See Meghan Markle's Gorgeous Wedding Jewelry Up Close

And how it compares to her sister-in-law Kate Middleton's.

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Perhaps more beautiful than Meghan Markle's wedding dress (opens in new tab) is the jewelry she chose to accessorize it with. Meghan wore a simple but classic pair of Cartier earrings. The silver jewelry was a departure from her preference for gold stacked rings (opens in new tab). But just like we predicted, Meghan's wedding ring (opens in new tab) was fashioned from a piece of Welsh gold, gifted by The Queen.

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There's a good reason for the minimalist choice in jewels, however, and that was to let her wedding tiara (opens in new tab) shine. According to a statement released by Kensington Palace (opens in new tab) via Twitter, Meghan wore The Queen Mary Tiara. The diamond and platinum accessory was made in 1932 and the center was set with a detachable brooch of ten brilliant diamonds.

On Kate Middleton's wedding day in 2011, Kate wore the Cartier Halo tiara (opens in new tab) passed down from Queen Elizabeth II along with $20,000 custom-made Robinson Pelham diamond earrings (opens in new tab).

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Like Middleton, Princess Diana didn't wear a necklace or bracelet either on her wedding day in 1981. Meghan also followed suit as a necklace would have distracted from her boatneck style Givenchy wedding gown.

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Follow along here (opens in new tab) as we report on the royal wedding in real-time—from the dress to the tiara to Harry and Meghan's most adorable moments.

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