Camilla Queen Consort's pearl necklace represents 'femininity' with Edwardian cut diamonds and stunning natural pearls

Camilla Queen Consort's pearl necklace stuns royal fans at Ascot and a jewelry expert says the cut and stones have a special meaning

Camilla, Queen Consort arrives at Ascot Racecourse on October 15, 2022 in Ascot, England.
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All eyes were on Camilla Queen Consort's pearl necklace at Royal Ascot, as the royal showed she's stepping into her new role with ease.


Camilla, Queen Consort attends QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot Racecourse on October 15, 2022 in Ascot, England.

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As royal watchers know, a lot of thought goes into the adornments chosen by each member of the Royal Family. Days before Queen Camilla exuded elegance with precious £44,200 earrings - the stylish royal stepped out at Royal Ascot.

It goes without saying that the Queen Consort dressed for the occasion, in a stylish skirt suit and matching hat. Jewelry lovers couldn't take their eyes off her beautiful necklace which, according to experts - is worth an incredible £50,000.

Fine jewelry experts at UK retailer Steven Stone (opens in new tab) have taken a close look at the necklace, analyzing the style and explaining its meaning. 

Max Stone, one of the experts at Steven Stone, noted that the necklace is a piece that the Queen Consort, "must be especially fond of as she's frequently seen wearing it to daytime events."

"The necklace features four strands of cultured pearls," says Max. "Though cultured pearls are genuine pearls, they're much less rarer than natural pearls, which will reflect in the overall value." 

The pearls are linked by a round cluster of round Edwardian cut diamonds, which Max estimates have a combined weight of 3 carats - as well as an important meaning. "Edwardian jewelry represents femininity, making this a fitting piece for Camilla, who is a powerful and prominent social figure."

Camilla, Queen Consort attends QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot Racecourse on October 15, 2022 in Ascot, England.

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With an estimated £50,000 price tag, this piece is one of the Queen Consort's more modest pieces. It turns out that Queen Camilla could be given a mysterious royal crown. The crown in question, which belonged to the late Queen Mother, contains the Koh-i-Noor diamond, one of the largest cut diamonds in the world.
Although the details of Queen Camilla's coronation remain to be seen, it's believed that she may wear the crown for the big day. The diamond is estimated by the Royal British Crown to be worth between $10 and $12.7 billion - which makes Camilla's pearl necklace look like a bargain basement piece!

Aoife Hanna
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