A recent piece of research has found Kate Middleton’s ring the costliest engagement jewelry piece in the UK Royal Family. The study included a few of the family’s most iconic jewelry pieces. A professional compared and valued the jewelry of Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton, Pippa Middleton, Princess Diana, Princess Beatrice, and Camilla. As a result, the priciest ring turned out to be the one that belongs to Kate Middleton. Read on to know more about the royal family’s jewelery, including one of the costliest cushion cut diamond engagement rings of all time.
Kate Middleton’s Ring Grabs The First Spot
Her oval sapphire ring may be more iconic than all the other royal family engagement rings, plus it is the costliest of the lot. Princess of Wales, Diana chose that ring at the time of her engagement in the 1980s, and it has since been widely replicated owing to its one-of-a-kind blue sapphire centerpiece.
The jewelry piece is thought to have a value of $707,295, which is nearly $5 million more than that of Meghan Markle’s ring. Anyhow, Meghan’s piece has a sentimental value because two diamonds sourced from Princess Diana’s collection are set around its cushion-shaped diamond centerpiece. This is what makes it a part of the best-known and most-sentimental cushion cut engagement rings lists. The ring has two non-cushion diamonds that represent the couple’s past and future.
Diana’s Ring Worth Over $5 Million Above Camilla’s
The ring with an oval-shaped sapphire is worth over $500,000 above the ring of Camilla. The latter’s engagement ring belonged to Queen Elizabeth before Prince Charles gave it to her in 2005 in their engagement ceremony. The ring featuring an emerald-shaped diamond is worth around $180,000 at present.
The Research Regards Queen Elizabeth’s Ring’s Worth As $227,500
It may have that much value, but the jewelry piece is rather understated. It has a European-cut diamond at the middle, with smaller diamonds set around the centerpiece to boot. Prince Philip designed that ring, with diamonds from his mother Princess Alice’s tiara.
The researchers concerned also looked at the jewelry pieces of Princess Beatrice and Pippa Middleton. The latter got an engagement ring worth around $450,000 from her fiancé James Matthews during their engagement ceremony held in 2016. The former owns a round-shaped diamond engagement ring worth about $140,000 that her present husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, gave her.