Meghan Markle’s wedding band from Prince Harry sparks SURGE in sale of Welsh gold rings | Royal | News (Details)



Meghan and Harry’s bands were designed by Cleave & Company using rare Welsh gold gifted to the royal couple by the Queen.

Since the couple’s royal wedding on May 19, north Wales family-owned jewellers Clogau announced plans to open up an additional four stores across Swansea, Llandudno and Bangor to accommodate high demand for the gold.

A spokeswoman for the firm added that there is no doubt that recognition for Welsh gold has grown since the event.

She said: “We get a lot of exposure when there is a royal wedding.

“It was the same when William and Kate got married. It definitely gives business a boost.

“Whenever the public becomes aware of the royal connection then there is increased interest in rare Welsh gold.”

The company said that the former Suits actress’s ring had a “trilogy-style” design that featured diamonds owned by Harry’s mother, the late Princess Diana, for her wedding ring.

Using Welsh gold for royal wedding bands has been a long-standing tradition that dates back to the 1923.

Princess Diana, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge have all had Welsh gold featured in their wedding rings.

The so-called Meghan Effect has seen items worn by the American be ripped from retailers shelves in a frenzy.

Her stunning white coat worn when she flashed her engagement ring to the world when she and Harry first told of their plans to marry sold out in the immediate aftermath of the November 27, 2017 event.

The garment, by Line the Label, has since been nicknamed the Meghan Coat.

Another item, Meghan’s Black Halo dress, sold out at lightning speed after she it to a women’s empowerment event shortly after the 37-year-old’s engagement announcement.

Bojana Sentaler, founder of Canadian outerwear brand Sentaler, the brand of Meghan’s jacket worn to a Christmas church service, said during London Fashion Week: “The Meghan Markle effect is definitely real.

“Since she wore the wide collar wrap in camel colour on Christmas Day, the coat sold out instantly and we had an enormous demand for Sentaler that day, as well as for many days after that. We were shipping coats all over the world.”

Fashion experts say the trend will grow as the duchess finds herself even more in the public eye.



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