A World of Royal Romance Forever – Princess Diana Ring

Posted on June 2nd, 2023 03:57 PM

Princess Diana’s sapphire ring has captured the hearts of many ever since she chose this sparkling blue sapphire as her engagement ring. This famous piece of jewellery has become the most iconic ring in history and even though it's been decades, the love for this royal ring hasn't shifted. 

Lady Diana, the Princess of Wales, was the first wife of Charles III, the king of the UK. She has always been a star celebrity and a people’s princess, always into charity work and had become an international icon at her time. 

Her ring has gained popularity because of its significance, beauty and history. It is said that she chose the ring because of the sentiments and not because it was royal and luxurious. She made a very bold style statement with her ring and have been seen wearing it throughout the years of her marriage. 

Princess Diana Sapphire Ring - History Behind

The Blue Sapphire gemstone ring which was worn by Lady Diana first came into notice when she was seen wearing the ring after the proposal of Prince Charles in 1981. When the prince proposed to her, he didn't had an engagement ring. He gave her a free option to choose it on her own and so she went for the catalog. 

The Oval cut 12-carat blue sapphire ring with 14 solitaire diamonds around it was there in the catalogue. This ring was designed by the British jeweller Garrard, being a premium quality Sri Lankan blue sapphire as the centerpiece. 

There has been a controversy that the ring belonged to the mother of Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth.

There have been a lot of theories about why Princess Diana chose the blue sapphire ring

Some believe that it resembles her mother’s engagement ring while others say that she preferred the blue hue of the gem since it perfectly compliments her blue eyes. Few also believe that she simply preferred the sapphire gemstone because it signifies royalty and luxury. 

For whatever reason she chose this beauty, she had made it a style statement in her era because it became a highly appealing jewellery piece and soon the whole world wanted it, and copies of it came into the market. It caught public attention in 1981 and is still being admired by fashion enthusiasts, gemologists, influencers, celebrities and commoners alike. 

Princess Diana Sapphire Ring

Princess Diana Blue Sapphire Ring - Current Value 

After the death of Lady Diana, the ring was inherited by her son Harry. In 2010, Harry’s elder brother William proposed to her partner Kate Middletown with this ring. The blue sapphire Princess Diana ring was passed into family which showed how much respect and value she had, this added more value to the ring as now sentiments and a royal generations tag were added to it. The gesture of proposing with his mother's rings was very touching, is seen as a romantic icon, and made the ring come into the news once again, increasing its worth.

The Blue Sapphire Ring of Princess Diana, in an oval cut set in 18-carat white gold, holds an estimated price of $5,00,000. While the cost of this ring at the time of its purchase was nearly $60,000. 

Impact of Lady Diana Ring 

Diana’s blue sapphire ring had a lasting impact on society, especially in the fashion industry. 

This ring encouraged people to use coloured gemstones like natural sapphires and rubies as engagement rings. 

Princess Diana had a rich collection of jewellery from tiaras to necklaces in sapphires, pearls and other gemstones. Her unique and classic taste in jewellery influenced many. There were many copies of the Princess Diana ring sapphire in the market. Even today, people demand customized rings similar to that pattern. 

It is believed that the idea of the blue engagement ring of Diana princess came from Queen Victoria who wore a blue brooch of a similar design on her wedding day to be her “Something Blue”. Queen Elizabeth also had a blue diamond in her engagement ring. 

Significance of Blue Sapphire (Neelam)

The Blue sapphire gemstone has always been a symbol of royalty. Royal people are seen wearing accessories made of the Neelam stone all the time, whether it might be Tiaras, necklaces or bracelets. 

This stone is one of the longest-known gemstones in the world. Its deep blue hue attracts the eye and its hardness of 9 on Moh’s scale makes it a very durable gem. 

Because of the astrological significance of the sapphire blue and the legends surrounding it, the gem has become a prized possession. This divine stone is believed to be a gem of nobility, purity, virtue, wisdom, loyalty, trust and knowledge for centuries. Blue sapphires have a rich history and notable people from Kings, and rulers to divine people, have been mentioned in ancient texts using them for trade or for its protective powers respectively. 

People of Persia believed that the blue sapphire is linked with the sky and heavens. In the Middle Ages, Europe, it was worn to prove their royal powers and show their ranks. Indeed, they also believed that it would protect their purity and wisdom, and will enhance their leadership qualities. 

Symbolism of Blue Sapphire Ring

A natural blue sapphire ring is advised highly by astrologers to those who have the astrological planet Saturn positioned in the wrong house or in a negative place. As per Vedic astrology, the Neelam stone will remove the negative effects of Saturn or Shani from your birth chart and bring you positivity. 

It will also bring you success and luck. You will find stability in your life, as the powers of this gem will increase mental clarity and heighten your intuition, guiding you in the right direction and helping you make better decisions. 

Traditionally, the sapphire is also the birthstone for September borns. So, they should wear a blue sapphire to attain its maximum benefits and fill their life with peace and prosperity. 

Blue Sapphire Ring

Blue Sapphire Healing Benefits and Importance

The high vibrational energies of the gemstone affect the mind, body and soul of the person who wears it. Blue sapphires like Princess Diana’s, of high quality, are very powerful as per Vedic and Western astrology. Their powers can heal you emotionally and physically. 

Emotionally, it will help you let go of your past and heal from trauma. It eliminates grief, and stress and helps find solace. Physically, it will restore the balance, and promote your overall well-being. Your digestion system will get better, and your immune system will strengthen. It will also provide relief from headaches, and improve your eye health. 

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