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Meghan Markle’s Engagement Ring - For any Budget

Meghan Markle’s Engagement Ring - For any Budget

Photo Credit: MAX MUMBY -INDIGO -GETTY IMAGES

Royal Rings – On a Budget: Part One

RELATED: Part Two- Kate Middleton's Ring on a Budget

Meghan Markle’s Engagement Ring

In the whirlwind of royal romance, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's engagement captured the world's attention. The dazzling engagement ring, estimated to be upwards of $200,000, that graced Meghan's finger was not only a symbol of their love but also a testament to timeless elegance. 
If you're dreaming of a ring inspired by Meghan's, but your budget doesn't quite match the royals', fear not!
This blog post will guide you through crafting your very own Meghan Markle-inspired engagement ring that exudes beauty and charm without breaking the bank.

 

The Royal Sparkle –

*The Original Design:

Meghan Markle's engagement ring is a stunning 2-tone trilogy design featuring a central 3 carat cushion-cut diamond flanked by two smaller round diamonds, all set on a sleek, delicate yellow gold band.

Meghan Markle Original Ring
Photo Credit: MAX MUMBY -INDIGO -GETTY 

 

*The Re-imagined Design:

Prince Harry had sought the expertise of renowned celebrity jeweler Lorraine Schwartz to resize and re-imagine the ring. The initial unembellished shank was transformed into a delicate yellow gold band adorned with intricate micro-pavé diamonds.

Redesigned Ring Closeup
Photo Credit: MAX MUMBY -INDIGO -GETTY IMAGES

 

Meghan Markle’s Ring on a Budget:

A Meghan Markle-inspired engagement ring doesn't have to come with a royal price tag. With a little creativity, thoughtful choices, and assistance from our talented designers, you can craft a stunning ring that captures the essence of elegance and romance, all within your budget.
From a ring that is valued to be upwards of $200,000 our design approach for a similar design in all natural diamond center and setting and crafted in 2-tone 14k gold, the price will be closer to a $68,939.
For more budget friendly options, here’s what we suggest.

 

Our Designers’ Options for You:

Tier One: Moissanite

Though it is by no means the cheapest way to recreate the ring, it’s a good start if you still want to maintain a diamond-like quality. As all moissanite available today is lab-created, it emerges as an ethical choice for environmentally conscious consumers.

Option 1 - Moissanite

Center: 3 ct Moissanite
Accent Stones: 2 Lab-grown diamonds approx. 1.5 ctw
Setting: 2-tone 14k yellow and white gold, plain band

This would run around $6,168
Or approx. $8,662 for lab-grown pave diamonds on the shank.

 

Tier Two: Lab Grown Diamond

Nearly indecipherable from a natural, a lab-grown diamond is a conscious and budget-friendly alternative.

Option 2 - Lab Grown Diamonds

Center: 3 ct Lab-grown cushion cut, Color: F-G / Clarity: VS
Accent Stones: 2 Lab-grown diamonds approx. 1.5 ctw
Setting: 2-tone 14k yellow and white gold, plain band

This would run around $13,623
Or approx. $15,616 for lab-grown pave diamonds on the shank.

 

Tier Three: Natural Diamond

Last but certainly not least, this version would be a near perfect replica to Meghan Markle’s royal engagement ring.

 Option 3 - Natural Diamonds

Center: 3 ct Natural cushion cut, Color: F-G / Clarity: VS
Accent Stones: 2 Natural diamonds approx. 1.5 ctw
Setting: 2-tone 14k yellow and white gold, plain band
This would run around $18,309
Or approx. $20,995 for lab-grown pave diamonds on the shank.

 

DESIGN YOUR OWN

 

Crafting an engagement ring, even on a budget, requires the expertise of a jeweler. At Joseph Jewelry, we specialize in custom designs, bringing your vision to life. Our talented designers will involve you through the entire custom process, making sure to create a one-of-a-kind ring, forged to your own preferences. Their extensive knowledge in the field can help ensure that your ring not only looks amazing but is also durable and well-crafted.

 

Our Staff's Favorite Trilogy Designs:

Trilogy Engagement Rings

 

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