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Re: Windsor Jewelry We Love to Hate
« Reply #390 on: October 19, 2011, 03:28:59 PM »
I think even ashdean is not disputing the fact that the Queen does not seem to have a pair of Topaz pendent earrings. So the claim of "the present Queen has pendent earrings of every precious stone" is not supported by fact. Despite she might have opal earrings. That is the point I am trying to make : avoid making sweeping statements, because we all do not have access to the Queen's jewel box. To accept something just because somebody said it does not make the absolutely truth.

Except that topazes aren't really precious stones, are they? Going by the general consensus, precious stones would be diamonds, rubies, sapphires, emeralds. I believe the Queen does have pendant earrings in those stones. If ashdean was going by that standard he would be correct. Topazes and the like are considered semi-precious, are they not? If stones such as these are considered precious, I will have to go back and re-evaluate my own collection!  :)

There was some debate on another forum as to whether she wore a pair of pink topaz earrings sometime back. I didn't follow it closely enough to know what the consensus was on that.

Please let's refrain from personal attacks. Debate, even heated debate, is fine but let us avoid the name-calling, please.
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Re: Windsor Jewelry We Love to Hate
« Reply #391 on: October 19, 2011, 03:55:25 PM »
I usually did not started name calling, but give as good as I take. If you follow the thread somewhere name calling began to appear against me.

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Re: Windsor Jewelry We Love to Hate
« Reply #392 on: October 20, 2011, 10:29:49 AM »
I usually did not started name calling, but give as good as I take. If you follow the thread somewhere name calling began to appear against me.

ANYONE participating in the name-calling is in violation of Forum rules whether they started it or are continuing it.
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Re: Windsor Jewelry We Love to Hate
« Reply #393 on: October 20, 2011, 02:59:37 PM »
The only pieces that I don't like was the Sophie Wessex tiara and the big Durbar tiara that Camilla wore (looking too much like a Miss World Crown), as I think only Queen Mary could get away with wearing it.

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Re: Windsor Jewelry We Love to Hate
« Reply #394 on: October 30, 2011, 12:46:45 PM »
HM wore the Aquamarine parure on her final evening in Australia. I may be in the minority, but I loathe this parure and wouldn't mind seeing it being broken up. It's just too bulky. The tiara with its central rectangular aquamarine is just ugly in my opinion. The bracelet is probably the only item in this set that I kind of like.

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Re: Windsor Jewelry We Love to Hate
« Reply #395 on: October 31, 2011, 03:08:11 AM »
HM wore the Aquamarine parure on her final evening in Australia. I may be in the minority, but I loathe this parure and wouldn't mind seeing it being broken up. It's just too bulky. The tiara with its central rectangular aquamarine is just ugly in my opinion. The bracelet is probably the only item in this set that I kind of like.

I absolutely agree, and I'm not much of a fan of the bracelet, either.  Though my mother said, when we saw them on display, that she'd take the lot.