Royalty is synonymous with elegance, history and tradition, it is inevitable and unfair to talk about it without mentioning its jewels; that in addition to being the most radiant and beautiful in the world they bring with them in most cases a tremendous emotional burden. The jewels of the crown are undoubtedly a maximum representation of royalty.
The jewelry is completely different in each real house in the world, each one is marked by a different style and history that makes it particularly special and unique to each country. A common feature of the royal jewelery of the world is undoubtedly the sobriety of its style, because for the crown the elegance lies in the “less is more” and in the simple but glamorous walk of its representatives.
For this group of people jewelry are not just precious stones, they are badges that have usually remained in the family for a significant number of years and contain a valuable weight in history. From royal crowns, necklaces, rings, scepters and earrings, royal jewelery becomes at one moment the heritage of a country or territorial extension.
However, when we talk about jewelry we do not necessarily refer to the representative pieces of the family, but also to the private ones used by their ladies when making public appearances. For knowledgeable experts of the subject each of these public presentations is expected and studied because it is the best way to analyze the outfits of the nobility of the world perhaps to get a little inspiration or maybe for simple pleasure.
And well, as we have already told you for sure you will be anxious to know why the crown jewerly in particular is a wonderful case to study and admiration, that's why on the day of a we're going to tell you a> top 10 organized according to the crowns with more significant and valuable jewels.
For its brightness and value the jewelry of British royalty is our first case to talk and discover:
For its brightness and value the jewelry of British royalty is our first case to talk and discover:
Top 1: Royal House of United Kingdom
The nobility is respected and revered by all in general, but the British royalty conveys a particular fascination, it is the best known and most commented royal family in the world, and we are sure that the influence of Princess Diana of Wales was essential , she, with her wonderful human touch and social approach that she transmitted in each one of her public appearances, was cause for controversy and admiration. For some it is simply impossible to forget when the beautiful princess greeted with a handshake and a characteristic naturalness to a group of AIDS patients.
To begin we can talk a little about tradition, we can not leave aside the one that is considered the most important piece of the collection of jewelry of this real house:
The Crown of St. Edward: Surely you have observed a couple of times, it is the crown used by the Archbishop of Canterbury at the time of crowning a British monarch. This beautiful crown weighs two kilos, is made of gold and has inlaid tourmalines, sapphires, amethysts and pearls ... A real jewel.
The Crown of Queen Elizabeth: This piece is characterized by having an ancient and famous diamond called: Koh-i-noor weighing 105 carats, it is also the only crown made in platinum.
It should be noted that Queen Elizabeth, mother of Prince Charles has a collection of 2,800 diamonds.
Let's come a little closer to our era and direct our gaze to 2012. Every time a real event happens, the eyes of the world focus on it, and for this then Duchess Kate Middelton on her wedding day was the focus:
For this real engagement, Kate used a crown made by Cartier and was a gift from the father of Queen Elizabeth to her mother, the piece then passed into the hands of the queen until in 2012 the world could meet her.
Another significant jewel of the crown is the "Tiara Cambridge" for being the most used by the beloved Princess Diana, it is a piece so simple with elegant, two words that can also define very well the personality of the princess.
The incredible bluish ring that we see in Kate's hands after her marriage is the same jewel that worked as a representation of the commitment between Diana and Carlos, this ring was chosen by Diana herself in 1981. From a series of rings sent from London the enigmatic gold ring composed of 14 diamonds and an oval sapphire from Ceylon hypnotized the princess.
Top 2 Principality of Monaco
This spectacular woman that you observe is Grace Kelly, and is considered one of the most beautiful women in the world, is an icon in the world of royalty and fashion and is the most representative face of the principality of Monaco.
A very curious fact of her is that at the time of getting married she did not inherit the typical jewels that the crown collects because Carlota of Monaco decided to give up her jewelry before giving it to Grace Kelly the wife of her son Raniero.
However, over the years this crown has been acquiring significant pieces, such as:
A lovely floral brooch worn by the princess Charlenne Wittstock and dating back to the 19th century, since it belonged to Karl Lagerfeld until it passed into the hands of Caroline of Monaco who lent it to the princess to wear on the day of their marriage.
Another valuable piece is the "Ocean" necklace, which contains 1200 stones, 883 diamonds and 359 sapphires. It was a gift from Prince Charles for the princess on her wedding day, and made by Van Cleef & Arpels especially for her, this beautiful piece has a small ability to transform into a tiara.
Top 3: The Royal House of Belgium
In the case of the Belgian royalty, beyond talking about many jewels there is a very particular case with the "Tiara Ducal", it is very old and it is also the jewel most used by Queen Fabiola of Mora and Aragón.
It is a diadema topped by seven florets, with rubies or emerald centers that can be exchanged, it was a gift from the Spanish state for its wedding with King Baldwin I of the Belgians.
This jewel, being a very versatile piece, allowed the former queen to use it as a diadem, since the florets can be incorporated to another base, looking just as beautiful but with another shape.
The Tiara of the Empire:
Currently this beautiful tiara is worn by Queen Matilde, but its antiquity takes us to the year 1926 when Princess Astrid of Sweden, current great-grandmother of King Philip, married King Leopold III of Belgium.
The beautiful piece to be disassembled in two pieces symbolizes the provinces that formed the kingdom of Belgium at that time.
This jewel was also used by Queen Fabiola, but on very few special occasions of the state.
Top 4 : The Royal House of Spain
Spain is one of the few countries that does not have a collection of jewelry, because most of these goods are private. This is due to the war suffered in Spain between 1808 and 1814 when Spain suffered a terrible spoliation of their jewels, only a crown and a scepter are currently preserved.
However, the jewels (tiaras, chokers ...) worn by the members of the Spanish crown that are considered private property are worth mentioning here:
Tiara Floral of Melleiro: this jewel made by Melleiro in the year 1867 in Paris has been used by Letizia on many occasions. A total of 5 multi-purpose flowers, which can be worn as a necklace or as pins, please the princess. This piece was a gift from the dictator Francisco Franco for Sofia of Greece, on the occasion of his wedding with Prince Juan Carlos
Tiara flower of Liz: This tiara is made of platinum and is set with diamonds, the middle being the largest with 10 carats, its name is due to the basket-shaped lily flowers, and is considered "the tiara of the queens of Spain ", was manufactured by the jeweler Ansorena in 1906. At that time it was a gift from Alfonso XII to his fiancée the Princess Victoria Eugenia de Battermberg.
And finally we can not leave aside the "La Chata", which is a diadem of Hellenic line made in platinum, pearls and diamonds, and named in honor of Isabel de Borbón, its first carrier.
Top 5 Jewerly Crown: Netherlands Royalty
Pearls and diamonds are the favorite items for the jeweler of the Dutch crown. However, one of the most beautiful pieces of this royal house is the "Peacock Tiara".
>No member of the Royal Family of Netherlands had returned to wear the peacock tiara for 30 years until Máxima Recupera decided to wear it.
It is about 5 jewels whose seniority took us to the year 1987, when Queen Wilhelmina, 17, succeeded her father King William III. Originally it is a gold tiara (type bandeau) with two bands of diamonds where five ornaments were embedded.
" Daisy Tiara”
This small but valuable piece belongs to Queen Sofia, the first wife of King William III of Holland, has 5 pearl and diamond brooches that resemble daisies.
"Melleiro set": In this case, we have a set consisting of tiara, necklace, a brooch and a bracelet made by the Meller brand of Paris, it was a gift from William III for his wife Queen Emma.
>The touch of beauty that rubies and brilliants give, a very characteristic feature of this piece is that Emma considering it too modified from its original form (385 in the tiara, 425 in the neck and 135 in the bracelet) to a little more simple.
Top 6: The Crown of Denmark:
The real jewelry is characterized by being exuberant and imposing, with numerous precious stones and diamonds, the pieces of the Danish crown are not the exception, however, the beauty of these jewels is very worth highlighting and can easily be considered with one of the most beautiful in the world if we compare it with the rest.
Let's start talking about this wonderful "Tiara de Rubies". The history of this piece takes us to 1804 when the coronation of Napoleon was celebrated, it was used there by Desireeé Clary, wife of Marshal Juan Bautista Bernadotte.
At that time, in 1804, at the coronation of Napoleon, he was in charge of economically supplying his marshals so that the ceremony would be dazzling. In this sense, Juan Bautista also presented this addition to his wife Desireé. These pieces eventually became part of Queen Josefina, and then Princess Luisa of Sweden, when she was married to King Frederick VIII of Denmark.
The tradition was maintained years later when Luisa left the tiara to Alexandrina of Mecklenburg-Shwerin when she married who would be the future king Christian X of Denmark.
In the year 2000 Queen Ingrid transferred the whole to her grandson the Crown Prince Federico, so that he would give it to his future wife.
Today the beautiful crown and matching choker and earrings, after a couple of modifications belongs to Mary of Denmark. These pieces represent the history of a nation and its riches.
The emeralds of Sofia Magdalena: it is a set of 67 emeralds and 2650 diamonds that form a diadem, a necklace, a tiara, a brooch and earrings that were created in the year 1840 by CM Weisshaupt and were a gift from Christian VI to Sofia Magdalena These jewels belong to the crown and therefore can only be used within this territory.
Top 7 : Princely House of Liechtenstein
This royal house has two very special jewels that have remained in the successor family in succession and are already an important part of the tradition and history.
First we will talk about the "Russian Palmette Tiara" the stories that surround this piece are several, there are even so many that we do not know exactly which is the original version, but here we will tell you both:
It was owned by the family of Princess Marie, the Counts Kinsky of Wchinitz and Tettau, and when sold by one of her uncles, Prince Hans Adam obtained it again to present to his wife as a wedding gift.It is also documented that it is part of Princess Marie's inheritance.
The tiara was also used by Princess Tatiana on her wedding day with Prince Matthias Philipp of Lattorf and by Angela Brown in her marriage to Prince Maximilian of Liechtenstein.
Tiara of Hapsburg: this is the name of our second real jewel of Liechtenstein, which dates back to 1873 when it was made by Kochert as a gift to the Infanta Maria Theresa of Portugal at her wedding.
This tiara has rested on the head of several Liechtenstein princesses, among them: Archduchess Isabel Amalia of Austria, Princess Gina, Princess Marie Aglae, Isabelle de l'Arbre, and her last mistress Princess Victoria of Sweden.
Top 8 : The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
In royalty, preferences vary according to the nation and its representatives; while some prefer the most extravagant and imposing jewelry, other personalities prefer a more sober and simple style, without leaving aside the impressive jewels.
A particular case of the Duchy of Luxembourg is the "Tiara of the Sapphire of the House of Nassau", which is a small tiara of diamonds that simulate leaves of laurels and has a significant sapphire in the center that we have seen on some occasions has been used as a brooch.
The history of this piece begins in 1865 and its first owner was the Grand Duchess Adelaide and since then it has been a symbol of the royal family of Luxembourg. Currently she is Maria Teresa Maestre, the Grand Duchess of Luxembourg.
"The Belgian Tiara" is also synonymous with history, it is made of platinum and palladium and was made by the jeweler Henry Coosemans with 854 small diamonds and a large one in the center, these pieces come from the Belgian Congo.
Top 9: The Royal House of Norway
It is inevitable not to feel admired by the beauty of some jewels of royalty, sometimes it seems they can leave you mesmerized just by observing them. Most of the jewelry of the royal houses are composed of tiaras, Norway is not the exception, one of its most beautiful jewels is the "Tiara of the crosses of Malta".
There is no official documentation regarding the origin of this tiara, but the little information that is available about it comes from Princess Astrid of Norway and she tells that the tiara belonged to Queen Alejandra, wife of Edward VII. This piece has a fairly traditional shape, and has four crosses that can also be used as pins.
"Tiara of the Emeralds of Norway"
It is the favorite tiara of Queen Sonia who has reserved use of this beautiful piece with diamonds and emeralds that represents the honeysuckle, was made by a jeweler Bapst in the year 1804. Its first owner was the Empress Josefina. It is considered of the neoclassical style.
Top 10: The Swedish Crown.
There is no better way to complete this top 10 than with one of the most transcendental monarchies and with history in the world. The Swedish crown is the owner of the "Tiara de la Braganza"
The "Tiara of the Braganza" is huge and beautiful, a vast representation of the territory without a doubt. The most particular feature of this piece is its large size. Also considered the neoclassical style, this tiara was made in France with Brazilian diamonds set in gold and silver; its first owner was the second wife of Emperor Pedro I of Brazil, Amelia de Leuchtemberg, and it was a wedding gift in 1829.
"The diamonds are so pure that it seems made of water," says the piece Amelia de Leuchtemberg in a letter to her mother. Nassau, Queen of Sweden and Victoria Baden, Queen of Sweden also wore the jewel. In the same way Queen Luisa Mountbatten also. Currently this tiara is still observed in Queen Silvia of Sweden who looks at special events of the state.
Knowing a little more about the history of the pieces of royal jewelry allows us to understand that it is not banal pieces, but the beauty, history and wealth of a nation in one piece worthy of admiration in anyone who I watched.