Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Romantics Seek Royal Replicas; How a Posh Wedding on the Other Side of the World Influences Us A[euro]" Even Gardeners

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Romantics Seek Royal Replicas; How a Posh Wedding on the Other Side of the World Influences Us A[euro]" Even Gardeners

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Byline: TONI SOMES

DANA McGee knows how much royal trends can influence regular shoppers: She bought a replica version of Lady Diana's engagement ring 30 years ago.

The sapphire surrounded by white diamonds was a gift for her mother.

"My parents had been married for about 40 years, but my dad had never bought an engagement ring," she explained.

"So we bought one for her. It was a replica version of Lady Diana's ring, without the $47,000 price tag."

Today Ms McGee, who manages the Prouds jewellery store in Rose City Shoppingworld, is anticipating renewed interest in sapphire and diamond rings from the region's romantics.

She said the interest would be sparked by the recently announced royal engagement between Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Seeing Ms Middleton sporting the 18-carat sapphire once owned by Lady Diana has inspired even Warwick shoppers to search for something similar.

"We do have some similar style rings for sale, of course they are in a very different price range," Ms McGee said. …

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