Celebrity Sapphire: Kate Middleton

Once the dazzling adornment on the delicate ring finger of Lady Di, the diamond-accented sapphire engagement ring given to the Duchess of Cambridge is still making news in the media thanks to its continuing presence from wedding to baby.

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If you didn’t know it already, Kate Middleton’s family heirloom was originally chosen by Diana from several shown to her in 1981 by Crown jewelers Garrard of Mayfair for her engagement to Prince Charles. After her passing Price Harry inherited the ring. Deciding it was better suited to the future Queen of England, Harry gave the ring to his brother, Prince William, when he asked for Kate’s hand in marriage.

Interestingly, Diana’s ring wasn’t considered quite the “proper” choice for her engagement. Unlike the custom-made Royal Family jewelry, Diana’s choice was not unique and any member of the public could buy the same ring from the Garrard catalogue.

Today, however, the oval blue sapphire surrounded by a cluster of 14 diamonds is considered a true classic and continues to be a popular choice for engagement rings almost three years after news of the royal engagement. This popularity most likely due to the ring’s frequent exposure in the media as part of Kate’s latest ensembles.

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If you’d like to create your very own royalty-inspired ring that you too can pass down to future generations, Jewlr still offers the regal sapphire-centered “Royal” Bezel Set Oval Cluster Ring in the engagement ring collection. You can customize the dazzling ring above or shop the entire range of sapphire jewelry at Jewlr.com/september-birthstone-jewelry.

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