Many little girls dream of growing up, finding their prince, getting married and living “happily ever after.” Every once in a while, the world gets to witness a real-life fairy tale play out as someone from the royal family finds their true love.
The excitement surrounding the royal union of Prince Harry to his beloved Meghan Markle has royal watchers everywhere abuzz over the tradition, pageantry and sheer romance of it all. But what comes before a royal wedding? A royal engagement — with an unforgettable engagement ring, of course!
Scroll down to learn about 3 iconic royal engagement rings, each of which inspired dazzling fine jewelry designs from The Bradford Exchange…because every lady deserves to feel like royalty!
Meghan Markle’s Engagement Ring
Prince Harry designed Meghan’s engagement ring himself, and with stones that carried a great deal of significance to him and his bride-to-be. The center diamond is from Botswana, where the royal couple traveled a few months before their engagement, and the two diamonds on either side of the center stone are from Princess Diana’s personal collection, making it truly priceless.
Love the look? Make it yours with the Royal Love Ring.
Kate Middleton’s Engagement Ring
Kate’s engagement ring is famously the engagement ring of Prince William’s mother, the late Princess Diana. It initially caused a scandal when Diana chose the ring for herself because it was not custom-made for her, but the engagement ring style quickly gained popularity as she established herself as a style icon. Now, it’s regarded as a beautiful and meaningful way of including Diana in Prince William and Kate’s life together.
Let sophisticated style sparkle with the Kate Middleton Replica Ring.
Queen Elizabeth II’s Engagement Ring
With the Crown Jewels at her fingertips, there is only one piece of jewelry that Queen Elizabeth II wears regularly: the engagement ring given to her by Prince Phillip in 1947. To create an engagement ring fit for a queen, Prince Phillip used diamonds from a tiara belonging to his mother, Princess Alice of Battenberg, which was given to her as a wedding gift. Over 70 years later, its understated elegance still turns heads.
Feel like a queen with the Reign of Romance Ring.
If these iconic royal engagement rings are any indication, the most memorable jewelry designs are those of heirloom quality with a whole lot of sparkle! Make sure to visit The Bradford Exchange Online to see our entire selection of women’s rings that are sure to steal the spotlight, and if you can’t get enough of the royal family, don’t miss our royal family tributes.
Which royal engagement ring is your favorite from this list? Which famous engagement ring is your all-time favorite? I’d love to connect with you in the comments.
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