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From celebrity engagement rings to dazzling Royal jewels, fine jewellery and engagement ring experts at Steven Stone have valued some incredible pieces throughout 2022.

In a year when JLo dazzled with a £2.4 million engagement ring from Ben Affleck, Kate Middleton wore Princess Diana’s famous emerald choker and Harry Style caused searches for men’s jewellery to soar with his quirky rings, the content has been flowing! But which of our articles caught your attention?

Using Google Analytics, we’ve compiled a list of our most read articles of 2022.

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10. Olly Murs and Amelia Tank are engaged – take a look at her dazzling ring…

Back in June, Olly Murs revealed that he was engaged to his bodybuilder girlfriend Amelia Tank, following a romantic proposal during a trip to the beach.

Announcing the news on his Instagram with a photo of himself and Amelia hugging – engagement ring on display – he confirmed in the caption that he popped the question, writing: “04.06.2022 Amelia Tank”, alongside a ring and heart emoji.

Taking a close look at the ring, our experts said: “Amelia’s stunning ring features an emerald cut diamond, which is one of the most popular and suggested engagement ring styles.

Having become a celebrity favourite in recent years, Amelia’s in good company – with Nicola Peltz, Beyonce and Jennifer Lopez all known to sport the iconic shape. Most recently, Lucia Loi received a showstopping emerald cut diamond ring from fiancé, Marcus Rashford.

With a centre stone that looks to be 3 carats, I’d estimate Amelia’s dazzling ring to be worth £80,000 ($100,000).”

9. The incredible story behind the choker Princess Diana wore with her Revenge Dress

Season 5 of period drama, ‘The Crown’, was released in November and although many historic moments are featured in the latest series of the show, it was seeing Princess Diana’s ‘revenge-dress’ that fans had been looking forward to.

However, while the ‘revenge dress’ was no doubt a huge statement from Princess Diana at the time, jewellery experts at Steven Stone couldn’t help investigating the story behind the incredible necklace she wore with it.

Our experts commented: “Princess Diana was a clear fan of sapphires and just like her engagement ring, she only wore the most beautiful deep, blue stones. Looking at the image of the huge stone, it could be anywhere from 50 to 70 carats in weight, maybe even heavier.

” With that in mind it could be worth anywhere from £50,000,000 to £100,000,000. This is probably one of the most expensive jewels from the entire Royal collection.”

8. Carrie Hope Fletcher is engaged – and her ring perfectly encapsulates her fairytale romance

Actress, singer, author and internet personality, Carrie Hope Fletcher – most famous for her role of Éponine in Les Misérables on London’s West End and even stronger role as Tom Fletcher’s sister – confirmed her relationship with fellow actor, Joel in May of this year and the pair have had quite the fairytale romance.

Carrie took to Instagram to share the news of the couple’s engagement in October, posting a photo of herself and her new fiance in an empty theatre – and the spotlight was well and truly on her striking ring.

Taking a close look at the emerald ring on Carrie’s finger, our experts commented: “Carrie’s ring features a 1.5 carat oval green emerald, which is incredibly fitting for her fairytale romance with Joel as emeralds represent eternal love. It also features round diamonds set on the shoulder – the ideal cut aspects of a round diamond provide more brilliance than any other shape, making them particularly eye-catching. 

The ring has an 8 claw setting, securing the emerald – claw settings let the most possible light into the stone, so you get maximum sparkle. Carrie’s ring may be modest, but it certainly sparkles.

With all of this in mind, I’d estimate Carrie’s ring to be worth approximately £10-15,000.”

7. The Crown Jewels that will be used at the coronation of King Charles III

From huge, flawless diamonds to magnificent rubiessapphires, and pearls, Queen Elizabeth’s jewellery collection features some of the world’s most eye-catching jewels – though nothing compares to the Crown Jewels.

At the heart of the Crown Jewels collection are the Coronation Regalia: the sacred objects used during the coronation ceremony. These unique objects represent the powers and responsibilities of the monarch and were most recently used at the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. 

Prior to the coronation of King Charles III, our jewellery experts took a look into the Coronation Regalia and revealed everything you need to know.

Taking a close look at the wealth of jewels, our experts commented: “The Crown Jewels contain some of the most precious and famous jewels in the world – including the Coronation Regalia. Comprised of the sacred objects used during the coronation ceremonywe can expect to see the Coronation Regalia in the near future, during King Charle’s III’s coronation ceremony.

Each piece is extraordinary – from the Sovereign’s Scepter with Cross, which contains the £400 million Cullinan I diamond, to the Sovereign’s Ring, which features an octagonal sapphire, overlaid with four rectangular-cut and one square-cut ruby that form a cross.

Laced with history, it’s incredibly difficult to value the Coronation Regalia. I’d estimate it to be worth a staggering £3.5 billion.”

6. A timeline of Jennifer Lopez’s SIX engagement rings worth over £9 Million

Jennifer Lopez has been engaged five times and married three times – which means she has built up an impressive ring collection.

Back in April, when JLo announced her second engagement to Ben Affleck, we couldn’t help but wonder how much her collection was worth.

Zack Stone, engagement ring specialist at Steven Stone, valued the sensational jewels, estimating that, collectively, they are worth a staggering £9.4 million.

Zack commented: “Marc Anthony gave J-Lo the most expensive ring overall, worth a staggering £3,000,000 today, however Mr Ben Affleck didn’t disappoint us either, as the rare pink diamond he gifted to Jen is soaring in value right now – worth more than double it was at the time he proposed.”

5. Inside Cristiano Ronaldo and Georgina Rodriguez’s multi million pound jewellery collection

Earlier this year, Cristiano Ronaldo’s long-term partner, Georgina Rodriguez, released a six-part documentary about her life and the journey she’s been on since meeting the world famous football player.

With reflections on how she met Ronaldo, the search for a dress to wear at the Cannes Film Festival and a trip to Budapest to watch Portugal at Euro 2020, the show gives fans a detailed look into their luxury lifestyle.

Here at Steven Stone, alongside the incredible properties, cars, and clothing, we couldn’t help noticing the sensational pieces of jewellery worn by both Cristiano Ronaldo and Georgina. To find out more, we watched every detail of the show, analysed instagram, and did some comprehensive desk research to uncover some of the most valuable pieces in the couple’s jewellery box.

4. Every piece of Royal jewellery gifted to Kate Middleton

Since meeting Prince William back at university and officially joining the royal family in 2010, Kate Middleton has been gifted and loaned some of the world’s most incredible pieces of jewellery – whether it’s her birthday, or not!

To celebrate the Duchess’s big 4-0 and to show our love for her incredible style, diamond experts at Steven Stone analysed every piece of jewellery that’s she’s been gifted or loaned from another royal family member.

After comprehensive desk research, we were able to identify 30 pieces of jewellery, ranging from £600 ($800 USD) to over £66,000,000 ($79,000,000 USD).

In total, the value of the jewellery gifted and loaned to Kate Middleton adds to up to staggering £82,758,368.

3. Everything you need to know about Kim Kardashian’s engagement ring from Kanye West

Despite currently going through a multi million pound divorce, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are one celebrity couple we won’t forget any time soon. Over the years, the pair gifted each other a lot of expensive jewellery, including a $1million Lorraine Schwartz diamond necklace as her push present for North, two Cartier bracelets, and a vintage Cartier gold plaque necklace with a text from Kanye etched into it. 

On top of this, there’s Kim’s 20-carat engagement ring worth a staggering $3million, making it one of the most expensive celebrity engagement rings of all time. This isn’t the only engagement ring Kim’s had from Kanye, either, as over time she’s had three stunning pieces. 

Taking a trip back in time, engagement ring experts at Steven Stone shared everything we know about Kim Kardashian’s engagement ring collection- even if she won’t be wearing one on her finger anymore. 

2. Celebrating 10 of Princess Diana’s most iconic jewellery moments

Princess Diana is one of the world’s most influential women. While she is commemorated for her philanthropy, kindness, and beautiful approach to life, she’s also celebrated for her incredible style.

Here at Steven Stone, we couldn’t help but notice Princess Diana’s iconic jewellery collection. Not only did she sport some incredible diamonds and precious gemstones, she also set some of the biggest trends in the 80’s and 90’s.

Our leading jewellery expert, Maxwell Stone, said: “Princess Diana wore jewellery in a unique way, knowing exactly how to make each piece stand out. From remodelling brooches into necklaces to wearing chokers as headbands, she set some huge trends and showcased her jewels in a unique way.”

To find out more about Princess Diana’s sensational jewels, we revealed everything you need to know about her most iconic pieces.

1. 25 of the Queen’s most valuable brooches

From huge, flawless diamonds to magnificent rubies, sapphires, and pearls, Queen Elizabeth’s jewellery collection featured some of the world’s most eye-catching jewels.

And, while earrings and necklaces normally took centre stage, the Queen was most famously known for wearing a variety of beautiful brooches.

It’s thought that she owned over 98 incredible brooches which are not only extremely high value, but also have special meanings behind them.

To find out more, fine jewellery and engagement ring experts at Steven Stone took a close look at 25 of the most iconic brooches from her collection to reveal the estimated value and the heart-warming story behind them.

Leading diamond expert Maxwell Stone said: “Queen Elizabeth had some of the most incredible jewels I’ve ever seen. Whilst it’s difficult to put a price on them, as they come with so much history and legacy, after analysing 25 of her most iconic brooches, I’d estimate them to be collectively worth over £90,000,000.”

“The biggest and most expensive of all Queen Elizabeth’s brooches is the Cullinan III and IV brooch. This is because it features two large stones cut from the Cullinan diamond – the world’s largest diamond ever found. This one brooch alone is worth £50,000,000.”

If you’re inspired by the celebrity engagement rings and Royal jewels featured in this piece, why not take a look at our collection of necklaces, rings, and bracelets in a range of beautiful precious gemstones?

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