That's actually very, very probable. According to Leslie Field:
The Queen owns another amethyst necklace in addition to the Kent demi-parure, but appears to have no special affection for the stone, as she has worn the Kent suite only twice in public and the second necklace never. The necklace was a wedding gift from Queen Alexandra to Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother in 1923 and was given to the Queen after her marriage. Shortened and redesigned since 1923, the necklace now consists of three rows of small pearls interspersed with eight large oval amethysts, each surrounded by brilliant-cut diamonds. Hanging from the front largest cluster is a heart-shaped amethyst pendant surrounded by brilliants, and from the four side clusters hang oval amethyst drops surrounded by brilliants.
- Three rows of small pearls? Check.
- Large oval amethysts? Check (although we can see only 4 of them).
- Heart shaped amethyst pendant surrounded by diamonds? Check.
- Amethyst drops? Missing (probably removed).
I absolutely adore amethysts, so even though heart-shaped pendants aren't my cup of tea, the necklace in general most definitely is.
Two close-ups of the necklace are attached to the post. Hopefully, we'll have even better pictures later on.
Cropped from larger images and constitute less than 20% of the originals.
Nope. However, the description of the Queen Mother's necklace matches this one pretty accurately.
Plus, Camilla is known to wear a lot of the late Queen Mother's jewellery, so it definitely wouldn't surprise me.
Since an official confirmation is highly unlikely to take place, I'm going to consider this necklace to be the Queen Mother's until proven otherwise.
I believe you are right. Let's face it, how many . . .
. . . necklaces consisting of three rows of small pearls interspersed with eight large oval amethysts, each surrounded by brilliant-cut diamonds. Hanging from the front largest cluster is a heart-shaped amethyst pendant surrounded by brilliants . . .
. . . do we think there are in the BRF vaults? In the world? Possibly a few but in the possession of a member of the British Royal Family? Well I guess a good statistician could give us the odds.
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It used to be standard procedure to publish wedding gift lists, so we know just what pieces of jewelry were given to royal brides of previous generations. It was possible to know this amethyst necklace existed, even though it was not seen in public. More recently, that process seems to have been abandoned - or at least such lists don't make it to the USA where I live. Do we know what gifts of jewelry our more modern royal brides have been given upon their marriages?