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
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