Herkimer Diamonds Get The Royal Treatment
There was another royal wedding over the weekend, and one of the stars happened to be from Central New York.
Royal weddings are all the rage lately and last weekend was no different when Princess Eugenie got hitched.
The real story here(if you're from CNY) though is the jewelry worn by new Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle.
Markle sported 4 rings, a bracelet and studded earrings made of 18 karat yellow gold, but most importantly instead of diamonds or other gems, Markle's jewelry featured Herkimer Diamonds.
The jewelry is part of a new collection from British Jeweler Pippa Small, who forgoes traditional gemstones for more ethically sourced stones like Herkimer Diamonds for her collections.
Herkimer Diamonds are quartz crystals, known for its luminous, lustrous nature, and believe it or not are rare in Europe and can be highly sought after.
You can see People Magazine's photos of Meghan Markle's Herkimer Diamond jewelry at People.com.