Prince William presents Kate Middleton with a ring that “reflects emotion.”
The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, has an outstanding jewelry collection. A jewelry expert spoke exclusively to This website about the “unique” wedding ring she received from Prince William.
In 2011, Kate Middleton and Prince William married. Her husband presented the Duchess of Cambridge with a tiny gold bracelet.
At a ceremony held at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011, the royal couple said “I do.”
It is a royal custom to provide personalized wedding bands to members of the family.
These are crafted of Welsh gold and were given to Prince William’s wife on their wedding day, according to Benjamin Collinson, Managing Director of FIYAH.
“The wedding band is made from a nugget of Welsh gold, donated to Prince William by the Queen upon the news of their engagement,” he told This website.
“This is a nearly 100-year-old family tradition.”
Kate still wears the ring next to her engagement ring, which is a thin band.
“It is thin in style to suit Kate’s slender finger and the perfect complement to the larger, more striking engagement ring,” Benjamin continued.
Many members of the Royal Family, including the Queen and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, have worn identical rings.
While each ring has a similar design, each one is crafted from a different type of precious gold.
The meanings of the “special” band designed for the mother-of-three were described by Benjamin.
“It’s entirely unique and made of gold, and it’s wonderful for the future Princess of Wales’s wife,” he continued.
“Jewelry has the power to express feelings, honor loved ones, and bring comfort.”
Just months before their wedding, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge confirmed their engagement.
They posed for an official photo call in November 2010, during which Kate revealed her engagement ring to the world for the first time.
The gem features a sapphire in the center surrounded by 14 diamonds.
It was originally owned by Princess Diana and is estimated to be worth over £400,000.
“The engagement ring was chosen by Diana from a ready-to-buy assortment supplied by Prince Charles,” the expert said.
“It appears to have been chosen due to its likeness to Victoria’s brooch.
“At the time, it was worth less than £30,000, but it was recently appraised at about £400,000.
“When you consider its past and stories, some feel the value would be substantially higher.”