During the FaceTime call, which aired on The Late Late Show, Meghan teamed a ‘Puffed Sleeve Smocked Dress‘ from LA fashion brand Velvet Torch, with a stunning statement necklace from her good friend Taryn Toomey’s brand, The Class. Wearing The Airelume trapezoid necklace in lapis, Meghan’s choice of gemstone seems to have a hidden meaning.
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According to the brand: “Lapis Lazuli aids in self-expression and revelation of one’s inner truth”. Widely regarded as a token of sincerity and wisdom, it is “especially helpful to anyone in need of a boost in self-confidence and a stronger connection to their inner voice.”
Trapezoid Necklace in Lapis, £1,029.78/$1,295.00, The Class
The Sussexes appearance on The Late Late Show occurred just weeks before their exclusive interview with Oprah Winfrey on 7 March, in which Meghan revealed that she felt “liberated” to be “able to speak for myself.”
Lapis lazuli is clearly a popular choice among the royals, as the Duchess of Cambridge has also been spotted wearing the midnight blue gemstone.
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Earlier this year, Kate joined Prince William on a Zoom call with student nurses from Ulster University, accessorising her Alexander McQueen tuxedo blazer and a cream knit with the ‘Round Stilla Lapis Lazuli Pendant Necklace’, which costs £160 from Astley Clarke.
Round Stilla Lapis Lazuli Pendant Necklace, £160/$220, Astley Clarke
With associations of healing, wisdom, intuition and truth, it’s fitting that Kate wore it for such an important meeting.
The beautiful stone even has ancient royal connections – it was famously used in the death mask of King Tutankhamun, and Cleopatra was known to use ground lapis lazuli as eyeshadow. How fascinating is that?
18 Ct Gold Vermeil Lapis Lazuli Pendant Necklace, £65/$91.73, Not On The High Street
Fans looking to shop this royal trend for less will love this Lapis Lazuli pendant necklace from Not On The High Street, which retails at £65. The cushion-cut gemstone is set in an 18 ct Gold Vermeil on sterling silver setting, and customers can either choose to shop the pendant on its own or with a chain.
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