Two of the Duchess of Cornwall’s favorite jewels face off in this match!
Camilla’s Pink Topaz & Pearl Choker vs. Camilla’s Aquamarine & Pearl Choker
The central pink topaz and diamond cluster, which dates to 1830s, was sold at auction in 2000. Six years later, the Duchess of Cornwall wearing the brooch as the clasp on a pearl necklace. By 2008, she had begun wearing it in the form we find most familiar today: as the clasp on a five-stranded pearl choker necklace. The grandeur of the topaz cluster, combined with the pearls, makes the necklace particularly well-suited for elegant daytime occasions. Camilla also occasionally wears the jewel for evening gala events.
One of the longest-tenured pieces in the Duchess of Cornwall’s jewelry box is this necklace, which features three rows of pearls clasped together by a large aquamarine bordered in a nest of diamonds and gold. She reportedly inherited the piece from her late mother, the Hon. Rosalind Shand. The necklace, which manages to be both classic and exuberant, is often worn by Camilla for high-profile daytime occasions, like the annual Trooping the Colour festivities or the races at Royal Ascot.