May 20, 2014By


How much is the Duchess’s Engagement Ring worth today?

The Duchess of Cambridge’s engagement ring has been revalued at £300,000 ($506,550)—that’s more than 10 times the amount it was worth in 1981.

The inherited ring, which features a 12-carat sapphire surrounded by 14 diamonds, was valued at £28,000 ($47,278) when it was given to Princess Diana by Prince Charles.

The revaluation was part of a study conducted by jewellery expert Vashi Dominguez, who compiled a list of the world’s top 20 most famous engagement rings, noting how much each had risen in value since purchase.

While Kate’s ring unsurprisingly topped the list, it was followed by that of the Queen (a three-carat diamond solitaire surrounded by five smaller diamonds), worth £100,000 ($168,850). Also to make the list were Michelle Obama’s (valued at £26,000, or $43,901), and the Duchess of Cornwall’s (worth £250,000, or $422,125).

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I am a Graduate Gemologist trained at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) in New York City, USA. I hold an MBA degree from Cranfield University, United Kingdom, and a Bachelor degree in Mathematics. My earlier profession was a banker until I found jade in Myanmar (Burma) in the early 90s. I have traveled to the fabled Hpakan Jade mines, and Mogok, the world’s famous rubies and sapphires mines in upper Burma, with my second son. Three of my children are also Graduate Gemologist, GIA, NYC and they deal in diamonds, gemstones and jade. 我是在美国纽约市的美国宝石学院(GIA)接受过培训的宝石研究学家。 我拥有英国克兰菲尔德大学的工商管理硕士学位和数学学士学位。我以前的职业是银行家,直到90年代初我在缅甸接触到玉石。我曾经和我的次子一起去过缅甸上流传说中的哈帕翡翠矿山和莫谷矿山, 莫谷矿山是世界上著名的红宝石和蓝宝石矿山。我的三个孩子都是纽约市GIA毕业的宝石研究学家, 他们专门处理钻石,宝石和玉石.

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