Re: Queen Mary's Pearl and Diamond Chocker
Posted by Boffer on July 21, 2012, 6:28 am, in reply to "Queen Mary's Pearl and Diamond Chocker"
This chocker was certainly a wedding gift to Queen Mary in 1893, although it is not clear from who. As Duchess of York, she was photographed wearing it as early as 1894. |
It was also divisible into two bracelets, as she wore to the Devonshire House Ball in 1897.
The chocker worn by her sister-in-law, the Duchess of Teck, it is not clear whether or not this was the same piece loaned by Queen Mary, or she owned her own piece in the same style (it was after all a popular style).
It should be noted also that Princess Marie-Louise owned two bracelets in a similar honeycomb style, although it is not clear whether or not these bracelets joined to make a similar styled chocker.
Field reports that one of these bracelets was left to The Queen by Princess Marie-Louise; although I have always thought that perhaps the bracelet the Queen was pictured wearing was one from Queen Mary's chocker, which undoubtedly was bequeathed to the Queen in 1953; if not and Princess Marie-Louise did indeed leave the Queen one of her bracelets, it is likely that she was left both of them, however she has only ever worn one at a time.
Yet another example of how vast The Queen's jewellery collection is, and how much more research is needed on the vast array of pieces are her disposal.
: Yes, it certainly looks like there is an
: additional collet necklace above the pearl
: and diamond chocker. The stones are of a
: different colour and the spacing is
: What ever happened to that pearl and diamond
: chocker? I'm quite confused about it. I
: seem to remember reading somewhere that it
: was a gift from Princess May's family on her
: wedding. But then, there is that picture of
: Margaret, (2nd) Duchess of Teck wearing it
: at (I believe) the 1911 Coronation.