Meghan Markle has worn jewellery 'worth £600,000' in just 18 months

Danielle Fowler
Freelance Writer
The Duchess of Sussex has reportedly worn over £600,000 worth of jewellery in the last 18 months [Photo: Getty]

The Duchess of Sussex has reportedly worn over £600,000 worth of jewellery in the past 18 months.

A conversation sparked over the cost of her expansive collection after the new mother debuted a new diamond ring at Trooping the Colour earlier this month.

Eagle eyed royal fans were quick to spot a £4,350 eternity ring on her wedding finger at the Queen’s birthday parade - a rumoured ‘push present’ from Prince Harry to celebrate the birth of their first child.

According to reports, the covetable ring is believed to have been made by the Queen’s personal jeweller, Harry Collins.

The Duchess of Sussex was spotted wearing a new diamond pavé band at Trooping the Colour [Photo: Getty]

But the new addition is not the most expensive piece in her regal jewellery box, as the 37-year-old regularly wears items once owned by her late mother-in-law Princess Diana.

According to The Mail on Sunday, the former actress owns 91 items of jewellery with 35 pairs of earrings, 26 rings, 23 bracelets and seven necklaces in total.

“The royal family is one of the best examples of how diamond jewellery can stand the test of time, be passed down from generation to generation, and only grows in emotional and intrinsic value over the years,” jeweller, Grant Mobley, told the newspaper.

Princess Diana’s aquamarine ring

The Duchess of Sussex famously paid tribute to Princess Diana on her wedding day, as the bride wore the late royal’s aquamarine ring for the couple’s reception at Frogmore House.

With a value of £75,000, the supersized ring proved the perfect finishing touch to her Stella McCartney gown.

The Duchess of Sussex paid tribute to Princess Diana on her wedding day [Photo: Getty]

Adding even more extravagance to the bridal ensemble, she completed the look with a pair of £60,000 18ct gold Cartier drop earrings.

The Queen’s Cartier earrings

Since joining the royal family, Meghan has also worn a sentimental gift given to her by the Queen.

On June 14, the Duchess of Sussex debuted a gift from the Queen while in Cheshire [Photo: Getty]

On her debut solo trip with Her Majesty in June 2018, the Duchess of Sussex wore a pair of £4,275 pearl and diamond earrings.

Princess Diana’s butterfly earrings

The mother-of-one later wore a pair of Princess Diana’s butterfly earrings, with an estimated cost of £2,300, to kick-start her first royal tour of Australia and New Zealand in autumn 2018.

The Duchess of Sussex wore a pair of butterfly earrings once owned by Princess Diana on the royal tour of Australia [Photo: Getty]

It was a touching gesture, as the earrings were first worn by the late royal on the 1986 tour of Canada.

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The Queen’s Cartier earrings

Since joining the royal family, Meghan has also worn a sentimental gift given to her by the Queen.

On her debut solo trip with Her Majesty in June 2018, the Duchess of Sussex wore a pair of £4,275 pearl and diamond earrings.

Having also worn them at the Wellchild Awards in September and on her first royal tour last year, the earrings are certainly a favourite.

Meghan Markle’s New Zealand necklace

While on her debut royal tour, Meghan was introduced to prime minister Jacinda Ardern.

For the historic meeting, the former ‘Suits’ star chose a £8,800 diamond necklace by homegrown jeweller Jessica McCormack - a not-so-subtle diplomatic move.

The Duchess of Sussex accessorised her Gabriela Hearst dress with an £8,800 necklace [Photo: Getty]

Adding to her jewellery collection, Ardern gave Meghan a pair of earrings by New Zealand designer Boh Runga.

Meghan Markle’s Tonga necklace and earrings

Towards the end of the royal tour, the Duchess of Sussex showcased some more jewellery while in Tonga.

Meghan accessorised her Veronica Beard shirtdress perfectly with a £1,400 Pippa Small aquamarine necklace.

On October 26 2018, the royal visited Tonga with Prince Harry [Photo: Getty]

While a pair of her go-to £375 Adina Reyter earrings, which she has worn at least six times, completed the ensemble.

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Meghan Markle’s stacked jewellery

In a sartorial move loved by fashion followers, Meghan stole the spotlight at Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s October 2018 nuptials with her accessories game.

The Duchess of Sussex demonstrated her fashion know-how with stacks of rings at Princess Eugenie's wedding [Photo: Getty]

To accessorise her navy Givenchy ensemble, the Duchess of Sussex wore stacks of gold rings by New York based designer Pippa Small - teamed with a £2,200 diamond bracelet and £495 stud earrings also by her go-to label.

How does Meghan’s jewellery collection compare to Kate’s?

Rumour has it, the Duchess of Cambridge boasts an impressive 60-piece jewellery collection.

The most famous item of jewellery the mother-of-three owns is undoubtedly Princess Diana’s £300,000 sapphire engagement ring.

The Duchess of Cambridge's most famous piece of jewellery is undoubtedly her engagement ring [Photo: Getty]

While she also owns the historic ‘Saudi Suite’ set - which includes a sapphire watch, earrings, bracelet, ring and necklace - a wedding gift to Princess Diana from Crown Prince Fahd.

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