There are a few things we know to be true about Meghan Markle. She’s an animal lover. (She’s the proud owner of two rescue pups and one of her royal patronages is Mayhew, an animal welfare organization that protects vulnerable animals.) She often picks pieces from brands and designers that support causes she’s aligned herself with, like female empowerment and sustainability. And she has an incredible collection of delicate rings. She combined all three last week when she debuted a brand-new accessory with an amazing backstory.
On Friday, Markle was photographed attending a a roundtable discussion with Prince Harry on gender equality at Windsor Castle with The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust (QCT) and One Young World. Markle looked sleek in a red leather BOSS by Hugo Boss skirt, a V-neck Joseph sweater, and Emily Mortimer’s Hera Diamond and Gold Studs. She also wore some new bling: On her right hand, she showed off two cool new gold rings that were made by the Montréal-based company Vargas Goteo.
The brand is dedicated to supporting endangered animals around the world by donating proceeds to animal charities. According to Its website, “each collection raises awareness and contributes directly to carefully selected ocean and wildlife organization campaigns. These include anti-shark finning, manta ray conservation, coral reef restoration, anti-ivory poaching and anti-rhino poaching organizations.”
The company’s founder and designer Alex Prijic Smith spoke to People about what an honor it was for Markle to wear his rings.”To see my work out there and on such a remarkable woman really is a dream come true,” he said. According to Smith, Markle sourced the rings herself.
Markle wore the Manta Kiss Stack Ring, which benefits the Manta Ray conservation via the Manta Trust, and the Bow Knot Ring, which is part Vargas Goteo’s High Seas collection.
Not only do they benefit a good cause, they’re very Meghan: Already, the Duchess of Sussex has shown of lots of cool stackable rings that always add some flair to her look. These fit in perfectly.