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Buy Kate Middleton's Engagement ring online: Bling Jewelry Sterling Silver CZ Blue Sapphire Color Royal Engagement ring

Updated on May 14, 2012

Bling Jewelry Sterling Silver CZ Blue Sapphire Color Royal Engagement ring is a cheaper replica of Kate Middleton's engagement ring that you can buy online on Amazon.com. We will get to jewelry jargon about the stones, style, metal, gem type, carat, cut and price of the imitation ring. Before that, let's find out more about the history and facts about the sapphire and solitaire diamond ring that Prince Charles gave to Princess Diana, later inherited by Prince William.

The history of Kate Middleton's engagement ring

The late Princess Diana with Prince Charles. On her finger is the same ring that Prince William gave to Kate Middleton when he proposed to her.
The late Princess Diana with Prince Charles. On her finger is the same ring that Prince William gave to Kate Middleton when he proposed to her.

It was in February of 1981 when Prince Charles proposed to Lady Diana Spencer. It was Diana who chose her engagement ring from a wide range of selections offered to her by Garrard of Mayfair, the Crown Jewelers.

At the time, the cost of Princess Diana's ring was about 28,500 pounds. Despite the hefty price tag, the ring was not what a Royal would generally wear as it was simply picked from Garrard's catalogue and virtually anyone who had £28,500 spare could by the ring.

Royals on the other hand liked everything unique and crafted to choice and perfection. Yet, Princess Diana went ahead with her choice and bought the ring. It is believed that sapphire was Princess Diana's favorite gemstones.

As Prince William and Kate Middleton faced the world for the first time, officially together, on display was the stunning engagement ring that has been a part of the family heirloom.
As Prince William and Kate Middleton faced the world for the first time, officially together, on display was the stunning engagement ring that has been a part of the family heirloom.

Princess Diana's engagement ring was one of the things that Prince William inherited from his mother's estate. When he got engaged to Kate Middleton, he wanted to give her something special that would remind him of his late mother.

Prince William said "It’s very special to me. As Kate’s very special to me now, it was right to put the two together. It was my way of making sure my mother didn’t miss out on today and the excitement, and the fact that we’re going to spend the rest of our lives together" reported MailOnline. Today, the ring is reportedly worth more than £250,000 or about $400,000.

Image courtesy: Huffingtonpost

Facts about Kate Middleton's engagement ring

Kate Middleton's engagement ring
Kate Middleton's engagement ring

The ring that Princess Diana chose and which now adorns Kate Middleton's finger has a 12 carat sapphire centerpiece. It is an oval Ceylon sapphire, held in place by 14 prongs made from 18 carat white gold. The sapphire gemstone is surrounded by solitaire or single diamonds. The magnificent deep blue charm of the Ceylon sapphire, the sparkles of solitaire diamonds and the shine of white gold merge beautifully to create a ring worthy of being in the family heirloom of the Royals.

Bling Jewelry Sterling Silver CZ Blue Sapphire Color Royal Engagement ring

Bling Jewelry Sterling Silver CZ Blue Sapphire Color Royal Engagement ring
Bling Jewelry Sterling Silver CZ Blue Sapphire Color Royal Engagement ring | Source

Bling Jewelry's attempt to create a replica of Kate Middleton's engagement ring is a great combination of looks at a very affordable price tag. Let's get straight to the specifications of this ring.

Metal type: .925 Sterling Silver

Gem type: 13 mm Oval Cubic zirconia, Blue, Good cut (Carat, Color, Cut)

Minimum weight of gem: 5 carat

Gem setting: 4 prong setting

Ring Sizes available: From 5 to 10

Stones: 18 stones weighing 10 carat

Packing: Crystal gift box

Style check and highlights

The Sterling Silver CZ Blue Sapphire Color Royal Engagement Ring is a beautiful ring that is a close imitation of Princess Diana's engagement ring, originally bought from the Garrard catalogue. The centerpiece oval and brilliant blue gemstone is held together by 4 sterling silver prongs. The gem is lined with stones held together and based on sterling silver.

In terms of imitation, this is a close replica of Kate Middleton's engagement ring because of a very similar layout, style and color pattern. Of course, a $70 ring can't intricately match the brilliance of a $400,000 ring owned by the Royals but it does a great job of coming close at a fraction of the cost. The oval sapphire with stones on the side is an immediate giveaway of the iconic design that has suddenly been resurrected from the graves to being uber chic and very trendy.

The cheap replica also makes for the perfect costume jewelry piece. It is an eye-catching piece that can be worn without the worry about losing something that costs thousands of dollars.

What's more, it is also a fabulous conversation product. People who look at this ring will immediately ask questions like "Is is the same ring that Prince William gave to Kate Middleton?" "Where did you buy it from?" "How much did it cost?" followed by a possible discussion the Royal family, jewelry and much more. Jewelry is all about showcasing the beauty of gems and stones. And this ring makes for a beautiful accessory and the envy of girls who glance at it.

The ring is also a perfect gift idea for people who are fans of royalty. So it doesn't necessarily have to be given as an engagement gift. It can be given to a girlfriend, wife, mother or even to a sister on her birthday.

If you have a certain special someone who you want to gift something more than just a ring, you can club this with Bling Jewelry's Kate Middleton Style Earrings and Pendant Piece. Together, the 3 jewelry pieces can make a lovely set that will look gorgeous on a dress. The Earrings and the Pendant Piece both have the same gemstone type and are made on a base of .925 Sterling Silver metal. The oval centerpiece is lined with clear stones. All 3 can be bought from Bling Jewelry's online shop at Amazon.com.

Things to remember before you buy online

  • Bling Jewelry's Sterling Silver CZ Blue Sapphire Color Royal Engagement ring is available in various sizes, from 5 to 10. Make sure you check your size and order appropriately. The last thing you'd want to be faced is the disappointment of returning the beautiful ring to the seller just because it didn't fit you. If you are not sure about the sizing charts online, double check with a local jeweler.
  • If you are going to require international shipping, make sure you check and double check the rates and restrictions that may be imposed by the seller or any third party. International shipping generally has an extra charge and can be subject to customs. If you are not sure, you can call customer service.
  • There are other replicas of Kate Middleton's engagement that you can buy online from other sellers. While they may be a few bucks cheaper, you may be sacrificing sterling silver for a cheaper metal. The gemstone may be of a lower cut and carat size could be less.

Stephanie Rizzi, an Amazon.com verified purchaser of the Bling Jewelry Sterling Silver CZ Blue Sapphire Color Engagement Ring mentioned in her 5-star rating "I bought this ring for my mom for mother's day without her knowing and she was sooo happy with the surprise. She loved it. Is the most identical replica you'll find out there. Great quality and great price. I really trust the jewelry store. Thank You" Source: Amazon.com

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