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.