Princess Diana’s jewelry is iconic accessories, some of which are today worn by Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle. On the eve of the release of the new season of “The Crown”, which is dedicated to Lady Spencer, we recall the most famous of them.
Princess Diana’s jewelry: Tiara Lover’s Knot
Love Knot was Diana’s favorite tiara. The princess was not even embarrassed that, due to the weight of the jewelry, her head began to hurt. She gained access to the tiara ahead of her wedding to Prince Charles. The Lover’s Knot accessory was made by Garrard. Elizabeth II inherited the tiara from Mary of Teck.
“Love Knot” consists of 19 teardrop-shaped pearls and diamonds from Mary’s wedding tiara. The last time Diana tried on the tiara was in 1991. After the divorce, the jewelry returned to the royal family. Now it is worn by the Duchess of Cambridge to important events.
Asprey Cocktail Ring
Lady Dee literally adored the color blue. At a charity event in Australia, she appeared in an asymmetrical blue dress. But the attention of journalists was riveted not on him, but on the Asprey ring. His “queen of human hearts” ordered immediately after the announcement of the divorce in 1996. Like other jewelry of Princess Diana, it was bequeathed to the princes. Harry gave the jewel to Meghan Markle, who wore it on her wedding day.
According to tradition, the queen gives the bride a tiara from among her ornaments only if she does not have her own. Diana had this: this is the Spencer family tiara, which was created back in 1927. Sometimes she preferred this jewelry to the jewelry of the royal family. After the princess divorced from Charles, her family delicately hinted that it was time to return the tiara. Now it belongs to Diana’s brother.
Sapphire wedding ring
The American Cosmopolitan calls this piece the most beautiful piece in Diana’s collection. In 1981, Prince Charles chose it as an engagement gift. The ring is set with 14 brilliant diamonds and a 12-carat sapphire. In 2010, Prince William gave it to Kate Middleton when he invited her to become his wife. “This is my way of making my mother have something to do with my wedding,” the prince admitted to reporters.
A wedding present from Charles that perfectly matched the Love Knots tiara! Collingwood was the Spencer family jeweler, so the prince could rely on his taste. Now the earrings belong to the Duchess of Cambridge: Kate Middleton has been wearing them since 2017.
The princess regularly borrowed a four-strand pearl choker from her mother-in-law. Elizabeth II herself regularly wore it, but from time to time she was inferior to Diana. Now the vintage piece belongs to Kate Middleton.
Earrings with sapphires
Remembering the princess’s love for shades of blue, the Saudi prince Fahd gave her earrings with sapphires and diamonds. After several decades, they passed to the Duchess of Cambridge. Prince William thought they would blend in with her wedding ring.