Kate Middleton often wears eye-catchy jewelry, and she is a fashion icon. Her engagement ring featuring diamond and sapphire is very popular among royal watchers, but she has another ring that she is yet to wear after her engagement.
Prince William and Kate Middleton’s romance started when the two were students at the University of St Andrews. During that time, he gave Middleton a Victorian-style rose gold ring. She was first spotted wearing it on her engagement ring finger at the couple’s graduation ceremony. The ring has the birthstones of the two, which gives it a special meaning.
Garnet gemstones set in rose gold represent Duchess of Cambridge, and pearl gems stand for Duke of Cambridge. This understated ring was her favorite piece of jewelry, but she is yet to be spotted rocking it after her engagement to him. Today, she pairs the sapphire ring with a simple wedding ring made of gold.
How Did Kate Middleton Get Diana’s Ring
Before Prince Harry’s marriage, he, William and Kate Middleton were closely integrated and bound in friendship. Harry saw Middleton as his elder sister, and he made a great gesture for her before William’s proposal to her.
The demise of their mother, Diana in an accident, made the bond between William and Harry stronger. Diana divorced Prince Charles earlier, after which she gave back the sapphire and diamond ring which he presented to her. Following Diana’s passing, Prince of Wales told each of his sons to choose something that reminds them of their mother. Harry reportedly took her engagement ring, and William chose her gold watch.
As per revelations in “The Diana Story” documentary on Amazon Prime, he gave this ring to William when the latter told him that he wanted to propose marriage to Middleton. In a TV interview before their wedding, William said that giving it to her was one way of ensuring that his late mother was part of the nuptial.
This white gold ring has an oval cut diamond at the center, encircled by many smaller diamonds. The oval-shaped centerpiece weighs 12 carats. It was resized for Middleton with platinum metal beads because the original size was a tad big for her finger.
Having engagement rings custom-made was one of the royal traditions, but Diana’s piece was ready-made that made some people consider it common.