The Jewelry Insider

November 16, 2010

Jewelry hounds? Prince William gave Kate Middleton Princess Diana’s stunning sapphire and diamond engagement ring – and here are the pictures to prove it. It’s just the perfect sentiment. I think I’m getting misty-eyed.

Not only is Princess Diana’s rock the Holy Grail of engagement ring history – it’s actually on trend, if you can believe it. Diamonds are taking a back seat these days to gemstone alternatives. And, well, Kate has one whopper of an 18-carat sapphire gemstone on her hands. Literally.

Wasn’t it just a few years’ back the first baby pictures of the world’s new little Prince William hit People Mag (because that’s the only place you could find them back then!) Now look at him. Must be a bittersweet time without his mother here to share in his happiness.

In their first appearance earlier today since announcing their engagement, Kate was asked about the legacy of Princess Diana, and she expressed her sadness at never having had the chance to meet her.  Now? Kate’s got probably the most famous ring in the world on her finger as a reminder.  And the entire free world watching her every move.

No pressure.

Of course I wouldn’t be me without trying to find affordable alternatives for my fellow royal ring watchers. How about this one for starters…. 

Cheerio! And congrats to the happy couple!

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  1. Janet

    I loved the video where he says he walked around for 3 weeks with the ring in his “rucksack” knowing he would get in big trouble if he lost it… very charming, and nice post!!

  2. Jewelry Insider

    Hi Amanda. I just checked and the links are working for me. Let me know if you are still having trouble. Could have been a brief site maintenance issue. You won’t believe the price of that ring once you get there…:-)

  3. Anonymous

    That ring doesn’t look even close to Diana’s. QVC has the most accurate replica-a Diamonique one (not Kenneth Jay Lane), but for now it’s sold out.

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