Kate Middleton’s’most valuable’ Royal Family jewelry, described as “world’s most incredible.”
On January 9, KATE MIDDLETON will turn 40 years old.
Diamond experts analyzed Kate’s jewelry, which was given to her by another member of the Royal Family, to honor her ahead of her special day.
The Duchess of Cambridge is no stranger to a stunning bauble.
All of the pieces that were gifted or loaned to the Duchess were identified by Steven Stone, a diamond expert since 1937.
Will she wear any of them on the occasion of her 40th birthday?
“Since meeting Prince William at university and officially joining the Royal Family in 2010, Kate has been fortunate enough to be gifted and loaned some of the world’s most incredible pieces of jewellery – whether it’s her birthday or not!” said Steven Stone.
So far, she has been given or loaned 30 royal jewels worth between £600 and £66 million.
According to Steven Stone, the pieces are worth just over £81 million in total.
Princess Diana’s sapphire engagement ring, valued at £390,000, is one of Kate’s most well-known possessions.
It has a 12 carat Ceylon sapphire from Sri Lanka, which is AAAA quality and “among the most valuable of its kind.”
“Globally, the sale of blue sapphires increased by around 300 percent at the time,” Steven Stone observed, “and sapphire sales continue to surge even now, thanks to Netflix’s The Crown.”
The Saudi sapphire suite, Lover’s knot tiara, Three-strand pearl bracelet, Collingwood earrings, and South Sea pearl earrings were all passed down to the Duchess from her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana.
The six pieces are valued at just over £16.5 million in total.
Kate Middleton has also had the privilege of wearing Queen Elizabeth II’s jewellery, which is valued at just over £61.8 million and was given to her as a gift or loan.
The Queen Mary’s diamond choker, Cartier Halo tiara, Nizam of Hyderabad necklace, Maple Leaf brooch, New Zealand Fern brooch, Royal Family Order brooch, Bahrain Pearl earrings, Bahrain pearl choker, Dubai sapphire earrings, and a Ruby and diamond floral bandeau necklace are among the stunning pieces on display.
The Queen loaned Kate the Nizam of Hyderabad necklace, which is considered “one of the most precious pieces of jewellery from the British Royal Family.”
The “extremely intricate” Cartier necklace, valued at £60 million, was worn by the Duchess in February 2014 for an event at the National Portrait Gallery.
“The necklace was a wedding gift,” Steven Stone explained.
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