|The Duchess of Cambridge wears the Nizam of Hyderabad Necklace (Photo: ALASTAIR GRANT/AFP/Getty Images)|
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The piece had actually been previously owned; it had been sold in 1936, and then reacquired by Cartier from the buyer the following year. The first incarnation of the necklace included several additional pendant sections, which were removed by the jeweler before Elizabeth acquired it. In the period before it was selected by Elizabeth, it was also photographed on Elfrida Greville, Countess of Warwick, who was married to the 6th Earl of Warwick.
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