01 November 2018

The Top Ten: Meghan's Royal Tour Jewels

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Now that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's royal tour of Australia, Fiji, Tonga, and New Zealand has drawn to a close, it's time to take a look back at some of the spectacular jewels that Meghan packed in her luggage for the trip. Here's my list of the top ten pieces she wore abroad -- be sure to let us know your list in the comments!


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10. Kiri Nathan Greenstone Necklace: This gorgeous traditional Maori necklace was given to Meghan on October 31 at Te Papaiouru Marae in Rotorua, New Zealand.


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9. Pippa Small Peepal Leaf Earrings: Meghan wore these golden earrings on October 25 for the unveiling of a new statue of Sergeant Taliasi Labalaba in Nadi, Fiji.


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8. Birks Muse Citrine and Diamond Earrings: Meghan brought out her lovely Birks diamond and citrine drop earrings on October 28 for a visit to Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington, New Zealand.


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7. Diana's Butterfly Suite: Butterfly earrings and a coordinating bracelet from the collection of the late Diana, Princess of Wales were Meghan's choices for the October 16 visit to the Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia. (See close-ups here!)


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6. Birks Cushion Cut Sapphire and Double Diamond Halo Drop Earrings: These lovely diamond, sapphire, and white gold earrings accessorized Meghan's outfit for a reception at Sydney's Opera House in honor of the opening of the Invictus Games on October 20.


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5. Emily Mortimer Nova Earrings: This lovely pair of white topaz and gold earrings were Meghan's choice for a reception at the Auckland War Memorial Museum on October 30.


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4. Diamond and Pearl Earrings and Diamond Tennis Bracelet: Meghan wore a pair of royal gifts -- the diamond and pearl earrings from the Queen and the diamond tennis-style bracelet from the Prince of Wales -- on October 23 in Suva, Fiji. She also received the Sussex Strand, a new necklace of multi-colored pearls, during this engagement. (See closer views here!)


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3. Jessica McCormack Tattoo Diamond Pendant: For a reception hosted in Wellington by the Governor-General celebrating the 125th anniversary of women's suffrage in New Zealand, Meghan wore her jacket-style Birks diamond earrings with a necklace inspired by Ta Moko, a Maori art form. (More on the earrings here!)


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2. Diana's Aquamarine Ring: For a state dinner on October 25 at the royal residence in Nuku'alofa, Tonga, Meghan wore a diamond bracelet and a favorite pair of earrings, the Snowflake Snowstorm design by Birks, with an aquamarine ring that belonged to the late Diana, Princess of Wales. (More on the ring from our earlier post here!)


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1. State Dinner Diamonds: Meghan wore a pair of stunning diamond earrings and a diamond bracelet on October 23 for a state dinner in Suva, Fiji. (Much more over here!)