Published On: Tue, Sep 14th, 2021

Kate’s engagement ring beats Meghan and Eugenie for priciest ring – The staggering sum


Prince William and Kate Middleton introduced their engagement in 2011, and royal followers have been delighted to see the engagement ring which as soon as belonged to Princess Diana on Kate’s ring finger. In the years since, a number of members of the Royal Family have gotten engaged, together with Meghan Markle and Princess Eugenie. But in accordance with jewelry specialists, it’s Kate’s engagement ring that will fetch the very best sum ought to it ever half with the Royal Family.

Daena Borrowman, Marketing Manager at jewellerybox, instructed Express.co.uk that Kate’s engagement ring might be price as much as a staggering £400,000.

Ms Borrowman stated: “The late Princess Diana’s engagement ring, now Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge’s engagement ring, is undoubtedly one of the most iconic and unique engagement rings of all time.

“Featuring a 12-carat oval cut Ceylon sapphire surrounded by 14 solitaire diamonds set in white gold, the ring was initially part of Garrard & Co’s catalogue of jewellery from which Princess Diana chose it.

“It is now worth between £300,000 and £400,000.”

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Kate’s iconic engagement ring has sparked a resurgence in recognition for sapphire engagement rings, in accordance with one other jewelry skilled.

Alexandra Michell, of Prestige Pawnbrokers of Channel 4’s Posh Pawn, added: “Coloured gemstones are becoming more popular again.

“They had their growth within the early eighties when Prince Charles and the then Lady Diana Spencer grew to become engaged.

“The ring, which is now the engagement ring of the Duchess of Cambridge, renewed a sales boom in sapphire and diamond rings in 2010 when the royal couple engaged, features a stunning Sri Lankan 12 carat cornflower blue oval faceted sapphire surrounded by 14 round brilliant cut diamonds and set in 18-carat gold.

“The ring worn in reminiscence of Prince William’s mom was initially valued at £28,000 in 1981; right this moment the ring is estimated to have an insurance coverage worth of roughly £300,000.”

Although different royal engagement rings may not be valued at fairly a lot, lots of the most up-to-date royal engagement rings are additionally price an enormous sum.

According to the jewelry specialists, Meghan’s lovely ring, which additionally options diamonds from Diana’s assortment, might be price as much as £300,000.

Ms Borrowman added: “Meghan Markle’s three-stone ‘trilogy’ or ‘trinity’ ring designed by Prince Harry consists of a large cushion-cut central diamond sourced by her husband, from Botswana.

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“It is very special because it is flanked on both sides by two smaller round diamonds that are heirlooms from her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana.

“The five-carat jewel was initially set on a simple gold band but has been updated to a slim diamond-encrusted band for a more contemporary look.

“It is roughly worth anywhere between £100,000 and £300,000.”

Princess Eugenie’s engagement ring, gifted to her by her now-husband Jack Brooksbank, can be regarded as price a six-determine sum.

Ms Michell instructed Express.co.uk: “Like her mother, the Duchess of York and her aunt, Princess Diana, Eugenie’s ring has a centre oval precious gemstone and this one certainly has not disappointed.

“It is a padparadscha sapphire surrounded by ten sensible-lower diamonds and two pear lower diamonds to provide an edge to the usual basic cluster.

“Padparadscha is the name given to the corundum gem that bears a mixture of red and yellow, a sort of cross between a ruby and yellow sapphire.

“This lovely gem is taken into account amongst the rarest and most respected of all of the corundum varieties.

“With its carefully faceted cut and the set off with the whitest of white diamonds, this ring could easily be worth over £100,000.”



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