Images are replica jewelry that might have been worn by the Royal Family, but not neccessarily.

Royal jewelry has long been a symbol of opulence, power, and cultural heritage.

These exquisite pieces, often passed down through generations, are not only valuable in monetary terms but also hold immense historical and sentimental significance.

Blake Asaad, founder of GOODSTONE, shares the 10 most expensive royal jewelry pieces, each a testament to the craftsmanship and artistry of the world’s finest jewelers.

RankRoyal NameJewelryValue (IN USD)
1Kate MiddletonCartier Nizam of Hyderabad necklace80 million
2Queen ElizabethGranny’s Chips brooch61 million
3Queen ElizabethCartier Williamson diamond brooch30.5 million
4Kate MiddletonDelhi Durbar emerald choker20 million
5Princess Katharina Henckel von DonnersmarckDiamond Tiara12.7 million
6Princess DianaGarrard ‘Swan Lake’ Suite12.1 million
7Queen Sonja of NorwayGarrard diamond tiara12 million
8Princess EugenieBoucheron emerald Kokoshnik tiara12 million
9Queen Mary ICartier La Peregrina pearl11.8 million
10Empress Farah of IranHarry Winston Noor-ol-Ain tiara10.6 million

1. Kate Middleton’s Cartier Nizam of Hyderabad Necklace – $80 million

This breathtaking necklace, featuring 38 sparkling diamonds, 13 emerald-cut diamonds, and a pear-shaped drop center diamond, is a true masterpiece.

Originally commissioned by the Nizam of Hyderabad in the early 20th century, it is now a prized possession of the British royal family.

2. Queen Elizabeth’s Granny’s Chips Brooch – $61 million

Nicknamed ‘Granny’s Chips’, this iconic brooch boasts two massive diamonds, estimated to be worth over $100 million.

It was a cherished piece of Queen Elizabeth II’s collection and a testament to the enduring legacy of royal jewelry.

3. Queen Elizabeth’s Cartier Williamson Diamond Brooch – $30.5 million

This exquisite brooch features the rare Williamson Pink Diamond, a 23.6-carat stone discovered in Tanzania in 1947.

It was a gift to Queen Elizabeth II on her wedding day and has since become a symbol of her reign.

4. Kate Middleton’s Delhi Durbar Emerald Choker – $20 million

Originally a gift from the Maharani of Patiala to Queen Mary in 1911, this stunning choker features 14 emeralds and diamonds set in platinum.

It has been worn by several royal women, including Princess Diana and Kate Middleton, on significant occasions.

5. Princess Katharina Henckel von Donnersmarck’s Diamond Tiara – $12.7 million

This statement-making tiara, featuring 11 pear-shaped emeralds and over 500 carats of diamonds, was a gift from a German prince to his wife.

It was auctioned at Sotheby’s in 2011 for an astounding $12.7 million.

6. Princess Diana’s Garrard ‘Swan Lake’ Suite – $12.1 million

Named after Princess Diana’s iconic appearance at the Swan Lake ballet in 1997, this suite features a necklace with 178 diamonds and five pearls, along with a matching pair of earrings.

It is a cherished piece from her personal collection.

7. Queen Sonja of Norway’s Garrard Diamond Tiara – $12 million

This stunning tiara, originally inherited from Queen Maud, was stolen in 1995 and later replaced with a replica by Garrard.

Its estimated value of $12 million reflects the craftsmanship and rarity of the piece.

8. Princess Eugenie’s Boucheron Emerald Kokoshnik Tiara – $12 million

Crafted by Boucheron in 1919, this tiara features a massive emerald in the center with smaller ones on the sides, set in platinum and gold.

It was worn by Princess Eugenie on her wedding day in 2018.

9. Queen Mary I’s Cartier La Peregrina Pearl – $11.8 million

This iconic pearl, discovered in the 16th century, has been owned by several royal families and historical figures, including Queen Mary I of England and Elizabeth Taylor.

It was sold at auction in 2011 for $11.8 million.

10. Empress Farah of Iran’s Harry Winston Noor-ol-Ain Tiara – $10.6 million

Featuring the rare 60-carat Noor-ol-Ain diamond, this tiara was worn by Empress Farah of Iran on her wedding day in 1959.

It is now on display at the National Jewels Museum in Iran.

Conclusion

“These royal jewelry pieces are not just valuable assets but also symbols of power, tradition, and cultural heritage,” says Blake. “They represent the artistry and craftsmanship of generations of jewelers, and their stories are woven into the fabric of royal history.”