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April 10, 2016 6:37 pm  #1

TBF-QM-67 Queen Mary’s Pearl Collar

67. Queen Mary’s Pearl Collar

   The origins of this collar are unclear. However, Queen Mary was photographed wearing it in the early days of her marriage.[1] Field describes this it as an “eleven-row dog-collar, with two diamond floral plaques”.[2] Queen Mary continued to wear this collar throughout her life.[3]

   Upon Queen Mary’s death in 1953, this collar was bequeathed to Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester,[4] who wore it on occasion; it is now owned and worn occasionally by the present Duchess of Gloucester.[5]

1. Menkes, The Royal Jewels, p. 65; Pope-Hennessy, Queen Mary, pl. 21
2. Field, The Queen’s Jewels, p. 100
3. Roberts, The Queen’s Diamonds, pp. 120 and 194; Munn, Tiaras, pl. 108; Field, The Queen’s Jewels, p. 114; Menkes, The Royal Jewels, p. 144
4. Field, The Queen’s Jewels, p. 100; Menkes, The Royal Jewels, pp. 65 and 144
5. Royal Magazin: Gloucester Jewels [Accessed 10 June 2012]


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