Prince Harry and Megan Markle attended the Ripple of Hope Gala in New York City last night, where they were honoured with the 2022 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Award.
The Duchess of Sussex wore a white off-the-shoulder dress with a subtle center leg slit, accessorising with a particularly sentimental and symbolic piece of jewellery – Princess Diana’s Asprey Aquamarine ring.
The striking aquamarine emerald cut cocktail ring features an emerald cut aquamarine, flanked by small solitaire diamonds – the eye-catching aquamarine was given to the Princess by her friend, Lucia Flecha de Lima, and created into a ring by Asprey in 1996.
While many people claim that the aquamarine ring was commissioned as a replacement for Diana’s sapphire engagement ring after her divorce to Prince Charles in 1997, it was only worn on two occasions before her tragic death.
The first appearance of the ring came when Diana, attended the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute Fund raising Dinner in Sydney, in October 1996, a few months after the couple’s divorce. She paired the ring with a coordinating pearl bracelet, featuring a huge aquamarine clasp.
The ring, set on a 24 carat yellow gold band, was passed down to Prince Harry who gave it to Meghan Markle to wear for the couple’s wedding reception.
This is interesting to know – particularly ahead of the couple’s upcoming Netflix series, that’s expected to rattle a few cages within the Royal family. Volume one of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s six-episode docuseries premieres on the popular streaming platform tomorrow.
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