Meghan Markle’s fairytale romance with Prince Harry is now official, which means there will be another royal wedding in spring 2018. People have been following Markle’s style for a while, but now every item she touches immediately turns to sold. Similar to the “Kate Effect”, the former actress has inspired people to buy everything from her coats, handbags, boots — and, of course, her engagement ring. Unfortunately, it’s looking like that won’t be possible.
Cleave and Company was the designer behind Markle’s ring, which was crafted with a diamond Prince Harry sourced from Botswana and several smaller diamonds that once belonged to his mother, Princess Diana.
Stephen Connelly, director at C&C, told Associated Press that they’ve been overwhelmed with customers asking for replicas. However, Connelly said, “We’re not going to be making replicas of it. If you want a ring, then we’ll design you a different one.”
So if you were hoping for a lookalike directly from the source, you’re out of luck. Of course, copycats have been cropping up — but a ring this special that contains such one-of-a-kind stones will be extremely difficult to replicate. Long story short — you might as well design your own.
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