The History of 9 Famous Pieces of Royal Jewelry That Belonged to Princess Diana

    The History of 9 Famous Pieces of Royal Jewelry That Belonged to Princess Diana
    Greg

    7:04 PM EDT, October 16, 2021

    Late Princess Diana still remains a fashion icon and a symbol of good taste. I guess she is also one of the most easily recognized people. Her astonishing clothes were always accompanied with amazing jewelry. Today we will show you some of Princess Diana's favorite glittering accessories.

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    #1 An engagement ring

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    Interestingly, the ring was inspired by a brooch dating back to 1840 given by Prince Albert to Queen Victoria the day before their wedding. Currently the sapphire-diamond accessory belongs to Queen Elisabeth II.

    #2 A necklace with a diamond

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    Diana received this impressive gift from the Queen on her wedding day. At first she had it framed with diamonds and wore it as a brooch. Then seven strings of pearls were fixed to the gem. In this way a necklace was formed – the one Diana was wearing during her visit to America in 1985. We all remember her dancing with John Travolta.

    #3 Pearls

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    Diana loved pearl necklaces. On her 18th birthday she got a choker made of three rows of pearls and a clasp of pearls and turquoises. Later on Diana had the turquoises removed. Her two sisters received the same chokers.

    #4 A ring with an aquamarine

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    #5 A tiara with pearls

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    This tiara was a wedding gift from Queen Elisabeth II. It was made by Garard & Co and once belonged to Mary Teck (Queen's grandmother) . The tiara is bejeweled with diamonds and pearls. After the divorce Diana, who always complained about the weight of the tiara, returned it to the royal treasure. Now it is worn by Kate.

    #6 Swan Lake necklace

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    Attending Swan Lake at the Royal Albert Hall in 1997 Diana was wearing a unique necklace. It was made of 187 diamonds and 5 pearls from the South Sea, together with matching earrings. Unfortunately she wore it only once as two month later she died in a car crash. In 2017 the value of the necklace was estimated at 12 million dollars.

    #7 Earrings from husband

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    The pear-shaped pearl earrings were a wedding gift from Prince Charles. They were made by Collingwood company and Diana loved wearing them. For the first time she wore them about a month before the wedding. Currently they belong to Kate.

    #8 The Spencer Tiara

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    Diana wore it on her head on her wedding day. It belongs to the Spencer family. In 1919 Cynthia Spencer (the wife of Albert Spencer, a British aristocrat and Diana's grandfather). The tiara was made of diamonds and decorated with star and floral patterns.

    The bottom part of tiara is soft so it is really comfortable to wear. Two Diana's sisters and her sister-in-law wore it on their wedding days, too.

    #9 A gift from Oman

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    Heads of various countries would often send jewelry as gifts for Diana. One of her favorite ones were the diamond bracelet, earrings and a half-moon-shaped necklace. She put them on during her visit to Germany in 1987, together with the Spencer's tiara.

    Which piece of the jewelry did you like the most?
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