This means it’s unlikely they were a wedding gift from the groom or another member of the royal family.
The earrings could count as her something old on the big day, and they certainly add sentimental value, as Cartier is a brand that is closely linked to the royal family. Kate Middleton wore a Cartier tiara on her wedding day, and Princess Diana’s favourite timepiece was the Cartier Tank watch, which Meghan Markle also owns.
The Duchess had in fact purchased it as a gift to herself to celebrate her success as an actress on Suits.
Another reason her jewellery choice was poignant is that she is not the first royal to debut her wedding day jewellery before the big day.
Princess Margaret broke all the rules by not only buying her own wedding day tiara at an auction (instead of borrowing one from the royal family collection), but she also wore it before the big day.
Who doesn’t love a royal maverick?
This article originally appeared on Marie Claire U.K.