Prince Harry has revealed how he proposed to Meghan Markle with a custom-designed ring featuring a center diamond from Botswana and two more stones from his mother, Diana.
“The ring is yellow gold, because that’s [Markle’s] favorite, and the main stone itself is sourced from Botswana,” he said in a television interview Monday, after announcing his engagement to the American actress. “The little diamonds either side are from my late mother’s jewelry collection, to make sure she’s with us on this crazy journey together.”
The official jewellers to the Queen – London-based Cleave & Company, created the three-stone ring, a spokesperson for the firm confirmed. Media estimates the center stone at about 2.5 carats.
Markle made her first public appearance since the announcement at a press event Monday, sporting a pair of 18k yellow gold and opal earrings from Canadian jeweler Birks Group.