Meghan Markle’s Shiffon Pinky Ring Supports Women in Exercise

Let that Markle shine and support a good cause too.

Meghan Markle was spotted wearing two diamond pinky rings on her trip to New York this week — as well as at last month’s Trooping the Color and Invictus Games in April — and it turns out the piece has a special meaning that aligns with the spirit of empowerment. of women in sports.

The “1972 Tennis Pinky Ring” by New York-based jewelry brand Shiffon was designed in honor of the 50th anniversary of Title IX – which made gender equality in education a civil right and paved the way for women’s equality in sports.

To increase opportunities for women in the field, 19.72 percent of the profits from the soon-to-be-launched ring will go to Shiffon’s Women in Sports Investment Fund.

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The pinky ring “1972 Tennis” is inspired by the iconic tennis bracelet design popularized by Chris Evert in the 1970s.

The diamond ring is an updated version of the 14-karat gold “Duet” spiral-design ($595) style that the Duchess of Sussex wore on the cover of Time last year, and the brand hosted a special sneak preview of its new one. tennis collection at The Centrale in Midtown Manhattan Monday night.

Shilpa Yarlagadda, who launched Shiffon in 2017 from her Harvard dorm room, told guests at the event — including Olympic gold medal-winning tennis player Bethanie Mattek-Sands, “Dear Evan Hansen” star Laura Dreyfuss, model Ashika Pratt and Minnie Mills of “The Summer I Turned Pretty” – which proceeds from her brand’s jewelry now supports 12 women-founded companies.

Markle wore two of Shiffon’s diamond-studded tennis rings at the Invictus Games in April.
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“We designed the Shiffon Co. ‘Duet’ pinky ring to represent the pinky promise to pay it forward to support women — and so many of the women here are our mentors and created the energy of the ring, which is 50 percent of the money. profits to fund seed investment for female founders,” she said, addressing the crowd of affluent guests.

Adding that tennis was the first sport to offer men and women equal pay, Yarlagadda shared her excitement about the new tennis collection — which will eventually include other pieces besides the ring — with “19.72 percent of profits going to the first Women In Sports goes. Fund.”

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Markle wore the brand’s ‘Duet’ ring and newer diamond tennis style during a visit to the United Nations on Monday.
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Available for pre-order now, the new ring is offered in both 14k and 18k white, rose or yellow gold and costs $2,580 to $2,800.

As a champion of women’s rights, the Duchess is a natural fit for wearing the brand, which has a mission to “empower a million women around the world financially by 2025.”

Markle isn’t the only famous fan of Shiffon; Michelle Obama, Nicole Kidman, Hailey Bieber, Serena Williams, Emma Watson, Mandy Moore, Malala Yousafzai, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern and more wore the brand’s “Duet” ring or earrings, which were launched in conjunction with Obama’s When We All Voice initiative.

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Shiffon’s founder and CEO, Shilpa Yarlagadda, posed with actress Minnie Mills of “The Summer I Turned Pretty” (both featuring One/Of by Patricia Voto) Monday night at the tennis collection preview party.
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