11 Photos of Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle, and Other Royals In Topaz Jewelry

Attention November babies—your birthstone has royal notoriety. Topaz jewelry is particularly beloved by royal women from around the world. It makes sense why: the stone comes in a wide range of colors, from glimmering pinks, to sunny yellows, to crystalline blues. It also has its own supposed meanings. The ancient Greeks believed that topaz provided strength, while Renaissance era Europeans thought the gem could break magical spells and quell anger. For centuries, some people in India believed that wearing topaz above the heart assured longevity, beauty, and intelligence.

Whether you believe the symbolism or simply find the stone aesthetically pleasing, there is plenty of royal inspiration for topaz-wearers. The gems work for every occasion, with Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, wearing them as causal stud earrings and Queen Sonja of Norway sporting the stone on a golden tiara. Below, find all the times our favorite royals stepped out in topaz jewelry.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

For the 2019 Royal Ascot horse race, Kate topped off her powder blue outfit with blue topaz earrings. The earrings featured two dangling topaz stones, surrounded by diamonds, from brand Kiki McDonough.

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex

In a more casual take on the gemstone, Meghan opted for blue topaz stud earrings to attend a 2018 polo match.

Queen Sonja of Norway

Topaz is not exclusive to British royals. Queen Sonja of Norway has a modern gold and orange topaz tiara and accompanying parure. Here, she is pictured attending a 2004 state dinner in Vietnam.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

The Duchess of Cambridge certainly loves to coordinate blue topaz with a blue outfit. For the 2015 Spectre premiere in London, Kate chose these extravagant topaz chandelier earrings.

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark

The Danish Crown Princess wore teardrop-shaped blue topaz earrings to attend the 100 year anniversary of Copenhagen business school in 2017.

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall

The most famous piece of royal topaz jewelry is likely Camilla’s five-strand pink topaz, pearl, and diamond choker necklace. Per The Court Jeweller, the necklace was originally an Edwardian-era brooch that was purchased at auction (possibly by Prince Charles) in 2000. Here, the Duchess was photographed in the necklace at Royal Ascot in 2009.

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall

The Duchess of Cornwall had yet another Royal Ascot topaz moment. She wore this orange topaz and diamond brooch to the race in 2007.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

Kate is clearly a fan of the topaz earring. This circular style made its debut when the Duchess attended the UK’s Creative Industries Reception in 2012.

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall

Per The Court Jeweller, these earrings, which Camilla wore to a 2006 Presidential banquet in Islamabad, are pink topazes and were purchased alongside Camilla’s topaz brooch-turned-necklace.

Birgitte, Duchess of Gloucester

Queen Elizabeth’s cousin is the Duke of Gloucester. His wife, Birgitte, is pictured wearing Queen Mary’s Honeysuckle Tiara. The diamond frame was made for Queen Mary in 1914, and the center stone can be swapped in and out—here, Birgitte opted for a pink topaz. She paired the crown with a pink topaz necklace, another Gloucester heirloom.

Queen Silvia of Sweden

The Swedish royal jewelry collection is consistently enviable. Queen Sonja wore this elaborate pink topaz and diamond parure to the 2003 Nobel Prize Presentation.

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