Kate owns ‘most valuable piece of royal jewellery’ – but Camilla has the ‘most affordable’


The Royal Family has an array of gorgeous jewels, but the most expensive piece of jewellery is currently in the wardrobe of Kate Middleton.

[L]: Kate Middleton in 2014 [R]: Camilla in 2012

[L]: Kate Middleton in 2014 [R]: Camilla in 2012 (Image: GETTY)

According to style experts from jewellerybox, this pendant was the Nizam of Hyderabad necklace, and it is the most expensive piece of royal jewellery in the world.

The experts said: “The British Royal Family’s Nizam of Hyderabad necklace, worth a staggering £66.3million, is the most valuable piece of jewellery currently owned by any Royal Family.

“It would take the average British person over 2000 years of hard work to be able to afford this necklace.”Kate Middleton in 2014 wearing the £66m necklace

Kate Middleton in 2014 wearing the £66m necklace (Image: GETTY)

The Nizam of Hyderabad necklace

The Nizam of Hyderabad necklace (Image: GETTY)

Charlotte White, the head of design at Europe’s largest online diamond jeweller 77 Diamonds told Express.co.uk that Kate’s jewellery choices are “impeccable”.

The expert added: “She has certainly donned some of the most prized, rare and valuable jewels in the world in her time.”

This gives an insight into how expensive the British Royal Family’s jewellery collection is.

The Princess of Wales loves natural diamonds, which explains why she wore the necklace in 2014.

Charlotte continued: “This was particularly noteworthy in 2014 at The Portrait Gala at London’s National Portrait Gallery.

“This was one of the times Kate has worn the Nizam of Hyderabad necklace, a magnificently opulent creation which saw her positively dripping in diamonds.

“Just the pendant section alone, which is detachable, incorporates 13 emerald cut diamonds.”

The experts from jewellerybox commented: “The world’s four most expensive pieces of royal jewellery, costing a combined £151.3million are all owned by the British Royal Family.

Queen Camilla wore this necklace in 2012

Queen Camilla wore this necklace in 2012 (Image: GETTY)

“19 out of the 47 most expensive royal jewels featured in this research are owned by the British Royal Family and are worth a staggering £199.1million.”

This Nizam of Hyderabad necklace is the most expensive piece of royal jewellery in the world, worth £66.3million, whereas the most affordable jewel is worth a lot less.

The experts at jewellerybox claimed: “The most affordable piece of royal jewellery is the British Royal Family’s amethyst heart necklace, valued at £50,000.

“Most Britons could afford this necklace after two years of working.”

The Queen Consort wore the statement piece at the film premiere of Skyfall in 2012.

The sautoir necklace consists of diamonds, amethysts, and pearls. It also has a big amethyst stone in the centre in the shape of a heart, as well as a diamond pendant.

The necklace was a wedding gift from Queen Alexandra to the Queen Mother, and it was clearly inherited by Camilla after her death in 2002.


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