Kate's Wedding Ring Breakdown


The story of the Royal Wedding may be over, but Kate Middleton's wedding band and engagement ring have interesting tales to tell.

Kate's engagement ring was actually Princess Diana's ring from Prince Charles. The ring is a white gold band with a sapphire surrounded by diamonds. Prince William said he gave the ring to Kate so that his mother could be a part of their engagement announcement.

Kate removed this engagement ring from her left hand during the wedding ceremony so it wouldn’t interfere with the wedding band. After exchanging the vows though, Kate returned her engagement ring to her left hand.

When William placed the wedding band on Kate's finger it was just another chapter in a tradition that is nearly 100 years old. Since the 1920s, the Royal Family has had their wedding rings designed and crafted by Wartski Jewellers. The gold that is used has been taken from a particular mine in Wales.

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