Princess Diana: She emerged from the vehicle with a radiant smile on her face, donning an elegant dress and stunning jewellery. Princess Diana for you, then.
The previous Princess of Wales was renowned for her incredible jewellery collection, which attracted everyone’s attention.
Some of her jewellery, including necklaces, earrings, and bracelets, were saved for Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle after she tragically died in a car accident in Paris in 1997.
The majority of her £21 million estate went to her sons William and Harry.
The US Sun reported that she expressed her desire to leave her jewellery to her sons’ future wives in a letter. “I would like you to distribute all of my jewellery to the share to be held by my sons, so that their wives may have it or use it in due course,” the letter stated. I’ll let you decide how to divide up the jewellery precisely.
We examine what happened to Princess Diana’s renowned jewellery collection after her passing as the world remembers her on the 25th anniversary of her passing.
A 12-carat oval blue Ceylon sapphire, 14 diamonds, and an 18-carat white gold band made up Princess Diana’s engagement ring.
Prince Harry originally received the ring after the princess’s passing. The prince later gave it to his older brother, Prince William, according to an OK! report.
Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, proposed to Kate Middleton in 2010 using the same ring.
During one of her final public appearances, Princess Diana wore the Swan Lake set, which featured a diamond necklace and earrings, to a performance of Swan Lake at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
Since the earrings were still being made when she passed away in 1997, she was only able to wear the necklace.
Five pearls and 178 diamonds made up the necklace. It was created by Garrard, the then-Crown jeweller.
After her passing, the set fetched a staggering £9.6 million at auction.
During a 1996 visit to Australia, Princess Diana wore a 13-carat aquamarine ring.
The bracelet, which features a larger emerald-cut between six rows of pearls, and the ring are both pieces of a set.
Meghan Markle received the ring as a gift from Prince Harry, and she was spotted donning it during the reception of the couple’s 2018 wedding.
Diana frequently wore the elaborate garland tiara, including on her wedding day and even after.
Charles Spencer, Diana’s brother, currently owns the tiara, which has belonged to the family for over a century.
During royal overseas tours, the princess wore the tiara to a state dinner.
The jewellery has a £200,000 price tag.
Since Diana’s passing, no one has worn the tiara.
For the first time since the 1960s, her brother recently loaned it to Sotheby’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
The sapphire choker that belonged to Diana was in Queen Mary’s collection. She received it as a brooch from the Queen Mother, which she later transformed into a choker.
The princess adored this accessory and wore it as a headband and necklace.
According to a Marie Claire article, this choker was possibly the most well-known necklace. Even after her split from Prince Charles, she continued to wear it.
The choker was given back to Elizabeth II after her passing.