Royal weddings are fascinating for everyone but royal engagement rings are the ones that have a dramatic effect on both consumer appetites and behavior.
Like, Megan Markle’s ring from Prince Harry sparked a renewed interest in three-stone engagement rings, which are a timeless design.
There are many famous royal engagement rings that are iconic. From stunning ring worn by Princess Beatrice to Kate Middleton’s all-so-famous halo engagement ring, each one has a cult following of its own. If you love ogling at diamonds and royals as much as we do, then let’s scroll through some of the best rings in the pages of royal engagement ring history!
Princess Grace Kelly: This graceful and beautiful actress had a stunning diamond on her engagement ring. Given to her by Monaco’s then monarch, Prince Rainier III, after their year-long courtship, the platinum ring had a stunning 10-carat emerald-cut diamond. The ring even had a Hollywood moment, as the princess wore it in her last film, High Society. Since Princess Grace’s death, the ring has remained in the internal collections of Monaco’s ruling dynasty, the House of Grimaldi.
Queen Margrethe II: The ring of Queen Margrethe, of the Danish Royal Family, is a unique ring. The ring has not one, but two beautiful square-cut diamonds. The diamonds are diagonally mounted on an elegant gold band. The two 6-carat diamonds represent the Queen and her late husband. Queen Margrethe has worn this ring since 1967, when she became engaged to Prince Henrik.
Queen Máxima: The Argentina-born Dutch Queen has a wonderful oval-shaped diamond set between two bullet-cut diamonds stacked on two diamond rings. Since orange is the color associated with the Dutch, it’s no surprise that Queen Máxima’s rings adorn yellow-orange hued center diamond.
Queen Elizabeth II: One of the world’s longest reigning monarchs, Queen Elizabeth married Prince Philip in 1947. Her engagement ring is a 3-carat diamond that is flanked by 10 diamonds that are smaller in comparison to the main diamond. Interestingly, this ring was made after Prince Philip’s mother gave him permission to dismantle a diamond tiara from her own personal collection.
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall: Before her wedding to Prince Charles in 2005, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, received an emerald cut diamond ring flanked with two baguette diamonds on each side. This ring also makes it to our list of famous royal engagement rings due to its history. The ring belonged to Queen Elizabeth II’s mother as she had received it as a gift on the occasion of Queen Elizabeth II’s birth.
Princess Beatrice: Belonging to the younger generation of the British Royal Family, Princess Beatrice married her fiancé in August, 2020. Her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, proposed to her in 2019 with a gorgeous diamond ring that was designed by him, along with designer Shaun Leane. The ring, which reflects “Victorian and Art Deco fusion,” features a round center diamond flanked by smaller diamond baguettes in a platinum setting. Unlike her sister, Eugenie, who got engaged nearly two years ago with an avant-garde padparadscha, Princess Beatrice’s bling is said to be inspired by her grandmother’s platinum engagement ring, which also has a large white center stone flanked by smaller white diamonds.
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