16 August 2017

Princess Diana's Bracelet Designer Revealed


After the Duchess of Cambridge recently wore a pearl bracelet from the collection of her late mother-in-law, Diana, Princess of Wales, the designer of the bracelet has written more about the piece.

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The bracelet dates to 1988. Nigel Milne designed the piece as part of a collection supporting Birthright, a British charity supporting mothers and babies that is now known as Wellbeing of Women. Diana became the charity's patron in 1984; one of its founding members was Sir George Pinker, the obstetrician who delivered Prince William and Prince Harry.

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The bracelet, according to the firm's catalogue, is "an elegant three row cultured pearl bracelet" with diamond and pearl spacer sections. Diana famously wore the bracelet with her Catherine Walker "Elvis" dress in Hong Kong. Appropriately, she also wore the bracelet to the Birthright Ball in 1989.

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The Duchess of Cambridge brought the bracelet out of the vaults and back into the spotlight during the recent royal visit to Poland and Germany. You can read more from Nigel Milne about the bracelet (and see an image of the bracelet in the 1988/89 catalogue) over here!