Meghan Markle engagement ring and wedding band- In November 2017, Former American actress Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, announced their engagement.
The pair and their May 2018 wedding received a lot of media attention.
Prince William’s now-wife, Princess Catherine Middleton, already received Princess Diana’s famed engagement ring. As a result, when the pair made their engagement public on November 27, all eyes were already on Meghan Markle’s ring finger.
The couple stood for pictures holding hands in the Sunken Gardens of Kensington Palace, where Ms. Markle was sporting a significant amount of sparkle on her ring finger while donning a gorgeous white jacket and nude-coloured heels.
She was wearing a three-stone ring, also known as a “trinity” or “trilogy” ring.
The exciting part here is that the three-stone jewellery piece was designed for his fiancée by Harry himself.
Moreover, Meghan Markle’s trilogy engagement ring has a cushion-cut diamond in the centre, surrounded by two smaller round-shaped diamonds on either side, in contrast to traditional trinity rings.
Harry purchased the cushion-cut centre stone diamond from Botswana, a country he adores and frequently travels to.
Whereas the two round side diamonds were reportedly from a brooch and were part of one of Harry’s late mother’s private collections.
Meghan Markle engagement ring carats?
The estimated total weight of Meghan Markle’s engagement ring is 3.8 carats. This also includes cushion-cut centre stone, which is of 3-carats.
What was the Meghan Markle engagement ring change, and Why Meghan changed her engagement ring?
Though many people may not have seen it, Meghan Markle engagement ring and wedding band has changed from the initial version of its creation.
Initially, the trinity setting was just a plain yellow-gold band.
Redesigned Meghan Markle engagement ring and wedding band was unveiled after the birth of her and Prince Harry’s son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten, in May 2019. The engagement ring had been changed from its former yellow gold band to a thin micro-pavé one.
Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand’s book Finding Freedom: A Royal Biography explains,
“The conflict-free diamond eternity band paid homage to the family of three with Meghan’s, Archie’s and Harry’s birthstones (peridot, emerald, and sapphire, respectively) on the underside of the ring.”