Meghan Markle Debuts Evil Eye Necklace That 'Protects from Negative Energies,' Says Jeweler

Monique Jessen

Meghan Markle is a believer in the power of the evil eye — at least when it comes to fashion.

During a recent virtual discussion in association with the charity Smart Works, of which she is patron, Meghan accessorized a favorite red sweater with two gold necklaces, one of which was adorned with an evil eye motif.

“The necklace bears a blue topaz evil eye to protect its wearer from negative energies,” says Lynette Ong, the Singapore-born, London-based founder of Edge of Ember, the jewelry design house behind the piece.“I wear mine every day, and it has certainly helped me translate negative energies into positive vibes.”

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Inspired by vintage coins found in Asia, the Visionary Charm Necklace in 18K vermeil gold retails for $175.  (It's currently sold out and available for pre-order.) It's the third piece of jewelry Meghan has worn in public featuring an evil eye, a symbol that is said to bring the wearer good fortune, happiness and health.

In December 2018, Meghan wore a Hamsa ring featuring an evil eye by the Turkish brand Kismet to visit a residential nursing home run by the Royal Variety Charity.

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And last September, during her tour of South Africa with Prince Harry, she wore a necklace by Alemdara featuring a diamond pavé mini hand of Hamsa and a small blue evil eye.

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It’s not the first time Meghan has worn a symbolic piece from Edge of Ember either. During her final tour of her patronages before leaving the U.K in March, Meghan wore another gold pendant from the brand: the Kismet pendant she sported during her speech at a school in Dagenham for International Women’s Day.

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“I come from Singapore, where East meets West, old meets new, and remnants of tradition in a cosmopolitan city remind us of senses long forgotten,” Ong says of her symbolic designs. “It’s common to have keepsakes imbued with positive energy, capable of bringing luck and fortune.”