Kate Middleton's Engagement Ring

The biggest news on the wedding scene broke yesterday, when Prince William announced his engagement to long time sweetheart Kate Middleton.  But the question on everyone’s lips was – “what’s the ring like??!!”

The Sapphire sparkler was owned by Lady Diana and William said it was his way of “‘making sure my mother didn’t miss out on today and the excitement, and the fact that we’re going to spend the rest of our lives together.

The ring is getting so much attention, there is even a Facebook Fan Page dedicated to it and early reports are saying that sales of similar rings have gone through the roof as women around the world try to replicate Kate’s ring!

The Garrard white-gold ring features a stunning 12-carat oval Ceylon sapphire in the centre, surrounded by a cluster of 14 diamonds. It cost £28,500 when it was first bought and was valued at £250,000 before Diana passed away in 1997.  Obviously it’s worth alot more now!!

On the market for a ring yourself?!  Make sure to check out our favourite Diamond Dealer in Ireland, Volatire Diamonds for your perfect Engagement Ring!

Ciara Crossan

Ciara is the Founder and CEO of WeddingDates and has a particular love for quirky & unusual weddings! Considered a wedding venue expert, lucky for her she has visited hundreds of stunning wedding venues all over Ireland and the UK.

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