Originally Posted by Bryce
I should probably know this but... what became of the upper pearls from the Lover's Knot when QM removed them? I do not recall seeing them in use since QM's time. Were they re-used elsewhere or are they still available to be "put back on"?
The pearls that had been detached from Queen Mary's personal jewellery for use in the L'sK tiara were returned to their places. That's why we now see The Duchess of Teck's Emperor of Austia brooch, The Duchess of Cambridge's pearl pendant brooch, the Richmond brooch, etc. with the drop pearls that were part of the original design. The same goes for the six pearls that were taken from Queen Mary's pearl and diamond stomacher.
As has already been mentioned, Queen Mary sometimes used drop pearls as pendants on various pearl strings. It is possible that these were previously in use in the L'sK tiara.
Hope this helps :)