From Queen Elizabeth's sparkling ring to Princess Diana's iconic sapphire ring, it's clear that the royal family has always had impeccable taste in engagement rings. Meghan Markle is now part of a very small group that gets to join them. Thanks to her upcoming wedding to Prince Harry on May 19, her jewelry is now a piece of the stunning collection of engagement rings of the royal family.
The former Suits actress has already proven herself to be stylish in general, just like her future sister-in-law, Kate. Remember when Meghan first announced her engagement and the coat she wore for the occasion sold out online within a day? So many people frantically searched for her fabulous garment that the whole website actually ended up crashing. But as much as we love all the elegant outfits she's worn since then, we have to admit we're more interested in getting a closer look at that fabulous engagement ring Harry used to propose.
Why Royal Family Rings Are So Valuable
Other than being an unmistakable part of history, royal family rings also carry an irreplaceable sentimental value, touching on moments that are close to the family members' hearts. Meghan Markle's engagement ring is no exception: the piece of jewelry features two diamonds from Princess Diana's collection.
"The ring is obviously yellow gold because that’s [Meghan's] favorite and the main stone itself is sourced from Botswana," Harry previously shared in a BBC interview. "And the little diamonds on either side are from my mother’s jewelry collection to make sure that she’s with us on this crazy journey together."
Back in 2010, William said, "[Kate's engagement ring is] 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 close to it all."
We can't wait to get a closer look at these breathtaking pieces of jewelry, plus more from the rest of the royal family. Scroll below to see some of the most beautiful engagement rings of the royal family, up close and personal!