23 November 2010

Kate, Di, and I

What do Kate Middleton, Princess Diana, and I have in common? A RING! Okay, okay, so maybe I don't have the exact same ring as these lovely royal ladies, but a girl can dream, right? Once Wills & Kate got engaged (sidenote: did you hear their wedding date is April 29th at Westminster Abbey?!) and her gorgeous ring has been all over the news, I couldn't help but notice that my something old, borrowed, and blue has a striking resemblence to this crown jewel. Remember this lovely piece?
And Princess Diana's engagement ring, now on Kate Middleton's finger... I die.
Although mine is a star sapphire surrounded by diamonds and her's is an 18 carat sapphire surrounded by diamonds, I like to think of it as my royal family heirloom. A little background on the ring: It was given to Mother by Father for their 1 year wedding anniversary in 1975. I wore it on my wedding day as my something old, something borrowed, and something blue (EVERYTHING else was new!), and Mother (also a Di) passed the ring down to me this past weekend. I am just to honored to wear this ravishing ring on my right hand...I look up to my parents as an example of a loving marriage, and wearing the ring means so much more to me than a pretty jewel. I hope to pass it down to my daughter one day and keep the family heirloom (fit for a princess!) alive.


the pink prep said...

it is a gorgeous ring, and looks positively stunning on you!
and isn't it fun to have a look-alike on that of a soon-to-be ROYAL finger? oh what fun! It truly is a style fit for a princess, you included! :-)

Young and Fabulous said...

that is awesome! just pretend its the same ring :) But I love that idea of the "something blue" as your ring..great idea!!

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Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Such a sweet and touching story on the background of your ring. Jewelry that means something is so precious and your ring is lovely!! xoxo

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Btw, Tiffany left you a little note in reply to your lovely comment on her post! xo

asj said...

such a sweet story and beautiful ring! just stumbled upon your blog and look forward to reading along! :)