J Crew Pearl and Crystal Earrings

On November 10, 2018, Kate wore these earrings to the Festival of Remembrance.

Photo credit: J. Crew
Photo credit: J. Crew

From the website: “Nothing could possibly make pearls more perfect….than crystals. Our designers combined two of our favorite things to create a pair of earrings that are as elegant as they are easy.”

These are made of brass, glass and plastic pearls. They are coated with light gold ox plating.

They consist of three pearls (one large and two small) arrange in an imprecise triangular shape, set among round and pear shaped glass crystals. The earrings are affixed to postbacks.

Here they are on Kate:

 

Queen Alexandra’s Wedding Necklace

On October 23, 2018, Kate debuted a historic piece for a state dinner at Buckingham Palace.

In 1862, Garrard received a commission from Queen Victoria’s son Edward, then Prince of Wales, for a wedding parure. It was a gift for his bride Alexandra.

It is a very elaborate and ostentatious piece, featuring 8 mabe pearls, three teardrop pearls, and ropes of white diamonds, some forming small half loops in the center.

Kate is not known for donning statement necklaces often, so it was a delightful surprise to see her wear this.

Here it is on Kate:

 

in2Design Baroque Pearl Earrings

On January 31, 2018, Kate wore these natural pearl and gold earrings in Sweden.

Photo credit: In2Design

These are natural, baroque pearls. They have that irregular, imperfect shape. Because natural pearls are unrefined, each one is unique and holds a different shape. They are drop pearls, dangling from a fish hook. These are set in yellow gold.

Here they are on Kate.

They cost $152 USD.

Cassandra Goad Cavolfiore Pearl Studs

On July 9, 2018, Kate debuted these pearl cluster earrings at Prince Louis’s christening ceremony.

Photo credit: Cassandra Goad

From the website: “Cavolfiore studs in 18ct yellow gold set with seven pearls set with diamonds. Inspired by the clusters of young flower stalks of the cauliflower (cavolfiore) in the market. From the Journey to Sicily.

Each earring measures approximately 20mm.”

The earrings feature small round white pearls arrange in a “burst” pattern: one pearl in the center surrounded by six additional pearls to form a flower-like design. The earrings are set in yellow gold.

Here they are on Kate:

These cost £4,360 or $5,514 USD.

Nigel Milne Three Strand Pearl and Diamond Bracelet

On July 20, 2017, Kate attended a reception in Berlin, Germany. She wore this bracelet that once belonged to Diana.

At first, some of us bloggers believed this was Kate’s years old bracelet. But close inspection revealed spacers on this one that her own bracelet lacks.

Diana famously wore this bracelet with her “Elvis” gown”.

08 Nov 1989, Kowloon, Hong Kong — File photo: Princess Diana (sheath dress and jacket embroidered with simulated pearls, known as the “Elvis” outfitby Catherine Walker) attends the opening ceremony for the new Hong Kong Cultural Centre in Kowloon. On the fifth anniversary of Princess Diana’s death her loss is mourned by many people among them the fashion designers whose creations she wore with great style. — Image by © Tim Graham/Corbis

 

The full story behind it can be found here.

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.

Here it is on Kate.

Oscar de la Renta Pearl Sun Star Button Earrings

On July 20, 2017, Kate brought out another pair of Oscar de la Renta earrings.

Photo credit: http://www.oscardelarenta.com/

 

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.

Here they are on Kate.

Photo credit: http://www.zimbio.com

These cost $175 USD.

Mabe Pearl Necklace

On March 17, 2017, Kate wore this mabe pearl necklace to a reception held at the British Embassy in Paris.

Photo credit: My Small Obsessions

Many of us suspected it could be the matching necklace to the Balenciaga earrings she also wore. If one looks at the border of the pearl setting, it lacks the crystals the Balenciaga earrings feature.

One of the more unique pieces Kate owns, this necklace features four large mabe pearls suspended in a somewhat asymmetrical pattern. One mabe pearl is centered on a metal chain (possibly white gold) and under this are two pearls on slim chains, the left chain considerably shorter than the right chain. The second pearl on the right side has one more pearl attached below it. The chain drop is shorter than the drop for the pearl above it. This gives it the aforementioned asymmetrical effect.

Here it is on Kate:

Pearl Drop and Diamond Stud Earrings

Kate first wore these earrings on the Royal Tour of Canada this year. She wore them again on her first solo overseas trip to The Netherlands.

These earrings are not unfamiliar to some of us. Anna of My Small Obsessions notes that both Queen Elizabeth II and Sophie, Countess of Wessex have worn them. Anna believes this pair belongs to the Queen and she loans them to other Royal women.

Update: The Telegraph has stated these were loaned to Kate by the Queen.

Photo credit: My Small Obsessions
Photo credit: My Small Obsessions

They are quite simple: a diamond stud on the earlobe and an egg shaped pear drop attached as a dangle. I have seen video of Kate wearing these earrings. The pearl moves freely so I can confirm that they are not stationary.

Here they are on Kate:

Photo credit: Anne Janssen
Photo credit: Anne Janssen

 

Oscar de la Renta Pearl Gold Disc Button Earrings

On October 14, 2016, Kate debuted these new button earrings.

Photo credit: www.zappos.com
Photo credit: http://www.zappos.com

From the website: “Gilded details nod to natural oysters and Art Deco discs in these show-stopping button earrings, accented with lustrous Swarovski crystal pearls in statement, sea-inspired design. Handcrafted in America from weightless gold-plated pewter, this simple silhouette incorporates just the right amount of elegance into any look.”

• 5/8” long x 5/8” wide
• Clip backs with comfort pads
• Pewter / crystal pearl / brass
• Nickel-free / lead-free / cadmium-free

I admit I didn’t quite catch the reference to pearls in oyster shells until I read the description. It’s a clever design consisting of a round pearl centered in a hammered metal setting.

The earring attaches to the lobe by a post. The base of the main component is slightly curved at the rim, echoing the natural curvature of an oyster shell.

Here they are on Kate:

Photo credit: www.popsugar.com
Photo credit: http://www.popsugar.com

This pair retails for $190