Royal engagement rings, such as the likes of Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle and Princess Eugenie’s, inspire millions of copycats. Lorna Haddon, head of diamonds and jewellery at Beaverbrooks, analysed recent royal rings in detail, including their value.
She revealed Princess Beatrice has the most expensive ring, at up to £300,000.
Royal engagement rings – valued
“Beatrice’s fiancé Edoardo (now husband) wowed us back in 2019 with this stunning platinum diamond engagement ring, with its large central diamond framed by tapered baguette cut diamonds.
“With similarities to Queen Elizabeth’s ring, a solitaire diamond ring is a classic choice, offering a timeless finish with plenty of dazzling sparkle.
“Beatrice’s ring is estimated to be worth between £250,000 and £300,000. For a similar look, I’d opt for a Platinum Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring with stunning emerald diamonds on the shoulders.”
“Vibrant coloured gemstones paired with diamonds are becoming increasingly popular for brides who are looking for a statement engagement ring, and have been a key feature in royal proposals for many years.
“Eugenie’s engagement ring features a classic gold band set with a stunning padparadscha sapphire. The rare gem is nestled within ten brilliant cut diamonds and two pear cut diamonds to emphasise the central gem and create an eye-catching finish.
“The slim gold band accentuates the central piece and draws the eye straight to the gorgeous and unusual sapphire.
“Eugenie’s historic ring is estimated to be worth around the £100,000 mark, due to its rare padparadscha sapphire.”
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“She may have dropped her royal duties, but her ring is definitely still fit for royalty! Meghan’s stunning engagement ring features a classic gold band set with three dazzling diamonds. The larger central diamond is nestled between two smaller brilliant cut diamonds on the shoulders of the ring which emphasises the central piece and creates an eye-catching finish.
“Three stone diamond rings are a popular choice as the ring sits perfectly with a traditional wedding band and eternity band, and shows off a brilliant cut diamond to its full extent. The three stones are said to represent a couple’s past, present and future together – a romantic and meaningful gesture from the prince.
“Harry has followed in his brother’s footsteps and selected diamonds from his mother’s precious collection to create the truly intricate design – a tribute to Meghan’s unique individuality and style.
“Meghan’s ring is estimated to be worth between £120,000 and £150,000.”
“Rather than a traditional diamond at its centre, Kate’s iconic engagement ring holds a stunning 12 carat oval blue sapphire, which is surrounded by fourteen smaller solitaire diamonds.
“The sapphire and diamonds are set in a slim 18 carat white gold band, which accentuates the central piece and draws the eye in to the precious stones.
“A family heirloom, Kate’s ring once belonged to Prince William’s mother, Princess Diana, and has incredible sentimental value to the prince.
“Kate’s historic ring is estimated to be worth around the £300,000 mark. This 18ct Gold Diamond and Sapphire Cluster Ring (£3,600) is the perfect way to mirror Kate’s iconic style.”
“Pippa’s ring is vintage-inspired with a stunning asscher cut diamond at its centre, a traditional choice which is complemented beautifully by a halo of round brilliant cut diamonds.
“The platinum band is the perfect setting for showing off the breath-taking diamonds at their brilliant best.
“Pippa’s ring is estimated to be worth between £200,000 and £250,000.”
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