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Sophie Wessex’s pigeon blood ruby ​​and diamond earrings pay homage to her royal role

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Sophie Wessex, wife of Prince Edward, youngest brother of King Charles III, celebrates her 58th birthday on January 20. To mark the occasion, the jewelery experts at British retailer Steven Stone took a look at the pigeon blood ruby ​​and diamond earrings she’s wearing in homage to her royal role.

Sophie is a high-ranking, working member of the royal family who is strongly committed to her royal duties and her husband. She is believed to have been one of the late Queen Elizabeth II’s favorite daughters-in-law and a close confidant, but she is often overlooked when it comes to public royals.

Sophie and Edward have managed to avoid controversy since their wedding in 1999. They were two of the most trusted members of the royal family, representing the monarchy several times a year in the UK and abroad. She is involved in numerous charities on behalf of the monarchy and is very popular with the British public.

When Sophie makes a public appearance, she has designed many retro looks but remains the unsung heroine of royal style.

Sophie attended the Festival of Remembrance on November 12, 2022, which commemorated the service and sacrifices of servicemen and women to mark the 40th anniversary of the Falklands War.

She chose an elegant look for the evening that included a lace dress with sheer black tights and black block heels. But what really stood out were the earrings she chose to accessorize the look – a pair of ruby ​​and diamond cluster pendant earrings.

Described as “stunning” by diamond expert Maxwell Stone, Sophie’s earrings are set with six 2-carat oval pigeon blood rubies.

“Pigeon blood rubies come from Burma and are of the highest quality. Each of Sophie’s earrings has three surrounded by clusters of white round brilliant diamonds totaling 4 carats,” Stone explained. “I would value this particular pair of earrings at $300,000.”

Stone also noted that there was a specific reason why Sophie decided to accessorize her look with red jewelry that night. Not only did these earrings look amazing, but they also paid tribute to her royal role.

Sophie’s official title is Countess of Wessex, a county in south-east England. According to Crisscut Magazine, the official flag of Wessex is red and it often pays tribute to the county through its clothing and accessories.

“As the Countess of Guernsey, it’s always a sentimental choice for Sophie to wear ruby ​​jewellery, as red is one of the national colors of Guernsey and Jersey,” says Stone.

As well as being a senior working royal and the wife of Prince Edward, Sophie is a mother to two teenagers: Lady Louise Windsor, 19, and James, Viscount Severn, 15. Sophie and Edward have kept their children out of the public eye and have tried to enable them to have as normal an upbringing as possible.

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