We Almost Missed the Hidden Meaning Behind Meghan Markle’s Pinky Ring in Her 'Time' 100 Cover

When it comes to details, nothing gets by Meghan Markle. In fact, she puts so much thought and consideration into everything she does, including what jewelry she wears for special occasions.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were recently featured on the cover of Time magazine as part of the outlet's list of the 100 most influential people. For the portrait, which marked the first time couple has formally posed together for a magazine cover shoot, Markle opted for a sophisticated all-white ensemble, loose waves and some statement jewelry. Prince Harry looked dapper in black while he stood behind his wife and placed his hand on her shoulder.

When we first laid eyes on the cover shot, we had no idea the significance of the duchess’s pinky ring. Turns out, the 40-year-old was wearing Shiffon's flagship Duet Pinky Ring. According to People, the accessory, which is made of 14K yellow gold and retails for $525, features a large and small diamond “to represent one woman supporting another through a ‘pinky promise.’” In addition, the outlet revealed that the jewelry company donates half of their profits to fund female empowerment grants. Per the Shiffon website, all of their diamonds are ethically sourced.


The duke and duchess were included in the Icons section of Time magazine’s Most Influential People. Write José Andrés wrote of the couple, “They turn compassion into boots on the ground through their Archewell Foundation. They give voice to the voiceless through media production. Hand in hand with nonprofit partners, they take risks to help communities in need—offering mental-health support to Black women and girls in the U.S., and feeding those affected by natural disasters in India and the Caribbean.”

We love how much thought went into this groundbreaking photo.

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