Another heirloom is added to the royal jewelry collective now that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have recently become engaged.
Prince Harry worked with Queen Elizabeth II’s trusted jeweler, Cleave and Company, to craft a brilliantly meaningful ring.
The center stone is sourced from Botswana, a place significant to the couple since they enjoyed a camping trip there just weeks after first meeting. The ring carries a literal piece of the land as a beautiful reminder of the galvanized beginnings of their romance.
The two side stones were taken from Princess Diana’s jewelry collection which was left to Prince William and Harry upon her death.
Using life as inspiration for developing the ring, Prince Harry notes, “It’s incredibly special. And you know to be able to have this [the ring] which sort of links where you come from and Botswana which is important to us. It’s perfect.”
The three stone yellow gold ring is an instant classic and will surely influence many 2018 proposals just as Princess Diana’s velvety sapphire ring has done for nearly 40 years.
Congratulations to the Royal Couple!