1.75 carat Natural Ceylon Sapphire Princess Kate Gold Engagement Ring
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More About Princess Kate's Ring:
In 1981 Princess Diana selected a beautiful Natural Ceylon Oval Sapphire as her engagement ring, the very same ring Princess Kate wears today.
Princess Diana's engagement ring consists of 14 solitaire diamonds surrounding a 12-carat oval blue Ceylon sapphire set in 18-karat white gold and cost $160,000 in 1981.
More About Natural Ceylon Sapphires:
The most revered sapphires in the world come from Sri Lanka (also known by the old English name Ceylon). This is because the ceylon blue is the most sought after color in sapphire.
Sapphire is the most popular color gemstone in the world, second in all gemstones to diamond. Sapphire has been in family collections and estates of royalty, and other wealthy families, a most sought after gem for thousands of years. When, Lady Di received a sapphire engagement ring from Prince Charles, the demand grew even more. Sapphire is the second-hardest gemstone (second to diamond) on the MOHS scale of hardness, making it very very durable. Sapphires, when cut to the proper proportions, will sparkle and "dance" in the light.