Emma Chamberlain criticised for wearing Maharaja of Patiala’s choker to Met Gala
Emma Chamberlain’s Met Gala 2022 appearance wearing the Maharaja of Patiala’s diamond choker did not go down well with the general public, and she was criticised for it.
According to Entertainment Times, the YouTuber wore the choker with a Louis Vuitton dress.
Chamberlain is the Cartier jewel ambassador. The Maharaja had commissioned Cartier to design the heirloom piece, which was finished around 1928 and featured the De Beers diamond as the centrepiece.
The Patiala Necklace was the name given to it. It was missing for a while before popping up in London and being “re-purchased” by Cartier. However, the claims that the necklace was “stolen” at some stage have yet to be proven.
Here are few of the reactions:
So i just found out emma chamberlain wore the maharaja of patiala’s necklace at the met gala… this is wayyy worse than kim wearing marilyn monroe’s dress. It has a deep and painful history attached to it. Very on theme, nothing screams gilded glamour quite like expropriation pic.twitter.com/XqqHwqusdU
— 🦋 (@arianaspovv) May 7, 2022
I think that choker emma chamberlain wore should be in a museum, sure it has a dark history but idk….it feels odd to see something historically important thing (albeit a dark one) around a rando influencer's neck
— Dirori☆🐰🐶🎍❄ (@aimless_zombie) May 7, 2022
so, news just broke out that emma chamberlain wore the maharaja of patiala’s cartier diamond choker to the met gala, and as someone both sikh and punjabi, it doesn’t sit right with me. it was stolen, “re-acquired” by cartier, sure. 
— bela lugosi (@valovife) May 7, 2022