Top Row: Susan Bridges, Sarah Jessica Parker, Theresa May, Soap Actress Susan Lucci
2nd Row: Modern Family's Sarah Hyland, Vanna White, Donna Mills
Top Row: Nadine Warmuth, Lori Singer, Lisa Wilkinson, Kylie Gillies
Bottom Row: Maria Stella Gelmini, Marissa Berenson, Josie Lawrence, Jennia Fredrique
A diamond and pearl necklace and earrings worn by Princess Diana during one of her last public appearances will hit the auction block in New York next week during the "Iconic Objects" sale hosted by Guernsey's Auction House. The suite is expected to fetch between $1.5 million and $2.5 million.
Worn by the Princess of Wales just months before her death, the suite is the only known jewelry worn by Diana that is likely to ever be available for sale. The necklace was designed by Garrard, crown jeweler to the royal family until 2007, with design contribution from Princess Diana as well.
The platinum necklace is composed of five matching South Sea pearls, 12mm . In between the pearl drops are four marquise-cut diamond drops. There are 7 other marquise-cut diamonds in the centerpiece, making a total of 11 marquise-cut diamonds with a total weight of 7.71 carats. Three smaller marquise-cut diamonds at the rear of the necklace, has a total weight of 0.88 carats. The lower end of the necklace towards the scroll motif, is made up of two rows of brilliant-cut diamonds, but the rear of the necklace has only a single row of brilliant-cut diamonds. There are 164 brilliant-cut diamonds in the necklace, with a total weight of 42.35 carats.
The matching pair of pearl drop earrings of the suite are made of platinum, set with 15 brilliant-cut diamonds in each earring. The total weight of the 30 brilliant-cut diamonds in both earrings is 9.38 carats. Each of the earrings has a single large spherical South Sea pearl of the same diameter as the pearls found in the necklace (12 mm), hanging from below as a drop. Three marquise-cut diamonds also hang from below the floral cluster, on the outer side of the hanging pearl. The total weight of the six marquise-cut diamonds is 1.87 carats.
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Royal Ascot opened with great fanfare this past Monday, with royals, aristocrats, up-and-comers and celebrities in attendance. Royal Ascot is one of the world's most famous horse race competitions. This major British society event takes place at the Ascot Racecourse in England.
There is a strict dress code and British style is covered as much as the race itself. The finest milliners contribute their brilliant style to the parade of inspired hats worn by lady race attendees. Pearls are also a frequent sight and can be seen on elegant woman of all ages..
Above:Danielle Linaker, Suzi Perry, Princess Michael of Kent, Declan Donnelley, Isabel Kristensen, Helen Mirren
Congradulations to the beautiful couple! Some Attendees...
Above: Princess Mette Marit of Norway, Ewa Westling, Duchess Gunilla Bernadotte of Wisborg, Princess Madeline of Sweden, Charlene Wittstock,H.M. Queen Anne-Marie, Queen Beatrix, Princess Maxima, Queen Sonia of Norway, Queen Benedikte, Carina Axelsson, Margarethe II
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When she took the stage with U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden for the announcement of her nomination to the Supreme Court, Solicitor General Elena Kagan wore one of her trademark pearl strands.
Kagan is the president's nominee to become the 112th justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. She is the first woman solicitor general, having been nominated by President Obama on January 26, 2009, and confirmed by the Senate on March 19, 2009.
If confirmed, she would become the fourth female justice in the Supreme Court's history, and the third on the current bench. She would also become the eighth Jewish justice in the Supreme Court's history, and the third on the current bench.
Finally, the pearl strand in which she is most often photographed is the simple single white pearl strand. Check out our gorgeous high-luster South Sea pearl strand and coordinating South Sea pearl drop earrings.