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Re: Queen Alexandra as Princess of Wales/ Kent Amethyst /Sapphires or Crown Rubies???
I very much doubt if the lighter coloured cabochon stones seen on Queen Alexandra's skirt are diamonds. For all that we know, some of the "jewellery" decorations might be costume items made from paste stones.
You are correct about all the stones at her skirt not being the same, they are some clear/white colored stones oval or rounded in shape. Could they be diamonds' or due to light reflection maybe lighter colored stones such as aquamarine etc? But to me the skirt looks as if diamonds are inbedded in the v shaped elements. I also notice that the colored stones go all the way around to her waist like a kind of belt of sorts all intertwined in some very large shaped elements similar in design to her central tiara element on her head. If the white stones are diamonds, one wonders to what provenance they could have arrived as they appear to be very large stones, really big ones. I cant compare them in size with any of the large collect diamonds I can recollect as the collect diamonds look smaller, maybe the smaller stones noted could be compared with the collect diamonds, but what stones "diamonds" in the BRF can be compared in size to what has been noted in the picture?