COMMENT: By Daniela Elser

Jewellery has an unfortunate habit of creating strife in the royal family. In 1981, the then-Lady Diana Spencer raised the Queen’s eyebrows when she chose the largest and most expensive engagement ring – a whopping sapphire surrounded by diamonds – when presented with a selection from royal jeweller Garrads.

Then, in the run up to the big day, Diana found a gold bracelet engraved with GF, which was a gift for his former paramour Camilla Parker-Bowles,…

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