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The royal wedding: The ring

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on November 30th, 2010 0 comments yet. Be the First

Did you look at Kate Middleton’s (or Catherine as we now must learn to call her) engagement ring and think that is The Ring for me?

The royal engagement ring

As you are probably already know, the engagement ring originally belonged to William’s late mother, the Princess of Wales; who wore it even after becoming divorced from Prince Charles; and is one stunning piece of jewellery.

The 12-carat, oval cut Ceylon Sapphire is surrounded by 18 diamonds, set in white gold with a narrow yellow gold band, was selected by Diana from a selection of eight rings by Royal jeweller Garrard. The ring, which cost £28,000 in 1981, is now valued around £250,000.

Now us normal girls can’t afford to pay those sums for our wedding, let alone for one ring! Luckily, online shopping site QVC offers three extremely similar designs at more affordable prices for those looking for ‘the Willerine / Cathiam ring’ (we haven’t decided what to call the happy couple just yet).

Check out the designs below and happy shopping!

Photo credit: Anwar Hussein/ / Gallery images: QVC

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