Meghan Markle continues to emphasize jewelry brands that appeal to her passions, and her latest accessory represents both her love of supporting charities and her formative years spent in Canada.
The Duchess of Sussex, 37, put forward a Montreal-based women's jewelry line during her recent outing during the One Young World Summit round table discussion.
The former actress and mother of one chose to wear two gold rings from the Canadian brand Vargas Goteo, one of which raises money from each sale for the endangered animal fund Manta Trust based in England.
Golden touch: Meghan Markle, pictured, emphasized her love for Canada and charities when she wore rings from a Montreal-based brand that pays attention to nature conservation
Jewelry: the former actress gave Vargas Goteo a spin in the spotlight when she wore two of the rings of the sustainable brand at the One Young World summit
Waking up to see Meghan wearing her designs was a total shock to Vargas Goteo's founder, Alex Prijic Smith.
Alex told me People: & # 39; Seeing my work there and about such a remarkable woman is a dream come true. & # 39;
She added that she had no idea how Meghan came to own the pieces, although Meghan & # 39; s good friend and fashion advice Jessica Mulroney did leave a meaningful comment on multiple heart emoji's under the brand's Instagram post .
Memories: Meghan spent years in Canada, where Suits were filmed
Jessica, based in Canada, is the & # 39; fashion fairy godmother & # 39; from her home country and routinely brings her emerging and independent designers to the national stage.
Meghan from Los Angeles lived in Toronto for six years while filming Suits – and the city also served as the location for her first public outing with Prince Harry in 2017 when she joined him at the Invictus Games.
One of Meghan's other favorite Canadian brands is the Calgary Nonie brand, which designed the sleeveless trench coat she wore at the opening of the Nelson Mandela Centenary Exhibition earlier this year in London.
She has also worn pieces from Canadian designers and brands such as Erdem, Soia & Kyo, Aritzia, Jason Wu and Club Monaco.
The duchess wore the Manta Kiss Ring, which is available for $ 180 for the gold vermeil option, or $ 600 for a more expensive solid gold option.
For each sale, a percentage of the cost of the ring is donated to the charity of Manta Trust, and according to Alex the ring has been sold at a rapid pace since Meghan was depicted in it.
Parts with a purpose: Meghan showed the High Seas Bow Knot Ring, left, and the Manta Kiss Ring, both available in a gold vermeil option, or a solid gold version costs $ 600 +
Visibility: the designer of the rings Meghan wore above said she & # 39; proud & # 39; was that the increased visibility would increase the support of the charity efforts of its brand
& # 39; Our Manta collection supports the Manta Trust, a charity whose global work focuses on research into and conservation of rays and marine habitats, & # 39; Alex explained to People.
Meghan also wore the High Seas Bow Knot Ring, which is also available in a gold vermeil option ($ 180) or a solid gold version ($ 650).
& # 39; I am so proud that with increased visibility comes more support from the nature conservation organizations we support, & # 39; Alex added to the Meghan quality mark.
Vargas Goteo started in 2010 to bring contemporary, sustainably produced pieces to the market.
Or, as Alex says, & # 39; statement pieces that start a conversation about conservation & # 39 ;.
In addition to the Manta collection, her range raises awareness about the plight of elephants, rhinos and sharks, with a percentage of the profit being donated directly to charities that help the respective goals.
Alex said: & I think it's clear when eco-socio-consciousness gets deep, and Meghan is a shining example of that.
& # 39; Whether in her actions, her words or her choice of brands, she continues to shine faithfully on the value of compassion and efforts to create positive change. & # 39;
Ethical: the 37-year-old royal woman wore a pair of 22-carat gold earrings from ethical jeweler Pippa Small during her trip to Fiji with Prince Harry
Diamonds: The Duchess debuted her durable lab-grown diamond earrings by Kimai during her first public appearance in 2019
Favorites: Meghan is often depicted in flashing pieces of the conscious jewelry brand i + i, such as a small stackable ring worn for the Commonwealth Day service of 2019
Meghan is an advocate for many conscious jewelry brands, which she routinely brings to the attention during her own moments centrally.
The royal brand has worn ethical jewelry brand Pippa Small on many occasions dating from 2016.
Graceful: unlike other royals, Meghan prefers trendy, discreet styles from sustainable brands such as i + i, pictured
Meghan has chosen several earrings and bracelets from the ethical London jeweler, including a pair of 22-carat gold & # 39; Peepal Leaf & # 39; earrings ($ 4,084) and Herkimer diamond stud earrings ($ 636) and Nosheen earrings ($ 64).
Another favorite is the i + i brand, which donates 10 percent of all profits to a charity in India that helps women and children get free from sex slavery.
Meghan has also been wearing sustainable lab-grown Kimai diamonds, proudly holding the $ 806 18-carat gold Felicity earrings for the Smart Works London office during its first public appearance in 2019.
Royal jewelry expert Ella Kay of The Court Jeweler told earlier Harper & # 39; s Bazaar that Meghan, who prefers graceful stackable pieces, independent designers and sustainably produced jewelry, is different from her other royal counterparts.
& # 39; People clearly compare her a lot with Kate (Middleton), and Kate tends to wear slightly larger, more colorful pieces, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; Kate really likes matching sets of jewelry, but Meghan is much more trendy; slightly less in that traditional English, royal mode. & # 39;
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