Meghan Markle's 'missing' engagement ring has 'immense value' to Prince William

Meghan Markle and Prince William

Meghan Markle's engagement ring holds a 'cherished' memory for Prince William

Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 27/10/2023

- 13:31

Updated: 30/10/2023

- 16:15

The Duchess of Sussex's has not worn her engagement ring in public for months

Meghan Markle's engagement ring holds a "cherished" memory for Prince William, according to a jewellery expert.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex became engaged in 2017, however, Meghan's engagement ring has not been seen since May this year.

Prince Harry designed Meghan's ring from scratch, using two diamonds from his late mother Princess Diana's jewellery collection.

A design expert and gemmologist from Queensmith spoke exclusively to GB News to explain why the Prince of Wales could potentially be "worried" about Meghan's missing engagement ring.

Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle became engaged in 2017


Joanna Wyganowska said: "Family heirloom jewellery holds immense sentimental value, representing a cherished part of their history.

"The jewellery that belonged to Princess Diana, William's late mother, holds deep emotional significance for him so it’s only natural that he might be slightly worried about where they are.

"These pieces are not only valuable in terms of monetary worth but are also associated with their mother's memory and legacy.

"Losing such personal items can be distressing on a sentimental level."

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle did not wear her engagement ring at the Invictus Games


Wyganowska explained why Meghan has likely taken off her engagement ring.

She claimed: "There are many reasons why you might take off your engagement ring and if you spot a bride or groom without their engagement ring it doesn’t necessarily mean that their marriage is in rocky waters.

"Meghan's engagement ring was one of the most hotly-anticipated, widely celebrated pieces of jewellery to emerge in recent years when Harry proposed in 2017.

"The three-stone diamond ring is a triumph in classic yet contemporary design, featuring a large, elongated cushion cut diamond, estimated to be between three and four carats, flanked by two round brilliant cuts.

Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle's engagement ring could be getting serviced


"Meghan's engagement ring is estimated to have cost somewhere between £200,000 and £270,000.

"The engagement ring designed by Harry himself features two outside diamonds, which are from the late Princess Diana's personal collection.

"These are invaluable and extremely sentimental therefore Meghan may have removed the ring through fear of damage or loss."

According to the jewellery expert, this is not "uncommon".

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in Dusseldorf


Wyganowska added: "It’s very common that as we change throughout our lives we may need to get our engagement rings serviced. It’s not uncommon for engagement rings to need resizing over the years.

"An engagement ring is something that may be worn every single day and therefore can become damaged for example a setting may come loose.

"As Harry proposed to Meghan six years ago, it may very well be that she is simply getting the ring serviced."

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