The year in review

© Written by Rachael Taylor for Retail Jeweller 

Prince Harry and American actress Mehgan Markle announced their intention to marry, and after the seismic shift his brother’s choice of engagement ring caused in the global jewellery industry, hopes are high that the latest royal engagement will do the same.

The world’s currently most-photographed ring has a trilogy of diamonds set on a yellow band, and was created by Court Jewellers and Medallists to Her Majesty the Queen, Cleave & Company. The largest of the three diamonds, an elongated cushion cut, was sourced from Botswana, where the couple recently holidayed. The two smaller diamonds flanking it were taken from a brooch belonging to Prince Harry’s mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.

Though a classic design, many in the industry still expect the engagement ring to have an impact on bridal trends next year. “We’re expecting an increase in demand for trilogy rings and have already had several inquiries looking for an inspired design,” says Kyron Keogh, co-founder of jewellery chain Rox…

This story was originally published in the January 2018 issue of Retail Jeweller magazine. Continue reading to see magazine layouts and download full-size PDFs. Main image: Meghan Markle’s engagement ring (credit: Time.com).

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Download PDF: 019-021_RJ_JAN2018_YearReview

 

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