On May 19th Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are getting married. With the latest royal wedding around the corner, we thought we would celebrate by taking a look at the most famous royal jewelry.
Meghan Markle’s engagement ring was designed by her future husband, Prince Harry. It was made using his mother’s (Princess Diana’s) diamonds, which means it holds particular significance to Prince Harry.
With one large cushion-cut diamond at the center and two smaller cut diamonds on either side, Meghan Markle’s engagement ring is simply stunning.
We had to mention the Prince’s mother, who we are sure would be delighted to hear the news of her sons soon-to-be wedding. She once made headlines when she wore The Cambridge Emerald Choker as a head bandeau.
While she wore the choker in an untraditional way, it looked absolutely stunning on her. The rich green emeralds and old cut diamonds were originally set in a necklace. The necklace is thought to be a gift to Queen Mary in 1911 from the Ladies of India, though the speculated origins have neither been confirmed nor denied.
It was later made into a choker which was gifted to Princess Diana when she married Prince Charles in 1981. Now, in 2018, it lays in the Buckingham Palace for people to see next to a number of other royal jewels owned by the Queen.
Queen Mary’s Rose of York Bracelet was given to her as a wedding gift from the county of Cornwall. Back in 1893, Queen Mary (then Duchess of York) wore the ruby and diamond cuff bracelet that had a detachable York rose brooch at the center.
Of course, it was a well-fitted gift seeing as the rose is the symbol of York and Queen Mary was marrying into the title Duchess of York.
Though we can’t all own royal jewelry, we can get close. Jewelry from Berganza and other antique jewellery stores offer a range of sophisticated rings.
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