Marie has such elegant hands for pretty bling, compared that is, to Yrma
Marie does have fine hands, and great with bling.
Comparison with Mary's hands??
Mary has the type of hands that two of my equestrian daughters have.
They are more rugged, strong and outdoorsy - like Zara Phillips' hands.
I'm not suggesting that Mary is anywhere near as good a rider but just that years of
doing sporty and active things does show on the hands.
My Aunt is an avid gardener and her hands are twice as 'etched' as Mary's.
My Aunt always says - 'You can't be too precious or preoccupied by your looks or you'd never leave the house and get anything done.'
Hands that look used/useful are okay by me ... and also some people are born with bigger hands.
Mary's bigger bling is often in keeping with the expectation that she will give the old family jewels an airing; people like to see them at formal occasions.
I know I enjoy seeing them and other Royal House's gems.