Mary Queen of Scots Pearl Necklace on Display

Mary Queen of Scots Necklace (photo: linlithgowgazette.co.uk)

Mary Queen of Scots Necklace (photo: linlithgowgazette.co.uk)

Mary Queen of Scots Pearl Necklace on Display


A NECKLACE that once belonged to Linlithgow’s most famous daughter Mary Queen of Scots will go on display this weekend at Annet House.

A local resident and relation of the famous monarch, who does not want to be named, has lent the pearl choker to the museum coinciding with Doors Open Days which starts this weekend.

Print of Mary Queen of Scots after Portrait by Zuccaro




Print of Mary Queen of Scots after Portrait by Zuccaro


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The 16th century piece was originally presented by Mary Queen of Scots to Miss Kelso of Kelsoland, one of her maids of honour, just before her flight to England in 1568. It is made from seed pearls and fresh water pearls, with inlaid garnets, gold scroll work, and enamel mounts. The exquisite jewellery would have been tied with a ribbon and is in excellent condition.

The necklace was passed down the generations, wrapped in cotton wool in a cigar box before it was put on display by the owner in his home.

Alan Young at Annet House Museum, Linlithgow, said: “Artefacts from this period are extremely rare. This is why we had paintings done to tell the story of the Stuarts in the museum, as we don’t have pieces from this time. It is a tremendous, attractive and delicate piece to have on display, and a stunning addition for a small museum. I’m delighted that we have it here.”

The Mary Queen of Scots necklace will be at Annet House Museum on the High Street until October 31.

Another treasure which belonged to Mary Queen of Scots"
Aberdeen Jewel


The Aberdeen Jewel; Jewelled and Enamelled Gold Pendant with a Lock of Hair of Mary Queen of Scots




The Aberdeen Jewel; Jewelled and Enamelled Gold Pendant with a Lock of Hair of Mary Queen of Scots


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