The Queen Anne and Queen Caroline Pearl Necklaces
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Queen Victoria's Two Strand Pearl Necklace with Ruby Clasp
Leslie Field notes a two strand necklace made of 222 pearls with a clasp of two rubies in a diamond surround which belonged to Queen Victoria; the pearls previously belonged to Ranjit Singh, ruler of the Punjab, and Victoria received it as a gift from the East India Company after Britain annexed the Punjab in 1849. This was in the Queen Mother's possession, but would have passed to the Queen after her death, and seems a good match for the necklace seen above.
The Two Strand Hanoverian Pearlswore the pearls at her coronation. The two strand necklace with diamond clasp seen above may be part of those Hanoverian pearls; it is not often worn by the Queen.
9 April 2014: Organ Recital
21 October 2013: Cavalry and Guards Club
21 September 2013: Audience with New Zealand Prime Minister (a smaller double strand)
22 July 2013: Arrival at Buckingham Palace
9 July 2013: Gloriana River Cruise (a smaller double strand)
10 November 2012: Festival of Remembrance
30 October 2012: Our Extraordinary World Gala (Queen Victoria's, with ruby clasp)
4 June 2012: The Diamond Jubilee Concert
11 May 2012: The Royal Windsor Horse Show (a smaller double strand)
2010: State Opening of Parliament (Hanoverian)
1947: The Wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten
1947: 21st Birthday Speech (a smaller double strand)
Various Years: Remembrance Events
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