Sorry, But You Can't Create a Replica of Meghan Markle's Engagement Ring
Hopeful proposers everywhere will have to go back to the drawing board.
If you're planning to pop the question and your significant other has been obsessing over the latest royal engagement, we've got some bad news: Buying a proposal piece won't be as easy as designing one in the likeness of Meghan Markle's new ring. Apparently, the jewelers who made the star's stunner are refusing to duplicate it.
According to Stephen Connelly, the director of Cleave & Company, Markle's ring will remain one of a kind. "We're not going to be making replicas of it," he said in a statement that came after his team received an influx of requests for copycat bling-something he referred to as "a bit of a shock." The refusal makes sense considering the secrecy around the engagement ring.
David Thomas of Cleave & Company told the Associated Press that "Jewelers are like doctors: we never discuss our patients," and that helping design Markle's piece was "the biggest and hardest secret" he's had to keep. Connelly did remind stressed-out proposers that all hope isn't lost, and that fans can still get royalty-worthy jewelry. "If you want a ring, then we'll design you a different one," he shared.
For those who don't already have Markle's engagement ring on a Pinterest board, the three-stone, yellow-gold design is classic and easy to draw inspiration from. What truly sets it apart, though, is the meaning behind it. In the center lies a diamond from Botswana (where Markle and Prince Harry spent a romantic vacation) and on either side of the main stone, there's a smaller diamond from Princess Diana's collection.