5 gorgeous royal heirlooms Meghan Markle has worn as the Duchess of Sussex

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Meghan Markle has access to the royal family’s jewelry collection as the Duchess of Sussex.
Her engagement ring contains two of Princess Diana’s diamonds.
She wore a tiara from Queen Elizabeth at the royal wedding.
Her wedding ring is Welsh gold as per royal tradition.

Upon marrying into the royal family, Meghan Markle gained access to one of the world’s most enviable jewelry boxes.

W Magazine reported that Markle’s collection of jewelry alone is worth $700,000 — and that’s not including the $600,000 tiara she wore for her wedding.

From her engagement to her wedding to her first outing with the queen, Markle’s royal heirlooms make the best accessories.

Here are five pieces from the royal family’s jewelry collection that Markle has worn.

Prince Harry designed Markle’s engagement ring with two stones from Princess Diana’s collection.

Markle’s engagement ring is a “jewel of inestimable value,” Sophie Lomax, head of design at 77 Diamonds told Business Insider. Two of the diamonds came from Princess Diana’s collection, the other from Botswana, where the couple vacationed together.

Queen Elizabeth loaned Markle a $600,000 tiara for the royal wedding.

The Daily Mail reported that the tiara Markle wore on her wedding day was made for Queen Elizabeth’s grandmother, Queen Mary, in 1932, and is believed to be worth $600,000.

Her wedding ring is made of Welsh gold, a royal tradition dating back nearly a century.

For nearly a century, the royal family has used rare Welsh gold to make their wedding rings. According to Town & Country, King George VI received a nugget of Welsh gold from the Clogau mine in Wales in 1923 that has been used to make wedding rings for Queen Elizabeth, Princess Margaret, Princess Anne, Prince Charles, Princess Diana, and Kate Middleton.

Marlene Koenig, a British and European royalty expert, …read more

Source:: Business Insider


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