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Did Emma Chamberlain wear the Patiala necklace for the Met Gala 2022? The internet has a lot to say

Kim Kardashian made a strong statement at the 2022 Met Gala by wearing pop icon Marilyn Monroe’s iconic dress for fashion’s biggest night. However, Kim wasn’t the only one wearing something with historical significance. Popular internet personality Emma Chamberlain also reportedly wore a choker that belonged to Maharaja of Patiala Bhupinder Singh. Yes, you read that right.

This year, Emma Chamberlain walked the Met Gala red carpet in a Louis Vuitton ensemble. It featured a corset-inspired crop top and an ivory bodycon skirt. However, it was her jewelry assembly that caught everyone’s attention. Emma, ​​who is the ambassador for luxury jewelry brand Cartier, wore diamond jewelry including a tiara and apparently Patiala’s iconic Maharaja choker.

In 1928, the Maharaja of Patiala decided to transform his De Beers diamond, the seventh largest diamond in the world, into a choker. He commissioned Cartier to make the necklace. The necklace mysteriously disappeared after his son Maharaja Yadavindra Singh last wore it in 1948. It was recovered half a century later by Cartier representative Eric Nussbaum in London. However, it was a skeleton of itself. She no longer had the De Beers stone and most of her Burmese rubies. So Cartier set about restoring the necklace without the original De Beers and other stones.

The buzz that Emma Chamberlain was wearing the Patiala necklace has left netizens talking about it. In fact, the internet has a lot to say about it. “Thank you #cartier. These are the jewels of the Maharaja of Patiala. This is a piece of stolen Indian history, not a fancy piece of jewelery to loan to celebrities. Disrespectful in so many ways,” wrote one Twitter user.

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Meanwhile, a section of the internet claimed that the choker worn by Emma Chamberlain was not the Patiala necklace.

Neither Cartier nor Emma Chamberlain has yet commented on the matter.