Next month, American actress Meghan Markle will follow in the footsteps of Grace Kelly and swap the production studio for a palace as she lives out the real-life princess dream when she weds Prince Harry. Though her ring – three diamonds set on a yellow band – might seem like a simple choice, and it is indeed a classic design, it has already altered the fate of many a fiancé this year.
The first thing to know about this ring, known as a trilogy, is that the central largest diamond was sourced by the couple in Botswana, a place that has captured both their hearts. The second – even more touching detail – is that the smaller stones were lifted from a tiara belonging to Prince Harry’s late mother, Princess Diana. This makes it a ring with a story.
As well as an upsurge in requests for lookalike three-stone diamond rings – and plenty of collection launches to satisfy these urges – jewellers have also reported a piqued interest in bespoke commissions and upcycling of heritage jewels. Though a classic design, Harry and Meghan’s trilogy ring is rich with emotion and will no doubt become a heirloom of the sort to have future grandchildren dewy-eyed at its mention.