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29th Jul 2019

Expert explains why Meghan Markle’s engagement ring has kickstarted a major trend

We can’t deny that Meghan Markle’s engagement ring is truly gorgeous.

It was reported recently that the Duchess of Sussex redesigned her engagement ring, adding extra diamonds to the band.

However, despite this glamorous upgrade, Meghan’s engagement ring was already a statement piece with the three stone gold band grabbing the attention of magpies everywhere when she first unveiled it in November 2017.

A cushion cut diamond, the centre stone on the mum of one’s ring is from Botswana and the two diamonds on either side are from Princess Diana’s personal collection of jewellery.

Meghan Markle

Antique dealer Matty Weldon of Courtville Antiques gave his expert opinion on Meghan’s ring and explained why this unique design is likely to become the next big engagement ring trend.

“Meghan’s ring is an antique cushion-cut diamond. Where modern stones are cut broadly in the same way, each cushion-cut diamond is totally bespoke and individually crafted for maximum brilliance”.

“This is what people want when they are buying an engagement ring – something no-one else has with its own exclusive shape and magical charm”.

Speakin in advance of Timeless, the Irish Antique Dealers Fair, Matty described the beautiful jewellery that will be showcased over the weekend.

The three day event takes place in Dublin’s RDS from September 13 to 15 and if you’re into antique treasures, you’ll want to mark Timeless, the “festival of beautiful things” in your diary now.

Meghan’s ring is gold and Matty believe this is one example of the reasons why older, antique pieces are now being revamped.

“People are going back to gold, it’s a nostalgia thing with Victorian pieces being rediscovered and repurposed”.

Of course, it’s important to note that the decision of an engagement ring is very much an individual choice and what one person adores won’t necessarily work for another.

That said, we do think Meghan Markle’s engagement ring is truly stunning!