Queen Mary’s Sautoir

queen mary sautoir
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Queen Mary’s Sautoir consists of “37 graduated cushion-cut brilliants in rub-over and pierced collet settings, each separated by three small brilliants, similarly set. The sautoir unfastens to form two necklaces, one of 19 and one of ten large stones, and two bracelets, each of four large stones.”1

The sautoir was made in 1928 from a diamond rivière that Queen Mary purchased in 1921. This was likely a purchase from the estate of Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna (born Duchess Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin).

The sautoir was bequeathed to Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.

  1. The Queen’s Diamonds by Hugh Roberts p.202

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