A Guide to Meghan Markle’s Engagement Ring

A Guide to Meghan Markle’s Engagement Ring

Prince Harry got engaged to actress Meghan Markle in November 2017, which started the Meghan engagement ring phenomenon. The story behind how Meghan and Harry got engaged is something of a contemporary fairytale. Diamond Heaven’s guide takes you through every detail of Meghan Markle’s engagement ring.

Prince Harry Designed the Ring

The Duchess of Cambridge’s trilogy engagement ring broke tradition from the Royal Family as Prince Harry designed the ring himself, with assistance from Cleave & Company. 

The ring features three diamonds, one cushion-cut centre stone and two round-cut stones on either side of the band. The original ring featured a yellow gold band, allowing each diamond to stand out. Our 3-Stone Cushion Diamond Ring has many similarities to Meghan Markle’s engagement ring, and the round cut side diamonds compliment the cushion cut centre beautifully, with a lovely twist in the side profile of the setting to give it something different and unique to you. You can choose to have this ring design made with naturally mined diamonds or choose lab-grown diamonds and compare the price differences between the two options, allowing you to add your personal touch to your unique, royal-inspired proposal.

How Many Carats is Meghan’s Engagement Ring?

Meghan’s original engagement ring was estimated to be 4.5 carats. The ring consists of a three-carat cushion-cut centre stone, with two round-cut side stones, with each stone being approximately 0.75 carats each. In 2019, the Duchess of Cambridge replaced the yellow gold band with a thin micro-pave band, increasing the engagement ring’s carat weight to 5 carats.

How Much Did Meghan’s Engagement Ring Cost?

This three-stone engagement ring is estimated to be worth as much as $200,000 US dollars (£157,053 in British pound sterling). The 4C’s (Cut, Clarity, Colour and Carat) play a pivotal role in the price of any diamond jewellery. The higher the clarity, the clearer the diamond is, thus adding more value as the highest categories are much rarer to find on the market. With our cushion cut trilogy engagement rings, you can choose the colour, clarity, cut and carat weight and edit the perfect engagement ring whilst keeping within your price range. Why not try it out on our cushion cut trilogy ring with round-cut diamond sides? 

Where Did the Diamonds on Meghan Markle’s Trilogy Ring Come From?

The three-carat cushion-cut centre stone came from Botswana, where Harry and Meghan spent their first holiday together. The round side stones on Meghan’s engagement ring came from Princess Diana’s collection, Harry’s late mother. What a wonderful way to honour her and add that personal touch to the ring you can pass down from generation to generation. Why not bring a contemporary twist to your Meghan Markle-inspired trilogy ring with a slightly different diamond cut shape? Many people are not aware that cushion-cut diamonds come in elongated shapes. Why not choose something similar to this with a radiant trilogy ring with round cut sides?  This ring features a stunning radiant cut diamond centre stone, and its oblong centre shape pulls all the focus to the centre of the ring even with a smaller carat weight, it will stand out beautifully due to its long rectangle style shape. To give it that Megan Markle-inspired touch, it is complemented with one round brilliant cut diamond on each side of the radiant cut diamond, giving that final trilogy appearance. What better way to add an essence of royalty to your engagement ring when the time comes to ask that all-important question?

Pop the question in style with a Meghan Markle-inspired engagement ring from Diamond Heaven. Create an unforgettable proposal by buying your engagement band online or booking an appointment at your nearest Diamond Heaven showroom today. Our friendly diamond consultants will be with you throughout your engagement ring-buying journey.