Meghan Markle's Engagement Ring Got A Subtle Update
As if its original trio of colossal diamonds weren't enough, Meghan Markle's engagement ring just got even more blingy. The upgrade from solid yellow gold to a micro-pavé band actually happened before baby Archie made his debut, but we were all too busy marveling at the new royal to even notice. Fans only recently spotted the change during the duchess' appearance at Trooping the Colour.
In their post-engagement joint interview with BBC News — a royal tradition — Prince Harry explained that he designed the significant piece of jewelry himself. The ring, as you've probably noticed through obsessive examination (don't worry, every girl is guilty), features three stones with the center cushion diamond being a square-cut, five-carat stunner.
The stones were sourced so thoughtfully by the Prince, too, with the primary diamond hailing from Botswana, which Harry considers as his second home and where he and Markle fell in love during a camping trip early on their relationship.
The two smaller diamonds on either side of the center gem come from the late Princess Diana's collection — a sweet way to keep the legendary Princess present in the couple's fledging partnership. And as for the original yellow-gold band, Prince Harry said he picked it out because yellow gold is Markle's favorite.
For some reason, though, the duchess just changed it.
Markle's first appearance after a lengthy maternity leave, when she and Prince Harry first debuted their firstborn, included a major upgrade to Harry's unique creation. The yellow-gold band that used to hold her weighty rocks in place had been replaced with a new micro-pavé band.
You can't deny that the renovated ring went so perfectly in the duchess' stack of three, also including her minimalist gold wedding band and a new eternity ring with all-around inlaid diamonds, a precious anniversary gift from Prince Harry earlier this month.
Get your bridal style inspo from the duchess and her newly updated accessory. Similar three-stone engagement rings with micro-pavé bands, ahead.
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