Meghan Markle’s Stacked Ring Game Is Strong—And Surprisingly Affordable   

By Maria Ward
Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle at Princess Eugenie’s wedding.

When Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank married this past weekend, all eyes were on the royal’s Peter Pilotto wedding dress. Careful not to outshine the bride, newlywed (and newly expectant), Meghan Markle chose a subdued yet stylish Givenchy suit in midnight blue and a matching fascinator. But her most compelling choice of accessory was a few inches below, as she piled on the shine with a handful of stacked gold statement rings by Pippa Small, a London-based designer known for her ethically-sourced, handcrafted jewels that come at a surprisingly accessible price point. The bold flash of contemporary jewelry was just the latest way in which Markle has subtly subverted royal fashion protocol.

Remember the Duchess of Sussex went sans-tights during her engagement announcement (this is considered a no-no in front of HRH, The Queen) and she also sported distressed Mother denim when accompanying Prince Harry at the Invictus Games—a radical, albeit trendy, choice for a then-future royal. As those who follow Markle’s outfits closely will attest, she’s frequently seen with a series of rings on her right hand, ranging from thin bands and even the occasional thumb ring. Prince Harry clearly picked up on Markle’s most beloved accessory, as he gifted her with an aquamarine ring that previously belonged to Princess Diana on their wedding day.

While the precise Pippa Small ring assortment worn by Markle on Friday is already sold out, similar styles are still available.