Of all the luxurious jewels featured in “Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story,” we can’t stop daydreaming about the queen’s wedding ring. In the Netflix limited series, the actor India Amarteifio portrays the young British monarch, which is adorned with gems for each scene. Fans don’t have to wait long to see Charlotte’s bridal bling; she is getting married King George III by Corey Mylchreest during episode one, and the producers included a slow-motion close-up as George slides the giant sparkler onto his finger. At first glance, the ring appears green, which would make sense considering Charlotte’s avowed fondness for emeralds, but it actually features light gray quartz stones that complement each of her elaborate gowns.
costume designers lin paolo and Laura Frecon got the ring from the New York City-based jewelry brand delphinium and hawk, who lent countless pieces from his archive to the production of Shondaland. With a decorative band of split gold, the main stone is a table-cut rectangular white quartz surrounded by a halo of 14 smaller white quartz stones. Each stone is backed with a gray foil for added shine, which was a common technique among jewelers during England’s Georgian period. And it shines it does; Charlotte’s wedding ring is hard to ignore throughout the show, whether she’s picking oranges, joining lady danburyor dancing with her husband.
Although some aspects of the prequel series are not historically accurate: orchestral versions of Alicia Keys she didn’t play at her soirees back then, for example, Charlotte’s wedding ring is. When the real Queen Charlotte married King George III in 1761, she was given a rectangular ring with a miniature portrait of George behind the main stone and a halo of smaller diamonds on the outer edge. The show’s rendition may not include a tiny photo of Mylchreest, but the shape, band, halo, and overall aesthetic are undeniably similar.
Larkspur & Hawk designer Emily Satloff has shared tons of behind-the-scenes details about the show’s gems since “Queen Charlotte” hit Netflix. In an Instagram post centering around the main character’s wedding ring, she revealed Amarteifio’s reaction to wearing it during filming. “When I met @india_amarteifio earlier this month, she shared what it was like when she put this ring on her finger, it really helped her become queen. The power of jewelry is truly amazing!” satloff wrote.
The original “BridgertonThe series features plenty of equally lovely jewelry. Daphne Bridgerton’s delicate pearl wedding ring by Simon Basset instantly caught our eye in season one, and we couldn’t resist dissecting the deeper meaning behind Kate Sharma’s flower-shaped engagement ring by Anthony Bridgerton. Queen Charlotte’s quartz stunner is uniquely hers and as striking as their many ornate wigs.
Read on to get all the way up close to Queen Charlotte’s dazzling on-screen wedding ring.