For instance, Crown Princess Victoria’s aunt Princess Birgitta got engaged to Prince Johann Georg of Hohenzollern in 1960 with a plain gold band.
Three Swedish Princesses have since chosen more contemporary rings with eye-catching diamonds, breaking with convention.
The top jewellers at Steven Stone closely examined the Swedish Royal Family’s engagement rings to learn more about which women started a new trend in engagement rings.
Model Sofia Hellqvist became engaged to Prince Carl Phillip in 2014 with a round diamond encircled by a halo of smaller diamonds set on a pavé band.
Since her wedding in 2015, Princess Sofia matches her engagement ring with a wedding band covered in diamonds.
Prince Carl Philip collaborated with royal jeweller W.A. Bolin to design the basic ring. A ring for Crown Princess Victoria was likewise commissioned from the same high-end jewellery firm.
For her first appearance at Sweden’s parliament’s annual opening session, the Riksdag, Sofia wore her engagement ring and two bracelets.
Maxwell Stone, the creative director at Steven Stone said: “Sofia’s opulent engagement ring is set on a double-diamond band. It has a brilliant round-cut centre diamond that’s surrounded by a halo of lesser diamonds.
“It is simple and understated, yet at the same time, it breaks royal tradition, making it stand out from the crowd. We think a ring like this would be worth around £10,000.”
On February 24, 2009, Crown Princess Victoria, the future Queen of Sweden, announced her engagement to her personal trainer Daniel Westling, whilst proudly flashing her white gold solitaire diamond engagement ring.
Mr Stone added: “If I were to estimate, I’d have to say the solitaire is between two and three carats and no doubt of excellent quality.
“It is set perfectly on a white gold band, with a design that’s classic, timeless, and sophisticated. This ring is probably worth around £75,000 to £100,000.”
The Swedish Royal Court confirmed Princess Madeleine’s engagement to American financier Christopher O’Neill on October 25, 2012.
Madeleine was surprised by Christopher with a magnificent Asscher-cut diamond engagement ring.
The tiny pavé band and four-carat stone together symbolise contemporary minimalism. She wears the elegant Asscher-cut between two thin pave diamond bands in a setting that is rather straightforward.
Zack Stone, the managing director at Steven Stone commented: “This gorgeous ring features a four-carat asscher cut stone.
“Pippa Middleton also chose an Asscher cut stone for her engagement ring, and it’s becoming increasingly popular with both royals and celebrities, as not only is it unique, but it has a rich history behind it.
“The Asscher cut was invented in 1902 by Joseph Asscher, the artisan diamond cutter who founded the Royal Asscher Diamond Company.
“It was the first patented diamond cut, protecting it from replication from other companies. The Asscher cut was a staple of art deco jewellery, with its straight lines and brilliance making it perfect for the movement.
“Bearing all this in mind, it’s likely that Princess Madeleine’s engagement ring is worth around £150,000.”