Kate Middleton’s most distinguishable piece of jewellery has a hefty price tag

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Kate Middleton and Princess Diana’s engagement ring is worth HOW MUCH? Value of the royal blue sapphire and diamond ring sky rockets in value

Kate Middleton’s most distinguishable piece of jewellery has a hefty price tag.

William proposed to Kate with Princess Diana's engagement ringWilliam proposed to Kate with Princess Diana's engagement ring
William proposed to Kate with Princess Diana’s engagement ring

When Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton at the foothills of Mount Kenya, the royal used his late mother’s engagement ring to pop the question.
Princess Diana was gifted the extravagant item of jewellery by Wills’ father, Prince Charles, in 1981.
And now, 36 years later, the stand-out accessory is worth a staggering amount of money.
In 2017, the Duchess of Cambridge’s ring is valued at an eye-popping £300,000.

Kate Middleton has Princess Diana's engagement ring [Getty]
Kate Middleton has Princess Diana’s engagement ring [Getty]

Which is a lot more than the average person spends on an engagement ring, as we’re sure you can guess.
The ring is made up of 14 solitaire diamonds surrounding a 12-carat oval, so it’s hardly surprising the ring is valued so highly.

But when Prince Charles first bought the presented number, it was valued at £28,500.
Which in relative value for the time, would have been an over £100,00 according to Bank Of England’s inflation currency converter.

Kate Middleton is always seen wearing her engagement ring [Getty]
Kate Middleton is always seen wearing her engagement ring [Getty]

In true Diana style, she was actually the one who chose the famous ring back in 1981, not her then-fiancé.
She chose it from a selection of rings shown to her by then crown jewellers Garrard of Mayfair.

Diana opted for one a design the public could also buy – unusually it wasn’t custom made.
But before being passed on to William, it was initially Prince Harry who was in possession of iconic ring.

However Harry, who is thought to be planning a proposal to Meghan Markle, chose the iconic engagement ring, and William his mother’s Cartier watch as keepsakes after her tragic death in 1997, a source told the Daily Star.

The Duchess of Cambridge stepped out for a solo engagement on Tuesday night - attending the National Portrait Gallery's 2017 Portrait Gala. Kate, who was attending in her role as patron of the iconic London museum, looked stunning on her official night out. She kicked off the event with a reception, where she viewed the newest exhibitions, followed by the gala dinner. Kate, 35, had the chance to mingle with a selection of guests, many of whom will have contributed to this important event. She was also introduced to Richard Found and Jane Suitor, fellow parents from Thomas's school in Battersea, where Prince George is due to start in September. "We were chatting about Thomas's, the school George will be going to," said Mr Found afterwards, adding: "We're parents there as well. She just said 'I may see you at the school gates.'" Photo: © Twitter
The Duchess of Cambridge stepped out for a solo engagement on Tuesday night – attending the National Portrait Gallery’s 2017 Portrait Gala. Kate, who was attending in her role as patron of the iconic London museum, looked stunning on her official night out.
She kicked off the event with a reception, where she viewed the newest exhibitions, followed by the gala dinner. Kate, 35, had the chance to mingle with a selection of guests, many of whom will have contributed to this important event. She was also introduced to Richard Found and Jane Suitor, fellow parents from Thomas’s school in Battersea, where Prince George is due to start in September.
“We were chatting about Thomas’s, the school George will be going to,” said Mr Found afterwards, adding: “We’re parents there as well. She just said ‘I may see you at the school gates.'”
Photo: © Twitter

It was agreed among the princes that whoever got engaged first would pass on their mother’s stunning ring to their bride.

Source: OK CO UK

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