When Princess Diana stepped out wearing bold golden hoops and stud earrings in the 80s, a change in the jewelry scenario for the royal women could be smelled. There was an evident coming-out-of-the-box style that had stirred the uptight, quintessential diamonds and pearls world with the entry of the relaxed and modern minimal jewelry trend. Over the years, the royal ladies around the world have slid into the same pattern and have adopted more-relaxed and more-different jewelry styles.
Of course, they haven’t broken up with the luxe and extravagant heirloom pieces that have served generations, but with this fresh spin the horizon has widened and the jewels, like royals’ camaraderie with the common people, have become more relatable.
Let’s take a look at what the current royal ladies from around the world store in their jewelry boxes:
1. Kate Middleton
Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, is a member of the British Royal family who technically rose the fashion bar for every woman in the world. While her hands mostly carry the traditional ethos of Great Britain, her choice for other pieces of jewelry is reserved with the minimal jewelry category. In fact, amongst the queens of the world, she is the OG queen for wearing and promoting minimal jewelry.
She is a lover of earrings. And, like the women lineage of the British Royal Family, she is fond of her pearls too. From pristine pearls to simple silver, Kate’s collection of earrings is elegant and sophisticated.
Her Jewel Box: Luxurious and heirloom rings, range of elegant earrings and minimal pendant chains.
2. Meghan Markle
Unlike her sister-in-law, former actress and now the Duchess of Sussex - Meghan Markle mostly prefers to keep her lobes away from earrings. Whenever she does though, even the statement ones seem to stay within the boundary of minimalism. Courtesy to her pre-Royal lifestyle, she is an absolute fan of the minimal jewelry trend. She is often spotted stacking up gold bracelets and rings.
Her jewel box: Gold Minimal jewelry and quintessential pearls
3. Queen Letizia, Spain
Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano is the current Queen of Spain who has been winning hearts all over with her fresh crisp, feminine and graceful style. Just like the Duchess of Cambridge, she is a lover of earrings too. And, the world can truly learn from her various ways of experimenting with the basic elegant styles. Her pair of earrings have got a contemporary touch that complements her crisp style.
Her jewel box: Simple style with a collection of variant drop and dangle earrings championing different trends.
4. Queen Jetsun Pema, Bhutan
Queen Jetsum Pema of Bhutan is the youngest queen with the simplest style. Her jewelry is far from extravagance and is nearest to simple, traditional, and beautiful. The young lady is a fan of tiny studs, a minimal gold pendant chain, and jewelry covered in the traditional colors and aesthetics of Bhutan. Fun fact: the only queen with an official personal Instagram account.
Her Jewel Box: Traditional Bhutanese Jewelry, sophisticated tiny floral studs, and circular gold pendant chain.
5. Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Qatar
Queen Sheikha Moza bint Nasser of Qatar is a royal member who flaunts her love for glamour in the most elegant way. She, in no way, is restricted to the quintessential style of Royal jewelry and is an avant-garde promoter of statement jewelry style. The Qatar queen’s jewel box is where statement accessories and quintessential royal beauties juxtapose to build a collection.
Her jewel box: A hub of Statement Jewelry Pieces, pristine earrings.