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Old 10-20-2018, 05:40 AM
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very dated now, IMO.
I very much doubt that any of the late Princess' jewels have been broken up and/or reset.
Why would her sons, [inheritors] do so ?
Resetting is an expensive and tricky business, especially if there is no wearer's particular style to take into account. Single Men are unlikely to have bothered...
Now both Dukes have wives, resetting may now happen, in line with their preferences, but I REALLY hope the 7 string Pearl choker, with the huge Sapphire remains intact, as it was one of Diana's most worn pieces, created expressly for her, and [as such] should be regarded as an 'heirloom' item...

None of the rest of her collection is of any especial note [either in design, nor quality of the stones], so 'redesign to your hearts content, Duchesses'..
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Old 10-20-2018, 05:59 AM
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William has been married to Kate for seven and a half years now. If the choker with the huge sapphire was in Kate's portion I think that length of time is more than long enough to decide if a pearl choker is your thing or whether you would prefer something else.

I remember Diana, and loved her in that particular piece. It was stunning IMO. However, the fact is that young(ish) women in their thirties don't wear pearl chokers any more. Is this particular necklet and ones like it to gather dust in a vault until both women are in late middle age and they might fancy wearing it?

Neither Kate nor Meghan seem to be women who like wearing large pieces of jewellery anyway. The smaller, more delicate necklaces and earrings seem more their style.
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Old 10-20-2018, 06:04 AM
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I can imagine an arrangement in which William gets a few pieces and Harry the rest. After all: William's wife, the future Princess of Wales, the future Queen, will have access to an unbelievable amount of jewels.

But all by all Diana's jewels were pretty subdued to royal standards: no parures, no diadems, only personal jewelry. Meghan can make good use of it.
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Old 10-20-2018, 06:58 AM
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The Saudi rulers gave Diana a large amount of jewellery as gifts didn't they, including parures? And in those days, as noted above, they didn't have to be declared as official gifts and returned to the vaults.
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Old 10-20-2018, 07:32 AM
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I can't see the daughters in law wearing these grander sets of jewels, esp Meghan. Kate may have to do so at times, as future Queen...
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Old 10-20-2018, 08:47 AM
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The sapphire choker will be so overwhelming on both Kate & Meghan due to its large setting. And agree with Curryong this piece is too "mature" for them.

But I can see Kate makes a good use of the smaller pearl chokers from Diana in future as she looks nice with the Japanese Pearl Choker from the Queen. Not sure Pearl is Meghan's thing or not, she gives me a feeling that she prefers materials with colour (gold, coloured stone), hope to see her use more pearls in future.

So far what did they inherit from Diana? Sapphire engagement ring, pearl diamond earrings and 3 row pearl bracelet for Kate, aquamarine ring and butterfly earrings for Meghan?
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Old 10-20-2018, 08:52 AM
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Kate - sapphire engagement ring, drop pearl and diamond earrings, pearl and diamond bracelet, sapphire earrings and she wears the pearl and diamond tiara that was loaned to Diana by the Queen

Meghan - 2 diamonds from a brooch belonging to Diana in her engagement ring, aquamarine ring, butterfly earrings, gold bracelet
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Old 10-20-2018, 08:52 AM
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They didn't inherit anything from Diana. Their husbands inherited Diana's jewels and have given their wives varous things. Kate got Di's engagement ring and Meg's engagement ring is apparently made from a ring or ornament of Diana's....
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Old 10-20-2018, 08:57 AM
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This goes through some of Diana's jewels and what happened to them after her death.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/50...pphire-choker/
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Old 10-20-2018, 09:02 AM
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Kate - sapphire engagement ring, drop pearl and diamond earrings, pearl amd diamond bracelet, sapphire earrings and she wears the pearl and diamond tiara that was loaned to Diana by the Queen

Meghan - 2 diamonds from a brooch belonging to Diana in her engagement ring, aquamarine ring, butterfly earrings, gold bracelet
How can I forget the gold bracelet, she just wore it couple days ago.

Kate's sapphire earrings: May I ask what's that? I don't remember it. I have a bad memory.
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Old 10-20-2018, 09:16 AM
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This goes through some of Diana's jewels and what happened to them after her death.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/50...pphire-choker/
Why was the Swan lake set sold? Did it belong to Diana or to the RF? if to Diana, did W and Harry sell it?
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Old 10-20-2018, 09:16 AM
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If you check the link posted by Curryong, you would see Kate's sapphire day earrings.
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Old 10-20-2018, 09:17 AM
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How can I forget the gold bracelet, she just wore it couple days ago.

Kate's sapphire earrings: May I ask what's that? I don't remember it. I have a bad memory.
Diana had a lot of sapphires, I think they were her favourite stones. I read somewhere that she didn't like emeralds.. and that Charles did not realise this. Perhaps she thoguth that they were unlucky...though they did IMO suit her very well...
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Old 10-20-2018, 09:22 AM
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This may be of interest. It's a site dedicated to the gifts given by rulers of the Gulf States over the years to members of the BRF, including Diana. And these may include parures.

Chez Chiara: Saudi Royals' Gifts of Jewellery to British Royals

The Swan Lake set was never purchased by Diana. It was in the process of being finished when she died. She only wore it once, to the Swan Lake ballet premiere. Afterwards the jewellers who made the suite sold it to an American I believe. It came on the market again only recently.
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Old 10-20-2018, 09:35 AM
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I just read the Sun article (thanks Terri Terri and Curryong!) and I don't think Kate's earrings look like the sapphire earrings from the Saudi parure ? Kate's is faceted and surrounded by 9 round diamonds (plus 1 on top) while the Saudi one is cabochon and surrounded by 10, maybe she has modified a lot?
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It looks like Diana had a number of sapphire earrings, some (all?) of which were adaptable. I see larger and smaller earrings in the photos.

I have always liked the Omani crescent necklace.
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Old 10-20-2018, 10:20 AM
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ThThe Swan Lake set was never purchased by Diana. It was in the process of being finished when she died. She only wore it once, to the Swan Lake ballet premiere. Afterwards the jewellers who made the suite sold it to an American I believe. It came on the market again only recently.
I see, I was surprised that It would be sold..but it never belonged to her in the first place, clearly….
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This article is riddled with factual inaccuracies, but here goes,nevertheless.....

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/a...dly-shown.html
No kidding, right off the bat it is inaccurate. It says the Spencer tiara has not been seen since Diana’s death-but in fact it has been. Most recently Celia McCorquodale wore it at her wedding in June.

Edit-Interesting, the article has now changed and the references to the Spencer tiara seem to have been removed.
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Old 10-20-2018, 10:22 AM
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This website is a good repository of Diana's jewels:


Diana's Jewels
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Old 10-20-2018, 11:06 AM
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If you check the link posted by Curryong, you would see Kate's sapphire day earrings.
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I just read the Sun article (thanks Terri Terri and Curryong!) and I don't think Kate's earrings look like the sapphire earrings from the Saudi parure ? Kate's is faceted and surrounded by 9 round diamonds (plus 1 on top) while the Saudi one is cabochon and surrounded by 10, maybe she has modified a lot?
You are correct W.Y.CII, the sapphire and diamond earrings that Catherine wears do not appear to be any of the pairs that Diana wore in public. Apart from the more obvious point about the cabochon vs faceted stone, the earrings that Catherine wears are in a much older setting than the relatively modern settings of the sapphire earrings that Diana wore. My sense is that Catherine's were either purchased by William or Charles at the time, or were from HM's vaults.
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