Family heirloom: Prince William proposed to Kate with a beautiful 12 carat blue Ceylon sapphire ring that belonged to his mother, Princess Diana

The dazzling history of the world's most iconic engagement rings

Family heirloom: Prince William proposed to Kate with a beautiful 12 carat blue Ceylon sapphire ring that belonged to his mother, Princess Diana

Duchess of Cambridge and her engagement ring that was formerly her late Mother-in-law's, Princess Diana.

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Jeweler George Pragnell has created a stunning infographic featuring the most iconic engagement rings through time, from Kate Middleton to Elizabeth Taylor and Audrey Hepburn.

The dazzling history of the world's most iconic engagement rings

Jeweler George Pragnell has created a stunning infographic featuring the most iconic engagement rings through time, from Kate Middleton to Elizabeth Taylor and Audrey Hepburn.

Diana, Princess of Wales engagement ring, now belongs to Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge - 5.0 carat midnight blue Ceylon Sapphire.

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The Duchess of Cambridge's engagement ring, which belonged to Prince William's late mother Princess Diana, was valued at £28,000 when Prince Charles proposed to her with it. Now valued at £300,000   It has 14 solitaire diamonds surrounding a 12-carat oval blue Ceylon sapphire, set in white gold.

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The Duchess of Cambridge's engagement ring, which belonged to Prince William's late mother Princess Diana, was valued at £28,000 when Prince Charles proposed to her with it. Now valued at £300,000 It has 14 solitaire diamonds surrounding a 12-carat oval blue Ceylon sapphire, set in white gold.

The centre oval sapphire was a nice rich royal blue and weighed 2.81ct. And it's sits on a flower shaped prong set halo. The thin tapered shank reaches the beautiful wire gallery. #diamond #diamonds #wedding #weddings #engagement #ring #rings #bride #brides #jewellery #jewelry #halo #oval #sapphire #blue #princess #diana #diamondboi

The centre oval sapphire was a nice rich royal blue and weighed 2.81ct. And it's sits on a flower shaped prong set halo. The thin tapered shank reaches the beautiful wire gallery. #diamond #diamonds #wedding #weddings #engagement #ring #rings #bride #brides #jewellery #jewelry #halo #oval #sapphire #blue #princess #diana #diamondboi

Although royal engagement rings are usually custom made, Diana selected hers from the Garrard jewelry collection catalog. The ring, which consists of 14 solitaire diamonds around a 12-carat sapphire set in white gold, now belongs to Duchess Kate Middleton.

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Although royal engagement rings are usually custom made, Diana selected hers from the Garrard jewelry collection catalog. The ring, which consists of 14 solitaire diamonds around a 12-carat sapphire set in white gold, now belongs to Duchess Kate Middleton.

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