The ‘incredibly romantic’ meaning of Zara Tindall’s engagement ring
Ever since Zara Tindall got engaged to former England rugby captain Mike Tindall in 2010, she’s worn his engagement ring religiously. It has been spotted on her finger on all royal occasions – but not much is known about the Queen’s eldest granddaughter’s ring – or her extensive jewelery collection.
As reported by the Express, Zara and Mike had been together for seven years before Mike popped the question at their Gloucestershire home. The couple married in 2011 at Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh and the ceremony was attended by senior members of the Royal Family, including the Queen.
That day, Zara wore a beautiful Greek tiara that belongs to Princess Anne. It featured a brilliant cut diamond surrounded by a sparkling crown and it originated with the Greek royal family, with Prince Philip’s mother Alice gifting the piece to the current monarch who then passed it on to the Princess Royal.
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The tiara was studded with diamonds and its cost is estimated at £4million. Her silk dress was designed by Stewart Parvin, one of her grandmother’s favorite designers.
Fast forward to 2022 and the couple now have three children together, Mia, eight, Lena, three, and Lucas, one. Zara wears her engagement ring paired with her wedding band, but what does it look like?
Speaking previously to Express.co.uk, Head of Diamonds and Jewelery at Beaverbrooks, Lorna Haddon explained: “Zara’s engagement ring features a stunning split band covered in pavé diamonds, with a large brilliant cut diamond in its center. The shape of the split shank beautifully frames the center diamond.”
According to the jewelry expert, it also has a huge price tag. Lorna added: ‘I would estimate the value of the ring at around £30,000.
Fans of the royal have also expressed their love for the ring in recent years with fan pages calling it “incredibly romantic” due to its simplicity yet practicality.
The jewelry expert went on to explain that the size of the ring was perfect for Zara, who is an Olympic rider and big sports fan. She said: “Mike’s choice was both practical and beautiful, with a low diamond.”
Other members of the royal family also have impressive jewelry. Kate Middleton’s engagement ring given by Prince William previously belonged to Princess Diana.
Prince William popped the question to Kate in Kenya while on vacation at Lewa Safari Camp. The engagement ring features an oval sapphire as centerpieces and is surrounded by sparkling diamonds.
Kate can be seen wearing her large engagement ring during royal engagements and only tends to take it off during hospital visits. She will also often associate it with her wedding ring, which is a fine gold ring.
Kate’s wedding ring is Welsh gold. It is believed to have a whopping price tag of around £300,000.