With Meghan Markle’s bespoke, three-stone bauble and Kate Middleton’s sapphire sparkler that once belonged to Princess Diana, there’s some stiff competition when it comes to royal engagement rings. Princess Eugenie’s gem, however, earned a well-deserved spot among the royal ranks and is having no problem standing out from the rest. The unique light pink padparadscha sapphire center stone (surrounded by diamonds, of course) probably has something to do with that.
Not only is it flat-out gorgeous, but Eugenie’s fiancé, Jack Brooksbank, had the most heartfelt explanation for his design vision. “Why I loved it so much is it changes color from every different angle that you look at it, which is what I think of Eugenie,” he told BBC during the couple’s first post-engagement joint interview. “She changes color, and it’s just so amazing.” Swoon.
If you’re head over heels for this sparkler, the good news is that you don’t have to be ninth in line to the throne to get the look…and for less! We honestly don’t even want to know how much Brooksbank dropped for this rare jewel, but you too can rock a princess-worthy ring, no royal budget required. With just about one week left until the next royal wedding, we rounded up seven rings that bear a close resemblance to Princess Eugenie’s. With duplicates from British-based jewelers, Etsy, and more, it’s never been easier to look like royalty (insert crown emoji).