A Ring Fit for a Princess—for $36

Wal-Mart's British subsidiary is offering a £19 version ($36.25) of the platinum and diamond engagement ring Prince Charles gave to Camilla Parker Bowles. The original, valued at almost $1 million, is "a timeless classic," but the retailer wanted to give its customers "a taste of royalty for a fraction of the price," said Justine Reid, jewelry buyer for the 267-store ASDA chain. "We hope [the replica gives] all budding Prince Charmings the chance to impress their princesses and still have change left over for the weekly shopping!" ASDA planned to start selling the look-alike of the engagement ring—originally owned by the late Queen Elizabeth, mother of Queen Elizabeth II and grandmother of Charles—on April 8, the wedding day, at its in-store jewelry counters. There are no plans to sell it in the United States. The Art Deco–style original has an emerald-cut diamond set in pla

This content is exclusive to JCK Pro subscribers. Subscribe now to access this and much more with discount code GOPRO21 for $199 for an entire year of access (reg. $249).


Already a JCK Pro? Log in

A JCK Pro subscription is your all-access pass to people and resources on the
cutting edge of the retail jewelry industry, from the industry authority you
know and trust

Learn about the Perks of JCK Pro

Log Out

Are you sure you want to log out?

CancelLog out