Kate Middleton’s brother and James’s £50,000 engagement ring inspired by an unexpected property?

Nicola Murphy

The Duchess of Cambridge‘Brothers James Middleton marry his wife Alize Thevenit In 2021, two years after the question was raised in the Lake District with a one-of-a-kind engagement ring.

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The 32-year-old financial analyst hasn’t shared close-up photos with her old rock on many occasions, but the glimpses we’ve gotten have shown similarities with several royal ladies. James and Alizee announced their engagement by sharing an adorable selfie with Alizee’s left hand resting on her then-fiancé’s chest against a backdrop of rolling hills.

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“Oui said. Our secret is exposed but we couldn’t be happier to share the news,” James wrote in the caption, showing off his bride’s triple engagement ring consisting of sapphires and diamonds, which he believes is worth up to £50,000.

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One commented, “This sapphire ring is gorgeous,” and another added, “I need a close-up of this gorgeous ring, wow!”

James and Alizee are engaged in the Lake District

Soon after their engagement, jeweler Susanna Lovis told HELLO!: “Alizee’s engagement ring is a 4.5 to 5 carat emerald-cut sapphire. It is elegantly surrounded by Art Deco baguette diamonds and often encrusted in platinum. Burmese sapphires cost between £30,000 to £50,000.”

Alizee showed off her ring in their wedding photos

While many were quick to compare Alizee’s ring to Kate Middleton’s sister-in-law’s iconic oval sapphire, which was originally owned by Prince William’s late mother Princess Diana, the Duchess wasn’t the only one who may have inspired James.

Taylor & Hart’s Jason de Heurex also suggested that James may have been inspired by his older sister Pippa Middleton’s “baguette diamond and antique platinum design” from her husband James Matthews.

James’ sister Kate Middleton also has a sapphire engagement ring

But have you noticed the similarities between the Duchess of Sussex’s and Alizee’s rocks? The popularity of the triple ring rose after Prince Harry was shown to Meghan Markle in 2017, which had him present the Queen with a sentimental three-diamond rock from Botswana and Diana’s private collection.

Meghan Markle gets a triple episode of Prince Harry

The three-stone Alizee design appeared again on her wedding day in Bormes-les-Mimosas in September 2021. Holding the arm of her new husband, the bride paired rubies with her simple wedding ring and her embroidered Bohemian Bardot gown, which was On loan from her mother-in-law Carol.

“The thing I borrowed was actually my dress from my mother-in-law Carol who last wore it 41 years ago on her wedding day in June 1980,” she explained to HELLO.

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