King Felipe VI proposed to Queen Letizia in 2003 with a stupendous diamond ring, however the mother-of-two refused to put on it. Why?
Queen Letizia’s engagement ring incorporates a white gold band and 16 princess-cut diamonds.
Gemologist at Prestige Pawnbrokers, Alexandra Michell, mentioned it’s “a really spectacular full hoop diamond eternity ring set with princess-cut diamonds totalling roughly 5ct and set in platinum.”
“The diamonds on this ring are of outstanding color and readability and value in extra of £35,000,” she defined.
The engagement ring is by Spanish jewelry model Suárez and it incorporates a gorgeous ‘diamond eternity’ design.
Queen Letizia wore the engagement ring till her wedding ceremony day and hasn’t seen sporting it ever since.
What’s the motive behind her selection?
There’s a principle behind the thriller of Queen Letizia’s engagement ring, which journalists Esteban Urreiztieta and Eduardo Inda unveiled in a royal biography.
Nonetheless, this has by no means been confirmed by the Spanish royal home.
Journalists Urreiztieta and Inda defined that King Felipe despatched his brother-in-law, Iñaki Urdangarin, to gather the ring from the jewelry store positioned in Barcelona.
Iñaki Urdangarin reportedly went to jewelry store Suarez and paid for the ring which at the moment price 3,000 euros.
The journalists claimed the King’s brother-in-law paid utilizing his firm (Nóos) bank card.
Nóos was a non-public firm Iñaki based and the rationale why he’s at present in jail.
He was discovered responsible of tax fraud, embezzlement and affect peddling and sentenced to 5 years.
Though the royal journalists claimed that is the actual motive why “Queen Letizia determined to return the ring to the store”, it has by no means been confirmed by the royal household.
Nonetheless, that’s not the one jewel the monarch refuses to put on as Queen Letizia’s wedding ceremony ring hasn’t been seen in years.
Royal household insiders reported the Queen really determined to cease sporting the jewel after it “injured her hand.”
Queen Letizia herself defined as soon as that “the continual handshakes on the receptions had injured her hand.”
As an alternative, the monarch all the time wears her Karen Hallam gold-plated ring, considered one of her favorite items.
Nonetheless, this isn’t an uncommon observe as many royals don’t put on their engagement or wedding ceremony rings, presumably for a similar motive.
Prince William, for example, is rarely seen sporting his wedding ceremony ring. The identical occurred with Prince Andrew, who by no means wore his ring when he was married to Sarah Ferguson.