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Royal wedding craze: China mass produces Kate Middleton's engagement ring

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An employee packages replicas of the British royal engagement ring at a jewelry factory in Yiwu, Zhejiang province, January 12. Chinese manufacturers are cashing in on the British royal wedding craze as they churn out tens of thousands of replica royal engagement rings for the world.

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Chinese workers inspect royal wedding chinaware plates featuring images of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton, at the Tri-Ring Group Corporation workshop in Yulin, southwest China's Guangxi region, January 10, where a total of 16,008 pieces of porcelain are due for delivery on January 15 to Britain. The second-in-line to the throne Prince William will marry his university sweetheart Kate Middleton on April 29 in what is likely to be the biggest British royal wedding since his late mother Diana married Prince Charles in 1981.

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A combination picture shows a Chinese made replica of the British royal engagement ring, left, displayed at a jewelry factory in Yiwu, Zhejiang province, January 12, and the original engagement ring given by Britain's Prince William to his fiance Kate Middleton in London on November 16, 2010.

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