Engagement Rings|Royals

Engagement Rings|Royals

Princess Brides: British Royal Engagement Rings Throughout History

We’ve rounded up some of our favorite engagement rings worn by royal brides.

12/3/2019 5:42:00 AM

We’ve rounded up some of our favorite engagement rings worn by royal brides.

From the Queen Mum to Meghan Markle, we’ve rounded up the engagement rings in the royal family.

II’s mother, who later in life was referred to as the Queen Mother or Queen Mum) a sapphire ring (which is something we’ll see given to Windsor brides again and again as we make our way down the family tree). The ring had diamond accents and was complemented by a Welsh gold wedding band. Eventually, she decided to swap out her engagement ring for a large pearl surrounded by diamonds.

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On September 26 Buckingham Palace shared engagement portraits of Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and Princess Beatrice of York with the princess’s diamond engagement ring on full display. It was the handiwork of Shaun Leane, a Mayfair jeweler known for his collaborations with Alexander McQueen. Jewelry aficionados everywhere immediately swooned.

Her sister’s sparkler also turned heads. When Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank released their official engagement photos, one couldn’t help but notice her blush-colored padparadscha sapphire ring. Surrounded by diamonds, the rare gemstone, which is known for its unique pink-orange glow and most typically found in Sri Lanka, bore a striking resemblance to the ring her mother, Sarah, Duchess of York, received from Prince Andrew in 1986. Of course the royal family is known for passing down family heirlooms as tradition, so a nod to the jewelry worn by her mother decades earlier seemed only an appropriate choice.

Royal engagements have offered many thoughtful ring moments over the years. WhenPrince Harry’s engagement to Meghan Marklewas announced in 2017, it was revealed that two smaller stones on her ring in fact belonged to Harry’s mother, Princess Diana. He included them as a way “to make sure she is with us on this crazy journey together.” Similarly Prince William reportedly carried his mother’s sapphire engagement ring with him in his backpack for three weeks before

asking Kate Middleton to marry himin 2010. (Minutes after Middleton appeared wearing it for the first time, jewelry stores around the world started getting calls from clients looking for something similar.)And what about the rest of the British royal family? Above, see more of the best royal engagement rings.

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