Famous Engagement Rings

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I love diamonds and so I was fascinated to read this article about some of the most famous ones.

Jackie Kennedy’s one below really surprised me. I have never seen her engagement ring before and it was not at all what I would have expected a Kennedy to wear. I would have thought it would be a plain solitaire in a simple setting.

I love this one. Sparkly and unusual. Though not what you would normally imagine an engagement ring to look like. It looks more like costume jewellery or a cocktail ring.

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The one below is Grace Kelly’s engagement ring. Going from her style, it is what I could imagine her wearing.

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This one (below) is Elizabeth Taylor’s Richard Burton ring (she had so many husbands, it is probably better to mention which husband it was from!). Even sucking on a cigarette, with eye-popping cleavage busting over her neckline and dripping over-huge jewels she looks absolutely fabulous! Not many people could carry this one off and not look cheap. She was such a spectacularly beautiful woman.

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And the last one I liked was Audrey Hepburn’s. It was perfect for her. Not pricey, subtle and very unusual. She could wear them one at a time or stacked.

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Others I like are shown below. I wouldn’t wear either of them myself but they are something different from the traditional. Both photos below come from the blog, Royal Order of Sartorial Splendour, which has a section called Jewel Central where I often immerse myself in the tiaras and brooches.

Queen Margrethe of Denmark

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Victoria, Countess Spencer

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And finally, David and Angie Bowie each wore two silver Peruvian bracelets as wedding rings. They were given as wedding presents by Angie’s brother.

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British rock singer, David Bowie, poses beside his Rolls Royce in May 1973. (AP Photo)



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3 replies

  1. Such lovely engagement rings. There are certainly some interesting designs among them all.

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  2. Janet, I have been a regular reader of Royal Order of Splendor for several years! It’s one of the three blogs I go to on a daily basis. My UK born boyfriend thinks it’s quite hilarious that a 52-year old woman living in Long Island, NY knows so much about the european royal families.

    Those engagement rings are beautiful. I’ve never seen Jackie Kennedy’s ring. I hope Caroline still has it. I do remember Victoria, Countess Spencer’s ring as I was a subscriber to Majesty magazine for years and saw all the photos and articles on their engagement and wedding. I will now go read the article you linked to on these beautiful rings!

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