Royal families possess classic pieces of jewelry that have been passed down for generations. These pieces of jewelry soon become associated with the particular Royal family .Lover’s Knot, a tiara worn by Queen Elizabeth II and then by Princess Diana, is one such piece of jewelry of the Royal family of England.
Princess Diana was known for her timeless beauty and impeccable sense of style. Always dressed to perfection, she owned one of the best wardrobes among all royalty in the world. Her aesthetic sense of dressing always took the world by storm and was followed very closely by media all over the world.
One of her favorite pieces of jewelry was a tiara that was passed down to her by Queen Elizabeth II. Called the Cambridge Lover’s Knot, this piece of jewelry was designed for Queen Elizabeth by the Royal Jewelers Garrard. The jewelers were assigned the task of creating a piece of jewelry by putting together the pearls and diamonds that had been owned by the Royal family since ages. They gladly agreed and put together the beautiful and magnificent ‘Lover’s Knot’ tiara.
After Queen Elizabeth passed down the tiara to Princess Diana, it became her favorite piece of jewelry and she wore it to all important Royal functions. She wore it despite the fact that it was quite heavy since it was created with a lot of diamonds and pearls.
After the untimely death of Princess Diana in 1997, the Lover’s Knot was taken back to the Buckingham Palace and was treasured there until Diana’s son Prince William got married to the lovely Kate Middleton. She rose to the position of being the rightful owner of this little treasure when it was passed down to her recently.
Kate Middleton, who is also known to be quite a fashionista, soon made it her favorite piece of jewelry just like her late mother-in-law had. She started wearing it to all the Royal functions just like Princess Diana did. Her appearance at the Diplomatic Reception thrown by the Buckingham Palace, complete with the tiara on her head made her look just as stunning as a Princess of her stature should look. It seems that every princess is quite fond of this tiara!
The inspiration of the Lover’s Knot dates back to the year 1814 when a similar tiara was made by Queen Elizabeth II’s grandmother, Queen Augusta of Hesse. Married to the seventh son of King George III, she had got a tiara designed for herself, which in turn was the inspiration behind the Lover’s Knot. Needless to say, it was a prized possession of the then Queen as it was made perfectly with intricate details.
Kate Middleton is now the proud owner of this marvelous piece of jewelry and we hope that she keeps wearing it just like Princess Diana did.
Ten Most Expensive Pieces Of Jewelry In The World
Jewelry is considered to be a girl’s best friend. It gives ladies immense pleasure to possess a unique pieces of jewelry. Let’s take a look at some of the most exquisite pieces of jewelry in the world:
The Briolette Diamond Necklace is a beautiful masterpiece that was auctioned for a whopping $11.1 million. Studded with a briolette diamond in the center, this necklace weighs 75.36 carats. Designed on an 18 carat white gold chain, this is a stunning piece of jewelry and is said to be one of the most expensive in the world.
The Wallis Simpson’s Panther bracelet, as the name suggests, is in the shape of a panther and is studded with onyxes and diamonds. Since it was owned by the duchess of Windsor, Wallis Simpson, it has been named after her. It is said Madonna now owns it.
The emerald and diamond tiara is also one of the most sought after pieces of jewelry in the world. Beautifully studded with emeralds and diamonds, this was once the belonging of Napoleon III of France. It was later gifted by a German prince to his second wife and then sold at a staggering price of $12.7 million at the Sotheby’s Magnificent and Noble Jewels Sale.
Heart of the kingdom is a stunning piece of jewelry that can be used as a necklace as well as a tiara. This was designed by world famous jewelry company, Garrard. It has a huge Burmese ruby in its center in the shape of a heart. Valued at an enormous price of $14 million, it is one of the very remarkable creations of this world.
The Bulgari two stone ring is an original Bulgari collection with two white triangular shaped diamonds on either side of a huge triangular blue diamond. It has been bought by an Asian businessman for an enormous sum of $15.7 million.
The Chopard Blue Diamond ring has been named as one of the most exquisite as well as one of the most expensive pieces of jewelry in the world. It has been valued at $16.6 million and it is the dream of every woman to own it.
Heart of the ocean is a remarkable piece. The original replica was actually worn in the movie Titanic. Valued at $20 million, it is one of the most expensive pieces that has been worn to the Oscars.
The Perfect Pink Ring however is the most expensive ring valued at $23.2 million and is a stunning piece of ring with a huge Pink Diamond in the center and colorless diamonds on either side.
The Graff Pink, created by American jeweler Harry Winston is priced at $1.85 million per carat and has a pink diamond of 24.78 carats. It is one of the finest pieces of jewelry in the world.
The L’incomparable diamond necklace holds the record for the most valuable necklace in the world. It has the world’s biggest diamond embedded on it and weighs 637 carats.