At the mention of the brooch, Lord Goring takes it out of a drawer in his writing table and as She identifies it, tells Mrs. Cheveley that the brooch can also be worn as a bracelet and clasps it onto her wrist. He reveals that he knows this because he gave the item of jewelry to his cousin Mary as a wedding gift, and it was subsequently stolen from her. Arthur tells Cheveley that unless she gives him Robert's letter, he will turn her in to the police. She panics and tries to remove the bracelet, but can't get it off; Goring says that it has a secret clasp that, having stolen it, she doesn't know about. Surrendering to the threat of incarceration, Mrs. Cheveley gives Arthur the letter, which he immediately burns.