We all know Meghan Markle is a style icon; whatever she wears becomes all the rage.
The Duchess of Sussex has been quite the ‘rebel’ when it comes to fashion, having worn dark nail polish last year, against royal protocol.
Recently when she was visiting one of her four patronages – charitable causes that will be the core of her royal engagements – she was seen wearing crawler earrings, a first for any royal.
The style of earrings which make it look like you have three piercings instead of one is not only trendy but the brand she chose also use some amazing scientific technology.
The lab-grown jewellery which included ethical diamonds were created by designer brand Kimai, a company dedicated to sustainability.
The18-karat gold Felicity earrings were made in Belgium using cultured diamonds which means they have the same properties as mined diamonds but are better for the environment.
The traditional practice of mining diamonds ‘displaces land, wastes water and pollutes the air. Not to mention puts a strain on local communities,’ the company said in its mission statement.
Though the jewels look pretty chic, they will, unsurprisingly, cost you a pretty penny. It’s available on the Kimai website in gold, silver, and rose gold for a tidy sum of £315.
If you like the style but can’t afford to fork out for ethical diamonds, there are cheap alternatives, ranging from £12 to £40 on Etsy, to Oliva Burton crawlers.
Ethical fashion is certainly a big staple of Meghan’s wardrobe as she has also enlisted products from ethical jewellers Pippa Small and Ecksand.
Other brands with sustainability or socially conscious messaging include Rothy’s Flats, made from 100% used plastic water bottles, and Veja trainers made from wild rubber.
Her other choices include Outland Denim, a brand that gives jobs to victims of sex trafficking.
We imagine she’ll be taking her eco-conscious fashion habits in the future and are excited to see what else she introduces to us in 2019.
by – metro.co.uk