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The British Royal Family *Windsor* => Kate Middleton => Topic started by: CarryingOn on June 22, 2016, 03:04:21 am



Title: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: CarryingOn on June 22, 2016, 03:04:21 am
^ I'm in the same bracket age wise and also love pearls! I used to associate strands of pearls with the 50s as teenager, but for a long while I don't think of them anymore as 50s style and have always loved pearl earrings and pearls in other jewellery funnily. I too love Mikimoto! I'm no snob when it comes to pearls and don't care whether they are cultured or "real", it is too hard for real ones to come across anyway, so think cultured are the perfect solution. Cultured form in the same manner as "real" ones anyway, so who cares  :dontknow: And I know the necklace you are talking about and would love to get my mitts on one of those!

Oh and animal cruelty.. Have not read anyone go up in arms over pearls, but I fully believe it. Everything nowadays is animal cruelty, cruelty in general, racist, sth-phobic etc etc Can't hear it anymore!  :sly:

Although I am older, I have always loved pearls myself. When I turned 18, grandparents gave me a pearl necklace. Essentially it are several strands of thin platinum with pearls of different sizes scattered randomly on the strands. The pearls are both grey and white.
I wear it very often as it is both professional but also playful because of the randomness of the pearls.

To get the idea:
http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/djs-jewelry-woodland?select=-ke3A7NHY2y7VgTWdWS9Mw


I'm in my 30's and I'm wearing pink pearl earrings at work today.

Back on topic....I think it's also telling that, besides Big Blue Precious, we don't ever see her wearing any of Di's jewels. An argument can be made that times are tough for all Brits so the RF is cutting back on big ticket items like jewelry but (in theory) there shouldn't be anything stopping her from wearing Di's.

Says a lot that neither Will nor Harry will let her touch them.

Glad to see I'm not the only who loves pearls at a young age. I had a faux pearl necklace when I was a little girl. I just thought it was so gorgeous and I felt glamorous and elegant wearing them :tehe: I have loved pearls ever since. I think I always knew I was going to grow up and get a real one. Though, of course, I grew up and realized that there are stages to this and I'm still at the 'save! save! save!' stage of life, not the 'buy pearls and be fabulous' stage LOL

@HRHOlya Yes!! It's just gorgeous!

That necklace sounds gorgeous Countess! Fave grandparents for life :the:

And I agree with everyone else, I don't think we'll see her wearing any of Diana's jewels.


Title: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Mandosiel on June 22, 2016, 03:28:21 am
Well he did gift her his mothers sapphire and diamond earrings, which she turned into drop earrings but aside from the ring and those. Nada. :dontknow:


Title: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: HRHOlya on June 22, 2016, 11:28:59 am
^ Those are not Diana's. I have read several times that the Medds had them made right after Waity got the ring of doom. They don't look like any of Diana's either. At best they could be the smaller part of the set were a cluster was on top and bottom, but again I don't think they'd dismantle anything and I fully believe the Medds had them custom made.


Title: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: livylivy on June 22, 2016, 12:37:53 pm
I agree. I read that they aren' t Diana' s earrings too and actually they look a little different from Diana' s earrings.

I think Kate or her family ( I mean whoever bought them)  were trying to channel Diana again


Title: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Mandosiel on June 22, 2016, 02:25:37 pm
It's just creepy is what it is.


Title: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: india on June 22, 2016, 04:32:19 pm
It's a form of stalking. That's what The Potato Head is all about.


Title: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Mandosiel on June 22, 2016, 05:32:31 pm
http://pin.it/oDp2saa (http://pin.it/oDp2saa)
http://pin.it/TD3Yu7Z (http://pin.it/TD3Yu7Z)
I dont get her, if she's got these and they would've matched her outfit why didnt she pair them?

Also found this:
http://pin.it/2_g3RC_ (http://pin.it/2_g3RC_)


Title: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: HRHOlya on June 22, 2016, 05:49:33 pm
They could only be the top part of these ( http://blog.angara.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/DianaDoubleDropSapphireEarrings.jpg ), but even in this picture it is obvious they are not, Waity's are smaller than these smaller ones on top.

Creepy fits it. When I discovered this forum some moons ago I thought you were all nut cases esp when saying Kate was copying Diana, b/c in some cases yes it is obvious that she is, but in some only the colour is the same, or the neckline and I thought you were bonkers. Wasn't Waity's fan by any stretch, but thought you were the proverbial "haters" (even though I often agreed, you just seemed to sometimes cross the line by far). Having combed through this and one other forum at length I have come to the conclusion that actually you all saw everything for exactly what it is and Waity copies even just a colour scheme (you were never crossing any line by any stretch). It is awful. The best is of course that I saw the light and joined  :flirt:

^ That's hilarious (last link) and shows just what an idiot she is and that she has no clue what to buy and just goes for the same shyte... smh...


Title: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Mandosiel on June 22, 2016, 07:38:22 pm
The earrings in question were supposedly Kate's modern twist on these earrings worn by Diana.

http://pin.it/QINXQfp (http://pin.it/QINXQfp)


Title: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: livylivy on June 22, 2016, 08:05:23 pm
Thank you!
Honestly I think they aren' t Diana' s earring remodernized, I think they are a new pair because Kate' s are more oval than Diana's.


Title: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: HRHOlya on June 22, 2016, 08:06:58 pm
I don't know, it was several times whispered that the Medds made them.

https://pmchollywoodlife.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/070611_dianna_earring110706132002.jpg

In some pics Waity's look lighter blue than Diana's in similar light and smaller and very different, like here (there are more pics obvs were they look vastly different)

http://s1.ibtimes.com/sites/www.ibtimes.com/files/styles/lg/public/2012/10/03/2011/07/26/137523-diana-s-pair-of-sapphire-and-diamond-earrings.jpg

The palace, nor Waity, ever said they were Diana's. They use the poor woman whenever they can, if they were Diana's they'd have said so for the "aaahhhhh how sweet" effect. Even though everyone says "eeewww no!"


Title: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: HRHOlya on June 22, 2016, 10:36:42 pm
Very sorry for the double post, but I can't edit my old one to add my question:

She's wearing a bracelet tonight I do not think I have seen before. It's always the same earrings though. Anyone know anything about the bracelet? For reference

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/06/22/21/3590478F00000578-3654872-image-a-60_1466628997243.jpg


Title: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Mandosiel on June 22, 2016, 10:47:02 pm
Didnt she wear it to the Chinese President thing were she had two chunky mismatched bracelets?


Title: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: HRHOlya on June 22, 2016, 10:52:43 pm
^ I think at the time she wore queenie's wedding bracelet and her own she got from Charlie. (from Charles http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-YLLbVmnYvOg/UpI8psSdCUI/AAAAAAAAleQ/7Mtdi9xxFJU/s1600/catherine+duchess.jpg )
Went for a quick look and you might be right, doesn't look like the one from Charlie

http://cdn2-b.examiner.com/sites/default/files/styles/article_large/hash/83/ee/83ee983b4a729ca33a7e8cf49bb3fec7.jpg?itok=_cZdAvEk

http://i2.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article6670864.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/Kate-Middleton-at-State-Banquet.jpg

On the left hand. Any info on it?


Title: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: livylivy on June 22, 2016, 11:12:08 pm
It looks like Charlie' s one to me. Definitely Charle' s bacelet in my opinion


Title: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Mandosiel on June 22, 2016, 11:16:50 pm
No its a new one. On closer inspection its not any of those.


Title: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: HRHOlya on June 22, 2016, 11:37:08 pm
^^ No way, Charlie's is the first link I posted and the bracelet from tonight and the Chinese banquet is a lot bigger and has many more diamonds... I cannot believe this to be a real bracelet, unless it was a wedding gift and she unearthed it now, it is huge and seeing how her budget was slashed dramatically over the past few years she can't have purchased it.. Wedding gift or loan?


Title: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: HRHOlya on June 22, 2016, 11:51:49 pm
sorry for double posting again  :sorry: but I finally found out about the bracelet, it used to be queen Mary's choker and then it was converted to a bracelet, which the queen mum used to wear often

http://hrhduchesskate.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/a-recap-of-kates-october-november.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3281221/Duchess-chooses-Princess-Margaret-s-favourite-Lotus-Flower-headpiece-Queen-Mother-s-jewels-state-banquet.html

An image of q Mary wearing the choker

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/10/21/00/2D9C42CB00000578-3281221-image-m-52_1445385493598.jpg

On Chutney as bracelet

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-YC7N0r-ZJW8/VjPx50RTHTI/AAAAAAAA1pw/_MXh6nemQQo/s1600/state%2Bbanquet%2Bjewels.jpg

Mystery solved, I have my peace haha


Title: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: livylivy on June 22, 2016, 11:53:48 pm
The point is if it was new it would have been hyped, you know anytime Kate gets a new pair of earring it is so hyped everywhere. That' s why I don' t think it is new.
After all we see her jewels through pictures, we can' t see them properly, they look pretty similar to me


Title: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: HRHOlya on June 22, 2016, 11:57:27 pm
^ Very true, did not think of that. It's an old piece from queen Mary anyway, so we know now what it is  :thumbsup:


Title: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: livylivy on June 22, 2016, 11:59:49 pm
 :shy:
I thought you were talking about the other bracelet sorry  :shy:


Title: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: HRHOlya on June 23, 2016, 12:02:18 am
No worries  :flower: It's the same with these two for 5 years now, so very hard to keep everything straight and on track  :tehe:


Title: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: annecros on June 23, 2016, 03:03:33 am
It appears at the very least, that the chandelier earrings (provenance unknown, but loaned by the Queen) and Queen Mary's choker bracelet are on permanent loan. Not bad. I've seen the Papyrus twice and the Lover's knot once. I would love to see the Lover's Trophy choker on the duchess, but it may not exist any more. Mary was known to fiddle around with things.


Title: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Kuei Fei on June 23, 2016, 03:18:04 am
When Kate becomes Princess of Wales, she will end up getting a load of jewels that were earmarked for William's next wife. Charles will be required to give her some pieces of her own on permanent loan and she will get gifts, if only because of her position as consort of the direct heir.


Title: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: HRHOlya on June 23, 2016, 01:27:47 pm
^^ Not too bad, but not really good either. It's just one pair of earrings (which are smallish seeing other earrings they have) and one bracelet, which are seemingly on permanent loan. That's it. All else goes straight back (supposedly), even the tiaras.

^ Let's hope this sham of a marriage will be over by then. All the jewels she'll get as POW, should she get there, will definitely be only out of courtesy, nothing else. And I don't think that Charlie will be overly generous. He'll grudgingly give what he has to and otherwise any gifts from others will be because they have to give her sth...


Title: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: CathyJane on June 23, 2016, 08:31:11 pm
When Kate becomes Princess of Wales, she will end up getting a load of jewels that were earmarked for William's next wife. Charles will be required to give her some pieces of her own on permanent loan and she will get gifts, if only because of her position as consort of the direct heir.


That's a huge IF.  8)


Title: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: kolkomilko on June 24, 2016, 09:18:07 am
I thin the truth is that she has only a few jewels and they are the same. She wears them by turns.


Title: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: india on June 24, 2016, 12:32:43 pm
The Queen has LOANED NOT GIVEN The Potato Head those jewels. I am sure the Queen snatches them right back after The Thing wears them.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Alexandrine on June 24, 2016, 03:39:45 pm
Still the best site for the jewels though sadly not updated recently

http://www.dianasjewels.net/indexcatherine.htm


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: HRHOlya on July 07, 2016, 02:12:36 pm
New earrings she wore to the Art fund Prize last night and today to Wimbledon

http://mobile.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/bef20791bd8db650077044b74f3cd2bbaab0ef38/c=197-0-3303-2335&r=x483&c=640x480/local/-/media/2016/07/07/USATODAY/USATODAY/636034789424420926-GTY-545303756-83176632.JPG


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: HRHOlya on July 07, 2016, 10:02:15 pm
The earrings have been identified: They are by Soru Jewellery, Baroque Pearl Double Sided Earrings and cost 130 pounds.

https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/s600x600/13645267_1085314191557445_101382730251777863_n.jpg?oh=e59616c1e665193faba26ff015ff21ee&oe=57F835B1


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: livylivy on July 07, 2016, 11:19:28 pm
£ 130 ?
Good job Charles!!!  :tehe:

I mean Charles must have yanked her budjet a lot  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: HRHOlya on July 07, 2016, 11:24:25 pm
I think so too. His expenses may have gone up and her wardrobe still costs a fortune, but it's not as nice as in the first year. Either she shops like a loon and it's all hidden (which we know is the case), or part of the expenses are funnelled elsewhere, because it cannot be Waity's wardrobe or jewellery. Maybe the expenses are up bc of all the wigs and extensions.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: livylivy on July 07, 2016, 11:41:35 pm
 :thumbsup:

Also she' s been recycling a lot lately: at the gala, where a new gown would have been expected, she wore the Jenny Packham dress again for example.
I think Charles is yanking plus what he gives her is mainly spent in fake hair and cosmetic surgery in my opinion: she looked so tired at somme and today she looked much fresher ( well, fresh is not the right adjective for Kate, I meant better). I think she went to her surgeon to do soething


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Kuei Fei on July 07, 2016, 11:45:57 pm
She must be frustrated; trophy wives get better stuff and by now she must seethe that she doesn't have massive amounts of rocks. Even Fergie got better stuff at the time of her wedding and also got stuff along the way. She's surrounded by these women who have much better stuff and basically either earned it or have husband who adore spoiling them.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: HRHOlya on July 08, 2016, 12:30:47 am
Thanks for reminding me, indeed that botox and those fillers must cost a fortune. Plus the veneers which also must be renewed, personal trainer, it adds up.

Kate must definitely be seething! All that hard work, and for what? As is often said on this forum, she would have been so so much better off if she "just" concentrated on snagging a rich guy, all her dreams would have come true and she would have the life she wanted: trophy wife living in the country, with housekeepers and regular shopping trips and holidays in Mustique. But no, they had too aim way too high and now they are in a mess they can't get out of, and I mean the Medds (and the Winds are in this horrid mess too now).


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: HRHOlya on July 10, 2016, 02:45:20 pm
Looking through this year's Wimbledon pics, it has occured to me now for the umpteenth time that Waity has only one watch: the Cartier Ballon Bleu. No other watch, either from Cartier or other high end brand. I am very very surprised. Diana had several and most women have several, how come Waity has only that one? Pippa seems to have the same watch these days, hers may or may not feature diamonds though.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: livylivy on July 10, 2016, 06:27:20 pm
Even her earring she' s wearing today
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/07/10/14/36219C8100000578-3683114-image-m-121_1468159063928.jpg

look quite cheap, like the other £ 130 pearl ones she wore last time at Wimbledon.

Kate must be so disappointed about what she' s been given. She doesn' t have much sunbstantial at all and she signed for the posh life 5 years ago, yet she' s not  living what she had actually expected


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: gingerboy24 on July 10, 2016, 10:22:33 pm
New earrings she wore to the Art fund Prize last night and today to Wimbledon

http://mobile.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/bef20791bd8db650077044b74f3cd2bbaab0ef38/c=197-0-3303-2335&r=x483&c=640x480/local/-/media/2016/07/07/USATODAY/USATODAY/636034789424420926-GTY-545303756-83176632.JPG

Looks like tombstones to match those graveyard teeth, how awful.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: india on July 10, 2016, 11:05:26 pm
Her lips are getting thinner by the minute.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: HRHOlya on July 10, 2016, 11:24:02 pm
^ Don't, or we'll get these lips back http://www.plasticsurgeryhits.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Kate-Middleton-Plastic-Surgery.jpg
http://cdn.skim.gs/image/upload/c_fill,dpr_1.0,w_940/v1456345546/msi/kate-middleton-gray-hair_bh4qxh.jpg
or this https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2015-04/1/17/enhanced/webdr08/grid-cell-7097-1427922312-15.jpg
Quite obvious that she's had her nose done http://www.fashionstylestrend.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/kate-middleton-nose-job-520x426.jpg
Nose and the ageing is so so bad http://www.herinterest.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Kate-Middleton-Plastic-Surgery.jpg


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Alexandrine on July 10, 2016, 11:29:51 pm
^off topic chat  :hi:


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: HRHOlya on July 10, 2016, 11:35:32 pm
^ I know  :sorry: Felt bad about that, but couldn't resist.. Still interested in why waity has only one watch and pip seems to have the same suddenly, to get back on topic  :tehe: Feel free to move the post above into the appropriate section!


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: gingerboy24 on July 11, 2016, 04:34:28 pm
I think so too. His expenses may have gone up and her wardrobe still costs a fortune, but it's not as nice as in the first year. Either she shops like a loon and it's all hidden (which we know is the case), or part of the expenses are funnelled elsewhere, because it cannot be Waity's wardrobe or jewellery. Maybe the expenses are up bc of all the wigs and extensions.

There were several articles telling us that she shops at some Outlet place not too far from Dingley Dell. Also, a lot of the frocks are labelled "sold out" if anyone is daft enough to want to try and buy one, but that is because they were from the collection of the year before, or end of range. She buys them and she and her sidekick mutilate them to suit council cath.  It was the same with frocks in India, she and the sidekick hashed thos up as well.  You will often notice puckered seams and things not quite right, that is because the two of them hack it around.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Kuei Fei on July 11, 2016, 09:04:47 pm
The little-known jewellery brand LOVED by the Duchess of Cambridge: How thrifty Kate can't stop wearing a £130 pair of earrings designed by two Sicilian sisters

Kate, 34, wore a pair of Soru earrings not once but twice this month
18ct yellow gold vermeil on sterling silver earrings cost £130
She wore them at Wimbledon and a glitzy art ceremony


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3684104/The-little-known-jewellery-brand-LOVED-Duchess-Cambridge-thrifty-Kate-t-stop-wearing-130-pair-earrings-designed-two-Sicilian-sisters.html#ixzz4E8H1MyqT


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: livylivy on August 03, 2016, 09:00:26 pm
I' ve found this interesting article about kate' s collecion of Kiki Mcdonough earrings on Katemiddletonreview

http://katemiddletonreview.com/2016/08/02/kate-middletons-kiki-mcdonough-earring-collection/

The earring she has are all rather similar , they are nearly  identical  :thumbsdown:
They are overpriced and as many comments say they are way too childish for a 34 year old duchess.
Moreover IMO if you have very similar earrings it doesn' t look you change them, I mean it looks that you' re always wearing the same earrings :  you changed them but it doesn' t look so at all. Plus they don' t look worth the wife of the heir to the heir, they don' t look " royal". Diana used to wear such huge "bling bling"  :flirt:.

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Such an extravagent cost for so little variety and so little impact when wearing them. Like her shoes. And her clothes. And her purses. And her life, really. I would rather have two or three pairs of bold, statement earring over these little bits.
Exactly! Instead og having so many small cheap looking earring, why not buying a couple of BIG lavish earrings?

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These all remind me of something one could find at a Swarovski store. Pretty, yes, but not something that I would ever consider becoming a family heirloom. For the prices she pays she could pick something more impressive, in my opinion. Kate likes what she likes in shoes, jewelry, and colors of dresses…that’s fine but the media needs to stop considering her a fashion icon.
:thumbsup:

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I find the shaped ones — the leafs, which always look like hearts to me, and the flower ones — just unbelievably twee and cutesy.


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I’ve observed that Kate tries to channel a demure, early twenties vibe which comes across as twee, as well as kind of delusional on her part. Kate was never that ‘demure, innocent gel from the conservative upper classes’, aka Diana, at least from what we saw and heard prior to her inevitable whitewashing. Both she and William do exhibit strong signs of arrested development. Maybe they are trying to re-capture the times when they were popular, which was in their early twenties, before their true characters became known? Kate’s wardrobe veers from the frumpy mumsy look to the gynecologically explicit. The latter is pure Kate (vain, sexualised) and the former is because someone has pulled her into age-inappropriate attire better suited to a woman in her 60’s. Neither works

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Money can’t buy style or class. I can’t believe she keeps buying essentially the same piece over and over. But the thing that drives me crazy is she is a senior royal, she needs to up her jewellery game. She can’t keep dressing like a 20-something who’s picking up her outfit for Saturday night on the High Street.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: kolkomilko on August 04, 2016, 08:31:39 am
She likes "The Ring" and earrings only but her hair is too long for wearring earrings because they can't be seen.   


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Alexandrine on August 04, 2016, 11:34:51 pm
I dislike the Kiki Mcdonough earring collection. I don't think they are ugly well at least not all. But they are always so similar is like seen once seen every one of them.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 16, 2016, 05:18:42 pm
I've said it before, she's not making out of this well. Camilla as mistress got frequent gifts of jewelry and other perks, but Kate has so little to show for all her years as a girlfriend and now wife.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: HRHOlya on October 02, 2016, 10:12:53 pm
Asprey Woodland Charms necklace: £17,000 (plus four charms = £26,200)

(from this article) http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3815369/Duchess-Cambridge-s-66-000-Canada-wardrobe-expensive-yet.html

This is the only pic the article provides, no close-up, but even that is enough to see that it is a simple gold chain necklace, how on earth can just the necklace cost £17,000, when you can get a simple gold chain necklace exactly like that for maybe a couple of hundred (with spiked gold prices these days)???????????? And the charms say ca 9,000 (all 4 together), I mean what the heck!!!! Who in their right mind on this earth pays that much for simple gold jewellery, even if it were with major gems adorned, it would still not be worth that much!!! If she thinks she has good jewellery she can sell if needed if the Winds hang her *butt* out dry, then girlfriend is dead wrong..


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 02, 2016, 11:03:34 pm
She does it because she CAN; to show off, to show the planet that she has 'made it' and can afford to waste big money on junk. She's no different than any other kept woman who wants to make it clear that SHE landed the ultimate sugar daddy. Just like how she dropped ISSA after getting access to McQueen or other major name brands. As for the Italian designers, let her shun British made and make a fool of herself.

Considering how she got William I don't think restraint or staying within boundaries is really her thing.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: YooperModerator on October 03, 2016, 12:58:15 am
$26K for that dinky thing?  And the price of gold is down right now.  About $1k an ounce so unless she's got almost 2 pounds of gold around her neck it's a complete rip-off.  It's kinda like wearing a liter of bottled water around your neck (or a little less than a quart for the US people).


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: cate1949 on October 03, 2016, 01:25:10 am
she spends too much for her jewels but that is because she goes for "brand name" stuff.  The McDonough pieces - which I like - could be had for 1/3 of that she pays if she bought generic stuff.  I have a few pairs of earrings almost exactly like those McDonough earrings for a great deal less than she paid.

same thing with the acorn - I have seen that charm for a fraction of what she paid - but in a generic brand.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: HRHOlya on October 03, 2016, 01:54:50 am
She really just pays for the name and nothing else, which is utterly ridiculous. For what she spent on that dingly piece and the many other dingly pieces, she could have accumulated the same dingly pieces from other brands plus some nice bigger bling. smh.

I thought I'd be a bit generous by stating that the gold price is up, but yeah, let's not go there again, really shouldn't make up small excuses for any of them. smh at myself.

Here's a closer but not clear look at said necklace, which is really really small but costs as much as a car https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cts2avIUEAECUzH.jpg smh again *neck hurts from smh so much*


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 03, 2016, 03:06:39 am
Just by going to online market places she could find gorgeous bling for a little over 1k each and have almost twenty-six pieces of bling in her jewel box. Instead she goes for name brand stuff that won't do anything for her in the long run. That much I am certain of.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: kolkomilko on October 03, 2016, 08:59:51 am
^^^ She must spends too much for her jewels because she hasn't too much. She is hardly got any. lol


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: india on October 03, 2016, 11:33:38 am
It was probably a freebie.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: HRHOlya on October 03, 2016, 05:07:06 pm
^ Good reminder, forgot about freebies. Yes, well possible. Also the acorn theme (one of the charms is an acorn I think)..


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: india on October 03, 2016, 05:28:11 pm
The acorn is part of the nasty family crest on the signet rings of the scrag end Middletons.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: HRHOlya on October 03, 2016, 05:43:33 pm
Yes, that was my point but I was too lazy to elaborate  :shy: Took a page out of the Cambs playbook  :spy:

B/c it's the part of the "family crest", it may have been a freebie of Asprey to get in their good books and get some free promotion. She's had that piece for a few years now I believe, so she got it a good while ago. Either she paid too much because it promotes her family, or it was a freebie by Asprey as it "fits". I can imagine that that Kiki McD sends her freebies too. Her Cartier watch is rumoured to be a freebie from a Cartier polo match Will attended, but they always pretend as if he gifts her her dingly shoddy pieces even though we know she gets them either sent or buys them herself.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: india on October 03, 2016, 05:47:32 pm
Broken Bill is one cheap skate. He probably thinks since he married the Scrag End that's all she deserves and she's lucky enough to have that. He's a real prince now isn't he?


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: deGuernsey on October 03, 2016, 06:02:18 pm
Broken Bill is one cheap skate. He probably thinks since he married the Scrag End that's all she deserves and she's lucky enough to have that. He's a real prince now isn't he?


Why should he be forced to give her anything at all including his name (read title). That bytch doesnt give a shyt about PW.  All she cares about is getti by money and social status off the man. He is stupid to even give her the time of day. He should be generous and give her an annulment and one-way ticket to jail. At least he would be keeping her off the chopping block. How very kind. kisss


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 03, 2016, 06:40:33 pm
She isn't owed anything.

After all her trouble-making, after all her idleness, he gave her the ring, title, and his name. Add in a place in history and that is no small thing. I don't believe that she has any business thinking she's entitled to access the Crown Jewels and shop at Chopard just because she wants to. It's not just a budget issue (that family is NEVER going to be truly poor in any sense), but the fact is, her perks are related to her work. At first she did a string of engagements and got a lot of clothes, but now she's not working, so she's not getting anything. Frankly put, she has reached a point in her life when things have no longer been handed to her for just existing, but because she has to work for it.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: gingerboy24 on October 04, 2016, 08:04:52 am
That "eternity" ring she wanted us to believe bill medd gave her, turns out she allegedly bought it herself (or could have been a freebie) from Annoushka   -  it is an Eclipse Diamond Eternity Ring priced at $1400 (approx 100 GBP).  Doesn´t quite match up to being a crown jewel does it.  Who knows, might even have been council caro who bought it for her, anything possible with that vile family.

https://katemiddletonjewelry.com/tag/rings/


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: kolkomilko on October 04, 2016, 10:16:40 am
She thinks that "magic" ring is enough, she makes a lot out of it. Annoys me when she keeps her hands that the ring can be seen.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Fredericka on October 11, 2016, 12:01:51 pm
She just can't show beautiful jewellery off to its full potential - she has to have her long mop covering priceless gems in necklace, or her scrawny neck deflecting from beautiful earrings.  The ring is really the only thing she can show off as it looks good on her ... but the way she always turns her hand towards the camera so it's fully visible is just weird.

Maybe as she greys (more than she already is), she'll go blonde and surprise us with a really chic bob or something ... we can only hope.  She'd really suit a fringe - it would soften her very hard and rapidly aging facial features (because she doesn't eat well and it shows in her face!!).


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Alexandrine on October 11, 2016, 03:03:09 pm
The Duchess of Cambridge has borrowed The Queen's pearl and diamond earrings today for #royalvisitNL via victory murphy


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: gingerboy24 on October 11, 2016, 04:23:45 pm
And who on earth would notice, or even care.  Most of what she wears is not worth much anyway, so one is always left to assume that nothing she wears is of true great value.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: india on October 11, 2016, 05:28:51 pm
Anything worn by a sag face Potato Head is of no consequence.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 22, 2016, 05:21:51 pm
She thinks that "magic" ring is enough, she makes a lot out of it. Annoys me when she keeps her hands that the ring can be seen.

Considering what she did to get that ring, she must certainly want to flaunt it. All those years of humiliation and being rejected publicly by the palace.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Val on October 22, 2016, 06:42:12 pm
^

The constant and very obvious flashing of the ring just maker her look more of a fool than she already is.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: india on October 22, 2016, 07:35:55 pm
Not only is she a fool, she's an a$$ and an evil, controlling, manipulative witch.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Sheridan_is_appalled on October 22, 2016, 08:30:42 pm
It's because the ring defines her.  Without it, she's that Middleton what's-her-name from Bucklebury.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 23, 2016, 08:04:44 pm
Not only is she a fool, she's an a$$ and an evil, controlling, manipulative witch.

I'm amazed that William didn't see through it, but on the other hand, I'm not surprised. Middle class families have a bad side to them, often being saccharine sweet to those they know are wealthy and connected and even titled, but acidic towards those who don't have their trappings. Frankly, Kate's family was sweet as anything to William and he foolishly bought it hook line and sinker. He didn't make it his business to find out just what it was that they were like to other people, for example, those not on the solid middle class, but those on the working class, blue collar end of the spectrum.

Kate is just like those girls who do sugar-baby 'work,' moaning about tuition, but the last time I checked, Prada bags and designer gear do not pay for tuition. All the while putting on airs of virtue once they're getting married. Kate did her graft on her back for a decade, but hasn't made out half as well. Most girls as sugar babies or kept women often get good jewels, but Kate has the occasional jewel, but mainly dinky jewelry that is only expensive because it's a 'name' and frankly to show off that the buyer can afford to waste such large amounts. If I had had 26K to blow on jewels, I would have gone online and bought antique jewels, real diamonds and mainly vintage stuff. The woman has no taste at all, I swear.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: india on October 23, 2016, 08:11:32 pm
How do you expect anything spawned by The Viper to have any taste what so ever?


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Alexandrine on October 23, 2016, 08:17:56 pm
This discussion is off topic.  :flower:


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 25, 2016, 05:05:35 pm
So!

So far she only has a few pieces of real jewels and a box full of overpriced trinkets. I am sure she thought that by now she would have her pick of the Crown Jewels and I remember that engagement article where she supposedly was presented with each crown, but chose a small one.

I think HM often gives certain jewels as a sign of favor, but it's clear that she considers Kate and interloping outsider who isn't welcome. IF Kate were, she would be wearing a great many better jewels, the real rocks that haven't even been seen by the public in centuries.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: buflesse on December 09, 2016, 12:06:52 am
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4014574/She-s-simply-sparkling-Kate-makes-rare-outing-tiara-Queen-spoils-ambassadors-white-tie-Diplomatic-Reception-Buckingham-Palace-s-biggest-event-year.html

Wearing Diana's tiara again


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Miss Hathaway on December 09, 2016, 01:07:47 am
^And she looks horrible.  Does the tiara look smaller (shorter) on Kate than when Diana wore it?   Didn't Kate wear that same red dress to the Palace in that tiara not long ago?


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: cate1949 on December 09, 2016, 05:59:59 am
I think Di's hair style as well as wearing the tiara further forward made it look bigger on Di -



Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: LadyLaura on December 09, 2016, 06:15:31 am
^not to mention better.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: kolkomilko on December 09, 2016, 09:12:48 am
It doesn't suit her. The most important thing for her is to have it but she can't wear it.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Sophie on December 09, 2016, 11:14:14 am
She looks like she's playing dress-up.  Both Camilla and the Queen wear their tiaras well.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Joanna on December 09, 2016, 01:07:00 pm
I agree with all of you. Kate lacks both a certain type of beauty and poise, the kind that is needed to pull the "Tiara look" off, sorry if I'm being mean but really, Diana had beauty and class  :sigh:


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Miss Hathaway on December 09, 2016, 02:43:21 pm
^ Indeed, Kate doesn't have the "presence" to carry off the royal jewels.   I *despise* to say it, cause I'm no Camilla fan, but she looks the best of the three women and carries herself regally.  Her Majesty is shrinking down as old age takes hold and is no longer the majestic presence that she was -- at least in photos.    Sad.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: memyselfandroyals on December 09, 2016, 05:20:53 pm
^ Indeed, Kate doesn't have the "presence" to carry off the royal jewels.   I *despise* to say it, cause I'm no Camilla fan, but she looks the best of the three women and carries herself regally.  Her Majesty is shrinking down as old age takes hold and is no longer the majestic presence that she was -- at least in photos.    Sad.

TRue  :bye:


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Sophie on December 09, 2016, 06:04:45 pm
Slightly off topic, but Love Lola said Kate looks like a child who wandered into the shot.   :tehe:


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Mandosiel on December 09, 2016, 06:12:13 pm
She does sport a rather lost looking expression doesn't she. Doesn't really know what she's doing with herself hence it transmutes through photography. I think her wedding dress display was startlingly representative as in underneath that dress there was nothing going on and underneath the veil and taira is just plain air flowing through.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Sophie on December 09, 2016, 06:17:14 pm
 :thumbsup: Brilliant


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Mandosiel on December 09, 2016, 06:52:08 pm
:tehe: dead accurate isn't it though. Switch her for a mannequin and it's pretty much the same fake plastic rail thin clothes display.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: HRHOlya on December 09, 2016, 08:09:44 pm
It is becoming more and more obvious, to even the least interested in this family, that Kate isn't being given anything by this family. She has literally nothing, apart from her overpriced dingly pieces she usually wears. This recent event is proof of that, it is as formal as you can get and she wears very few pieces and all of them are on loan! The earrings, the bracelet, the tiara, the engagement ring. Still no family order.

https://68.media.tumblr.com/85a6dd77d2d577cf942a94938df808e7/tumblr_ohvx1tdzl21slejvvo1_540.jpg

https://68.media.tumblr.com/c5862e30bf3ff96f8bf92c0c4c8c977c/tumblr_ohvxhwe0Z11u584qvo1_540.jpg

She completely stands out against the other two women, as they are styled to the nines and K wears very little and we know none of that is hers. Embarrassing.
Diana and Charlene became more confident after delivering heir & spare, came out of their shell, got tonnes of new bling by their own and other r families, but K has nothing(!!) after also giving heir & spare (let's ignore why, most know why, but roll with it for a second haha). The disapproval is blatantly obvious to even the most dense of people.

At least her hair is an improvement, though the tiara still looks like a toy on her and doesn't stand out at all... And her dress blends into the carpet. The tiara would stand out better if she'd styled the up-do to rise and pile on top of her head, to give a nice dark background to the tiara, would make it look really grand and nice, instead it's low as usual. But even then she'd dull it, I can't understand how she manages to dull the most sparkling pieces??

She and her smother should have looked at the Swedes for tiara hair inspiration, they always get it right, whether it's an up-do or loose, always regal, well put together and fantastic..


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: YooperModerator on December 09, 2016, 08:47:46 pm
^She looks so empty.  As if someone turned her off.  I knew the lights weren't on very often but we've got a major power failure here.

And would it have been asking too much for her to put her hands at her sides for at least the formal photo of all parties?  There she is, again, with her hands near her favorite place, I guess.  So sick of that.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: HRHOlya on December 09, 2016, 08:59:24 pm
^ Totally agree. There have for the longest time been made comments of her looking like the lights on but no one home, and I think it got worse, who'd have thought that possible.. I have read comments saying she looks "broken" now. Yeah, she certainly looks very unhappy, esp recently. When Bill looks better, she looks worse; when she looks better, he looks worse. It's like their power struggle or whatever it is shows up in them for all to see, straight in their face/ ageing.

Apparently she's made a great faux-pas by not wearing gloves for this, and someone commented that the dress code for women is cream/ white.

Her not belonging is also clearly obvious as she has no decorations, all of them wear a sash, Phil, Liz & Chuck for the Order of the Garter and Camz for the Vic Order. Gawd Babykins hasn't earned one ruddy thing in what now? Almost six years!! *smh*

And the composition of the pic is off, Camz blends into the background (dress and then the light hair) and Babykins into the carpet. Plus there's woman-man, except Phil and Will next to each other, would have looked nicer if Waity stood between them, but I guess Phil didn't want her near him, as far as possible.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: YooperModerator on December 09, 2016, 09:34:07 pm
^It's an interesting phenomenon, too, that she somehow manages to even diminish the sparkle of those magnificent jewelry pieces.  It's so odd.  Everything just goes to "dim", sparkle-wise the minute she wears them.  I don't expect anyone on earth to rock that tiara or anything else the way Diana did but to make massive pieces like that look somehow less than they are takes a special kind of something.



Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Mandosiel on December 09, 2016, 09:38:04 pm
Well we've always known Babykins is a special kind of special, soooo.... :bored:


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Sophie on December 09, 2016, 10:13:20 pm
I've read on more than one site that it is understood the ladies are to wear cream/white to this function.  Even though KM seems beaten down and broken, she is still defiant.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Sheridan_is_appalled on December 09, 2016, 10:18:41 pm
^ I think she's far more thick than defiant


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: HRHOlya on December 09, 2016, 10:32:22 pm
^ Yes, continuing to crap over everything and making it worse for herself. I really don't understand her at all. So totally wrong colour and no gloves and people wonder where her family order is. She can't even adhere to the basics. Only saving grace is that she probably didn't flash.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Sheridan_is_appalled on December 09, 2016, 10:40:31 pm
I don't think Kate will ever receive her Orders (walking papers, maybe, but that's not for here).  I am sure HM or TPTB have their reasons.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: gingerboy24 on December 09, 2016, 10:47:52 pm
^Let us be fair, what has she done for the rf  -  we have had flashgates, ignoring royal traditions and etiquette, tries to push her vile family into the limelight all the time, wants everything her way, being nasty and unpleasant to the females in the  royal family, alienating them all.  Other things things I can´t mention on here.  She has criticised HM and the rf  -  basically I think she wants to drag them down to medd level, the gutter.  She has made them a laughing stock on the world stage, you should hear the Saudis at diplomatic dinner parties, the things they say about it all, and laughing at HM for putting up with it all.  So, I ask myself, why would she be given the family order  -  the only services she has rendered are not worthy of a rotten egg, let alone a family order.  Let us hope HM sticks to her guns on this one, about time she stuck to her guns on something, she would make a mockery of the whole thing if she awarded one the council cath.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Rosella on December 09, 2016, 11:19:58 pm
An early biographer of Kate's interviewed fellow pupils at Downe Park school which she briefly attended in childhood. One of them told him that she remembered Kate was self conscious about her height and about her eczema. This erupts on her hands, or rather fingers, when she's under stress.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: YooperModerator on December 09, 2016, 11:57:56 pm
^If that's the case then it's kind of an opportunity to make gloves your signature fashion accessory to not only look polished but enable confidence building.  In this instance it would've enhanced any bracelet as well.  Do we have to hand walk her through everything?


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Sheridan_is_appalled on December 10, 2016, 12:03:22 am
^^^You know Ma Midds would be strutting around Anmer wearing it 24/7 if Kate did get one.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: cate1949 on December 10, 2016, 02:31:13 am
she should have worn long dinner gloves - cam and HM have them on.  And with that gorgeous bracelet - the gloves would have looked so elegant.  Really would have moved her look up several notches.

Ah Kate!


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Fly on the wall on December 10, 2016, 02:52:35 am
Kate really can't rock a tiara it sets so far back it looks like a headband and her hairstyle dosen't compliment the tiara

Take tips from the SRF now those ladies have great tiara hair


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Alexandrine on December 17, 2016, 04:49:25 pm
During the place2be gala she also used earrings loaned by the queen http://members2.boardhost.com/royal-jewels/thread/1479852075.html


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: gingerboy24 on December 17, 2016, 05:11:58 pm
The trouble with council cath is that when she wears jewels like that they look nothing, they could be from the nearest cheap toot shop to KP, or from a Christmas cracker,  for all the good she does to them.  She has never risen to "royal", and hasn´t tried to, and it shows.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: MoonlitSerenity on December 18, 2016, 03:15:56 am
^^ Wow with that comparison of HM and Kate, HM really makes those earrings sparkle. Well she makes all of the jewels sparkle and I adore it. When Kate wears it, it looks so dull and underwhelming. :/


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Mandosiel on December 18, 2016, 04:06:28 am
That's because Kate IS dull and underwhelming, always has been. Hence everything that she wears by extension would suffer the same fate. Only "princess" I've ever hear of that can make a tiara look cheap and lackluster just by wearing it. On everyone else besides her, major Bling!


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: kolkomilko on December 18, 2016, 10:38:23 am
^^^ That's true.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: YooperModerator on December 18, 2016, 01:41:13 pm
You guys aren't kidding!  Wow.  Great photo comparison, Alex.  Even if you took away HM's crown, necklace and furs, she'd still rock those earrings better than milquetoast Kate.  What a phenomenon that is to see and, in Kate's case, so weird and disappointing.  Kate does indeed always manage to make the most magnificent jewelry seem like paste and dull.  Somebody cleans them, I'm sure.  Anyway, very weird.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Spitfire on December 18, 2016, 06:07:15 pm
The dress code for Royal women at such events is a white, or cream or pastel coloured dress with long, white gloves.  Sartorially, she made a huge mistake in wearing red and no gloves and deliberately breaks such protocols.  I think she enjoys giving the two-fingered gesture to the RF and, at the moment, gets away with this behaviour.  But, the RF have long memories and don't forgot those who irritate them...


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: MoonlitSerenity on December 18, 2016, 06:35:31 pm
^Ahhh kinda like this Spitfire.....

http://i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/160418141433-queen-elizabeth-ii-and-barack-obama-super-169.jpg

I remember seeing this photo the other day and was wondering what it would look like if Kate did wear gloves.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Spitfire on December 18, 2016, 06:45:41 pm
^Exactly!  There's no excuse of KM being a novice in such matters; she's been married for over five years and knows what is expected of her. 


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: MoonlitSerenity on December 18, 2016, 09:05:40 pm
^ I wonder when they are going to finally kick her butt about it. Because I think they have been letting her go one and try to screw things up herself for too long.

Question, I notice the different tiaras she keeps using, I remember they said that her wedding tiara, the scroll, was on some sort of showcase thingy. Will she be getting that one back? Or is the Cambridge Knot and the Papyrus actually hers to wear from now on?


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Alexandrine on December 18, 2016, 09:10:05 pm
Maybe the scroll was on a BP exhibition? I do not remember. Every tiara she has used until now are considered loans with the info we have.

The papyrus is weird because it went to Margaret's side and we do not know if it was a return to QE or a Margaret's son lend it to her for a day. The later would be weird but who knows.

People suppose that the Queen has lend her access to a number of jewels and then she decides what to use.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Rhonevale on December 18, 2016, 09:11:50 pm
Kate knows what is expected but obviously doesn't care. After all she got the special ring and the special tiara so that means she's special too. Dont you know  :tehe:


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Kuei Fei on December 18, 2016, 10:35:34 pm
I wonder how Kate felt, being asked right after the wedding to hand her wedding tiara over to the man assigned to keep track of the royal jewelry. Imagine; Ingrid Seward said during one interview that the Cartier tiara would be hers to use throughout her life as William's wife. Yet Kate hasn't kept it obviously and I am sure HM takes the jewels back after the engagement is over. It's like her royal life has been one big letdown for her from the beginning.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: MoonlitSerenity on December 18, 2016, 10:47:56 pm
^^^ Oh that is interesting about the Papyrus Alexandrine. Maybe that's why her head is big, becuase they keep giving her all of these tiaras to use and she thinks they are all hers to deal with. I think that tiara looks weird on her for some reason. Then again she makes them all look weird. I really like that tiara though. I do wonder if they will bring back the scroll and make her use that forever and not lend her the other two again. lol

^^ Yeah she is sure a special snowflake!  :tehe:

^But that's what she gets. She thought it would be all Disney, but didn't bother to do her research, especially since she had a look in for 10 years.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Rhonevale on December 18, 2016, 10:55:10 pm
I don't understand why they don't just go to the Disney Shop and buy her one she can keep forever lol


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: leogirl on December 18, 2016, 11:30:38 pm
The photo would have looked much nicer if Kate had followed the dress code.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: MoonlitSerenity on December 19, 2016, 04:35:59 am
^^ :laugh: At least there they'll give her a choice.

^ I agree it makes the whole photo off balance. She always wears red I noticed when the other two where a cream or white color too.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: HennyPenny on December 23, 2016, 07:00:29 am


Duchess Catherine's Jewelry Loans from Queen Elizabeth II

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUdsZ6o1ixk

She's been loaned more items than I thought...


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: MoonlitSerenity on December 23, 2016, 03:01:22 pm
^ I'm surprised with that too and then when she wears them aka that big necklace that you couldn't see because of her big hair covering it, she doesn't wear them very well.

I wonder why she wears the ones she spent so much on that looks cheap, less often. What ever happened to the wedding gift that was the necklace and earrings that were pink flowers that she wore with the black strapless gown? That was my only favorite of hers.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: HennyPenny on December 23, 2016, 07:26:54 pm

^ I wonder if she wears them that way to avoid being called 'brand new'  or fake. We all know there are  women who would  love to be in Kate's position and feel she doesn't deserve the jewels, titles, or the life of a royal . So i think she tries to appear  down to earth  and easy going unfortunately, she can't pull it off.   I do feel , if she was the daughter of a peer Kate would get  a pass when it comes to her fashion and styling . God knows, many of the aristocracy can't dress worth a damn and aren't very photogenic  ...


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Kuei Fei on December 23, 2016, 07:51:09 pm
Deep down, I am sure Kate has been badly hurt that she hasn't had HM or other royals showering her with gifts. I don't think she was showered with gems for her engagement and HM only LOANS her things, HM hasn't given her anything to keep in her own right. She pretends nonchalance, but thing is, that she must writhe that she hasn't at all been getting regular gifts. She hasn't been to the Middle East since that disaster at Oman and the sheiks are the ones who really shower fellow royals in jewels. She puts up a front of being down to earth, but she didn't degrade herself for ten years without expecting some kind of payout.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: HennyPenny on December 23, 2016, 09:01:06 pm


^ I agree.. You know what  they say " Best revenge is living well", and Kate doesn't seem to be living at all... She would probably receive more larger pieces if she did more work but I am  still shocked at the number of small items she's been loaned.  The Queen doesn't seem like the person to give anyone in the family pieces, in fear of breaking up the collection. She will loan them out for someone's  lifetime but if anything happens, they're put back in the vault. Remember the 'Teck diamond necklace'  was giving back to the queen after Princess Margaret had died, unable to be sold in the auction . Also, doesn't the queen own the tiara the Duchess of York wore on her wedding day? I know the tiara was brought by the queen to avoid other people from renting it to wear on their wedding day... Nothing is really given anymore, only loaned.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Kuei Fei on December 23, 2016, 09:29:54 pm
Thing is, that no one who marries in is owed anything. Kate must feel cheated, but she isn't owed anything and I think this is the first time in her life when she's being made to earn what she wants/feels entitled to. It's not like she's OWED bijoux just for the title alone. HM doesn't HAVE to open the vaults ro give her a blank check/black AMEX just because Kate got the ring. Diana was showered in gems because she was Princess of Wales, was ordered to work right away, and was nineteen when she married. Throw in how connected Diana was, what else is to be expected? HM clearly never wanted Kate in her family and HM is showing disfavor by holding back the rocks. During the Australia trip, before she left it was hyped that Kate would break out the rocks and couture, but the reality is, that HM clearly didn't want to play ball and so it was just another club Med vacation. It hurts, but she did this to herself.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: annecros on January 16, 2017, 07:33:15 pm


Duchess Catherine's Jewelry Loans from Queen Elizabeth II

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUdsZ6o1ixk

She's been loaned more items than I thought...

Agreed. That is an impressive count of jewels only worn by Her Majesty or Her Majesty the Queen Mother. I think loans do not mean what some people think they mean. When a tiara, for example, has brown velvet lining instead of tan for a blonde - that would in my opinion be a longer term loan. The entire Swedish royal family only does loans, and they have a magnificent collection.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Kuei Fei on January 21, 2017, 03:34:48 am
Thing is, that it's always a loan mainly since the royals are not foolish enough to give a married-in a jewel collection from the vaults for the new consort to keep under her own right/name and then walk away with billions' worth of jewels if the marriage fails. It's just not happening.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: gingerboy24 on January 21, 2017, 05:30:00 pm
Shame she is so common and down market, wears such cheap tat for someone in her position, to the extent that nobody really notices if the jewellery she wears is worth anything, most jewellery she wears looks fake anyway, she just can´t wear anything decent, she does not have presence or charisma to wear decent jewels, the tat suits her just fine.  Can fully understand why on loan only, council caro would be priancing around wearing it with a glass of chilled chablis in one hand and a cigarette in the other, making the jeweller look even more downmarket that her spawn does.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: marion on January 21, 2017, 06:33:40 pm
When she has worn pieces on loan from ER she cheapens them;   they wear her rather than the other way round.  She simply does not have the class and presence to carry them off and never will have. 


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: india on January 21, 2017, 11:57:21 pm
And with her voluminous fake hair massed all about, no one can ever see any jewelry. The only thing noticed is Big Blue when she constantly extends her tremendous lobster claw man hand which look like the claw of an old crone. Ugly, hideous, stupid poser.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Val on January 22, 2017, 05:18:34 pm
^^^

Didn't someone say a while back, precisely that ie Caro prances around the 'boudoir' in a 'peignoir' wearing a fake tiara, the Big Blue and when she can be any other jewels she can scrounge and bedeck herself in.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: india on January 22, 2017, 05:21:16 pm
Yes, Val. I have heard this many times. Greedy, Grasping, Old Knife Knees Council Carole.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Lady Bucklebury-Bucket on January 22, 2017, 06:31:09 pm
^^

Bloody hell....you ladies put me off my dinner. :ick: :ick:


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: india on January 22, 2017, 06:42:17 pm
The Obscenity and her foul behavior put me off my dinner permanently.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Kuei Fei on January 23, 2017, 12:27:52 am
Caro prances around the 'boudoir' in a 'peignoir' wearing a fake tiara, the Big Blue and when she can be any other jewels she can scrounge and bedeck herself in.

NO wonder Kate and her siblings are so screwed up.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: HRHOlya on February 08, 2017, 01:54:18 pm
It's the Meghan effect! Now it's Harry's girlfriend whose fashion choices are driving sales (and her tastes are a lot more frugal than Kate Middleton's)

    Meghan Markle has been favouring London jewellery brand Missoma
    After wearing their rings priced at £49 the website saw a surge in sales
    Her taste is a far cry from Kate's Asprey jewellery costing thousands


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4203096/Meghan-Markle-sparks-surge-jewellery-sales.html

Posting this only because she has new earrings, Asprey's Button earring, same style/ set as her necklace http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2017/02/08/12/3CDE8D1200000578-4203096-image-m-20_1486557389223.jpg

"Though pretty, Meghan's affordable Missoma pieces were a far cry from Kate’s eye-wateringly expensive Asprey jewellery – on Sunday she debuted a new pair of £2,950 earrings from the brand’s Button range to match the £3,150 pendant she already has."

The necklace is nice, but I don't like the earrings.. Too large and don't really look pretty.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: deGuernsey on February 08, 2017, 02:12:33 pm
I'm bored. Anyone else?   :James: Anyway I thought they were no more. :dontknow:


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: kolkomilko on February 08, 2017, 04:05:00 pm
^ So am I.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Kuei Fei on February 08, 2017, 04:50:07 pm
It's the Meghan effect! Now it's Harry's girlfriend whose fashion choices are driving sales (and her tastes are a lot more frugal than Kate Middleton's)

    Meghan Markle has been favouring London jewellery brand Missoma
    After wearing their rings priced at £49 the website saw a surge in sales
    Her taste is a far cry from Kate's Asprey jewellery costing thousands

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4203096/Meghan-Markle-sparks-surge-jewellery-sales.html
Posting this only because she has new earrings, Asprey's Button earring, same style/ set as her necklace http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2017/02/08/12/3CDE8D1200000578-4203096-image-m-20_1486557389223.jpg

"Though pretty, Meghan's affordable Missoma pieces were a far cry from Kate’s eye-wateringly expensive Asprey jewellery – on Sunday she debuted a new pair of £2,950 earrings from the brand’s Button range to match the £3,150 pendant she already has."
The necklace is nice, but I don't like the earrings.. Too large and don't really look pretty.

First, I don't think Kate has a bunch of jewels from Asprey. Second, I think the DM has decided that Meg is their new favorite.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: HRHOlya on February 08, 2017, 06:56:55 pm
^ Exactly. She has few pieces from Asprey's, her bulk is from that Kiki woman. And her "pricey" pieces are really more like costume jewellery in royal/ wealthy standards... And if miss Rachel could, she'd wear far more pricier things too, I'm sure of that. But the press is unsurprisingly pitting them already againt each other and clearly taking a stab against Waity.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Kuei Fei on February 10, 2017, 07:56:29 pm
She isn't getting stuff like this:

http://kamyenjewellery.com/collections/
http://www.boghossianjewels.com/#/en/

Neither is she getting things from the royal vault. The Australian tour was hyped as her bringing out the big rocks, but she ended up on the equivalent of a beach tour and she's not at all gotten big tiaras and chunky necklaces encrusted with gems like Camilla has.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: livylivy on February 10, 2017, 08:57:38 pm
 :loveshower:
Woooow!!! What jewels!!!!


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Kuei Fei on February 11, 2017, 03:15:14 am
I subscribe to "The Jewelry Editor" on YouTube and to be honest, I am enthralled with what I've discovered.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: HRHOlya on February 11, 2017, 04:17:03 pm
^ Thank you for sharing that! I follow much jewellery folk on IG, didn't even know there were youtube channels!


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Kuei Fei on February 11, 2017, 04:53:52 pm
Of course, I am glad to be of service *kowtow*. You'll love it and go crazy when you subscribe to them and watch the videos; all the major names are currently owners of YouTube channels and you'll DIE when you see the amazing jewels. Jewels, not jewelry.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: HRHOlya on February 11, 2017, 05:05:15 pm
 :flower:  :thankyou:
Gawd I know, it's amazing but also really horrible, because I can't afford any of that glory!!!
To torture and delight myself I'll now delve deep into that and subscribe to those channels!  8)


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Kuei Fei on February 11, 2017, 05:11:13 pm
Watching those channels I understand why so many women RUN after billionaires.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: HRHOlya on February 11, 2017, 05:13:32 pm
You're not the only one  :tehe:


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Kuei Fei on February 21, 2017, 06:56:59 pm
I just can't understand why Kate hasn't made the connection between working and then getting the stuff she wants. If she hadn't messed around like she has, she would likely be making trips to the Middle East and enjoying the gifts of large suites of gems like Diana was showered in. She would be getting a jewelry budget to deck herself out in and if she went to receptions and banquets, she would be getting a tiara to use all the time. Yet she seems determined to dictate the terms of her role, basically making it clear that she wants the rocks first , then she will decide if she wants to work.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Fly on the wall on April 01, 2017, 01:04:15 am
The Duchess of Cambridge's jeweler reveals the five golden accessory rules that will knock YEARS off your face (and Kate and Pippa embrace them all)

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4353372/How-right-jewellery-knock-YEARS-face.html#ixzz4cx3aJtM1
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Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Rosella on April 01, 2017, 01:14:31 am
Yes, how to look 45 when you're really ten years younger! Is that jeweller joking? Practically every piece of decent jewellery Kate has ever worn has been covered by the deep forest of her hair and extensions. I'll never forget the Nizam of Hyderabad's diamond necklace being hidden by huge dolly curls.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Fly on the wall on April 01, 2017, 02:12:23 am
That was tragic how she ruined such a beautiful  piece with her dolly curls .in fact she makes a lot of expensive jewelry look cheap


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: gingerboy24 on April 01, 2017, 10:41:32 am
^She makes them look cheap because she is cheap.  She has no presence, class, elegance  -  there is nothing about her that tells you she is allegedly "royal".  Her posture is appalling, start to finish.  Those man legs striding out longer that the stride of bill medd and most other men.  Her way she does her crappy make up.  Nothing about her says anything other than council cath, and that, for me, just about sums her up.  Her "support team" in India said it all really.  She just tries all the time to still be a little girl, seeking approval from council caro.  Maybe she feels secure behaving like a 10 year old and thinks it is appealing. Actually, even 10 year olds do better than her.  I do think she has no idea of who she is.  Council caro´s daughter, bill medds wife.  She is not her own person, and it shows through, big time.  If she has not got it together at 35 then there is no real hope, so much expertise and guidance she could have, and she ignores it all to follow the advice of council caro and her council team of helpers.  No wonder she always looks such a mess.

http://akns-images.eonline.com/eol_images/Entire_Site/2016315/rs_1024x759-160415103933-1024.kate-middleton-stylist.cm.41516.jpg

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/04/12/16/3319998100000578-3536095-image-a-92_1460473387390.jpg

How anyone can allow her to wear the clothes she does is beyond me, to they actually want her to look a mess, because it sure looks that way to me.

You could put the crown jewels on her and it would look as though it was a very cheap fake from the local charity shop, something thrown away by the pearly king and queen after a dress up comp at the local fete as to who can dress the worst.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Little light on April 01, 2017, 12:52:13 pm
In the first photo, they are wearing all those skinny jeans. Which does them no favours at all.

And in the second, one of her assistants has stolen her wedges. Ugh!

Do they not understand that to dress well is to wear clothes that hide slightly higher waists, or knock knees, or sloping shoulders, or a smaller torso, or a longer torso? Or if you're bottom heavy or top heavy? Etc etc etc.

No. They just throw their clothes on without looking in a mirrors.

No human is ever made absolute symmetrical. Whether it's their face or their body.

To dress well is to camouflage these flaws and accentuate your good points. And choose colours which don't overpower you or drain you. Then look into a mirror and check you're tidy and well presented. But no. None of these for her staff. No wonder Kate looks awful a lot of the time. She takes no time to make herself look good.

I give up.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: HRHOlya on April 01, 2017, 03:13:51 pm
^ Weirdly, they all dress alike, almost like a uniform. Her "stylist"; Rebecca; and all these women we see in these pics and around her.. Nude shoes, wedges, belts, skinny jeans, striped shirts, etc etc. It's really weird to see how Waity and her office are all the same in dress & accessories. As I said, as if it's a uniform you must adhere to in order to work there...


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: gingerboy24 on April 01, 2017, 06:13:34 pm
The probably think council cath is wonderful and all wants to be clones of her  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:  Catch me doing that, I would run a mile first, in fact I would never work for the odious critter in the first place.  They  look as though the came straight from the set of Towie  -  just missing the ciggies and the chablis no doubt.  lol


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Little light on April 01, 2017, 06:53:07 pm
Having never watched TOWIE, I'll make a mental note not to watch it if that's what they wear.

But it does seem like a uniform.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: gingerboy24 on April 02, 2017, 01:28:36 pm
Never watched Towie either, do not even know any of the names, bit the gossip and the kind of people who watch it gives you a good idea of why such downmarket people watch it.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: livylivy on April 02, 2017, 06:57:13 pm
I' ve never heard of towie sorry  :shy:
What is it ? I have no idea  :shy:


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Little light on April 02, 2017, 09:21:34 pm
I think it's one of those reality type programs, which are not reality but edited and produced just like any other tv program.

And it stands for The Only Way Is Essex, hence TOWIE.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: livylivy on April 02, 2017, 10:58:30 pm
Thank you!  :flower:
Towie is not a person then  :cookie:


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: HRHOlya on May 20, 2017, 04:01:28 pm
Kate's new Kiki's for Pip's wedding

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DARMvnkWAAA1b9v.jpg


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: buflesse on May 20, 2017, 04:46:53 pm
Where is she getting all these thousands to spend on almost identical earrings?


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: livylivy on May 20, 2017, 04:47:22 pm
^^ lol New ones!
They can' t be new can they? I mean they exactly look like the too many earring she has, I didn' t think they were new. Also I didn' t know the blue topaz overpriced Kiki she wore were new either, because they all look the same


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Sheridan_is_appalled on May 20, 2017, 04:50:28 pm
^^ I don't believe she buys them, I think jewelers lend her pieces to get publicity.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: gingerboy24 on May 20, 2017, 04:54:20 pm
I was thinking that. So many pairs, and all so similar, so boring.  At 3,500 GBP a go what a waste of taxpayer money if she actually does buy them.  I personally don´t know anyone who would want all those earrings, virtually all the same.  Says a lot about her doesn´t it.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: HRHOlya on May 20, 2017, 06:09:22 pm
^^ I suspect the same. Some pairs she wears very often and I'm sure those are hers, but many she wears once or twice and never again, I think those are on loan. Though I'm also sure she gets them for free. So freebies & loans. But why not loan from Cartier? Boodles? Garrard? Asprey? And so so many others who do such magnificent pieces and many of them are linked to the Windsors and have royal warrants... Maybe those maisons refused to do business with K?


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 20, 2017, 06:27:55 pm
Those houses likely do not want to hand over such priceless gems for a mere appearance or Kate's day to day pleasure. Those gems are worth millions (when they are not appraised at hundreds of thousands) and their craftsmanship is faultless. They don't work like fiends to basically hand it over for her amusement. Royal warrants is one thing, but they do have standards of association. Kate has designer names, but I do think that she's getting a lot of it on loan. I remember seeing an interview with a milliner in his shop and it showed a hat that Kate had worn to Zara's wedding; that hat people thought she had bought was in fact on loan and I am certain that she's been borrowing other outfits and accessories as well. I do believe that Kate has been bitter about her lack of bijoux for her own keeping and I do think she's frustrated that despite being so close, she is in fact as far away from all that material pleasures.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: HRHOlya on May 20, 2017, 07:50:23 pm
^ I'm thinking the same, too precious to loan to her, even though such houses do that. Wasn't she reputed to give loaned stuff back in a terrible state? Wasn't that pre-wedding or am I mixing her up with someone else?
Now that you mention hats, accessories & clothes, yeah, those are also very likely loans (&freebies).
She's as far away from the good stuff as the plebs she hides from.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 20, 2017, 10:13:20 pm
I am certain that she's boiling in frustration; imagine being so close and being unable to wallow in the luxuries and the jewels are in the Tower, she has a title, but she can't keep them and can't have the ability to just go and demand the jewels be handed over to her. She's not going to balls or places that require a full suite and so she is basically suffering as all of it is dangled so near her.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: YooperModerator on May 20, 2017, 10:37:17 pm
As a history major, surely she should have known that those jewels would never, technically, belong to her.  *sarcasm*.  She also should have known the millisecond that her betrothed put another woman's ring on her finger that he had no intention of opening his wallet for her and draping her in adoration expressed by jewelry.  Plus, she doesn't even know how to wear it properly so why bother in the first place?  She's a real wash-out on all fronts, to date.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Rosella on May 20, 2017, 10:41:26 pm
^ ^ Which Tower? If you mean the Tower of London the only jewels kept there are the Crown Jewels, which are worn at Coronations and the opening of Parliament. Crowns, the sceptre, orb etc. They are on permanent show there, for Britons and tourists.

The Queen's other jewellery is kept in the vaults at BP and/or Windsor and possibly her bank. She doesn't keep any of her tiaras, rings, necklaces, bracelets etc at the Tower of London.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 20, 2017, 10:45:14 pm
If I were Kate, I would be inventing new events all the time to be able to wear the bling, in addition to going to the opera as often as I can, when I am not going to the ballet.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: YooperModerator on May 20, 2017, 10:47:10 pm
^I think she used up all of her ambition and energy snagging William.  Plus, she's lazy.  She expects things to just fall in her lap at this point.  Clueless.  So clueless.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Bella on June 03, 2017, 01:21:15 pm
I wouldn't be surprised if someone in the RF is behind this as a way of making Waity"s life miserable since she thought once she snagged Willy & would be adorned w/beautiful jewels as PD was given & many as gifts to her personally.  Its posible PC cut her allowance down on her shopping sprees since some of the clothing she wears aren't the best & she's crying to PW for $$  It wouldn't surprise me if some of the nice jewels that were loaned to her wasn't returned when they were supposed to & I wouldn't be surprised if Ma tried them on also.

Waity thought she"d be dressed up every day in gorgeous clothing & be the belle of the ball at every event but really hasn't many invites nor invites to other countries because they know many things & is a waste of space, IMO, doesn't want to work, pulls every trick in the book with the help of Ma & now she's in over her head on many things, along with PW, who did nothing to stop it along with HM.  I think I her days are numbered, finally, & I highly doubt the RF is going to let her walk with a lot of jewels. Expensive clothing, etc & after seeing the interaction, or rather lack of interaction, with PW, the end is near & the dam"s about the break.

I imagine Waity"s seething since Pip's wedding & having the time of her life wIthout any restrictions, yet, & will be able to come & go as she pleases.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Kuei Fei on July 13, 2017, 12:20:29 am
Clash of the tiaras! Kate dazzles in Princess Diana's beloved diamond piece as Queen Letizia stuns at Buckingham Palace state banquet in honour of Spanish royal couple's first official UK visit
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4688062/Spain-s-Queen-Letizia-meets-Queen-Prince-Philip.html#ixzz4mf7gba9N


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: CathyJane on July 13, 2017, 07:59:55 pm
I still think all those jewels Waity has are paste thanks to Ma having copies made.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: LadyAva on July 13, 2017, 08:57:24 pm
It has to be the ugliest tackiest necklace out of the Royal Box. So of course no taste Kate wears it with a tackiest dress she could find to make a hot mess sandwich!! She really can't pull off Royal Jewelry. It doesn't look near as bad on the Queen. So it probably goes to show she will make everything look cheep. :Kate:


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Sheridan_is_appalled on July 13, 2017, 09:21:24 pm
I like the necklace, it's just that it would look so much better on someone who can pull it off.  On Kate, every royal jewel she wears somehow gets cheapened and turned into little more than Party Pieces tat.  Just by wearing it.  Never mind my intense dislike of Kate.  Just look at photos of Diana or anyone else wearing the Cambridge Lover's Knot tiara as compared to Kate and you'll see exactly what I mean.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Rosella on July 13, 2017, 10:19:41 pm
Something has happened to the Cambridge's Lovers Knot tiara. I'm convinced of it. When you consider how it used to sparkle and gleam when Diana wore it compared with Kate's outing in it there's a perceptible change. Dulled down the diamonds, the difference between a dark haired person wearing this tiara compared to a blonde? I don't know, but something's different.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: HRHOlya on July 13, 2017, 11:13:56 pm
^ Honestly we seem to think the same, on a roll here! I was wondering exactly the same, but didn't bring it up and don't want to seem like some constant conspiracy theorist..
I mean even paste jewellery can give spectacular sparkle, and that is regularly seen even with royals (and I have some very nice fake stuff too), because they often wear paste stuff instead of the real deal, which is in a vault whilst the fake stuff comes along to foreign visits and no one knows it. So how does Kate manage to dull everything? I really don't want to be so mean towards her, I do praise her when she pulls her shyte together and is appropriate, but seriously what is it with that woman?

Either she got low rent paste stuff and doesn't know it herself, or she has such an aura that it dulls everything in her vicinity (even Bill is on better form when alone, so that tells you something and it's rather disturbing imo), or she and her stylist/ hairdresser are so freakin' dumb to spray the head with hairspray after adding the bling, which is an absolute indisputable no-no!

Comparing pics of Di and Kate wearing the Cambs Lover's Knot and Di being blonde the tiara still sparkles and as you say; Kate's dark hair which should off-set the tiara spectacularly due to contrast looks dull dull dull.

Even the ring of doom sometimes looks different to Di's to me, in size especially, and many think she's got even there paste jewellery....  :dontknow:


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Kuei Fei on July 13, 2017, 11:59:43 pm
Kate just isn't charismatic and doesn't have that spark that so many others have had. It wouldn't be a bad thing in fact for the BRF to be less starry, but the thing is, she can't just go about her business and do appearances, she is clearly doing nothing whatsoever. I don't believe that she should have to be the star of the show or really even be a star at all, but her lack of work just adds to her commonness. She's just common that is all. I like the color of the dress, but the cut is too low and I do believe that she's clearly out of favor with HM. I think the jewels are real, but she can't carry them off.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Sheridan_is_appalled on July 14, 2017, 12:06:22 am
^^Seriously!  As much a I *despise* to say it, even Camilla can pull off those gigantic tiaras and they sparkle. Put one of those tiaras on Kate and it will look like something fished out of a junk jewelry bin.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: LadyAva on July 14, 2017, 12:17:39 am
I agree with the comments about Diana's Tiara but honestly I was so upset that she even wears it. I just choose to ignore it all together. I really wish they could retire Tiaras like you retire jerseys in the US. So When they  are synonymous with a certain Royal some one like Kate can't go around decreasing the value. She can't pull it off and it looks ridiculous. She really has a "single white female" like obsession with Diana.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: HRHOlya on July 14, 2017, 12:21:02 am
^^ Yeah, got to admit one thing: Camilla seems to do rather well in terms of clothes and jewels.. Wears them well and with aplomb...

^^^ Very likely that she just can't carry it. Which baffles me, I don't think that I have ever seen before that someone can't carry off jewellery, or anything for that matter...

^ Same here. Don't know why Liz caved and gave it to her. Always different rules for the Cambs. Liz doesn't want jewellery associated with several people but hands out the CLK like candy. Kate already got the Cartier and that other one, which was already too much considering that she attends very very few tiara events and that even Diana had only two, and one of them was her family's which she had to give back. Baffling. Kate's obsession with Di is disturbing.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Sheridan_is_appalled on July 14, 2017, 12:26:58 am
Lillibet was no fan of Diana, so her giving Kate the CLK speaks volumes.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Kuei Fei on July 14, 2017, 04:04:19 am
^^ Yeah, got to admit one thing: Camilla seems to do rather well in terms of clothes and jewels.. Wears them well and with aplomb...

^^^ Very likely that she just can't carry it. Which baffles me, I don't think that I have ever seen before that someone can't carry off jewellery, or anything for that matter...

^ Same here. Don't know why Liz caved and gave it to her. Always different rules for the Cambs. Liz doesn't want jewellery associated with several people but hands out the CLK like candy. Kate already got the Cartier and that other one, which was already too much considering that she attends very very few tiara events and that even Diana had only two, and one of them was her family's which she had to give back. Baffling. Kate's obsession with Di is disturbing.

They go back to the vault; never forget that Kate has nothing in her own right and I don't think that she's at a point where she gets what she wants. HM hasn't given her a family order, showing the world that she considers Kate one of them and so far Kate hasn't gotten real couture except in the beginning. Kate hasn't been shopping in Paris and she hasn't been getting wined and dined in nice places. No night out to anything other than pubs and bars. She's at a point in her life when she should have more, but doesn't since the life of royalty, you have to prove yourself.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: HRHOlya on July 14, 2017, 10:45:20 am
^^ Very interesting way to look at it. Kind of makes sense.

^ Yes, it is all rather telling and who looks closely can see very well how K isn't accepted at all.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: india on July 15, 2017, 11:20:54 pm
Why should anyone like Council Cath. She is just plain unlikable. She is a mean, unintelligent, stalking piece of white trash who cannot handle the position she is in. And she has jeopardized the RF with her appalling actions regarding her two so called children.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Val on July 16, 2017, 07:51:18 am
^
Having no good jewellery totally supports that too.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: kolkomilko on July 16, 2017, 03:06:52 pm
Generally she doesn't wear necklace and this is quite conspicuous. It doesn't look good on her at all. 


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: india on July 17, 2017, 12:35:45 pm
This necklace did look beautiful on the Queen back in the day. She could pull it off. The only thing Council Cath can pull off is pulling off her clothes when she decides to expose herself.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: HRHOlya on July 17, 2017, 01:53:46 pm
She does wear necklaces frequently, just not big things.

Aynway, she seems to have new personal jewellery, looks like a set of necklace (pendant) & earring in the same style as the sapphire ring of doom, only with a ruby as centre piece; also a new ruby (?) ring (on her right hand)

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DE74PyWXoAA76g2.jpg

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DE74tQ8XgAA-SJf.jpg

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DE761HdXgAAo7v0.jpg

Surprised they're not sapphires (though I guess we'll find out soon whether they are even rubies, or some other stone).


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: HRHOlya on July 18, 2017, 02:58:14 pm
Another new piece today, which is almost invisible thanks to the busy dress and new earrings totally hidden by that mop of fake hair
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Mu24Lc2_EN0/WW31tusy16I/AAAAAAABGQA/Tp9dkNr8utgKg0bpVnLUW0Gbso78e8PSQCLcBGAs/s1600/nkc.jpg

https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-KEivV3Acngw/WW4HGO86y7I/AAAAAAABGQk/rPb6As-IMWEOr26RD9tfQ6Rr8j3ZHU48QCLcBGAs/s1600/kerzy.jpg

https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/nintchdbpict000339683846.jpg?strip=all&w=672&quality=100

--
G Collins & Son have a similar piece to Kate's from yesterday (though most, from cheap to wateringly expensive, jewellers have pieces in this type of setting, as it's a longstanding classic, so finding the exact source/ maker is hard)
https://www.gcollinsandsons.com/images/products/956-1.jpg
Ruby and Diamond Cluster Pendant
18ct White Gold setting
0.54ct Ruby - Total weight of Diamonds 0.16ct
£1,525 ($1990.57)

Waity's has 4 prongs and this one has prongs all around.
The closest pic of the new red stuff
https://twitter.com/WhatKateWore/status/886933684816838656

PS Earrings & pendant don't match at all, pendant set in 4 prongs and earrings set in yellow gold bezel. Pendant has a single cluster/ halo row, earrings a double row. Again, I don't get the mismatch here. This is a very classic setting and every jeweller everywhere always offers sets or who has the money and the jeweller does it, can order matching pieces that are not in the catalogue. So why has she once again such a mismatch?
It's like everything she touches and tries turns into a super fail. How is that possible?


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: marion on July 18, 2017, 04:42:10 pm
^ The new piece today is totally the wrong colour with that outfit


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: HRHOlya on July 18, 2017, 04:56:55 pm
A better look at today's earrings (pendant is the same I'm pretty sure)

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2017/07/18/15/4273F50800000578-4707494-image-m-3_1500388855686.jpg

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2017/07/18/15/4273FD5000000578-4707494-image-a-20_1500389715039.jpg


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: YooperModerator on July 18, 2017, 06:13:02 pm
How does she manage to make undoubtedly expensive/overpriced pieces look so juvenile and Claire's dinky stuff? 

And they're all a different color of the same design!  Argh.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: gingerboy24 on July 18, 2017, 06:42:44 pm
The pendant today could have looked nice with a different outfit, something plain, but with such a very "busy" frock, it really was a waste of time wearing it, and it looked terrible against such a background.  Who advises her, that is what I want to know, and it sure can´t be anyone sensible from BP, they would never let her out in that frock to visit a  concentration camp, never.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: india on July 18, 2017, 08:07:36 pm
She is a total embarrassment from the get go. She gets worse with each passing day. She is The Spectacle and should not be set out among the public.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: HRHOlya on July 18, 2017, 08:48:26 pm
The ring
http://i65.tinypic.com/334py83.png

^^^ That's Katiekins special talent, make everything look dingly and fake  :o


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: gingerboy24 on July 18, 2017, 09:15:56 pm
Looks like one of those cheap little rings that fall out of a Christmas cracker, it really does, nothing elegant, classy or special about it.  As my gran used to say, she would make anything look cheap and tacky, about the only talent she has  lol lol


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: HRHOlya on July 19, 2017, 02:01:52 pm
KIKI Eden Blue Topaz Flower Necklace (GBP 1,167 approximately 1520$), 18k white gold
https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-7FygfsKAoCA/WW8dph3xtvI/AAAAAAABGUk/0DftgtOLlTs6s7qS_exe68c3hb9OxQoKwCLcBGAs/s1600/kate%2Bjewels%2Bwarsaw.jpg
http://www.katescloset.com.au/uploads/2/1/2/9/21295692/nmj6213-mu_2_orig.jpg

http://www.katescloset.com.au/uploads/2/1/2/9/21295692/366576877.jpg

Necklace is new, earrings I think old.
Plenty of new jewellery on this trip....


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: HRHOlya on July 21, 2017, 07:41:58 am
Kate must have peed herself with excitement, after the Lover's Knot & one of Di's pearl earrings, she is now wearing one of Diana's pearl bracelets
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DFNlPUNVoAArL0L.jpg
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DFNlTL9UAAEAidu.jpg
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DFNlRREUMAA4VeH.jpg
 :ick: :ick:
Wonder what else we'll see. Haven't seen anything of Dia's since Kate married in and now two pieces in about two weeks.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: HRHOlya on July 23, 2017, 12:00:52 am
To round up the jewellery thread:

According to the dm the mismatched ruby & diamond jewellery from the first day is noted to be from G Collins & Sons
"GH Collins & Sons necklace (£1,525) and earrings (£1,880): £3,400"
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4717654/Kate-s-26-000-royal-tour-wardrobe.html
Pics as reminder:
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DE761HdXgAAo7v0.jpg
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DE74tQ8XgAA-SJf.jpg
Which I think is cheapish considering the size and look of the jewellery, and considering that one pair of Kiki earrings with amethysts and aquamarines can easily be more expensive than the ruby and diamond set. Diana's engagement ring was even at the time considerably more expensive and the stones are the same (coloured corundum & colourless carbon) and smaller on top of that. Oh well.

The ring has not been identified to my knowledge
http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=334py83&s=9#.WXPYyOnQmM8

This still remains a mystery at this point:
https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-KEivV3Acngw/WW4HGO86y7I/AAAAAAABGQk/rPb6As-IMWEOr26RD9tfQ6Rr8j3ZHU48QCLcBGAs/s1600/kerzy.jpg
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Mu24Lc2_EN0/WW31tusy16I/AAAAAAABGQA/Tp9dkNr8utgKg0bpVnLUW0Gbso78e8PSQCLcBGAs/s1600/nkc.jpg


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: CathyJane on July 23, 2017, 04:50:13 am
Ball from a Christmas tree is what it looks like.  :P


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Spitfire on July 23, 2017, 03:31:57 pm
^^ Those items may have been the amber jewellery which were given to her by Poland.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: HRHOlya on July 23, 2017, 03:59:48 pm
^ Not quite, I don't think so, because reportedly they were gifted these amber jewellery pieces in Poland, cufflinks for him and necklace for her
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DFBMKNhXYAEOFid.jpg
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DFBLdwTXUAEE4u3.jpg


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: logically on July 31, 2017, 02:18:48 pm
What is the new pin or pins that WK is wearing in Belgium?  Looked stupid right next to the lovely poppy


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: HRHOlya on July 31, 2017, 02:29:41 pm
Seems to be Liz's
http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=352n5s5&s=8#.WX8qPlKZPR0


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: india on July 31, 2017, 07:26:15 pm
If I were HM, I would never lend any of my fabulous jewels to that stalking tart who has put the Rf in extreme jeopardy with all of her unbelievable actions.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: CathyJane on July 31, 2017, 09:10:16 pm
That's why I think all those "jewels from Liz" are fakes that Ma had made up.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: logically on July 31, 2017, 10:17:58 pm
It is the same pin both days?


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: HRHOlya on July 31, 2017, 10:33:37 pm
No it's not the same brooch, but both are pearl & diamond styles. She also wore Di's earrings again

today Liz's brooch and Di's earrings

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2017/07/31/11/42D78D8D00000578-4746066-image-a-25_1501497509736.jpg

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2017/07/31/11/42D78D1E00000578-4746066-The_Duchess_wore_a_poppy_and_a_diamond_and_pearl_leaf_brooch-a-24_1501497509428.jpg

(PS another pic of Liz with the brooch for comparison
http://c7.alamy.com/comp/G4JCKP/royalty-queen-elizabeth-ii-state-visit-to-south-korea-G4JCKP.jpg)

vs

yesterday, with the ugly Balenciaga earrings; to date nothing is known about the brooch to my knowledge, but it appears to be costume jewellery (like the earrings) and K wore it first time to trooping the colour in 2014 (or so it seems)

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2017/07/30/19/42D3DF2100000578-4744420-image-a-28_1501439128961.jpg

https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-8d54sFVfsZ0/WX43tjytkII/AAAAAAAE3gM/CO0Av3UHWhIm5Vjv0TYEy0Fu3s5I0-InACLcBGAs/s1600/42D3E2B800000578-4744420-image-a-27_1501439117223.jpg

Balenciaga earrings
http://whatkatewore.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Kate-Trooping-Colour-Balenciaga-Eugenia-Silver-tone-Clip-Earrings-Faux-Pearl-June-20-2016.jpg


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: logically on August 01, 2017, 01:45:03 am
Balenciaga ?!?!?  god they are so cheap looking!  you could get the same at any discount fashion store.   


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Spotted Dick on August 01, 2017, 05:14:14 am
I think this is yet another way for her to copy Diana.  Diana apparently used to mix costume jewelry with the real stuff.  Whereas Diana had the taste or at least great stylists to pull this off, Council Cath doesn't.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: HRHOlya on August 01, 2017, 03:20:35 pm
I thought the same, she's copying Diana by "mixing" high street and high end, but all her "high end" is diddly Kiki stuff and her "high street" is overpriced tat.
I remember well people saying how Diana would nip out to the shops on the high street and buy for very little money costume jewellery, which she then wore to engagements. That is far away from Kate shelling out hundreds for faux pearl & diamond atrocities made by Balenciaga. There is literally nothing "thrifty" (and never has been) about Duchass Doolittle.

Though I do wonder what she has stashed away. During the Olympics she wore that super expenisve ugly Cartier Trinity necklace, for which she received massive backlash and hasn't been seen since. She has that diamond & tanzanite cluster set of necklace & earrings by G Collins & Sons, which falls into high end and now she wore in Poland what appears to be a diamond & ruby (mismatched) set. So some expensive stuff must be around, hidden. And given her shopping addiction, I bet she does shop regularly for more expensive jewellery, just doesn't take it out in public.

And many of the very expensive things she has (incl some of the wedding jewellery she received) came from ominous "family friends". Amazingly nothing from other royal houses  8)


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: YooperModerator on August 01, 2017, 04:00:25 pm
Anybody who knows how to wear jewelry understands the importance of having core pieces that reflect your personality.  Kate's Cartier watch, for instance, is too masculine and sporty to wear the majority of the time.  And Big Blue does not suit her at all.  It's an important piece but it dated itself early and never should have been given to her.  It will always be Diana's Ring.

What she seems to be doing is buying pieces that are families of Diana's ring.  She has far too many pieces that are stones circled with smaller stones and it's too matchy matchy and ends up looking cheap.

She's got to develop a true sense of her own style before setting up a wardrobe of jewels but that seems unlikely to happen. 


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: deGuernsey on August 01, 2017, 08:08:28 pm
^ I see you know how to wear jewelles... it would be great to see your collection. I bet you have some truly wonderful pieces. :flower:  KMs personality is a cheap, vulgar peasant so it shines through. Also, she tries to replicate what other females would or have worn and that makes it worse. She is a commoner copycat even esp as of late in the jewellery dept.... bignono


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Spotted Dick on August 02, 2017, 05:35:07 am
I thought the same, she's copying Diana by "mixing" high street and high end, but all her "high end" is diddly Kiki stuff and her "high street" is overpriced tat.
I remember well people saying how Diana would nip out to the shops on the high street and buy for very little money costume jewellery, which she then wore to engagements. That is far away from Kate shelling out hundreds for faux pearl & diamond atrocities made by Balenciaga. There is literally nothing "thrifty" (and never has been) about Duchass Doolittle.

Though I do wonder what she has stashed away. During the Olympics she wore that super expenisve ugly Cartier Trinity necklace, for which she received massive backlash and hasn't been seen since. She has that diamond & tanzanite cluster set of necklace & earrings by G Collins & Sons, which falls into high end and now she wore in Poland what appears to be a diamond & ruby (mismatched) set. So some expensive stuff must be around, hidden. And given her shopping addiction, I bet she does shop regularly for more expensive jewellery, just doesn't take it out in public.

And many of the very expensive things she has (incl some of the wedding jewellery she received) came from ominous "family friends". Amazingly nothing from other royal houses  8)

I remember that necklace well.  Just goes to show you that no amount money compensates for a lack of taste.  I would love to see the true extent of her jewelry wardrobe and find out who gave her what.  I bet she bought most of it herself!


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Spotted Dick on August 02, 2017, 05:42:58 am
Anybody who knows how to wear jewelry understands the importance of having core pieces that reflect your personality.  Kate's Cartier watch, for instance, is too masculine and sporty to wear the majority of the time.  And Big Blue does not suit her at all.  It's an important piece but it dated itself early and never should have been given to her.  It will always be Diana's Ring.

What she seems to be doing is buying pieces that are families of Diana's ring.  She has far too many pieces that are stones circled with smaller stones and it's too matchy matchy and ends up looking cheap.

She's got to develop a true sense of her own style before setting up a wardrobe of jewels but that seems unlikely to happen. 

Excellent analysis!  Her jewelry choices betray her lack of imagination.  The ruby pieces she wore in Poland were so horribly mis-matched.  It looked juvenile.  She is simply out of her depth.  Even if she or her "stylists" could somehow curate appropriate ensembles, she still can't pull off the looks.  BTW, the design of stones circled with smaller stones is called a "halo".  The irony is not lost on me.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: HRHOlya on August 21, 2017, 12:25:52 pm
From a hand-me-down bracelet given to her by William to the necklace that the Princess of Wales inspired her to buy, how Kate's jewellery box is a tribute to Diana

    The Duchess of Cambridge's engagement ring one belonging to Diana is one of the most famous in the world
    However, it is not the only piece of jewellery that Kate has inherited from her late mother-in-law 
    From the iconic tiara that has been passed down through generations of royals to the necklace that new mother Kate purchased after seeing Diana's - here FEMAIL reveal the Duchess' most sentimental accessories


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4806752/How-Kate-s-jewellery-box-tribute-Diana.html


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: gingerboy24 on August 21, 2017, 01:38:45 pm
That shemale has no mind of her own.  How vomit inducing to have to copy, consistently in every area, a dead mother in law, one she never even met.  And to think our taxes go to funding luxurious, worry free lifetsyle.  It really is vomit inducing.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: india on August 21, 2017, 03:34:44 pm
^Council Cath is an unimaginative, uncreative placid cow who spends her time doing nothing but copying. She really is of low intelligence. I bet that she and Willy Woo Woo have wonderfully stimulating conversations.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Lindsay on August 22, 2017, 03:00:17 am
How Kate's Jewelry Box is a Tribute to Diana
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4806752/How-Kate-s-jewellery-box-tribute-Diana.html

Quick Rundown if you can't stomach it:

-The Ring of Doom
-Cambridge Lover's Knot Tiara
-A "hand me down" diamond and pearl bracelet Kate wore on her trip to Germany
-A Diana-inspired necklaces with George's name in handwriting which Pippa "bought" her although at the time it was said that was how Kate got around the pesky no freebies rule. I think it was just something she happened to be sent. We haven't seen her wear it.

I thought the same, she's copying Diana by "mixing" high street and high end, but all her "high end" is diddly Kiki stuff and her "high street" is overpriced tat.
I remember well people saying how Diana would nip out to the shops on the high street and buy for very little money costume jewellery, which she then wore to engagements. That is far away from Kate shelling out hundreds for faux pearl & diamond atrocities made by Balenciaga. There is literally nothing "thrifty" (and never has been) about Duchass Doolittle.

Though I do wonder what she has stashed away. During the Olympics she wore that super expenisve ugly Cartier Trinity necklace, for which she received massive backlash and hasn't been seen since. She has that diamond & tanzanite cluster set of necklace & earrings by G Collins & Sons, which falls into high end and now she wore in Poland what appears to be a diamond & ruby (mismatched) set. So some expensive stuff must be around, hidden. And given her shopping addiction, I bet she does shop regularly for more expensive jewellery, just doesn't take it out in public.

And many of the very expensive things she has (incl some of the wedding jewellery she received) came from ominous "family friends". Amazingly nothing from other royal houses  8)

I remember that necklace well.  Just goes to show you that no amount money compensates for a lack of taste.  I would love to see the true extent of her jewelry wardrobe and find out who gave her what.  I bet she bought most of it herself!

Remember the juvenile ruby necklace/tiara she wore early on in her marriage with a strapless black dress.  lol It looked like something you would buy at Clarie's. It came from a a "Middleton family friend". We haven't seen that again and I am dying to see it as a tiara, it was bad enough as a necklace!


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Kuei Fei on August 22, 2017, 03:11:32 am
From a hand-me-down bracelet given to her by William to the necklace that the Princess of Wales inspired her to buy, how Kate's jewellery box is a tribute to Diana
    The Duchess of Cambridge's engagement ring one belonging to Diana is one of the most famous in the world
    However, it is not the only piece of jewellery that Kate has inherited from her late mother-in-law 
    From the iconic tiara that has been passed down through generations of royals to the necklace that new mother Kate purchased after seeing Diana's - here FEMAIL reveal the Duchess' most sentimental accessories
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4806752/How-Kate-s-jewellery-box-tribute-Diana.html

Her jewelry box is a slap in the face; all leftovers and always taken right back after each appearance; allegedly the Cartier tiara was more a coronet and was taken from her right after the ceremony. Then the other jewels are leftovers and might not mean all that much.  Kate wasn't even wearing a tiara on her wedding day, go figure. A coronet is a huge slap in the face and it's one that is considered sub-par; Kate wasn't even given a carriage to go to the wedding in.

What IS telling, is how HM clearly hasn't had Kate granted a set from the Royal Collection.

After the engagement of Andrew and Fergie, HM bought a set from Gerrards, HM did not give Fergie any heirloom pieces. Shows how even then HM wasn't entirely warmed to having Fergie in the family and Fergie was getting jewel sets, but nothing very regal in the area of each piece having a lengthy history. Fergie also didn't get much in the area of a clothing budget and was constantly kept in second place in every little thing, even when it came to the duchies; Andrew was not gifted a title that included an income generating estate.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: meememe on August 22, 2017, 06:20:33 am
The Cartier or Scroll tiara is most certainly a tiara. As it was commissioned by George VI for the Queen Mother and the Queen lent it to Kate on her wedding day it clearly shows the Queen's regard for Kate. She could have given her a tiara with no personal connection to herself and her mother but chose the one her beloved father commissioned for her mother for Kate to wear on that day.

Kate is frequently seen wearing the Queen's own wedding bracelet - another sure sign of the Queen's regard when you consider no one else other than the Queen herself has ever been seen wearing it. This bracelet was given to the Queen by Philip. She can't make clearer her support for Kate than to let her wear her own wedding gift from her husband.

Of course Andrew wasn't given a title with lands - they don't exist anymore. The only way the Queen could have given Andrew an estate that would suit his title would be to have bought one for him in Yorkshire. Cornwall and Lancaster are reserved for specific persons to provide private incomes. The rest of the royals have to fend for themselves or are supported from one or other of these two duchies.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: HRHOlya on August 23, 2017, 07:33:27 pm
Waity at Wimbledon being transfixed by the ring of doom.
https://68.media.tumblr.com/1b013412ff1406f883c5b603447f2ef6/tumblr_ov4zwa2Dbg1uctujfo4_250.gif

She seems to lack any control, this is pretty pathetic behaviour in public and the ring wasn't new to her at that point.
I wonder what she thought when she looked at it; regret? Admiration?


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Fly on the wall on August 24, 2017, 03:08:42 pm
Thinking "my precious "


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Little light on August 24, 2017, 05:25:44 pm
I think that if it was PDs ring, then she'd be smiling/smirking to herself thinking she's got the ring. And "We I did it. We I got the ring".

I don't see that in her facial expressions.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Lindsay on August 26, 2017, 04:13:51 pm
She looks so over it. She should be happy here these are the only jobs she likes.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: CathyJane on August 28, 2017, 03:47:15 am
I wish I could feel sorry for her because she does look unhappy. But I just can't. She has a wonderful chance to do so much but she does nothing.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: windsor2 on September 18, 2017, 04:50:48 am
The £600k Duchess of Bling: From her £300k Diana ring to a diamond bracelet from Prince Charles, the eye-watering value of the jewels Kate has amassed since marrying William

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Charls and Wills buying her jewelry? :tehe:


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 18, 2017, 05:28:18 am
I really do think an article like this is the worst possible thing to happen for her; horrific economy and her wealth has been flaunted to the public in this article.

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who dares wins, preston, United Kingdom, 54 minutes ago
Paid for by common folk, past and present, home and abroad, through blood, sweat and tears.
Laurienluke, East, United States, 39 minutes ago
And taxes......don't forget about that.
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who dares wins, preston, United Kingdom, 9 minutes ago
That stuff comes out of our pocket, they sure as don't earn it.
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Mink Tumbleweed, Nudge Nudge Wink Wink ......, Canada, 1 hour ago
People out there working hard plus struggling to balance the chequebook, then come home and read this. These Royals present zero value to the public !
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Hail Hail The Bhoys, Dunfermline, United Kingdom, 1 hour ago
How tax money in the uk is being spent on her eliz 2 family should be the bloody topic. Only ones that ever seem too work are Lizzie Phill and Anne
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who dares wins, preston, United Kingdom, 7 minutes ago
Because its our money they flaunt about, apart from Anne and the Queen, non of them have ever done a days work.
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Blue Cat Again, Adelaide, Australia, 1 hour ago
Not for the Middleton limpet, since she has never paid for anything herself. Freeloader of the highest order.
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Yep. Slept their way up the ladder
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I think the comments are just going to get worse and I do believe that she's not making off with so much. No gifts from the Arabs yet.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: meememe on September 18, 2017, 09:49:58 am
She hasn't made an official visit to the middle east yet which is why there has been no jewels from there.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 18, 2017, 11:06:55 pm
She has to get invited and clearly the Middle Eastern rulers don't want her there.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: LadyLaura on September 19, 2017, 12:24:47 am
^now that actually surprises me....wasn't Pips a fave with the Saudis?  :tehe:

sorry off topic


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: meememe on September 19, 2017, 02:01:15 am
She has to get invited and clearly the Middle Eastern rulers don't want her there.

It is rare for a country to actually specify a particular royal unless they want to relate to a charity or cause for that royal.

The invitation is sent by the government to the British government who then decide which royals to send. Charles and Camilla and Andrew do a lot in the middle east because they have the connections there but it won't be long before they decide to send William and Kate as the 2nd in line and his wife.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: YooperModerator on September 19, 2017, 02:03:08 am
600k?  That's it including the Ring of Doom?  That's barely a pair of Elizabeth Taylor's earrings.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 19, 2017, 04:53:57 am
She really hasn't gotten much out of her marriage.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Joanna on September 19, 2017, 09:10:17 am
What she got out of this marriage is wrinkles, bad skin, extreme thinness and a miserable look. :- Even the sligthly more expensive jewels are so bland, I guess she's the one who picked them up so it probably the blandness of it matches her taste.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 20, 2017, 12:13:25 am
The effects of her lifestyle choices and the constant stress of scheming. She really didn't make much of herself and it's a shame. She's married into a BRF that takes itself too seriously to smother themselves in jewels, the very thing that she wants to do so badly.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: YooperModerator on September 20, 2017, 01:35:55 am
She doesn’t wear jewelry well anyway so it’s a waste of money.

But, to be realistic, an abundance of jewelry displayed has to be handled with political delicacy.  Overt show of wealth would not be well received.  Then again, they have no problems showing money spent on her atrocious and bland wardrobe so who knows.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 20, 2017, 02:11:24 am
You're right.

In these horrific economic times, only starlets get away with flashing bling openly on the red carpet. Kate can't even get her hands on the jewels in the vault and it's not like she works, so no point to giving them to her. Now with the economic times, if Kate were to flash bling, she would be crucified since she has so openly refused to work and the taxpayers are seething mad right now at ANYONE who openly shows the fact that they are well off. If Kate were out partying and wearing large rocks, there would be rioting in the streets and the palace would be invaded.

Kate has really shot herself in the foot.

Just think, if she had had a career and her own money, she would likely be able to buy almost any jewel of her choice and wear it without having to worry about repercussions. Instead she foolishly pursued what she thought was a sure thing, thought she would get huge rocks, but is now basically still outside looking in.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Joanna on September 20, 2017, 01:46:42 pm
It's not about the money the jewels are worth, it's a matter of taste, it's different. Some jewels aren't too expensive and are really elegant and compliment outfits really well so I suppose it's all a matter of having taste and knowing what to wear accordingly to the occasion, but then again sometimes she just doesn't choose well what to wear in terms of clothes and jewels. All the money spent on advisors is going to waste.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: gingerboy24 on September 20, 2017, 05:05:11 pm
Look at what she wears for the few state banquets she has attended  -  the question is the jewellery  -  is it fake or is it real, because it sure looks fake on council cath.  She is one of those people who could wear a million pound frock and beautiful jewels and still look as though it is a cheap frock from Primark and the jewels picked up from some tat store for a fiver.  No class, no taste, no etiquette, everything about her fake.  You can´t buy class or elegance, and in her case she doesn´t even try to look good.  She wears clothes my mother would not be seen dead in, ghastly and cheap looking.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: marion on September 20, 2017, 08:26:12 pm
No wonder no one in the Middle East gives her jewels...they'd hardly want their gifts to be made to loom like cheap cast offs from a dime store.

I don't think they want  her there anyway after she has shown such tacky behaviour flashy her lady bits and she has made the RF a laughing stock as the Arab world is well aware of the subjected discuss in another section.

Added to which didn't the British government have  to apologize to the Malaysians after that trip as she offended them by her innapropriate dressing? 


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: HRHOlya on November 20, 2017, 11:15:59 pm
Something borrowed! Kate gets a very special loan as she wears the Queen's pearl choker to join Princes William and Harry at Windsor Castle to celebrate Her Majesty and Prince Philip's 70th wedding anniversary

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined Prince Harry for the Queen's 70th anniversary celebrations
    The royals headed to Windsor Castle on Monday evening where a celebratory dinner will be held
    Not present this evening is Prince Harry's girlfriend Meghan Markle who is rumoured to be in London
    The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are celebrating 70 years of marriage 


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5101469/William-Harry-join-Kate-Queen-s-70th-anniversary.html

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2017/11/20/19/468C911700000578-5101469-image-a-34_1511206770524.jpg
Diana wore this choker and Waity seems to be wearing the Collingwood diamond & pearl earrings Diana used to wear. Waity clearly angling for the cameras to capture her "Diana moment".

On Liz
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2017/11/20/22/468D5C6A00000578-5101469-image-a-92_1511216606180.jpg

On Di
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2017/11/20/22/468D5AE300000578-5101469-image-m-91_1511216597535.jpg

Amazing how cheap it looks on Waity :-


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: BostonLibby on November 21, 2017, 03:40:20 pm
I'm far from being an expert on fashion, but it seems that the dress Kate chose is wrong for that necklace.  The necklace should take the stage rather than competing with the dress.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Fly on the wall on November 21, 2017, 04:12:54 pm
It is the neckline is too high it should have been a lower neckline


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on November 21, 2017, 07:21:17 pm
1.) Kate never really goes anywhere/does anything to justify jewels, whether they were bought, gifted or borrowed from the Queen. On the occasions when jewels are called for, 9 times out of 10 the styling is off. These things are a big part of the reason why she catches so much flack.

2.) Hollywood starlets get away with wearing expensive jewels 1.) because the occasion calls for them (awards shows, fashion spreads, etc.); 2.) they are usually borrowed for said occasion; and 3.) if they are owned, they weren't purchased with tax payer funds.

3.) Yes, that neckline was all wrong for that piece. More evidence of the point made in #1.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Alexandrine on November 21, 2017, 08:37:33 pm
I think the neckline could have worked. But I don't know if it was because she was sitting but the necklace didn't sit in the place it should be. It should be like a choker and she is wearing it as a normal necklace.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: CathyJane on November 22, 2017, 03:57:04 am
I still swear Ma had copies made of all the 'royal jewels' for Waity to wear when it was obvious Liz wasn't going to open the vaults.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Val on November 22, 2017, 07:08:20 am
^

Exactly the sort of thing she would do.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: CathyJane on November 22, 2017, 05:25:18 pm
Exactly.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: LadyLaura on November 22, 2017, 07:27:29 pm
Heck I say carole has her own array of tiaras  :queeny:


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: HRHOlya on November 22, 2017, 09:40:12 pm
The Four Row Japanese Pearl Choker

https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-rMZlRIIB2Kc/Uv1x9gke85I/AAAAAAAAZo0/opItK69vXe0/s1600/_4row.jpg

http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2014/02/the-four-row-japanese-pearl-choker.html


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: CathyJane on November 23, 2017, 05:33:40 am
Heck I say carole has her own array of tiaras  :queeny:


I'm sure she does! LOL


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Akasha 85 on November 30, 2017, 12:21:33 am
The thing with this choker is that it was made to fit QE's neck and it shows, on both Di and Kate it's slightly to big (not saying that QE has a thick neck or anything :legs)
But it just hangs wrong on the skinny necks of Kate and Di, it's like they have one pearl to much on the lower 2 rows to look fitting, does that make sense? :dontknow:


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: YooperModerator on November 30, 2017, 01:38:57 am
^Yes.  Perfect sense.  Someone was not at their post when draping it on her neck.  It’s too big so hangs awkwardly.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Akasha 85 on November 30, 2017, 02:47:10 am
Well, considering it's 'a loan' from QE  I assume they wouldn't just redo the whole thing for one eve!
It's not like you can just snap those pearls in an' out of place!

This is why she needs some classic-type fitted pieces of her own, or it will always look like she's playing dress-up with mummy's jewels! bignono

(Oh god....did I just give Waity a decent argument to got on a real shoppingspree with taxmoney!!!!!  :o  :hide: :sorry: ) I gotta slow down with the wine!


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: YooperModerator on November 30, 2017, 04:05:33 am
^Yes, you did! 

If this woman ever properly planned anything, it’s not that big a deal for a jeweler to adjust the necklace and, if not, pick something else.  It’s not like there’s a shortage of bling around there.  She just looks at the thrill of getting something without seeing the big picture.  Does she not have a mirror?  Why oh why do I keep expecting anything???


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Akasha 85 on November 30, 2017, 04:17:02 am
Because my dear, you're a good person who tries to see the best in ppl and hope they listen to good advise and change for the better. :hug:

I just hope the Midd's aren't reading/spying in here anymore (like they did in the beginning) and whine to Willy to go :Pippa: shopping! :nervous:


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: HRHOlya on February 19, 2018, 08:29:44 pm
Seems she debuted the necklace for the first time, seeing some of her things I've thought for a while now that she has some stuff stashed away, hidden, though still nothing overly "grand" and nowhere near the level of what Diana had (incl in terms of marriage gifts). Seems to be largely assumed she's received this diamonds & emerald set from a middle eastern family as wedding gift

earrings
https://katemiddletonjewelry.files.wordpress.com/2016/03/kate-nyc-met-museum-gala-inky-blue-packham-diamond-emerald-jewelry-earrings-head-shot-i-images.jpg

bracelet
https://katemiddletonjewelry.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/kate-saint-andrew-gala-emerald-diamond-jewelry-i-images.jpg

bracelet & necklace to the BAFTAs
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/02/18/19/495AC3E500000578-5406373-image-a-26_1518980984371.jpg
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/02/18/19/495AC73800000578-5406373-image-a-48_1518982901159.jpg

these earrings she's worn at the BAFTAs seem to be also part of the set, they fit pretty well with the design of the necklace and the drop style earrings
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/02/18/20/495AFE9900000578-5406373-image-a-60_1518984160431.jpg

I read someone saying they are Diana's, and even though Diana had similar emerald & diamond earrings, they appear to have been much smaller.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Little light on March 06, 2018, 08:34:52 pm
This I should a sincere general question.

If Cambridges were to divorce, would these wedding gifts to WK be solely her property?

The reason I'm asking is that sometimes they are given back to HM as they were on personal loan in the first place.

Thanks folks.  :thankyou:


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: CathyJane on March 06, 2018, 08:36:55 pm
I have an idea they would be split between W&W since they were wedding gifts. But idk for sure.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Kuei Fei on March 06, 2018, 08:42:24 pm
This I should a sincere general question.

If Cambridges were to divorce, would these wedding gifts to WK be solely her property?
The reason I'm asking is that sometimes they are given back to HM as they were on personal loan in the first place.

Thanks folks.  :thankyou:

If anything is on loan, it goes back to the RF; if it's personal, Kate would keep it for herself and I do not believe that Kate would be restricted from selling it for a profit. The gifts, that is debatable since after all, it came to her via her title and would be arguably the property of the State.

After the divorce, Diana couldn't wear Queen Mary's emeralds or the tiaras that were the property of the BRF; even her brother asked for the Spencer Tiara back. It's not like Diana could legally represent the RF since she was no longer a legal member. Anything that the Queen has loaned her, would be confiscated back.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Rosella on March 06, 2018, 09:16:01 pm
Personal jewellery given by family, friends etc as wedding gifts to Kate would of course still be hers. Any gifts of jewellery given by foreign governments or monarchs, like the Saudis for instance, would have been given as a result of her position as a future Royal. Therefore it could be argued that they belong to the Crown and go into the vaults.

This isn't the 19th century, and I think royals from other royal houses give each other more practical gifts nowadays. Nor do English counties or Girls of England etc come up with jewels in the form of tiaras, brooches etc. I doubt that anyone beside the Middle Eastern royals, Kate's immediate family and perhaps the Queen and Charles gave jewellery as gifts anyway.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Little light on March 06, 2018, 09:21:03 pm
Thanks everyone. Much obliged.  :flower:


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: HRHOlya on May 20, 2018, 09:22:28 pm
A push present from William? Duchess of Cambridge sported a VERY dazzling new citrine ring to Harry and Meghan's wedding - three weeks after giving birth to Prince Louis

    Duchess, 36, wore recycled Alexander McQueen coat but sported a new ring
    Trinket on her right hand appeared to feature a large citrine stone
    Stone is said to represent new life and warmth and carry power of the sun
    Kate gave birth to her third child Prince Louis three weeks before the wedding


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5750155/Duchess-Cambridge-sported-dazzling-new-citrine-ring.html

A bit underwhelming, compared to their budget. Diamonds, sapphires and rubies are a better choice esp for such a life event.

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/05/20/12/4C77C3C000000578-5750155-image-a-57_1526816334079.jpg

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/05/20/12/4C77DCB400000578-5750155-image-a-91_1526816927493.jpg

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/05/20/12/4C77DCC000000578-5750155-image-a-92_1526816943107.jpg

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/05/20/12/4C6E91C600000578-5750155-Kate_gazed_lovingly_into_William_s_eyes_while_a_shy_Prince_Georg-a-84_1526816465359.jpg

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/05/20/12/4C6D6C7900000578-5750155-The_Duchess_of_Cambridge_standing_next_to_the_Duchess_of_Cornwal-a-81_1526816462306.jpg

But I'm very sure she has more stuff and pricier stuff stashed away at home. Some of it makes an appearance once in a blue moon, but proves that she does have stiff no one ever sees (e.g. the tour to Poland & Germany and the ruby & diamond set).

Diana had also more jewels than is known, some of it was for her too personal to share with the public so she only wore it in private, some of the stuff has been seen once or twice, her wearing publicly (during private time, e.g. watching Charles play polo etc) etc, but the things weren't necessarily grand, e.g. her charm bracelet gifted by Charles, she kept that one out of the public eye, there are pics.

Kate also wore some diamond ring which wasn't photographed well at all after she gave birth to G, her first engagement, was in KP. That ring was since never seen again.

https://media.vanityfair.com/photos/54ca9a3fa298661966ed876f/master/pass/image.jpeg

PS The citrine ring might be at least 10 years old!
https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-S8uv7xFqMnw/WwCnbDjsCTI/AAAAAAABR80/Z0QEnHkKmNAlcJ1pI9BDgfLqQgiJDwrgQCLcBGAs/s1600/kate%2Bmiddleton%2B26.jpg

http://hrhduchesskate.blogspot.de/2018/05/first-look-kate-arrives-for-royal.html


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: CarryingOn on July 09, 2018, 10:07:52 pm
^ Sounds like another case of that skinny eternal ring she wore on her ring finger. The papers were going on and on about questioning whether or not it was a gift from William for their anniversary or some such. Then the maker spilled the beans that it was something she had come in and selected herself.

Wears a ring from at least ten years ago and now it's all is it a push present from William. :tehe:


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: india on July 10, 2018, 10:27:50 pm
The Duke of Dorkass is too cheap to shell out much on his eternal mattress The Potato Head.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: BostonLibby on July 11, 2018, 01:24:20 pm
^ Duke of Dorkass! :laugh:  :laugh:


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: HRHOlya on July 18, 2018, 05:09:07 pm
Wimbledon: the ring is likely the citrine from ages ago (posted above) and I think the necklace is from when she married in, with the charms by Asprey's: acorns and stuff like that
https://cdn01.cdn.justjared.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/kate-wimm/kate-middleton-prince-william-wimbledon-final-11.jpg
https://cdn02.cdn.justjared.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/kate-wimm/kate-middleton-prince-william-wimbledon-final-20.jpg
https://static.standard.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2018/07/15/14/royalbox1507o.jpg?width=1368&height=912&fit=bounds&format=pjpg&auto=webp&quality=70
https://i.pinimg.com/736x/f8/a6/d0/f8a6d0c6451f7929f72286373056b624--kate-middleton-style-royal-crowns.jpg

The necklace is totally overpriced though, as one charm alone costs around $5000



Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Fly on the wall on August 02, 2018, 02:22:41 am
Kate Middleton's Citrine Ring Might Not Be a Push Present from Prince William After All
When Kate Middleton stepped out wearing a large citrine ring at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding and to Wimbledon, it was assumed that the ring was a new gift from Prince William. Many speculated that the new bling was given to the Duchess after the birth of her youngest son, Prince Louis, as a "push present." Push presents are given as a token of appreciation to new moms from their spouse, and William previously gave jewelry to his wife after the births of their other two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
https://www.harpersbazaar.com/celebrity/latest/a22603421/kate-middleton-citrine-ring-push-present-prince-william/


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: india on August 02, 2018, 04:31:16 pm
The only thing she was pushing was lies.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: HRHOlya on August 02, 2018, 09:06:30 pm
No push present ever materialized though... She wore that assumed diamond ring after G, but apart from that, nothing. The eternity one she bought herself and aside from that she has Kiki pieces. The only things I'm really curious about are the diamonds & tanzanite set and the diamonds & ruby set. From whom and for what occasion, but likely again just she herself on one of her countless shopping trips...


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Alexandrine on August 02, 2018, 09:37:04 pm
I doubt Kate buys jewels herself. She has never looked very interested in them. Small pieces yes, but no the big ones.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: HRHOlya on August 02, 2018, 10:18:16 pm
Yeah, that's why I wonder about the tanzanite and ruby (& diamonds) pieces.... I'm not too sure she bought that herself, either. Maybe also wedding present stuff that only later saw the light of day? Or from Bill?

Though the fugly Cartier trinity necklace was her choosing I suspect, it came allegedly from a "family friend", which I doubt. That was on the bigger side.

All her other big pieces are either loans or wedding gifts.

The eternity ring she bought definitely herself as well as the Kikis, the jewellers blabbed.. :Kate:


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: india on August 03, 2018, 12:34:19 am
The only decent jewels she has gotten are those emerald and diamond earrings and necklace. And I don't know if they were borrowed from the Queen or actually hers.  If I were Willy Dorkass I wouldn't give her a damn thing for what she and her vile slithering mother have done.


Title: Re: Kate's Jewellery Box III
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 13, 2018, 04:08:31 am
I think HM loans Kate nicer stuff for state occasions, but does not let her keep anything.

I remember mentioning how Kate got to keep her wedding tiara, but she didn't wear it to state events and I do think HM sent a careful message when Kate wasn't showing up with big rocks right away.

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Yeah, that's why I wonder about the tanzanite and ruby (& diamonds) pieces.... I'm not too sure she bought that herself, either. Maybe also wedding present stuff that only later saw the light of day? Or from Bill?

Maybe scraps thrown at her to get her to work and show up to engagements.

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Though the fugly Cartier trinity necklace was her choosing I suspect, it came allegedly from a "family friend", which I doubt. That was on the bigger side.

I think she bought it and wore it before she could be ordered to return it. I think she used money from Charles and she seemed really sheepish when she was out wearing it at an engagement. She knew she shouldn't have bought it, but she did and might have felt nervous about Charles' reactions.

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All her other big pieces are either loans or wedding gifts.

You know, I think HM loans her the tiaras and big stuff, but it goes right back to the main jeweler and she can't keep it. Cruel, but Kate hasn't pulled her weight and considering the possible treason among other stunts, Kate is clearly not earned her privileges.

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The eternity ring she bought definitely herself as well as the Kikis, the jewellers blabbed.. :Kate:

You know, it was spun as a gift from a loving husband, but it was just a lie. I sometimes think Kate is among the most miserable women in the world and would prefer to have a husband who loves her, but now she has to make stuff up, only to have it exposed later on. It must kill her that she even has to make up even a loving gesture, but clearly this is her reality.