Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Royal Engagement Ring

Kate shows off the ring.
The ring on Diana's hand.
After eight long years of dating, Prince William finally popped the question to girlfriend Kate Middleton. He gave her his mother Princess Diana's engagement ring, a large oval sapphire surrounded by fourteen small diamonds, designed by former crown jewelers Garrard & Co. Back in the 80s, similar rings started showing up on the fingers of engaged commoners everywhere - will we see a resurgence today?

Similar rings are available on the Internet, like this $18,500 baby from

Personally, I'm a round-diamond gal and am not at all fond of colored gemstones in engagement rings, particularly large ovals. What do you think?


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