Looking at the neck lines of the turquoise necklaces on Margaret & Brigitte and then compare to Princess Helen Victoria (look at her top right shoulder) the confirmed turquoise stones look shallower. As we all know this is often a case of slightly different angles giving slightly different perspectives. However I'm now thinking there is an opening for P H-V necklace could be pearls.
That of course then make us wonder if a turquoise tiara would get paired with a pearl and diamond necklace.
: MarcA's observation got me wondering.
: I don't think that the necklace now worn by
: the Duchess of Gloucester was the original
: necklace given to Queen Mary by her parents
: as a wedding gift.
: Sketch of the original wedding gift
: Yet, Queen Mary was photographed wearing the
: current necklace in the early years of her
: marriage, so it is highly unlikely that it
: is the same as the necklace worn by Princess
: Helena Victoria. I also think that the large
: turquoise clusters in Queen Mary's necklace
: are separated by diamonds, while in Queen
: Elizabeth the Queen Mother's necklace there
: are small turquoises as would appear to be
: the case in the necklace worn by Princess
: Helena Victoria.
: A more likely match would be with the
: necklace given to Queen Elizabeth the Queen
: Mother by King George for her wedding.
: But Princess Helena Victoria and Princess
: Marie Louise were still alive in 1923,
: although it is possible that they may have
: sold the jewels or even that Princess
: Christian may have left the jewels to the
: King or Queen Mary.
: The Queen Mother's necklace and the one worn
: by Princess Helena Victoria are very
: similar, but my eye is not good enough to
: gauge if they are the same necklace. The
: design is commonly seen in jewellery so that
: gives us no clues.
: Below is a comparison of the 3 necklaces.
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: I think the Turquoise necklace looks more
: the necklace given to the Queen Mother !
: The necklaces in the Gloucester parure were
: gifts to Queen Mary herself.
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