Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi have now been married for two years, and royal fans were delighted when the elder York sister announced her engagement in 2019. Designed by Shaun Leane, Beatrice’s engagement ring pays a subtle tribute to another famous royal engagement ring.
Like all the best engagement rings, Beatrice’s features an enormous diamond at its centre.
Jon White, Director of leading precious metals buyer Gold-Traders, said: “Princess Beatrice’s engagement ring was designed by Shaun Leane, in collaboration with her now-husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.
“The piece features a dazzling 2.5-carat round-brilliant stone in the centre, accompanied by two smaller diamonds.
“The gems are set in a platinum band, with a diamond pave on half of the ring.
“The ring evokes feelings of tradition and royalty, but with a modern twist, and stands out from other royal engagement rings.”
The Queen’s engagement ring from Prince Philip also features a large diamond centre which actually came from a dismantled tiara.
Princess Alice of Battenberg allowed her son to use the gems from a wedding tiara to craft an engagement ring for his bride-to-be, and several of these stones flank the central stone in the Queen’s ring.
Beatrice’s diamond engagement ring draws parallels to the Queen’s as it is also a “timeless” choice.
Beatrice and Edoardo had originally planned to marry at the Chapel Royal in St James’s Palace, London, but their plans were disrupted by restrictions.
Beatrice’s engagement ring now sits proudly alongside her wedding ring, a diamond number also designed by Shaun Leane.
Mr Leane told People at the time: “We designed the ring in platinum because we wanted it to aesthetically match and entwine with the engagement ring.
“The rings have been made for each other and there’s a romance in that.”