Queen Wedding Ring

Queen Wedding Ring

Wearing the bracelet, in 1948 (left) and for her 2012 Diamond Jubilee portrait (right) Queen Elizabeth still wears her wedding gift. Recently, it got a rather prestigious outing when she chose to wear it for her official jubilee photographs. A lovely gesture to the guy that’s stood by her side for all this time, don’t you think? Click here for the rest of Queen Elizabeth’s Top 10 Diamonds. Photos: Leslie Field/Queen Elizabeth II/Royal Collection/Zimbio
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Queen Wedding Ring

Although it may not be Her Majesty’s largest piece of jewelry, it’s definitely rich in sentimental and symbolic value (and that doesn’t mean it’s not big enough for the rest of us!). Queen Elizabeth II’s ring is a platinum band mounted with a 3-carat solitaire diamond with five smaller diamonds on each side. The ring, which Prince Philip presented to Princess Elizabeth in 1947, is the epitome of understated elegance and class—and as one of the Queen’s most frequently worn pieces of jewelry, it has to be.
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Queen Wedding Ring

Charles, Prince of Wales, proposed to Lady Diana Spencer in February of 1981, presenting her with an oval-shaped blue sapphire surrounded by a halo of tiny solitaire diamonds on a white gold band. (She chose it herself!) Diana’s ring pick reportedly raised some eyebrows since it wasn’t custom-made, but rather available for general purchase in Garrard’s jewelry collection at the time. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, gave his mother’s ring to Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, when he proposed in 2010, keeping the memory of the beloved Princess Diana alive through the ring’s stunning beauty and symbolic meaning. Talk about timeless! The deep blue sapphire is just as brilliant on Kate’s ring finger as it was on Diana’s.
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Queen Wedding Ring

Queen Elizabeth still wears her wedding gift. Recently, it got a rather prestigious outing when she chose to wear it for her official jubilee photographs. A lovely gesture to the guy that’s stood by her side for all this time, don’t you think? Click here for the rest of Queen Elizabeth’s Top 10 Diamonds.
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Queen Wedding Ring

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, is married to Charles, Prince of Wales, the queen's son. Her engagement ring features an emerald-cut center stone flanked by emerald-cut side stones, somewhat similar to Angelina Jolie's engagement ring.
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Queen Wedding Ring

The head of the British Royal Family is Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom. Her 3-carat round diamond features 10 smaller diamonds from a tiara owned by her husband's mother, Princess Alice. The diamonds were set in platinum by London jeweler Philip Antrobus Ltd., and the ring is still frequently seen on QE2's left hand—along with her wedding band—even today.
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Queen Wedding Ring

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, gave his mother’s ring to Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, when he proposed in 2010, keeping the memory of the beloved Princess Diana alive through the ring’s stunning beauty and symbolic meaning. Talk about timeless! The deep blue sapphire is just as brilliant on Kate’s ring finger as it was on Diana’s.
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Queen Wedding Ring

The king's other brother, Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands, is married to Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands. She's constantly switching up what's on her ring finger, but it seems that the ring she wore on her wedding day featured a sapphire.
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After the wedding, the ring was remounted to replace the baguettes with round brilliant and marquise cut diamonds, totaling 2.12 carats. The ring’s estimated value is now $1.39 million.
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Yankees legend Joe DiMaggio gifted Marilyn Monroe a gorgeous platinum eternity band—complete with 35 baguette-cut diamonds. Well, technically it was her wedding band, since DiMaggio gave it to Monroe on their wedding day on January 14, 1954. And although their union sadly didn’t stand the test of time, this ring’s understated and simplistic elegance is exactly why the style is still popular today.
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The head of the Belgian Royal Family is Philippe I, King of the Belgians. The engagement ring of Queen Mathilde of Belgium, wife of the king, features an oval-cut ruby in a diamond halo with more diamonds on a thick band.
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Anne, Princess Royal, the queen's daughter, often wears a simple pair of gold bands today. But it seems as though her original engagement ring featured a sapphire.
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Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark, is married to Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark, the queen's son. Her engagement ring features an emerald-cut diamond flanked by rubies.
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3. Princess Diana Lucky Princess Diana, she got to choose her own ring from a selection presented by Garrard Jewelers when Prince Charles proposed. There are a few different theories on why Diana selected the 18-carat oval sapphire surrounded by 14 diamonds: the color matched her eyes, the Queen may have actually selected it, or as Diana was later quoted as saying, “It was the biggest.”
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Lucky Princess Diana, she got to choose her own ring from a selection presented by Garrard Jewelers when Prince Charles proposed. There are a few different theories on why Diana selected the 18-carat oval sapphire surrounded by 14 diamonds: the color matched her eyes, the Queen may have actually selected it, or as Diana was later quoted as saying, “It was the biggest.”
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Grace Kelly’s whopping 10.47 carat emerald cut diamond engagement ring from Prince Rainier III of Monaco is undoubtedly stunning, however, the Prince had originally popped the question with a much more modest ring. 
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The breathtaking ring, which now has an estimated value of $4.3 million, was later became the her character’s engagement ring in the film High Society specifically because she was never supposed to take it off.
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7. Sophie, Countess of Wessex Following in family tradition, Prince Edward also proposed with a ring from the British royal jeweler Garrard. He presented his bride Sophie Rhys-Jones with a two carat oval diamond, flanked by two smaller heart-shaped gems-the ring is worth an estimated $150,000!
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On June 24, 1953, John F. Kennedy proposed to Jacqueline Bouvier at a restaurant in Boston. And as legendary as the glamorous couple and their tragic story will always be, the unique engagement ring John gave Jackie will never lose its iconic allure. The Van Cleef & Arpels ring boasted a tapered baguette 2.84-carat emerald beside a 2.88-carat diamond with a stunning diamond open-halo setting. Ever the trendsetter, we’re sure Jackie made Camelot-era brides-to-be want an emerald-diamond combo on their fingers too.
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Whatever your opinion is of her, can we all agree that the ice on Kim Kardashian’s ring finger is almost too amazing? Kanye West proposed to Kardashian in 2013 with a dazzling, 15-carat, cushion-cut sparkler! Kanye reportedly went to great lengths to ensure the ring was produced completely conflict free with the best diamond possible. The result by Lorraine Schwartz is nothing short of spectacular.
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It's unclear if Nobile Elisabetta Maria Rosboch von Wolkenstein (married to Prince Amedeo of Belgium, son of Princess Astrid) has an engagement ring; on her wedding day, she only wore a thin gold band, which you can just glimpse below. (You may recall that Prince Amedeo gave up his chance at the throne when he married Elisabetta, a commoner.)
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The exquisite design features a three carat brilliant cut diamond as the center stone set in an eight claw coronet setting. The ring, which now has an estimated value of $144,000, also has four brilliant cut diamonds on each shoulder.
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The beautiful 18 karat white gold ring featuring a 12 carat oval blue Ceylon sapphire stone surrounded by 14 solitaire diamonds was handpicked by Diana herself. When Prince Charles proposed to Diana, he presented her with a selection of rings to choose from, and she opted for the now-legendary sapphire stunner.
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6. Crown Princess of Greece When Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece proposed to Marie-Chantal Miller, reportedly on a ski lift in Switzerland, it was with this ring featuring a family heirloom sapphire and a heart-cut diamond that was his personal touch.
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Charles, Prince of Wales, proposed to Lady Diana Spencer in February of 1981, presenting her with an oval-shaped blue sapphire surrounded by a halo of tiny solitaire diamonds on a white gold band. (She chose it herself!) Diana’s ring pick reportedly raised some eyebrows since it wasn’t custom-made, but rather available for general purchase in Garrard’s jewelry collection at the time.
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In her lifetime, Elizabeth Taylor married eight times (that’s a lot of rings!). But of all the massive baubles in the self-proclaimed jewelry fanatic’s trove, one of the most envy-worthy has to be the engagement ring from her third marriage to film and theater producer Mike Todd. He presented her with a 29.4-carat emerald-cut diamond, and the rock is so huge that apparently Taylor adoringly referred to it as her “ice skating rink.”
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Mia Farrow received a breathtaking engagement ring mounted with a 9-carat solitaire, pear-shaped diamond from Frank Sinatra in June of 1966. The couple kept their engagement under the radar for about a month, then were married shortly after at a hotel in Las Vegas by a Justice of the Peace. Unfortunately, the marriage lasted only two years, but Farrow’s pear-shaped sparkler has remained a staple piece in the lineup of history’s iconic engagement rings.

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