And here it is in January of this year, when she was on an official engagement—pre-pavé diamonds.
We know that Prince Harry originally designed the ring for Markle with a diamond from Botswana in the center and two smaller jewels from Princess Diana’s personal collection on either side. “The little diamonds on either side are from my mother’s jewelry collection to make sure that she’s with us on this crazy journey together,” he said during the couple’s first interview together after their engagement.
“I think everything about Harry’s thoughtfulness and the inclusion of [Diana’s stones] and, obviously, not being able to meet his mom—it’s so important to me to know that she’s a part of this with us,” Markle said at the time. “It’s incredibly special to be able to have this, which sort of links where [Harry comes] from and Botswana, which is important to us. It’s perfect.”
No word on what prompted the new design—but we love the subtle upgrade.