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Re: Windsor Jewels Part 4
« Reply #540 on: October 06, 2006, 09:42:41 AM »
Yes...Diana does loved chokers. Maybe The Queen should have given her the dog-collars of Queen Alexandra ?  ???

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Re: Windsor Jewels Part 4
« Reply #541 on: October 06, 2006, 09:48:17 AM »
I wonder if she was ever allowed to borrow the Prince Albert Brooch?

It has been said that Diana was not fond of brooches and disliked wearing ithem.  QEQM gave her a massive sapphire and diamond brooch (larger than the PA brooch) and she only wore it a few times in its original form - a state banquet with the visiting Queen Beatrix springs immediately to mind - before having it adapted to wear as the centre ornament in a nine-row pearl choker. 

It looked magnificent as the centrepiece of the pearl choker.  It was probably my favourite of all Diana's jewels.

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Re: Windsor Jewels Part 4
« Reply #542 on: October 06, 2006, 09:54:05 AM »
Unfortunately, I cannot locate the pic of the brooch as worn at the banquet, but here is the reworked version.



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Re: Windsor Jewels Part 4
« Reply #543 on: October 06, 2006, 10:28:19 AM »
tracked down a pic...


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Re: Windsor Jewels Part 4
« Reply #544 on: October 07, 2006, 06:03:08 AM »
Yes that choker does Belong to our beloved Queen..

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Re: Windsor Jewels Part 4
« Reply #545 on: October 07, 2006, 06:15:59 AM »
This chocker was made from family pearls, with the central diamond motif; there is also the option of adding another two additional strands of pearls.

I have only ever seen HM wear it once.

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Re: Windsor Jewels Part 4
« Reply #546 on: October 07, 2006, 12:07:21 PM »
Since this page has far exceeded the unofficial '20 page' rule, I'm going to start a new Windsor Jewels thread. Any further discussions on the brooch, Spencer tiara, etc...can be continued on here so as not to lose continuity but any new topics should be started on the new thread.
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