Camilla’s engagement ring suggests royal ‘doesn’t need approval’ – expert claims


In February 2005, the Royal Family announced the engagement of Camilla Parker Bowles and Prince Charles. The Duchess of Cornwall’s ring is an heirloom – with the piece having come from the Queen Mother’s collection. Express.co.uk spoke to Nilesh Rakholia, Director at ABELINI, about Camilla’s engagement ring design and what it suggests of the person who wears it. 

“This ring used to belong to Charles’ grandmother, the Queen Mother, who can be seen wearing it in the 1980s.

“Linked to opulence and luxury, an emerald cut diamond offers unmatched clarity and depth,” she added. 

“The wearer of this ring is thought to have a strong sense of self yet has a refined quality that means they don’t feel the need to look for other’s approval.” 

As for how much the ring is said to be worth, Express.co.uk previously reported an original price tag of around £78,000, although it would be worth more than that now.

Camilla was first spotted wearing it in 2001. 

The Diamond and Ruby Semi-Parure is thought to be a gift from the late King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia.

Camilla wore the jewels at the Royal Film Performance and World Premiere of The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel in London in February 2017.

The Cubitt-Shand tiara is a delicate piece from the Duchess of Cornwall’s family collection. 

She wore it for her first wedding to Andrew Parker Bowles and it was also worn by their daughter Laura Lopes for her 2006 nuptials.



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