The top 5 most breathtakingly beautiful royal engagement rings

It’s not a royal proposal without the memorable moment being accompanied by an extraordinary diamond engagement ring. When a member of the royal family gets down on one knee they assure the one-of-a-kind engagement involves a remarkable diamond ring. From actress, Meghan Markle’s beautiful trilogy diamond ring to Grace Kelly’s extraordinary emerald-cut diamond flanked by two baguettes we simply can’t get enough of the royals and their engagement rings. Here’s a list of the top 5 breathtakingly beautiful engagement rings from the royal jewellery collection:

PRINCE HARRY’S RING TO MEGHAN

PRINCE HARRY’S RING TO MEGHAN | CAPE TOWN DIAMOND MUSEUM

The two diamonds on the side of Meghan’s ring are from late Princess Diana’s jewellery collection.

Prince Harry made sure American actress, Meghan wasn’t going to forget the sentimental engagement he planned for her at the couple’s Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace. The former party-loving royal got down on one knee and proposed to the Suits star with a beautiful yellow gold diamond trilogy ring. The two diamonds on the side of the ring are from late Princess Diana’s jewellery collection, while the main diamond was ethically sourced from Botswana. The memorable trilogy engagement ring represents the past, present and future and is one of the top 10 style engagement rings of 2017.

QUEEN ELIZABETH’S ELEGANT RING

QUEEN ELIZABETH’S ELEGANT RING | CAPE TOWN DIAMOND MUSEUM

The diamond ring has a three-carat diamond flanked on each side by five smaller diamonds.

In 1947 Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten proposed to Queen Elizabeth with an elegant and classic diamond engagement ring. The exquisite platinum ring showcases a three-carat diamond flanked on each side by five smaller diamonds. Before he planned the proposal, Prince Philip put a lot of thought into the design of the ring; to add sentimental value to the engagement ring he included a series of diamonds from a tiara his mother, Princess Alice wore back in the day. The ring is truly a remarkable piece of jewellery that most certainly ads to the Queen’s diamond collection.

KATE MIDDLETON’S BLUE SAPPHIRE

KATE MIDDLETON’S BLUE SAPPHIRE | CAPE TOWN DIAMOND MUSEUM

Kate’s engagement ring once belonged to Prince William’s mother, Princess Diana.

The Duchess of Cambridge’s extraordinary engagement ring is an 18-carat blue sapphire and diamond engagement ring that once belonged to Prince William’s mother, Princess Diana. “It’s my mother’s engagement ring. So I thought it was quite nice because obviously, she’s not going to be around to share any of the fun and excitement of it all – this was my way of keeping her sort of close to it all,” says Prince William. There’s no denying Kate Middleton has the ability to make any royal jewellery item look extraordinary. The family heirloom is worth an estimated R1.5 million, making it one of the most expensive and sentimental engagement rings of all time.

PRINCESS CHARLENE’S DIAMOND RING

PRINCESS CHARLENE’S DIAMOND RING | CAPE TOWN DIAMOND MUSEUM

Prince Albert proposed with a beautiful three-carat pear-shaped diamond with brilliant cut diamonds embellishing on the side.

Prince Albert proposed to South African beauty, Charlene Wittstock with a breathtakingly beautiful three-carat pear-shaped diamond with brilliant cut diamonds embellishing on the side. Today, Princess Charlene of Monaco and her husband are proud parents of beautiful twins named, Gabriella Thérèse Marie and Jacques Honoré Rainier.

GRACE KELLY’S EMERALD-CUT

GRACE KELLY’S EMERALD-CUT | CAPE TOWN DIAMOND MUSEUM

Prince Rainier III of Monaco gave Grace Kelly a 10.5-carat emerald-cut diamond flanked by two baguettes.

When Prince Rainier III of Monaco proposed to the beautiful Grace Kelly he popped the question with a rubies and diamonds eternity band. But, after seeing other Hollywood stars with larger diamond engagement rings the royal prince decided to opt for a 10.5-carat emerald-cut diamond flanked by two baguettes. There’s no denying the exquisite ring was a showstopper.

Once again, the royal family proves a diamond engagement ring is more than a piece of jewellery; a diamond ring symbolises love, unity and devotion. Like many engagement rings the diamond not only lasts forever, but the gemstone also holds a lot of sentimental value. Each royal engagement ring is truly an extraordinary jewellery item they will be able to pass on from one generation to the next.