Emma Chamberlain Wore Maharaja Of Patiala’s Necklace To Met Gala 2022? Netizens Unhappy
The Story of Patiala Necklace Worn By Emma Chamberlain at Met Gala 2022
For her Met Gala 2022 red carpet look, American YouTuber Emma Chamberlain wore a piece of jewellery that belonged to Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala.
Wearing an antique piece of jewellery to the fashion event certainly left many netizens miffed. So, why Chamberlain’s style statement has created a storm on the internet?
Blame European imperialism for Chamberlain’s infamous Met Gala moment. The 20-year-old wore the diamond choker lent by French jewellery house Cartier.
The choker originally belonged to the Maharaja of Patiala Bhupinder Singh and it was made in 1928 after the Punjab royal decided to turn his De Beers diamond
The necklace came to be known as the Patiala Necklace and includes five rows of platinum chains embellished with 2,930 diamonds and some Burmese rubies
The Patiala royal had reached out to Cartier to design his gemstones and diamonds into the choker as it is seen today.
According to The Tribune, the necklace weighed over a thousand carats and at its centre was the yellow 234.6-carat De Beers diamond