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Wedding Diana's £50k ring worn by Meghan at wedding showed 'peace and tranquillity' after Charles

08:25  10 april  2021
08:25  10 april  2021 Source:   express.co.uk

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Diana, Princess of Wales et al. that are talking to each other: Princess Diana and Meghan Markle in aquamarine ring © GETTY Princess Diana and Meghan Markle in aquamarine ring

However, the former HRH went one better after the split. She adorned her ring finger with a new ring, bigger and more eye catching than the first.

The ring is a huge piece, a massive rectangular cut aquamarine stone flnaked with diamonds.

Diana is thought to have commissioned the piece for herself, inspired by a favourite aquamarine and diamond ring.

A big fan of blue stones in general, the aquamarine was a lighter, fresher look than Diana's deep blue engagement ring.

The piece, as a part of Diana's private collection, was left to her sons on her death to give to their future partners, went unworn for decades.

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a man and a woman talking on a cell phone: Princess Diana wearing aquamarine ring © GETTY Princess Diana wearing aquamarine ring

However, it was given a spectacular return to the spotlight when Prince Harry's wife, former-actress Meghan Markle, wore it to her wedding reception.

The Duchess of Sussex changed from her Givenchy ceremony gown into a Stella McCartney halterneck gown for her wedding reception at Frogmore Cottage.

The Prince and his new bride stepped into an antique sports car to drive to the reception.

As the newlywed waved to gathered crowds of happy Britons, she waves.

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The aquamarine gem sparkled on her finger, the blue an eye-catching contrast to her pure white gown.

Jewellery expert Charlotte White from 77 Diamonds analysed stunning bring.

She told Express.co.uk: "This aquamarine ring is estimated at around 30ct, and features two smaller diamonds on either side that create a stunning trilogy effect.

"It has a fine ocean-blue colour that is very sought-after, as this gem is said to bring the wearer peace and tranquillity."

a group of people posing for the camera: Engagement rings in the Royal Family © EXPRESS.CO.UK Engagement rings in the Royal Family

Charlotte valued the ring at £50,000, taking into account it's links to both Princess Diana and Meghan.

It's Mayfair price listing according to Charlotte, is £18,000.

However, 77 Diamonds could recreate the piece for £7,000, they claim.

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Meghan Markle, Prince Harry talking on a cell phone: Meghan Markle heading to her wedding reception © GETTY Meghan Markle heading to her wedding reception

Charlotte White analysed more pieces from Meghan's collection, including her engagement ring and numerous bracelets.

Two of the stones in Meghan's engagement ring are said to be from Diana's collecton.

Charlotte said: "The centre stone is surrounded by two round diamonds, estimated at just under a carat each. Allegedly, these stones are from Diana's tennis bracelet.

"The centre stone is a stunning 3ct diamond famously sourced from Botswana, one of the first places Harry and Meghan went as a couple."

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