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Jewel of the day: Audrey Hepburn Engagement Rings/Wedding Bands

Audrey Hepburn is revered to this day as a style icon, and with good reason. Her looks throughout the decades have been emulated and idolized and many (if not most) are still wearable today. When she married actor Mel Ferrer in 1954, he presented her with three stacking bands, one a white gold eternity set with 1.5 carats of baguettes, and faceted rose and yellow gold rings she could wear with it, or not, as she chose. These were untraditional choices for the time, when a solitaire (often complimented on either side with baguettes) was seen as the more popular choice. The stacking trend is huge today but in the 50s, not so much. As with much else style related, Hepburn was ahead of her time (or at least her then-fiance realized she was).

The photo below is the Daily Mail’s interpretation of the rings, with an estimate of today’s value. Provenance would, of course, make them much more valuable.

Jewel of the day: Clogau Gold Windsor Collection Wedding Ring

So if you went over to Kate Middleton Jewelry earlier in the week, you would have seen a post about Kate’s Welsh gold wedding band. It’s thin and simple, and in keeping with the Welsh gold rings worn by royal brides. If you’re a fan, you can have a similar one, from Clogau Gold of Royalty.

These bands come from the not surprisingly named Windsor Collection. They explain, “From The Queen Mother in 1923, to the Duchess of Cambridge in 2011, generations of the Royal Family have chosen precious Welsh gold to create their wedding rings. This is a tradition that Clogau shares, for over 17 years Clogau has been creating the most beautiful wedding jewellery, containing rare Welsh gold – the gold of Royalty.

Elegantly handcrafted and featuring a most classic unisex design, the 3mm Windsor collection wedding ring has been crafted in 9ct yellow gold. Inscribed on the inside of the band is the Welsh word ‘Cariad’, meaning beloved, sweetheart or darling in a beautiful italic script.

Contained within the solid yellow gold is rare Welsh gold from Snowdonia, making this a truly unique piece of jewellery than can be treasured and admired forever.”

The rings are available in 9 carat white, yellow or rose gold, and sell for £330.

Clogau Wedding Band

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