Royal bride-to-be Meghan Markle's engagement ring is like the IRL contemporary version of Cinderella's glass slipper. It's stunning and sparkly, it's fit for a princess, and, unfortunately for the rest of us mere commoners, it's truly one of-a-kind and can't be replicated. Just as no one could squeeze into the maid-turned-princesses's perfectly sized shoe if they tried, Markle's custom engagement bauble currently holds a similar fate, meaning future brides will never be able to #SparkleLikeMarkle when it comes to the former actress's new signature royal jewel. That is, until now.
Prince Harry, being the most valuable fiancé that he is, designed his future bride's three-stone ring himself, which features a center diamond from Botswana, where the pair vacationed at the start of their ever-adorable relationship. The main diamond is surrounded by two smaller stones from Princess Diana's collection, all set on a gold band. The royal redhead meshed style and sentiment to create one jealousy-inducing finished product.
Naturally, the royal jeweler responsible for this notorious sparkler, Cleave and Company, received plenty of requests to replicate Markle's ring. However, much to everyone's dismay, the company announced there would be no room for copycats.
"We’re not going to be making replicas of it," Stephen Connelly, director of Cleave and Company, told the Associated Press of Markle's sparkler. "If you want a ring, then we’ll design you a different one."
Well, Markle fans, prep your left ring finger because there's officially a new silver lining when it comes to the royal ring. While it's still impossible to get your hands on a three-stone bauble with diamonds from Botswana and Princess Diana, a replica of the ring now exists. Run—don't walk—to grab your card and snatch up this Markle-inspired jewel.
The Royal Collection, a source for all royal wedding-related memorabilia, currently sells a duplicate version of the future royal bride's engagement ring. Although it's technically costume jewelry, this much more affordable gem bears a striking resemblance to the real deal. And, at only £30.00 ($43), the "Buckingham Palace Statement Ring" can be yours, even without a royal budget!
Encased in a white ring box with Harry and Markle's initials, this adjustable jewel features three crystal stones (unfortunately, not diamonds like Markle's) encased on a metal band. The good news is though that you can sport this stunner no matter your ring size (take THAT, Cinderella).
To get even more of the royal effect from across the pond, Royal Collection also offers matching earrings and a pendant necklace to accompany the ring. Or, you can splurge on Prince Harry and Markle–themed souvenirs, from a coffee mug to a commemorative pillbox (whatever meets your fancy).
With all of this palace-inspired gear on the market, we can all channel our inner wannabe princesses just in time for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's May 19 nuptials.