Meghan Markle’s New Ring has a Secret Meaning

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Meghan Markle is taking it up a notch by adding statement jewelry to her fashion collection. According to PEOPLEMarkle was seen sporting two new diamond rings. One of the rings has a strong connection to a women’s empowerment issue. The publication stated that Markle wore the pieces at both the Invictus Games as well as Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. 

Markle has been seen in two new pieces by Shiffon Co., the Duet Pinky Ring. She was also seen sporting the 1972 Tennis Pinky Ring. PEOPLEAccording to reports, the ring was created in celebration of the 50th anniversary the passage of Title IX. Title IX gave women the right of participation in sports at school and college. Markle’s new band not only honors this landmark piece of legislation, but it also has a major benefit. Shiffon Co. has donated 19.72% of the proceeds for the 1972 Tennis Pinky Ring, in honor of this historic milestone. 

Invictus Games 2020 – Day 2
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Shiffon Co. donates the pinky ring profits to charity, but the company is already giving back to its community in a significant way. The Startup Girl Foundation is a non-profit organization through which half the profits of the jewelry brand are donated to female entrepreneurs. Shilpa Yarlagadda was the founder of the brand and spoke about how beautiful it was to watch the Duchess of Sussex wear the piece of jewellery. Markle wore the ring to the Invictus Games, April, and the Trooping of the Colour celebration, June.

“When Meghan wore our ring, it was just such an amazing moment,” Yarlagadda said. “I’ve always been super inspired by her. I listened to her UN Women’s speech when I was in high school. I watched Suits and I was a part of an organization called One Young World — I was one of their ambassadors and she’s a counselor for them.”The founder continued: “Everything she does is with intention, thought and meaning behind the impact that she could have. I know that when she’s wearing a piece of jewelry, there’s a lot of intention behind it. We both care so much about empowering women and she’s a fellow female founder with what she’s built, too.”