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Meghan Markle's jewellery over last 18 months 'worth £600,000' including new ring

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23rd June, 2019 05:08:38 printer

Meghan Markle's jewellery over last 18 months 'worth £600,000' including new ring

Jewellery worn by Meghan Markle in the last 18 months have been valued at over £600,000, including a stunning new diamond ring believed to be a gift from Prince Harry , according to reports.

The Duchess of Sussex is known for her fashion sense and apparently has expensive taste, after the diamond band she wore at the Trooping the Colour this month - her first public appearance since the birth of baby Archie - was valued at £4,350.

The stunning ring is believed to be the work of the Queen's personal jeweller Harry Collins.

The accessory, worn on her wedding finger, is speculated to be a "push present" from her loving husband to celebrate the birth of their first child, a custom popular in the US.

The new ring is far from the most expensive piece in Meghan's extensive collection, which includes pieces formerly belonging to her late mother-in-law Princess Diana.

Jeweller Grant Mobley, who valued some of Diana’s heirlooms, told The Mail on Sunday : "The Royal Family is one of the best examples of how diamond jewellery can stand the test of time, be passed down from generation to generation, and only grows in emotional and intrinsic value over the years."

Meghan's 91-piece collection includes seven necklaces, 23 bracelets, 26 rings and 35 pairs of earrings, the paper adds/

Kate Middleton's collection is closer to 60 pieces, including Diana's £300,000 engagement ring and her 'Saudi Suite' wedding gift from Crown Prince Fahd, which includes a sapphire watch, earrings, bracelet, ring and necklace.

Princess Diana's jewellery

For her evening wedding reception, Meghan wore Princess Diana's square-cut aquamarine ring, given to her by Harry as a wedding gift.

The ring itself is valued at £75,000, and Meghan added more extravagance in the 18ct gold Cartier drop earrings she paired with it, boasting 19 diamonds and valued at £60,000.

During her tour of Australia she also wore a pair of butterfly earrings, worth an estimated £2,300, that were first worn by Diana on a 1986 tour of Canada.  She also wore the £122,500 engagement ring designed by Prince Harry and made by Royal jeweller Cleave and Company.

Earrings from the Queen

Meghan has worn a pair of pearl and diamond earrings given to her as gift by the Queen no fewer than three times of public outings, suggesting they are one of her firm favourites.

The beautiful earrings are worth £4,275, and first appeared in June 2018 during a visit to Cheshire with the Queen.

Keen Meghan watchers will also have spotted them at the Wellchild Awards in September and the Australiasia tour last year, when she sported them during her arrival in Fiji.

4 diamond rings for Eugenie's wedding

When Princess Eugenie tied the knot in October, Meghan drew attention for the sheer number of diamond rings she managed to wear on one hand.

The rings, by one of her favourite designers Pippa Small, were worth a total of £9,000 and crafted from quartz crystals mined in New York State.

Meghan paired them with a £2,200 diamond bracelet and £495 stud earrings, also by Pippa Small.

New Zealand diamonds

When meeting New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern, Meghan opted for an £8,800 diamond necklace by Kiwi jeweller Jessica McCormack.

She wore the stunning necklace, inspired by objects including traditional Maori carvings, three times during the trip.

Jacinda Ardern also added to Meghan's jewellery collection when she gave her a pair of earrings by New Zealand jewellery designer and former pop singer Boh Runga.

Brass earrings

During a trip to Morocco in February, the duchess wore £129 Gourmette earrings made from 24ct gold-plated-brass.

The earrings are from French firm Gas Bijoux, which is also favoured by France's first lady Brigitte Macron.

Source: Mirror


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