The Queen‘s incredible jewellery collection is certainly a subject of curiosity for many royal-watchers – the British monarch owns a jaw-dropping selection of emeralds, rubies and diamonds, not to mention her stunning choice of tiaras – and crowns, of course – for official occasions. But, arguably her most special piece of jewellery is the one that she’s worn every day for 70 years – her engagement ring! The Queen and Prince Philip celebrated their platinum wedding anniversary in November 2017, meaning it is surely her most-worn item.
The Queen’s beautiful engagement ring
With a beautiful 3-carat solitaire diamond, flanked on each side by four smaller diamonds, the Queen’s engagement ring is a timelessly elegant piece – with a very sweet tale behind it. The story goes that Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra of Russia gave a large aquamarine and diamond tiara to their niece Princess Alice of Battenberg when she married Prince Andrew of Greece – years later, she gave it to her only son, Philip, to create a ring for his soon-to-be fiancé – the then-Princess Elizabeth.
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