THE Duchess of Sussex has proved the Meghan Markle effect is still a powerful force after budget-friendly rings she wore have prompted over 20,000 sales.
The royal mum, 38, was pictured wearing New York brand Catbird’s half-millimeter Threadbare ring, and millennials have rushed in their droves to snap it up.
Meghan Markle’s stackable thin gold ring has prompted over 20,000 sales
Meghan first raved about her love for the independent Brooklyn-based jewellery brand when she wrote on her now-defunct lifestyle website The Tig.
Since dating Prince Harry, she has worn the ethically-made ring in public on a number of occasions, causing a huge boost in sales.
Catbird founder Rony Vardi said that the 40 thin stackable ring has flown off shelves thanks to its royal fan.
The product page on the website says: PS – This ring is worn everyday by a certain American turned princess with the initials M.M.!
The Threadbare ring is from independent Brooklyn-based jewellery brand Catbird
- Threadbare yellow gold ring, 40 from Catbird – buy now
It was first mentioned on The Tig in 2015 but a newly-engaged Meghan also wore the rings at the Anzac Day commemorations in London in 2018.
She also wore then for a visit to a radio station for her second official appearance, and at an Invictus Games event in Sydney months later.
The ring description says: Thin as a whisper… shiny as flaxen hair. Barely there… glimmering and delicate. Slightly hammered, solid 14k gold.
It is also available in rose gold and available in a number of sizes.
Meghan uploaded a throwback photo on the Sussex Royal Instagram account wearing the rings on a conservation trip to Botswana back in 2017
The gold jewellery item is said to be made by hands that are employed under ethical standards in New York, and many items from the line are crafted from recycled gold and diamonds.
Rony, whose boutique has become a multi-million dollar brand over the years, added toWomen’s Wear Daily: Its so easy to wear and effortless. You can just leave it on, its not fussy.
Its a tiny, easy spark of gold and luxury, its a lovely treat you can have yourself thats not super flashy and feels personal to you.
Meghan wore the rings at an Anzac Day service in April 2018
Meghan also wore them on a visit to the University of Chichester’s Engineering and Technology Park in October 2018
Meghan looked stunning at the British Fashion Awards last December wearing ethical jewellery by Pippa Small
Its not the first time Meghan has worn ethical jewellery that has captured the attention of fans.
At the British Fashion Awards in December last year, she wore accessories by designer Pippa Small.
HOAR’s Royal correspondent Emily Andrews told Fabulous Digital: Her bangles and stud earrings were made by artisans of the Turquoise Mountain Foundation in Afghanistan, a charity that helps those in conflict areas and is supported by her father-in-law Prince Charles.
Meghan wants to wear jewellery and clothes that are both fabulous and have a social conscience.
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