I thought I’d mix it up for #WeddingWednesday and for the next several weeks, we’ll focus on royal engagement and wedding rings. We’ll look at royals from all of the world – current and historic – and the engagement rings they received. Rather than starting with the obvious (I’m never that easy), I thought we’d start with a royal that may be a little lesser known: Princess Tatiana Blatnik of Greece.
Princess Tatiana is the wife of Prince Nikolaos, who chose a colored stone for the centerpiece of his, at the time, future wife’s engagement ring. The sapphire, surrounded by a halo of small diamonds, was gifted to Nikolaos by his mother to be used for the special piece. She, in turn, had been given the stone by her parents, King Frederik IX and Queen Ingrid of Denmark
Princes Tatiana, born in Caracas, Venezuela to a Slovenian father and a German mother, grew up in Switzerland. She and the prince met in Gstaad at a club and it turns out that the prince was friends with her older brother, but he hadn’t seen her since she was a child and didn’t recognize her. She was attending university here in the States and he, living in London at the time, courted her relentlessly until well over a year later, she agreed to go out with him. And as they say, the rest is history.
What do you think of colored stone engagement rings, which have been a long standing royal tradition? And what do you think of this one belonging to Princess Tatiana Blatnik?