Diana’s favorite hangout was at Butler & Wilson, where she bought this very girly heart-shaped faux pearl earring.On a visit to Saudi Arabia, Diana wore bespoke national dress and a pair of “diamond earrings”, also costume jewellery, with crescent pendants on her ears, which cost her just £23.
On a rare afternoon, Diana would ask her driver to take her to Fulham Road, wear a baseball cap and sunglasses, dodge the paparazzi and sneak into Butler & Wilson to pick out her favourite accessories, including the two star designs pictured above.
In addition to teasing those who stuck to the “royal dogma” with real and fake jewelry, Diana used bright jewelry and unexpected looks to express the bitterness and depression of her marriage.
For a movie premiere, Diana opted for an eye-catching scarlet, backless velvet dress, with a long, dull pearl chain hanging backwards, for a stylish, sexy, rebellious necklace.
When Princess Diana wore an innovative short emerald dridurba necklace as a headpiece to a dance party with Prince Charles in Australia, she immediately drew attention for her “headwear”.
One of the more popular emerald pieces worn by Princess Diana was the Derridurba short chain, which comes from the Derridurba emerald jewelry set, originally owned by Queen Mary, the grandmother of The current Queen Elizabeth II.Princess Diana often wore the derridurba short chain to various occasions, and the long chain was beloved by Queen Elizabeth.
Her love of transforming old pieces into new ones has always been a feature of Diana’s jewellery.The King of Saudi Arabia, who knew Diana was particularly fond of sapphires, once gave her a precious Asprey sapphire jewelry set when she was married.
The sapphire jewelry set includes a sun-shaped diamond choker, a watch, a bracelet, earrings and a ring.
The unconventional Diana added a velvet ribbon to the bracelet, which could be worn either as a short choker around the neck or as a tiara on the forehead, giving it an instant foreign feel.
When Diana visited Japan with Prince Charles in 1986, she might have wanted a touch of the Orient by wearing a velvet choker on her forehead, and her earrings morphed into a pair of overlaid earrings, complete with a sequined royal blue flowing gown.