The forgotten treasure in the ground of the trinket box
Diamond Art Deco Sautoir Necklace from Cartier
After Queen Anne wore it on her wedding day in Athens on 10 June 1948, it was forgotten in a box and nobody realized it was a costly item, once part of the famous large Sapphire Necklace of Queen Marie of Romania and worn on her coronation.
After her death in 1937, she left the sautoir and the large sapphire to her daughter-in-law, Princess Helena of Greece, Crown Princess of Romania.
On 17th November 1947, when the future Queen Elizabeth II married Prince Philip, she wore the diamond sautoir, on the pre-wedding ball together with the greek key or meander diamond tiara.
Large Sapphire Necklace Queen Marie of Romania|Art Deco Diamond Sautoir Cartier |Queen Mother Helene, Princess of Greece|Royal Jewel History
Imperial Royal Jewel History |Princess Ileana of Romania wearing the Sapphire Tiara
Maria Pawlowna Grandduchess Vladimir wearing the Royal Sapphire Tiara
Tsarin Alexandra Feodorovna, wife of Nikolaus I. and the Imperial Royal Sapphires