The engagement ring that Prince Harry designed for Meghan Markle in 2017 has not been seen in public again since May of this year, sparking all sorts of speculation about the motives behind this decision.
Jewelry experts like Joanna Wyganowska, reveal the deep sentimental value this piece has for the British royal family.
What happened to Meghan Markle’s engagement ring?
The design of Meghan’s ring was the work of Harry himself, who chose a large cushion-cut central diamond surrounded by two round side stones, estimated to be worth between £200,000 and £270,000.
But what makes this ring unique are the two outer diamonds, which belonged to the personal collection of the late Lady Di, mother of William and Harry.
It was Harry himself who integrated these gems into the ring as a tribute to his mother.
According to Wyganowska, coming from Diana’s jewelry, these stones have an incalculable sentimental value for the royal family, especially for William, her eldest son.
That is why the Prince of Wales could be concerned about the disappearance of Meghan’s ring, as it represents a very precious memory of his mother.
While there are various theories as to why Meghan stopped wearing the iconic ring, experts say that it most likely required some kind of repair or maintenance.
Being a piece that has been worn daily for years, it is normal that over time it would need some adjustments to the settings or its size since in recent months Meghan has lost quite a bit of weight.
The Duchess of Sussex could have also decided to keep the ring to avoid any damage. She could also have chosen not to wear it for fear of losing it at a public event.