Neil Lane | 11/29/17

Neil Lane on Meghan Markle’s “Socially Relevant” Engagement Ring

Experts predict the details of the ring, including how it was sourced, could drive trends.

Since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement, the ring on Markle’s finger has become one of the most scrutinized pieces of jewelry on the planet

Jewelry experts predict that Markle’s ring — a cushion-cut diamond Prince Harry sourced from Botswana, flanked by two round diamonds from the personal jewelry collection of his late mother, Princess Diana — could play a role in choices made by couples, from sustainable sourcing practices to throwback vintage touches.

L.A.-based designer Neil Lane confirmed,“[Harry] made a very socially conscious choice, which is amazing, but it’s also what you would expect from him…he knows the country [Botsawna], he knows the people, and he wants to make a statement that’s socially relevant.”

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