Excitement for the upcoming Royal Wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is starting to reach fever pitch! With this in mind, our friends at Brent Cross Shopping Centre decided to ask our expert team a couple of questions around Meghan’s royal style to help give peace of mind to couples who may also be getting engaged or married around this time!
Where shoppers can purchase a ring similar to Meghan Markle’s in Brent Cross?
Our newly reopened flagship Fraser Hart store in Brent Cross has a wide range of diamond styles to suit every taste. Meghan Markle’s engagement ring is known as a Trilogy ring, a three diamond design often thought to symbolise the past, present and future of your relationship, or love, friendship and fidelity, which makes it a heartfelt and particularly romantic choice of engagement ring.
For the closest style match to Meghan’s ring, we would recommend product code, 01-01-0-1062, our 18ct yellow gold 2.00 carat diamond three stone ring, although we have trilogy rings in a variety of metals and diamond weights.
The centre stone of Meghan’s ring is a cushion cut diamond, so if this shape appeals, we have many cushion cut diamond rings in our exclusive Northern Star diamond range, such as product code 01-01-10-0017 Northern Star 18ct White Gold 0.86 Carat Cushion Cut Diamond with Double Halo Ring and product code 01-01-10-0018, Northern Star 18ct White Gold Cushion Cut Solitaire with Grain Set Shoulders 0.80 Carat Diamond Ring
How do you pair a wedding band with an engagement ring?
Our main advice when looking for a wedding ring to match your engagement ring is to consider the metal type of your engagement ring and to match your wedding ring to this. This will ensure that the rings complement each other but also ensure longevity of wear. If you find that you are having difficulty finding a wedding ring that sits closely against your engagement ring, you might like to consider Fraser Hart’s shaped to fit wedding ring service, which can create a wedding band that sits perfectly against your engagement ring.
How would you say wedding and engagement ring trends have changed over the decades?
Over the decades we have seen a real rise in the popularity of platinum as the metal of choice for engagement rings. This is due partly to a move to white coloured metals rather than more traditional yellow gold, but also an increased knowledge of the durability and beauty of platinum styles. While a single solitaire diamond ring has always been popular, more detailed designs have started becoming the top choice, with more multi-stone and halo designs being chosen. We’ve also seen a huge jump in the popularity of trilogy rings since Meghan and Harry’s engagement, as more people have discovered this style and the romantic meanings associated with it.
What are some of the most frequent questions asked when shoppers come in looking for a ring?
A lot of people don’t realise just how much information there is about diamonds, and often ask a lot of questions about ‘The Four Cs’, which are the four key aspects that gives each diamond its quality; these being Colour, Clarity, Cut and Carat. This helps them understand what they are purchasing, and to justify the price as they understand that what we offer at Fraser Hart fantastic quality items at a great price. With so much information available, customers can sometimes understandably feel overwhelmed, so our job to try and make the experience as stress free and special as possible. We talk them through the styles available, and what makes our diamonds to special, so they can feel confident they are purchasing the right diamond for them.