Saturday, 30 April 2011

Jewels fit for a Princess!

As everyone knows, there was a Royal Wedding on yesterday!

I didn't set out to watch the entire event but ended up doing so because it was such a sweet wedding!
I, like everyone else, was mainly interested in seeing Catherine's gown, but I also had a bit of an obsession to see what sort of a wedding band she would wear with her gorgeous Engagement ring.

18-carat white gold ring with a 12-carat oval sapphire & 14 round diamonds

Her veil was held in place by a 1936 Cartier 'halo' tiara, which was lent to her by The Queen.
Her earrings were designed & made by London jeweller, Robinson Pelham. They are diamond-set oak leaves with a pear shaped diamond set drop & a pave set diamond acorn suspended in the centre.

The earrings were a wedding gift to the bride from her parents for her Wedding Day.
Their design was inspired by the Middleton family's new coat of arms, which include oak leaves & acorns.

The Wedding band was made by Wartski, a London family jewellery business founded in 1865, that have held Royal appointments as jeweller's to H.M the Queen & The Prince of Wales.

The plain slim gold band was made from a piece of Welsh gold, as is the tradition for Royal brides.
The gold has been in the family for many years & was given to Prince William by his grandmother, The Queen as a gift to mark his Wedding.

Prince William has chosen not to wear a Wedding ring.

Simple but stunning!

All the best to the beautiful couple.

x Narelle

2 comments:

robyn lee said...

Great post and pictures...I'll admit I sat glued to the set watching the wedding...I loved her dress and the fact that she has Diannas engagement ring...nice to know the history behing the wedding band...

CraftyMummy said...

Love to hear all the details here. Must admit I've been watching far too much wedding coverage ;o)