Historical information

In 1960, at public events commemorating the Centenary of Kew, the Mayoress, Mrs Doris Dickinson wore an evening dress, elbow-length white kid gloves and a scrolled silver necklace studded with cubic Zirconias. The Historical Society now hold all three items in its collection. The dress and gloves were donated by Judith Goodes, and this necklace by Janet Webster, twin daughters of Doris and William (Bill) Dickinson. Janet Webster recounts that she had purchased the necklace at a store in Collins Street and loaned it to her mother to wear at these civic events.


An item of costume jewellery that derives its significance from its provenance and the context in which it was worn by a mayoress of Kew

Physical description

Necklace, with ten cubic zirconias mounted on scrolled silver links. Encased in original padded box.

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