The mystery around Meghan Markle's diamond earrings has finally been solved

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I know it's probably been eating at you all Christmas, so I'm going to put you out of your misery: the origin of the diamond earrings Meghan Markle wore to Prince Charles' 70th birthday party in November has finally been revealed.

The Duchess also wore the yellow diamonds strands to a state dinner with Prince Harry in Fiji, and at the time, Kensington Palace confirmed that they were borrowed.

So it was simply assumed it was an heirloom borrowed from the Queen's collection, although a few speculated they could still have been a wedding gift, perhaps from Prince Harry himself.

Thanks to some detective work by the blog Meghan's Mirror, we now know that they are by fine jewellery designer Butani, from its 2016 collection.

So if they are indeed borrowed, they could well have been on loan since before she even met Harry, for one of her many red carpet appearances when she starred in Suits.

Mystery sort of solved.

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.