Everyone is talking about the stunning ring that James Middleton picked when proposing to long time girlfriend Alizee Thevenet. The post in which the 32 year old entrepreneur officially announced the engagement news shows a glimpse of the large white gold and sapphire sparkler which strongly seems to resemble the iconic ring given by Prince William to James' sister Kate back in 2010.
With diamond solitaires being the most popular choice for engagement rings, opting for a striking sapphire stone makes an unconventional choice. Of course, we don't blame James one bit for being inspired by the Duchess of Cambridge's ring. The breathtaking design which features an outstanding 12-carat oval sapphire surrounded by 14 solitaire diamonds is probably one of the most famous engagement rings in the world as it was the very ring Prince Charles gave to Diana when he popped the question back in 1981.
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Alizee's ring similarly features a sapphire stone aurrounded by diamonds set in white gold and we think that James probably turned to his stylish older sister for advise when picking the ring, hence the strong resemblance!