PEARL NECKLACES

 

TRIPLE STRAND PEARL CHOKER WITH PEARL FLOWER CLUSTER CLASP

This triple strand pearl choker was a present from the Spencer Family to Diana on her 18th birthday (The Queen's Jewels p.99, Leslie Field, 1987).

Prince William at 20 - the Age his Mother Became a Royal Star
1981 File photo: As Prince William reaches age 20 on June 21, 2002 - the age at which his mother became a royal star - people are noticing how like her he has become. Here shy 20-year-old Lady Diana Spencer is in a carriage with her future brother-in-law Prince Andrew on route for a royal ceremonial occasion in summer.
Image: Tim Graham/Corbis
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: June 21, 2002
Location Information: London, England, United Kingdom

From The Queen's Jewels p.99, Leslie Field, 1987

"...It consisted of three rows with a turquoise and pearl cluster clasp, the clasp showing when it matched the colour of her outfit, hidden at the back when it did not.  She has now altered the clasp to be all pearls..."

The choker with the pearl and turquoise clasp.

Princess Diana Visiting Jane Eliza Landing
Princess Diana visits Jane Eliza Landing in a pearl choker given to her on her 18th birthday by the Spencer family.
Image: Tim Graham/CORBIS
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: April 6, 1983
Location Information: Renmark, South Australia, Australia

The same choker with the clasp in the back.

Princess Diana Wearing Pearl Choker
Princess Diana on an overseas tour.
Image: Tim Graham/CORBIS
 
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: April 1983
Location Information: New Zealand

I have seen the pearl choker with the all-pearl clasp but still need to find it.

 

THE QUEEN'S FOUR ROW CHOKER

This four-strand diamond pearl choker was a loan from QEII.

This pictures was copied from The Royal Jewels of the World Message Board.  Please let me know if the pictures came from you so I may give credit.

 

TRIPLE STRAND PEARL CHOKER WITH A BLUE STONE SURROUNDED BY CLEAR STONES ON THE CLASP

PORTSMOUTH: D-DAY COMMEMORATION
Image: GRAHAM TIM/CORBIS SYGMA
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: June 5, 1994

 

DOUBLE-STRAND PEARL CHOKER WITH SAPPHIRE

Diana Princess of Wales
Image: Quadrillion/CORBIS
Photographer: David Levinson
Date Photographed: ca. 1980's
Location Information: Dorchester Hotel, London, England, UK

 

LADY SARAH McCORQUODALE FIVE-STRAND PEARL CHOKER

This five-strand pearl choker with a large pearl and diamond clasp and a pearl drop pendant was loaned to Diana by her sister, Lady Sarah McCorquodale after Charles and Diana's wedding festivities. (The Queen's Jewels p.99, Leslie Field, 1987 )

MARRIAGE OF CHARLES AND DIANA
Image: CORBIS SYGMA
Date Photographed: July 29, 1981

 

SIX-ROW PEARL CHOKER WITH A LARGE OVAL STONE SURROUNDED BY DIAMONDS

According to Field, the large central stone is a diamond.  I've read on different board that the central stone is an opal.  If anyone has any further information, please share it on this site.

Princess Diana at the Victoria and Albert Museum
Princess Diana, shortly after her marriage to Prince Charles, wears a Bellville Sassoon dress to an exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Image: Tim Graham/CORBIS
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: November 4, 1981
Location Information: South Kensington, London, England, UK

 

SEVEN-STRAND DIAMOND AND SAPPHIRE PEARL CHOKER

"The seven-strand pearl choker that stunned the world."  This was in an article I read which truly captures the magnificence of this choker. 

The large sapphire with two rows of diamonds surrounding it was originally a brooch and given to the Princess by Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother as a wedding gift.  The Princess wore it as a brooch on two occasions but had it altered to a choker.

Princess Diana Smiling
Princess Diana wears black evening gown and pearl choker to a formal event.
Image: Tim Graham/CORBIS
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: April 1986

First Lady Nancy Reagan Standing with Princess Diana
Princess Diana attends a dinner with First Lady Nancy Reagan.
Image: Tim Graham/CORBIS
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: November 9, 1985
Location Information: Washington, DC, USA

The sapphire and diamond brooch in its original form, pinned over the sash on left shoulder.

This picture was copied from The Royal Jewels of the World Message Board.  Please let me know if the pictures came from you so I may give credit.

The sapphire and diamond brooch pin over the central part of the lace.

From Lady Jean, The Royal Forums Message Board, Princess Diana Jewelry Thread Part 2.  From Diana, A Celebration.

 

SINGLE STRAND PEARL NECKLACE

Princess Diana
Princess Diana attends a formal event.
Image: Tim Graham/CORBIS
Date Photographed: ca. 1980-1990

Princess Diana Holding Bouquet of Roses
Princess Diana wears diamond and pearl tiara to a formal event.
Image: Tim Graham/CORBIS
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: ca. 1980-1990

 

GRADUATED SINGLE STRAND PEARL NECKLACE

Princess Diana
Princess Diana smiles for photographers.
Image: Tim Graham/CORBIS
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: June 29, 1983
Location Information: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

 

SINGLE STRAND BAROQUE PEARL NECKLACE

Princess Diana Smiling
Princess Diana smiles in a wide brimmed hat.
Image: Tim Graham/CORBIS
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: ca. 1980-1990

 

TWISTED DOUBLE-STRAND PEARL NECKLACE

Princess Diana
Princess Diana wears pearl necklace and earrings.
Image: Tim Graham/CORBIS
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: ca. 1980-1990

Princess of Wales Holding Flowers and Smiling
Princess of Wales wears John Boyd hat and Catherine Walker dress.
Image: Tim Graham/CORBIS
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: April 30, 1985
Location Information: Sicily, Italy

 

TWISTED DOUBLE-STRAND PEARL NECKLACE WITH LARGER PEARLS

Princess Diana Attending the Ballet
Princess Diana attends the ballet in a red lace dress.
Image: Tim Graham/CORBIS
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: February 11, 1984

 

DOUBLE STRAND PEARL AND GOLD BEAD NECKLACE WITH CENTRAL GOLD HEART

Princess Diana Holding Her Newborn Prince William
Original caption: London: Prince William Arthur Philip Louis of Wales, son of British Crown Prince Charles and Princess of Wales Diana, sits for first formal portrait at Kensington Palace 7/20. Lord Snowdon, former husband of Princess Margaret, took the photos for the first wedding anniversary, 7/29, of Charles and Diana.
Image: Bettmann/CORBIS
Photographer: Anthony Armstrong-Jones, Earl of Snowdon
Date Photographed: July 29, 1982
Location Information: London, England, UK

Princess Diana Wearing Tiara
Princess Diana wears Queen Mary's tiara and family order of Queen Elizabeth pin.
Image: Tim Graham/CORBIS
Date Photographed: June 23, 1983
Location Information: Canada

 

LAYERS OF PEARL NECKLACES

Prince Charles and Princess Diana at Expo 86
Prince Charles and Princess Diana attend Expo 86, the World's Fair held in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1986.
Image: Tim Graham/CORBIS
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: May 6, 1986
Location Information: Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

 

DARK GREY AND NATURAL PEARL NECKLACE

This necklace was a present from Prince Charles.

From 'The Queen's Jewels' p.99 by Leslie Field, 1987

"...Prince Charles bought his wife a striking version of the classic string of pearls from Leo de Vroomen, made from large dark grey and natural pearls."

Princess Diana Visiting Red Cross Infants' Home
Princess Diana visits a Red Cross infants' home for disabled children in Tokyo.
Image: Tim Graham/CORBIS
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: May 1986
Location Information: Tokyo, Japan

Picture from The Royal Forums Message Board, Diana, Princess of Wales Jewelry Thread.

This picture was taken April 1986 in Austria.

 

BLACK AND WHITE BEAD NECKLACE WITH SILVER DIAMANTE STARS

Princess Diana Holding Bouquet of Flowers
Princess Diana receives bouquet of flowers at a Supertramp concert.
Image: Tim Graham/CORBIS
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: ca. 1980-1990

 

DOUBLE-STRAND PEARL NECKLACES

Princess Diana in Formal Gown by Candelabra
Princess Diana wears an off-the-shoulder gown with pearls during a visit to Hamburg.
Image: Tim Graham/CORBIS
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: November 6, 1987
Location Information: Hamburg, West Germany

 

LONG PEARL STRAND WITH GARRARD'S CROSS

The huge cross suspended from this long strand of pearls was a loan from Garrard's.  This was at a charity event.  If anyone has more information on date and event, please share it so I may put the information on this site.

Picture from The Royal Jewels of the World Message Board.  If this is yours, please let me know so I may give credit.

 

LARGE PEARL NECKLACE

Princess Diana Attending Concert in Yellow Suit
Princess Diana wears a yellow suit to Shirley Bassey's concert in honor of the charitable works of the Prince of Wales at the Palladium.
Image: Tim Graham/CORBIS
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: December 5, 1990
Location Information: London, England, UK

 

ELEVEN-STRAND PEARL CHOKER WITH DIAMOND AND RUBY SPACERS

Princess Diana in Red Gown at Royal Film Performance
Princess Diana wears a red gown to the Royal Film Performance of Hot Shots.
Image: Tim Graham/CORBIS
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: November 18, 1991
Location Information: London, England, UK

LADY DIANA AT THE PREMIERE OF '1492 CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS'
Image: GRAHAM TIM/CORBIS SYGMA
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: October 19, 1992

Picture from Nellie, The Royal Jewels of the World Message Board.

 

LAYERS OF PEARLS AND PEARL DROP

DIANA ATTENDS A DANCE SPECTACULAR IN LONDON
Image: GRAHAM TIM/CORBIS SYGMA
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: November 7, 1993

 

FOUR-STRAND PEARL NECKLACE

ORDER OF THE GARTER CEREMONY IN LONDON
Image: GRAHAM TIM/CORBIS SYGMA
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: June 14, 1993

 

FOUR-STRAND PEARL CHOKER

THE PRINCESS OF WALES AT THE HILTON HOTEL
Image: GRAHAM TIM/CORBIS SYGMA
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: December 16, 1994

 

SINGLE STRAND PEARL WITH DIAMOND CLASP

OFFICIAL VISIT OF THE PRINCESS OF WALES TO ARGENTINA
Image: GRAHAM TIM/CORBIS SYGMA
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: November 23, 1995

 

'SWAN LAKE' DIAMOND AND PEARL NECKLACE

LADY DIANA AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL
Image: GRAHAM TIM/CORBIS SYGMA
Photographer: Tim Graham
Date Photographed: June 3, 1997

Picture scanned from Majesty magazine.  This was in my scrapbook so I have no information on volume and no of the Majesty issue it came from.