Meghan Markle Sparks Jewelry Controversy, From Regifted Ring to ‘Blood Money’ Earrings!
Royal family watchers often focus on Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex.
And that interest results in dissecting every item worn by Markle.
As a result, her dazzling jewelry choices often come under scrutiny.
But that microscopic view of Meghan doesn’t always treat her kindly.
And now, in the latest controversy, Markle faces questions about a diamond pinky ring.
Add that gem mystery to the brouhaha recently over her earrings, and we’re thinking that she may want to remember “less is more” with her accessories!
Meghan Markle Sparks Diamond Pinky Ring Mystery
The Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle and her husband Prince Harry recently got photographed for the new Time 100 issue.
On the cover, Meghan wears a variety of jewelry.
The Duchess of Sussex bedazzled her left hand and wrist with her gold Cartier Tank watch, a new Shiffon pinky ring, and her engagement ring.
But it’s the enormous diamond pinky ring on her right hand that sparked the new mystery.
Insiders told Page Six that the big diamond pinky ring began its life in a gift of diamonds that Prince Harry received from the Middle East.
But the Duke of Sussex Harry then regifted the diamonds to his wife Meghan.
In turn, Meghan contacted celebrity jeweler Lorraine Schwartz.
As a result, Schwartz got commissioned to transform those regifted diamonds into that huge pinky ring.
Hmm, we’re guessing that royal family etiquette rules stipulate that regifting is allowed among spouses!
Regifted Diamonds Are A Royal Girl’s Best Friend?!
And the story of those diamonds doesn’t end with the pinky ring.
In addition, Schwartz succeeded in turning the diamonds into sparkly convertible earrings with the same emerald cut.
In 2019, Markle chose those earrings to wear to the Trooping the Colour ceremony as studs.
And the convertible earring choice paid off, as the Duchess of Sussex subsequently added on black onyx backings for the London premiere of “The Lion King.”
Exactly who in the Middle East originally gave those diamonds to Prince Harry? No one seems to know the answer or the precise provenance of the diamonds.
However, it is know that the couple in 2019 had not yet stepped down from their senior roles in the royal family.
As a result of their then-positions as working royals, Buckingham Palace might have added the diamonds to the official royal family gift list.
But that list goes public only for gifts given on overseas tours.
All we know is that Markle previously showed off her Lorraine Schwartz pinky ring for another photo shoot. She also sported the ring for her 40th birthday video last month with Melissa McCarthy.
And we assume that the Duchess of Sussex believes in the talents of Schwartz. The celebrity jeweler also transformed engagement ring and crafted an eternity band for Meghan in 2019.
Inside The ‘Blood Money’ Diamond Earrings Controversy
The diamond pinky ring scrutiny follows a major controversy that involves jewelry as well.
Last year, Meghan Markle faced criticism over her chandelier diamond earrings. She wore the gems on a tour of Fiji in October 2018.
And that backlash didn’t result from a problem with the earring style or even the origin of the diamonds.
Instead, the brouhaha resulted from the giver of those earrings.
The pair of chandelier diamond earrings represented a wedding gift from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman.
As a result of the connection between the earrings and the crown prince (known as MBS), Meghan found herself heavily criticized .
The Saudi Crown Prince faces accusations that he ordered the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
And that’s the link that caused Markle probably wishing she had opted for a different pair of earrings.
“Those earrings were bought with blood money and given to her by a murderer,” stated Michael Eisner, head of a human rights group founded by Khashoggi three months prior to his death.
As a result, the Duchess of Sussex “has no business wearing them,” added Eisner.
However, a lawyer representing Meghan insisted she did not know about the allegations linking the crown prince to the death of Khashoggi.
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