We all know that the British royal family is steeped in time-honored traditions, such as engagement rings. These pieces of jewelry of elegant details are really impressive and tell a great story.
Below, we’ll show you some of the most famous royal engagement rings of all time.
Engagement rings of royalty
Kate Middleton ring: her beautiful engagement ring stands out for its important sentimental value, which makes it much more valuable. In addition, it highlights its unique and incredible appearance.
Kate Middleton’s engagement ring has a large 12 carat oval blue sapphire and is surrounded by a crown with fourteen diamonds. The setting is made of 18 carat white gold. Jewelers included small platinum beads on the ring body to make it smaller and fit the Duchess’s finger.
As a curious fact; Kate’s ring belonged to Princess Diana, William’s mother. The ring belonged to Prince Harry, but the moment his brother got engaged to Kate, he didn’t hesitate to give it to him for her to wear.
Meghan Markle ring: The ring prince Harry chose to ask Meghan to marry was designed by himself.
The delicate piece has a central diamond of three-carat cushion cut from Botswana. The stone is surrounded by two round diamonds from the personal jewellery collection of Diana of Wales. It is estimated that the price of diamond could be between £70,000 and £115,000. However, Meghan redesigned the ring a few years later.
Elizabeth II ring: The Queen became engaged to Philip in 1947 and the Duke of Edinburgh himself was the one who designed her engagement ring.
The ring of Queen Elizabeth II is a platinum ring set with eleven diamonds, another with a round shape of 3 carats that looks alone and five other smaller stones. Experts estimate the ring is likely to be worth around £207,000 and is made from a Welsh gold nugget from the Clogau St. David mine, which has also been used to make the wedding rings of Princess Anne, Princess Diana and Kate Middleton.
Camilla Parker Bowles ring: Prince Charles used the platinum masterpiece Art Deco to ask Camilla to marry him in 2005. The ring comes from the Collection of the Queen Mother.
The ring features a five-carat emerald cut diamond in the center, which is paired with a platinum gold alliance and three impressive diamonds on each side.
Princess Eugenie of York ring: The princess became engaged in 2018 to Jack Brooksbank. Her pink ring looks like the one her father, Prince Andrew, gave Sarah Ferguson at their engagement.
This ring features a large Padparadscha sapphire, a rare stone that has a pinkish color, surrounded by diamonds. Padparadscha comes from the Sanskrit word meaning “lotus flower”. And it is that the color of this stone, which comes from Sri Lanka. A beautiful work of art.
Sarah Ferguson ring: Prince Andrew did not spare expenses and bought Sarah Ferguson one of the most recognizable jewels of the British Royal House.
Sarah’s stunning and colorful ring features a huge Burmese ruby surrounded by ten brilliant diamonds. The stones form a pattern of flowers, giving name to the style: a cluster ring. The precious gems are arranged in a golden gold band and were crafted by the same jewelers who made the iconic ring that Prince Charles gave princess Diana.