Originally Posted by eejm
I don't believe Sofia is wearing a pearl necklace. It appears to be diamonds, possibly with a crucifix at the end. I haven't found out much about this necklace (whether it is Sofia's property or if it belongs to Greece or Spain), but I'll keep looking.
I remember reading years ago an extract about the wedding where it was mentioned that the jewels Sofia was wearing that day were " gifts of Their Majesties". And I think that Queen Sofia herself mentioned in a biography that she got diamonds for her Father as a gift . So I am guessing that since the tiara came from her mother, the rest of her jewellery ( earrings necklace and bracelet ) were her father's gift . BTW there is also an alternative pendant for that necklace, so if I am correct this was supposed to be a 'diamond parure" that Sofia got as a wedding gift from her on family