Whether they are gestures of love or spoils of war, ancient symbols or the boldest of bling, the queen's diamonds are a treasure trove of history — as well as being one of the most priceless and beautiful collections in the world. Cursed,
The royal jewelry is never sold, it is simply passed down from generation to generation. Here, Queen Alexandra is seen in the pearls and diamonds that she passed down to her daughter in law, the future Queen Mary.
The tiara was made circa 1900 using four pearls that belonged to Princess Amalia of Soms-Braunfels, wife of Prince Frederik Hendrik of Orange, and designed to look like a tiara owned by Queen Anna of the Netherlands. Shown here worn by Princess Maxima.