MEGHAN MARKLE DEBUTS NEW RING
Stop what you’re doing, Meghan Markle has a new ring and we simply can’t get enough. Even though the Duchess of Sussex made her first public appearance post-baby two weeks ago, fans only recently started buzzing over an upgrade she seemingly made to her three-stone engagement ring. Here’s everything you need to know from Meghan Markle’s new ring:
1. MEGHAN MARKLE’S RING FROM PRINCE HARRY
Have you noticed? The Duchess of Sussex made her first public appearance after her maternity leave with not only one, but two new editions; her beautiful baby boy, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor and what seems to be a beautiful new band on her engagement ring.
Meghan seemingly debuted these subtle changes to her wedding ring from Prince Harry only weeks after the birth of her baby. Even though these changes went unnoticed at her appearance during the at the Trooping the Colour ceremony for Queen Elizabeth II, her fans can’t stop talking about these changes. Could it be that the Duchess of Sussex made the change to accommodate her new eternity band or rather ‘push present’ from Harry?
According to Elaine Swann, etiquette expert and founder of the Swann School of Protocol, it “may have been done to keep in line with the new eternity band she began wearing right after baby Archie was born.” View a picture of Meghan Markle’s wedding ring:
On the other hand, experts speculate the changes to Meghan’s ring were up to personal preference. A British etiquette expert and coach, William Hanson told HuffPost, “Jewelry is so personal, and it is fairly normal that the current wearers of heirlooms get them adjusted and tailored to suit their own tastes and current trends,” he shared.
2. WHAT’S A PUSH PRESENT?
For new mothers a baby is truly a remarkable gift, but so are diamonds. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the term, ‘push present’, let’s enlighten you. A push present is a modern way to congratulate a woman on her new bundle of joy. When it comes to push presents, Hollywood’s elite sure know how it’s done. Whether it’s a black Ferrari for Kylie Jenner or an exquisite pair of diamond earrings worth $2.5 million for the one and only, Jennifer Lopez, push presents have simply become a must for new celebrity mothers.
3. OTHER ROYAL LADIES WHO HAVE CHANGED THEIR ENGAGEMENT RINGS
Meghan Markle is by no means the first royal to have made a change to her engagement ring. A few weeks after Prince Charles proposed to Lady Diana Spencer in 1981, the world caught a first glimpse of the newly-engaged couple, and the gorgeous engagement ring, The ring, which she had picked out herself, consisted of a 12ct oval blue Ceylon sapphire surrounded by 14 solitaire diamonds set in 18K white gold. On the official engagement photos, the ring only had eight prongs – two in each corner. Years after their wedding, six more prongs were added. The ring has since been passed down to Prince William's wife, Catherine Middleton. When Kate received the ring, it was slightly too big for her, so the Crown Jeweller, G. Collins and Sons, were asked to resize it. They resized the ring from size I to H by placing small platinum beads inside the ring’s band.
Another iconic engagement ring that has been modified is that of Crown Princess Mary of Denmark. The elaborate ruby cut diamond engagement ring, matching the national colours of Denmark, was presented to her by Prince Frederik of Denmark in autumn 2003. The stunning ring features a dazzling emerald-cut diamond with two emerald-cut rubies on either side. The princess later upgraded the ring’s sparkle by adding another smaller diamond next to each of the rubies.
4. HOW YOU CAN UPDATE YOUR ENGAGMENT RING
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