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Delhi Durbar Necklace and Cullinan VII Pendant c.1911

Diamonds, emeralds, platinum, gold | 46 cm (Length) (length) | RCIN 200134

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The striking modern design of this necklace incorporates nine emeralds originally owned by Queen Mary's grandmother, the Duchess of Cambridge. The pendant emerald is counterbalanced by the pendant 8.8 carat marquise-cut Cullinan VII diamond. The necklace was made as part of the suite of jewellery which Queen Mary had made for the Delhi Durbar.
  • Creator(s)

    Garrards (jeweller)

  • 46 cm (Length) (length)

  • The 'Dehli Durbar' Necklace

  • The necklace incorporates nine of the celebrated Cambridge emeralds and was commissioned from Garrard as part of the emerald parure worn by Queen Mary at the Delhi Durbar which took place on the 12 December 1911. The cost of mounting the parure and the new stones required was met by King George V as a 44th birthday present for Queen Mary. The 8.8 carat marquise diamond, known as Cullinan VII, is detachable for use with the Cullinan VIII brooch as an alternative to Cullinan VI. This is one of the nine numbered stones cut from the Cullinan Diamond. The necklace was inherited by The Queen from her grandmother, Queen Mary, in 1953. The 8.8 carat marquise diamond known as Cullinan VII is detachable for use with the Cullinan VIII brooch and is one of the nine numbered stones cut from the Cullinan Diamond. The necklace was inherited by The Queen from her grandmother, Queen Mary, in 1953.