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Old 08-24-2009, 03:30 PM
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On this time I like the most engagement rings which belog to:
Maxima, Madeleiene, Letizia, Victoria, Autumn - they're not too big and too small.
Thay're almost all in one colour (of course Maxima's).
I don't like rings belong to:
Marie (nice idea but not work),
Camilla (I know that he love his beloved granny but he should give C new).
Why there's no picture of MM, Mathilde, Claire, Paola, Elizabeth's (Mother and II), Laurentien's rings and etc.?
Why not choose the best from all engagement rings?
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Old 08-25-2009, 08:49 AM
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Old 08-25-2009, 09:03 AM
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My favourites are the rings of Mary and Maxima. I like it colourful I'm not so fond of the ring of Alexia of Greece, quite boring IMO.
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Old 08-25-2009, 12:17 PM
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I usually like coloured stones very much, but for engagement rings I prefer diamonds! They go with all kinds and styles of jewels and clothes, never clashing with anything. And that seems perfect for a ring you want to wear at all times because it means so much to you.
The one I like most is Madeleine's, but I wouldn't say 'no' to Victoria's either If I were offered Marie's ring, well, I'd tell tell my boyfriend that I will marry him only on the condition that the stones are re-set (Anyway, there is no chance that he would ever be able to afford something like those rings, so I shouldn't be worried)
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Old 08-25-2009, 12:54 PM
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Thank you for posting the link to the pictures, sgl!
Edited to add rings provided in jcbcode99's post.


Favourite

Queen Elizabeth – arguably my favourite engagement ring ever. Traditional yet extremely pretty and not overwhelming. The only clear picture of the ring I have seen is in "Queen Elizabeth: A Birthday Souvenir Album". This ring looks very much like the Queen's, however there are differences in the design of the side stones.
Crown Princess Victoria - apart from Queen Elizabeth's ring, I probably like this one most: it's traditional yet very beautiful with a great design, shape and stone. Daniel has a great taste
Princess Grace – beautiful ring, I do love it a lot even despite the square diamond
Diana – despite the sad end of the marriage, I always liked Diana’s engagement ring. It was tasteful and pretty
Lady Sarah Chatto – beautiful, unfussy and traditional: just my type of an engagement ring
Clotilde - normally I'm dead against such modern pieces for engagement rings but this one is beautiful, sweet and despite the heart-shaped ruby, even tasteful


Least Favourite

Princess Marie - great idea, dreadful design
Princess Letizia - the ring looks cheap and boring
Princess Alexia - arguably my least favourite ring ever. Looks like the stone accidentally wandered into the ring and was trapped there
Victoria Lockwood - unlike Clotilde’s sweet heart-shaped ring, this one is tacky and pompous: nothing sweet or pretty about it. It might have looked quite nice without the tiara-like extension. Sometimes less is really more
Wallis – the emerald is beautiful but I hate the overall look of the ring. It might have looked better in white gold or platinum setting though


Neutral

Princess Anne - lovely, beautiful ring but nothing spectacular
Sarah - same as Princess Anne: lovely but not spectacular and a tad too traditional. I'm also rather sceptical about rubies in engagement rings
Princess Mary - this ring goes into the same category as Princess Anne's and Sarah's rings for me: nice but nothing spectacular
Princess Maxima - same as Princess Anne's, Sarah's and Princess Mary's rings: pretty, nice but nothing spectacular or particularly beautiful
Marie Chantal - pretty but nothing special
Camilla - I don't like the shape of the stone (for engagement ring) and the overall look of the ring
Princess Madeline - lovely and beautiful ring but I like Victoria's better. Maybe it's because of the stone shape: that and the square shapes are my least favourites
Sophie - the ring just doesn't work for me. I can't even pinpoint a reason: it's nice, it's traditional (more or less) and it’s all-diamond. Perhaps despite the designer's best efforts, the ring ended up boring and plain
Princess Margaret – the idea of creating a ring that would remind of the bride’s names (ruby set like a rosebud with a diamond marguerite) is lovely but I’m not sure I like the result
Queen Margrethe - it's certainly very majestic but just too big for my taste
Princess Astrid - interesting ring but I'm not sure it's fitting for an engagement
Autumn – plain and boring
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Old 08-25-2009, 06:16 PM
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I have always like QEII's ring as well. Lady Chatto's is beautiful and charming. Queen Margrethe's is impressive, but looks like it might be cumbersome to wear.
I do love Princess Grace's engagment ring, 10 carat plus emerald cut diamond:
http://elitechoice.org/wp-content/up...07/09/ring.jpg

Here is The Duchess of Windsor's engagement ring, a 19 carat emerald set in yellow gold. Not my favorite, but I can appreciate the stone even if the setting is a bit much:
http://ringtherings.files.wordpress....1/p1060676.jpg

Newspaper announcement about Princess Marina's engagement ring:
The Sydney Morning Herald. - Google News Archive Search

And, regardless of how people may have felt about her, I have always admired Diana's engagement ring:
http://www.pricescope.com/idealbb/fi...07710156oy.jpg

I was not particularly impressed with Sarah's ring--not because it isn't lovely, but because it seemed that Andrew was copying Charles, or Sarah was copying Diana.
Duchess of york engagement ring image by njroyal on Photobucket

Princess Margaret's ring:
Royal Jewels of the World Message Board: Re: engagement rings

Here is a thread of additional engagement rings; there are some repeats, but it's well worth viewing. I like the story of the Danish ring. It shows Paola's ring, Beatrix', etc...
It's quite nice.
The Unofficial Royal Family Site :: View topic - Royal Engagement Rings
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Old 08-27-2009, 02:46 PM
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Crown jewels: The fabulous rings which sealed the love of Europe's royal couples
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Old 09-13-2009, 11:34 PM
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Lady Frederick Windsor's engagement ring:

http://i32.tinypic.com/2ccmg7k.jpg

I think its a very beautiful ring.
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Old 09-14-2009, 10:31 AM
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Lady Frederick Windsor's engagement ring:

http://i32.tinypic.com/2ccmg7k.jpg

I think its a very beautiful ring.
Well, this shape of the ring is beautiful, and it contains the elements of classic and modern ideas.
Hope we'll see it a bit larger than it is.
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Old 12-04-2009, 04:31 PM
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Arrow The Signet Ring Thread

Please post any pictures and close-ups that you have of Royals or Nobles wearing their signet rings, i think it is quite interesting to see how their was made since they can choose whether to reveal their entire coat or arms or only the dominant elements. The way you wear a signet ring can also indicate whether their heart is taken or not, when a ring is worn towards the exterior of the hand (the shield/coat of arms facing away from the body) it means that they are not married or engaged, while if they wear it towards themselves it means that they are or have been married. However it seems that the nobility in certain countries such as Polen does not respect this rule which is rather common in France or Germany.
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Old 12-04-2009, 04:49 PM
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Prince Charles signet ring.
http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/200...05_450x450.jpg
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Old 12-04-2009, 04:59 PM
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Ah, thank you lumutqueen.
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Old 12-04-2009, 05:46 PM
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Louis Earl Mountbatten of Burma:

http://i46.tinypic.com/33xa2q0.jpg

The Duke of Windsor:

http://i48.tinypic.com/rsht9i.jpg

Prince Michael of Kent:

http://i48.tinypic.com/288o8e1.jpg

Princess Michael of Kent:

http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/s.../R013-5809.jpg
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Old 12-04-2009, 05:50 PM
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Thank you, very nice pictures!
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Old 12-08-2009, 06:09 AM
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At royalnews.de is a gallery about rings worn by royals:

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Old 12-08-2009, 01:54 PM
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Princess Michael of Kent:

http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/s.../R013-5809.jpg

I would love to take this woman to get a manicure! Those nails are just awful. (Might get her a pedicure too, if her nails are that bad, I can't imagine what her feet look like!).
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Old 12-09-2009, 06:14 PM
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Here is The Duchess of Windsor's engagement ring, a 19 carat emerald set in yellow gold. Not my favorite, but I can appreciate the stone even if the setting is a bit much:
http://ringtherings.files.wordpress....1/p1060676.jpg
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I quite like the ring. I agree that the setting is a bit too much.
I own a very similar ring, the stone is a green tourmaline instead of an emerald. The setting however is only gold and that looks much better IMO.
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Duchess of Windsor's Engagement Ring

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I quite like the ring. I agree that the setting is a bit too much.
I own a very similar ring, the stone is a green tourmaline instead of an emerald. The setting however is only gold and that looks much better IMO.
This is not the original setting. It was reset in c. 1950 (according to the Christie's auction catalogue.)
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Something for everyone...

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...for it's simplicity and the idea behind it.
Isn't it wonderful that the world of jewelry can accommodate all of us! I like ALL the rings, because of the sentiment. It is only recent that women had any hand at all in their engagement rings. Whatever was presented was accepted. In 1929, my grandfather presented my grandma with a pearl brooch as an engagement gift. It's only recently that we've become so fussy.

I think Letizia's ring is lovely. I also like the Egyptian way of no engagement ring at all. The plain band is worn on the left during engagement and moved to the right at the wedding. Muslim men may not wear gold, so their rings are either silver or platinum.

In Ireland the Claddagh is widely used as an engagement and wedding ring, depending on how it's worn. The left hand is the wedding finger in Ireland.

Sarah Chatto's ring is a very middle-class English cluster. My sisters in law have rings like that.

I'd like to think that all of these royal ladies, like me, would have privately accepted a piece of string if the man I loved was proposing!
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