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Forum: Royal Jewels 11-28-2011, 11:00 PM
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The most valuable jewels would be the pieces...

The most valuable jewels would be the pieces Princess Michael received from The Duchess of Windsor as wedding gifts. If she really needed money, that's what she would sell-off as the Windsor jewels...
Forum: Royal Jewels 10-08-2009, 12:06 AM
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Views: 149,158
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The sapphire pieces in her necklace may have come...

The sapphire pieces in her necklace may have come from The Duchess of Windsor, perhaps as jeweled clips from Van Cleef & Arpels. Princess Michael is known to be quite creative in designing her...
Forum: Royal Jewels 10-03-2009, 03:31 PM
Replies: 541
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Posted By branchg
That's a big sapphire ring. It may be from The...

That's a big sapphire ring. It may be from The Duchess of Windsor, but re-set into a modern setting, as a recent picture showed with a mysterious emerald cobochon ring.
Forum: Royal Jewels 10-02-2009, 09:02 AM
Replies: 541
Views: 149,158
Posted By branchg
Princess Victoria left her country home, Coppins,...

Princess Victoria left her country home, Coppins, to George and Marina, which was sold by the present Duke in 1972. The only jewels in the Kent line were the pieces Princess Marina received as...
Forum: Royal Jewels 10-01-2009, 12:49 PM
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Posted By branchg
If Prince and Princess Michael of Kent need...

If Prince and Princess Michael of Kent need substantial money (and I suspect they do), she would be smart to put ALL of the jewels she received from The Duchess of Windsor in the auction. There's...
Forum: Royal Jewels 10-01-2009, 12:45 PM
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Posted By branchg
The Kents are not well-off and never have been. ...

The Kents are not well-off and never have been. Prince George spent lavishly and Marina was not from a wealthy family (Greece) with little in the way of a dowry, although she certainly had some...
Forum: Royal Jewels 05-30-2009, 01:39 PM
Replies: 541
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Posted By branchg
It certainly looks real! It may be from another...

It certainly looks real! It may be from another emerald piece given to her by The Duchess as a gift, or left to her in the will. Princess Michael inherited some additional pieces in 1986.
Forum: Royal Jewels 02-09-2009, 08:31 AM
Replies: 541
Views: 149,158
Posted By branchg
Not that anyone has seen or published.

Not that anyone has seen or published.
Forum: Royal Jewels 02-07-2009, 10:54 PM
Replies: 541
Views: 149,158
Posted By branchg
Marie-Christine also received a diamond ring,...

Marie-Christine also received a diamond ring, sapphire & diamond earrings, and a sapphire & diamond bracelet from The Duchess. Princess Alexandra and The Duchess of Kent were also left some pieces in...
Forum: Royal Jewels 01-27-2009, 04:18 PM
Replies: 541
Views: 149,158
Posted By branchg
Actually, it was shown later by researching the...

Actually, it was shown later by researching the Royal Archives that Queen Mary actually overpaid for many of the Russian jewels she acquired from Grand Duchesses Xenia and Olga. The value of these...
Forum: Royal Jewels 01-24-2006, 06:23 PM
Replies: 541
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Posted By branchg
No, it wasn't. Leslie Fields states in her book...

No, it wasn't. Leslie Fields states in her book it was a wedding gift from Katharine's parents. The Cambridge sapphire parure was from Queen Mary to Princess Marina who left it to The Duke after...
Forum: Royal Jewels 12-25-2005, 08:43 AM
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Posted By branchg
The Queen's cousins are not particularly wealthy...

The Queen's cousins are not particularly wealthy and she takes care of their expenses to ensure they have a life of dignity. Katharine, Duchess of Kent has her own private money from her father and...
Forum: Royal Jewels 10-17-2005, 09:06 AM
Replies: 541
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Posted By branchg
Those are citrines, not yellow diamonds....LOL!...

Those are citrines, not yellow diamonds....LOL! If Princess Michael had diamonds that big, she could retire forever.

She has number of beautiful and valuable jewels that belonged to Princess...
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