PEARLS

 

NEW INFO GOLD WIRE-WRAP WITH WHITE PEARL

Princess Diana in Pink Floral Jacket
Princess Diana wears a pink jacket to the Queen Mother's 90th birthday at Clarence House.
Image: Tim Graham/CORBIS
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: August 4, 1990
Location Information: St. James's, Westminster, London, England, UK

Princess Diana and Prince Charles Visiting Cameroon
Princess Diana turns to speak to Prince Charles during a visit to Cameroon.
Image: Tim Graham/CORBIS
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: March 22, 1990
Location Information: Bamenda, Cameroon

Posted March 18, 2013: The earliest photo I could find of Diana wearing these earrings is in February 1990.  They have been my favorite ever since.

After receiving the photo above from my friend Anna N., I noticed that both pearls were too symmetric to be real.  After searching for so many years, I believe I've come across Diana's earrings.  They are from the Metropolitan Museum of Art Store and have been available for purchase since the early 80s.  Possibly, she purchased it herself during her trip to NYC in Feb. 1989 or perhaps it was given as a gift during that visit.  It's possible she started wearing these earrings much earlier than May 1989 right after her trip to NYC.  They are called Venus Earrings: http://store.metmuseum.org/earrings/venus-earrings/invt/09019308

Posted March 21, 2013: In photo below, you can see that Diana's earrings has an earpost like the Venus earrings.

Below is a comparison photo of Diana's earrings to the Met's earrings.

Posted March 22, 2013: In Wimbledon 1994, HRH The Duchess of Kent can be seen wearing the white Venus pearl earrings.  I thought Diana may have given hers to the Duchess, but Diana wore her pair again on Christmas Day 1994 at Sandringham, walking to church with the rest of the royal family.

Photos scanned from 'Diana Unseen Archives' by Alison Gauntlett, page 331.

 

NEW INFO GOLD WIRE-WRAP WITH BLACK/GRAY PEARL (updated March 21, 2013)

In 1990, Diana wore the Venus pearl earrings with black pearls.  This pair is no longer available at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Store, but hopefully, they will bring it back.

Photos scanned from 'Diana Unseen Archives' by Alison Gauntlett, page 226.

 

ROUND PEARL STUD EARRINGS SURROUNDED BY DIAMONDS

Lady Diana Watching Prince Charles Play Polo
Lady Diana watches Prince Charles play polo at Tidworth during their engagement.
Princess Diana
Princess Diana holds bouquet of flowers and smiles.
Image: Tim Graham/CORBIS
 
Image: Tim Graham/CORBIS
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: July 25, 1981
Location Information: Tidworth, England, UK
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: 1983
Location Information: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

 

ROUND DIAMOND WITH ROUND PEARL UNDERNEATH

Princess Diana
Princess Diana smiles for photographers.
Image: Tim Graham/CORBIS
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: June 29, 1983
Location Information: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

 

ROUND PEARL WITH ROUND DIAMOND UNDERNEATH

DIANA ATTENDS A DANCE SPECTACULAR IN LONDON DIANA GOES TO MOZART'S 'THE MAGIC FLUTE'
Image: GRAHAM TIM/CORBIS SYGMA Image: GRAHAM TIM/CORBIS SYGMA
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: November 7, 1993
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: May 24, 1993

 

EMIR OF QATAR DIAMOND AND PEARL DANGLE EARRINGS

This pair of diamond and pearl dangle earrings was a wedding present from the Emir of Qatar.

Princess Diana Smiling While Arriving at Center
Original caption: London: The Radiant Princess. A radiant smile from the Princess of Wales as she arrives for a Royal Gala Performance that opened the Barbican Arts Centre in London on 4 March, 1982. The Princess, who is expecting her first baby in June, wore a full length cerise silk dress for the occasion. called the "Night of Knights" the performance featured a host of stars who helped raise funds for a Trust founded by the Prince of wales to aid underprivileged young people. The Barbican centre is the largest arts and conference centre in Western Europe and is the new home of the London Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Guildhall School of Music.
Image: Bettmann/CORBIS
Date Photographed: March 4, 1982
Location Information: London, England, UK

Princess Wearing Red Evening Gown
Princess Diana wears Spencer family tiara, Prince of Wales Feathers necklace, and family order of Queen Elizabeth pin.
Image: Tim Graham/CORBIS
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: March 30, 1983

EXCLUSIVE: LADY DIANA AT A PARTY AT CHRISTIE'S
Image: GRAHAM TIM/CORBIS SYGMA
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: June 2, 1997

 

COLLINGWOOD DIAMOND AND PEARL DANGLE EARRINGS

This diamond and pearl dangle earrings were a present from Collingwood Jewellers which has been patronized by the Spencer Family.

 

Princess Diana
Princess Diana attends a formal event.
Image: Tim Graham/CORBIS
Date Photographed: ca. 1980-1990

Princess Diana Holding Bouquet of Roses
Princess Diana wears diamond and pearl tiara to a formal event.
Image: Tim Graham/CORBIS
Date Photographed: ca. 1980-1990

Princess Diana Smiling
Princess Diana smiles in a black veil and pearl earrings.
Image: Tim Graham/CORBIS
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: ca. 1980-1990

 

DIAMOND AND SOUTH SEA PEARL DANGLE EARRINGS

Princess Of Wales Looks Over Shoulder
Diana, Princess of Wales looks over her shoulder and smiles during banquet for Japanese Emperor Akihito.
Image: Reuters/CORBIS
Date Photographed: November 12, 1990
Location Information: Tokyo, Japan

CHARLES AND DIANA IN SOUTH KOREA
Image: GRAHAM TIM/CORBIS SYGMA
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: November 3, 1992

The same earrings without the pearl dangles.

Princess Diana at Royal Albert Hall
Princess Diana attends a performance of Swan Lake at the Royal Albert Hall wearing a dress by Azagury.
Image: GRAHAM TIM/CORBIS SYGMA
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: June 3, 1997
Location Information: Westminster, London, England, UK

 

RUBY AND DIAMOND WITH A PEARL DROP

The pearl drop dangle is interchangeable with a diamond and ruby tassel.  The rubies are marquis cut.  The diamond and ruby part looks like wings.

Princess Diana and Maryam Ibrahim Babangida
Princess Diana poses for a photograph with Maryam Ibrahim Babangida on a trip to Nigeria.
Image: Tim Graham/CORBIS
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: March 16, 1990
Location Information: Lagos, Nigeria

Missing Diana - Her Sense of Fun
File photo: Princess Diana laughs during a dinner given in her honour by the State Governor and Mayor of Rio. On the fifth anniversary of Princess Diana's death her loss is mourned by many people among them those who shared the laughter and her sense of fun.
Image: Tim Graham/Corbis
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: April 23, 1991
Location Information: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Same earrings with a ruby and diamond tassel drop.

OFFICIAL VISIT OF LADY DIANA TO ARGENTINA
Image: GRAHAM TIM/CORBIS SYGMA
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: November 24, 1995

 

PEARL DANGLING A PEARL EARRINGS

Princess Diana Presenting Awards to Lifeguards
Princess Diana poses for a photograph with Lifeguards at Surf Carnival, a lifeguard competition in Australia.
Image: Tim Graham/CORBIS
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: January 31, 1988
Location Information: Near Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

 

YELLOW GOLD AND PEARL DANGLE EARRINGS

LADY DIANA ATTENDING A SHOW AT THE COLISEUM
Image: GRAHAM TIM/CORBIS SYGMA
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: March 19, 1996

 

YELLOW GOLD AND DIAMOND PEARL DANGLE EARRINGS

Princess Diana at In Love and War Premier
Image: GRAHAM TIM/CORBIS SYGMA
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: February 12, 1997

 

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

 

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

 

TRIANGLE CUT BLUE/PURPLE STONE (AMETHYST/SAPPHIRE/TANZANITE?) AND PEARL DANGLE EARRINGS

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

 

FAN-SHAPED DIAMOND AND PEARL EARRINGS

DIANA PRESENTS THE 'DAILY STAR GOLD AWARD' AT THE SAVOY THE PRINCESS OF WALES VISITING ST MARY'S HOSPITAL
Image: GRAHAM TIM/CORBIS SYGMA Image: GRAHAM TIM/CORBIS SYGMA
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: March 19, 1997
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: April 22, 1997

 

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

 

BUTLER AND WILSON PEARL HEART DANGLE EARRINGS

The pearl heart dangle is interchangeable with a crystal heart.

Princess Diana in Warwickshire, 1985
Diana, Princess of Wales, speaks to people gathered at St. Mary's Church, Atherstone, during a visit to Warwickshire with her husband, Prince Charles.
Image: Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS
Date Photographed: June 27, 1985
Location Information: Atherstone, Warwickshire, England, UK

With crystal heart drops

Princess Diana
Princess Diana smiles.
Image: Tim Graham/CORBIS
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: April 1985

 

MABE-PEARLS

By far, this is the largest collection of earrings that Diana, Princess of Wales had.  She had mabe-pearl earrings with different borders.  These are the ones that I could find.  The titles in this part are simply the description of the borders around the mabe-pearl.  It's possible that I may have repeated some since it's difficult to get detail on some pictures.

 

GOLD RIM WITH DIAMONDS

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

Princess Diana Wearing Black Brimmed Hat
Princess Diana wears black brimmed hat and herringbone blazer.
Image: Tim Graham/CORBIS
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: ca. 1980-1990

 

THICK GOLD RIM

Princess Diana Looking Down
Princess Diana takes time to herself while on an overseas tour.
Image: Tim Graham/CORBIS
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: ca. February 4-5, 1988
Location Information: Thailand

 

THIN GOLD RIM

Princess Diana
Princess Diana wears pearl necklace and earrings.
Image: Tim Graham/CORBIS
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: ca. 1980-1990

Prince Charles and Princess Diana Talking
Prince Charles and Princess Diana on a Gulf tour.
Image: Tim Graham/CORBIS
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: November 14, 1986
Location Information: Qatar

 

GOLD RIM WITH DIAMONDS BUT LARGER PEARLS

William At 21 Has Inherited Diana's Ways
File photo : Princess Diana showing her nervousness at a reception for the Japanese media at Akasaka Palace.
Image: Tim Graham/Corbis
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: May 13, 1986
Location Information: Tokyo, Japan

Princess Diana Smiling
Princess Diana smiles in pearl and diamond earrings.
Image: Tim Graham/CORBIS
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: January 26, 1988
Location Information: Sydney, Australia

 

BRAIDED GOLD RIM

PRINCE CHARLES AND DIANA VISITING OTTAWA
Image: GRAHAM TIM/CORBIS SYGMA
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: October 29, 1991
Location Information: Ottawa, ONTARIO, Canada

Princess Diana Visiting Cemetery in Prague
Princess Diana visits the Prague War Cemetery during a trip to Czechoslovakia.
Image: Tim Graham/CORBIS
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: May 9, 1991
Location Information: Prague, Czechoslovakia

 

BLUE PETAL RIM

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

 

DOUBLE-TWISTED GOLD WIRE RIM

File photo : Princess Diana attends the ISDD Media Awards at the Cafe Royal.
Image: Tim Graham/Corbis
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: June 22, 1993
Location Information: London, England, United Kingdom

 

THICK GOLD RIM EARRINGS

LADY DIANA RECEIVED BY THE ROYAL FAMILY IN NEPAL
Image: GRAHAM TIM/CORBIS SYGMA
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: March 4, 1993

 

TEXTURED GOLD RIM

THE PRINCESS OF WALES AT THE HILTON HOTEL
Image: GRAHAM TIM/CORBIS SYGMA
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: December 16, 1994

 

DOUBLE WIRE OF GOLD WITH DIAMONDS AND FOUR EQUIDISTANT KNOTS EARRINGS

THE PRINCESS OF WALES VISITING PARIS
Image: DURAND PATRICK/CORBIS SYGMA
Photographer: Patrick Durand
Date Photographed: September 25, 1995

 

GOLD RUNNING OVER PEARL

EXCLUSIVE : LADY DIANA ATTENDS CHRISTIE'S SALE.
Image: GRAHAM TIM/CORBIS SYGMA
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: June 23, 1997