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Meghan Markle 3 Diamond Engagement Ring – all the details

A huge congratulations to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their engagement. Announced on Monday 27th November 2017 by Kensington Palace, the news has our team here at The Diamond Store just over the moon. Both by the prospect of another #RoyalWedding… and, of course, our first glimpse of THE RING! Read on for a recap of everything you need to know.

Meghan Markle engagement ring

Read more about THE ring below…

When did Harry propose?

Harry proposed to Meghan earlier in November 2017, and the engagement was announced by Kensington Palace on 27th November 2017.

How did the couple meet?

Harry and Meghan met in the summer of 2016 in London through mutual friends. They started seeing each other almost straightaway. However, they kept the relationship strictly confidential until they were photographed together during their first official outing as a couple in September 2017 at the Invictus Games in Toronto (as pictured in main image above).

What is Meghan’s engagement ring like?

The ring is a 3-stone ring, also known as a trilogy ring. Prince Harry confirmed that the main diamond was sourced from Botswana and that he designed the ring himself.

Trilogy rings are a stunning and meaningful choice for engagements. The three stones represent the couple’s past, present and future life together.

We know from the happy couple’s BBC interview (scroll to bottom to watch!) that the two accent diamonds on either side of the centre stone come from the personal collection of Princess Diana, Harry’s mother. This makes the ring’s special meaning even more lovely and poignant.

The centre stone in Meghan’s ring is, we believe, cushion cut. Our jeweller estimates that it probably weighs between 3.50 to 4.00 carats.

The cushion cut is one of the oldest and most popular ‘fancy’ diamond cuts. It was extremely sought after from the late 1800’s to the early 1900’s. The fact that Prince Harry chose this diamond shape proves its timeless beauty and quality. Cushion cut diamonds are famous for capturing and reflecting a stunning rainbow of colors and shimmering with exquisite inner fire.

We believe that the diamonds in the ring probably have a colour quality between D to F, and the clarity VS or better. The ring’s band is yellow gold.

We estimate Meghan’s ring’s value to be about £150,000+.

Meghan Markle engagement ringThe stunning 3-stone diamond ring Prince Harry gave Meghan Markle

More about Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle is an American actress. She is famous not just for her role in the popular US legal drama, Suits, but also her humanitarian work for the UN as women’s advocate for Political Participation and Leadership. Her father is known for his work in the television industry and Meghan grew up in Hollywood. She graduated from Northwestern University after completing her Bachelor’s Degree in theatre and international studies. Previously married to Trevor Engelson, Meghan divorced in 2013. She is 36 years old, three years older than Prince Harry, who is 33.

How does Meghan’s ring compare to her previous engagement ring?

Meghan’s previous engagement ring, given to her by Trevor Engelson, looked like a princess cut diamond ring, probably around 2.00 carats in weight. The ring was set in either white gold or platinum, with smaller diamonds, also called sidestones, on the ring’s band.

Here you can see both rings compared:

Meghan Markle engagement ring

Comparing Meghan’s new and old engagement ring

Where can I get a ring like the one Prince Harry has given Meghan?

Don’t worry if you don’t have £150,000 to spend on an engagement ring. You can still get a stunning 3-stone ring with beautiful diamonds. Alternatively, you could opt for a cushion cut diamond only, without the accent stones, thus lowering the carats and the cost.

Here are stunning 3-stone diamond rings that follow the design of Meghan’s ring – click to view them all in a variety of shapes, sizes and prices:

Meghan Markle engagement ring

 

Classic 3-stone diamond rings

Meghan Markle engagement ring

Exquisite cushion cut diamond engagement rings

So when is the wedding?

Clarence House has said the wedding “will take place in Spring 2018”. We cannot wait… we’ll be getting our hats, bubbly and British flags ready for the big, happy day!

Watch Meghan’s and Harry’s engagement interview here:

The official engagement announcement by Kensinton Palace:

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