Following in the footsteps of Prince Harry, Princess Beatrice’s husband-to-be partnered with a British firm to design a bespoke engagement ring.
The Royal Household announced Princess Beatrice’s engagement to property tycoon Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, and of course, all eyes were on the ring!
For this striking royal engagement ring, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi designed the ring in collaboration with British jewellery designer Shaun Leane.
Shaun Leane is a favourite among the young royals, with Meghan Markle often wearing pieces by the designer.
While Leane is known for his more bold and edgy designs, the engagement ring is a modern take on a classic style.
The designer has confirmed to Professional Jeweller that the ring is crafted in platinum with a 2.5ct central brilliant-cut diamond and tapered baguette diamond shoulders.
The ring was crafted by hand in the Shaun Leane Mayfair atelier and is set with excellent-cut diamonds of the highest colour and clarity, of which all are GIA certified and ethically sourced.
The bespoke experience began with a detailed and personal consultation with the groom. Consequently, the design is filled with personal and sentimental signifiers for the couple and unique to them, an approach that is synonymous with Shaun Leane’s bespoke service.
Shaun Leane says of the design: “I am so honoured Edoardo chose to work with me to design the engagement ring for Princess Beatrice and to have been involved in this special moment in their lives. The bespoke experience was a beautiful journey; from imagining the design with Edoardo to the crafting of the finished rings. Being able to incorporate both Edoardo and Princess Beatrice’s characters into the design has resulted in a unique ring that represents their love and lives entwining.”
The ring is a fusion of Victorian and Art Deco designs and is accompanied by two additional matching bands in the distinctive Shaun Leane design hand.