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Meghan Markle’s eternity ring has a much higher price tag than Kate Middleton’s

When it comes to engagement rings, there’s nothing quite like those belonging to members of the royal family.

Though that’s not to say that they don’t dazzle with other rings and several of the royal ladies wear an eternity ring on a day to day basis.

To celebrate Meghan’s 42nd birthday on 4th August, diamond experts at Steven Stone have taken a close look to her eternity ring, revealing everything you need to know about the sentimental piece – including how it compares to Kate Middleton’s.

What is an eternity ring?

An eternity ring is a beautiful piece of jewellery that takes precious metals such as platinum or yellow gold and sets several diamonds around them. With origins that can be traced back to the Egyptian era, the eternity ring has been a symbol of everlasting love for centuries.  

Meghan’s Eternity Ring

Value: £80,000 ($100,000)

Meghan Markle‘s eternity ring caught the eye of many royal and fashion fans when she debuted the piece of jewellery at Trooping the Colour in 2019.

The eternity ring, which Meghan wore next to her wedding band and engagement ring, was a gift from her husband Prince Harry on the couple’s first wedding anniversary.

But did you know that the piece pays homage to the family? The conflict-free diamond eternity band features Meghan’s, Archie’s and Harry’s birthstones (an olive green peridot, flawless green emerald and a blue sapphire) on the underside of the ring.

Each birthstone is said to have its own meaning and significance, with sapphires believed to protect those close to you from harm, peridots said to instill power in the wearer, and emeralds considered a symbol of rebirth and love.

Kate’s Eternity Ring

Estimated value: £1,500 ($2,000)

Prince William presented the mother of his children with an eternity ring following the birth of their son, Prince George.

The pave set eternity band sits beside her iconic sapphire engagement ring and Welsh gold wedding band.

After fans suspected that the ring was from Annoushka and reached out to the jeweller, it was confirmed in 2014 that Kate’s ring is their eclipse eternity ring.

Crafted from 18ct white gold with a high polish finish, it’s hand-set with 0.23ct diamonds and retails at £1,500.

Photo: @makemeroyal
Photo: @makemeroyal

“Gifted to her by Prince William following the birth of Prince George, Kate Middleton’s eternity ring is fairly minimalistic. Made of 18kt white gold and hand set with 0.23ct of sparkling white diamonds, it’s a timeless piece that oozes with everyday elegance.

It’s not unusual for Kate to wear jewellery from high street jewellers – not only did Prince William gift her a pair of £100 Sezane earrings on Christmas day, but she also debuted a new pair of earrings at this year’s BAFTA’s that cost just £17.99 from Zara. Kate’s eternity ring is available from Annoushka for £1,500 – an incredibly modest price tag for a royal piece.

Gifted to her by Prince Harry on the couple’s first wedding anniversary, Meghan’s diamond eternity ring is a bit more glam as it features peridot, emerald and sapphire stones on the underside of the ring – the birthstones of Meghan, Harry and Archie. The inclusion of the families birthstones is an incredibly sentimental choice from Prince Harry.

I’d estimate Meghan’s eternity ring to be worth approximately £80,000, which is a great deal more than Kate’s is worth.”

maxwell stone, diamond expert, steven stone

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