Queen Elizabeth Japanese Shell Pearl and Diamond Necklace
This is our stunning new Japanese Shell Pearl and simulated Diamond necklace replica, with an extending clasp. Inspired by the necklace worn by Queen Elizabeth.
This is our stunning new Japanese Shell Pearl and simulated Diamond necklace replica, with an extending clasp. Inspired by the necklace worn by Queen Elizabeth, which you can add to your own replica Royal jewellery collection.
The top row of pearls is the tightest and measures 39cm (15.35 inches when closed on the tightest link, and measures 44cm (17.32 inches when closed on the loosest link) and each row lower is slightly longer so it sits nicely on the neck.
A total of 202 Creamy White Shell Pearls.
There is a 10% saving on the earrings when buying as a set, and no shipping charge for the earrings so this is a particularly good offer for international buyers.
If you would like 2 or more pairs of earrings, please contact me before ordering as I can also offer those at 10% off and free shipping if posted together with this beautiful necklace
Shell Pearls are made from the inner lining of oyster shells, also known as Mother of Pearl. The substance is ground to a fine powder, shaped, dyed and coated with natural pearl nacre and then a protective coating to give it lustre. Shell pearls, like almost everything, vary in quality but may be quite beautiful and much less expensive than saltwater pearls.
More about the history of the necklace:
The late Queen Elizabeth II had numerous sets of antique pearls in her jewellery collection. The pearls were reportedly a gift from the Japanese government, possibly acquired during the 1970s, when she made a state visit to that nation. In 1995, she wore the set for a dinner at Claridge’s to celebrate the 70th birthday of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. The look was completed with the Lady’s of Devonshire earrings
Those earrings had been worn with the pearl choker necklace before. In fact, the entire Japanese Pearl Suite was worn by Diana, Princess of Wales for a dinner at Hampton Court Palace during a state visit from Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands. Queen Elizabeth II would also later loan the suite to another member of the family: the current Princess of Wales. Kate wore the pearls for the first time in November 2017, when she was still Duchess of Cambridge.
Kate also memorably worn pieces from the suite twice with the Bahrain Pearl Drop Earrings. Her first appearance in that combination of jewels came at the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral in April 2021.