Kate Middleton news: Wedding ring from Prince William ‘reflects emotion’ – pictures
The royals said “I do” on April 29, 2011 at a ceremony which took place at Westminster Abbey.
It is a royal tradition for members of the family to be given bespoke wedding bands.
These are made from Welsh gold and Prince William presented one to his wife on their wedding day, Benjamin Collinson, Managing Director of FIYAH, explained.
Speaking to Express.co.uk, he said: “The wedding band is crafted from a chunk of Welsh gold, given to Prince William by the Queen following the announcement of their engagement.
“This is a family tradition going back almost 100 years.”
The ring is a small band which Kate still wears next to her engagement ring.
Benjamin added: “It is slim in style to suit Kate’s slender finger and the perfect accompaniment to the larger, more bold engagement ring.”
Many members of the Royal Family have worn similar rings, such as the Queen and Sophie, Countess of Wessex.
While in a similar style, each ring is uniquely made from the rare gold.
Benjamin explained the meanings behind the “unique” band created for the mother-of-three.
He continued: “It is completely unique and created with gold that is perfect for the wife of the future Prince of Wales.
“The jewellery has the ability to reflect emotions, commemorate loved ones or provide comfort.”
The expert stated: “The engagement ring was selected by Diana from a ready to buy range presented by Prince Charles.
“It was apparently chosen because of its resemblance to Victoria’s brooch.
“It was worth less than £30,000 at the time but has been valued at almost £400,000 more recently.
“Some say the value would be much higher, when you consider its legacy and story.”