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The history of some royal jewels
By Alexandrina Kentska | 7 June 2017

History knows the jewelery as a significant and necessary accessory in the development of man as a person. For the royal dynasties, however, jewels are a symbol of tradition, kinship and origin.

A look at The Duchess' statement necklaces :

1: Undoubtedly the most impressive necklace the Duchess has worn is the Queen's Nizam of Hyderabad diamond necklace. It was given as a wedding gift to the then-Princess Elizabeth from the Nizam of Hyderabad. She was instructed to choose a piece from the Cartier collection. Kate wore this in early 2014 to the National Portrait Gallery Gala.

2:The £49,000 Cartier Trinity necklace has been worn to the National Portrait Gallery in 2012, and again in New York in 2014. The 18k gold necklace features rose gold, yellow gold and white gold rings fitted together.

3: Kate wore this Monica Vinader necklace to an evening at the Natural History Museum with the matching earrings, and then again last year to the National Portrait Gallery. The £2,000 necklace comes from the 'Riva' collection.

4: Kate wore Zara's $35 'Sparkly Crystal Bead Necklace' to a film premiere in 2013.

5: This diamond and ruby necklace is by Mouawad. Kate wore it to the Sun Military Awards in 2011.

6: This bib necklace was worn in 2012 to a children's performance in the Kensington Gardens, although Kate's hair was hiding it most of the time. The origin of this necklace remains a mystery.

7: Another mystery necklace is Kate's statement pearl piece worn in Paris in March of this year. It features four pearls suspended from silver chains.

8: The famous engagement ring of Kate Middleton. The jewel itself is made of 18-carat white gold and an oval dark blue sapphire surrounded by 12 diamonds. The ring belonged to Princess Diana, the mother of Prince William, who married his favorite Kate with this jewel. The value of the diamond temptation is estimated at nearly 300,000 British pounds.

9.Princess Margaret's Dyed (Queen Elizabeth II's Sister) - The famous Tiara Poltimore brings her story back in 1870 when she was made for the wife of a British nobleman. The jewel was worn by English Princess Margaret at her wedding in 1960. The value of the diadem is estimated at € 1,300,000. The most impressive quality of this accessory is that it turns into a necklace with brooches with only a few skillful movements. It is expected that this diadem would be given to Kate when Prince William sat on the throne

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