This piece far exceeds any “statement necklace” we’ve seen of late and couldn’t look any better than on the Duchess of Cambridge (on loan from the Queen herself!).
This utterly captivating piece of jewellery was given to the Queen as a wedding gift from Nizam of Hyderabad, then King of a state in India.
Cartier originally crafted the necklace in the 30’s. It originally consisted of a long chain of 46 diamonds (eventually reduced to 36) and a diamond-encrusted snap.
Its centerpiece is pave-set with a detachable double-drop pendant, 13 emerald-cut diamonds and a pear-shaped drop.