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With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, you may be searching for a present for someone special. Sure, you could buy flowers or chocolates, but if you want to step up your gift game, you may want to take a page from Meghan Markle’s jewelry guide.
The Duchess loves to keep her family close to her heart — by way of necklaces, that is. She’s worn several custom necklaces that pay homage to her husband, Prince Harry, and two kids, Archie Harrison and Lilibet Diana. Rather than going the traditional route with a heart-shaped jewelry, we love the idea of choosing a piece that has sentimental meaning. It’s a timeless and thoughtful gift that your partner can wear regularly and cherish forever.
Psst… there’s no shame in treating yourself to a nice new necklace for V-Day, too. We know Carrie Bradshaw would approve! From initial necklaces to engraved tags, there are a myriad of customizable options on the market, so we turned to Meghan for a little inspiration. Below, we’re highlighting four personalized necklaces she’s worn, along with a few other budget-friendly styles.
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Before Meghan and Harry were officially a couple in the public eye, she would often wear a dainty 14-karat gold necklace with the letters “H” and “M” while filming on the set of Suits. Its asymmetrical design was a subtle way of telling the world they were together. The barely-there necklace would be perfect for someone who loves minimalist accessories.
In a recent video celebrating her 40th birthday, Meghan wore two gold constellation necklaces by Logan Hollowell representing the zodiac signs of her two children. The pendant is slightly larger than those on name necklaces, making it a unique way to showcase your loved ones. It would be a great Valentine’s gift for someone who follows astrology or a new mom.
It features a single letter that’s designed to hang in the center of the chain, making it easy to wear with other layered necklaces. Whether it’s representative of a spouse, partner, child, or even yourself, it’ll be a special gift for the wearer. If Meghan’s exact necklace is beyond your budget, this similar initial chain is available for $500 less, and this 18-karat gold necklace is on sale for just $60 at Madewell.
An engraved necklace feels extra special because you’ve taken the time to have it customized. The Mini Mini Jewels initial pendants go for $175 and can be personalized with the wearer’s birthstone. For $80 less, this rectangular pendant from Merjuri is just as pretty. We also love this necklace from Tiny Tags that lets you add up to eight letters, so you’ve got the option to add their whole name if it fits.