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by Maria Doulton
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Elizabeth Taylor's Burton Wedding Bands sell for $1 million at
second day of Christie's auction in New York 14 December 2011
Finally we have the chance to see Her Serene Highness Princess
Charlene of Monaco wear the Van Cleef & Arpels Océan necklace
given to her by Prince Albert as a wedding gift.
Princess Charlene wore a beautiful, diamond
Lorenz Bäumer tiara for the evening events after
her spectacular wedding in Monaco
to Prince Albert II.
All eyes were on Charlene as she walked down the aisle in her
impressive crystal-embroidered Armani wedding dress. But what
jewels was she wearing? Something borrowed is a clue.
Charlene Wittstock, as of a few hours, Her
Serene Highness Princess Charlene, was given Van
Cleef & Arpels jewels as a pledge of love from her
husband, HSH Prince Albert II.
While some may prefer the traditional diamond
solitaire, I have chosen these engagement
rings in the hope of inspiring future brides to find out
what they would really like to see on their finger 'til death do
While the logistics for the marriage of
Charlene Wittstock to Prince Albert II of
Monaco are in full swing, I wonder what jewels Charlene
will be wearing on her big day.
A fresh crop of rings has
landed on Bond Street just in
time for summer engagement
ring browsing for love birds. Have a look for your
dream engagement ring from this new selection.
You know those earrings that
Kate Middleton, now the Duchess of Cambridge, wore to her
royal wedding? Well they were
not from a big name on Bond Street, but a company that was able to
make a small bespoke commission such as Kate's and her sister's
one- off pair of earrings.
I have made a little video about my thoughts on Kate's tiara and
why the Cartier Halo tiara lent to her by the Queen is so
Jewels are loaded with symbolism and messages and even more so at
high profile events such as a royal wedding. And, bar the crown
itself, the epitome of the ceremonial jewel is the tiara. Don't think that the choice of tiara was anything but a
very carefully considered message spelt out in jewels.
All eyes were on Kate
Middleton's dress as she walked down the aisle but I was
more interested in what was on her head. It was a Cartier 'Halo' tiara lent to Kate
by the Queen.
Will Will and Kate have Fairtrade
gold wedding rings? Who
knows, but there is a flurry of rumours circulating the papers and
the internet that William and Kate may be up for wedding rings made
from the first batch of Fairtrade gold. This would be a mighty
rupture with tradition as since the Queen Mother's 1923 marriage,
royal weddings rings have been cast from
The Alternative Wedding Show at Kath
Libbert's Jewellery Gallery Salts Mill, Saltaire,
Yorkshire from the 6 Feb to the 2 May is the place to see rings
with a different facet. Small makers and original designs make
these very individual rings perfect for free-thinkers who are
contemplating the down-on-one-knee moment.
You might want the all white diamond ring, but how about one
with a bit of a twist? Lots of fun shapes from flowers to bows or
leaves happily sit on the finger. Chaumet's
miniature tiaras for the...
With Prince William giving Kate his mother's blue sapphire
engagement ring, expect coloured stone engagement rings to make a
comeback. The traditional stones are sapphires, rubies and emeralds
Prince Charles announced today that his son Prince William is
engaged to his long time girlfriend Kate Middleton. Amid a barrage
of camera flashes at Clarence House, the couple, arm in arm, her in
a demure deep blue dress and
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