- The Duchess of Sussex wore a sapphire and diamond ring by Canadian brand Ecksand.
- The choice of brand could be considered a subtle tribute to Canada, where Markle previously resided.
- The royal wore the ring at her first appearance since announcing her pregnancy.
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The Duchess of Sussex wore a $1,114 pink sapphire and diamond ring at her first appearance since announcing her pregnancy.
Meghan Markle wore the ethically-sourced ring by Canadian brand Ecksand during an appearance at Spotify’s Stream On virtual event on Monday with Prince Harry.
The choice of brand could be interpreted as a subtle nod to the duchess’ Canadian roots. She spent seven years living in Toronto while filming the legal drama series “Suits” before marrying the Duke of Sussex in 2018.
The couple relocated from the UK to Vancouver Island in November 2019 until March 2020, when they moved to the US.
The duchess paired the ring with a $3,490 lemon-print Oscar de la Renta dress, Insider’s style reporter Celia Fernandez previously reported.
“We’re using podcasting to drive powerful conversations,” Markle said in the video, referencing the podcast she launched with the Duke of Sussex earlier this year. “We created Archewell Audio so we could elevate voices that maybe aren’t being heard, and hear people’s stories.”
Although it is not known whether the duchess chose Ecksand for its link to Canada, it wouldn’t be the first time she has paid tribute to the country.
The duchess wore a glitzy green coatdress by Canadian designer Erdem for a visit to Canada House in London back in 2019.
Markle has been known to use accessories to honor meaningful locations.
The royal’s wedding veil was embroidered with the national flowers of each of the 53 Commonwealth countries, as a nod to her former role as a representative of the Queen and the Commonwealth when she married into the royal family.
The veil was also embroidered with a California poppy to represent the former actress’ home state.