With her flowing veil, sparkling diamonds and fresh freckled face, Meghan made for a very beautiful bride. She was able to let her trademark simplistic style shine through while keeping to royal tradition, demonstrated by accessorizing her sophisticated Givenchy dress with the ‘Queen Mary tiara’ borrowed from the Queen. This Art Deco tiara was a wedding gift to Princess Mary when she married the Duke of York in 1893. Adorned with diamonds and steeped in history, this was certainly fitting for a royal wedding.
Aside from the glamour of the tiara, Meghan chose to wear diamond halo earrings and a diamond bracelet, keeping her neckline free of any jewellery. The earrings were designed by Cartier and the simple shape complemented her natural beauty. We have a similar pair, set with 34 brilliant cut diamonds in each total, weighing c0.38cts. These earrings are very special and are sure to make you feel like a royal.
Meghan's 'something blue' was the stunning aquamarine ring which once belonged to Princess Diana, which Meghan wore at her wedding reception, This was a beautiful way to honor Prince Harry’s mother, and we think it matched the glamour of her evening dress very well. We have plenty of lookalikes available on our website, here are our top three. The first is a rose gold, aquamarine and diamond ring, the second is an emerald cut aquamarine ring, and the final is a step away from tradition as it features blue topaz instead of aquamarine, however the style is very similar to the ring which Meghan wore.
The next royal date we have circled in our diary is Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s wedding, in October of this year. We are curious to see if Princess Eugenie will follow in Kate or Meghan’s footsteps, or will she set a new trend? If her stunning engagement ring is anything to go by, we think it will be the latter. The eye-catching engagement ring is created from a rare type of sapphire - an oval cut padparadscha - surrounded by glistening diamonds. The name ‘padparadscha’ derives from a Sinhalese word meaning lotus blossom, due to it’s pretty pinkish orange hue. Sapphire is second only to diamond in hardness, which means it is an excellent choice for an engagement ring as this is the once piece of jewellery most likely to be worn every day. We have a beautiful range of padparadscha rings which can be viewed here…