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Queen Alexandra’s Wedding Necklace vs. Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee Necklace
In 1863, the Prince of Wales ordered this diamond and pearl necklace from Garrard, plus its coordinating parure, as a wedding present for his bride, Princess Alexandra of Denmark. Alexandra wore the necklace, with its button-style pearl and diamond clusters and pear-shaped pearl pendants, on their wedding day. In 1925, Queen Mary inherited the necklace, and she later passed it on to Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. Now owned by the Queen, the necklace was most recently worn by the Duchess of Cambridge.
One of Queen Victoria’s favorite pieces of royal jewelry was this diamond and pearl trefoil and crown necklace, made for her by Carrington. The necklace was presented to her by a committee of aristocratic women, the Women’s Jubilee Offering, as part of a larger gift to celebrate her Golden Jubilee. Victoria designated it an heirloom of the crown, and it has passed through the royal generations to the present Queen, who wears it often at state occasions, especially the State Opening of Parliament.