Sophie, Countess of Wessex stuns in never-before-seen necklace with surprising message

By choosing the item for a female focused event, Sophie could have been making a nod to the successful women she was supporting.

The Countess will often wear eye-catching pieces of jewellery whenever she steps out.

Although this piece was simpler than some of the royal jewels she has worn, Sophie’s necklace is still likely to be rare.

Claire added: “Handbag pendants aren’t as common as one might think although there are a fair number of lovely vintage examples online include this Christian Dior one on Farfetch.