11 Most Iconic Royal Engagement Rings of All Time

Our picks for the best royal diamond rings of all time, and the best look-alikes for every budget.


You don’t need to be a princess—or a queen—to feel like royalty on your wedding day. Whether your style is classic and traditional or unconventional and alternative, we have complied royal engagement ring inspiration that will make anyone feel regal with their diamond engagement ring.

Here’s your definitive guide to finding a regal diamond engagement ring.

Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex’s Cushion-Cut Diamond Ring (Married 2018)

The diamond ring: A three-stone diamond ring with a 3-carat cushion-cut diamond center flanked by two smaller stones set on a yellow gold band.

Why it’s special: The eco-conscious couple sourced the center stone from Botswana and the two side stones belonged to Harry’s mother, Princess Diana. Meghan recently appeared with a redesigned ring featuring the same stones on a skinny micro-pavé band – a girl’s entitled to change her mind.

Where you can get the look:

De Beers Old Bond Street Cushion-Cut Diamond Ring, $127,000, debeers.com

Jessica McCormack Cushion and Heart Diamond Three-Stone Ring, £55,000, jessicamccormack.com

Kwiat Cushion Diamond with Side Stones, price upon request, kwiat.com

Fred Leighton Cushion Cut Engagement Ring, price upon request, fredleighton.com

Lauren Addison Cushion Brilliant Diamond Ring, price upon request, laurenaddison.com

Grace Kelly, Princess of Monaco’s Emerald-Cut Diamond Ring (Married 1956)

The diamond ring: A platinum Cartier ring with an emerald-cut diamond of more than 10 carats flanked by baguettes on either side.

Why it’s special: Prince Rainier III of Monaco instantly fell for the American siren of the silver screen and proposed just three days after visiting her at her Philadelphia home. The classic Cartier ring sealed the deal.

Where you can get the look:

Kwiat Emerald Cut with Baguette Side Stones, price upon request, kwiat.com

Ashley Zhang Lilian Engagement Ring, $14,950, ashleyzhang.com

Eva Fehren The Infinity Ring, price upon request, evafehren.com

Lang Antiques Mid-Century Emerald-Cut Diamond Ring, $50,000, langantiques.com

Lauren Addison Emerald Cut Ring with Trapezoid Side Stones, price upon request, laurenaddison.com

Queen Camilla’s Art Deco Emerald-Cut Diamond Ring (Married 2005)

The diamond ring: An art-deco-inspired ring featuring a 5-carat emerald-cut center stone with 3 baguette diamonds graduating in size on each side.

Why it’s special: The ring is thought to have come from King Charles’ grandmother’s collection, as the Queen Mum was spotted wearing the ring throughout the 1980s.

Where you can get the look:

Andria Barboné Camille Ring, $62,500, andriabarbone.com

Boghossian Diamond and White gold engagement ring, $56,300, sothebys.com

Erstwhile Art Deco Engagement Ring, $23,500, erstwhile.com

Lang Antiques Art Deco Step-Cut Engagement Ring, $21,750, langantiques.com

Jennie Kwon Rhapsody Diamond ring, from $3,200, jenniwkowndesigns.com

Single Stone Caroline Ring Setting, from $33,000, singlestone.com

Princess Beatrice’s Round Center and Baguette Diamond Ring (Married 2020)

The diamond ring: A round center diamond with two baguettes on either side on a diamond band.

Why it’s special: Beatrice’s husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi is a romantic. He went to British jeweler Shaun Leane with an idea and worked closely with the designer to create this custom design.

Where you can get the look:

Graff Promise round diamond engagement ring, price upon request, graff.com

Lang Antiques Mid-Century Diamond Engagement Ring, $12,750, langantiques.com

Jennie Kwon Melody Ring, from $3,800, jenniekwondesigns.com

Tiffany & Co Three-Stone Engagement Ring, price upon request, tiffany.com

De Beers DB Classic Round Brilliant and Tapered Diamond Ring, from $105,500, debeers.com

Queen Letizia of Spain’s Emerald-Cut Eternity Band (Married 2004)

The diamond ring: An eternity band featuring 16 emerald-cut diamonds set in white gold made by Spanish jewelry brand, Suárez.

Why it’s special: An unexpected choice for a royal couple, an eternity band symbolizes its namesake: Eternal love.

Where you can get the look:

Anna Sheffield Wheat Baguette Eternity Band, $4,450, annasheffield.com

Grace Lee Baguette Eternity Ring, $7,880, gracelee.com

Bucherer Fine Jewelry Baguette Love, price upon request, bucherer.com

Eriness Diamond Vertical Baguette Ring, $16,250, eriness.com

Octavia Elizabeth Ivy Eternity Band, $19,300, octaviaelizabeth.com

Sethi Couture Heritage Baguette Diamond Band, $10,120, sethicouture.com

Suzanne Kalan Bold Diamond Eternity Band, $11,300, suzannekalan.com

Princess Charlene of Monaco’s Pear-Shaped Diamond Ring (Married 2011)

The diamond ring: A 3-carat pear-shaped diamond surrounded by round diamonds.

Why it’s special: It’s a surprisingly classic ring style for the sometimes-edgy Princess. Made by the French jeweler Repossi, the ring is paired with the couple’s matching Cartier platinum wedding bands. Word is that the marriage is on the rocks, but the ring is a keeper.

Harry Winston Bridal Couture Pear Shaped Engagement Ring, price upon request, harrywinston.com

William Goldberg Flawless Pear-Shaped Ring, price upon request, williamgoldberg.com

Pear-shaped diamond engagement ring with halo, $22,000, sothebys.com

Graff Promise Pear Shape Diamond Engagement Ring, $11,000, graff.com

Single Stone Bauer Ring, price upon request, singlestone.com

Sylva & Cie champagne diamond pear shape ring, price upon request, sylvacie.com

Stephanie Gottlieb Fine Jewelry Pear Pave Solitaire Engagement Ring, $8,880, stephaniegottlieb.com

Where you can get the look:

Zara Tindall’s Round Diamond Ring (Married 2011)

The diamond ring: A round diamond center stone is nestled on a platinum pave diamond split shank band.

Why it’s special: Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughter married the longtime love of her life, Mike Tindall, with a ring that he designed just for her.

Where you can get the look:

Cartier Diamond Ballerine Engagement Ring, $33,000, sothebys.com

Greenwich St. Jewelers Rivington Setting, from $3,100, greenwichjewelers.com

Hamilton 1912 Split Shank Ring Setting, from $7,195, hamiltonjewelers.com

Jade Trau Nora Ring, setting from $6,350, jadetrau.com

Mimi So Madrid 2-Row Diamond Engagement Ring Setting, from $5,900, mimiso.com

Queen Margrethe of Denmark’s Two-Stone Diamond Ring (Married 1967)

The diamond ring: A toi et moi (two-stone) featuring two square-cut diamonds on a yellow band.

Why it’s special: The style follows royal tradition: Napoleon Bonaparte proposed to Joséphine with the first toi et moi in 1776. Meaning ‘you and me’, the ring expressed his deep affection for his amour. Clearly Queen Margrethe shared the same type of passion with her husband who passed away in 2018, because she still wears the ring.

Where you can get the look:

Foundrae Forever and Always a Pair, from $22,000, foundrae.com

Jemma Wynne Bespoke Asscher Cut Diamond Open Ring, price upon request, jemmawynne.com

Round cut brilliant diamond bypass ring, $61,840, sothebys.com

Jessica McCormack Signature Emerald Cut Diamond Button Back Toi et Moi Ring, £35,000, jessicamccormack.com

Stephanie Gottlieb Fine Jewelry, 2-stone ring, from $55,000, stephaniegottlieb.com

Messika Toi & Moi Diamond Ring, price upon request, messika.com

Sophie Bille Brahe Celestine Amour, $39,000, sophiebillebrahe.com

Anita Ko Princess Eternity Ring, $4,775, anitako.com

Princess Madeleine of Sweden’s Asscher-Cut Diamond Ring (Married 2013)

The diamond ring: A large Asscher-cut diamond on a micro pave band.

Why it’s special: The daughter of King Carl XVI Gustuf and Queen Silvia of Sweden, who married financier Christopher O’Neill, went for a modern minimalist style. The sleek Asscher-cut sits in a relatively simple setting and she wears it between two skinny pave diamond bands.

Where you can get the look:

Briony Raymond Asscher Cut Diamond Ring, price upon request, brionyraymond.com

Kwiat Vintage Style Engagement Ring with Asscher Diamond and Side Stones, price upon request, kwiat.com

Single Stone Wyler Ring, $24,000, singlestone.com

Stephanie Gottlieb Fine Jewelry, Asscher Cut Baguette Band And A Half Engagement Ring, from $40,000, stephaniegottlieb.com

Princess Sofia of Sweden’s Double Split Band Diamond Ring (Married 2014)

The diamond ring: A round center stone with a micro pave diamond halo on a double-split diamond band.

Why it’s special: The girl gets her prince, and more. The smitten Prince Carl Philip surprised his beautiful model then girlfriend, Sofia Hellqvist, with a ring that he designed himself. The ring is enhanced with a super sparkling diamond wedding band. Dreams really do come true!

Where you can get the look:

Boghossian Merveilles Diamond Engagement Ring, price upon request, boghossianjewels.com

Greenwich St. Jewelers Sullivan Engagement Ring Setting, from $4,500, greenwichjewelers.com

Fred Leighton Round Diamond Engagement Ring with 3-Row Band, price upon request, fredleighton.com

Mimi So Astor Diamond Halo Engagement Ring Setting, from $6,000, mimiso.com

Schlumberger by Tiffany & Co Ribbon Engagement Ring, price upon request, tiffany.com

Sophie, Countess of Wessex’s Three-Stone Ring (Married 1999)

The diamond ring: A 2-carat round center stone flanked by two smaller heart-shaped diamonds made by Royal Jeweler Garrard.

Why it’s special: “If it catches the sun, you’ll be blinded,” Edward joked about the ring when the couple announced their engagement. The heart-shaped diamonds on each side are ultra-romantic and fit for a royal.

Where you can get the look:

De Beers DB Classic Round Brilliant and Pear Shaped Diamond Ring, from $13,800, debeers.com

Greenwich St. Jewelers Willet Ring Setting, from $1,550, greenwichjewelers.com

Norman Silverman Three-stone engagement ring, from $15,750, londonjewelers.com

Classic Winston Heart-Shaped Engagement Ring with Tapered Baguette Side Stones, from $22,000, harrywinston.com

Jenniw Kwon Designs Round Diamond Pear Equilibrium ring, $3,815, jenniekwondesigns.com