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How to Buy The Pendant Necklace Meghan Markle Wore in Her Smart Works Video Message

The Duchess wore the protective "evil eye" pendant in a video for the charity, which remains one of her patronages.

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To call Meghan Markle a style influencer is a bit of an understatement; from her effortlessly fashionable clothes and fresh-faced beauty look to her covetable shoe collection, fans have been vying to add a little of the Duchess of Sussex's look to their own closets since long before she and Prince Harry tied the knot in 2018. But no part of her style makes our sparkle-loving hearts race more than her timelessly beautiful baubles and gems—both from her personal jewelry box as well as the pieces she's inherited from her late mother-in-law Princess Diana.

Recently, Meghan added one more piece to our wishlist, when she appeared in a video shared by Smart Works—the Duchess's patronage, which works to provide underprivileged women with clothing for job interviews and helps prepare them for the job market—wearing a long pendant necklace featuring a gem-studded evil eye symbol. Since Meghan is often wont to mix accessible options into her wardrobe, perhaps we shouldn't be surprised that this dainty necklace also comes at an approachable price.

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“It’s been such an honour to meet and learn from so many talented women in the Smart Works network over the years, and recently to see the amazing work they’re doing to adapt their programs to the reality of this pandemic. Their ability to continue to empower women and help them harness the confidence they need to succeed during this time is inspiring." – a message to our clients from the Duchess of Sussex. ⠀ Since moving to a virtual service six weeks ago we have delivered 200 hours of support to our clients. ⠀ From the volunteers who have been delivering coaching online to the staff working behind the scenes to make everything run smoothly - the energy, passion and commitment has been overwhelming. ⠀ We couldn’t do this without the support of our community and on the 27th March we were honoured that our patron, The Duchess of Sussex kindly volunteered some time to speak with one of our clients ahead of her interview, offering words of advice and encouragement. During the session the Duchess praised her for being “such a beacon of hope” and “focusing on getting through this”. ⠀ When asked about her patronage she said, “it’s a pleasure to support them, you see how great they do and how many people they help and that’s what it’s all about. I’ve been really proud to be able to be their patron, but it’s an easy yes when you have such incredible women helping you.” ⠀ After her session with the Duchess our client had this to say: ⠀ “I just wanted to say a big 'thank you' to you, the Duchess and the whole team at Smart Works for making this possible for women all around the UK, because to see such work is truly inspiring and uplifting. And thank you for the super useful interview tips - I will be using them for years to come!.” ⠀ The Smart Works service is available for any woman who is unemployed and has a confirmed job interview, referrals are made by our employment support partners including women’s charities and Job Centre Plus. Our mission is to help anyone who needs it, no matter the circumstances.

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The piece, inlaid with blue and white topaz, comes from Edge of Ember, which, like many of the brands Meghan favors, commits to an ethical and sustainable ethos in making its jewelry. And because being a duchess doesn't exempt her from the current chaos of the COVID-19 outbreak, it also features an evil eye "to protect its wearer from negative vibes," according to the brand's website—something we could all probably use a little of right now. Best of all, the necklace (which is available on either a 19" or 21" chain is currently selling for $175, so even if you're not quite ready to add a tiara to your rotation, you can still snag a little bit of Meghan's signature style.


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