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« on: January 29, 2018, 03:49:11 am »

Princess Diana’s Swan Lake Jewelry Suite Up for Sale

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Currently owned by a European family, the Swan Lake Suite famously owned by the late Diana, Princess of Wales is available for sale.

https://courtierconfidential.wordpress.com/2018/01/29/princess-dianas-swan-lake-jewelry-suite-up-for-sale/
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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2018, 09:42:39 am »

Beautiful, wish I could get my mitts on it. The price is stratopheric though, and only so because Di wore it & designed it actually as well.
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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2018, 11:23:43 am »

Which European family owns the pieces/suite?  Her brother?
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« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2018, 03:09:31 pm »

^ This gives the entire provenance for the Swan Lake suite of jewels, which in fact Diana never owned. There have been several owners since then. Obviously the Ukranian couple who own the suite didn't get the price they wanted last year.

http://www.thecourtjeweller.com/2017/02/on-block-dianas-swan-lake-suite.html
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« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2018, 04:06:19 pm »

^Thanks.  Got it.  So, she only wore the necklace but never lived long enough to purchase the entire suite.  How sad.
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« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2018, 06:20:20 pm »

^ Yes, she kind of co-designed it and wanted to wear the already finished necklace and then paired it with fitting earrings, as the ones designed as part of the suite weren't finished yet. Then she died shortly after wearing the necklace and never purchased it, waiting for its completion. Garrard decided to finish the suite in spite of the commissioner's (& "co-designer's") death. And I just clicked on the link and see that it's all in the article  easter-egg-basket

The price is way overblown though. That the suite will go for quite a bit more than it's really worth because of the Diana link is to be expected, but for 12 mil you could have a whole suite (ring, bracelet, necklace, tiara, brooch, watch) made from scratch. They really have to drop a few mil if they want to sell it. The price as is now is way too ridiculous.
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