Everything we know about Meghan Markle’s pinky diamond ring
What’s the real story behind Meghan Markle’s brilliance?
The Duchess of Sussex covers the new Time number 100 alongside Prince Harry wearing several pieces of jewelry, including her own Cartier Tank watch in gold and both a new token pinky Shiffon ring and engagement ring on her left hand.
On her right hand is another larger diamond ear ring; as Page Six Style revealed in October, famous jeweler Lorraine Schwartz crafted the piece from a gift of diamonds the couple received from the Middle East.
Multiple sources have confirmed to us that the gift initially arrived for Harry, but that the Duke of Sussex then gave it to his wife, who turned to Schwartz to rework them.
Schwartz also turned the same set of diamonds into stunning convertible earrings with the same exquisite emerald cut that Markle wore at the Trooping the Color 2019 ceremony as simple studs.
A month later, the Duchess added black onyx brackets for the London premiere of “The Lion King,” framing the stones and giving the pair a new look.
However, the exact provenance of the diamonds – and the identity of the person who offered them – is unknown.
What is clear is that the couple were still working in the Royal Family at the time, as they did not announce they were stepping down from their senior roles until January 2020.
Although Buckingham Palace maintains an official list of gifts, only those received during overseas tours are made public.
Markle debuted her pink Lorraine Schwartz ring for another Time shoot in October, and also wore it for her 40th birthday video last month with Melissa McCarthy. It is believed to be a particular favorite.
Schwartz also reworked Markle’s engagement ring and made it an eternity band in 2019.
The mystery of the pinky ring comes after Markle was criticized earlier this year when it emerged that she was wearing a pair of candlestick diamond earrings during her tour of Fiji in October 2018 which were a wedding gift from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman.
The crown prince, known as MBS, has been accused of ordering the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Michael Eisner, who heads a human rights group founded by Khashoggi three months before his death, said: âThese earrings were bought with the price of blood and given to her by a murdererâ¦ she didn’t does not have to wear them.
The Chopard earrings were presented to the Queen by the Crown Prince as an official gift for Markle on her wedding day to Harry in 2018.
Markle’s attorney said she had no knowledge at the time of information linking MBS to Khashoggi’s death.
The Crown Prince, who is Saudi Arabia’s deputy prime minister and daily leader, said he was responsible for the murder “because it happened under my watch”, but denied having any knowledge of it. ‘execution.
Human rights group Dawn, led by Eisner and Hatice Cengiz, Khashoggi’s fiancee, filed a lawsuit last year against MBS and 20 alleged co-conspirators in a US court.