How Big Is Lady Amelia Spencer’s Engagement Ring? We Asked a Jewelry Expert
ICYMI: Princess Diana’s niece, Lady Amelia Spencer, is engaged to her longtime beau, Greg Mallett. The bride’s father, Charles, announced the exciting news by sharing a brand-new photo of his daughter, who is wearing a massive ring on that finger.
In honor of the surprise engagement, here’s everything you need to know about Lady Amelia Spencer’s engagement ring.
1. Who is Lady Amelia Spencer?
Lady Amelia Spencer is the daughter of Charles (Princess Diana’s brother) and Victoria Lockwood. She has three siblings—Lady Kitty (29), Lady Eliza (28) and Louis, Viscount Althorp (26)—along with three half-siblings: Edmund (16), Lady Lara (13) and Lady Charlotte (8).
So happy for my daughter, Amelia, engaged to her boyfriend of 11 years, Greg - it?s wonderful to hear them both so excited about their future. Sending them both love, and every good wish for their life together. I love that Greg asked my blessing before proposing. Very sweet. pic.twitter.com/MKx9UpsBJB? Charles Spencer (@cspencer1508) July 27, 2020
2. What does her engagement ring look like?
The engagement ring features a large oval diamond that’s surrounded by a small halo. The band is also accented with small gems, making it a true sparkler. Go big or go home, amirite?
3. How many carats is it?
According to Kathryn Money (senior vice president of merchandising and retail expansion for Brilliant Earth), Mallet didn’t hold back on selecting the perfect ring.
“Amelia’s engagement ring features what appears to be an estimated 2 to 2.5 carat oval diamond surrounded by a glittering halo and set on a delicate, diamond-adorned platinum or white gold band,” the jewelry expert told PureWow.
4. How much did it cost?
Money estimated the ring costs anywhere between $20,000 and $40,000. The varying price range depends “on the quality and specific characteristics of the center gemstone.” Since Spencer is royal(ish), we wouldn’t be surprised if it’s in the higher tier.
5. How did Greg Mallett propose?
Mallett popped the question while they were visiting South Africa. Prior to the proposal, the real estate agent requested permission from Spencer’s father.
“I love that Greg asked my blessing before proposing,” Charles wrote on Twitter. “Very sweet.”