Does your engagement ring tell a story? Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s does and it is so beautiful.
Last week the couple got engaged and it was like the whole world stopped. I saw videos of the inspiring, actress speaking about her inspirations and part of her childhood. There was the ‘official’ interview with the couple – it happened when they were roasting a chicken, what a relaxed and perfect way to become engaged.
But what about the ring, which was the first thing that I wanted to see and read about. I don’t just love Diamonds, I love a story. All jewellery has the potential to tell a story, engagement rings especially. We are big believers in supporting small, handmade and local businesses. I believe they are also known as ‘indie’ businesses. Black Friday isn’t sustainable for indie businesses to partake in because we can’t compete with the ‘big players’ in our relevant industries. So, we have seen the ring and wow, it is stunning. Such an elegant and timeless yet unusual, design. It’s fabricated from yellow gold and in the centre, is a modern, cushion cut Diamond. Now, on either side, are two of Prince Harry’s, late mothers’ Diamonds. What a simply beautiful gesture.
The centre stone we know, has been sourced from Botswana, where the couple spent five days camping on a romantic getaway. The ring was created by Cleave and Co at Number 1, Buckingham Palace, well known for making medals and silversmithing.
”The ring is obviously yellow gold because that’s [Markle’s] favourite and the main stone itself I sourced from Botswana and the little diamonds either side are from my mother’s jewellery collection, to make sure that she’s with us on this crazy journey together,” Harry said during the couple’s interview with the BBC.
“It’s incredible,” Markle said of Harry’s gesture. “Everything about Harry’s thoughtfulness and the inclusion of [Princess Diana’s stones] and obviously not being able to meet his mom, it’s so important to me to know that she’s a part of this with us.”
“It’s incredibly special to be able to have this [ring], which sort of links where you come form and Botswana, which is important to us. It’s perfect,” she told the BBC.
A moving story, and it makes me so happy to hear that Prince Harry put so much love and thought into the creation of his fiancée’s engagement ring.
Have a think, how much sentiment and how many memories does your jewellery carry? Jewellery has the ability to carry memories and stories throughout a lifetime.
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