At first I thought I missed my chance to own these earrings, (they were sold out everywhere) but a friendly and kind Instagram replikater posted a photo of her earrings and stated she wasn’t sure she would keep them. Taking the initiative, I contacted her and asked if she would sell her earrings to me instead of returning them to the retailer.
Taking the initiative pays off sometimes. 🙂
They were sent to me in their Neiman Marcus box, very well wrapped. Inside the box was an OdlR pouch. The earrings were enclosed in a bubble wrapped plastic bag.
The earrings fastened on with a post and a metal earring back. I wore them for hours and felt virtually no discomfort. When I first put them on, they felt substantially weighty but not unbearably hefty.
Here they are on me.
They appear somewhat large at first, but as the day progressed they started to look more appealing and attractive on my ears.
These are fun to wear if you’re a fan of Princess Diana’s jewelry style. They look best when the hair is pulled away from the face.
On July 12, 2017, Kate wore to the state banquet for King Felipe a stunning statement necklace that has a long and fascinating history.
The Hon. Mrs. Ronald Greville purchased this necklace from Boucheron in 1907. When she died, she left her magnificent and vast jewelry collection to the royal family. This necklace was one of the items sent to them.
Upon Queen Elizabeth II’s marriage to Prince Phillip (at the time, she was Princess Elizabeth) her parents gave her this necklace as a wedding gift.
The Queen wore this necklace up until the 1980s, and in the following years it would lay in the vault until Kate brought it back into the public’s eye.
The necklace is of course, a statement piece. Numerous white diamonds are set into the frame to create floral clusters. Interpersed among the diamonds are ruby stones.
Two “spines” of diamond rows line the exterior and interior of the necklace to frame the floral clusters and create an established structure to guide the design. A large diamond pendant drop is affixed to the base of the entire piece.
We can see that the prongs are set in yellow gold, but the band itself is made of a different metal, possibly white gold but I am not sure.
The stone is most likely ruby, but other possibilities exist.
The bracelet is made of three strands of white pearls, and at least six diamond halo spacers. From what is visible in the photo there are at least two rows of diamond spacers on the bracelet, three spacers on each row.
On July 20, 2017, Kate brought out another pair of Oscar de la Renta earrings.
From the website: “Make a subtle statement in our wear-with-everything button earrings. Crafted with striking gold-plated sun stars, this darling pair is set with lustrous Japanese resin pearls. They’re the perfect pairing to everything from classic knits to trendy dresses.”
These earrings are made of pewter, resin pearls, brass and steel.
They feature a center pearl surrounded by yellow gold plated spikes and small spokes, encircling the center pearl and created a sunray effect.