The two stones in the ring represent a “pinky promise” for women to support one another.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were recently on the cover of TIME magazine as part of the publication's 100 most influential people of 2021 list. The couple coordinated in black and white outfits, styled by Nina and Clare Hallworth. While Markle looked absolutely crisp in her outfit, she was also spotted flaunting jewelry band Shiffon's flagship Duet Pinky Ring, according to PEOPLE.
While the ring elevated her whole outfit with its minimalism, there's more to that dainty piece of jewelry than what meets the eye.
The Duet is an adjustable ring that circles twice around the wearer’s littlest finger. It comes in one size, with a sapphire or diamond alongside a minuscule, barely visible diamond. The two stones in the ring represent a “pinky promise” for women to support one another, per the Wall Street Journal.
The company's diamonds "are ethically sourced and follow conflict-free and socially responsible practices," thus keeping up with the Suits actor's commitment to sustainable fashion. Additionally, Shiffon uses recycled metals, minimal and repurposable packaging in its designs. Though the brand only sells a couple of items, it's already a favorite with celebrities like Nicole Kidman, Michelle Obama, and Serena Williams.
Also, Shiffon — started by Harvard graduate Shilpa Yarlagadda—donates half of its profits to fund female empowerment grants, as the mission of the brand is to give women equal footing. They have funded 11 companies to date, per Page Six. A good enough reason to buy their products, isn't it?
"Our mission at Shiffon is to close that gender gap, particularly in entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship is about taking action and learning quickly, and we want to give women the opportunity to do that while not being afraid to take risks or fail," Shiffon says on their website. "We are optimistic that we can begin making this change. Through our efforts, we aim to financially empower a million women across the globe by 2025."
In this year’s Time 100 issue, the Sussexes have been included in the “Icons” section. The founder of World Central Kitchen and chef José Andrés writes of the pair, “In a world where everyone has an opinion about people they don’t know, the Duke and Duchess have compassion for the people they don’t know. They don’t just opine. They run toward the struggle.” Well, that's Harry and Meghan for you!
Cover Image Source: Getty Images | Photo By Paul Edwards (Inset: Shiffon)