QUEEN ELIZABETH, THE QUEEN MOTHER
Prince Albert, Duke of York presented Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (later Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother) with a platinum engagement ring featuring a Kashmir sapphire with two diamonds adorning its sides.Embed from Getty Images
HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II
In 1947, Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten (later The Duke of Edinburgh) presented Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) with an engagement ring that features a round three-carat brilliant stone flanked by smaller pavé-set diamonds.Embed from Getty Images
Prince Philip commissioned the ring from the London jewelry firm, Philip Antrobus. The diamonds came from his mother Princess Alice of Battenberg’s tiara.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
Margaret’s ruby engagement ring was designed by her then future husband Antony Armstrong-Jones, it features a ruby surrounded by diamonds in the shape of a rosebud.Embed from Getty Images
Princess Margaret and Antony Armstrong-Jones stand in the grounds of Royal Lodge on the day they announced their engagement on February 27, 1960.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
KATHERINE, DUCHESS OF KENT
Prince Edward, Duke of Kent proposed to Katherine Worsley (later Duchess of Kent) with an oval sapphire ring with a round of diamond on either side.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
BIRGITTE VAN DEURS (DUCHESS OF GLOUCESTER)
Prince Richard of Gloucester presented Birgitte van Deurs (later The Duchess of Gloucester with a coral and silver engagement ring. Prince Richard designed the ring.Embed from Getty Images
Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester pictured with Birgitte van Deurs as they meet the press after announcing their engagement in February 1972.
ANNE, PRINCESS ROYAL
Mark Phillips presented The Princess Royal with a classic sapphire engagement ring set between two diamonds.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
The Princess Royal and Captain Mark Phillips divorced on 23 April 1992.
Princess Anne’s second husband Sir Timothy Laurence presented her with a ring made of a cabochon sapphire flanked by three small diamonds on each side.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
BARONESS MARIE CHRISTINE VON REIBNITZ (PRINCESS MICHAEL OF KENT)
Prince Michael of Kent presented Baroness Marie Christine von Reibnitz (now Princess Michael of Kent) with a two stone sapphire and diamond ring made from stones that belong to his mother, Princess Marina.Embed from Getty Images
31st May 1978, Prince Michael of Kent, a cousin of the Queen, pictured at Richmond, Surrey, with his bride to be Baroness Marie-Christine von Reibnitz.Embed from Getty Images
DIANA, PRINCESS OF WALES
Made by British jeweller Garrard & Co, formerly Asprey & Garrard, the ring features a 12ct Ceylon sapphire surrounded by a halo of 14 white diamond. Reportedly priced at £28,000 at the time it was bought, it was hand-picked by Princess Diana.Embed from Getty Images
Lady Diana Spencer (later to become Princess of Wales) reveals her sapphire and diamond engagement ring while she and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales pose for photographs in the grounds of Buckingham Palace following the announcement of their engagement.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
SARAH FERGUSON, DUCHESS OF YORK
Prince Andrew designed Sarah Ferguson’s engagement ring himself. It consists of ten drop-diamonds surrounding a Burmese ruby. The Pricne chose the Burmese ruby to complement Sarah’s red hair.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
LADY SARAH ARMSTRONG-JONES
Samuel Chatto proposed Princess Margaret’s daughter with a vintage cluster ring. The couple married on 14 July 1994.Embed from Getty Images
SOPHIE RHYS-JONES, COUNTESS OF WESSEX
Prince Edward, the youngest son of Queen Elizabeth and The Duke of Edinburgh, proposed to Sophie Rhys-Jones (later The Countess of Wessex) with an engagement ring that features two-carat oval diamond and two heart-shaped gemstones set in 18-carat white gold. The ring was made by Asprey and Garrard, now Garrard &Co.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
THE DUCHESS OF CORNWALL
Prince Charles proposed to Camilla with a family heirloom, an emerald-cut diamond, originally belonging to the Queen Mother.
The Duchess of Cornwall’s ring is an art deco piece featuring a large five-carat emerald cut diamond at its centre, with three diamond baguettes on each side.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
The Queen Mother with the ring.Embed from Getty Images
Peter Phillips, son of The Princess Royal, proposed to Autumn Kelly (later Autumn Phillips) with a platinum ring containing an oval center diamond with more diamonds on either side.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
The engagement ring on Autumn Kelly’s finger as her engagement to Peter Phillips is announced at The Festival of British Eventing, Gatcombe Horse Trials in Cirencester on 4 August 2007.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
CATHERINE, DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE
Prince William proposed to his longtime girlfriend Catherine Middleton (now Duchess of Cambridge) with his late mother’s engagement ring. It consists of 14 solitaire diamonds surrounding a 12-carat oval blue Ceylon sapphire set in 18-karat white gold.Embed from Getty Images
Prince William and Catherine Middleton pose for photographs in the State Apartments of St James Palace on November 16, 2010 in London, England. The couple became engaged during a holiday in Kenya having been together for eight years.Embed from Getty Images
A close up of the engagement ring.Embed from Getty Images
Rugby player, Mike Tindall proposed Zara Phillips, daughter of The Princess Royal, with a custom-designed large brillant cut diamond and platinum ring with a divided diamond band.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
Zara Phillips and her fiance Mike Tindall pose at their Gloucestershire home, after they announced their engagement on December 21, 2010. The Queen’s granddaughter said she was left “shocked” but “very happy” when her long-term boyfriend and England rugby player proposed.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
MEGHAN, DUCHESS OF SUSSEX
In November 2017, Prince Harry presented Meghan Markle (now The Duchess of Sussex) with an engagement ring made by Cleave & Company using an ethically-sourced center diamond from Botswana in a solid yellow gold band.
The center stone is flanked by two round diamonds from the jewellery collection of his late mother, Princess Diana.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
After her wedding the Duchess of Sussex debuted a different band, a thinner, micro-pavé band.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex travels down The Mall in a horse drawn carriage during Trooping The Colour, the Queen’s annual birthday parade, on June 8, 2019 in London, England.
PRINCESS EUGENIE OF YORK
For his future wife, Jack Brooksbank chose a ring with a padparadscha salmon-coloured sapphire surrounded by diamonds and set on a gold band.
The design of the ring is similar to the one her father Prince Andrew proposed to Sarah Ferguson with.Embed from Getty Images
On the ring, Jack said:
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“Why I loved it so much is it changes colour from every different angle that you look at it, which is what I think of Eugenie, that she changes colour, and it’s just so amazing.”
Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank in the Picture Gallery at Buckingham Palace in London after they announced their engagement.Embed from Getty Images
Princess Eugenie wears a padparadscha sapphire ring surrounded by diamonds.
PRINCESS BEATRICE OF YORK
Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi presented Princess Beatrice with a 3.5 carat diamond ring by Shaun Leane. The round-cut diamond is flanked by four baguette-cut diamonds on a platinum band.
Shaun Leane says of the design:
“I am so honoured Edoardo chose to work with me to design the engagement ring for Princess Beatrice and to have been involved in this special moment in their lives”.
The ring is a fusion of Victorian and Art Deco designs and is accompanied by two additional matching bands.
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