A Roundup of the Royal Wedding
You won’t have missed it, but encase you did, last week we saw the wedding of the year as Meghan Markle married to Prince Harry in Windsor. Now, we’re a little obsessed with everything Royal here at Hatton Jewels, (especially some of the most fabulous jewellery they wear!) so as our eagle eyed team watched the wedding and whilst they mourned the thought of no longer being able to marry the country's most eligible bachelor, they took note of some of the fabulous jewellery on the day, and are here to report all the amazing pieces on display.
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wedding band is made from Welsh gold: a royal tradition that dates back to the
wedding of George VI and Elizabeth Bowes Lyon (the Queen mother, the Prince’s
great-grandmother) in 1923. The Welsh gold band is the perfect match for the
bride’s three-stone diamond ring, which is also fashioned in yellow gold,
“because that’s her favourite”, the Prince revealed during their engagement
The Duchess of
Cornwall also wears a wedding ring made from Welsh gold, as does Prince Harry’s
sister-in-law, the Duchess of Cambridge.
Due to its rarity -
the Welsh mines where it was found are now exhausted - it’s also significantly
more expensive than other types of gold, costing up to five times as much.
Prince Harry has
broken with the usual royal tradition by choosing a textured platinum wedding
band - and, contrary to his brother and grandfather, it is one he will actually
wear. His father Prince Charles does however wear the traditional gold wedding
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Earrings and Bracelet
The bride wore
delicate diamond stud earrings from the “Galanterie de Cartier earrings” by
French jeweller Cartier, along with one simple diamond bracelet also by the
designer (from their “Reflection de Cartier bracelet “) on her right hand –
both in white gold and diamonds.
engagement ring is made up of three diamonds, with one large stone in the centre
flanked by two smaller stones on the sides. It was crafted by British jewellers
Cleave and Company, who are the jewellers to Harry’s grandmother, Queen
The ring has plenty
of sentimental connections for Harry: The two stones are from his late mother,
Princess Diana‘s personal collection (making them difficult to value), while
the other stone is from Botswana, a country that is close to his heart. Harry
has often spoken about his love of Africa and says it’s the place where he
feels more like himself than anywhere else in the world. He shared his love of
Africa with Meghan this past summer on a trip to the continent, which included
a visit to Botswana.
From everyone here at
Hatton Jewels, we’d like to wish the new The Duke and Duchess of Sussex every
happiness in their marriage.
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If you’d like to find
out more about different weddings rings, wedding bands or engagement rings, you
can book an appointment to see any of our pieces in our boutique Hatton Garden
shop, where our expert staff will be able to guide you through any ideas or
designs you may have for your own ring, as well as be able to talk for hours
about the royal wedding!