The sibling to Kate’s well-used diamond earrings, this bracelet is also believed to be a wedding gift. It matches her diamond earrings in design and style.
The bracelet consists of several halo-set diamonds in a single line, wrapped around the wrist. Echoing the matching earrings, there is a baguette shaped diamond piece in between each halo-set diamond. There are two thin rows made of small round diamonds flanking the row of halo-set diamonds, create a frame for them. My best guess is that this is set in white gold.
I’m not sure how this clasps, but expensive bracelets like these tend to have a snap-shut/fold-over closure, and not a lobster clasp.
You can see how sparkly and magnificent the bracelet is here:
She wore this bracelet on many, many occasions. Listed below are a few notable ones:
Premiere of Warhorse in London in January 2012.
In Singapore in September 2012.
Tusk Conservation Awards in September 2013.
Sportsball Gala in November 2013
If you have a favorite look featuring this bracelet, tell me about it below.
Kate wore these long and large earrings to Boujis nightclub in 2007.
Here is the closeup:
It looks like a series of small. overlapping circular golden metal pieces arranged in a drop-down chandelier style. There is a gap between the earring and the hook which appears to be substantial. I would fathom a guess that these are costume jewelry.
I don’t know the maker of Kate’s earrings. I did find a similar looking pair on Belk. They are Erica Lyons Gold Coin Kite Chandelier Pierced Earrings.
For this edition of Choice Selections for Kate, I will be focusing solely on diamond earrings.
Kate relies on her trusty Round Diamond and Baguette Diamond earrings quite a bit. She has also borrowed Queen Elizabeth II’s diamond chandelier earrings when she needed more glamorous jewelry to wear. While these are both lovely earrings, I would like to see her in a different pair of diamond earrings for a change.
Here are a few I think would look amazing on her and would work across different ensembles and occasions.
Stephen Webster Stargazer Small Earrings in White Gold and White Diamonds-Price on Request
I love much of Stephen Webster’s work: it’s elegant, striking and very contemporary. You won’t find much filigree or traditional design here. Stephen uses unconventional inspirations for his collections, such as the Seven Deadly Sins and the Zodiac Signs. These white gold and diamond earrings, with their sharp points and austere design, would be a nice alternative to a generic diamond chandelier earring.
Kiki McDonough Lauren White Gold Pave Diamond Leaf Earrings- £2,200
These would be so adorable for everyday functions and engagements. They’re made of white gold and are designed to look like leaves. I can see these easily replacing her round diamond and baguette diamond earrings.
Kiki McDonough Aurora White Gold and Diamond Drop Earrings- £4,200
These 18ct white gold and diamond earrings are from the Aurora collection. I like their intricate floral-like design and their similar-appearing post. The designs are complex and still elegant, so Kate could wear these to a red carpet event and not be out of place.
Even though these are called flower motif earrings, I still see them as reassembled teardrop designs. The motif reminds me of earrings Kate wore when she was in her mid 20s.
Kiki McDonough Diamond Lattice Drop Earrings- £5,500
I hesitated to include these because I wasn’t sure if I loved them. I decided to throw them into this post because they would still be nice for Kate. The round drop is an interesting alternative to the standard long dangle I see on most diamond chandelier earrings.
Asprey Savoy Knot Diamond Earrings- £8,750
These would be a great addition to Kate’s wardrobe. They’re small enough for regular events, and the design is in sync with Kate’s simple tastes in jewelry. It’s one knot formed by a single strand of diamonds on white gold which twists around and comes back up.
Garrard Albermarle Diamond Chandelier Earrings-Price on Request
It was difficult to pull up information on these earrings because Garrard Jewellers tends to be rather quiet on their creations and prices. What I do know is that these were created as a part of the Albermarle collection in 2014. If Kate wanted to go in a more traditional direction, these chandelier earrings would be perfect for her.
What do you think of my selections? What would you choose for Kate to wear?
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From the website: “The original Kate Middleton earring. These Athena drop stud earrings were worn by The Duchess on numerous occasions and come in a variety of colours and sizes. Total height 2.4cm. Disc size 8mm with 24kt gold finish. Stone dimension appx 6mm x 11mm. Available in a variety of gemstone colours.”
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Fashionistas and royal watchers all over the world were stunned when Kate appeared at the London premiere of “Mandela” wearing a $35 Zara necklace with her custom made Roland Mouret gown.
Kate could have chosen a very expensive diamond necklace to wear to this event. Instead, she went the opposite direction and selected a necklace that the average person could access (both financially and physically, as this was available in Zara stores for a time).
The necklace features a bib style with five rows of sparkly crystal beads which appear to be white or clear. The first two inner rows consist of small beads which look to be the same size on both rows. The next two rows consist of slightly larger beads. The final row consists of the largest beads on the necklace. The beads appear to be set in a metal frame, and not strung on wires. From photos I have seen, there is a lobster clasp in the back, on an adjustable chain.
Here is a look at her complete outfit.
This is available on Ebay from some sellers. There are also decent replicas being made and sold online.
The original Zara necklace cost £19.99 or $35 USD.
Kate wore this bracelet to the wedding of Rose Windsor and George Gilman in 2008.
Here is the closeup:
The bracelet appears to be made of cultured freshwater pearls arrange in a linear fashion and extending for three rows. There is a metal bar connector on at least one side of it.
She also wore it to the Order of the Garter in 2008.
These are the only two photos I can find which feature this bracelet. I’m a little surprised she doesn’t wear it nowadays. It’s one of her Pre-Engagement pieces which would meet royal standards for appropriate jewelry.