The cost of Meghan Markle's wedding day jewelry will blow your mind

Meghan Markle's wedding day jewelry was worth a staggering amount

Meghan Markle's wedding day jewelry
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Today marks four years since the Duke and Duchess of Sussex tied the knot at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, with Meghan Markle leaving the world in awe with her bridal gown and accessories.

While it was Meghan's wedding dress, designed by Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy and costing £120,000, that had most fashion fanatics around the globe talking when she arrived at the steps of the chapel, there were so many other details that made the bridal look so incredible. 

In fact, the entirety of Meghan's elegant wedding day ensemble was worth a whopping £2,493,325, with her jewels racking up the majority of the cost. 

Meghan Markle's wedding day jewelry

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Meghan's bandeau tiara, worn by Queen Mary and loaned to her by Her Majesty the Queen, is worth an eye-watering £2,000,000.

"Meghan's tiara was no doubt the most valuable item she wore on her wedding day. It belonged to Queen Mary, who was married to King George V and is Queen Elizabeth’s grandmother," Maxwell Stone, jewelry expert for Steven Stone, explains. 

Meghan Markle's wedding day jewelry

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"The centre stone featured in the tiara is actually a brooch, comprised of 10 diamonds and which Mary of Teck received as a wedding gift from the County of Lincoln in 1893. In 1932, the diamond and platinum bandeau tiara was specifically made to accommodate the brooch."

For Meghan's 'something blue', she opted for Princess Diana's stunning aquamarine ring worth an estimated £85,000 for her and Harry's evening reception, during which she put on her £3,500 Stella McCartney evening dress. 

Meghan Markle's wedding day jewelry

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"Aquamarine is one of the most visually beautiful gemstones. With an enchanting pale blue colour, the ring was a perfect addition to Meghan’s wedding day outfit," Maxwell adds. 

“Now having been passed down to Meghan Markle from Harry, it’s interesting to know that aquamarine’s are often associated with tranquility, serenity, clarity, and harmony. As the first of the spring birthstones, the sea blue crystal represents transformation and rebirth. It embodies youthful vitality, purity, loyalty, hope, and truth."

Meghan Markle's wedding day jewelry

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Meghan Markle's wedding day jewelry, of course, also included her engagement ring from Prince Harry, worth £120,000, her £10,000 wedding band, her £150,000 Cartier bracelet, and £3,500 Cartier stud earrings. 

Caitlin Elliott
News Editor

Caitlin is News Editor for woman&home, covering all things royal, celeb, fashion, beauty and lifestyle. Caitlin started on local papers and titles such as Cosmopolitan, Now, Reveal and Take a Break while studying for her Multimedia Journalism degree. She also worked in Fashion PR as a Press Assistant for Arcadia's Topshop before becoming a part of the Now team. Caitlin went on to add the likes of Woman, GoodtoKnow, WhatToWatch and woman&home to her writing repertoire before moving on to her current role.