Pippa Middleton’s Asscher Cut Diamond Engagement ring

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Pippa Middleton is now officially engaged to hedge fund manager James Matthews who took the traditional route with permission sought from her parents. I wish them a happy engagement but to be frank, the most intriguing part of their announcement was more the art deco vintage style of engagement ring and choice of Asscher cut diamond which created much speculation as to the cost of engagement ring.

I was approached by the Daily Mirror tabloid for expertise comment on the design and cost of engagement ring with my only stipulation I was quoted properly and my comment not manipulated to suit article. Thank you Daily Mirror for honouring your pledge, for article please read here

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