Meghan Markle is head-to-toe chic in black with trio of gold Cartier pieces and we’ve found the perfect affordable alternatives

Meghan Markle's Cartier pieces are timeless and here's how to recreate this sophisticated look for less ahead of the festive season

Meghan Markle's Cartier pieces stun at new appearance in Canada. Seen here she attends 2023 Variety Power Of Women
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Meghan Markle was head-to-toe chic in black with a trio of luxurious gold Cartier pieces and we’ve found the perfect more affordable alternatives.

When it comes to iconic pieces of jewellery to invest in for a timeless and sophisticated look, we need look no further for inspiration than the Royal Family. Whilst the late Queen Elizabeth’s tiaras are stunning, day-to-day the royal women tend to wear slightly more subtle yet still luxurious staples. The Duchess of Sussex has proved this time after time and Meghan Markle’s Cartier pieces were her glamorous go-tos once again for her latest appearance. 

She and Prince Harry travelled from their Santa Barbara home to watch an NHL game in Vancouver on 20th November and Meghan wore gold jewellery with an elegant all-black outfit.

Meghan Markle, The Duchess of Sussex, reacts during an NHL game

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Pictured at the game cheering on the Vancouver Canucks against the San Jose Sharks, Meghan’s Cartier pieces were the epitome of understated glamour. She opted for the Juste un Clou small necklace in yellow gold which is set with 57 beautiful diamonds and priced at £15,000.

This is an absolute classic and was just visible over her cosy black jumper. The necklace is incredibly versatile and can be paired with any shade of outfit, adding a touch of luxury without being overpowering showy. The same can be said for the rest of Meghan Markle’s Cartier pieces as she also wore the classic Love bracelet in yellow gold.

Retailing for £6,800, the bracelet also comes in rose gold and white gold and was created back in 1969. Since then it’s become a true icon of the jewellery world whilst again being relatively paired back for such an opulent piece.

Meghan Markle, The Duchess of Sussex, reacts during an NHL game

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The closure has two screws which require help to open and close with a specific screwdriver, likely making this piece a really considered purchase. The final Cartier piece the Duchess of Sussex went for was one we’ve all seen her wear a number of times too - her Cartier Tank Française watch in yellow gold, with the small size priced at around £20,000. Meghan is said to have been gifted the late Princess Diana’s Tank watch by Prince Harry and this appears to be the same one, making this watch especially sentimental.

Meghan Markle’s Cartier pieces might not all be from the same collection, but they coordinated beautifully and oozed glamour. They gleamed all the more brightly against her simple black jumper and trousers and there are so many ways to achieve a similar feel at a much more affordable price point.

We particularly love Abbott Lyon’s crystal embellished bangle in gold plated brass which gives a similar feel to the Cartier Love bracelet with a little more sparkle and would make for the perfect Christmas gift. 

The Sekonda women’s watch in the gold colour is another great way to emulate one of Meghan Markle’s Cartier pieces as it also has a square face and bracelet link strap. We also think that the classic Monica Vinader snake chain in 18k gold vermeil adds a lovely touch to any outfit and is subtle just like the Juste un Clou necklace.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends an Invictus Games Friends and Family reception 2022

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You could of course prefer to invest in rose gold or white gold toned, plated or full pieces instead, but yellow gold is the ultimate classic and it’s Meghan’s favourite. This was something Prince Harry revealed during their engagement interview in 2018 when he explained that he’d designed Meghan’s engagement ring with this in mind.

Emma Shacklock

Emma is a Royal Editor with eight years experience working in publishing. Her specialist areas include the British Royal Family, ranging from protocol to outfits. Alongside putting her royal knowledge to good use, Emma knows all there is to know about the latest TV shows on the BBC, ITV and more. When she’s not writing about the next unmissable show to add to your to-watch list or delving into royal protocol, Emma enjoys cooking, long walks and watching yet more crime dramas!