Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Royal ring

Posted By on Wed, Apr 27, 2011 at 1:16 PM

You, too can dress your hand like a royal.
  • Photo courtesy M.S. Rau
  • You, too can dress your hand like a royal.

Everyone’s love is special, even if you aren’t Prince William or Kate Middleton. With the royal wedding just two days away, interest in all things nuptial and of the crown are peaking, including Middleton’s dress, hairstyle, etc. Those things may be secret, but the engagement ring Prince William gave Middleton; he gave her the engagement ring his mother, the late Princess Diana, picked out for herself. It’s an 18-carat blue sapphire and diamond cluster that awed fans of Diana’s when she married Prince Charles in 1981 and is still easily recognized by royals watchers today.

You may not be on the guest list for the Westminster Abbey wedding (Don’t feel bad, neither are Tony Blair or Barack Obama), but you can wear (or give your girlfriend) an engagement ring like Middleton’s — and you can have it in time for the royal wedding on Friday.

M.S. Rau Antiques has one ring in the store that is very similar. It has an 8.82-carat blue oval sapphire surrounded by almost 2 carats of diamonds in a platinum setting. It can be yours for $45,000. Better hurry, you'll want an outfit that matches to wear to your own royal wedding watching party.

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