Meghan Markle Wore Gold Rings from Jeweler That Allegedly Supports Endangered Animals Charities

Meghan Markle wears two new gold rings in support of the Manta Trust, a conservation charity in the England. The rings were designed by Canadian jeweller, Vargas Goteo.

During her meeting for the Queen's Commonwealth Trust and One Young World in WindsorMeghan Markle was spotted wearing two new gold rings on her right fingers.

The rings were designed by Canadian jeweller, Vargas Goteo for a conservation charity in the England, called the Manta Trust

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🌏Today at Windsor Castle: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex joined young leaders at a roundtable discussion on gender equality and inclusion. The Duke is President of The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust and The Duchess is Vice-President. Impactful young leaders from around the world including South Africa, Iraq and Malawi led a discussion on how to drive meaningful change and empower women. The roundtable was organised by @queens_commonwealth_trust and @oneyoungworld, both charities support and connect young leaders to bring about change. The Duchess of Sussex is a longstanding supporter of One Young World, having first joined as a Counsellor at the 2014 summit in Dublin. Earlier this week The Duchess of Sussex attended the 10th Annual One Young World Opening Ceremony at The Royal Albert Hall, which brought together 2,000 young leaders from 190 countries.

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It is reported, each collection is designed to raise awareness and funds to specific wildlife and oceanic conservation organisations. Showcasing the 18K gold Manta Kiss ring worn by Markle, it is revealed

"The ring was inspired by the cephalic fins of a manta ray and is also available in silver, gold vermeil or rose vermeil. It is part of Vargas Goteo's beautiful Manta Collection."

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We were delighted to see Meghan Markle, The Duchess of Sussex, looking stunning whilst wearing @VargasGoteojewelry 's 18K gold Manta Kiss ring to attend a roundtable discussion with the @Queens_Commonwealth_Trust and @OneYoungWorld at Windsor Castle on Friday. The ring was inspired by the cephalic fins of a manta ray and is also available in silver, gold vermeil or rose vermeil. It is part of Vargas Goteo's beautiful Manta Collection. See the link in @VargasGoteojewelry 's bio to visit their store and view the whole collection.⠀ ⠀ Vargas Goteo are a Commercial Supporter for the Manta Trust, kindly donating a percentage of sales from their Manta Collection to support manta and devil ray research and conservation.⠀ ⠀ #MeghanMarkle #duchessofsussex #royalkiss #mantakiss #vargasgoteo #18Kgold #meghammarklefashion #royalfashion #marineconservation #mantaray #harryandmeghan #style

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"Vargas Goteo are a Commercial Supporter for the Manta Trust, kindly donating a percentage of sales from their Manta Collection to support manta and devil ray research and conservation," Manta Trust explains. ⠀

Vargas Goteo founder, Alex Prijic Smith tells PEOPLE, it is a dream come true to see someone as influential as Markle promoting their jewellery. 

It is reported, Markle wore the Manta Kiss Stack Ring that supports manta ray conservation via the Manta Trust. Depending on whether it is the gold-plated or solid gold version, the ring retails between $180 or $600.

She also wore the Bow Knot Ring in gold vermeil, which is from the brand's High Seas collection. It sells for $180. 

Meghan Markle wears Vargas Goteo jewellery as she arrives at a roundtable discussion on gender equality with The Queens Commonwealth Trust (QCT) and One Young World at Windsor Castle, on October 25, 2019, in Windsor, England | Source: Jeremy Selwyn - WPA Pool/Getty Images

Meghan Markle wears Vargas Goteo jewellery as she arrives at a roundtable discussion on gender equality with The Queens Commonwealth Trust (QCT) and One Young World at Windsor Castle, on October 25, 2019, in Windsor, England | Source: Jeremy Selwyn - WPA Pool/Getty Images

"Meghan always exudes ease and elegance, refinement and a freshness in everything she steps out in — I loved what she wore!," Smith exclaims.

Vargas Goteo's works on the specific collections in order to help promote the "conversation about conservation." Smith reflects the importance of Markle wearing the pieces saying:

"I'm so proud that with gained visibility, comes increased support of the conservation organizations we support."

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𝙂𝙡𝙞𝙙𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙤 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙬𝙚𝙚𝙠 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 @mantatrust 𝙃𝙖𝙥𝙥𝙮 𝙈𝙖𝙣𝙩𝙖 𝙈𝙤𝙣𝙙𝙖𝙮 💙🖤💙 So proud that with our Manta collection & your support, we are able to support The Manta Trust with ray conservation & research. Keep reading to learn more 💙 ・・・ The Maldives is widely regarded as one of the best locations in the world to dive and snorkel with reef manta rays. In recent years though, a small isolated island in the far south of the Maldives has become quite the hotspot for oceanic manta ray activity! In total, with the fantastic support of citizen scientists we collected over 300 sightings in just 6 weeks!⠀ ⠀ Although this is a fascinating and exciting project site, there is a significant sense of urgency to learn more about this population, as over in neighbouring Sri Lanka, fish market surveys estimate that close to 1,000 oceanic manta rays are being killed for their gill plates every year. The worrying question for us is the extend, if any, of the connectivity between the populations we are seeing around Fuvahmulah and the mantas being hunted and killed by Sri Lankan fishing fleets.⠀ ⠀ 🎥 @s.hilbourne⠀ ⠀ #oceanicmanta #mantaray #manta #fuvahmulah #maldives #gillplates #srilanka #fishery #conservation #marinebiology #mantatrust

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The jewellery designer also reveals that she does not know where Markle purchased the rings from and was surprised to see her wearing their collection because she did not source it from them. 

It is believed she bought the items through her own personal means and was not given by the organization.

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