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Old 01-12-2011, 03:48 PM
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Awesome! Thanks Bobby for the research and photographs! And I agree with ChantalC that her bracelets are gorgeous!
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Old 01-12-2011, 06:36 PM
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You're all very welcome. I'm glad I could help with these two photos:)
Does anybody know if there are photos from the Duke of York and Lady Elizabeth's engagement? Maybe there we cen see the ring.

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Old 01-12-2011, 09:56 PM
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Here are two photos of Queen Elizabeth wearing her sapphire and diamond engagement rings, both from Life's archive:
Photo 1
Photo 2

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Thank you very much for these two photos. For me, I am surprised how unsure of herself the Queen Mum looks in the second photo, so unlike her later years.
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Old 01-31-2011, 05:31 PM
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My personal favorite engagement rings

1.Elizabeth ii-Beautiful.Not too big,not too small.I would love to have a ring like this.My all time favorite royal ring.

2.Grace Kelly-A ring that is big but not too big to the point of being too much.

3.Princess Diana-Love the non-traditional engagement ring.The color is so beautiful.

4.Charlene Wittstock-Not a fan of pear shaped rings but this is beautiful.

5.Clotilde, Princess of Venice-Usually heart rings are tacky but,simplity reigns here
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Old 01-31-2011, 05:44 PM
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The worst engagement rings

1.Marie of Denmark-The ugliest ring ever.Enough said.

2.Victoria Lockwood-The tackiest medieval looking ring ever

3.Princess Mathilde-Don't like the setting of it

4.Princess Máxima-Not a fan of yellow diamonds.If it were replaced by a regular diamond the same size,then I would like it because,the rest i like.

5.Princess Soraya of Iran-Just too big too the point of tacky.

Not the worst but plain and boring

1.Princess Letizia-The most boring engagement ring ever.Looks more like a wedding band.

2 Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark-Very dull,nothing interesting.

3.Princess Märtha Louise-Again,looks more like a wedding band than an engagement ring.The ruby's don't even make interesting

4.Princess Nathalie of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleberg-There is such thing as too big and then there's too small.Nathalie's is way too small.

5.Crown Princess Victoria-Iv'e seen that ring too many times.
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Old 01-31-2011, 06:49 PM
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Well I kind of like Princess Nathalie's ring because , to me, it a very "honest" and " unpretentious" ring : This is what her husband could really afford I guess and so it has more value to my eyes - more than if he bought a bigger ring for example and sent the bill to her parents or borrowed a large sum of money while they were expecting a child .
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Old 01-31-2011, 10:33 PM
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Maxima's ring is an orange diamond in honor of the house of Orange-Nassau
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Old 01-31-2011, 11:29 PM
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Really? It may have been yellow in other lighting in a picture.....well its a nice gesture to his house.
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Old 02-07-2011, 05:42 AM
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My favorites engegement rings
1 Victoria
2 Madeleine
3 catherine
4 Clotilde
5 Autumn Kelly


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Old 02-07-2011, 11:39 AM
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The weirdest one is that crowned heart from Earl Spencer. It would catch on everything.
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Old 02-12-2011, 07:18 AM
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engagement rings

My top 5 favourites in order are:

1)P.Victoria,classical elegance
2)P.Mary,also classical with slight difference
3)Kate Middleton & P.Diana,elegant and love sapphires
4)Sarah Ferguson,elegant
5)Sophie,elegant and lovely stones without being over the top like Charlene Wittstock's.

My worst is suprisingly not P.Marie because although the setting is hideous the stones are quite stunning.
My worst is the lucky dip packet look alike ring of Victoria Spencer btw anyone know what he gave his 2nd wife?
Also don't like Clothilde's the ruby looks synthetic in pics I've seen.
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Old 02-13-2011, 11:51 AM
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My all time favourites:
Princess Grace - and the ring Pr. Charles gave to Camilla - actually an Art Deco heirloom from the Queen Mum.
This is because I love emerald cut diamonds.
And - sorry to say - I was never in favour of Pr. Dianas ring.
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Old 02-14-2011, 05:40 PM
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I like the "Diana/Catherine" Ring. It is boo-ti-ful. Princess Grace's and Princess Saroya's are my favorite "traditional" rings, as I too love the emerald and step cut stones. Well, I could go on and on...but I won't. I'll just say, I love 'em all!!!
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Old 02-19-2011, 07:21 PM
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I am partial to sapphire rings.

Engagement rings I liked:
Catherine
Tatiana
Queen Mother
Princess Anne
Princess Grace
Duchess of Cornwall
Queen Elizabeth II
Crown Princess Mary
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Old 02-19-2011, 08:14 PM
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Princess Grace
Princess Maxima
Queen elizabeth 2
Sophie of Wessex
Are my favorite

I don't like Dianas
Has anyone got a photo of Queen Sofia's or Siliva's engadgment rings??
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Old 02-20-2011, 12:28 AM
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I really love the DoC's and Princess Clothide's engagement rings. They're my all time favorites.
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Old 02-20-2011, 12:32 PM
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For the longest time I didn't realize that there were stones more rare than a diamond. There are some beautiful colored stones out there in the gemstone world. But for me there is nothing like a brilliant cut diamond. So the diamond engagement rings are the best, to me. With Camillas being first, and Graces being second.
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Old 02-20-2011, 06:16 PM
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To me Princess Diana's engagement ring was a Garrad's masterpiece
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Old 02-20-2011, 06:41 PM
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For the longest time I didn't realize that there were stones more rare than a diamond. There are some beautiful colored stones out there in the gemstone world. But for me there is nothing like a brilliant cut diamond. So the diamond engagement rings are the best, to me. With Camillas being first, and Graces being second.
A while back there was an Cartier exhibition in San Francisco and Grace's engagement ring was on display. I must say I was disapppointed. Nothing extraordinarie at all. I have seen many diamond rings much more spectacular than hers. The whole apperance of the ring was "flat".
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Old 02-21-2011, 01:17 PM
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grevinnan, when you say "flat" do you mean "not a good setting". Was it in an early style of a bezel set stone? I have only seen pictures of it, and would love to be able to see it in person. Surely the diamonds were of the highest quality. Do you think the "traveling display" didn't show it off properly? Maybe not set in the best display?

I also agree Dianas ring was spectacular. And while I love colored stones I am partial to diamond engagement rings.
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