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MARG 01-22-2015 10:04 PM

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Originally Posted by HRHAmy (Post 1740034)
I've always loved Mary's aquamarine choker but the sapphires surrounding it and on the spacers of the pearls have never sat well with me. I don't know who thought if that but I think it would've been much better suited with diamonds or more pearls. The blue from the sapphires are too bright and they clash with the aqua color and pearls. Maybe someday Mary will change it. That's my hope.

I think that is the problem with large aquamarine's, the setting has to enhance the stones and that is not easy.

If you take a look at Camilla's quite deep aqaumarine clasp you see they have gone large pearls, large intricately woven diamond studded surround:
https://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...1&d=1339849991

https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-fWV23UjpCx...ine+Choker.jpg

And to give you an idea of the actual size and colour: https://i48.tinypic.com/21b0pqs.jpg

This is a lighter one from Christies and with modern facets, needed just a diamond surround:https://shard1.1stdibs.us.com/archiv...60350989_4.jpg

Whereas Mary's pearls are tiny and needs spacers to keep the pearls from flopping all over the place. But, more importantly, the aquamarine stone itself is of an incredibly delicate shade and the sapphires have been added to help the large stone retain it's colour.

https://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...1&d=1418876762

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4015/4...f022061ae2.jpg

I would actually say that this is the best look I have seen for this peice:https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6wXp6n31wy...ca+Market..jpg

Mary doesn't seem to have worn this for some years and I think that could be because they are too dainty for her personal style. Now if the used bigger pearls and softer, lighter sapphires, it might hold it's colour and be more Mary's speed.

IloveCP 01-31-2015 11:38 PM

Tiaras Mary wore at royal weddings and celebrations:

Joachim and Marie: 1
Victoria and Daniel: 1
Albert and Charlene: 1
Guillaume and Stephanie: 1
Madeleine and Chris: 1

GömdNatt 02-01-2015 11:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by IloveCP (Post 1745830)
Tiaras Mary wore at royal weddings and celebrations:

Joachim and Marie: 1
Victoria and Daniel: 1
Albert and Charlene: 1
Guillaume and Stephanie: 1
Madeleine and Chris: 1

I wonder if Mary will wear her wedding tiara for CP's wedding or pull out the Midnight tiara again?

Hans-Rickard 02-01-2015 08:49 PM

I hope to see her wedding tiara in the original setting

HRHAmy 02-02-2015 10:53 AM

Crown Princess Mary Jewellery 4: November 2009-
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MARG (Post 1743133)
I think that is the problem with large aquamarine's, the setting has to enhance the stones and that is not easy.

If you take a look at Camilla's quite deep aqaumarine clasp you see they have gone large pearls, large intricately woven diamond studded surround:
https://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...1&d=1339849991

https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-fWV23UjpCx...ine+Choker.jpg

And to give you an idea of the actual size and colour: https://i48.tinypic.com/21b0pqs.jpg

This is a lighter one from Christies and with modern facets, needed just a diamond surround:https://shard1.1stdibs.us.com/archiv...60350989_4.jpg

Whereas Mary's pearls are tiny and needs spacers to keep the pearls from flopping all over the place. But, more importantly, the aquamarine stone itself is of an incredibly delicate shade and the sapphires have been added to help the large stone retain it's colour.

https://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...1&d=1418876762

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4015/4...f022061ae2.jpg

I would actually say that this is the best look I have seen for this peice:https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6wXp6n31wy...ca+Market..jpg

Mary doesn't seem to have worn this for some years and I think that could be because they are too dainty for her personal style. Now if the used bigger pearls and softer, lighter sapphires, it might hold it's colour and be more Mary's speed.


IMO the sapphires don't enhance the color of the aquamarine at all. Because as you say, the aquamarine is so delicate I would think using pearls or diamond (as Camilla did) to surround the stone would be better. To me the sapphires over shadow the beautiful color of the aquamarine stone. I guess it's all a matter of personal taste but I do not care for the sapphires on the choker.

muriel 02-02-2015 11:41 AM

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Originally Posted by HRHAmy (Post 1746178)
IMO the sapphires don't enhance the color of the aquamarine at all. Because as you say, the aquamarine is so delicate I would think using pearls or diamond (as Camilla did) to surround the stone would be better. To me the sapphires over shadow the beautiful color of the aquamarine stone. I guess it's all a matter of personal taste but I do not care for the sapphires on the choker.

Fair point. But I suspect this is the way Mary go the choker, and continues to use it. I think her changes to the ruby parure are quite successful, so she is probably not afraid to make any changes that she things will enhance the choker.

IloveCP 02-07-2015 04:21 AM

I just love that Mary wore the ruby tiara for the first time out of the country at Victoria's wedding. Not only was it one of Queen Ingrid's favorites, but she also married in the same church Victoria and Daniel married.

rubies 02-09-2015 08:32 AM

Mary was wearing her cartier diamind watch with a black strap last week. Havent seen it lately. Anyone get a good photo?

IloveCP 02-10-2015 02:30 AM

Beautiful gifs of Mary wearing the ruby parure for the first time:

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IloveCP 02-26-2015 02:11 PM

Crown Princess Mary's Engagement Ring | The Court Jeweller

I really like Mary's engagement ring. At first I didn't think it was anything special but I eventually thought of it as a very beautiful and classic ring. I just love the rubies. I like the altered version just as the original version. Not one of my favorites but it's certainly a lovely ring.

roseroyal 02-26-2015 02:17 PM

Don't like it.

IloveCP 02-28-2015 09:49 PM

The Connaught Sapphire Brooch | The Court Jeweller

This brooch is absolutely beautiful. I love the color and the elegant design. One of my favorite jewels from Mary.

rubies 03-01-2015 10:38 AM

I have never thought Mary wears this enough!!! Id wear that sucker any chance I got!! Thank u for the great photos!!!

IloveCP 03-07-2015 07:34 PM

Crown Princess Mary's Aquamarines | The Court Jeweller

These jewels are stunning! The necklace, the earrings, and the ring are absolutely exquisite.

roseroyal 03-09-2015 11:49 AM

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Originally Posted by IloveCP (Post 1756375)
Crown Princess Mary's Aquamarines | The Court Jeweller

These jewels are stunning! The necklace, the earrings, and the ring are absolutely exquisite.

Wow! All three are incredible!

bertie5252003 03-09-2015 12:55 PM

I am a huge aquamarine fan I love the stone ... her ring is quite something LOVE it

IloveCP 03-17-2015 06:10 PM

Tonight, Mary wore her wedding tiara, and stunning earrings:

1

Would love to see what large ring she is wearing. Maybe the aquamarine ring?

Jacknch 03-17-2015 06:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by IloveCP (Post 1759568)
Tonight, Mary wore her wedding tiara, and stunning earrings:

1

Would love to see what large ring she is wearing. Maybe the aquamarine ring?

I think the earrings are aquamarine, so it would make sense for the giant ring to be the aquamarine one too. I think Mary looks exquisite tonight!

rubies 03-18-2015 03:35 AM

Is this a new bracelet? Looks to have aquas in it.

4Pam 03-18-2015 02:08 PM

Mary looked stunning. The dress and jewels looked beautiful together.


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