With a royal wedding on the horizon at the end of this month, wedding fever has taken over the nation with speculation over every detail of the big day. Naturally we’re most intrigued by the wedding rings the royal couple will say their “I do’s” with and have looked into some of the other royal wedding bands.
Clarence House revealed, the Royal Family have for the past 94 years used pure Welsh gold to create their wedding rings. The particularly rare gold comes from the Clogau St. David Gold Mine in Dolgellau, Wales, which is no longer in operation.
The Queen Mother and Duke of York started this tradition when they married on 26th April 1923. Enough gold was leftover for The Queen’s wedding in 1947 as well as also being used for the late Princess Margaret and the 1981 marriage of Prince Charles and Diana. In 2011, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were wed using the same Welsh gold rings.
The Queen’s and Duchess of Cambridge gold wedding rings
Will Harry and Meghan follow this tradition or opt for a bespoke wedding ring like her engagement ring? We think her yellow gold engagement ring would be complimented by a wedding ring of a similar colour that’s either is shaped around the stone or interlocks with it.
Royal Male Rings
If you look at both Prince Phillip and William’s wedding finger you won’t see wedding rings as they both decided against wearing one due to personal preference. William announced shortly before his marriage that he doesn’t like wearing jewellery of any kind, however his father Charles does alongside a signet ring on his little finger. So, will Harry opt to wear one?
We’ll have to wait until the big day to find out and see the royal rings, but in the meantime if you’re planning to pop the question or say ‘I do’ then get in touch to arrange your free consultation to discuss our bespoke engagement and wedding bands.