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  1. In 2017, Prince Harry proposed to Meghan Markle with a very thoughtful and personalized engagement ring that he had designed for the new Duchess herself. He proposed to Meghan Markle with a three stone gold and diamond ring. The ring had its center stone from Botswana, a place where Harry and Meghan took a trip together for Meghan’s 36th birthday while the couple was dating. The two side stones on the ring were from Prince Harry’s late mother, Princess Diana’s very own jewelry collection, holding sentimental value and placement on the ring as Princess Diana could not be present for the couple’s nuptials but was an integral part and inspiration in their hearts through out the entire celebratory proceeding.

Prince Harry chose to frame these three stones with a classic thick gold band which gave the ring its grace and elegance, making it a celebrated stunner on Meghan Markle’s finger.

Recently, however, photographers noticed when zooming in on the images of the couple’s outings that Meghan Markle’s engagement ring looks rather different. The duchess’s engagement ring’s original yellow gold band is missing and there’s a thin band of micro-pave diamonds in place now.

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While this discovery from Meghan Markle’s outing photos is recent, it’s unclear when exactly she swapped out the original design for her own. Meghan Markle often chose to forego wearing her engagement ring while she was pregnant with Archie Harrison but she was wearing the new design on both the Trooping of the Colour as well as her son’s official introduction to the world.

Speaking of the new design, Mace Blickman of the jewelry company Jerry Blickman, Inc. said:

It’s a more modern and more popular look right now. It makes the ring more delicate without being showy. It’s sophisticated and chic.”

On the same topic, Jack Solow of Solow & Co. said of the ring:

Meghan’s redesign reflects her refined good taste. It offers more sparkle throughout”

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