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The necklace is beautiful but also a bit bulky looking,I wonder when was it last worn as I don'trecall seeing this one before.
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Those aren't earrings. The article notes that HM had two pieces removed to shorten the necklace; those pieces are what we see in the pic.
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The necklace is beautiful but also a bit bulky looking,I wonder when was it last worn as I don'trecall seeing this one before.
It is indeed a beautiful piece and also a bit of an 'eye-catcher' best worn with a V-neck dress. Maybe it's a bit too loud for HM in her advanced years?

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I was thinking the same Viv,maybe we might see some of the younger royals wearing it.
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I definitely agree that this piece suits a younger royal. I've always considered it a bulky piece, too, but that diamond drop is just magnificent.
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Stunning, part of the exquisite Greville loot which had such lovely feminine pieces!
A more youthful wearer, how about the duchess of Cambridge, she seems to need a necklace
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Or the Countess of Wessex,
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:15 PM
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This is one of my favorites necklaces ever! I considered this one prettier than the other ones Queen Elizabeth has.
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From Her Majesty's Jewel Vault: The Pearl and Diamond Floral Bracelet

Such an exquisite bracelet! Very elegant. One of my favorites from the Queen.

From Her Majesty's Jewel Vault: State Opening of Parliament

Wow! HM wore such breathtaking jewels!
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Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee Necklace- Took my breath away! Wow! Stunning! Those pearls! What rocks!
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From Her Majesty's Jewel Vault: The Ruby and Diamond Swag Demi-Parure

Not one of my favorites but the necklace and earrings are beautiful.
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Just an observation....this pic from the Windsor Horse Show is one of the VERY few times that I can remember seeing HM in a day dress without her triple strand of pearls! The very instant I saw this pic, that is the first thing I thought of....I guess I consider her triple strand her trademark! Just thought I would share it with everyone!

La reine Elizabeth II au Windsor Horse Show le 11 mai 2013
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It's certainly a change and refreshing to see her with a different strand of pearls. Nice to see HM mix it up a bit.
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The single-strand does look unusual - and a bit spare.
Mixing it up, or maybe the favourite three-strand was in at the jewellers for maintenance.
The Ladies of India Delhi Durbar brooch with its huge carved emerald is not bad either!
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Well spotted, but I'll take the brooch. You guys fight over the pearls
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I noticed the brooch but couldn't remember its name; thanks, Warren. And I'd definitely take that over the strand of pearls, too!
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This has nothing to do with Tiaras.
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This thread is called "Tiaras, Necklaces, etc." so that covers a broad spectrum of jewels.
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I may be wrong here but is it possible that Queen Alexandra is wearing the base of The George IV State Diadem as a chocker in this picture? I don't see any info saying that the base can be worn that way.

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The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: The Queen's Top 10 Diamonds: #2. The George IV State Diadem
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I don't think the pearls of the State Diadem can be removed to be worn as a necklace. Besides, Alexandra (as the Queen now) had a huge number of pearl necklaces of every imaginable length and style so I doubt she would resort to taking the base off the Diadem.

On a different note, that's a beautiful picture of Queen Alexandra. And she is wearing her famous serpent bracelet which personally I like a lot.
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