My husband’s always on at me to get off Twitter but last night as I’m sitting crying during the Packed to the Rafter’s finale and multi-tasking on my phone, news started to Tweet through about Kate and Will’s engagement.
“See,” I said, waving my iPhone4 in his face, “that’s why I am on Twitter. A. Lot.”
Stuff happens and I like to be first to know. So like the night, Julia gave Kevvy the heave-ho, I found out first via social media. Not via the TV, which like the Julia/Kev showdown, took more than an hour to flash on to screen.
This morning I couldn’t wait to get a look at the photos, Kate’s hair, Will’s lack of hair … and the ring.
And then I saw it. There on those beautifully, pre-photoshoot, manicured hands was Princess Di’s famous sapphire and diamond ring.
I was just an impressionable 13-year-old just understanding the power of jewellery when Charles placed this ring on Di’s finger. I decided there and then that sapphires would me MY gemstone of choice. (I did dump sapphires after a particularly ugly relationship years later and discovered diamonds, but for a while they were the bomb and really went with my Princess Di hairdo.)
So, as I saw a very loved up Will and Kate show off the ring, I thought two things:
1. Wow. That’s a huge expectation for Kate to live up to.
2. What if she really wanted a ring of her own design? Maybe she’s more a black diamond princess cut kind of girl?
Very few women these days let the bloke go off and buy the engagement ring without prior, extensive training from the bride-to-be and many, many visits to Michael Hill.
So what do you think? Is it a good thing she’s wearing Di’s ring? Will you now be dyeing your hair a lovely shade of brunette and booking in for bi-weekly blow-drys? Or are you just giggling at all my references to Kate and Di’s rings?
And if you want to get your own version of the Di/Kate ring, here are a couple of options available in Australia: