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Author:  starz1 [ Fri Nov 20, 2009 2:58 pm ]
Post subject:  what furs and diamonds did marie wear?

In paintings I never see her wear any furs, and even in the movie her clothes were not based on the actual outfits she wore, just something she would have worn.

And like with all the money she spent, all I've seen online is a pearl necklace and a pair of diamond earrings, where's the rest, did the villiagers take it?

Author:  jimcheval [ Sat Nov 21, 2009 6:16 am ]
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You can see some earrings here. But the same writer says she didn't like diamonds, and that the inventory of her jewels had disappeared at that time.

http://books.google.com/books?id=A3caAA ... te&f=false

Another writer who looked deeply into this matter said they found no answer:
http://books.google.com/books?id=i8tCAA ... te&f=false

As to furs, I don't think fur per se was fashionable at the time (it was more often used as a trim). The last fashion for it had been around 1729, under Louis XV's queen (who was Polish):

http://books.google.com/books?id=AXwGAA ... re&f=false

The first apparently was under Charlemagne.

While furs like ermine were valued for trimming (notably for certain judges), it may be that wearing entire garments of fur simply seemed a little primitive at that point, since it was all people had in earlier centuries. I don't know the history of its fame and status in the 20th century, but there no doubt is one, and it would not be the same as for MA's period.

Author:  Rosalie [ Mon Nov 23, 2009 9:33 pm ]
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jimcheval wrote:
You can see some earrings here. But the same writer says she didn't like diamonds, and that the inventory of her jewels had disappeared at that time.



This is interesting! I thought I was weird because I don't like diamonds, but now I know this is something else I've got in common with the queen...I 8) like it!

Author:  annies sis [ Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:59 pm ]
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I like daimonds but I like other jewels much more. I think diamonds are over done, I prefer saphires or emralds.

Author:  versailles [ Wed Dec 16, 2009 6:26 pm ]
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annies sis wrote:
I like daimonds but I like other jewels much more. I think diamonds are over done, I prefer saphires or emralds.

Agreed. The colored diamonds are pretty though. I love pearls.

Author:  annies sis [ Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:26 pm ]
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I love pearls. For my 16th birthday my mom said she'll get me my own pearl necklace.

Author:  versailles [ Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:32 am ]
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Nice!
Yeah we have afew that have been in the family for generations.

Author:  Nicola [ Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:52 am ]
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annies sis wrote:
I love pearls. For my 16th birthday my mom said she'll get me my own pearl necklace.

What a coincidence! For my 16th birthday, my mum gave me a pearl necklace!

Author:  annies sis [ Thu Dec 17, 2009 9:17 pm ]
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I think it's a type of female code, as strange as that may sound. Every woman should have her proper pearls :)

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