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Josefine 01-07-2003 02:53 AM

Royal Rings - all types
 
If you have any pictures of them, post them here

Julia 02-10-2003 04:52 PM

Marie-Chantal's cabochon sapphire and diamond engagment ring...

photo from: Rex Features

http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/8...ring4re.th.jpg

Mia 06-05-2003 03:25 AM

The engagement ring of Queen Elizabeth. The grand diamond on the solitaire ring is detached from a Greek tiara, which prince Philip got from his mother. I wonder why Her Majesty keeps the golden wedding ring behind the engagement ring? It could give at least some protection to the solitaire when worn first on the finger.

Does somebody recognize the watch? A Patek Philippe perhaps?
Photo from Corbis.

http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/4...beth0yi.th.jpg

Mia 06-05-2003 03:33 AM

BTW, it is said that Marie Chantal's ring has besides the cabouchon cut sapphire also a heart shaped diamond. Quite unusual combination, but when the stones are obviously of a great quality, I guess it's OK.

The ring of Fergie. I read from somewhere that when Andrew proposed with this ring, it had an emerald on it. Fergie made him change the stone to a ruby (which was wise because of the higher durability of ruby). The ring is probably from Garrard. Maybe someone can correct me if I'm wrong.

Also a group of other jewelry can be seen on this picture... She must like jewelry:
Photo from Corbis.

http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/2...rgie3jt.th.jpg

Mia 06-05-2003 03:38 AM

And the ring of Diana. The sapphire is enormous as well as the diamonds encircling the center stone. Definitely good choice of coloured stone.

Photos from Corbis. Thanks Corbis!

http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/2449/diana9uu.th.jpg http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/1...ana27iu.th.jpg http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/6...ana32fo.th.jpg

Josefine 06-05-2003 04:42 AM

1. 2. Sophie Rhys Jones engagement ring

http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/2...ain14ca.th.jpg http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/1...tain0ha.th.jpg

3. Could this be Queen Silvias Engagement Ring?

http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/4...lvia1cw.th.jpg

4. Princess Märtha Louise & Ari Behn
The engagement rings for the couple have been designed by Behn's grandfather. They have matching rings of white gold with lillies formed by diamonds. Princess Märtha Louise's ring has an extra touch, two hearts made of rubies.

http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/4...rtha1yu.th.jpg

5. HRH Princess Anne's Engagement Ring

http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/9...tain5fe.th.jpg

6. The diamond engagement ring of the late Iranian Princess Soraya
The ring, which was given to the princess by the Shah of Iran in 1950, is made of a 22.37 carat diamond

http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/2...iran9mz.th.jpg

7. Princess Mathilde's engagement ring.

http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/5...gium3um.th.jpg

8. 9. Infanta Elena Engagement Ring

http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/5609/elena0th.th.jpg http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/3...ena14oi.th.jpg

10. Duchess Sophie of Bavaria

http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/6...aria1nr.th.jpg

11. Princess Alexandra of Denmark

http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/8...mark6gt.th.jpg

Mia 06-05-2003 06:39 AM

On this website you can see many of the royal engagement rings of Denmark.

http://www.geocities.com/slaikjaer/royalen...ementrings.html

Princess Alexandra's ring is made of gold, rubies and a diamond. Once again one can see how the colours of the country's flag have been chosen to a royal ring. Maybe it is just a co-incidence?

Queen Silvia's ring is said to be one of these inherited baubles which origin I can't remember. Was it a ring of the mother of King Carl Gustaf? It is supposed to be a solitaire ring of a fairly large diamond and maybe in white gold.

Mia 06-05-2003 06:43 AM

Ooo, the ring of princess Soraya!!! What a huge emerald cut diamond.

But it should be re-cut, I think, because you can see the shank of the ring through the stone which implies that the cut is not the best possible.

Julia 06-05-2003 09:30 AM

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Princess Grace's engagement ring. Rainier originally gave her a ruby and diamond friendship ring which he later replaced w/ a massive 12 carat emerald-cut diamond.

I have some pics of Grace's ring that I will have to scan.

Thanks so much for all of your info, Mia and I loved Princess Diana's aquamarine cocktail ring.

Josefine, thanks so much for all of your photos and work, too!

Mia 06-05-2003 09:59 AM

Thanks Julia! I was very happy to see some new pictures. Especially the info of princess Grace's ring was great. I've seen pictures of both rings you mentioned but didn't know which one was the true engagement ring. Anyway, 12 cts, phew, that is massive!

Jenna1186 06-05-2003 12:22 PM

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Hey Mia,

The reason why one wears his or her wedding ring first is because theres a vain in the ring finger of the left hand that goes to the heart,and you want to have your wedding ring closer to your heart.This also why many people wear the wedding and enagement ring on they left hand, although I have see some people wear they rings on the other hand,many of them being european I wonder if this is a tradition in europe?

If you look on Queen Noor's left hand you'll see her enagement and wedding rings,from what I've read in her book the enagement ring is a gold ring encrusted with tiny white and yellow diamonds.Sorry thats its not a better picture.

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Julia 06-05-2003 05:31 PM

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Hi Mia and Jenna!

12 carats is huge! There is a still of Grace in the film High Society where you can see the ring perfectly. I am going to try and find it. It was/is a gorgeous ring. I can't remember if there are ruby baguettes on either side of the diamond or not. If there are they are quite small.

I love the story of wearing the ring on the left finger and the heart line...so very romantic!


1. Sarah Ferguson's engagement ring. From www.corbis.com

2. Maxima's engagement ring. I believe that I read that W-A designed her ring and that the diamond is either a yellow or orange fancy diamond. from: Rex Features

3. Mette-Marit's ring. From: Rex Features

4. Princess Caroline and fiancee' Philippe Junot. Too bad you cannot see her engagement ring very well!

5. Another photo of Maxima's ring.

Alexandria 06-06-2003 02:14 AM

Great topic, everybody and thanks for posting all these great rings. I noticed that royals tend to favour coloured stones for engagement rings. I saw a lot of saphires, rubies, emeralds and yellow stones. Not too many diamond engagement rings, as is the custom here in North America (Canada). Is it more "European" to have a coloured stone for an engagement ring? And what would everybody else prefer for an engagement ring?

Mia 06-06-2003 03:07 AM

Yes, I've heard the theory of the vena amoris (lat.), the vein of love. It was believed already in the ancient Egypt that this special vein led straight from the heart to the third finger of left hand. Third finger indeed, because thumb wasn't concidered as a finger.

But we live in a modern world and know that the vascular system is a bit more complex thing than that. And we know that sometimes our heart is in our head. = )

I'm still of that opinion that the higher ring i.e. the ring with stone should be worn behind. Otherwise it covers behind the little plain hoop which the wedding ring usually is. Furthermore the higher ring is usually also the more expensive ring which at least I would like to protect from getting lost or getting hit against something when doing the everyday household work etc.

In Finland people tend to wear their rings quite often in the order in which they received the rings. We start with the plain gold hoop as an engagement ring and choose perhaps a small diamond ring for a wedding ring. So in this case again the solitaire or half hoop ring goes in front while the more plain ring is there behind it, which I still find a bit weird.

The rings are to be seen by others. You don't put the shortest pupils on the backrow for the class photo either!

Josefine 07-02-2003 09:17 AM

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Princess Maximas ring
On this pic (which is a replica)

rop81 07-08-2003 12:32 PM

Are there one engagement ring and one wedding ring? Or do they use the same ring at the wedding?

The speaker at King Carl-Gustaf and Queen Silvias wedding atleast said that the wedding ring was new, not an old family thing.
Does anyone know if she has an old engagement ring aswell?

Would love to see pictures if anyone has some..

mimmi 08-14-2003 09:04 PM

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Another of Mette-Marit's ring:

Julia 10-08-2003 01:00 PM

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Mary's engagement ring. An either square or emerald cut diamond with two ruby baguettes on either side...

Mia 10-08-2003 01:32 PM

Or an emerald cut diamond in the center (1.5 - 2.0 cts or so) and two emerald cut rubies as side stones... Anyway once again a ring with the colours of the nation and a very modern design. Good choice!

Thank you for the pic!

xicamaluca 11-08-2003 08:03 PM

A better view from Letizia Engagement Ring :flower:

Hola
http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/8...loa24nc.th.jpg

missally 11-09-2003 08:27 PM

Does anybody know what stones are in Laetizia's ring? Are they aquamarines with diamonds in platinum?

USCtrojan 11-09-2003 11:18 PM

Letizia wears a 16 Begettes diamond ring sided on each side with a trim of white gold.

Fireweaver 11-10-2003 02:45 AM

Sarah Armstrong-Jones, daughter of Princess Margaret of GB and I, niece of HM Queen Elizabeth II.
Pic from www.corbis.com

http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/8...atto6ls.th.jpg

Angel S. 11-18-2003 04:54 PM

For those who wanted to see Queen Rania's ring, I think this is it. I could be mistaken though.

http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/6158/rania4oh.th.jpg

TOMMIX 11-18-2003 05:12 PM

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It says the ring is a 2 carat diamond surrounded by two cabochon rubies. I wonder what a cabochon ruby looks like.
Beebee,
This is what a cabochon ruby looks like-

Angel S. 11-18-2003 05:12 PM

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Originally posted by Angel S.@Nov 18th, 2003 - 3:54 pm
For those who wanted to see Queen Rania's ring, I think this is it. I could be mistaken though.
Here it is again, I could not find it any bigger, sorry.

http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/3...nia11xq.th.jpg

Alexandria 11-18-2003 05:32 PM

Very nice find with Lady Sarah Chatto's ring, Fireweaver. I hadn't ever seen her ring before. I like her setting a lot, although I'm not quite as convinced with the weaving pattern around the band.

Mandy 11-19-2003 06:54 PM

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Here is another photo of Mette-Marit's ring.
www.scanpix.dk

Julia 01-06-2004 05:08 PM

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Princess Clotilde of Savoy's engagement ring...

missally 01-14-2004 09:03 PM

Does anyone know how big the rubies and diamonds are on Clothilde's ring?

USCtrojan 01-14-2004 11:05 PM

Sorry don't know that, but, that is a stunning ring..... oh so beautiful..... Puts some of the other royal wedding/engagment rings (not putting then down) to shame in a way. Not to put them down.....

samitude 05-07-2004 12:05 PM

Here's a picture of the ring that Prince Gustav zu-Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg gave to Elvire when he was engaged to her in 2001. It's quite large! I hope she gave it back to him!

Photo

Alexandria 05-07-2004 12:48 PM

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Originally posted by samitude@May 7th, 2004 - 11:05 am
Here's a picture of the ring that Prince Gustav zu-Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg gave to Elvire when he was engaged to her in 2001. It's quite large! I hope she gave it back to him!

Photo

:lol:

I hope she gave it back, too! That would be a very valuable piece! Was the ring he gave her from the Berleburg family or have any historical significance at all?

micas 06-16-2004 06:19 PM

From Hola Magazine!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mette Marit

http://ap.hola.com/votaciones/imagen/reale...ga-anillo-a.jpg

Mathilde

http://ap.hola.com/votaciones/imagen/reale...debelgica-a.jpg

WE can vote for rings , veil, dress and many more in Hola magazine

http://www.hola.com/

Danielle 06-29-2004 08:03 AM

Princess Astrid - I'm not sure if it's her engagement ring or not.

Astrid


Engagement ring of Princess Alexia of Greece

Princess Alexia of Greece

Paulina 07-07-2004 03:35 AM

My vote for most interesting ring goes to Clothilde's ring of hearts. I just think it interesting that the heart is facing a left or right direction, instead of facing Clothilde or facing the person who would be shaking or kissing her hand.

IMO diamonds and platinum go with everything. Diamonds are far less valuable, though, than rubies (most rare) or sapphires or emeralds. Maybe that is why royals wear the colored stones.

Is platinum a popular metal for rings in Europe or other places? It is here in the US. And it is really durable. You can smack your ring in a file cabinet and it will come out okay. One's finger, maybe not come out okay. :P

Mia 07-07-2004 08:07 AM

Clotilde's ring is really special. The design, materials and work seem to be superb. I guess, I too would vote for her ring.

You are right, Paulina, in that the top quality rubies (over two carat stones of best "pigeon blood" colour, no visible inclusions, excellent cut) are (usually) more valuable than white diamonds of good quality but the rest of the coloured stones sapphires and emeralds are (usually) less expensive. Of course there are always exceptions in gemmology. That's why the "usuallys" :lol:

Platinum is nice in that sense that it is white when white gold alloys have sometimes colour problems after the rhodium plating is worn off. Platinum gets though more easily scratched than the average white gold alloys - the surface of platinum rings get this silky patina but it actually looks quite nice. I wouldn't call platinum harder but somehow sturdier metal. Some goldsmiths have described finishing a platinum piece (which means the polishing) like trying to polish tar. Difficult.

Platinum is interesting people more and more here in Northern Europe, but usually the customers are surprised when they hear how expensive it is compared to other precious metals.

Jasl 07-14-2004 03:17 AM

Very nice!

Actually Letizia's engagement ring reminds me of Mary's wedding ring... diamonds all around.

What does letizia's wedding ring look like (perhaps wrong topic though).

nouwrein 07-14-2004 03:33 AM

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Originally posted by Jasl@Jul 14th, 2004 - 1:17 am
Very nice!

Actually Letizia's engagement ring reminds me of Mary's wedding ring... diamonds all around.

What does letizia's wedding ring look like (perhaps wrong topic though).

I think they have a simple gold band as wedding ring

Felipe's
Letizia's

missally 07-26-2004 02:44 AM

Letizia's engagement ring is very plain - it's lovely more like a wedding band. Does anyone know how big the diamonds are?

samitude 08-25-2004 07:08 PM

Here's a photo of Queen Margrethe's engagement ring.

Photo

USCtrojan 08-26-2004 05:16 PM

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Originally Posted by samitude
Here's a photo of Queen Margrethe's engagement ring.

Photo


It looks as though there are two rings there, and they are BOTH HUGE!

USCtrojan 08-26-2004 05:17 PM

Clothildhe's ring is most defanitly special. Very beautiful!

Mia 08-30-2004 04:41 AM

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Originally Posted by chanel
It looks as though there are two rings there, and they are BOTH HUGE!

It is one ring with two stones. Maybe 3 - 4cts each. Yes, the stones are huge.

lucys 08-30-2004 11:14 AM

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Originally Posted by nouwrein
I think they have a simple gold band as wedding ring

Felipe's
Letizia's

This is sort of off the topic again, but it's a lovely stroy about the gold used for Felipe and Letizia's wedding rings.

There is a small town in Asturias where the men--for the sake of maintaining old traditions--still sift for gold in the river the way it was done in Roman times. As a wedding gift to the Prince and then future Princess these men sifted for gold until they had found enough gold for two wedding bands, and this was the gold used to make the rings. Pretty neat, huh!

Mia 08-30-2004 03:09 PM

It reminds me of the wedding rings of the British royal family... They are traditionally made of Welsh gold.

kaasmejsje 09-22-2004 09:15 AM

sorry girls,
cant help you with the royal engagement rings but i have something to compensate them all in once ;)
pic from the engagement party in Latakia.

http://pro.corbis.com/images/DWF15-6...-0bae91afcef4}

Mandy 09-23-2004 06:50 PM

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Here is another view of Queen Margrethe's engagement ring. (Left hand)
APL pictures.

missally 09-26-2004 08:43 PM

Margarethe's engagement ring is absolutely huge. Even though the pics aren't that clear, it is obvious that the diamonds are massive!!!!

USCtrojan 09-27-2004 04:46 AM

Its so large, it looks as though the diamonds have melted on her hand... that is how large they are. WOW!

ILoveCristina 10-04-2004 07:28 AM

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are these two the same ones? Don't look alike...

USCtrojan 10-04-2004 07:09 PM

They don't seem to look alike only slightly. However, I believe they might be the same.

missally 10-04-2004 09:39 PM

Letizia's ring is lovely but it looks more like a wedding band or a dress ring rather than an engagement ring.

tiff_tiff_tiff2000 10-07-2004 08:25 AM

Since we're also talking about wedding rings here, here's a great photo of both the engagement and wedding ring of Crown Princess Mary (the photo was posted by Mayflower from the Crown Princess Mary forum) :

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...r/11a4f1b8.jpg

princessvalondra 11-06-2004 05:01 PM

Are there any close up's of Princess Grace's engagement ring?

Danielle 11-06-2004 05:20 PM

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Are there any close up's of Princess Grace's engagement ring?

I found some. I don't know if they have already been posted. They're not very clear though, but you get the idea.:p

lasu 11-07-2004 06:16 PM

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Here is a close up of Mary's rings, taken from the picture posted above by tiff_tiff_tiff2000.

MoonlightRhapsody 11-08-2004 07:09 PM

I didn't mcuh care for Letizia's engagement ring simply because it didn't look like an engagement ring. It was more of a wedding or eternity band.

Although I thoroughly dislike this woman, I have to conceed that Clotilde has a nice engagement ring, very whimsical and romantic; good choice by Filiberto.

pdas1201 11-09-2004 01:33 AM

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Engagement Rings


1) Infanta Elena
2) Queen Elizabeth II
3) Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York
4) Princess Astrid of Belgium
5) Viscountess of Althorp
6) Princess Alexandra of Denmark
7) Princess Caroline of Hanover
8) Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxemburg
9) Grand Duchess Josephine Charlotte of Luxemburg

The last two rings are very similar, that type of engagement is probably worn by all luxemburg royal brides. Its looks like cabachon ruby, I could be wrong....

Mandy 12-14-2004 03:46 PM

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Infanta Cristina engagement ring.

norwegianne 12-14-2004 05:14 PM

To those inquiring about Queen Sonja's engagement ring... Actually, I believe that the engagement ring that Mette-Marit wears is one that has passed down in the family. Crown Princess Märtha was the first to wear it, then Harald gave it to Sonja, and now Haakon has given it to Mette-Marit.

Anyone's free to correct me if I'm wrong, though.

loving silvia and carl gustaf 12-15-2004 11:43 AM

I have an old book about different royals, and in that it says that Harald and Sonja went into a jewelrystore and picked out the cheapest rings they could find. His kosted 63 kr. and her ring kosted 61 kr. In his she wrote "your Sonja", in her ring he wrote "your Harald"...

norwegianne 12-15-2004 11:49 AM

That might have been rings they bought before they were officially engaged... because I just found the link where I read the previous news: http://tux1.aftenposten.no/nyheter/iriks/d177664.htm (The Press Conference following Haakon and Mette-Marit's engagement)

I'll try to see if I can find a picture from the press conference that was held when Harald and Sonja became engaged.

loving silvia and carl gustaf 12-16-2004 12:33 PM

I'm sure you're right! Anyway I thought it was cute what they wrote in eachother's rings!...Great page you linked!

rchainho 12-16-2004 12:44 PM

Someone can explain me why Infanta Elena and Queen Sophia doesn't wear the engagement rings? Why the kings os spain and the dukes of lugo wear the wedding ring in the little figger?

MoonlightRhapsody 12-16-2004 02:56 PM

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Originally Posted by rchainho
Why the kings os spain and the dukes of lugo wear the wedding ring in the little figger?

Are you sure? It could be on their right ring finger. For some reason that I don' know, some Catholics wear their wedding rings on the right finger. As the the Queen and the Infanta's engagement rings, engagement rings aren't as important as the wedding ring. It could have just been a, sort of place-holder for the wedding ring.

Humera 12-16-2004 03:23 PM

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Crown Princess Sarah of Brunei

Humera 12-16-2004 03:25 PM

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Queen Saleha of Brunei

Elsa M. 12-16-2004 03:46 PM

http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...chmentid=67342

Gosh! What is that? An engagement ring or a wealthy display?

Humera 12-16-2004 04:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Elsa M.
http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...chmentid=67342

Gosh! What is that? An engagement ring or a wealthy display?

The women of the Brueian royal family, especially the Queen, wear spectacular jewels not just on special occasions, but on their official duties. Its not so much about display I think, because everyone already knows how incredibly wealthy they are, its more like tradition. That just seems to be the way they do things.

galuhcandrakirana 12-17-2004 09:40 AM

I like princess sarah's ring.... but the queen's ring seems too big for her finger. Thanks for the picts

rchainho 12-17-2004 02:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Moonlightrhapsody
Are you sure? It could be on their right ring finger. For some reason that I don' know, some Catholics wear their wedding rings on the right finger. As the the Queen and the Infanta's engagement rings, engagement rings aren't as important as the wedding ring. It could have just been a, sort of place-holder for the wedding ring.

No in the little fingr they have the marriage ring and the royal family ring. Just that!

Guess Who 12-18-2004 02:03 AM

I like CP Sara's ring.Its so simple but rich

GrandDuchess 02-10-2005 05:37 PM

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The engagement ring of Camilla Parker-Bowles, soon to be HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, the ring is an emerald cut diamond of a few carats:

Elspeth 02-10-2005 06:11 PM

News reports are saying that Camilla's ring is a family heirloom. Does anybody recognise it as belonging to one of the previous generation of royal ladies?

ElisaR 02-11-2005 07:43 PM

I have no idea. :confused:


Anyway, Charles doesn't seem to have done too much effort; I prefer a new ring made from family stones and with a personal touch, like the Queen's engagement ring. :)

GrandDuchess 02-13-2005 02:21 PM

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Camilla Parker-Bowles's ring is appararently a family heirloom - so it might not just be something the press is saying. Apparently the ring last belonged to Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. Here is a picture of her wearing it, from Getty:

MoonlightRhapsody 02-13-2005 04:12 PM

The Queen Mum might be rolling in her grave to have Camilla wear something she valued so much. It's been frequently said that the Queen Mum was an adamant and staunch opposer of Charle's relationship with Camilla.

Princess Sparkles 02-14-2005 07:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Moonlightrhapsody
The Queen Mum might be rolling in her grave to have Camilla wear something she valued so much. It's been frequently said that the Queen Mum was an adamant and staunch opposer of Charle's relationship with Camilla.

I agree. I'm shocked he'd give her the ring of the Grandmother he supposedly adored.

Someone mentioned on one of the earlier pages, and I agree, that it seems to be a very "European" thing to give coloured gems on engagement rings. In Canada, you rarely see anything but diamond rings...if you want to be really, really different, you'd give an engagement ring set w/ another stone - but in Europe (or is it just amongst royalty?), it seems par for the course to give a ring w/ another stone.

ingenue 02-15-2005 02:08 AM

hmm i find the ring gaudy. would have preferred it reset, the center stone is ok, but having emerald cuts as side stones as well makes the ring outdated... it wouldve been nice if the ring was victorian or edwardian... or a simple solitaire with maybe crescent diamond sidestones...

Elspeth 02-15-2005 03:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Princess Sparkles
I agree. I'm shocked he'd give her the ring of the Grandmother he supposedly adored.

Someone mentioned on one of the earlier pages, and I agree, that it seems to be a very "European" thing to give coloured gems on engagement rings. In Canada, you rarely see anything but diamond rings...if you want to be really, really different, you'd give an engagement ring set w/ another stone - but in Europe (or is it just amongst royalty?), it seems par for the course to give a ring w/ another stone.

In the USA it also seems to be popular to have just a diamond ring, often a solitaire of some sort. In the UK at any rate, all sorts of stones are popular. You can find coloured stones in the USA, but diamond-only ones do seem to be the most common.

marezdote 05-27-2005 09:25 AM

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Here is a big close up of Mathilde's engagement ring.

hilal 07-05-2005 04:51 AM

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Princess Noor Hamzah's Wedding ring

hilal 07-05-2005 04:54 AM

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Queen Alia of Jordan

hilal 07-05-2005 04:57 AM

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Princess Rym Ali of Jordan

hilal 07-07-2005 05:14 AM

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Farah Daghistani

galuhcandrakirana 07-08-2005 05:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by marezdote
Here is a big close up of Mathilde's engagement ring.

lovely ring, but it looks little bit masculine in style:cool:

planetcher 07-09-2005 12:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Elsa M.
Thank you very much indeed, Mandy! :)

Cristina's engagement ring seems very simlilar to Letizia's!

Probably because it was Inaki who went with Felipe to purchase Letizia's ring in Barcelona. Maybe it was his suggestion?

delineate 07-09-2005 01:48 AM

I like the shape of the stones in Camilla's ring, but the diamonds look almost black. I don't know if it's because of the setting or something else.

rchainho 07-09-2005 04:57 PM

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Originally Posted by planetcher
Probably because it was Inaki who went with Felipe to purchase Letizia's ring in Barcelona. Maybe it was his suggestion?

What i know, who bought letizia's ring was inaki in barcelona, alone.

LaChicaMadrilena 07-09-2005 05:18 PM

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Originally Posted by rchainho
What i know, who bought letizia's ring was inaki in barcelona, alone.

:eek: Really?! Why? If I were a future bride-to-be (now I am still too young), I would prefer to know, that my fiance had bought my ring himself, it would be more romantic. Maybe Felipe first had chosen the ring in some magazine or sth like that and then Inaki just bought it, because of living in Barcelona.

florawindsor 07-17-2005 10:55 PM

i noticed most of the wings are worn on the left hand, but i also saw picture where people wore it on right hand, does it mean different things when you wear it on the right hand??

MoonlightRhapsody 07-18-2005 02:38 AM

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Originally Posted by florawindsor
i noticed most of the wings are worn on the left hand, but i also saw picture where people wore it on right hand, does it mean different things when you wear it on the right hand??

I think it's a cultural difference only. I know that the Spanish women wear their engagement and wedding rings on the right hand while the other royal ladies wear them on the left hand. Sometimes they separate the engagement and wedding rings by wearing one on each hand. It might be just preference.

It might have something to do with religion; I noticed that Belgium and Spain wore their rings on the right hand.

hilal 07-29-2005 04:14 AM

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Elsa M. 08-03-2005 03:57 PM

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Originally Posted by rchainho
What i know, who bought letizia's ring was inaki in barcelona, alone.

And may I ask how do you know that?
It seems quite nonsense to me, that the engagement ring given by Felipe was something you can buy in a common department store... and moreover that it was bought by his brother-in-law... really it sounds like another crazy story published by gossip magazines...

isabella_ 08-03-2005 10:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Elsa M.
And may I ask how do you know that?
It seems quite nonsense to me, that the engagement ring given by Felipe was something you can buy in a common department store... and moreover that it was bought by his brother-in-law... really it sounds like another crazy story published by gossip magazines...

Well, Elsa, I understand you can find this quite nonsense, taking account of all that silly stuff from the media, but you have to know that…

-First: The engagement ring given by Felipe to Letizia could be bought in the Suarez's, expensive but accessible shops in Madrid and Barcelona.

-Second: Iñaki bought the ring that, obviously, was chosen previously by Felipe...

-Third: In addition, we have to think that when the ring was bought nobody knew still about the engagement so it would had been very suspicious if Felipe would had bought the ring...


And here and article about that from ABC, a Spanish newspaper considered to be quite serious. (http://www.abc.es/informacion/boda/compromiso/03.asp)

MADRID. Once again the tradition has changed. If in the engagements of the Infantas Elenas Cristina the exchange of gifts consisted in a clock of a Swiss mark and a ring, this time Letizia Ortiz has preferred choosing a cuff-links of white gold and sapphire of the Suárez Company, which she bought herself in the jeweller’s shop in Madrid last Tuesday. Felipe has chosen the classic alliance of white gold and diamonds. The gifts are two exclusive pieces of Suárez design whose price on the market would be about 250.000 pesetas (the cuff-links) and 500.000 pesetas, the alliance, which was bought this week in Suárez's in Barcelona where Felipe's brother-in-law, Iñaki Urdangarín went to entrust this gift (these days the Infanta Cristina was with a stomach problem). The couple have chosen two presents that might be called as normal, with modern designs and with average prices.


With all this maybe you can find that information about Iñaki buying the engagement ring less nonsense but anyway… I repeat you that I understand your opinion. And well… Only Felipe and Letizia know who was the one who bought the ring, no matter what media say…;)

madonna23 08-03-2005 11:53 PM

i love farah's (jrf) ring. absolutely stunning. i wish we had a close up on queen alia's because I can't quite see it. ;)

Lady Jennifer 08-04-2005 02:43 AM

Some of the Engagement Rings (like the Brunei Royals) must have cost a fortune (or they are priceless!)! I don't know if I would want to have the pressure of wearing a ring like that on my shoulders. What would happen if something happened to the ring :eek:. But all of the rings are really nice. I wonder if a lot of the Crown Princesses helped pick the ring out or the design or did the future husbands to be pick them out by themselves?

tiaraprin 08-04-2005 04:18 AM

I like Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's ring. Beautiful 3 diamond ring made from diamonds in Princess Alice of Battenberg's collection. Quite nice and not overbearing!! I like Sophie's ring too--Edward did a great job on that.

I had a copy made of Diana, Princess of Wales' engagement ring!!

rchainho 09-18-2005 11:42 AM

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