Meghan was spotted wearing once again a necklace featuring an “evil eye”, a symbol believed to protect from the evil and bad vibes. The Duchess of Sussex chose to wear a golden necklace with a little pendant bearing a blue topaz eye when took a young girl helped by Smart Works ahead of a job interview by video calling her.
The little pendant was created by London-based Edge of Ember and is called Visionary Charm.
The necklace, retailing for £135 and currently sold out, is described as a ” modern-day talisman” bearing a good fortune symbol by its creator.
The description added: “The Visionary Necklace bears a blue topaz evil eye to protects its wearer from negative vibes. It’s got your back.”
This isn’t the first time Meghan wears a similar charm.
In September last year, on her first official engagement during the Sussexes’ 10-day royal tour to South Africa, Meghan wore a £450 18-carat gold evil eye chain.
The jewel’s designer, Alemdara, described the pendant on its website saying: “As per Ottoman legend, an evil eye on your person wards off jealousy from others.”
The video call featuring Meghan took place on March 27 but was shared by Smart Works more than a month later.
Smart Works is one of the Duchess’ patronages and it helps women looking for a job with their interviews, resumes and outfits.
In her call to the young job seeker, Meghan praised the Smart Works’ client for being “a beacon of hope” with her resilience and for her preparation ahead of the interview.
Meghan said: “You seem incredibly confident and prepared. I know everyone here is so excited.
“When I was reading about what your interests are, and especially you have a big focus in mental health as well, right? Psychology? I think that’s excellent.”
After being thanked for taking the time to call, the Duchess of Sussex replied: “I just wanted to be able to call in and wish you the best of luck and my fingers are crossed for you.
“There’s so much going on in the world right now and to be such a beacon of hope and focusing on getting through it, and all the positivity that we just want to send your way, and to make sure you can get on the other side of this too, and have such a great opportunity there.
“It’s a pleasure to support [Smart Works], you see how great they do and how many people they help and that’s what it’s all about.
“I’ve been really proud to be able to be their patron, but it’s an easy yes when you have such incredible women helping you.”
Meghan became patron of Smart Works in January 2019 and has ever since worked very closely with the charity.
Meghan officially stepped down as senior royal on March 31, but continues to remain in touch with the associations she deeply cares about.
A source close to the Duchess told Harper’s Bazaar: “The Duchess has been keeping in touch with her Patronages, as well as organizations she is close to, during this crisis to hear how they are operating and continuing to support people at this time.
“At the end of last month The Duchess was also able to join a mentoring session with one of the Smart Works clients, which is also included in the update.”