18 Ways Princess Diana Shook Up The Royal House
Jewelry for us all
Dianaâ€™s now renown sapphire engagement ring was considered less than ideal by many tabloids at the time Charles gave it to her. Most royal jewelry is custom made by the crownâ€™s official jeweler. Dianaâ€™s ring, however, wasnâ€™t a tailored thing. Instead, Charles had Diana shown a selection of rings, and she chose the sapphire surrounded by diamonds. The papers at the time turned up their noses at her selection, some even calling it a â€œcommonerâ€™s ring.â€ Diana was not a commoner but a member of the peerage with the title â€˜Ladyâ€™ since her father had the title of â€˜Earl.â€™ However, when the ring was resized to fit the future Duchess of Cambridgeâ€™s finger, it would find a resting place on a commonerâ€™s hand. Ironic.