Kate Middleton engagement ring which she received months before the wedding and still wears today, will always retain a unique place in our hearts. Despite the fact that her bridal dress was absolutely stunning and well worth the increased expectations.
The Duchess of Cambridge continues to be remembered as one of the most beautiful brides in history. Every piece of her wedding attire—from her Cartier Halo Scroll Tiara and signature bouncy blow-dry to her Alexander McQueen dress and shoes is praised as the height of bridal beauty.
The Duchess’s ring was a sapphire ring, which was gifted to her, has great significance for the couple. It is because of the ring’s links to Prince Albert, Queen Victoria, Queen Elizabeth II, and, obviously, Diana- Princess of Wales, who once possessed it.
Back in 1840, Prince Albert gifted a brooch to his soon-to-be bride Queen Victoria. That brooch was designed by former and first Crown Jeweller, Garrard.
Queen Victoria cherished the gift so much that she continued to wear it after her husband passed away in 1861. By selecting the gift as a Crown heirloom in her will, Queen Victoria assured that it would remain in the possession of the reigning monarch.
Nevertheless, Prince Charles was greatly influenced by the magnificent blue brooch while choosing a ring for his future wife, Princess Diana.
This ring was a ready-made one which was inspired by the brooch given to Queen Victoria by Prince Albert as a wedding gift. Therefore, the ring was truly beautiful has a royal link to it, and matched Princess Diana’s deep blue eye colour. All these factors led the couple to select the ring.
Sarah Prentice- Garrard’s current creative director says, “It was said to be a strong influence on Prince Charles when he came to Garrard to purchase a ring for Lady Diana”.
It is unknown if Princess Diana kept the ring, or returned it when she and Prince Charles divorced in 1996. But we do know that it was given to her boys after her passing.
Then, Prince William gave the historical ring to the Duchess of Cambridge on their engagement. And Kate Middleton engagement ring is what she proudly wears on her ring finger.
How much is Kate Middleton’s engagement ring worth?
According to a study by Angelic Diamond’s experts the ring is worth about £400,000. This ring is the most expensive and famous in the whole Royal family.