Ever since her first very public appearance at the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding, Pippa Middleton has been considered one of the most eligible bachelorettes on the planet. Just like her royal and famous sister, Kate, Pippa possesses a natural regal and sophisticated quality that makes her an easy target for paparazzi and gossip columns. While there may have been much talk over the years regarding potential suitors, it is finally official: Pippa Middleton is engaged to be married, and she’s got quite the ring to show for it.
Kate Middleton may be married to Prince William and may have inherited the late Princess Diana’s blue sapphire and diamond engagement ring (check out these beautiful sapphire and diamond engagement rings), but sister Pippa has just received an art deco styled ring said to be worth close to $330,000. That supersedes the value of the Duchess of Cambridge’s (Kate’s) engagement ring. The diamond is a very large colorless stone, which is an asscher cut diamond surrounded by a gorgeous halo.
32-year-old Pippa Middleton is engaged to 40-year-old James Matthew, a hedge fund millionaire. The two have been living together in a Chelsea townhouse and seem like they are in seventh heaven. Kate and William, or the Duchess and Duke of Cambridge, are thrilled with the news as well.
To compare, Kate Middleton received a sapphire and diamond halo ring that once belonged to William’s later mother, Dianna. The ring consists of a 12-carat oval blue sapphire surrounded by a halo of 14 colorless diamonds. All of the stones are set in 18K white gold. Even back in the day when Princess Dianna received this ring, it wasn’t over the top by any means. Diana chose it because she liked it and simply thought it was beautiful. While the sentiment behind this ring is priceless, there is no comparison value-wise between the sapphire ring and Pippa’s extravagant diamond ring.
Since being presented with the glittering rock Pippa has managed to make several very public appearances, allowing us to get a nice look at the newest addition to her jewelry collection. We hope that Pippa and James’s marriage is as solid and as brilliant as the new and impressive sparkler on her finger.
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