HAPPILY EVER AFTER | Solitaire Magazine

HAPPILY EVER AFTER

From the right partner to the auspicious wedding day, the engagement business is not to be taken lightly. Many would agree, that the engagement ring, is one of the most important aspects of the union between the couple.

A symbol of everlasting love, promise and devotion, the ring could is a representation of timelessness to the couple. In the case of royalty around the world, precious engagement heirlooms are passed down through generations. SolitaireLuxe look to some of the most memorable, non-traditional royal engagement rings for inspiration. Ladies, it wouldn’t hurt to drop subtle hints to your special man of your favourite cut. The men, on the other hand, start taking notes.

 

1. Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton: 12ct sapphire ring surrounded with 14 diamonds

Engagement Photocall November 2010. #katemiddleton

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2. Princess of Monaco, Grace Kelly: 10.5-carat emerald-cut diamond accompanied with two baguette diamonds 

 

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3. Duchess of Windsor, Wallis Simpson: 19.77ct Emerald engagement ring by Cartier. It has a personal inscription ‘We are ours now 27 x 36‘ symbolising the day Edward proposed, October 27, 1936

Second design drawing for the Duchess of Windsor's emerald and diamond engagement ring, from CARTIER Archives
Second design drawing for the Duchess of Windsor’s emerald and diamond engagement ring, from CARTIER Archives

 

Duchess of Windsor wearing the engagement ring
Duchess of Windsor wearing the engagement ring

 

 

4. Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson: Burmese ruby ring by GARRARD JEWELLERS. It is said that the ring was chosen to match her red locks.