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Ten Most Expensive Jewelries That Belongs To The Royal Family

limz Published On Thu Jan 09 2020   Modified On Thu Jan 09 2020
Ten Most Expensive Jewelries That Belongs To The Royal Family

Most of the royals are extremely fond of collecting jewels and they also have an impressive collection. Throughout history, royal family members have been wearing beautiful jewels. No one in the world wouldn't envy royalty for their collection of precious stones. 

As the price of the jewels are not public, there is no precise value of them. However, we can find the worth of it through the help of expert jewelers. Here is the list of some of the most expensive jewelry that belongs to the royal family. 

Imperial State Crown ($3.9 Billion-$6.5 Billion)

Queen Elizabeth II Wearing Imperial State Crown.
Queen Elizabeth II Wearing Imperial State Crown.
Image Source: The Economic Times

Among the crown jewels of England, the Imperial State Crown is one of the. The current owner of this crown is Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. The crown includes 2,868 diamonds, 17 sapphires, 11 emeralds, 277 Pearls, 4 Rubies, and the Black Prince's Ruby which is, in fact, a Spinel. 

In 1838, this crown was used for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth. She also wore it for the State Opening of Parliament. The estimated price of the whole set of crowns is $3.9 Billion-$6.5 Billion.

Cullinan III and IV Brooch ($100 Million)


Cullinan III and IV Diamond Brooch.
Image Source: The Court Jeweller

Among the 9 major stones produced from the Cullinan Diamond, Cullinan III and IV is one of them. It was purchased from the Asscher's after the cutting and polishing process by the South African government. These two stones are mostly worn in combination by Queen Elizabeth II as a brooch. The estimated price of this brooch is anything from $100 Million.   

Greville Emerald Kokoshnik Tiara ($6.5 million-$13 million)

Princess Eugenie Wearing The Greville Emerald Kokoshnik Tiara.
Princess Eugenie Wearing The Greville Emerald Kokoshnik Tiara.
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The original owner of the Greville Emerald Kokoshnik Tiara was Dame Margaret Greville. This tiara was made in 1919 by Boucheron, a French luxury Jewelry. It was not worn until the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank in October 2018. 

It features a 93.7-carat oval-shaped emerald in the center which is surrounded by Diamonds and Emeralds set in Platinum. The estimated price of this tiara is between $6.5 million-$13 million. 

The Duchess of Windsor's Cartier Panther Bracelet ($5.8 Million)

The Duchess of Windsor Wearing Cartier Panther Bracelet.
The Duchess of Windsor Wearing Cartier Panther Bracelet.
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This Cartier Panther Bracelet is one of the most magnificent pieces of jewelry the world has ever seen. It was given as a gift to Duchess of Windsor, Wallis Simpson by Duke of Windsor, Edward VIII. In 1952, Cartier, a French luxury goods conglomerate created this bracelet. This bracelet was sold for $5.8 million on the Sotheby’s auction block in 2010.

Queen Mary Bandeau Tiara ($2.5 Million)

Meghan Markle Wearing Queen Mary's Bandeau Tiara.

Meghan Markle Wearing Queen Mary's Bandeau Tiara.
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At first, a Diamond brooch was given as a gift to Queen Mary of the United Kingdom in 1893 as a gift from the County of Lincoln. She then turned the brooch into the tiara in 1932 which is now often referred to as Queen Mary's Bandeau Tiara

The bandeau tiara includes a diamond brooch set in the middle of a flexible and detachable eleven-section band. Recently in 2018, Meghan Markle wore it on her wedding with Prince Harry. According to Deborah Papas, a jewelry expert, the estimated price of this bandeau tiara is $2.5 million.

Van Cleef & Arpels Ruby and Diamond Necklace ($2.6 Million)

Duchess of Windsor Wearing Ruby and Diamond Necklace.

Duchess of Windsor Wearing Ruby and Diamond Necklace.
Image Source: www.vancleefarpels.com

The Duke of Windsor, Edward VIII gave Van Cleef and Arpels Ruby and Diamond Necklace to Duchess of Windsor, Wallis Simpson on her 40th birthday. She was a huge fan when it comes to collecting jewelry. In 1987, it was sold for $2,603,308 at the Duchess of Windsor auction. 

Cambridge Lover's Knot Tiara ($1 million-$2 million)

Princess Diana Wearing the Cambridge Lover's Knot Tiara.
Princess Diana Wearing the Cambridge Lover's Knot Tiara.
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In 1914, the Cambridge Lover's Knot Tiara was created for Queen Mary by the House of Garrard, a company that designs and manufactures luxury jewelry. After her death, the tiara was passed to her granddaughter, Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.

In 1981, it was given as a wedding gift to Princess Diana. This tiara became one of the favorite pieces of her. After her death, it wasn't seen publicly but then again in 2015, Duchess Kate wore it at a reception at Buckingham Palace. 

Cartier Halo Scroll Tiara ($936,000- $1,560,300)

Kate Middleton Wearing the Cartier Halo Scroll Tiara.
Kate Middleton Wearing the Cartier Halo Scroll Tiara.
Image Source: Daily Mail

The Cartier Halo Scroll Tiara was commissioned by King George VI to Cartier for his spouse Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. This tiara was given on the 18th birthday of Princess Elizabeth, but she was never seen or pictured wearing it. After her marriage, it was lent around the royal family. In 2011, Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton chose it as her wedding tiara. The estimated price of this tiara is $936,000-$1,560,300.

Van Cleef & Arpels Ruby and Diamond Brooch ($806,000)

Van Cleef & Arpels Ruby and Diamond Brooch of Duchess of Windsor.
Van Cleef & Arpels Ruby and Diamond Brooch of Duchess of Windsor.
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In 1936, the Van Cleef & Arpels Ruby and Diamond Brooch was given as a Christmas gift by Edward VIII to Wallis Simpson. It features a double feathered brooch and one of the feather is set with rubies and the other with baguette diamonds. After the death of Wallis Simpson, it was sold for the price of $806,000 at the Duchess of Windsor auction. 

Grand Duchess Vladimir Tiara ($469,495)

Queen Elizabeth II wearing The Grand Duchess Vladimir Tiara.

Queen Elizabeth II wearing The Grand Duchess Vladimir Tiara.
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As we can know from the name, the Grand Duchess Vladimir Tiara is related to Russian royalty. Duchess Vladimir, the last Romanov owner of the tiara somehow managed to get out of Russia during the Russian Revolution.

Along with her, she also managed to get some of her priceless jewelry including this tiara. In 1921, this tiara was sold to Queen Mary for $36,000. After the inflation, the estimated price was $46,9495. 

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