The wedding of 2011 has been announced! Prince William and Katie Middleton have announced their engagement. And to seal the deal, Prince William asked for Katie’s hand with his late mother’s sapphire engagement ring. A truly touching moment for all of the world.
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The sapphire and diamond engagement ring was created by Garrard in 1980. The ring featured an 12-carat oval Ceylon sapphire surrounded by 14 solitaire cut diamonds and set in 18-carat white gold. Some says that the Princess selected the ring because it was “the biggest” in a tray of rings sent by Garrard. However, the Princess herself said that the ring was selected by the Queen and Prince Charles.
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Sapphires are much more rare than diamonds. Sapphires are known to be beloved in Britain and its former colonies – especially for it’s royal blue color!
So you may ask, how can you get the Royal Look on your engagement?
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The Tiffany Platinum Oval Sapphire Ring! Need I say more? This deep blue, half-moon cut is a unique piece created by Tiffany & Co.. Just like the Royal Ring, it’s center piece is an oval sapphire and rounded by brilliant diamonds. Gorgeous!
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Wothington Jewelers also has a similar Royal Look, but with a circular cut sapphire surrounded by brilliant-cut diamonds. So breathtakingly blue!
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Too big? Rogers has a stunning sterling silver square created blue sapphire and diamond ring. A perfect “Something Blue” for your wedding day!
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Not a fan of blue? Try this brilliant yellow sapphire with it’s diamond halo. This look is similar to Heidi Klum’s Canary Diamond engagement ring!
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I love pink! The pink sapphire from Blue Nile is an amazing engagement ring. This look is similar to Nicole Richie’s engagement ring.
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Love the Royal Look, but want to personalize it? There are so many options to make your engagement ring make a statement of your own. Sapphire engagement rings are a dazzling pick that both Royals and Celebrities love!