Anne Boleyn Faux Pearl Choker Necklace 16" A 16" faux pearl necklace with the initial B and 3 faux pearls suspended at the bottom. This is a replica of the pendant worn by Anne Boleyn, and is supplied on an information card. The original necklace was worn by Anne Boleyn (whom Henry VIII divorced Catherine of Aragon to wed, causing the break with the Roman Catholic Church) and can be seen in many of her portraits. Pearls were one of the most popular jewels of the Tudor period and were worn by both Anne Boleyn and her daughter Elizabeth I. The word 'necklace' was not used in the Tudor period. It was caled a 'carcanet' which was a form of wide choker. Anne Boleyn was born circa 1501/1507 and became Queen of England in January 1533. On May 2nd 1536 she was arrested for High Treason and beheaded on Tower Green on May 19th that same year.