GRACE KELLY AND PRINCE RAINIER III
The guest of honor at the 1955 Festival de Cannes never thought her life was about to change. But it did. Grace Kelly met Rainer III at a photo shoot at the Palace of Monaco. It was the start of a great love story between the actress and the prince.
Their engagement in January of 1956 was marked with a ring that would never leave her finger. She even insisted on wearing it in High Society, directed by Charles Walters, her last appearance on the screen.
Thus, with the ring on her finger, the audience discovered the character of Tracy Samantha Lord as she lay on her bed, playfully polishing it with a corner of a silk sheet.
It is true that this was an exceptional diamond...
To celebrate their engagement, Prince Rainier III of Monaco offered his future wife a ring with an emerald-cut diamond of 10.47 carats.
To emphasize the ring's originality, the jewelers designed a platinum mount with a baguette-cut diamond on each side of the central stone.