Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi introduced their engagement on September 26, 2019. But whereas the glad couple have been all smiles, it was the Princess’ engagement ring that took centre stage.
The Queen’s granddaughter wears an attractive three-stone jewel on her left ring finger.
Maxwell Stone, diamond professional at Steven Stone, valued the royal sparkler at between £130,000 – £140,000.
It was designed by Beatrice’s then fiance, Edoardo, and British jeweller Shaun Leane.
The designer beforehand instructed Town & Country: “I believe bespoke should be a fusion of the designer and the emotions, memories and details of the collector.”
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Calling the ring an “absolute stunner”, Maxwell spoke to Express.co.uk about its design.
He defined: “A six-claw round diamond takes centre stage, which looks to be around 3cts.
“The spherical diamond shoulders two tapered baguettes, which supplies the ring a classic really feel and Art Deco-inspired look.”
For an added touch of “sparkle”, Edoardo also had small pavé diamonds incorporated half way around the band.
Unsurprisingly, the diamonds are VVS grade, meaning they have “miniscule inclusions which can be troublesome even for educated eyes to see beneath 10x magnification”.
“With this in thoughts, I might estimate the worth of this ring to be round £130,000 to £140,000.”
Steeped in royal engagement tradition, Beatrice’s ring does not deviate from any norms or protocol.
In fact, it bears a huge resemblance to two key royals.
“It is similar to Meghan Markle’s engagement ring, to not point out her Grandmother’s ring, Queen Elizabeth,” Maxwell revealed.”
Meghan Markle’s engagement ring, which is probably the most looked for royal engagement ring on-line, additionally options three beautiful diamonds.
The largest diamond is a 6ct stone sourced from Botswana, a spot Prince Harry associates together with his late mom, Princess Diana.
The two smaller diamonds that flank the big stone are from Diana’s private assortment, which attaches additional sentimentality to the piece.
As for the Queen’s majestic engagement ring, which she acquired in 1947, it’s a platinum ring set with 11 diamonds, a 3ct spherical solitaire and 5 smaller stones set on every shoulder.
Maxwell mentioned: “Queen Elizabeth’s ring is breathtaking.
“It is assumed that Prince Phillip designed the ring himself, with jewellers at Phillip Antrobus and co. utilizing diamonds from his mom’s tiara, which supplies it a splash of added sentiment.”
Yet, despite its similarity to Princess Beatrice’s, it is worth significantly more, an estimated £207,000.
“However, that is prone to enhance additional time, due to the exceptional royal who wears it.”