This Is What Meghan Markle's First Engagement Ring Looked Like

Her ex-husband went a totally different route than Prince Harry.

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When , he pulled out all the stops. The royal designed with three stones that had a significant meaning to them both. The center cushion-cut diamond came from Botswana, a favorite destination, and the two round-cut diamonds on either side once belonged to Princess Diana.

The unique pairing of cushion-cut and round diamonds is already , but it's not the first engagement ring Meghan's ever received.

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Meghan Markle displays the cushion-cut engagement ring Prince Harry gave her to photographers.

The former Suits actress once wore another diamond during her first marriage to producer . The couple, who dated for six years and stayed married for two, tied the knot on September 10, 2011, after getting engaged the previous year.

Engelson popped the question with a classic ring that appears to have a princess-cut diamond solitaire set on two, thin pavé bands.

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Meghan Markle wore the ring to a Beverly Hills event in October 2011.

Based on past photos, Meghan chose a slightly thicker pavé ring for the wedding ceremony, wearing some serious bling on her left hand.

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Meghan Markle stacked her engagement ring with thin diamond bands for the ELLE Women in Television Celebration on January 24, 2013, months before her divorce.

For her second marriage, Meghan will likely wear a gold wedding ring instead. Four generations of royals — including the Queen Mother, the Queen, Diana, Princess of Wales, and the Duchess of Cambridge — have worn wedding bands with metal from the same Welsh gold mine. This particular mining operation later this year — just in time for the next .

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