5 Royal Engagement Rings, 5 Different Styles: Which One Are You?
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The Royals certainly know how to do it big and grand and there engagement rings certainly live up to the royal expectations.
If you have royal wedding fever, get some inspiration from these top five royal engagement rings.
Prince Phillip proposed to then-Princes Elizabeth with a three-carat diamond, surrounded by five smaller diamonds on each side. The Prince designed the ring himself and the stones were collected from a tiara that belonged to the Prince’s mother, Princess Alice. The ring still remains classic and timeless up to this day.
Diana, Princess of Wales and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Prince Charles proposed to Diana with a sapphire engagement ring. This ring is now being worn by Duchess of Kate and is referred to as the “Commoner’s Sapphire.” The blue sapphire has inspired brides all over the world.
The ring was created by royal jeweler Garrard and Co LTD and the ring features 14 solitaire diamonds which surround a Sri Lankan 12-carat oval faceted blue Ceylon sapphire. It is set in 18 karat white gold
The ring’s original value in 1981 is approximately £28,000 and is estimated to have an insure value of £300,000.
Sarah, Duchess of York
Her engagement is made of Burmese rubies and is estimated to have cost Prince Andrew £25 000. Her ring is an oval Burmese ruby surrounded with 10 pointed diamonds from jeweler, Gerrard. It is rumored that Sarah wanted a ruby ring to match her red hair. That’s certainly one way to personalize your engagement ring! Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex
Prince Harry designed Meghan Markle’s engagement. The ring has two brilliant cut outside stones which came from Princess Diana’s personal collection. The center of the ring features a large, cushion cut diamond from Botswana.
Prince Harry told BBC “The ring is obviously yellow gold because that’s [Marke’s] favourite and the main stone itself I sourced from Botswana and the little diamonds either side are from my mother’s jewelry collection, to make sure that she’s with us on this crazy journey.”
The ring’s estimated cost is £50,000 (AUD $87,556).
Princess Eugenie’s engagement ring features a padparadscha sapphire which is surrounded by 10 brilliant cut diamonds and two pear cut diamonds. The estimated cost of the ring is said to be £100,000 (AUD $175,112).
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