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The necklace only remained in Barbara Hutton’s possession for about twenty years after which she gave it to her childhood friend, Louise van Alen, who had also married into the Mdivani ‘royal’* family. As a matter of fact, Louise Astor van Alen (yes those Astors) was married to Alexis Mdivani first! Alexis divorced her in 1931 to marry Barbara Hutton, one of the world’s richest women in the world at the time. Shortly after that scandal, Louise created another huge scandal when she married her brother in law, Serge Mdivani, who died months later in a polo accident. The Astor side of the family needless to say, was horrified by both marriages.cartier love Necklace replica*There are no records of the Mdivanis’ actually being royal. They reinvented themselves as royal after World War I. They were known as the”Marrying Mdivanis” because all five siblings married several wealthy spouses. Alexis Mdivani (while still married to Lousie van Alen) apparently flew to Bangkok to meet Barbara Hutton who was due to arrive on a cruise. They met and she was won over!