06-23-2010, 05:56 PM
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Charlene Wittstock's engagement ring: http://www.nettavisen.no/imagecache/..._7759323x4.jpg
Is the diamond pear shaped and all one stone? The diamond might be heart shaped. It's big, but fits Ms. Wirrstock's finger.
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Old 06-23-2010, 06:32 PM
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Think i need to see a proper front picture of Charlene's ring before i pass judgement on it but goodness it is huge
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It looks huge. Actually, it doesn't seem an engagement ring. Generally, from what i see, engament rings are elegant, petit, and sober. This one is way too big for an engagement ring. But...what do i know about the subject?
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