Love & Diamonds

8 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.

8 Most Iconic Royal Engagement Rings of All Time

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.

Read More: The Ultimate Engagement Ring Guide

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

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NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 25: Meghan Markle at Global Citizen Live on September 25, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by NDZ/Star Max/GC Images)

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:

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Ashley Zhang Aurora cushion-cut diamond and 18k gold ring
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De Beers cushion-cut diamond and platinum ring
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Grace Lee cushion-cut and trillion-cut diamond ring
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Kendra Pariseault antique cushion-cut diamond and platinum ring
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Kwiat cushion-cut diamond and platinum ring
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Lauren Addison cushion-cut diamond ring

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

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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:

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Angie Marei diamond and platinum ring
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Brilliant Earth three-stone diamond and 18k-gold Opera ring
De Beers Forevermark round diamond ring flanked by baguettes
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Logan Hollowell round diamond ring on a Feather Thin gold band
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Mayors round diamond ring with side stones
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Rahaminov round diamond ring with side stones

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

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Grace Kelly on the set of “High Society”. (Photo by Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)

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:

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Ashley Zhang emerald-cut diamond ring with side stones
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Boodles three-stone emerald-cut diamond and platinum ring
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De Beers emerald-cut diamond and platinum ring
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Nicole Rose emerald-cut diamond and platinum ring
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Robinson Pelham emerald-cut diamond ring
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Stephen Silver emerald-cut diamond ring on split shank pave diamond band

4. 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:

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Boodles Vintage design Asscher-cut diamond and platinum ring
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Katkim Asscher-cut diamond and 18k-gold ring
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Lauren Addison Jewelry Asscher-cut diamond ring on pave diamond band
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Logan Hollowell Ascher-cut diamond ring on Feather Thin gold band
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LANG finely detailed vintage diamond and platinum ring
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Kendra Pariseault antique Asscher-cut diamond set in 18k gold

5. 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.

Where you can get the look:

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Angie Marei pear-shaped diamond ring on 18-karat black gold band
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Boodles pear-shaped diamond set in platinum and 18K-rose gold
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De Beers pear-shaped diamond and platinum ring
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Kwiat a pear-shaped diamond and platinum ring with two pear-shaped diamond side stones
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Mimi So Charlton pear-shaped diamond and platinum engagement ring
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Nicole Rose three-stone pear-shaped engagement ring

6. 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:

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DeBeers Forevermark Center of My Universe platinum ring with a round diamond
Jared diamond halo ring
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Ring Concierge cushion-cut diamond halo ring
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Sholdt at Greenwich St. Jewelers diamond halo ring
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Vera Wang Love Collection diamond ring at Zales

Neil Lane diamond halo ring

7. 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:

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Mayors diamond engagement ring with split shank
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Forevermark x Micaela Collection floating diamond engagement ring
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Mimi So Madrid two-row diamond and platinum engagement ring
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Sylvie Collection at Greenwich St. Jewelers diamond ring

8. 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:

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Brilliant Earth two-stone diamond ring on 18k-white gold rhodium plated band
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Fred Leighton old-European cut diamond bypass ring by Raymond Yard
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Grace Lee two-stone diamond and 18k-gold ring
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Jacquie Aiche two-stone diamond and 18-karat gold ring
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LANG vintage ring with two Europoean-cut diamonds
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Rahaminov two-stone diamond and platinum ring
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Stephen Silver two-stone diamond and platinum ring