MONTREAL, QC – November 27, 2017 – Meghan Markle, the newly announced HRH Princess Henry of Wales to be, chose to support Canadian fine jewellery brand Birks for her official engagement photo with the Royal Highness, Prince Henry of Wales. Announced to the world at two o’clock GMT this afternoon, Meghan looked beautiful in a white coat and nude stilettos, teamed with a pair of 18K yellow gold and opal earrings from Birks in the official announcement, taken outdoors, in the grounds at Kensington Palace.
Les Plaisirs de Birks 18K yellow gold earrings feature mesmerizing white opals, stones known to stimulate creativity. The collection is inspired by the everyday. Putting a spin on timeless, Canadian classics, Les Plaisirs de Birks offer sleek pieces that highlight the new, contemporary flare of the Birks brand. (Price: $995.00)
Heralded as one of Canada’s national treasures, the fine jewellery brand has a rich heritage, which recently launched in the UK last month. Founded in Montreal in 1879, it has become one of Canada’s leading retailers, designers and manufacturers of high-end jewellery, watches and gifts.
Uncompromisingly beautiful, inspired by its heritage and known for its edgy take on classic styles, Birks speaks to the self-accomplished woman who seeks to create her own sense of style. With entry level products right through to red-carpet showstoppers, this much loved and followed brand offers a cool and contemporary collection of fine jewellery products that appeals to the modern woman.
Fitting that the announcement comes out of the U.K., Birks recently entered the market with five collections of varying price ranges, to appeal and cater to a wide breadth of jewellery customers and can be found at Mappin & Webb boutiques in London.
The Birks story began four centuries ago when members of the Birks family were silversmiths in Sheffield, England. But the Birks brand truly came to life in 1879 when Henry Birks opened a jewellery boutique in the heart of Montreal, Canada. What began as one man’s dream became an iconic Canadian brand that is now distributed internationally. As Canada’s leading designer, manufacturer and retailer of fine gold, diamond and silver jewellery as well as timepieces and gifts, Birks and its iconic blue box have been part of Canadians’ love stories and special moments since 1879. Today, as Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary, Birks is also celebrating its very own love affair with the nation. Visit www.birks.com for more information.