DUCHESS OF DIAMONDS
We take a look inside Meghan’s newly inherited $1.8m royal jewellery box
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.