Great photos thank you Annie. I would love to solve this mystery.
Most of the other references I have to the gift from the Thakore of Gondal also refer to it in the same manner; a few media reports did, however, describe it as a large necklace and several said that it and a pearl bracelet were from the Ranee of Gondal. Some papers described the gift as "truly regal". Oh for some sketches or photos!! But the press seem to have concentrated on the gifts from civic bodies and socially prominent persons.