In June 2010, eligible bachelor Prince Albert of Monaco
announced his plans to wed his long-term love, Charlene Wittstock
The engagement was the culmination of a four-year courtship between the former South Africa swimmer and the Monagasque sovereign – and Charlene was presented with a ring truly worthy of her future royal status.
The huge sparkler features a pear-shaped three carat diamond at its centre, surrounded by round diamond brilliants. It is thought that the ring – reportedly created by exclusive Parisian jeweller Repossi – is worth more than £62,000 ($100,000)