The Duchess of Windsor’s Rebellious Engagement Ring
AS ORIGINALLY REPORTED BY MARION FASEL OF THE ADVENTURINE
A look back at the design 80 years after the royal wedding.
You are not supposed to wear an emerald for an engagement ring. Compared to a diamond, the stone is soft, can scratch easily and get beat up with everyday wear. But the Duke of Windsor didn’t care. He proposed to the American socialite Wallis Simpson with a beautiful emerald ring. In celebration of the couple’s wedding, 80-years ago this week, on June 3, 1937 to be exact, here is a look back at that rebellious ring.
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