Meghan Markle has undoubtedly set a trend in engagement rings for years to come with the beautiful diamond trilogy ring given to her by Prince Harry.
Trilogy rings are a particularly romantic and meaningful choice for an engagement as they represent past, present and future, and Harry’s was extra sentimental as he designed it himself using two gems from his late mother’s personal collection.
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According to David Allen from 77 Diamonds, Meghan’s ring had two round diamonds supporting a 2.5ct cushion cut diamond in the centre. The stones were set in white gold within a yellow gold band.
“A ring of this size and quality would start at around £50,000 but with the use of the late Princess Diana’s diamonds as side stones, this ring, like Kate’s before it, is of inestimable worth,” he said.
If you’re in search of a diamond that looks just like Meghan’s, but without the hefty price tag, we’ve rounded up some of the most gorgeous choices on the high street.
Recreate the look with Beaverbrooks’ 18ct Gold Diamond Three Stone Ring, which costs £3,250.
“Three stone diamond rings are a popular choice as the ring sits perfectly with a traditional wedding band and eternity band, and shows off a brilliant cut diamond to its full extent,” says Adelle Thompson, head of buying at Beaverbrooks.
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This Roma ring from 77 Diamonds features the same cuts as Meghan’s but starts from just £1,500.
Ernest Jones’ 9ct white gold trilogy ring contains three diamond solitaires, each surrounded by a halo of round diamonds, and is on sale for just £425.
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This 0.33 carat diamond ring from H Samuel gives you a lot of diamond for your dollar – there’s an emerald cut centre stone with a diamond halo, side stone detailing and a secret stone in the band, all for £1,150.
The Diamond Story offers a dazzling 1ct diamond ring with three solitaries and a halo around each and 18ct white gold for £3,499 at Ernest Jones.
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This trilogy ring from Je T’aime comes in yellow gold, just like Meghan’s, and features a central Marquise cut diamond with a round stone on either side from £871.50.
An Emmy London palladium band sets off the 0.5 carat diamond halo that also features a secret diamond in the band and comes in at £1,799 from H Samuel.
This British-made Three Stone Round Brilliant Diamond ring from House of Diamonds comes in varying carats, starting from £2,950.
If you’re not sure how to go about buying a ring, we’ve written the ultimate how-to guide just for you, or if the differing prices are causing you a headache, here’s your need-to-know on what to actually spend on an engagement ring.