These glittery smoky quartz center stone earrings made an appearance at the 100 Women in Hedge Funds (October 2011).
Here is the most recent close up.
They are quite large pendants. They look to be a large oval or round smoky quartz set in a large gold setting. The surface of the gold setting and the earring post is textured and stony in appearance.
I believe (as do others) that this is most likely costume jewelry.
The better close up gives us a more accurate view of these earrings. They appear to be morganite gemstones set in yellow gold, and clustered around the morganite are what appears to be white diamonds and possibly yellow diamonds.
I no longer believe these to be costume jewelry. I think they could be a wedding gift, possibly from a Middle Eastern royal. The extravagance of them and ostentatious design is more common among Middle Eastern jewelers.
Here they are on Kate. She is wearing a beautiful Beulah dress.
I would be delighted to see her in some of these trinkets I’ve chosen.
Mappin & Webb Pink Freshwater Pearl Earrings- £150
This would be the perfect fit: we know how much the Duchess loves pearls, and pearl studs would be a terrific way for her to ease pink tones into her jewelry collection. They’re tiny enough to not deluge her conservative outfits but still remain whimsical and cute.
Tiffany and Co. Elsa Peretti Cross Pendant in 18k Rose Gold- $800
We already know that Kate isn’t opposed to wearing crosses. This cross necklace features an unconventional reimaging of the Christian symbol. The arms of the cross are slightly plump, almost in a cartoonish way. It’s unadorned and at 12mm, quite discreet.
Tiffany and Co. Paloma Picasso Olive Leaf Pendant- $1,050
This is a little more intricate than Kate is used to, but I still see it working for her. It’s a beautiful blush rose gold pendant shaped to resemble a cluster of olive leaves. It works with Kate’s love of nature themed jewelry and underscores her affinity for the outdoors.
Tiffany and Co. Atlas Pierced Pendant in 18k Rose Gold- $800
Kate has some experience with sailing, so why not incorporate that pastime into her jewelry? This minimal and sparkling pendant features Roman numerals and four small white diamonds. It would even work with something other than a pink outfit because it’s so small and understated.
Boodles London Blossom Rose Gold Diamond Stud Earrings-£1,200
Kate twice attended the Boodles Boxing Ball: in 2006 and 2008. I think it would be appropriate for her to wear something from this well-established British brand (it was founded in 1798). These winsome studs would look so pretty on Kate. They’re set with white diamonds and made of 18k rose gold. I can see her alternating these with the Kiki morganite drops, and they would look excellent with her hair pulled up or back.
If you can think of a pink jewelry item Kate would look nice in, show it to me in the comments below.
“The necklace is made of solid sterling silver gold plated with 18ct yellow gold. The acorn is around 9x8mm.
This necklace comes in three different lengths – 35, 41 and 46cm but as with all KristinM jewellery this can be altered at your request.
Also available in white or rose gold.”
The pendant is a yellow gold plated acorn with a very detailed and sculpted image, made to closely resemble an actual acorn. It hangs from a long chain. I think the chain is about 20 inches or more because it falls lower on her chest than an 18 inch chain would.
Kate also wear a box chain with this necklace.
Some are speculating the chain could be from Links of London. I am not sure, but if it is I would think Kate would wear it more often. It may just be a silver chain owned since before her marriage.
Queen Elizabeth II loaned this brooch to Kate for the North American tour in 2011. The maple leaf is a Canadian icon, it’s image imprinted on the Canadian flag.
The brooch is a very detailed replica of a single maple leaf. It has what looks like 7 full leaves and a slim stem. I think this is made of either white gold or platinum (most likely white gold) and it is encrusted with white diamonds.
Kate wore it three times in Canada:
For Canada Day.
The Concert at Parliament Hall.
At Rotary Challenger Park.
According to Diana’s Jewels, this brooch was worn by the Queen Mother, Queen Elizabeth II, the Duchess of Cornwall and Kate. It was first given to the Queen Mother by her husband, King George VI, in 1939 (thanks to The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor). It was then passed onto her daughter, who now loans it out to her daughter-in-law and granddaughter-in-law.
We saw this necklace once at the children’s play in Kensington Gardens (June 2012).
It’s a chain bib-type necklace made of silver, black beads and what appears to be crystal beads. It drapes down in a small bib whose longest point reaches the sternum. The collar of the necklace consists of sparkling black beads along the length of the chain.
Here it is on Kate.
I believe this is costume jewelry. I haven’t been able to find other photos of this necklace, so I wonder if this was purchased after her wedding.