The nation loves a royal engagement, and even more so, the glimpse of an engagement ring.
With both Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and Princess Eugenie and her boyfriend Jack Brooksbank tying the knot in 2018, it has been a big year for marriage – and jewels.
And everyone always wants to know more details about that special ring, such as how much they’re worth, and who they’re designed by.
Here’s the lowdown….
Princess Eugenie took inspiration from her mum Sarah Ferguson’s engagement ring.
Her boyfriend Jack Brooksbank popped the question in January 2018, with a padparadscha sapphire worth £100,000.
The huge rock is encircled with 10 brilliant cut diamonds and two pear cut diamonds.
Everyone was obsessed with Meghan Markle’s ring when she and Prince Harry made their first appearance at Kensington Gardens together.
Gemologist and Director at Pluczenik, one of the world’s leading diamantaires Grant Mobley, estimated the ring would be worth around £122,500.
He explained: “From seeing the pictures, I would estimate that the centre diamond is a slightly elongated cushion cut diamond, approximately 3.00 – 4.00 carats. The side diamonds are more than likely oval or round cut diamonds about 0.75 carats each.”
Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton with late Princess Diana’s ring, in a fitting tribute to his mother.
In 2017, the Duchess of Cambridge’s ring was valued at an eye-popping £300,000.
The ring is made up of 14 solitaire diamonds surrounding a 12-carat oval, so it’s hardly surprising the ring is valued so highly.
Prince Philip designed the Queen’s engagement ring himself.
It is a 3 carat ‘old cut’ diamond in the centre, with five smaller diamonds on each side.
According to The Metro, it is thought to be worth £200,000.
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