The Evolution of Royal Engagement Rings

Let's just say family heirlooms are a big trend.

The Evolution of Royal Engagement Rings
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Since the age of Queen Victoria, members of the royal family have embraced the engagement ring tradition. But the designs and styles have varied greatly—from colored stones to simple diamonds and brand new rings to family heirlooms. Since it may be awhile before another royal engagement, we're breaking down all the iconic engagement rings given in the past.