Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s engagement, and then wedding was one of the most talked about events. In fact, Meghan’s stunning three-stone diamond engagement ring is now a popular engagement ring trend of 2018. The custom ring is not only beautiful but holds a great deal of sentimental value as well, as it includes two diamonds from Princess Diana’s personal collection.
While you probably won’t be able to include a royal diamond in your ring, you can propose with your own family heritage ring. You can use a ring that has been passed down through the generations, or you can use the stones from a family ring to create your own special engagement tradition.
More and more couples are using heirloom rings to propose
The sentimental and personal value behind a family heirloom makes it more special to propose and wear for years to come. It serves as a tribute to the past and also an ode to the future. We’ve helped customers propose with an heirloom ring that was passed down from a family member, and we’ve also helped couples to start the tradition as they plan to pass their engagement ring to the next generation.
An engagement ring that reflects past generations is truly special
Our experienced staff can examine your family ring and the diamonds to make sure that you are aware of all your options to create a beautiful heirloom piece. The first step is to check the claws, the setting and the band of the ring to ensure that it will continue to last for generations to come. Sometimes you may prefer to use the diamonds from your family ring to create a new heirloom piece – methods of diamond cutting have changed over the last 70-80 years, so your heirloom diamonds may not have the sparkle you want as a centre stone in your engagement ring, but could be a beautiful accent in your new engagement ring. They could even be used to create a pendant that can be worn on your wedding day and then passed down to future brides.
No matter what you decide, creating a beautiful piece of jewellery reflecting past family generations will always be a romantic and thoughtful way to reflect the legacy of the past.