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There are family heirlooms, and then there are royal jewels. Europe’s many monarchies are often known for passing down or repurposing their exquisite bijoux, but even crowns and scepters can’t compare to the sentimental value of an engagement ring. Many stand the test of time, spawning copycats and inspiring jewelry trends for years to come.

Below, WWD looks back at 100 years of royal engagement rings.


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