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A special exhibition for the
Summer Opening of the State Rooms,
Buckingham Palace, 2006
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Emerald and diamond choker

The Royal Collection © 2008,
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
RCIN 200156

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The necklace, set in platinum in the Art Deco style, was made for Queen Mary by Garrard in 1921 using the emeralds and diamonds from a necklace presented to the Queen in December 1911 by the Maharanee of Patiala on behalf of the Ladies of India to mark the first visit to India by a British Queen-Empress. The necklace was inherited by The Queen in 1953 and was later lent to The Princess of Wales.