Royal Engagement Rings And The Exquisite Stories Behind Them

Royal engagement rings hold a unique kind of depth, symbolizing a union that isn’t just about marriage, but also about the aristocracy. Not only are these gems highly valued, but they are also personalized and have intriguing stories behind them. From a King who stepped down from the throne for his bride to a commoner who rose to the position of Queen, these engagements make your average marriage look like a cakewalk. Read on to discover some truly remarkable rings and the even more exquisite stories behind them.

Meghan Markle’s 3-Carat Cushion Cut Diamond

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Meghan Markle’s engagement ring features a 3-carat cushion cut diamond in the center, flanked by two slightly smaller diamonds. The specially-made ring features two diamonds from Princess Diana’s collection.

The center diamond came from Botswana. Initially, her band was a soft, yellow gold. In 2019, the gems were reset, this time on a micro-pavé band. The stylish ring is perfect for Meghan as it is gorgeous but not over-the-top, as well as noticeable without demanding your attention.