The origin behind Meghan Markle’s new pinky ring

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Meghan Markle has a fabulous new ring. Well, new-ish. She was first photographed wearing it in October of last year, for an official portrait of herself and Prince Harry, taken by Matt Sayles.

In it, the Duchess is wearing her favourite Cartier Tank Francaise watch, as well as her trusted Cartier love bracelet, which her husband is also rumoured to own.

Eagle-eye fans also noticed Meghan wearing a new ring on her pinky finger, which appears to be an emerald cut diamond set on a platinum or gold band.

Photo: Matt Sayles

Now it has been revealed that it was a custom made piece Lorraine Schwartz, who also created Meghan's eternity band.

According to Page Six, it was made using a gift of diamonds the couple received from the Middle East when they were still officially working for the royal family.

She is also said to have created a matching pair of earrings using the remaining stones from the set, though the Duchess has yet to be photographed wearing them.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.