Royal Family. Two words immediately remind us of fairytales in the 21st century. The prince and the princess. Big weddings, sparkly dresses, and mostly: sparkly jewelry.
For the British Royal Family, jewelry is more than just an accessory. It’s a part of their history. From the stones to the settings, every piece has a meaning. It can be political related, family heritage, or national treasure. Here are some of the best and most classical tiaras, earrings, rings, and neckpieces that are a part of the royal collection.
Royal | The Queen Mary Fringe Tiara
Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Anne both wore the Queen Mary Fringe Tiara on their wedding day. The Queen loaned the piece to her granddaughter, Princess Beatrice of York, on the day of her wedding to Edoardo Mapelli. This tiara, all diamond design, signifies the royal family’s history as well as “solidarity, strength, and endurance.”
Royal | Cartier Halo Scroll Tiara
The tiara worn by the Duchess of Cambridge on her wedding day was a loan from the Queen and it was actually a wedding anniversary gift from King George VI to his wife Elizabeth in 1936. It has more than 1,000 diamonds and was also worn by Princess Margaret.
Royal | The Queen Mary Diamond Bandeau Tiara
The tiara was worn by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, on her wedding day to Prince Harry, was made by Garrard in 1925 for the Queen’s grandmother, Queen Mary. It originally had a sapphire centerpiece but it has been changed to a diamond.
Royal | The Greville Tiara
The Greville Tiara was made by Boucheron for Dame Margaret Helen Greville in 1920. It is also known as the Boucheron Honeycomb tiara. The Queen, who inherited the piece from her mother, long-term loaned it to Camilla, who married Prince Charles in 2005.
Royal | The Duchess of Cambridge’s Engagement Ring
Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton with the same engagement ring Prince Charles have to the late Princess Diana. The centerpiece is a 12-carat oval sapphire with 14 solitaire diamonds set in a white gold band.
Royal | The Duchess of Sussex’s Engagement Ring
Prince Harry had Meghan Markle’s engagement ring made by Cleave & Company using an ethically sourced center stone from Botswana, where he and Meghan first vacationed together. The center stone is flanked by two round diamonds from a brooch that belonged to his late mother, Princess Diana.
Royal | Kate’s Ruby Necklace
The Duchess of Cambridge wore a ruby and diamond necklace by jeweler Mouawad at an engagement in 2011.