I think that on your first photo, the Queen wore that very brooch on her collar + at least one smaller necklace piece on her bodice.
On your second photo, not sure about the collar brooch but I think you are right about the small bodice brooch.
Thanks for these 2 photos that I've never seen before.
Maybe Queen Mary simply didn't appreciate the complete necklace in its original form ?
Have a nice evening !
What a wonderful find J-F!!! Congratulations!
I have kept looking at the photos to make sure that my eye isn't deceiving me with wishful thinking.
J-F's great find may help solve a couple of mysteries I have had as per the two photos below.
With the benefit of J-F's insight, I think Queen Mary may have worn parts of the necklace as brooches.
I suspect that HM wore the centre portion of the necklace at her throat in the photo below and one of the next size elements in the centre of her dress. I know that the photo is very faint but, when enlarged, it is possible to see a faint outline of a brooch at her throat.
I am not sure what the Queen wore at her throat, as the photo is too indistinct, but I think that she is wearing one of the smaller elements of the necklace in the centre of her bodice.
Again congratulations J-F!!
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