British Royal And Their Engagement Rings

We love everything royal, especially their remarkable engagement rings. Although, Queen Elizabeth II’s diamond ring and Lady Diana’s sapphire engagement ring are by far the most popular royal rings in history, there are many other equally stunning rings of royals that might inspire you. From the classic sapphire rings to iconic emerald ring, check out the extraordinary royal rings to take some ideas for your future proposal.

Queen Elizabeth’s Kashmir Sapphire Ring


Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon received a beautiful Kashmir Sapphire ring set with diamond accents from the Duke of York. Although, she abandon the ring in 1950s (the reason was not known), the ring is still a perfect inspiration for a glorious royal proposal.

Duchess of Windsor’s Emerald Ring


Wallis Simpson’s emerald engagement ring was as beautiful as her love story. King Edward VIII abdicated his throne to marry Wallis Simpson, who was an American divorced twice. He gave her a large emerald ring of 19.77 carats. Later, the ring was upgraded by Cartier in 1958 when diamonds were added to it a more opulent mount in yellow gold.

Princess Anne’s Sapphire Rings


This royal lady received two sapphire engagement rings. The first ring from Mark Phillips was a classic three-stone style set with a round sapphire in between brilliant round diamonds. For her second time down the aisle, the princess royal was given an unusual bezel set cabochon sapphire ring flanked by three diamond accents on each side. Although, the design was not very royal, it was a suitable pick for Princess Anne.

Autumn Phillips’ Diamond Ring


Peter Phillips, son of Princess Anne, presented Autumn Kelly with a brilliant diamond engagement ring. The ring has a large center diamond flanked by smaller ones on sides. This white gold ring was reportedly cost approx £80,000.

Duchess of York’s Ruby Ring


Another royal who received a halo diamond ring was Sarah Ferguson. Her beautiful ruby ring was a lovely compliment for her red locks. Like the ring of Princess Diana, this ring also had a beautiful colored gem in center surrounded by diamonds. Specifically, the ring has a Burmese ruby bordered by a halo of 10 brilliant diamonds.


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  • Reply March 22, 2016


    I do believe your credit of the first engagement ring given to Elizabeth, the Queen Mother (Elizabeth Bowes Lyon) has the wrong origin. The sapphire is one of the largest Yogo sapphires ever found in Yogo Gulch Sapphire Mines in the State of Montana. The sapphires are most rare and known for their clarity and purity of cornflower blue colour. The British Royal Family were partial owners of the mines for a number of years.

  • Reply May 8, 2016

    Miss Mac

    The Queen Mother was widowed in 1952 which may be why she stopped wearing her engagement ring as much

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