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Replica of Meghan Markle's Engagement Ring Sold in Gift Shop at Buckingham Palace

Updated on October 9, 2018
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Many women love wearing beautiful jewelry, but they cannot afford to buy anything expensive. Therefore, they have no problem wearing costume jewelry. A very good choice is a replica of Meghan Markle's engagement ring.

The gift shop at Buckingham Palace has a new collection that includes a lookalike of the engagement ring Prince Harry gave Meghan when he proposed to her in November 2017.

Buckingham Palace's Royal Collection

Buckingham Palace‘s Royal Collection is in charge of the official gift shop where hundreds of tourists visit. Most of them purchase something as a souvenir of their trip. Therefore, a copy of Meghan Markle's engagement ring is an ideal purchase for most people.

The piece of jewelry is called the “Buckingham Palace Statement Ring.” While it was inspired by Meghan Markle‘s engagement ring, the price of it is far less than the real thing. The good news is that people do not have to go to England to get one because it is sold online. The $40 price is very affordable, and the ring can be shipped all over the world.

Since the engagement, jewelers and other companies have been selling replicas of Meghan's engagement ring for more than the low price at Buckingham Palace. Even so, many people say they rather have the replica from the gift shop at Buckingham Palace because of where it comes from.

Engagement ring  of Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex
Engagement ring of Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex

Description of the Ring

The engagement ring Prince Harry gave Meghan is one of a kind so it was hard for jewelers to put a definite price on it. However, jewelers agreed that it is estimated to be worth as much as $350,000.

Some sentimental value is a great part of the ring. The two diamonds on the sides are from Princess Diana's personal collection. The larger center diamond is from Botswana, a favorite place for Prince Harry to visit.

Prince Harry didn't leave it up to the jewelers to design the ring. He put a lot of thought into it and designed it himself. That makes the ring an original one of a kind with 6.5 carats in total. The center diamond is roughly 5 carats. The costume ring with a gold band looks like the real ring except it comes with an adjustable band.

The Buckingham Palace gift shop also sells matching earrings and a pendant for those who want to go all the way with the jewelry.

Engagement ring  of Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge
Engagement ring of Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge

No Replica of Kate Middleton Ring In Gift Shop

It is very interesting that even though Kate Middleton's engagement ring is more popular, the Royal Collection has not designed a replica of it. There is a lot of history and sentimental value that go along with the ring Prince William gave Kate when he proposed to her on October 20, 2010. The public saw the ring when their engagement was announced on November 16, 2010.

It is the same ring that belonged to the Duke of Cambridge's mother, Princess Diana. Prince William said his giving the ring to Kate was his way of making sure his mother didn’t miss out on their wedding day.

While the Royal Collection has yet to create a reproduction of the Duchess of Cambridge’s ring, the Buckingham Palace might do so in the future. Other companies have sold the replica of the Duchess of Cambridge's 12-carat oval blue sapphire ring that's surrounded by fourteen solitaire diamonds on an 18K white gold setting.

When Princess Diana owned it in 1981, it was valued at $28,000. When Prince William proposed to Catherine with it in 2010, the cost had escalated to $300,000.

Which replica engagement ring would you rather have?

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    • revmjm profile imageAUTHOR

      Margaret Minnicks 

      2 years ago from Richmond, VA

      Dianna, thanks for reading my article. I like writing about the royal family because there is something new happening with them every day. Therefore, I never run out of content.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      2 years ago

      I do prefer the beautiful sapphire ring Kate owns. It is stunning! Thanks for sharing this lovely information. Blessings.

    • revmjm profile imageAUTHOR

      Margaret Minnicks 

      2 years ago from Richmond, VA

      Ellison, good point. However, I never thought of it that way. Buckingham Palace probably didn't think of it either.

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      Ellison Hartley 

      2 years ago from Maryland, USA

      aww, I feel like that sort of stinks. I mean, it's a gorgeous ring, but it is hers and it is special and hopefully, she doesn't feel that other people being able to buy the costume jewelry version of it doesn't take away from how special her real one is!

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