Princes, kings and dukes buy precious jewels. Which over time will be re-evaluate.
The one that was worn by Kate Middleton, and before her by Diana Spencer, is probably the most recognizable engagement ring in history and now has a price appropriate to its reputation. The 12-carat Ceylon sapphire surrounded by 14 diamonds worn by the Duchess of Cambridge has been estimated at £300,000 (360 thousand euro), ten times more than was paid 34 years ago. The ring, which originally belonged to Prince Williams mother, the Princess of Wales, was bought by Prince Charles in 1981 for £28,000. Also the ring which belongs to Queen Elizabeth, a 3-carat diamond solitaire in platinum set and flanked on each side by five smaller diamonds, has appreciated: it was purchased for £28,000 in 1947 and is now estimated £100,000 (120 thousand euro). From the Queen Mother to the Duchess of Cornwall: also appreciates the ring that Camilla received by Charles in 2004. An 1939’s Art Deco, consists a large emerald-cut diamond flanked by three baguette cut diamonds on both sides. Was valued £100,000in 2004, now is up to £250,000 (3o0 thousand euro) today. Perhaps Camilla will never be Queen, but between the three is the one that has the most precious gem.