This week, Camilla Parker Bowles was once again on regal duty, as she attended The Royal Society of Literature's "40 Under 40" fellow induction without by her side. But while the Duchess of Cornwall signed books and spoke in front of an audience full of inspired writers, it was hard to ignore the royal's jewelry, particularly the huge ring gleaming on her wedding finger.
This got us wondering: What's the story with 's ?
As it turns out, the gem Charles used to propose to Camilla can be traced back to the Queen Mother. Photographs taken during the mid-1980s show Elizabeth donning the flashy jewel at an evening event. However, it was not her engagement ring from King George VI. It is unknown exactly how she acquired the piece.
The ring features an art deco design and a five-carat emerald-cut diamond in the center, which is paired with a modest gold wedding band and three diamond baguettes on each side.
As Express discovered, the ring is just one of many jewelry pieces Camilla owns from the Queen Mother's collection. Camilla is also reportedly known for wearing the Greville Tiara, another royal adornment that was passed down from Charles' grandma. As you can see below, just like the ring, the tiara has no shortage of bling on it whatsoever.
It's been over 13 years since said I do, but rest assured the Duchess's rock appears to not have lost any of its beauty or natural sparkle.
From: Good Housekeeping US
This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
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