CELEBRITY ENGAGEMENT NEWS: A FIRST LOOK AT PIPPA MIDDLETON’S STUNNING NEW 4 CARAT DIAMOND CLUSTER ENGAGEMENT RING
Ever since she captured the nation’s hearts at her sister, Kate Middleton’s, Royal Wedding 5 years ago, Pippa Middleton has been not only a style icon, but arguably one of the most eligible ladies within the UK. Following a string of rumours about her love life, after having been photographed brushing shoulders with some incredibly desirable and aristocratic gentleman, it’s finally come to light that Pippa has said yes to her fiancé, and hedge-fund millionaire, James Matthews.
It’s been reported that James is said to have proposed to Pippa in the Lake District on Sunday 17th July, but she officially announced the news when she stepped out of her Chelsea home yesterday. Pairing her gorgeous white ensemble and brown accessories with bronzed limbs, a beaming smile and of course, the latest addition to her jewellery box, her stunning diamond engagement ring.
Said to be worth within the realms of £200,000 the striking 4 carat asscher-cut diamond cluster ring is set in an octagonal halo shape. Reminiscent of art-deco design, the ring exudes vintage glamour with an unusual contemporary twist. Made popular by Elizabeth Taylor, the most famous asscher cut diamond was the 33 carat Krupp diamond – later renamed the Elizabeth Taylor diamond.
Kate Middleton’s own sapphire and diamond engagement ring presented to her by Prince William is reported to be worth approximately £28,000, far less ‘blingy’ than Pippa’s affair. Though the history behind the ring, having been passed down from the late Princess Diana to Kate, makes the ring’s value priceless.
With talks already in process about their wedding taking place in 2017, there’s no doubt that following the striking beauty of Pippa’s engagement ring that the wedding will be one of the most talked about events in society since Kate & Will’s Royal wedding 5 years ago. If the ring is anything to go by, we can’t wait to see what dress she’ll choose!