We all want to be Meghan Markle right now, but sadly, Prince Harry doesn't have any other brothers. But thanks to a new feature by website Diamond Hedge, you can now try on the bride-to-be's stunning three-stone ring using augmented reality technology.
Want to try it on for size? Just head over to the Diamond Hedge website (or download their app), select 'Virtual Try On' and upload a picture of your left hand. From there, you'll want to select the setting of choice (Markle’s ring is a three-stone yellow gold setting with a three-carat cushion-cut diamond). Adjust the size of the ring to fit your finger, and tada! You're now a (sort of) princess of England.
Prince Harry set a pretty high standard for all of our SO's when he designed Markle's engagement ring himself. The Prince chose a three-carat diamond from Botswana (where the two recently vacationed together) as the center stone, and accented the massive rock with two diamonds from his late mother's jewelry collection. The result? The most enviable engagement ring on the planet. Though there hasn't yet been an official price tag put on Markle's ring, experts are saying that because the stones came from Princess Diana, the ring itself is literally priceless.
Harry followed in his brother's sentimental footsteps when he chose to use their late mother's diamonds, but made sure his future-princess's ring would be totally unique. Unlike the Duchess of Cambridge's engagement ring, Harry chose to avoid any bright, colored gemstones, which gemologist Grant Mobley also predicted Prince Harry might do to avoid any comparisons. Based on photos of the ring, Mobley estimates the center diamond is approximately 3.00 to 4.00 carats with a slightly elongated cushion cut diamond, and the side stones are most likely oval or round cut diamonds at about 0.75 carats each. Swoon.
Mobley said that the diamonds likely have an intrinsic value of about $5,000 USD (£3,750) each, but have an even greater inherent value because they belonged to Princess Diana. "Anything belonging to the 'People’s Princess' is always going to be worth more," says Mobley. "Although many people may not know it, diamonds not only maintain their value over time but they actually appreciate in value, unlike laboratory grown diamonds that have recently emerged in the diamond marketplace."