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The Duchess of Cambridge’s Royal Jewellery Vault

The Duchess of Cambridge is marking her 10th wedding anniversary. In the last decade, we have seen The Duchess in many dazzling and sparkling Royal jewels that Her Majesty The Queen gifted her or gave her on loan. Her Diamond and Sapphire engagement ring that once belonged to Lady Diana, Prince William’s mother, is the first royal jewel that came into Catherine’s possession.

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Cartier Halo Tiara: For her wedding day, Catherine received her first loan from the Royal Jewel Vault. Her Majesty gave Prince William’s bridge Cartier Halo Tiara that was gifted to Queen Elizabeth I by King George VI (Queen Elizabeth II’s parents) on their wedding anniversary. The Queen herself was never seen wearing the tiara but her sister Princess Margaret wore the tiara at 1953 coronation. The tiara was also Princess Anne’s go to tiara in her early years. The tiara went back to the Royal vault in 1973 where it remained hidden until 2011.

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Sapphire and Diamond Diana Earrings: Prince William presented his wife with another piece of jewel from his Mother’s collection –Diamond and Sapphire earrings before their first international tour in July 2011. The earrings matched her engagement ring. The earrings feature two sapphires, the top sapphire is surrounded by eight diamonds and the bottom by nine diamonds with a single diamond between both. Giving her own touch The Duchess of Cambridge remodelled the stud earrings into dangling.

During the 2011 North America tour, The Duchess of Cambridge was seen wearing The  Queen's Diamond Chandelier earrings.

 

The Queen’s Diamond Chandelier Earrings: During the 2011 North America tour, The Duchess of Cambridge was seen wearing The  Queen’s Diamond Chandelier earrings. The earrings featured a chandelier style with 3 strands designed with round and baguette diamonds having a large pearl-style diamond and a diamond arc suspending from them. At the bottom, they feature a fringe of three additional strands of round and baguette diamonds. Since then the earrings remained in Catherine’s wardrobe and we have seen her wearing them on many occasion.

 

The second tiara of Catherine’s Royal Life was Lotus Flower Tiara also known as Papyrus Tiara. She wore it at her first Diplomatic Reception in December 2013
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Lotus Flower Tiara: The second tiara of Catherine’s Royal Life was Lotus Flower Tiara also known as Papyrus Tiara. She wore it at her first Diplomatic Reception in December 2013. The tiara was originally owned by Queen Mother Queen Elizabeth I.

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Nizam of Hyderabad Necklace: The Duchess of Cambridge debuted the Nizam of Hyderabad Necklace during a visit to National Portrait Gallery in 2014. A diamond necklace made by Cartier in the 1930sm it was a wedding gift to Princess Elizabeth on her wedding from the last Nizam of Hyderabad, Mir Osman Ali Khan, in 1947.

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The Queen Mother’s Diamond and Sapphire Fringe Earrings: Her Majesty loaned The Duchess of Cambridge The Queen Mother’s Sapphire and Diamond Fringe Earrings for the first time in October 2015 at the 100 Women in Hedge Fund gala dinner. The earrings feature sapphires surrounded by diamonds with a fringe of diamonds and small sapphires suspending at the bottom.

The Duchess of Cambridge was loaned Queen Mary’s Lover’s Knot Tiara in December 2015 for the annual Diplomatic Reception
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 The Queen Mary’s Lover’s Knot Tiara: The Duchess of Cambridge was loaned Queen Mary’s Lover’s Knot Tiara in December 2015 for the annual Diplomatic Reception. In 1913, Queen Mary commissioned Garrard & Co. to make a copy of the original Cambridge Lover’s Knot tiara owned by her grandmother, Princess Augusta of Hesse-Kassel, using her own diamonds and pearls. French in its neo-classical design, the tiara has 19 oriental pearls suspended from lover’s knot bows each centred with a large brilliant. The tiara was Princess Diana’s go-to tiara and now has become The Duchess of Cambridge’s go-to one.

Catherine debuted Queen Mary’s Diamond Bar Choker Bracelet in October 2015 at the Chinese State Banquet

Queen Mary’s Diamond Bar Choker Bracelet: Catherine debuted Queen Mary’s Diamond Bar Choker Bracelet in October 2015 at the Chinese State Banquet. She again wore the bracelet many times most recently at a reception in Paris in March 2017. The bracelet is made from a Bar choker necklace owned by Queen Mary.

The Queen loaned Catherine her own wedding gift bracelet for the State banquet the Queen hosted during China State Visit in October 2015
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The Queen’s Wedding Gift Bracelet: The Queen loaned Catherine her own wedding gift bracelet for the State banquet the Queen hosted during China State Visit in October 2015. The bracelet was a wedding gift to Princess Elizabeth from her husband Prince Philip in 1947. Designed by the London based designer Philip Antrobus, the bracelet along with Elizabeth’s engagement ring was made from the diamonds taken from the tiara that once belonged to Philip’s mother Princess Andrew of Greece and Denmark.

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 The Queen’s Diamond and Pearl Earrings: During the second tour of Canada in 2016, The Duchess was seen wearing another pair of earrings from Her Majesty’s Jewel vault – A pair of diamond and pearl earrings. The earrings featured a large pearl suspended from a diamond.

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The Queen’s Diamond Pendant Earrings: Catherine debuted Queen’s Diamond Pendant Earrings in November 2016 at Place2Be Awards. Queen was seen wearing the earrings first time in 2012 at the State Parliament Opening.

 

The Duchess of Cambridge received this pair in November 2016 and wore them at the annual Remembrance Day service.
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The Queen’s Bahrain Pearl Drop Earrings: The Duchess of Cambridge received this pair in November 2016 and wore them at the annual Remembrance Day service. The earrings were made from 2 pearls out of the 7 large pearls gifted to Princess Elizabeth at her wedding in 1947 by the Sheikh of Bahrain. They are still in her dazzling vault.

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Princess Diana’s Collingwood Pearl Earrings:  In 2017, The Duchess of Cambridge received another dazzling element from her Mother-in-Law’s jewel vault – Collingwood Pearl earrings in July 2017 before the Spanish State banquet. The earrings remained with her since then. The earrings were a gift to Princess of Wales from the company Collingwood (Collingwood was the family jeweller of Spencer Family) on her wedding in 1981 hence the name Collingwood earrings.

The Duchess of Cambridge wore the Ruby and Diamond Floral Bandeau Necklace at the Spanish State Banquet in July 2017
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Ruby and Diamond Floral Bandeau Necklace: The Duchess of Cambridge wore the Ruby and Diamond Floral Bandeau Necklace at the Spanish State Banquet in July 2017. The necklace was gifted to Princess Elizabeth at her wedding in 1947 by her parents, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth I. The bandeau necklace is a deep v-shape, culminating in a diamond pendant set in silver and gold and features single rubies between diamond flowers.

 

The Duchess of Cambridge first wore her late Mother-in-Law, Diana’s Triple Strand Pearl Bracelet in July 2017 during a Germany tour
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Princess Diana’s Triple Strand Pearl Bracelet: The Duchess of Cambridge first wore her late Mother-in-Law, Diana’s Triple Strand Pearl Bracelet in July 2017 during a Germany tour. Diana wore the elegant piece on a number of occasions – most memorably with her Catherine Walker ‘Elvis’ outfit and Queen Mary’ Lovers Knot Tiara.

The Duchess of Cambridge was seen wearing The Queen's Diamond Quatrefoil Bracelet at the Anna Freud Centre Gala dinner in November 2017
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The Queen’s Diamond Quatrefoil Bracelet: The Duchess of Cambridge was seen wearing The Queen’s Diamond Quatrefoil Bracelet at the Anna Freud Centre Gala dinner in November 2017.

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Queen’s Four Strand Diamond and Pearl Choker Necklace: Another jewel loaned to The Duchess in November 2017 for Queen and Duke of Edinburgh’s 70th Wedding Anniversary Dinner. The choker was commissioned by the Queen and was made by the House of Garrard using pearls gifted to the Queen by the Japanese Government.

The Duchess of Cambridge wore one of The Queen Mother’s Collet Necklace on a Diplomatic Reception in December 2017

The Queen Mother’s Collet Necklace: The Duchess of Cambridge wore one of The Queen Mother’s Collet Necklace on a Diplomatic Reception in December 2017. An amazing fact about the necklace is that The Queen has many collet necklaces so they are difficult to differentiate.

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Queen Alexandra’s Wedding pearl and diamond necklace: The Duchess of Cambridge wore Queen Alexandra’s Wedding pearl and diamond necklace for the first time at the Netherlands State Banquet in October 2018. The necklace features 8 pearls surrounded by diamonds, each connected with festoons of diamonds, and three detachable diamond and pearl drop pendants. Queen Mary gave the necklace to Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, and she wore it constantly. The necklace was finally reunited with the brooch and earrings when The Queen inherited it in 2002.

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Princess Diana’s Diamond and Pearl Earrings: The Duchess of Cambridge wore statement earrings belonging to her late Mother-in-Law Diana, Princess of Wales to BAFTA in February 2019. Earrings were actually a combination of two different pairs. She was wearing the upper detachable part of Diana’s earrings with another pair of pearls Diana wore.

In June 2019, The Duchess debuted another royal jewel. She wore a 4 strand pearl bracelet, at the state banquet hosted in the honour of US President Donald Trump
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Princess Diana’s Four Strand Pearl Bracelet: In June 2019, The Duchess debuted another royal jewel. She wore a 4 strand pearl bracelet, at the state banquet hosted in honour of US President Donald Trump, which was seen on Princess Diana in 1982. The bracelet features four rows of pearls and a clasp at the end.

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Queen’s Diamond Chandelier Drop Demi-Parure earrings: At the 2019 Diplomatic Reception, Duchess of Cambridge wore a new royal jewel – Queen’s Diamond Chandelier Drop Demi-Parure earrings. The earrings are a part of a set also having a necklace. The diamond earrings feature intricately designed pendants and are tipped with a pear-shaped diamond drop

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