Reyne Hirsch who is a luxury goods and collectible expert (13 seasons on antiques roadshow and now hosting Ridiculous Ranches on RideTV) tells all about Meghans engagement ring.
The center stone is estimated between 4-5 carats in size. The two side stones approximately
.50 – .75 carats each.
The market value of the ring greatly depends on the quality of the stones used. Average stones
of this size and shape could cost about $75-95,000. However, I would have to assume that with
two of the stones being Princess Diana’s – and the center stone he picked out as well, they are probably
above average, and perhaps nearly flawless. That would place the value of the ring in the $300-400,000 range.
Then again, any diamonds with Princess Diana as the provenance would be priceless.
If you want to design a custom ring, it is best to meet with a respected jeweler in your area who can
help design something special for you with a stone size, shape and metal in mind. This would NOT
be a jeweler you find in your local mall. A custom ring, depending on how intricate, can take anywhere
from a week to a month to create.
Reyne Hirsch, an expert in 20th century decorative arts and current host of RideTV’s “Ridiculous Ranches,” has a lot under her belt. When not appraising antique watches, $20 million paintings or other highly sought out collectibles, Reyne is also a regular contributor to Huffington Post with her “Celebrity Collector” column where she interviews celebrities about their unique collections. Hirsch rose to popularity as on-air talent for 13 seasons of PBS’ Emmy Nominated series, Antiques Roadshow and is a repeat guest on some of America’s highest rated morning shows such as CBS This Morning Martha Stewart Radio and more. As if that wasn’t enough, Reyne is a 2-time published author and has been interviews by publications such as The Los Angeles Times, TV Guide, Home and Garden, The Washington Post, Time Out New York and many many more. She currently resides in Houston Texas where she is continuously expanding her expertise into new areas such as television development, trade book contributing and connecting with her loyal fans and fans of her incredibly interesting industry through social media.