The engagement ring of Princess Eugenie, the Duke of York, is both traditional and unique. There are many stunning royal engagement rings, including Kate Middleton’s brilliant sapphire ring and Meghan Markle’s three-stone bespoke ring. Princess Eugenie’s bauble is perhaps the most notable for its unique pink center.
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It also deserves major praises for the thoughtful reasons it was created. Jack Brooksbank, her long-term love, proposed to Eugenie in Nicaragua in January 2018. He presented her with the pink sapphire ring because he loved her so much. It’s amazing how she changes colors. Continue reading to find out more about Princess Eugenie’s unique engagement ring and the other tributes it makes to the royal family.
Design of Princess Eugenie’s Ring
The center stone of Princess Eugenie’s engagement ring is the true centerpiece: a rare gemstone called Padparadscha sapphire. This gem has a soft pink hue that is different from the deep blue color commonly associated with the word “sapphire”. Note: The term “pad-paraj-a” is pronounced in Sanskrit and means “lotus blossom.” Brooksbank was also astonished to hear the strange word in the couple’s interview with BBC. According to the Natural Sapphire Company the rare stone is mainly found in Sri Lanka and Madagascar. Blue sapphires, on the other hand, can be found all over the globe, including Australia, Thailand, India, and Australia.
Estimated cost of Princess Eugenie’s Ring
The exact value and cost of Princess Eugenie’s engagement ring is not known. However, experts have tried to estimate the cost of this special sparkler. Angelina Chen, senior vice president and senior specialist in the jewelry section at Christie’s in New York said that it’s a rare sapphire type that resonates with collectors. The color is a very special shade of pink and orange, and only a few sapphires are granted the Padparadscha designation on a gem certificate. Gem-quality stones, which are those that have not been subject to heat treatment, can fetch prices of anywhere from $10,000 to $50,000 per carat at an auction. The Princess Eugenie’s ring has a 5-carat-tall stone. It could be worth between $50,000 and $250,000.
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Michael Arnstein (President of the Natural Sapphire Company) had a less optimistic estimate. He estimated that the ring would be worth anywhere from $35,000 to $55,000, which is still not a great deal. The Duchess of Cambridge’s blue sapphire ring that measures approximately 12 carats, designed by Garrard royal jeweler, is roughly $500,000.
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The Meaning and History of the Ring
Jack Brooksbank and Princess Eugenie announced their engagement in January 2018. Royal fans were excited to see the dazzling ring and soon began to make comparisons with Kate Middleton’s sapphire bauble. It was easy to see why there were comparisons: both the Duchess and Princess Eugenie have large centers surrounded by diamond halos. However, Eugenie’s ring is more rectangular in shape. Brooksbank was inspired by Princess Eugenie’s mother Sarah Ferguson, despite the similarities to Middleton’s famous ring.