Royal Engagement Rings! See How Princess Beatrice's New Accessory Compares to Other Stunners
The ring is set with diamonds "of the highest color and clarity," all of which are ethically sourced. With a mix of Art Deco and Victorian design elements, the finished piece was a collaborative effort with the groom-to-be very much involved.
Prince Harry put a ring on it! He proposed to Meghan Markle in 2017 with a three-stone diamond engagement ring that Harry designed himself.
The 12-carat oval Ceylon sapphire is surrounded with 14 solitaire diamonds and set in 18-karat white gold. When it was made, Garrard was inspired by a sapphire-and-diamond cluster brooch that was crafted for Prince Albert in 1840 — he gave it to Queen Victoria as a wedding present, which she donned that day as her "something blue."
Diana's ring was featured in a Garrard catalog, setting it apart from the usually custom made wedding rings for royals.
Prince Philip turned to his mother, Princess Alice of Battenberg (later known as Princess Andrew of Greece and Denmark), when it came time to propose to the future Queen Elizabeth. Princess Alice gave her son a diamond-and-aquamarine encrusted tiara that she had been given as a wedding gift.
Prince Philip worked with a local jeweler to repurpose the tiara's diamonds into an engagement ring featuring a brilliant-cut diamond solitaire with five pavé diamonds on each side all in a classic platinum setting.
Her unique engagement ring features a blush-colored padparadscha sapphire ring surrounded by diamonds...inspired by her mother's ring.
Prince Andrew popped the question to Sarah Ferguson in 1986 with a Burmese ruby ring from Garrard. The gem, inspired by Fergie’s recognizable red hair, was surrounded by 10 diamonds, forming on a flower pattern on a yellow gold band.
When asked about the ring in their first engagement interview, Fergie called the ring “stunning” and “red.”
“It’s something that we’ve discussed the last few weeks,” said Andrew. “And we came to the mutual conclusion that red was probably the best color for Sarah. That’s how we came to the choice of the ruby. Then the extra bits around the outside, we wanted something a little more unconventional.”
She received a classic two-carat oval diamond that features heart-shaped diamonds on either side of it.
"I never wore rings. My engagement ring was my first," Zara told The Telegraph in 2017. "Mike found it – I hinted what I liked, but he did it all himself."
Peter Phillips announced his engagement in Autumn in July 2007.
The three-stone, white gold ring features an oval diamond at its center.