European Royal Families Who Own All The Pretty Diamonds

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Royals are almost better than the rest of us because their blood is pure (cousin’s love) and they have some of the prettiest diamonds to show the rest of us what it means to be royal. So, George Pragnell, a British Jeweler has created a very detailed infographic charting the shiniest of all the Jewelry.

1. United Kingdom

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The most famous of all family jewels goes to the UK.

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Queen Elizabeth has been seen decked out in her glory wearing one of the oldest pieces of the royal jewelry, St. Edward’s Crown. The crown was made in 1660 and represents the British royal history.

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Other items are the George IV State Diadem made with 1,333 diamonds in 1820 and let’s not forget the Coronation necklace that has 25 cushion diamonds. It is used only for the coronation of future queens.

2. Spain

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Even though Spain’s jewels aren’t as famous as their British counterparts, they have a history of loving Jewels and gold. They are kind of known for that.

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The Prussian tiara was recently worn by Frederika, Queen Sofia of Spain and daughter in law Queen Letizia on their wedding days. The tiara was made in 1913.

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La Corona Real is considered the symbol of the Spanish monarchy. It is almost 250 years old and rarely worn.

3. Sweden

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I mean did you even know that Sweden had a royal family? Of course, the Swedish know but do they actually need one? Based on their fancy jewels and their age, well they sure do.

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The Crown of Erik XIV dates to 1561 and was created by a Flemish goldsmith. The Cameo tiara was owned by Empress Josephine back in the 19th Century. It was gifted to her by her husband, Napoleon.

4. Netherlands

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If you thought that the Netherlands would tow the party line of expensive jewelry, you might be surprised to find out that their crown is actually made out of fish scales.

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The Crown is made with gems comprised of glass and fish scales. It is symbolic and was not made to be worn.

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But they make up for the fish crown with the Stuart tiara that is made with Stuart diamonds. It is one of the rarest diamonds of any royal collection coming in at a glittering 39.75 karats.

5. Norway

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Norway might be small but they are very rich with the sweet oil money and sparkling jewels.

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Green is definitely her color as she’s wearing Empress Josephine’s, Emerald Tiara. Of course, it comes with matching earrings and a necklace that makes herr eyes pop.

6. Denmark

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Christian IV’s Crown is a very old crown. It was made in 1595 and it consists gold, enamel, table-cut gems tones and pearls. It weights nearly 3 kg.

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The Danish Emerald tiara contains 67 emeralds and makes the 77-year-old Queen Margrethe II look even younger.

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