Create Your Own Royal Engagement

It's common knowledge that we Americans are obsessed with royals – especially those fabulous royal weddings! And perhaps the royal family has a bit more interest in us Americans, seeing as how Prince Harry found his true love in California native Meghan Markle. Once again we find ourselves in a royal wedding fever pitch. And along with this amazing love connection, we are all talking about royal engagement rings.

News reports have told us that Ms. Markle's is a three-stone diamond ring, designed by Prince Harry himself using stones from Botswana and his mother, Princess Diana's, private collection. The significance of the three diamonds has deep meaning and sentiment for both Prince Harry and Ms. Markle. A three-stone ring is instantly symbolic, not just of a current love and commitment, but it also reaches back into the past and looks forward to the future. Ms. Markle's three-stone ring is a celebration of their amazing love story, a reflection of his mother's abiding love, and a new hope for their own future together.

The ring Prince William gave Kate Middleton originally belonged to his mother, Princess Diana. The 12-carat oval-cut blue sapphire is surrounded by fourteen solitaire diamonds, and is arguably the most famous and important sapphire ring in history. Interestingly, Prince Charles didn't propose with the ring. Instead, he had a selection of ring designs shown to Diana and she made her own elegant choice. Since that time, gemstone rings have become more and more popular as engagement rings. Even almost forty years later, the trend isn't slowing down.

While royal weddings offer a glimpse into the fabulous lifestyle of the European monarchy, they are also, in effect, a simple love story. Your own love story is as romantic, and as much of a fairy tale as any prince or princesses – and your engagement ring can be as well!

At Zales, you can find an amazing selection of both diamond and gemstone engagement rings. Channel your inner duchess with a breathtaking sapphire (or other gemstone) style from the Your Stone, Your Story Collection. Or go a bit more traditional and celebrate the symbolism of your love with a three-stone diamond design from the Past, Present, Future Collection. Of course other diamond and gemstone styles are available too.

Zales has been known as The Diamond Store for nearly 100 years. When it comes to your own royal wedding, you can count on us for timeless and stylish designs, affordable pricing and financing options, and excellent customer service. We'll help you make her feel like a princess.

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