The picture is small and sepia, so I have no idea if it has any coloured stones, but I find this necklace very similar in shape to the Sutherland rubi and pearl necklace. It is said the pearls were given by Queen Marie Antoinette to her good friend Lady Sutherland a year prior to her execution. The necklace was part of the Christie's Magnificent Jewelry sale in London on December 2007.
If its the same necklace what was the connection with Thyra of Hannover? If its a diferent one (we know that jewelers sometimes made several items of jewelry of very similar design according to the fashion of the time) is it known its provenance or wherabouts? Any other royal lady wearing this necklace?
Thank you in advance.
To my eyes Pss Thyra necklace pearls seem a big longer than the ones on the Sutherland, but the picture is too small to be sure.
The Sutherland necklace