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Royal Engagement Rings: Princess Tatiana Blatnik of Greece

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 reach out and start with a royal that may be a little lesser known: Princess Tatiana Blatnik of Greece.
Royal Engagement Rings: Princess Tatiana Blatnik of Greece
The engagement ring given to Tatiana by Nikolaos.

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.

Royal Engagement Rings: Princess Tatiana Blatnik of Greece
A close up of the engagement ring.

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

Royal Engagement Rings: Princess Tatiana Blatnik of Greece
The Prince and Princess at their wedding on Spetses, Greece on August 25, 2010.

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.

Royal Engagement Rings: Princess Tatiana Blatnik of Greece
Titiana pairs her sapphire engagement ring with a band of diamonds, separated by a plain gold band.

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?

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  1. I am HUGE LY Impressed at a Royal who received an Elegant Ring with Huge Historic Value. I think the Ring is Beautiful.

    1. I love that they understood that the political environment dictated that they couldn’t be too over the top. It’s a very practical and beautiful family-linked piece.

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