I don't think It is fair Kate receiving the best of Diana's jewellery,since she one day will probably be queen consort and will have one of the best and biggest jewel collection in the world ,though I personally prefer the Swedes'or the Dutch Jewel Box;those are JEWELS!!!
.So I believe Meghan should have received more important pieces.
The Dutch Royal family has a large collection of jewels.
The Dutch Royal family has a large collection of jewels. Parure's are an impressive part of that collection. Parure is
a large set of jewels with a tiara. The Emerald Parure is very famous. That it is an 'Emerald' Parure means that there are green gems in it
processed. After all, the color of Smaragd is green. For example, a Ruby Parure is a set of jewels with red stones (probably from England).
King George gave exactly the same Ruby earrings that MŠxima wears here to his wife in 1926 for her 59th birthday) and a Sapphire
Parure with blue jewels. The Groene Parure is very large and contains many components that are also combined differently
could be. The Tiaras, Necklaces and Brooches can also be worn alone. Not all jewels go so far back in time because
most date from the second half of the 19th century.
The story that is circulating, is that most Orange jewels come from Queen Anna Pawlowna
(1795-1865). She was married to King Willem II. The Grand Duchess of Russia, later Queen of the Netherlands Anna, received at her marriage huge amounts of gems from the immensely rich Russian Court. Almost all her jewelry, however, is inherited by her daughter and now disappeared from view through inheritance. While other sources state that her oldest son the later king Willem III had inherited all Anna's jewelry.
The jewelry collection of the Oranjes is known all over the world and is - with exception of some old pieces - of a fairly recent date. Many of the designs have been taken apart - often for technical reasons - and brought together via a new insight. Use was made of the available jewels and pieces that were purchased at auctions or were for sale at jewelers.
With regard to the jewels of the Dutch royal ladies, a distinction can be made between jewelery owned by a foundation, those that are family property and some purely private property.
The most important Oranje jewels are kept by special foundations, such as the Foundation Regalia of the House of Orange. Since 1963 the crowns of Orange, together with a number of other crown jewels, are no longer the private property of a queen or king. The precious jewels are passed on from generation to generation. Jewelry that is donated to each other within a royal family may remain private property.