29 December 2018

The Best Royal Jewels of 2018: #5 (Meghan's Wedding Jewels)

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Number five on our countdown of the best royal jewels of the year features some major sparkle that was perfect for Britain's newest royal duchess!

#5: Meghan's Wedding Jewels




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When she arrived at St. George's Chapel in May, Meghan Markle was resplendent in both vintage and modern diamonds. Perched atop her veil was Queen Mary's Diamond Bandeau, a '30s sparkler that features a Victorian jewel, the County of Lincoln Brooch, in its center. The tiara had not been seen in public in more than half a century!


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With the tiara, Meghan wore a pair of diamond earrings from her collection: the Galanterie de Cartier earrings, which she had previously debuted a month earlier. (Read our post on the earrings here!)


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She also wore the diamond Reflection de Cartier bracelet on her right wrist.


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Meghan's wedding ring, per royal tradition, was made by Cleave and Company using a nugget of Welsh gold.


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For their evening wedding reception, the bride and groom changed into new outfits, and the new Duchess of Sussex also swapped out her jewels. She changed into the Reflection de Cartier earrings, which match the diamond bracelet she wore for the wedding ceremony, and the large emerald-cut aquamarine ring that belonged to her late mother-in-law, Diana, Princess of Wales. We've got much more on all of Meghan's bridal jewels, including lots of close-ups, in the links below!