Birthstone jewellery can be worn to celebrate your own birthstone or represent a loved one’s birthstone. Both Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton wear birthstone jewellery which is said to bring you luck and protection. They make the perfect gifts for loved ones as they are thoughtful and very unique to the individual.
Beautifully made birthstone necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings can bring a magical touch to any occasion and show a loved one how much you care for them.
Ben Collinson of Fiyah Jewellery spoke exclusively to Express.co.uk about the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex’s birthstone jewellery, and what they represent.
Ben said: “Bright, bold and apparently pretty powerful, birthstone jewellery is loved by many.
“The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, is certainly a fan.
“She wears a lovely eternity ring, as seen on a number of occasions.
“Unlike most traditional eternity rings, however, Meghan’s has a little extra.
“At the time of its debut, it was revealed that the inside of the ring is lined with birthstones: Peridot for her, an Emerald for Archie and a Sapphire for Harry.
“Now that they have Lilibet, there could be any one of three new stones added, as, unlike the other months, June actually has three birthstones: Pearl, Moonstone and Alexandrite.
“Kate Middleton has something similar: she has been spotted wearing a ring with Garnets for her and Pearls for William.
“Birthstones are thought to bring good luck and good health to the wearer, as well as protection.
“They are more than just stones aligned to a month – each of them has a healing property connected to the Zodiac, so they aim to ease anxiety, support relationships and boost confidence.
“Kate’s Garnet is supposed to bring serenity, and inspire love and devotion.
“Lucky April babies get the most popular and powerful stone – Diamonds – although high-quality Emeralds, Rubies and Sapphires are all rarer in nature than Diamonds.
“Of course, the very point of birthstone jewellery is not the monetary value – it’s that it has healing and helpful powers, which is why it makes the perfect gift.”
Meghan has often worn symbolic jewellery to represent her family.
For her visit to the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Centre in 2019 to support Serena Williams in her US Open Women’s Final, the Duchess of Sussex accessorised with a gold necklace featuring the initials of Harry and Archie.
During the sporting match, the royal was photographed with her necklace from the brand Mini Mini Jewels, which featured two initials: ‘H’ for Harry and ‘A’ for Archie.
The Duchess of Cambridge also wears personalised jewellery with symbolic meanings.
In 2013, Kate wore a personalised engraved necklace from Merci Maman Boutique to celebrate the birth of Prince George.
According to their website: “Since then, mothers all around the world have been inspired to celebrate their families by wearing this necklace too, to match Kate Middleton.”
It is now one of Merci Maman Boutique’s vest selling necklaces and has been named: ‘The Duchess Necklace’, for £139.