After looking at the Duchess of Cambridge’s jewels on loan from the Queen, we are now looking at the jewels she wears that once belonged to her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana. The Duchess started wearing Diana’s jewels on the day she got engaged to prince William, and never stopped doing so. In the years that followed, she added more pieces to her jewelry box that were once worn by Diana. It is expected that this will continue in the future, as there still are many gorgeous jewels from the late Princess that never appeared in public after her death.
The list will be updated when the Duchess wears new pieces of jewelry that once belonged to Diana or if she wears pieces again.
Diamond and sapphire engagement ring
This ring is the engagement ring that was given to prince Charles to Lady Diana Spencer for their engagement in February 1981. The ring is made by jeweler Garrard, and came from the existing collection (it was not a special design for the couple). Queen Elizabeth paid a little bit more than 30.000 euros for the ring, which was made of a 12-carat blue sapphire, surrounded by 14 diamonds, and set in 18-carat white gold. After Dian’s tragic death in 1997, her possessions were divided between her two sons. 13 years later, in 2010, prince William took the ring with him to Kenya for his proposal to his long-time girlfriend, Catherine Middleton. A few weeks later he said in the engagement interview that he carried the ring in his rucksack for days before he finally proposed. He said that the ring was very important for him and that he wanted to make sure that his mother was with the couple on their special day by giving her ring to his fiancee. His bride, the future Duchess of Cambridge, said that she loved the ring and was very afraid of losing it. Since the engagement, the Duchess never stopped wearing the ring. She wears it practically every day.
These earrings were a gift from prince William to his wife shortly after their wedding in 2011. The original earrings were from the collection of his late mother. She wore them in a different setting, either as studs or two clusters of sapphires surrounded by diamonds beneath each other. The Duchess had the earrings adjusted to her taste and had the sapphire surrounded by the nine clear diamonds attached to a single diamond. The earrings are a favorite with the Duchess. She wears them very often. They are a very good match with her sapphire and diamond engagement ring.