- Prince Harry designed Meghan Markle’s engagement ring.
- It features two diamonds from Princess Diana’s collection.
- It also has a diamond from Botswana.
- Markle showed off the ring in the couple’s first public appearance after announcing their engagement.
Prince Harry designed fiancée Meghan Markle’s engagement ring, which features a diamond from Botswana – where the couple holidayed in the summer – and two stones from his mother Princess Diana’s personal collection.
The three-stone ring has a classic yellow gold band and was made by Cleave and Company, according to The Daily Express, the Court Jewellers and Medallists to Her Majesty The Queen.
“Prince Harry has chosen a a trilogy ring,” Sophie Lomax, head of design at 77 Diamonds told Business Insider. “With two round diamonds supporting what looks like a 2.5 carat cushion cut diamond, the stones are set in white gold with the main band of the ring in yellow gold. A ring of this size and quality would generally start at around £50,000.
“The last royal engagement that came with a trilogy engagement ring was Sophie Wessex in 1999 to Prince Edward which features a round centre stone and heart shape side stones.”
Lomax added that the fact that Harry is said to have designed the ring himself with Diana’s diamonds make it a “jewel of inestimable value.”
Markle showed off the ring during the couple’s first public appearance outside of Kensington Palace on Monday afternoon after announcing their engagement on Monday morning.
Here’s a closer look:
The couple held hands as a reporter asked how Harry proposed, to which he said: “That will come later.”
However, he said the proposal was romantic and that he was “thrilled” to be engaged, while Markle confirmed she was “very happy.”
When asked by the press when he knew that Markle was “the one,” he replied “the very first time they met.”