One thing that was hard to miss during Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s engagement announcement was Meghan’s beautiful engagement ring. The large diamonds sat perfectly on Meghan’s hand as she glowed with happiness. How much did Meghan Markle’s engagement ring cost? Here’s what we know about the ring Prince Harry gave her.
How Prince Harry proposed to Meghan Markle
Prince Harry proposed to Meghan Markle when they were at their cottage. In the couple’s engagement interview with BBC, they told the interviewer they were just enjoying a typical night at home, roasting chicken. “It was] just an amazing surprise; it was so sweet and natural and very romantic. He got on one knee,” said Meghan.
Meghan Markle’s engagement ring
Prince Harry chose only the finest materials for his bride-to-be’s engagement ring. The beautiful piece was crafted by British jewelers Cleave and Company, the jewelers for Queen Elizabeth, reports People.
“The ring is obviously yellow gold because that’s [Meghan’s] favorite and the main stone itself I sourced from Botswana and the little diamonds on either side are from [Princess Diana’s] jewelry collection, to make sure that she’s with us on this crazy journey together,” Prince Harry said during the couple’s BBC interview. “It’s beautiful, and he designed it. It’s incredible,” added Meghan.
Meghan’s engagement ring caused quite a stir
Many were so in love with Meghan’s ring that a replica was created. So now if you want a ring just like Meghan’s you can go online and buy one just like it for the low price of $40. The Royal Collection released a ring inspired by the duchess’ three-stone diamond engagement ring. The replica, which is called the Buckingham Palace Statement Ring, features three stones, similar to Meghan’s. One thing that’s different about this ring is that it doesn’t have a gold band like Meghan’s. If you would like this ring, you might have to look elsewhere. As of this writing, the Buckingham Palace Statement Ring is sold out.
How the British royal family feels about wedding rings
Among male members of the British royal family, wedding rings aren’t a big focus. The men choose whether they want to wear a wedding ring while the women typically wear a ring. Prince William received media attention once it was announced he wouldn’t be wearing a ring after his marriage to Kate Middleton. A statement was made before the couple’s wedding that Prince William would rather not wear a wedding ring. “There is only going to be one ring, in accordance with the couple’s wishes,” a spokesperson told People magazine in 2011. It was revealed Prince William isn’t a fan of jewelry: “He doesn’t like jewelry, and the Palace issued a statement before their wedding saying so,” royal expert Penny Junor told Vogue magazine.
How much did Meghan Markle’s engagement ring cost?
Although no one knows the exact cost of Meghan Markle’s engagement ring, some experts estimate the diamonds are worth more than $350,000 depending on the quality. “There is no way for anyone to put a value on the whole ring,” Michael Fried, CEO of Diamond Pro, told Money. “Having diamonds from the royal collection that Princess Diana wore makes the ring priceless,” he continued.
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