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branchg 04-20-2006 08:17 PM

Queen Mary gave the Delhi Durbar to The Queen Mother as a gift before her death. Queen Elizabeth only wore it once and then it disappeared from view.

Lady Jean 05-04-2006 07:34 PM

I'm wondering about some sapphires that Diana received from the National Assoc. of Goldsmiths (accdg. to Sandra Barwick's book "Diana Mother to Be".
The only things I can think of are: the rarely worn two strand pearl choker with sapphire (?) clasp (worn 5/24/83 w/blue silk dress, and on the day her pregnancy with William was announced, see post 72 of Diana's Hats thread). She wore the choker on 5/24/83 with some diamond and sapphire (it looks ) drop earrings. She didn't wear the earrings too often either. They didn't show up too well against her hair.

Lady Jean 05-04-2006 07:36 PM

The all diamond collar-style necklace she wore the night she met Liz TAylor (3/8/82) , the LIttle Foxes premiere, wearing a white fur coat....was that borrowed for the occasion, from a jeweler or the royal collection? I don't remember her wearing it another time.

Lady Jean 05-04-2006 07:47 PM

Does anyone else think that the modest gold bracelets she wore c. 1988 - 1991 were gifts from James Hewitt? Since she only wore them during the timeframe when they were together and they were the kind of jewelry he could afford I have always suspected that.

Lady Jean 05-04-2006 08:13 PM

Diana's first pearl choker, her 18th birthday present with the turquoise and pearl cluster clasp (post 122 in first Diana jewellelry thread)....she was also seen wearing a choker around 1982 with the same kind of pearl cluster clasp but in all pearl (post 45 in first Diana jewellery thread). Do you think it is two different chokers, or one w/an interchangeable clasp?

Squidgy 05-04-2006 08:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Lady Jean
Does anyone else think that the modest gold bracelets she wore c. 1988 - 1991 were gifts from James Hewitt? Since she only wore them during the timeframe when they were together and they were the kind of jewelry he could afford I have always suspected that.

You're on a roll with the questions tonight Lady Jean!

Yes, I think the same thing. And I've always wondered what the letters are on that one bracelet she wore quite often during that period? (below) Sorry the picture isn't so good. It sort of looks like a backwards P and R - maybe it just spells "Princess"? Any ideas? or does anyone know any of the other letters on it?

Photos: Alpha

http://img157.imageshack.us/img157/1695/asa1lt.th.jpg http://img158.imageshack.us/img158/8600/asda2zj.th.jpg

HRHAmy 05-04-2006 09:10 PM

I like her sapphire and diamond earrings in those pictures.:)

bluebess 05-05-2006 12:14 AM

I have wondered the same thing about those bracelets. Also, around the same time Diana wore an additional gold band above her engagement ring so a total of three rings on her ring finger. Anybody know where that extra band came from-it looks to be yellow gold and if I can figure out how I will post a picture of it!

Lady Jean 05-07-2006 08:55 PM

She even wore the gold bracelets at evening functions with her dressy bracelets on the same wrist, such as i(I think March 9, 1989) with the light blue stapless lace gown (the converted one) and her hair in a french twist - she wore a multi-row pearl bracelet over them. THey must have meant a lot to her. I figured if the gold bracelets were from "her boys" she would have been wearing them up through 1997.

Squidgy 05-16-2006 09:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Lady Jean
March 14, 1982 at a concert at the Albert Hall she is wearing what looks like a pearl and diamond ring on her left hand. She wore a red and gold thread gown and her black velvet cape.

Finally found a picture from that night that shows the pearl ring. I don't recall her ever wearing this ring again. I wonder where it came from?

Photo: New Idea

http://img484.imageshack.us/img484/6...idea6sb.th.jpg

CasiraghiTrio 05-18-2006 04:01 PM

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Originally Posted by tiaraprin
I don't think it would be awful if William's or Harry's wife wore Diana's jewels. I think it would be expected that they would wear them because they belong to the boys. Unless William and Harry marry women that are completely hated, I do not think there will be too many comparisons.

I think the media would actually make a big fuss about it each time. There would be many, many comparison photos, side by side: William's wife wearing this headpiece, Diana wearing it. Personally, I think the ones passed down to William and Harry should be donated to a museum. This way they are preserved for posterity and their wives will be able to dazzle us with new, fresh jewels of their own liking. Besides, they will certainly be able to wear the Lover's knot and perhaps even borrow the Spencer tiara if they want, so it's not like they can't ever wear things Diana wore. But I think they should wear things from the Windsor collection and from their own picks, not personal things of Diana.

HRHAmy 06-01-2006 02:56 PM

That's a great picture, I've never seen the sapphire in her choker as a brooch before! I know it started out as a brooch. Thanks for the picture!:)

Lady Jean 06-01-2006 07:07 PM

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...iichoker82.jpg
photo: Press Assoc.

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...qeiichoker.jpg
Photo: John Shelley

For this event Diana borrowed the Queen's pearl choker. I don't know why since she already owned one - maybe she felt the turquoise and pearl clasp on her 18th birthday choker would have clashed with the Orange sash and huge sapphire?

HRH Amy : I am glad you like the photo! This one is not as rare but I love the way she looked on this night.

ayvee 06-03-2006 12:00 AM

Thank you for your photos Lady Jean. I thought Princess Diana only wore that gown twice - in Thailand and I think to a premiere of a show. This is one of my all time favorite gowns and I love that brooch that she has on.

Best wishes,

Ayvee

umbrellagirl 06-03-2006 06:02 PM

I agree. I've always liked that sari-style gown, and that is a nice brooch. Did she ever wear it with anything else?

Thank you, Lady Jean. Another event I never knew about!

Lady Jean 06-03-2006 07:22 PM

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...ochcropped.jpg
Tim Graham 'The Royal Year 1992'

She wore the brooch at least one other time - this photo is July 3, 1991. I know the photo is not too clear but somewhere (!) I have seen another one where you can clearly see it is the circular diamond pin. Maybe it was a birthday gift, since she wore it twice that July.

I love this dress just slightly more than the sari one. They are both stunning and are good examples of "less is more."

Lady Jean 06-06-2006 06:24 PM

That's a great picture, thanks for posting it!
And I don't know if you've checked already but the G7 summit in London in 1991 was July 15 - 17. The night of the reception also had fireworks and a laser show outside BP, but I don't know which night. :confused:

Squidgy 06-06-2006 07:30 PM

Thanks for the pics Ladies!:)

I wish we were able to see more pics of Diana at the Economic Summit dinner (the date according to the Court Circular is July 16 1991). But we were lucky to see these. There usually aren't too many pics from these type of events. And the photographers are not allowed to use flash, so it's hard to get a good picture. There was a documentary put out at the same time as the book from which these pics came & it's fun to watch Diana in an animated discussion with the PM's wife.

umbrellagirl 06-07-2006 02:51 AM

Thanks to Lady Jean for the G7 summit dates, and to Squidgy for the exact date of the dinner!

With your help, my illustrated record of Diana's calendar is gradually filling up more and more. As one of you has said, we'll never be "done" -- but, oh, what fun we're having in the process.:D

Lady Jean 06-25-2006 10:07 AM

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Originally Posted by HRHAmy
That's a great picture, I've never seen the sapphire in her choker as a brooch before! I know it started out as a brooch. Thanks for the picture!:)

Here is another occasion, February 2, 1982, pinned at the center of the lace.
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...acelebPOST.jpg
Central Press, in "Diana A Celebration."


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