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Taylor and Hart reveals Netflix series The Crown sparked a 300% increase of requests for replicas

13 Jan 2021

blue-sapphire-diamond-side-yellow-gold-bandImage: Taylor and Hart 

After the launch of the fourth series of The Crown, introducing Princess Diana, Prince William and Prince Harry, bespoke engagement ring and jewellery brand, Taylor and Hart, reports people have gone wild searching for replicas of Diana (now Kate Middleton's) sapphire ring. 

Google searches for Diana's engagement ring following the airing of the show have increased by a huge 2000%, people looking to find out more and explore replicas. Taylor and Hart have seen a 300% increase in requests for the iconic ring design since Sunday - proving its popularity.

Kate Earlam Charnley, Design Director at Taylor and Hart commented,

"From lavish tiaras to antique brooches, Emma Corrin's performance has rekindled a love affair with one of our favourite ring designs–the iconic Diana, Princess of Wales blue sapphire engagement ring."

Diana's Iconic Engagement Ring

Diana's engagement ring was designed by London jeweller, Garrard, at a cost of £28,000. The setting consists of a cluster of 14 solitaire diamonds surrounding a 12-carat, oval, deep blue Ceylon sapphire set in 18-carat white gold.

The Royals have always led the way in terms of engagement ring design.

Meghan Markle sparked a whole host of trends – from incorporating heirlooms into new pieces (the two side diamonds in her design were a part of Diana's collection) to the resurgence of three stone/trilogy ring styles and yellow gold.

While Jack Brooksbank proposed with an unset sapphire, Princess Eugenie and he co-designed her ring after the proposal demonstrating the shift in how engagements are becoming a more collaborative process.

Kate Middleton – if she's wearing it, everyone wants it! Now the Duchess of Cambridge wears Diana's engagement ring as a sweet way to ensure Diana is with them at all times.

Explore Taylor and Hart's sapphire engagement rings

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