Maharaja of Patiala’s Necklace Worn by Emma Chamberlain
The necklace worn by YouTuber Emma Chamberlain originally belonged to the Maharaja of Patiala Bhupinder Singh.
The choker was made in 1928 after the Punjab royal decided to turn his De Beers diamond, the seventh-largest in the world, into an heirloom choker.
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The 20-year-old wore the diamond choker lent by French jewellery house Cartier.
The necklace, known as the Patiala Necklace, includes five rows of platinum chains embellished with 2,930 diamonds and some Burmese rubies.
According to The Tribune, the necklace weighed over a thousand carats and at its centre was the yellow 234.6-carat De Beers diamond.