Looking for some inspiration for your bespoke engagement ring? Some of the most beloved royal engagement ring designs may help you.
Royal weddings have always been grand events people look forward to. The venues, the crowns, the guests, the gowns and dresses. But before the grand wedding is the engagement, which means – royal engagement rings.
The prestige of royalty comes with going bespoke when it comes to engagement rings. They add their personal touch to heirloom gemstones or jewellery, symbolising a promise of a future together personalised to its intended.
We’ve rounded up 10 royal engagement ring designs that can inspire you.
Royalty and Their Engagement Rings
Some royalty went by tradition, using heirlooms, passing on engagement rings and remodeling jewelleries into rings. Others decided to go classic and simple with less complicated engagement ring designs. There are also some who proposed with customised rings matching their nation’s colours while others decided on a personal touch, matching the ring with their love’s name and hair color.
Queen Elizabeth II
Prince Philip designed the engagement ring from a tiara owned by his mother, Princess Alice of Battenberg. The square-cut engagement ring comes with diamond side stones and set in platinum.
Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge
It is not new to have jewelleries pass on to generations of royalty. Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton with the same ring his father has given to his mother Princess Diana. The engagement ring designed by Garrard is a 12-carat oval blue sapphire surrounded by 14 solitaire diamonds and set in 18K white gold.
Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon
Anthony Armstrong-Jones designed the engagement ring himself. The photographer proposed to Princess Margaret with a ruby ring surrounded by diamonds that is made to resemble a rose – the Princess’ middle name.
Sarah, Duchess of York
Prince Andrew proposed to childhood friend Sarah Ferguson with a ring that reminded him of her hair. The engagement ring is an oval cut Burmese ruby surrounded by ten smaller diamonds in a floral arrangement and set in a yellow gold band.
Sophie, Countess of Wessex
Prince Edward decided to go classic for his proposal to Sophie. He gave Sophie a 2-carat oval diamond engagement ring with smaller heart shape diamonds on either sides.
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
Prince Charles proposed to Camilla Parker Bowles with a family heirloom, a ring previously owned by his grandmother, the Queen Mother. The engagement ring features an emerald-cut diamond with three diamond baguettes on each side.
Queen Letizia of Spain
King Felipe VI proposed to Queen Letizia back in 2003 with a classic 16 baguette-cut diamonds set between two white gold bands.
Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark
Crown Prince Frederick of Denmark proposed to Mary in 2003. The engagement ring is an emerald-cut diamond with two ruby baguettes on the sides. The colors were actually chosen to match the Denmark flag.
Queen Maxima of the Netherlands
The engagement ring given to her by King Willem-Alexander is an opal-shaped orange diamond with two smaller teardrop shaped diamonds on the sides set in two outer bands. The unique color of the engagement ring is actually the national color of Netherlands.
Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden
Daniel Westling decided to go simple with the engagement ring he gave to Crown Princess Victoria in 2009. The engagement ring is a round brilliant-cut diamond solitaire set in a white gold band.
Engagement rings are a promise of marriage, a future together. Putting your thoughts and feelings into the design will make it more special. Matching the design with your partner’s style will always be the best option. You can find inspirations for your engagement ring in existing designs and just alter them to add a personal touch. Of course you can still be original and have your own design. Bespoke engagement ring let you have the perfect ring with sentimental value.
Monty Adams Jewellery Concierge will work with you in creating the bespoke engagement ring that will perfectly match you and your partner. You have the chance to choose the design, metal band and diamonds or coloured gemstones for your engagement ring.