Hidden meanings behind Meghan Markle's jewels on final UK engagements

The hidden meanings behind Meghan Markle’s farewell tour jewellery: Accessories highlighted causes close to her heart – including eco-friendly earrings and a necklace that raises money for animal welfare

  • Meghan Markle wore a number of new jewellery brands on final engagements
  • The pieces held poignant meanings and supported causes close to her hearts
  • Others were from female-led British brands that have enjoyed a popularity boost 

All eyes have been on the Duchess of Sussex in recent days as she carried out her final engagements as a senior member of the royal family.

Now FEMAIL can reveal how Meghan Markle, 38, used the opportunity to shine a light on causes close to her heart by choosing to wear jewellery that align with her personal interests and have connections to charities.

From a pair of earrings by an independent, women-led British company to a necklace that benefits an animal welfare charity, Meghan made deliberate wardrobe decisions that champion others.

Elsewhere the Duchess chose pieces that carry hidden meanings, such as the ‘good luck’ necklace that she wore to a school in Dagenham, east London, on Friday.

Here, a closer look at what we can learn from Meghan’s farewell tour jewellery collection…

EARRINGS MADE FROM RECYCLED MATERIALS 

WORN: On Sunday to church with the Queen at Windsor Castle 

Meghan Markle, 38, donned a pair of recycled silver earrings by British female designer Laura Vann as she attended church alongside Prince Harry, 35, and the Queen, 93, on Sunday

The jewels, which are currently out of stock online, feature an emerald and agate art-deco style design, pictured

For her final outing as a senior royal yesterday, 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. 

Touch of sparkle: Meghan yesterday

The Duchess of Sussex showcased her eco-friendly credentials yesterday by donning a pair of earrings by a sustainable British jewellery brand, as she and Prince Harry reunited with the Queen in public for the first time since Megxit.

Meghan Markle, 38, selected the £140 Daphne circle drop jewels crafted by V by Laura Vann for the church service in Windsor.

The mother-of-one wore a black and white monochrome gown for the occasion, sweeping her hair into a soft wave, and tucking a lock behind her ear to reveal the dangling green art-deco earrings. 

The earrings are described online as being crafted from ‘recycled silver’, with the brand focusing on ‘ethical production’. 

Online the earrings, which are currently out-of-stock, are described as ‘a highly anticipated arrival for Autumn Winter 2017’, perhaps suggesting the Duchess has had the pieces in her collection for a while. 

NECKLACE THAT BRINGS GOOD FORTUNE

WORN: On Friday for a visit to a school in Dagenham, east London

The Duchess opted for a different gold pendant during a visit to a Dagenham school on Friday 

Meghan opted for the Edge of Ember’s Kismet charm necklace, which features a ‘lucky number 7’ and a four leaf clover to represent ‘good fortune’ 

Meghan donned Edge of Ember’s Kismet Charm necklace during her appearance at a school in Dagenham on Friday, which features a four-leaf clover as a ‘good fortune icon’.

The Duchess selected the Edge of Ember’s Kismet Charm Necklace, which costs just £125, for the visit. 

Online, the piece is described as a ‘modern-day talisman’ which was ‘inspired by vintage coins found in Asia’ which represent icons of good fortune.

It features a four leaf clover with the lucky number 7, for two doses of good fortune.

EARRINGS FOR ‘INDEPENDENT WOMEN’

WORN: On Thursday night at the Endeavour Awards, London

The Duchess of Sussex wore £95 Gold Snake Hoops by Roxanne First as she joined Prince Harry at the Endeavour Fund Awards at Mansion House, in London, last Friday night

The beautiful hoops, pictured, is from Roxanne First, which describes itself as the ‘go-to site for the independent woman building her own legacy, piece by piece, occasion by occasion’

All eyes were on the Duchess of Sussex’s eye-catching £950 blue Victoria Beckham dress as she arrived for the Endeavour Fund Awards on Thursday night, so she chose to keep things simple when it came to her accessories. 

Her earrings were a pair of £95 gold ‘snake’ hoops by Roxanne First, yet another independent, female-run British brand. 

The label prides itself on sourcing ethical diamonds for its designs and on creating pieces that are ‘made to last’. 

The website adds it is tailored for ‘independent women’ who are forging their own paths in life. 

‘[Roxanne First] is the go-to site for the independent woman building her own legacy, piece by piece, occasion by occasion,’ the page reads.

BRACELET THAT’S AN ‘HEIRLOOM FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS’

WORN: On Thursday night at the Endeavour Awards, London 

Keeping the accessories simple, Meghan wore the delicate £9,500 Chi Chi Rose Gold and Diamond Bracelet by Jessica McCormack on her wrist for the Endeavour Fund Awards, above

Handcrafted in 18k rose gold, the Chi Chi Rose Gold Brecelet is set with a 0.50 carat brilliant cut diamond in a Georgian cut-down setting, pictured, and added a touch of sparkle

Taking another opportunity to shine a light on a UK-based label, the Duchess of Sussex finished her Endeavour Awards look with a stunning £9,500 bracelet by Jessica McCormack.  

Handcrafted in 18k rose gold, the Chi Chi Rose Gold Brecelet is set with a 0.50 carat brilliant cut diamond in a Georgian cut-down setting, which caught the light as she entered the soiree at Mansion House. 

Meghan re-wore the piece the following day for her visit to a school in Dagenham, east London.  

McCormack’s beautiful, hand crafted pieces are designed to be ‘heirlooms for future generations’, yet another nod to Meghan Markle’s commitment to sustainable shopping. 

ROMANTIC NECKLACE FOR A GOOD CAUSE 

WORN: On Thursday for a solo visit to the National Theatre

The Duchess of Sussex, 38, has worn a series of personal gold charm necklaces while making final royal engagements, including one which appeared to reference her growing love for Prince Harry, 35 (pictured, Meghan Markle wearing the garment while visiting the National Theatre on Thursday) 

The ‘Love pendant’, made by designer Sophie Lis, bears a reference to a French poem which translates to ‘Every day I love you more, more than yesterday less than tomorrow.’

The royal, who is known for her love of highly personalised jewellery, opted for a ‘Love pendant’ by designer Sophie Lis for her visit to the National Theatre gallery on Thursday, which refers to a French poem about enduring and growing love.

The medallion carries the engraving ‘Qu’hier’ after a diamond encrusted plus sign, and ‘Que Demain’ followed by a ruby minus sign. 

Online, Sophie revealed the message is borrowed from the poem ‘The Eternal Song’. 

The reference is an an ode from the 19th century French poet Rosemonde Gérard which translates to: ‘Every day I love you more, more than yesterday less than tomorrow.’  

Ten per cent of the sales of each necklace, which comes with a pricetag of £400, go to the animal welfare charity Wild at Heart Foundation. 

EARRINGS SUPPORTING WOMEN AROUND THE WORLD

WORN:  On Thursday for a solo visit to the National Theatre

For her unannounced visit to the National Theatre on Thursday, Meghan Markle wore a pair of earrings by Edge of Ember, a new brand that she wore twice on her final UK visit

The £65 Wave Earrings by Edge of Ember, pictured, are only available for pre-order online

For her unannounced visit to the National Theatre on Thursday, Meghan Markle wore a pair of earrings by Edge of Ember, a new brand that she wore twice on her final UK visit.

The delicate £65 Wave Earrings are designed to ‘conjure visions of rippling waves on a balmy summer evening’. The style is currently only available for pre-order online. 

Continuing the trend, Edge of Ember is also female-run and places a focus on sustainable design and craftsmanship. 

The company uses 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’.

For the month of March, Edge of Ember is also supporting Women for Women International, a charity that helps women survivors of war rebuild their lives. 

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