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Re: King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson (Duke and Duchess of Windsor)
« Reply #105 on: August 17, 2006, 02:03:20 PM »
Do you mean the amethyst and turquoise piece??



That's my favorite!  I love the colors together.  And the big stone at the bottom reminds me of the necklace from the movie Titanic.
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« Reply #106 on: August 17, 2006, 02:26:05 PM »
That's your favourite of all Wallis' jewels?  Or just your favourite of the few that have been posted so far?

Although I love most of her stuff, I would have to say my favourite are those two luscious strands of pearls - one had an immense pendant -  and the matching white and black pearl earrings.  I will post a pic later.

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Re: King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson (Duke and Duchess of Windsor)
« Reply #107 on: August 17, 2006, 04:36:32 PM »
Do you mean the amethyst and turquoise piece??



I sort of like this one a lot--and I'm not a fan of much of Wallis's jewelry (too modernish for me, I'm an old stick-in-the-mud) and I don't like turquoises much either. Still, I like the design and the amethysts (which are amongst my favorite) are gorgeous.
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Re: King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson (Duke and Duchess of Windsor)
« Reply #108 on: August 17, 2006, 05:55:28 PM »
That's your favourite of all Wallis' jewels?  Or just your favourite of the few that have been posted so far?

Although I love most of her stuff, I would have to say my favourite are those two luscious strands of pearls - one had an immense pendant -  and the matching white and black pearl earrings.  I will post a pic later.



Well, my favorite of the ones I've seen so far.  I love the colors together. 
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Re: King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson (Duke and Duchess of Windsor)
« Reply #109 on: August 17, 2006, 06:12:17 PM »
My favorite??


The sapphire and diamond engagement bracelet!!!   :o :o :o


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« Reply #110 on: August 17, 2006, 07:44:25 PM »
Here are those pearls...



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Re: King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson (Duke and Duchess of Windsor)
« Reply #111 on: August 17, 2006, 08:59:35 PM »
Didn't Queen Mary leave them to the Duke in her will, as sort of a gesture of forgiveness, or something like that?
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« Reply #112 on: August 17, 2006, 09:07:43 PM »
That is thought to be the case, however, I've never been sure which one of those it was. 

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Re: King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson (Duke and Duchess of Windsor)
« Reply #113 on: August 17, 2006, 09:52:22 PM »
This one's for you Tampa!




This one's for you Eddieboy!  (sorry it's not in colour...)




I don't know who this one is for...not entirely happy with the scan, but oh well...




This one's for me.  Although not my fave piece of emerald jewellery - the design is a bit humdrum IMO - but the stones really are amazing, and the diamond part of the necklace sort of reminds me of the Teck circle, so that's enough to make me happy!

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Re: King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson (Duke and Duchess of Windsor)
« Reply #114 on: August 17, 2006, 09:53:34 PM »
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It wasn't that she "used to be a man", so much as they claim she had "androgen insensitivity syndrome", or testicular feminization.  It means someone is born looking female, but has an XY chromosome. 

And you know what though?  Even if she DID have it-which I highly doubt-she was a woman.  She identified as a woman, and that's all that matters-anything else would be her own damned business.

Again, Guinastasia -- do you have any solid evidence for this, or is it just your own personal opinion? 


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« Reply #115 on: August 17, 2006, 10:25:49 PM »
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It wasn't that she "used to be a man", so much as they claim she had "androgen insensitivity syndrome", or testicular feminization.  It means someone is born looking female, but has an XY chromosome. 

And you know what though?  Even if she DID have it-which I highly doubt-she was a woman.  She identified as a woman, and that's all that matters-anything else would be her own damned business.

Again, Guinastasia -- do you have any solid evidence for this, or is it just your own personal opinion? 




Solid evidence for what?  That AIS actually exists?  Indeed it does.  That there were nasty rumors about her being intersexed and what not?  Face it, that is fact-there WERE such rumors.  Now, I personally do not believe them.  HOWEVER, my point is, even IF (note the IF) they were, in fact, true, would that really matter?  Would it be anyone else's business?  No.  And it wouldn't be grounds for treating her as some kind of freak. 
As far as the public should be concerned, Wallis was a woman, whether or not she had some kind of disorder (which I don't believe she did). 

I simply wondered what the opinion of serious scholars was. 

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Re: King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson (Duke and Duchess of Windsor)
« Reply #116 on: August 17, 2006, 10:59:38 PM »
That thesis was postulated in a rather controversial bio of her a few years back. I can't remember the name or the author, but it was published. It might have been the same book that said that they might have been Nazi spies ? I have several books on the Windsors, but not that one.
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Re: King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson (Duke and Duchess of Windsor)
« Reply #117 on: August 17, 2006, 11:21:24 PM »
Didn't Queen Mary leave them to the Duke in her will, as sort of a gesture of forgiveness, or something like that?

I'm not sure if this is the set or not but, yes, she did leave a pearl necklace to David to give to Wallis.
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Re: King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson (Duke and Duchess of Windsor)
« Reply #118 on: August 17, 2006, 11:41:51 PM »
There was a story, I think in one of the many biographies, that said she was pregnant in her first marriage. Her husband, who was abusive, beat her hard enough to cause a miscarriage which left her infertile.

Though, of course, there's the 'secret daughter' that David & Wallis were forced to give away in 1934. She even has a website. http://we3.org/   :o ::)
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Re: King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson (Duke and Duchess of Windsor)
« Reply #119 on: August 18, 2006, 12:42:56 AM »
She was a woman period ... >:(

Exactly my point-thank you.

grandduchessella, I read that somewhere too-that her first husband caused her to miscarry and injured her badly enough that she couldn't conceive again.  How sad.  I know it's definitely a fact that he was abusive. 

Secret daughter-ha!  That's almost as good as the website of Anthony Goralski-remember him?  The supposed illegitimate grandson of Nicholas by an affair that the Tsar had with an illegitimate half-sister.  Or the claims that Nicky and Alix had a fifth daughter who was stolen away.

I love nutjob websites!
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