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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!

Kate Middleton’s Engagement Ring: Royal Rock Alert!

Official news broke last night that Prince William and Kate Middleton are engaged! And while that means true love for those crazy kids – let’s get on to more important matters, shall we?  HER ENGAGEMENT RING!

From Vanessa Minnillo to Jessica Simpson to the gtranddady of them all – Kate Middelton!?. My friggin’ head is spinning this week.

OK. So as of two hours ago, the royal ring has not been revealed. But you can bet your arse I’ll be on the lookout. What we know so far is that – unlike his father who proposed before choosing a ring – William popped the question with a rock in hand (good boy).

How do we know? The all-important looky-loo and the like spotted her wearing the sparkler over the weekend, according to the British press.

Will she choose an unconventional gemstone ring like William’s mum Princess Diana, who selected the now famous 18-carat oval blue sapphire ring?

Will I need a cocktail before noon while I wait for those pesky royals to release the details?

Better yet? Let’s bum rush Buckingham!!!

Stay tuned!