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Kate Middleton news: Prince William’s wife has £30k ring with link to Queen Elizabeth II

The pieces in the set could be worth a staggering sum of money, according to Alexandra Michell Gemologist Prestige Pawnbrokers of Channel 4’s Posh Pawn.

“The Duchess of Cambridge adds some sparkle to her gorgeous co-ord with a beautiful ruby and diamond cluster pendant and matching ring,” she told

“The ruby is set in white gold with diamond channel set shoulders and yellow gold claws, and looks to be about five carats.

“I would estimate the ring to be worth in the region of £30,000.”


The ring is also thought to come with a whopping price tag, the expert added.

She said: “The complementing all white gold, diamond and ruby pendant looks to show off a 2.5 carat stone, which compared to the deep red ruby in her ring, seems to slip into a pinker hue, giving it a lively flash of colour.

“I’d expect this to be worth in the region of £20,000.”

While the jewellery does not seem to be part of the royal collection, it has a regal link.

The expert explained its similarities to the Burmese Tiara which has been worn by the monarch over the years.

Alexandra continued: “The Burmese Tiara is a fairly modern addition to the Crown Jewels, in comparison to the extensive royal collection.

“In keeping with monarchical tradition, the Queen, Elizabeth II, made use of an existing piece and ordered a new Tiara with Garrard in 1973.

“She re-purposed a wedding gift from the seventh Nizam of Hyderabad, who had in fact gifted her a shopping trip in Cartier.

The jewel was a gift to the Queen and has been worn by the royal on many occasions.

The expert continued: “The gift in question was a flourished diamond tiara and necklace from the 1930s, but only diamonds from part of the tiara were used to make her new ruby diadem.

“The missing ingredients were a collection of 96 rubies said to protect against the 96 bodily afflictions and ward off evil, which were another wedding gift, this time from the people of Burma.”

The expert explained the combination of rubies and diamonds were seen on both Kate and the Queen and they have a patriotic meaning.

“The classic Tudor Rose interlinked with diamond and ruby sprays is a strong patriotic emblem,” Alexandra stated.

“The estimated value of this symbolic piece is £7million.”

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