If you’ve been obsessing over every detail of the recent royal engagement, the story behind Meghan Markle’s ring surely made you melt. According to their first joint interview with BBC, Prince Harry helped design using stones from Princess Diana’s collection. If you were hoping for a replica from the source, however, you won’t be getting your wish.
The ring is proving to be one thing you can’t get, and it’s not because it’s sold out like many of the other clothing pieces and accessories the soon-to-be-duchess has been seen wearing.
Turns out, Cleave & Company—the jewelers who made the ring—will not be filling requests for copycats. Director Stephen Connelly told the AP, “We’re not going to be making replicas of it. If you want a ring, then we’ll design you a different one.”
David Thomas, a former Crown Jeweler (aka someone who looks after and cares for the royal family’s jewels) who now works with Cleave and Company, said he’s been bombarded by questions about the ring, including how much it costs. However, he’s not telling: “Jewelers are like doctors: we never discuss our patients!” Thomas said to the AP.
Of course, costume knockoffs are still popping up, but a real replica will be hard to create. As Harry said in the interview: “The ring is obviously yellow gold because that’s her [Meghan’s] favorite and the main stone itself I sourced from Botswana and the little diamonds either side are from my mother’s jewelry collection to make sure that she’s with us on this crazy journey together.”
h/t Brit + Co