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Princess Diana’s Engagement Ring: Still Influential

Princess Diana was one of the most influential trendsetters in modern history. Everyone loved her, and everyone loved her sense of style. So it is no wonder that Princess Diana engagement ring she received from Prince Charles was so stunning it started a wave of imitations that swept the world. And Princess Diana loved the ring so much that she continued to wear it even after the divorce, finally passing it on to Prince Henry after her death. Prince Henry, for his part, gave it to Prince William to propose with. Princess Diana’s beloved ring now rests on the finger of the future queen.

Prince Charles proposed to Diana in 1981, sending the world into a huge excitement. Instead of having the ring before he proposed, he waited and gave her several choices of rings by Garrard Jewellers. He wanted to give Diana time to think about her decision, but she made up her mind immediately. Diana caused quite a scandal by choosing one that was available to the general public out of the Garrard catalogue. Most engagement rings the Royal family chose were custom made, and the value of the ring was kept secret. Because Princess Diana engagement ring was available to the general public, everyone instantly knew how much it was. And anyone could buy it, assuming, of course, that they had the 28,000 British Pounds it cost to buy it.

Princess Diana engagement ring became so popular so quickly partly because of who was wearing it, and partly because it was an amazingly beautiful ring. It was an 18-carat sapphire surrounded by 14 diamonds. The sapphire alone today is worth more than most people see in a lifetime, and the sentimental value of the ring makes it priceless.

Now Kate Middelton is wearing Princess Diana engagement ring, and with her engagement, the whole cycle started over again. Jewellers around the world were overwhelmed by demands for sapphire engagement rings that looked just like Kate’s.

Princess Diana, even many years after her death, still inspires us all with her impeccable fashion sense. And Princess Diana engagement ring is still one of the most famous pieces of jewellery in the world.

Posted on November 21, 2011 by Admin