The Duchess of Sussex and Princess Beatrice’s engagement rings were especially designed for them by their husbands, Prince Harry and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi. Harry created a jewel for his then-fiancée with a special link to his late mother, Princess Diana, while Mr Mapelli wanted a mix between classic and modern styles.
Meghan’s ring features a large central diamond from Botswana, where she and Harry had previously been on holiday, while Beatrice’s boasts ethically sourced diamonds that originate from the same country.
Prince Harry spoke about the way he carefully chose all the diamonds in Meghan’s ring hours after his engagement was confirmed.
He told the BBC: “The ring is obviously yellow gold because that’s [Meghan’s] favourite and the main stone itself I sourced from Botswana and the little diamonds either side are from my mother’s jewellery collection, to make sure that she’s with us on this crazy journey together.”
Of the creative process Mr Mapelli went through for Beatrice’s ring, jewellery designer Shaun Leane told HELLO!: “He came to me and he knew he wanted a round diamond.
“He knew he wanted a modern classic; something that had a little bit of difference to it, that wasn’t just a classic that we see everywhere. That’s why he came to me.
“So basically, what I wanted to do with him – because he had an aesthetic for art deco and Beatrice has an aesthetic for Victorian – we fused the two and mixed an art deco element with a Victorian element to the ring so that there was a fusion of their favourite aspects.”
The Royal Family owns some of the most impressive jewels in the world, with engagement rings sparking curiosity among royal fans due to their invaluable emotional value.
However, one of the most popular royal engagement rings stands out due to its exorbitant price, according to a report.
The Duke of Windsor, who abdicated the throne to marry Wallis Simpson, proposed to her in 1936 with a 19.77 carat emerald ring by Cartier.
The jewel boasted a central stone with diamond baguettes on either side mounted on a platinum band.
It was engraved with “We are ours now 27 X 36”, a reference to the date of their engagement, according to Marie Claire.
It is estimated to be worth £1.8million in today’s money and considered to be, by far, the most expensive engagement ring acquired by a member of the Royal Family.
Kate Middleton’s sapphire and diamond ring from Prince William is further down the list, valued at more than £400,000.
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