Queen Mary’s Chain-Link Bracelets




queen mary's chain-link bracelets
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Queen Mary’s Chain-Link Bracelets are “two flexible bracelets, the rectangular pavé-set chain links with channel-set baguettes, one bracelet with three buckle-shaped panels, each mounted with a brilliant in rub-over setting, the other of very similar design, set with two brilliant collets and a central brooch element (originally detachable), mounted with a large brilliant; with snap fastenings to join together as a collar.”1

The bracelet with the three brilliants was purchased by Queen Mary in 1932, and the matching bracelet was made in 1935. They can link together to form a collar necklace, in which setting Queen Mary occassionally wore them.

The matching bracelet could have a brooch attached to it, which was made in 1934. It was set with a 9 3/4 carat brilliant from the Premier Mine in South Africa. This stone was given to Queen Mary for the opening of South Africa House.

Both the brooch and the two bracelets were bequeathed to Queen Elizabeth II, who only ever wore them as bracelets.

  1. The Queen’s Diamonds by Hugh Roberts p.210






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