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8 Stunning Royal Accessories That Have Been Passed Down Through Generations

Everything that belongs to the British royal family is of historical importance. Here are some of their family heirlooms passed down through generations.

The British royal house has a long tradition of lending and borrowing pieces of jewels from each other. At every event, formal or not, they will be donning jwellery that formerly belonged to their forebears. Most of these jewels have been passed down from generation to generation. There are even some that have been tailored to the individual wearing them. In this post, we will look at some of the most iconic pieces of jewelry and other accessories worn by the British royal family and passed down through the ages. Keep on reading to find out more about them!

The Crown of Queen Mary Fringe

Queen Mary had this magnificent tiara created for her in 1919. The tiara was really borrowed by Princess Beatrice for her wedding. However, her late Queen was frequently seen with the crown on her head.

The Kokoshnik Tiara

The late Queen Elizabeth's great-grandmother received this stunning tiara as a wedding present. Her daughter eventually took over, and finally, our late Queen.

The horseshoe brooch

Not long ago, Charlotte, Princess of Cambridge, was photographed sporting a stunning horseshoe brooch. This gorgeous piece of jewelry was probably a gift from the Queen herself. It has been noted that perhaps the Queen Mother donned the pendant for the initial time in the 1920s, although this has yet to be confirmed.

The Necklace and Earrings 

Royal family members have been accessorized for the past four coronations with these stunning pieces. This is because they were formally recognized as "heirlooms of the crown" by Queen Victoria when they belonged to her. Therefore, they are cultural relics handed down from one generation to the next.

Tiara with a Lover's Knot

This stunning tiara features a lover's knot pattern at its peak. Although its history is extensive, Queen Elizabeth has had this tiara since 1953. Afterward, the Queen gave the crown to Princess Diana. The circumstances behind Kate Middleton's acquisition of the tiara are unknown, but the fact that she has been spotted wearing the magnificent piece of jewelry suggests that she is now its owner.

Drop Earrings with Diamonds and Pearls

Recently, the future Duchess of Cornwall accessorized the late Princess Diana's dazzling earrings. The combination of a horseshoe and laurel leaves gives the item a unique look. In 1995, Lady Di wore it to dinner.

Grand Duchess Vladimir's Tiara

This magnificent tiara was acquired by Queen Mary from the family of Grand Duchess Vladimir. It was initially created for Dutchess but had to be resold due to high demand. The late Queen's grandmother is rumored to have acquired the tiara from a British trader who had smuggled it out of Russia.

The Engagement Ring

Prince William used his mother's antique ring to propose to Kate Middleton. When Diana was engaged to Prince Charles in 1981, he gave her the jewelry she had chosen as a gift. The mere sight of the ring is enough to capture your attention.