Shop the royal family's favourite affordable jewellery brands
As you might expect, the royal family is used to sporting impressive jewellery; the incredible gems that Camilla, Queen Consort is expected to wear at the upcoming coronation are testament to this. But the younger cohort of royals don't always choose family heirloom pieces that run to thousands of pounds. Often, they choose to support emerging jewellery designers, or even buy more accessible high-street accessories – the Princess of Wales, especially, is known to favour designs that would suit every budget.
Here, we've rounded up some of the royals' best-loved affordable jewellery designers, and chosen our favourite pieces from their collections to buy now.
The Princess of Wales is a longtime fan of the British, mid-priced brand Monica Vinader, and has several pieces in her collection. She has worn these green onyx Siren earrings on a handful of occasions since she first purchased them in 2016, including to the Chelsea Flower Show in 2019.
Made from 18-carat gold vermeil, they're also available in silver and rose gold, and with an aquamarine stone.
Just last year, the princess wore a pearl Nura necklace from the brand for an official visit to Copenhagen, which she teamed with a red tweed blazer, also from an affordable brand (in this case, Zara).
Happily for fans of Kate's style, both the Nura necklace and Siren earrings she favours are still available, along with a host of other covetable pieces.
Still an under-the-radar name on the fashion scene for many, Shaun Leane used to design for Alexander McQueen before he set up his own label, making sculptural pieces that have caught the eye of several royals. The Duchess of Sussex has worn the designer's Talon earrings on a number of occasions, including to the late Queen Elizabeth's 92nd birthday celebrations and at the Invictus Games in 2018.
Princess Beatrice is also a fan of the designer, who made both her engagement and wedding rings for her marriage to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in 2020. Her engagement ring (designed in collaboration with Mozzi) features a 2.5-carat round centre diamond, flanked by two smaller round diamonds and a 0.75 carat tapered baguette on either side. Her diamond-set wedding band, meanwhile, was designed with a slight curve to sit closely alongside her engagement ring.
While Princess Beatrice's Shaun Leane design may be bespoke, Meghan's earrings are still available to buy now.
Contemporary brand Missoma offers real high-fashion appeal, so it's no surprise that it's been a hit with some of the younger, trendier royals. Lady Amelia Windsor likes to layer several of the label's pieces at once (look to her outfit at the Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition in 2019 for inspiration).
She's not the only royal to have sported the brand in recent years, with Lady Gabriella Kingston (née Windsor, the late Queen Elizabeth's cousin) and the Duchess of Sussex both choosing Missoma's trademark, laid-back gold pieces. Several pieces – including Amelia's favourite necklace – are still for sale now.
What do the Duchess of Sussex and Paul Mescal have in common? The answer is a liking for jewellery by small, name-to-know brand, Roxanne First, which specialises in delicate, gold pieces with a touch of whimsy.
When Meghan wore the label's gold Snake earrings in 2020 – the images captured that night have gone on to become some of the most famous of her and Prince Harry – she catapulted Roxanne First into the spotlight. While many of the designer's pieces fall within the luxury category, there are also plenty of options available under the £500 mark.
Meghan's favourites are still available to buy, but we'd hazard a guess that she'd also be a fan of similarly playful, elegant pieces by the designer.
You'll probably already know the French high-street brand Sézane, which is popular among the fashion crowd for its ability to imbue even simple separates with Parisian-girl cool. The Princess of Wales also relies on Sézane for fun, inexpensive earrings, for everything from royal tours to family occasions.
Kate wore a bright blue style from the brand during her Caribbean royal tour, and mother of pearl drops on a trip to Jamaica. On Christmas day last year, she sported a pair made from brass and recycled stones, rumoured to be a Christmas present from Prince William.
Sézane may no longer sell Kate's exact earrings, but there are plenty of equally bright, outfit-transforming pairs on offer.
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