DUCHESS OF DI­A­MONDS

We take a look in­side Meghan’s newly in­her­ited $1.8m royal jew­ellery box

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Del­i­cate swirls

Meghan turned up the glam­our at the Women’s Em­pow­er­ment re­cep­tion in Lon­don in April by pair­ing her lit­tle black dress with these tinier-than-they-look 18k white-gold di­a­mond “Swirl” ear­rings fromm Cana­dian jew­eller Birks.ks. Classy!

Queen’s tiara

Tech­ni­cally not ot in Meghan’s collection collection, but likely o on loan when­ever she likes, her wed­ding day tiara was made for Queen Mary’s big day in 1932, Princess Mar­garet was the last to wear it. It fea­tures 11 sec­tions and a de­tach­able brooch.

Touching trib­ute

Meghan hon­oured Harry’s Harry’ late mum Princess Diana by wear­ing her emer­ald-cut aqua­ma­rine ring as they headed off to their evening wed­ding re­cep­tion. Spot­ted on Diana’s hand dur­ing a trip to Syd­ney in 1996, the Princess of Wales re­port­edly had the piece de­signed to match an aqua­ma­rine and pearl bracelet she al­ready owned.

Cartier ear­rings

Meghan stepped out to at­tend her re­cep­tion in a show-stop­ping Stella Mccart­ney hal­ter­neck with a pair of equally gor­geous ear­rings from the same collection as her wed­ding cer­e­mony bracelet. Again in white gold, the sparklers fea­tured 19 round di­a­monds and 10 baguette-cut gems.

Ro­man­tic gifts

For the all-im­por­tant en­gage­ment ring, Prince Harry chose an eth­i­cally sourced di­a­mond from Botswana, where the cou­ple first hol­i­dayed to­gether. It is off­set with two round di­a­monds from a brooch owned by Harry’s mum. The bracelet she wore to Prince Charles’ 70th was a wed­ding-day gift, set with 61 bril­liant-cut di­a­monds. Ex­perts say it’s the Cartier Es­sen­tial Lines bracelet.

Cartier bracelet

With all the ex­cite­ment of her Givenchy dress, Meghan’s wed­ding day Re­flec­tion de Cartier bracelet was al­most com­pletely over­looked. The pricey, 18k white-gold ac­ces­sory fea­tures more than 100 di­a­monds, in square, tri­an­gu­lar and rec­tan­gu­lar cuts.

Win­try sparklers

Meghan wore these “Snow­storm” ear­rings wh­when she left Wind­sor Cas­tle in the days be­fore mar­ry­ing her prince. By her Cana­dian favourite, Birks, the daz­zlers are “in­spired by the icy beauty of Cana­dian win­ters”. Tak­ing her role as a new mem­ber of the fam­ily that rules the Com­mon­wealth very se­ri­ously, Meghan has taken care to in­clude as many de­sign­ers as pos­si­ble from Canada – where she lived for seven years film­ing Suits.

Baptism bracelet

Soon af­ter she was bap­tised into the Church of Eng­land in March, Meghan was spot­ted wear­ing a dainty cross bracelet by Vanessa Tu­gend­haft. The 18K white­gold chain is be­lieved to be a gift from the royal fam­ily for of­fi­cially join­ing their re­li­gion – a pre-req­ui­site to mar­ry­ing into the monar­chy.

Rose gold clover charm

Meghan wore a tiny four-leaf clover pen­dant by Vanessa Tu­gend­haft ahead of her wed­ding to Prince Harry. The charm – named Pre­cious – is made with 18k pink gold and pave di­a­monds in a strik­ing clover shape.

Pre-wed­ding treat

Harry show­ered his fu­ture bride with jew­els even be­fore they mar­ried – most no­tably with these 18ct white-gold Galanterie de Cartier ear­rings rings she wore as they said their vows. She was first seen wear­ing them em in April, a month onth be­fore the big day, at a re­cep­tion cel­e­brat­ing the In­vic­tus Games.

Ev­er­last­ing love ring

Meghan’s very fond of her in­fin­ity ring by Vanessa Tu­gend­haft, which sym­bol­ises ev­er­last­ing love. She wore the piece while ac­com­pa­ny­ing Harry to Belfast in March, and then to the In­vic­tus Games tri­als a few weeks later.

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