Meghan Markle’s wardrobe is, for the most part, an open book for fans and followers who revel in seeing, researching, and sometimes purchasing the items she wears. In fact, the frenzy, coined “The Meghan Effect,” is so real that if fans can’t source something the duchess wears, well, things can get a little bit tense. That’s why a certain pair of earrings worn by Meghan late last year have been the cause for confusion, frustration and, for some, despair.
You couldn’t miss the stunning set, which are made entirely of diamonds in the classic chandelier silhouette, with three long strands of diamonds falling from one diamond at the helm. Meghan wore them on several occasions in 2018: once during her royal tour of Australia, New Zealand, Tonga and Fiji, and again for the Prince Charles’ birthday celebrations at Buckingham Palace.
Both occasions were important and heavily observed by fans the world over, so it’s no secret these earrings would have been picked out very specifically. Luckily for us, there are people who are dedicated enough to make it their mission to find out where any unnamed royal accessories come from — and someone has officially solved this particular mystery. Instagram user Meghan’s Mirror revealed Meghan’s diamond drop earrings are by Butani Jewellery, included in one of their 2016 collections.
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Mystery solved! Meghan’s diamond drop earrings are from @butanijewellery – they were shown in a jewelry show in November 2016. Swipe left to see the original set… We wonder if Meghan was gifted the necklace too? We will have to wait and see! (Special thanks to reader Courtney!)
The designer is nothing less than royal worthy, with a number of stunning hand crafted haute couture pieces that are often worn by other A-listers. And while the earrings themselves are enough to make us swoon, it’s their apparent connection to Prince Harry that really has our hearts melting.
As Meghan’s Mirror pointed out, the earrings were showcased in a 2016 collection — the same year Meghan started dating Prince Harry. It seems shiny diamonds are one thing, but the origins of this particular set are just as sentimental to the duchess.
It’s widely known that Markle is a big jewelery fan, and plenty of her latest pieces hold close connections to the royal family. While on her royal tour in Australia in October 2018, Meghan donned several pieces of jewelry belonging to her late mother-in-law, including a pair of butterfly earrings that belonged to Princess Di — a touching tribute to her new in-laws.
Furthermore, while attending a soiree in Tonga, Meghan also wore a striking diamond tennis bracelet, which was gifted to her by Prince Charles shortly before her wedding to Prince Harry. She paired the bracelet with another of Diana’s stunning pieces for the occassion — her aquamarine diamond ring.
This article was originally written by Jess Pullar. For more, check out our sister site, Now to Love.