If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that I’ve just come back from a short-break at Disneyland, Paris 💖✨
My incredibly talented brother is a Paint & Roto Artist at Industrial Light & Magic, and he’s edited films such as Star Wars, Jurassic World, Spectre and Transformers (very proud sister over here, can you tell?!). Well… since Disney acquired Star Wars, Industrial Light and Magic is now a Disney affiliated company. That means my brother gets 18 complimentary Disney Park Hopper tickets for Disneyland and Walt Disney Studios, pretty cool, huh?
We jumped the queue to get into the park using our special privileges tickets, meaning we could enjoy the magic of Disney before the crowds hit! This meant more more time for Space Mountain and less time standing around.
If you’ve ever been to Disneyland Paris, you’ll know that within the castle is a jewellery store selling rings, necklaces and other sparkly gifts. There were some engagement-looking rings in a glass cabinet, for those who decided to pop the question in Disney (which we did actually witness during our trip!).
S and I got engaged earlier in the year at the top of a mountain, so I wasn’t expecting him to drop down on one knee at any point. But whilst we were in the jewellery store I couldn’t help but try on the tiaras, I mean, how cool would it be to wear a Disney tiara to your wedding?!
From Aladdin and Jasmine, to Cinderella and Prince Charming, marriage is at the heart of most Disney films… Using real-life valuations at today’s prices, jewellers, F.Hinds, can reveal how much some of the most famous Disney engagements would cost. This article appealed the to wedding obsessed and Disney fanatic, in me.
One princess reigns over the rest when it comes to the value of their ‘happily ever after’s, according to the research. Belle, from Beauty and the Beast, would be the queen of them all with her engagement ring valued at £100,000, nearly more than the eight other princesses combined.
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Belle’s ring is made from platinum and set with a 4-carat yellow diamond surrounded by a halo of flawless diamonds, trumping her nearest rival, Princess Tiana, from Princess and the Frog by a massive £70,000. The Beast, who judging by the size of his castle certainly isn’t short of a bob or two, has to find true love before the curse which gives his beastly appearance can be lifted.
The top 5 engagement rings were:
- Belle: £100,000
- Tiana: £30,000
- Elsa and Jasmine: both £24,000
- Snow White: £15,000
- Ariel: £4,500
The research carried out by jewellery experts, F.Hinds, also found that money wasn’t everything when it comes to true love. Some suiters could rely upon affection instead of the size of this wallets to win the hearts of their princesses.
Not all the princes would have to have to break the bank, as not every damsel would be expecting an extravagant ring. F.Hinds’ estimations found that some princesses would require a more modest proposal.
Flynn Rider would fair best on value, with his bride Rapunzel’s ring, coming in at a more humble £600, complete with amethyst and yellow gold. Elsewhere, Brave’s Princess Merida would have the second least expensive ring with her future prince only having to cough up £1,200.
Cinderella, arguably one of the most famous members of Disney royalty, would see Prince Charming put up £2,000 for her topaz stone and white gold ring. While Ariel from the Little Mermaid would need Prince Eric to spend £4,500, for a pearl and white gold ring, to prise her from the ocean.
Steve Mellows, E-commerce Manager at F.Hinds said “Glitz and glamour is something that we all relate to when it comes to Disney princesses, so we thought we’d look at how much true love would cost in today’s economy.
“We know it’s all fantasy and we knew that these rings would be expensive, they are princesses after all, but we weren’t expecting the costs to vary so much.
“We thought the rings’ value would be much closer, especially between Belle and Cinderella, but this simply wasn’t the case, surprisingly Princess Belle’s is far more valuable than any others.
“It’s no surprise the Beast isn’t afraid to flash the cash, after all, it’s either stump up £100,000 or have the looks of a beast for the rest of his days.
“That being said, money was not everything when it came to true love, with some princesses the love of the prince was the key to their hearts and for a happily ever after.”