Kate Middleton vs. Meghan Markle: Whose Engagement Ring Is Worth the Most?

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It can be said that a price tag can't be put on royal engagement rings, but now that Meghan Markle is sporting a sparkly rock from Prince Harry, jewelers are doing just that. Recently, jewelry experts calculated the value of Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle, and Camilla's engagement rings, and it doesn't really come as a surprise that Kate's ring is the most expensive by a long shot.  

  • When Prince William popped the question to Kate, he did so with a stunning sapphire ring that once belonged to his mother, Princesses Diana.

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    Originally, when Prince Charles proposed to Diana with the ring in 1981, it cost a little over $48,500.

    But according to the Sunday Express, inflation has increased the value of the sapphire sparkler to over $173,000. And then, given the fact that Prince William proposed to Kate with it, the value has skyrocketed to $510,000.

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  • Meghan's ring on the other hand -- despite it containing diamonds from Diana's collection -- is worth significantly less. But it's certainly nothing to sneeze at.

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    It's been revealed that the Suits actress's three-carat engagement ring is worth about $256,000 -- though, as Michael Fried, CEO of Diamond Pro, told People: "It’s priceless."

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  • They can still be friends though.

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    This stuff doesn't matter at the end of the day, right? 

    But we still need to know how Camilla's engagement ring matches up ... 

  • Finally, the Duchess of Cornwall's engagement ring value was calculated, and it's worth more than Meghan's -- but not by much.

    Gemologist Grant Mobley told the Express that he estimated the five-carat, art deco pattern ring to be worth about $288,000. Prince Charles picked the piece out from his mother Queen Elizabeth's massive jewelry collection. 


  • At the end of the day, all three women have gorgeous, priceless-in-their-own-way engagement rings.


    But there's no getting around the fact that Kate's is the fanciest by a landslide.