Every little girl has a dream to become a princess and to get all the splendor that comes with the title. And as time passes by, the harsh realities of not just living at the Buckingham Palace and having high tea with her most royal majesty bi-weekly, start to kick in. However, you can always check for the rings that the princesses have got on their engagement days.
‘Every gift from a loved one is a wish for your happiness.’
1. Diana, Princess of Wales/ Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge
Princess Diana is known as “The People’s Princess” and she was the first woman in the Royal family who picked her ring herself. She chose to have a radiant diamond eternity band of 12 carat that is the oval Ceylon Sapphire which is further covered by the halo of 14 round diamonds. This comes on an 18 K solid white gold band. Several people said that she chose this kind of ring because she got reminded of the ring given to her mother by her father.
This beautiful sapphire ring was passed down to her son, Prince William, after her untimely passing.
2. Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex
One of the most renowned royal engagement rings is of none other than that of Meghan Markle. This ring single-handedly has been set with around three stones engagement ring that got the trend around the world. Princess Diana’s second-born son, Prince Harry, proposed to Meghan in 2017 with a three-stone ring set in yellow gold.
This eternity ring comes with 3.5 carats elongated cushion center diamond that is again flanked by two round diamonds. The ring is from Princess Diana’s collection and you will see that the center diamond is further set with split prongs that too on each corner. Moreover, this will give the round stones a better boxy look that will complement the cushion center.
3. Princess Beatrice of York
Talking about the fresh face to the royal ring goes to the engagement ring of Princess Beatrice. She has got a 3.5-carat diamond ring that comes with six prongs and that is fashioned right after a Victorian-era ring.
4. Camilla Parker Bowels, Duchess of Cornwall
Camilla Parker Bowels has the five carats emerald diamond eternity band for her engagement. The ring looks pretty beautiful and features three flanking baguettes that too on either side of this showstopper ring.
5. Queen Elizabeth II
The ring that is rich in splendor as well as history is what the Queen owns. This ring was given to her in the year 1947 by Prince Philip, at that time Princess Elizabeth was bestowed with a three carats old European cut round diamond eternity rings.
The ring further includes five smaller accent diamonds that too on either side of the center stone. It was set in platinum and the ring is unique on its own and stands out among the other rings in the royal family. This is because the center diamond is set with around eight prongs instead of the classic six.
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