Princess Diana’s Engagement Ring

If you think engagement rings must always contain diamonds, think again. Remember Princess Diana's magnificent engagement ring that made waves in the 1980s?

In the 1980s, no single piece of jewelry represented more fairy tale romance than Princess Diana’s engagement ring. Prince Charles proposed to Diana in February of 1981 with an exquisite engagement ring made of a stunning blue sapphire. Crafted by the famed Garrard Jewelers, the oval 18-carat blue sapphire engagement ring was surrounded by 14 brilliant-cut sparkling diamonds. Priced around $65,000, the sapphire engagement ring was not only a focal point throughout Princess Diana's engagement, but it was frequently spotted as Diana on various occasions later on as the Princess of the Wales.

Despite the eventual souring of the royal marriage, this Cinderella-like princess' style and design flair continue to be influential, particularly for jewelry today. Her choice of an elegant blue sapphire over the more traditional white diamonds paved the way for non-diamond engagement rings. Today, more and more brides-to-be are choosing sapphire engagement rings.

Princess Diana's sapphire engagement ring has since been gifted to her son, Prince William. However, you can certainly feel like a royalty with our amazing selection of sapphire engagement rings. All of our rings features beautiful blue or pink sapphires. Some are well accented with brilliant diamonds just like Diana's sapphire engagement ring.

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