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DOUBLE TAKE – HOW TO COPY PRINCESS EUGENIE’S ROYAL ENGAGEMENT RING STYLE
Yesterday Princess Eugenie announced that she is engaged to marry her long-term boyfriend Jack Brooksbank.
It’s been reported that Jack proposed to Eugenie while the couple were in Nicaragua earlier this month. Like Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, they are set to marry at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, in the autumn.
Having been together for over five years, the princess met the former manager of Mayfair club Mahiki while skiing. And it’s been quoted that the Princess Eugenie’s grandparents, the Queen and the Duke of Edinborough, were “very pleased and wish the couple all the best.”
Royal formalities and announcements aside though, what we’re really interested in getting a closer look of, is the engagement ring!
Princess Eugenie was only too happy to give us a glimpse of her stunning engagement ring, which contains a padparadscha sapphire surrounded by diamonds.
Named after the colour of a Lotus blossom, the padparadscha is a rare pink-orange sapphire and usually comes from Sri Lanka.
An oval sapphire surrounded by a cluster of diamonds, set on a gold band, the ring has a decidedly vintage feel to it and is incredibly reminiscent of her mother’s engagement ring, which had a red ruby centre stone. A beautiful choice that will no doubt inspire people to consider padparadscha sapphires in contemporary designs, we love that Princess Eugenie has opted for a coloured stone, and followed the increasingly popular trend! What are your thoughts on her engagement ring?
If like us you love the design, then you’ll be happy to know that we have our very own take on the royal engagement ring at Wakefields Jewellers!
This 18ct white gold ring is embellished with a 1.54ct padparadscha sapphire, and a cluster of 26 diamonds (a total of 0.41ct). An oval cut just like Princess Eugenie’s, this particular ring is a more affordable alternative, but equally as stunning with its deep orange-pink glow.