Camilla Parker Bowles’ Engagement Ring
The Engagement Ring
Camilla Duchess of Cornwall wears a ring which is a 1930′s royal heirloom set with white antique diamonds. The ring belonged to Charles’ grandmother, the Queen Mother. It was never used as a wedding or engagement ring but was a favourite ring from her extensive jewellery collection. The ring is made of platinum with one central emerald cut diamond. The ring was reset to fit Camilla’s wedding ring finger and three rectangular diamond baguettes were added to the original to give a sense of contemporary style.
The Wedding Rings
Wartski the jewellers made the wedding rings. It is a Royal Family tradition to make the wedding rings from gold from the Clogau St David’s mine in Bontddu, North Wales. Previous royal wedding ring sets have been made from the same mine, sometimes from the same nugget of gold. Only the highest carat gold – 22 carat – has been used. The design of the wedding rings is by Wartski, a London jeweller that has held the Royal Warrant to The Prince of Wales since 1979. The Prince wears his on the small finger of his left hand.
On her wedding day the Duchess also wore Queen Mary’s Durbar diamond Tiara, Queen Alexandra’s diamond and emerald Welsh brooch and The Queen Mother’s diamond strap watch.