(Princess Diana wearing the Sapphire and Diamond Pearl choker; image courtesy of PEOPLE)
This lovely sapphire surrounded by diamonds was originally a brooch that was a wedding gift to the late Princess Diana from the late Queen Mother. The princess had it modified into a pendant to be set among seven strands of pearls. It made for a spectacular choker necklace.
(Princess Di in the three stranded pearl choker; image courtesy of the Royal Post.)
Another pearl choker that the Princess wore often consisted of three rows with a turquoise and pearl cluster clasp, which the Princess wore in the front or hidden at the back of her neck. She later altered the clasp to one made up entirely of pearls.
(Princess Di in various pearl necklaces; images courtesy of Pinterest and PEOPLE.)
Whether it was the eleven stranded pearl necklace with diamond and ruby spacers or double-stranded long classic pearl necklaces or layers of pearls with a pearl drop pendant (borrowed from Fergie), the Princess carried off the effortlessly elegant look that was only enhanced by the pearl jewellery.
(The late Princess in the diamond and pearl necklace in 1997; image courtesy of Marie Claire.)
The diamond and pearl necklace is one worn by the late Princess during her last official engagement before her tragic demise in 1997. It was said to have a brilliant cut diamond and marquise diamond scroll motif centre, with a South Sea cultured pearl five stone and marquise diamond fringe drop.
Safe to say, royalty or not, pearls suggest sophistication, taste and a timeless elegance.