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.

The Duke and Duchess of Windsor on their wedding day June 3, 1937 PHOTO COURTESY OF GETTY IMAGES.

The Duke and Duchess of Windsor on their wedding day June 3, 1937

PHOTO COURTESY OF GETTY IMAGES.

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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