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TOP FIVE: Jewellery trends championed by Meghan Markle during her final engagements

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The Dukes and Duchess of Sussex have officially completed their final engagements as senior royals.

During this time, all eyes were on Meghan Markle as she championed key jewellery trends and continued to be a style icon, with pieces seen on the Duchess rapidly selling out.

Here are five top trends the Duchess was sporting on her farewell tour…

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Keeping it Personal

As a couple Meghan and Harry have been big advocates for personalised jewellery, from the Prince creating her engagement ring, to the Duchess wearing a Mom necklace before giving birth, to adorning an A pendant after Archie’s arrival.

During the most recent engagement Meghan Markle wore a ‘Love’ pendant by designer, Sophie Lis, which bears a reference to a French poem that translates to, ‘Every day I love you more, more than yesterday less than tomorrow.’ Online, the designer revealed the message is borrowed from the poem ‘The Eternal Song’.

In the Name of Charity

During her final engagements, Meghan Markle nodded to the causes close to her heart with jewellery pieces that had connections to charity.

From a pair of earrings by Roxanne First, which describes itself as the ‘go-to site for the independent woman building her own legacy’, to a necklace that benefits an animal welfare charity, the Duchess aligned her jewels with her personal interests.

Making appearances close to International Women’s Day, the Duchess wore a pair of ‘Wave’ earrings by Edge of Ember a couple of times.

Edge of Ember is another female-run brand and for the month of March it opted to support Women for Women International, a charity that helps women survivors of war rebuild their lives.

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend

For her final outing as a senior royal, the Duchess of Sussex chose the Snowstorm diamond earrings by Canadian jewellers Birks.

The earrings were first worn by Meghan shortly before her wedding to Prince Harry in May 2018 and have become a wardrobe staple since.

She also wore a handcrafted 18ct rose gold bracelet adorned with a 0.50ct brilliant cut diamond to a number of events.

Keep it Sustainable 

Meghan Markle has been no stranger to ethical jewellery, often wear pieces by brands and designers doing their part to make the industry beautiful inside and out.

There, it was little wander the majority of jewellery brands worn by the Duchess during her final engagements made sustainable claims.

From earring by V by Laura Vann, a British brand that aims to combat throw-away fashion, to earring by Roxanne First, a company that  prides itself on sourcing ethical diamonds for its designs.

Elsewhere, another brand worn a couple of times by the Duchess, Edge of Ember places a focus on sustainable design and craftsmanship, with the company vowing to use factories around the world that are ‘committed to fair and advanced pay, safe working environments, unbiased and equal treatment of men and women and rigorous environmental care’.

Going for Gold

Meghan Markle caused a spike in yellow gold jewellery demand when she debuted her engagement ring crafted from the metal.

During her farewell tour the Duchess continued to champion in the metal in modern styles.

For instance, at the Endeavour Fund Awards she wore a pair of snake textured gold hoops by female-run brand, Roxanne First.

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The author Stacey Hailes

Editor, Professional Jeweller

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