Royal engagement ring costs: Zara Tindall’s diamond, Princess Anne’s vintage sapphire & more prices

Nobody ever knows for sure how much royals such as Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and Prince Harry spent on their wives’ engagement rings.

However, we’ve turned to the expertise of Jewellers Est 1897 and other engagement ring specialists to find out the possible prices of the Princess of Wales’ inherited sapphire, Princess Anne’s two rocks, and Queen Camilla’s heirloom.

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So which royal bride has the most expensive rock? Find out…

Princess Anne

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The Princess has a sapphire ring

Back in May 1973, the Queen’s daughter was given a sapphire and diamond ring by Captain Mark Phillips. The couple got married in November 1973 before getting divorced in 1992.

Anne later married Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence in 1992 after he popped the question with a vintage ring featuring an oval cabochon sapphire that is flanked by diamonds.

Engagement ring specialist Max Stone at Seven Stone estimated her first jewel was worth around £10,000, while her second is valued at £25,000.

Sarah Ferguson

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Sarah’s ring was supposedly chosen to represent her hair colour

Prince Andrew proposed to Sarah Ferguson in 1986 with a rare Burmese ruby surrounded by ten glittering diamonds, which was reportedly inspired by Sarah’s fiery hair. The stones form a flower pattern, much like her daughter Princess Eugenie’s ring.

At the time, Sarah’s beloved ring cost around £25,000, but inflation and the sentimental backstory mean it could be valued in the region of £70,000.

Princess Beatrice

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Princess Beatrice has a bespoke engagement ring

When Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi popped the question to Princess Beatrice, he presented the royal with a stunning 3.5-carat gem with a reported cost of £78,000. Edoardo worked with Shaun Leane to design Princess Beatrice’s dream ring,

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Why Meghan Markle isn’t wearing her engagement ring – after having it redesigned to add MORE diamonds

MEGHAN Markle has been spotted without her engagement ring, leading many to wonder where it had gone.

But a source has revealed there’s a very good reason the Duchess of Sussex hasn’t been wearing her redesigned diamond band.

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The ring was redesigned back in 2019 to feature even more diamonds


The ring was redesigned back in 2019 to feature even more diamondsCredit: Getty

Prince Harry got down on one knee to propose to Meghan, 42, back in November 2017 with three diamond stones from his mother, Princess Diana’s own collection, set on a yellow gold band.

However, the ring in question has been missing from Meghan’s finger recently.

According to an unnamed source, the band of the ring is currently being fixed.

The original ring roughly cost Harry, 38, a staggering £120,000 to create with the help of British jewellers Cleave and Company.

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The central diamond was sourced from Botswana, where the pair had their second date.

While it is claimed the ring is off for repairs, it isn’t the first time Meghan has had her ring changed.

In 2019, the ring was redesigned, instead of a gold band, the ring most recently sported by the Duchess featured a micro pavé band filled with smaller diamonds. 

Zach Stone, managing director at Steven Stone Jewellers estimates the central cushion cut diamond sourced from Botswana to be around 3 to 4 carats.

He added that the two round diamonds supporting the centre stone,

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Sandra Hindman Of Les Enluminures On The Evolution Of Cross-Themed Jewelry

The Attallah Cross, an amethyst and diamond pendant necklace cross once worn by Princess Diana, was purchased by none other than Kim Kardashian at a Sotheby’s London auction in January. The piece was created in the 1920s by British jewelry house, Garrard, as a private commission. Naim Attallah, the former group chief executive of Asprey & Garrard, acquired the cross and loaned it to his friend, Diana, on at least one occasion.

With the recent sale making headlines, I spoke with Sandra Hindman, founder and president of antique gallery Les Enluminures, about how cross-themed jewelry has evolved over the years.

Les Enluminures will be exhibiting at the TEFAF Maastricht art fair March 11 – 19, with invitation-only preview days, March 9 and 10.

Anthony DeMarco: How have crosses been used in jewelry through the centuries? Were they always worn as religious symbols?

Sandra Hindman: Yes, of course — the cross was a sign of Christianity [from] 300 CE, the time of Constantine, and they were worn by monks and nuns, kings and queens, knights and ladies. They were often containers of relics, such as the relic of the True Cross (there are enough relics of the True Cross to create a forest!). Some religious orders used them as a symbol sewn on their habits.

By the 15th and 16th centuries, elegant women wore crosses often with other jewelry on fancy brocaded and velvet dresses (not unlike Princess Diana’s beautiful purple robe). By the 16th century, [it became] a fashion accessory.

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Hidden Stories Behind the Most Dazzling Royal Engagement Rings in History

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Chris Jackson/Getty Images Kate Middleton wearing her sapphire and diamond engagement ring

When a member of the royal family puts a ring on it, it normally comes with a heavy dose of history and sentiment.

When Prince Philip proposed to Queen Elizabeth back in 1947, he used diamonds from a tiara belonging to his mother Princess Andrew of Greece to make a stunning diamond engagement ring for his bride-to-be. In doing so, he started quite the trend in repurposing heirloom jewels for royal brides.

“It’s wonderful because it gives an old piece of jewelry new life,” jeweler to the royals, Annoushka Ducas, tells PEOPLE. “There’s something so lovely about handing down the memories, the narrative and what that piece of jewelry reminds you of, it’s a complex thing.”

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The Queen In The Green Room At Home In Windsor Castle

The Queen In The Green Room At Home In Windsor Castle

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Fast-forward 70 years and Prince Harry followed suit, this time with a bittersweet nod to his late mother Princess Diana; using two stones from her personal jewelry collection to design Meghan Markle‘s engagement ring. “The little diamonds on either side are from my mother’s jewelry collection to make sure that she’s with us on this crazy journey together,” he said at the time of their engagement in 2017.

Prince Harry and his fiancée US actress Meghan Markle pose for a photograph in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace

Prince Harry and his fiancée US actress Meghan Markle pose for a photograph in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace

DANIEL LEAL/AFP via Getty Images Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on the day of their engagement announcement

Of course, the most famous hand-me-down is the sapphire engagement ring first worn by Princess Diana and currently worn by her daughter-in-law Kate Middleton. Featuring

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