Meghan Markle's engagement ring has been a hot topic since it was reported that she recently changed it. At Trooping the Colour last month, eagle-eyed fans spotted that the Duchess of Sussex's ring was no longer plain gold but had been made into a thinner diamond band.
The centre stone is a cushion cut diamond from Botswana, and the two smaller diamonds are from his late mother Princess Diana's collection.
Now experts have revealed that Meghan has sparked a huge engagement ring trend.
Antique dealer Matty Weldon of Courtville Antiques believes that the Duchess' beloved piece of jewellery will have a huge impact on engagement ring trends going forward.
As reported by Her.ie, he said: 'Meghan’s ring is an antique cushion-cut diamond. Where modern stones are cut broadly in the same way, each cushion-cut diamond is totally bespoke and individually crafted for maximum brilliance.
'This is what people want when they are buying an engagement ring – something no-one else has with its own exclusive shape and magical charm.'
His expert opinion is that more and more people will be updating their jewellery to give antique pieces a more contemporary twist.
He continued: 'People are going back to gold, it’s a nostalgia thing with Victorian pieces being rediscovered and repurposed.'
Considering she's widely regarded as one of the most influential people in the world right now (the Meghan Markle effect is real), it'll be no surprise if people do take inspiration from the Duchess when it comes to picking their own engagement ring.
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