In December, 1955, the engagement of Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier was announced to the world. As their fairytale romance began, Prince Rainier gifted Grace with a ring of diamonds and rubies by Cartier. This was later called a friendship ring when Prince Rainier visited Lost Angeles and saw that movie stars wore huge engagement rings. This is how Grace Kelly’s engagement ring became a twelve-carat emerald-cut diamond ring.
I have found a wonderful replica of Grace Kelly’s engagement ring. The diamond is not as large, but we’re not all as rich as they were! This ring is a emerald-cut diamond ring flanked by two baguette diamonds. The only difference is that instead of twelve-carats it’s 1/2.