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Kate Middleton vs Meghan Markle engagement ring: Which Duchess has the most expensive ring

By newadmin / Published on Friday, 12 Feb 2021 08:52 AM / No Comments / 8 views

, 39, joined the in 2011 when she married , 38,  in Westminster Abbey. , 39, joined the family in 2018 when she married , 36. The couple stepped back from their royal duties last year. According to one expert, Kate’s ring could be worth £150,000 more than Meghan’s.

Nick Withington, Managing Director or jeweller William May explained: “Kate Middleton’s engagement ring is the one that William’s mother wore and contains a central 12ct Ceylon Sapphire with 14 diamonds surrounding it totalling approximately 2.00ct. 

“The initial value is thought to be close to £50,000 but with the provenance and history behind it, the valuation would expect to be in excess of £400,000.”

Prince Harry popped the question to Meghan at his Kensington Palace apartment, where the two were roasting a chicken together.

In their first interview together, Harry explained that it was just a “standard typical night”.

How much is it worth?

The jewellery expert explained: “Meghan Markle’s engagement ring is a large central diamond thought to be a cushion-cut with a smaller (but not small) diamond either side and is said to be approximately 6.00ct in diamond weight with a valuation in excess of £250,000.”

When the couple first announced their engagement, the ring was thought to be worth around £120,000.

Nick added: “This ring is different from the one that she was wearing when the engagement was officially announced. It looks like Meghan has had the three main diamonds remounted onto a new diamond set band ring.”

Some fans have noticed her engagement ring has got an upgrade in the past year, with it now featuring just one large diamond on a thin gold band.

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