Re: Queen Mary’s bridal rivière and Lady Sarah Chatto
Posted by Boffer on June 8, 2012, 8:44 pm, in reply to "Re: Queen Mary’s bridal rivière and Lady Sarah Chatto"
Pearl necklaces are almost impossible to trace, no doubt even with the inventories; as they are restrung so often, as fashions change so do the length of the strands, the number of strands and the style of the clasps; that in the end, the same pearls are unrecognisable.
Especially in the Windsor collection, where there are just so many different pearl necklaces for the ladies to chose from and wear.
I think, even with access to the inventories it would be a next to impossible task.
: I quite agree Boffer. Thank you for your
: It can only be by direct access to the
: inventories and other personal records that
: such similar pieces can be traced.
: I have the same problems with pearl
: necklaces - can rarely tell one from t'other
: in the pics.
: --Previous Message--
: I don't believe that it is possible to truly
: identify which collet necklace this is,
: without looking at the various jewellery
: inventories and tracking which diamonds
: rivieres were given to Princess Margaret at
: different times.
: What we do know is that Queen Mary had 8
: diamond collet necklaces at the time of her
: death in 1953; of which he left one, 'Queen
: Mary's Lady Mount Stephen Necklace' to
: Princess Margaret (which was subsequently
: sold at auction).
: As for Princess Margaret's second collet
: necklace, now worn by Lady Sarah. This could
: well have been another bequest from Queen
: Mary, or perhaps a bequest from George VI,
: or a gift at some point from Queen
: Elizabeth, the Queen Mother; or indeed a
: gift from The Queen.
: There seem to be so many diamond rivieres
: constantly being altered and changing hands
: in the Windsor collection, is it impossible
: to know which is which without carefully
: pouring over the countless inventories in
: the Royal Archives.
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