It’s impossible not to be impressed by Queen Camilla’s jewellery collection – from pearl drops to Van Cleef and Arpel’s diamond-encrusted jewels, she’s debuted a glittering host of beautiful jewellery across the years.
The Queen’s ring ranks among the most elaborate and costly engagement rings within the royal family. Yet, how does it measure up against the ring once owned by Princess Diana, the former wife of King Charles?
Everything you need to know about Queen Camilla’s engagement ring
When the then Prince of Wales proposed to Camilla in 2005, he chose a ring with a special connection to the royal family. He picked a five-carat emerald-cut diamond surrounded by three diamond baguettes given to the Queen Mother in 1929. It was passed on from one generation to the Queen Mother, who was first seen wearing it in the 1980’s after receiving it from King George VI.
Globally, the term ‘Camilla’s engagement ring’ receives 28,000 Google searches each year.
Everything you need to know about Princess Diana’s engagement ring
Probably the most iconic engagement ring in the world, Princess Diana’s incredible sapphire receives over 100,000 Google searches each year.
Serving as a sentimental reminder of Diana’s lasting legacy within the royal family to this day, Prince William, the Prince of Wales, used the stunning ring to propose to Kate Middleton, now the Princess of Wales.
How does Queen Camilla’s engagement ring compare to Princess Diana’s?
Our leading jewellery expert, Maxwell Stone, estimates that Queen Camilla’s ring is worth around £212,500 on today’s market, while Princess Diana’s is now worth around £390,000.
After looking at both rings, Maxwell commented on the styles of them, stating that the style of Queen Camilla’s ring is completely different to Princess Diana’s. While Diana’s sapphire ring is bold, and broke royal tradition at the time.
Though Princess Diana’s ring is now full of sentiment, there was none attached to it at the time of purchase as it was a stock purchase from Gerard, whereas the Queen’s ring once belonged to the Queen Mother.
Maxwell estimates Queen Camilla’s ring to be worth around £212,500 on today’s market, while Princess Diana’s is worth around £390,000. He added that this is likely to increase further due to its history, beauty and priceless legacy.
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