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Iconic Royal Engagement Rings We Love

Empress Diamonds - Sunday, December 30, 2018

For the Royal Family, a proposal isn't complete without a stunning diamond engagement ring. Whenever a member of the royal family gets engaged, all eyes are on the ring. From the Duchess of Sussex's beautiful three-stone diamond ring to Princess Diana's famous sapphire, here's a look at some of the most iconic royal engagement rings you can take your cue from!

Queen Elizabeth II

Prince Philip proposed to Queen Elizabeth with an elegant three carat diamond ring flanked by five smaller diamonds on each side. Prince Philip was involved in the design of the ring and wanted to add a sentimental touch to it by adding diamonds that once belonged to his mother, Princess Alice of Battenberg’s tiara. To this day, the Queen wears it together with her Welsh gold wedding band.

Princess Mary of Denmark

Princess Mary's diamond ring is flanked by two ruby baguettes to match the national colours of Denmark. It's a sweet design that pays homage to the country and is reportedly worth AUD $18,034.95.

The Duchess of Cambridge

The Duchess of Cambridge's stunning diamond engagement ring is an oval 12-carat Ceylon sapphire surrounded by a cluster of 14 solitaire diamonds. And, as you guessed, it once belonged to Prince William's mother, Princess Diana. This sweet gesture is said to be the Prince's way of keeping Princess Diana close. The ring was worth AUD $540,943.54 in 2014.

Princess Diana of Wales

The ring that the Duchess of Cambridge wears today was first owned by Princess Diana. Costing AUD $51,382.00 at the time, Prince Charles didn't actually present the ring when he proposed but instead let Princess Diana choose from several options. Her choice of the 12-carat Ceylon sapphire ring is now undoubtedly one of the most famous engagement rings of all time.

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden

Daniel Westling proposed to Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden (who will be queen someday) with a brilliant-cut diamond solitaire set in white gold. Said to be designed by the official court jewellers of King Carl XVI Gustaf, it's a simple and classic diamond engagement ring that will surely make for a beautiful family heirloom someday.

Duchess of Sussex

The Duchess of Sussex received a beautiful three-stone diamond engagement ring set on a yellow gold band. The two stones on the side of the ring are from late Princess Diana's jewellery collection, while the centre diamond was ethically sourced from Botswana. Traditionally, three-stone rings are said to represent the past, present, and future. The Duchess' ring quickly became one of the top engagement ring styles of 2017.

Queen Maxima of the Netherlands

Queen Maxima's oval-cut diamond engagement ring features a unique colour—orange, which is the historic national colour of the Netherlands.

 

Grace Kelly of Monaco

When Prince Rainier III of Monaco proposed to American actress Grace Kelly, he originally presented her with a stunning ruby and diamond eternity ring by Cartier. But after seeing other Hollywood actresses with larger diamond engagement rings, the prince decided to step things up with a 12-carat emerald cut diamond flanked by two baguettes (also made by Cartier).

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