BLUE GEMSTONE EARRINGS

SAPPHIRES

SAUDI ARABIAN DIAMONDS AND SAPPHIRE SUITE

For her wedding present, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia gave the Princess a magnificent suite of jewelry as shown in picture below: a sapphire and diamond pendant suspended on a diamond tennis necklace (which also suspends 'The Prince of Wales feathers diamond pendant'), matching earrings, matching ring, a bracelet and a watch.  This was made by Asprey.

Picture scanned from 'The Royal Jewels' Revised Edition p.166  by Suzy Menkes 1986

 

SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND SUNRAY EARRINGS

These are the earrings from the Saudi Arabian suite.  The sapphires are surrounded by diamond baguettes in a wavy pattern.

Princess Diana Wearing a Choker and Smiling
Princess Diana attends a formal event in a dark blue velvet and lace dress.
Image: Tim Graham/CORBIS
Date Photographed: ca. 1980-1990

Princess Diana Attending a State Reception
Princess Diana wears a suite of sapphire and diamond jewels presented by the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, and the Spencer family tiara.
Image: Tim Graham/CORBIS
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: April 11, 1983
Location Information: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

From 'The Queen's Jewels' p.147 by Leslie Field, 1987

"    The Princess of Wales's most magnificent wedding gift was a sapphire and diamond suite from the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia.  Made by Asprey, it consists of an enormous Burmese sapphire pendant set in a jagged sunray fringe of baguette diamonds and hung on a thin diamond necklace; a matching pair of earrings and ring; a two-row bracelet of brilliant-cut diamonds with a smaller version of the sapphire pendant as a centrepiece; and a wristwatch, the face set in the same diamond sunray fringe and the strap consisting of seven oval sapphires set in clusters of diamonds...."

"    The Princess often wears the necklace and earrings, and occasionally the bracelet, but she has used the stones from the watch and ring to make completely new pieces of jewellery.  Four of the sapphire and diamond clusters from the watch strap were made into a pair of earrings, with two of the clusters as detachable pendant drops.  The oval sapphire from the ring was set in the diamond sunray frame of the watch and is now the centrepiece of a wide choker of midnight-blue velvet backed with Velcro.  On either side of the sapphire is a chain of small diamonds, three deep, which runs halfway round the choker.  The Princess wore the choker as a headband on her official visit to Japin in 1986, at a State banquet hosted by the Emperor."

SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND CLUSTER EARRINGS

Still part of the Saudi Arabian suite coming from the watch strap.  

July 27, 2011  From photo of the complete Saudi Arabian suite above, you can see that the sapphires on the watch are faceted to match the whole suite.  This pair of earrings with the attached drops have sapphire cabochons.  Perhaps Diana used the diamonds from the watch strap and replaced the faceted sapphires with cabochon sapphire.

SINGLE CLUSTER STUD EARRINGS

The single oval sapphire is surrounded by 10 round diamonds.

Princess Diana
Princess Diana smiles.
Image: Tim Graham/CORBIS
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: May 3, 1988
Location Information: London, England, UK

Princess Diana Wearing Hat with Veil
Princess Diana smiles in a dark blue jacket and veiled hat.
Image: Tim Graham/CORBIS
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: ca. 1980-1990
Location Information: England, UK

 

DOUBLE CLUSTER SAPPHIRE DROP EARRINGS.

The top sapphire is surrounded by 10 diamonds and the bottom sapphire is surrounded by 11 diamonds.  Note that the diamond outline of the bottom drop has a teardrop shape.

Princess Diana Wearing White Blouse and Smiling
Original caption: HRH The Princess Of Wales. HRH the Princess Of Wales will celebrate her 21st birthday on the 1st July, 1982. The Princess wears a white antique lace and lawn blouse with a high neck, and diamond and angel skin coral drop earrings.
Image: Bettmann/CORBIS
Date Photographed: ca. 1982

Princess Diana Attending a Banquet
Princess Diana wears a striped headband and blue evening gown to Emperor Hirohito's banquet.
Image: Tim Graham/CORBIS
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: ca. 1980-1990

 

DIANA AT A CHARITY CONCERT GIVEN BY PAVAROTTI
Original caption: Portrait of the Princess of Wales.
Image: CORBIS SYGMA
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: June 2, 1995
Location Information: CARDIFF, Wales, UK

Picture from Canadiana, The Royal Forums Message Board, Magazine Covers of the late Princess Diana thread.  Tatler magazine April, not sure what year.

 

SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND CHANDELIER EARRINGS

These diamond and chandelier earrings were only seen once on Diana.  This was the original design of the earrings made from the Saudi Arabian suite watch.

Picture posted by Squidgy on The Royal Forums Message Board.

 

SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND DROP EARRINGS

This sapphire and diamond drop earrings are different from the single cluster and double cluster earrings which were created from the strap of the watch according to Leslie Field.  In this earrings, the top sapphire is surrounded by 8 diamonds and the bottom sapphire is surrounded by 9 diamonds with a single diamond between both clusters.  Both of these sapphires are cabochons.

Picture scanned from 'Diana, Queen of Style' p.113 by Jackie Modlinger, 1998.  July 1994 British Vogue.  Cover photo taken by Patrick Demarchelier to mark Diana's 33rd birthday.

Picture from wlb825, The Royal Forums, Portraits: Diana Thread.  This appears to be taken the same time as the July 1994 British Vogue cover by Patrick Demarchelier.

Princess Diana and Prince Charles Dancing
Princess Diana and Prince Charles attend a bicentennial celebration on a visit to Melbourne.
Image: Tim Graham/CORBIS
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: January 27, 1988
Location Information: Melbourne, Australia

 

ROUND DIAMOND AND PEAR SAPPHIRE DANGLE EARRINGS

Diana Princess of Wales
Image: Quadrillion/CORBIS
Photographer: David Levinson
Date Photographed: ca. 1980's
Location Information: Dorchester Hotel, London, England, UK

OFFICIAL VISIT OF CHARLES AND DIANA TO AUSTRALIA
Image: Tim Graham/CORBIS
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: November 7, 1985

 

SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND DOUBLE HALF-LOOP EARRINGS

Princess Diana Making a Speech
Princess Diana speaks to an audience.
Image: Tim Graham/CORBIS
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: ca. 1980-1990

Princess Diana Visiting Substance Abuse Center
Princess Diana visits patients at a substance abuse treatment center in Cardiff.
Image: Tim Graham/CORBIS
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: October 1985
Location Information: Cardiff, Wales, UK

Same earrings as the above but earring worn on opposite sides.

LONDON: PAVAROTTI RECITAL
Original caption: The Princess of Wales, her hair damp, at the concert given by Pavarotti in London's Hyde Park.
Image: GRAHAM TIM/CORBIS SYGMA
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: July 30, 1991

 

AQUAMARINES

DIAMOND AND AQUAMARINE DANGLE EARRINGS

This pear-shaped aquamarine is surrounded by diamonds and hangs from a diamond flower cluster.

Princess Diana Wearing White Evening Gown
A suntanned Princess Diana wears a white strapless gown while on an overseas tour.
Image: Tim Graham/CORBIS
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: ca. 1980-1995
Location Information: Cannes, France

Princess Diana Smiling
Princess Diana wears a tiara to a formal event while on an overseas tour.
Image: Tim Graham/CORBIS
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: November 5, 1987
Location Information: Bavaria, Germany

 

AMETHYST

NEW TIFFANY AND CO. BY PALOMA PICASSO AMETHYST HEART AND YELLOW GOLD EARRINGS

File photo: Princess Diana wears a signet ring and other rings while at a polo match. At the trial of former Royal Butler Paul Burrell on October 21, 2002 the jury was told of a signet ring that had been given to the Princess by James Hewitt which had gone missing since her death. The police considered the item of jewellery so sensitive that they didn't want to reveal details in open court.
Image: Tim Graham/Corbis
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: June 29, 1988
Location Information: Windsor, Berkshire, United Kingdom

Princess Diana in Blue Pillbox Hat
Princess Diana wears a blue pillbox hat and heart-shaped earrings to a church service at St. Andrew's Cathedral in Sydney.
Image: Tim Graham/CORBIS
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: January 31, 1988
Location Information: Sydney, Australia

Posted Nov. 8, 2013: After scouring photos from gettyimages, corbis, imagecollect and other photo sites, it appears that Diana only wore these earrings twice in public.  First time was January 31, 1988 in Australia and second time was June 29, 1988 to watch Prince Charles play polo.  Perhaps she received it as a present during Christmas 1987.  These earrings are from Tiffany & Co. by Paloma Picasso.  One of Diana's closest friends, Rosa Monckton was the head of Tiffany and responsible for bringing Tiffany to the UK in September 1986.  In 2000, Rosa was recruited to head Asprey & Garrard.  She stayed in Asprey until 2004.  You can read more about Rosa on these links:  

http://www.rosamonckton.com/index.php/home/article/35

http://www.rosamonckton.com/index.php/home/article/43

This pair of earrings are available for purchase for $6500 on two different sites:

1stdibs - http://www.1stdibs.com/jewelry/earrings/clip-on-earrings/tiffany-co-paloma-picasso-amethyst-gold-heart-earrings/id-j_67193/

eBay - http://www.ebay.com/itm/Colorful-TIFFANY-Co-by-PALOMA-PICASSO-AMETHYST-HEART-YELLOW-GOLD-EARRINGS/200802320817

 

YELLOW GOLD AND AMETHYST BRIOLETTE DROP EARRINGS

Princess Diana wears a blue hat and jacket with a muff during a visit to Hull.
Image: Tim Graham/CORBIS
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: ca. 1982-1987
Location Information: Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, UK

Diana, Princess of Wales, smiles during a private photo session at her home, Kensington Palace.
Image: Tim Graham/Corbis
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: February 1, 1983
Location Information: London, England, United Kingdom

 

DOUBLE CLUSTER OF AMETHYST AND DIAMOND EARRINGS

Princess Diana Smiling in Velvet Blue Dress
Princess Diana attends a formal event in a strapless blue dress and matching gloves.
Image: Tim Graham/CORBIS
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: ca. 1980-1990

 

TRILLIANT-CUT AMETHYST AND PEARL DANGLE EARRINGS

I'm not really sure if this is amethyst or tanzanite or some other stone.

Princess Diana Visiting Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital
Princess Diana wears a scarf and a shalwar kameez (tunic and wide trousers) during a visit in Lahore, Pakistan.
Image: Tim Graham/CORBIS
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: May 23, 1997
Location Information: Lahore, Pakistan

 

PEARL AND AMETHYST POST EARRINGS

These earrings are from Kiki McDonough as shared on their facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=163649146983203&set=a.144469762234475.30071.135723223109129&type=3

Princess Diana Visiting Kingston upon Hull
Princess Diana wears a pink suit while visiting Kingston upon Hull.
Image: GRAHAM TIM/CORBIS SYGMA
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: June 24, 1992
Location Information: Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire Region, England, UK

 

OTHER BLUE STONE EARRINGS

BLUE STUD WITH SEED PEARL DROP EARRINGS

Princess Diana Wearing a Pillbox Hat
Princess Diana wears a blue pillbox hat while on an overseas tour.
Image: Tim Graham/CORBIS
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: June 11, 1985
Location Information: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

 

BLUE CABOCHON DANGLE EARRINGS

Princess Diana Smiling
Princess Diana smiles at Prince Charles in a white brimmed hat.
Image: Tim Graham/CORBIS
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: ca. 1980-1990

 

RUBY SAPPHIRE PEARL EARRINGS

This is an interesting pair.  One earring has an oval ruby with pearl and its pair has oval sapphire with pearl.  There are ruby stones that hold the pearl drops.

Princess Diana Smiling
Princess Diana on an overseas tour in South Korea.
Image: Tim Graham/CORBIS
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: November 5, 1992
Location Information: Seoul, South Korea

 

BLUE PETAL PEARL FLOWER EARRINGS

THE PRINCESS OF WALES IN EGYPT
Image: GRAHAM TIM/CORBIS SYGMA
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: May 11, 1992

TEARDROP EARRINGS

From 'The Queen's Jewels' p. 147 by Leslie Field, 1987

"...However, some of the sapphire jewellery that the Princess wears in public is in fact fake, such as four favorite pairs of earrings.  First she had tiny 'diamond' flower-shaped studs from which could be suspended 'sapphire', 'ruby' or 'diamond' pendants;..."

With blue teardrops

Picture scanned from 'Princess Diana Lady of Fashion' p.4, Introduction by Martina Shaw, Designed and Produced by Ted Smart and David Gibbon.

With red teardrops

Pictures from Nellie, The Royal Jewels of the World Message Board.

 

BUTTERFLY EARRINGS WITH BLUE AND WHITE STONES

Picture provided by MClark via email.