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November 1st, 2022 | by Editorial Team

All About Kate Middleton’s Engagement Ring

Celebrities are one of the largest sources of inspiration worldwide when it comes to fashion and beauty trends. Celebrity engagement rings are no exception. They provide couples with endless inspiration and ideas for their own ring choices. 

One fashion icon who never fails to impress is Kate Middleton. Even though it’s been a few years since Kate and Prince William got engaged in 2010, her ring has remained  the talk of the town ever since. The stunning engagement ring has an incredible royal  and romantic history that we will delve into. 

Let’s discuss in detail what makes Kate Middleton’s engagement ring such a phenomenon.

Kate Middleton’s Engagement Ring

Kate Middleton’s engagement ring is an oval Ceylon sapphire ring set in 18-karat white gold. The 12-carat sapphire is surrounded by an impressive 14 solitaire diamonds.  It has astonishing history, and it was once given to Princess Diana by Prince Charles.

History

The design of this ring goes as far back as 1840. A British Jeweler named Garrard was commissioned by Prince Albert to create a piece of jewelry for Queen Victoria, who was his future wife. It was a sapphire and diamond brooch. Queen Victoria loved the piece so much. She not only wore it on her wedding day but also up until her husband passed in 1861. Once Queen Victoria passed in 1901, it became an heirloom of the crown after she declared it as so. 

Due to being an heirloom, it was then worn by each Queen since, the most recent being Queen Elizabeth. Queen Elizabeth was seen wearing it several times throughout her life. 

Before Prince Charles proposed to Princess Diana, he selected a number of rings from Garrard to be presented to her. One of the pieces in this collection was the stunning sapphire and diamond ring. Charles picked it out because it reminded him of the sapphire and diamond brooch he often saw his grandmother wear. It was reported that Diana chose the bold sapphire and diamond engagement ring because it matched her blue eyes. 

Prince William revealed the reason why he proposed to Kate with his mother’s engagement ring was so he could keep her “close to it all.” It’s a very special and sentimental piece to him. 

The sapphire gemstone is commonly associated with royalty. It helps the wearer attract abundance and blessings. Sapphire can help protect against negative energy and has a calming effect on the mind. It can also help strengthen one’s intuition. 

If you are inspired by the look of Kate Middleton’s engagement ring, here are some incredible With Clarity alternatives.

Star Halo Sapphire Ring

Star Halo Sapphire Ring

This Star Halo Sapphire Ring is unique and elegant. A radiant circle of diamonds surrounds the center sapphire gemstone in alternating sizes. The pattern of smaller and larger diamonds creates a lovely star shape. The diamonds add not only size but also sparkle to this halo-style ring.

Milgrain Flower Halo Sapphire Ring

Milgrain Flower Halo Sapphire Ring

This Milgrain Flower Halo Sapphire Ring is perfect for any floral lover. The halo is shaped like a flower with round diamonds of the same size surrounding the center sapphire gemstone. On top of each of the diamonds, they’re framed with 0.3 carats of milgrain diamond accents. This ring has an overall vintage-inspired look, with a very soft and romantic feel.

Vintage Milgrain Oval Halo Sapphire Ring

Vintage Milgrain Oval Halo Sapphire Ring

If you’re looking for a vintage halo ring, consider this Vintage Milgrain Oval Halo Sapphire Ring. This ring is elaborate and highly detailed, with leaf-inspired metal accents on each side. These metal milgrain accents are studded with accent diamonds that build toward the oval halo.

Lotus Halo Sapphire Ring

Lotus Halo Sapphire Ring

This Lotus Halo Sapphire Ring is simple yet elegant. It’s full of sparkle from the larger accent diamonds that surround the center-round sapphire gemstone. The added sparkle from the surrounding diamonds makes the center sapphire appear larger than it is.

Split Shank Rounded Halo Sapphire Ring

Split Shank Rounded Halo Sapphire Ring

If you’re looking for a stunning engagement ring that will turn heads, look no further than this Split Shank Rounded Halo Sapphire Ring. The center sapphire is round, with a rounded square-shaped halo surrounding it. The halo is full of accent diamonds that showcase the center sapphire beautifully. The band is a modern split shank band.


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Our Recommendation

Despite how inspiring celebrity engagement rings can be, your engagement ring must be unique to you and your relationship. 

Finding the perfect special ring for yourself is exactly where ring customization by With Clarity comes into the picture. You have the option to Home Preview any two engagement rings of your choice. 

With Clarity also offers free shipping, hassle-free returns, and a lifetime warranty on all engagement rings. On top of that, you can get a free consultation with diamond experts to guarantee that your engagement ring shopping experience is a breeze.

FAQs

  • How much does Kate Middleton’s engagement ring cost?

Kate Middleton’s engagement ring is now considered to be priceless due to its extensive history. However, when Prince Charles proposed to Diana in 1981, its value was $37,500.

  • What style is Kate Middleton’s engagement ring?

Kate’s engagement ring is an oval Ceylon sapphire ring set in 18-karat white gold.

  • What size sapphire does Kate Middleton’s engagement ring have?

Kate Middleton’s engagement ring has a 12-carat sapphire.

  • What does blue sapphire symbolize?

Blue sapphire symbolizes loyalty, luck, and love.

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