Meghan Markle made a surprise appearance at the 2018 British Fashion Awards, and boy, did she dress to impress. The Duchess of Sussex presented her wedding dress designer, Givenchy’s Clare Waight Keller, with the British designer of the year award.
For the occasion, she chose a gorgeous one-shoulder velvet Givenchy gown and gold Tamara Mellon heels. What many people didn’t realize is that her jewelry actually had a very special story behind it. She wore three bangles and a pair of earrings by the London-based brand Pippa Small.
The pieces were handmade by Kabul artisans who were trained by the nonprofit NGO Turquoise Mountain Foundation, which was founded by her father-in-law, Prince Charles, and former President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai. The NGO helps “preserve and regenerate historic areas and communities with a rich cultural heritage and to revive traditional crafts, to create jobs, skills and a renewed sense of pride.”
Read on to get a closer look at her jewels and shop the exact pieces too.