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Engagement ring Lady Di: still hot?

Engagement ring Lady Di: still hot?

The ring prince Charles gave to his former fiancée, Lady Di, is probably one of the most famous engagement rings in the world. It was designed by jeweller Garrard and costed about 28.500 British pounds. It sat itself apart from the engagement rings of nearly the rest of the British Royal Family. Also remarkable: it is neither custom-made nor unique and was, at the time of her engagement to Charles, featured in Garrard's jewellery collection. The ring consists of 14 solitaire diamonds surrounding a 12 carat oval blue Ceylon sapphire and set in 18 carat white gold. It became a big trend in the Eighties and many brides-to-be were wearing a replica around their finger. Everybody knows a friend and/or family member with such a ring.

  • Entourage ring in platinum with an oval emerald and round diamonds From USD 5.500
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  • 1.00 carat solitaire ring in yellow gold with princess diamond and side diamonds From USD 2.110
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  • 1.00 carat solitaire diamond ring in white gold From USD 1.060
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Diana kept wearing the ring after her divorce and after her death it was part of the inheritance. Prince Harry chose the ring to keep her memory alive, while Prince William chose her Cartier watch. However, the brothers had a deal that the first one, who would be engaged, will give the ring to his fiancée. And that’s why it’s now around Kate Middleton’s finger. During a trip to Kenya, where he proposed, he hid the ring in his backpack. After the couple’s engagement, the engagement ring has become popular. Many copies have been sold. Colored diamonds and gemstones are very trendy this year and you can find a similar ring in our current collection.

Author: Thomas Vanden Bogaerde
Source: BAUNAT

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