On October 14, 2019, Kate debuted these affordable beaded earrings in Pakistan.
Almost a seed-like appearance of these beads form a circular, donut-shaped post. A teardrop shaped pendant is suspended below it, featuring two parallel rows of white beads and crystals. One row of small turquoise beads is nestled in the center of the pendant, creating a final third row. This is plated in antique gold.
On July 19, 2017, Kate wore these red crystal bead earrings to a party in Germany.
From the website: “Simone Rocha’s red beaded drop earrings are a fresh, elegant way to wear colour. This Italian-made pair echoes prints seen in the AW17 runway collection and features tiers of faceted flowers that decrease in size as they fall from the lobe. Fasten them at the gold-tone metal post backs, styling them as a graceful complement to this season’s off-the-shoulder necklines.”
Tiny clusters of red beaded flowers climb down and form the length of the earring. A distinct red beaded flowers is centered as the post, attaching the earring to the earlobe.
I thought I didn’t have a shot at owning the same earrings Kate wore several times during her time in India, but then the wonderful Marianna of Books, Birkins and Beauty told me that her local Accessorize store still had a few pairs left. She shipped a pair of these golden beauties to me, and now my dream has been fulfilled! Thank you, Marianna! ❤
The earrings arrived in a pretty floral paper sack. Inside the sack was a small, pink tissue paper-enclosed parcel. The wrapping of Accessorize jewelry must vary from store to store because my own shopping trips to brick and mortar stores have resulted in packages wrapped with only pink tissue paper, not an additional layer of paper.
Here are the earrings:
They are very light and dangle easily. They look rather large on Kate, but in reality they are more modest in size. I really love them. They are delicate-looking and the gold sparkles so nicely. Even though they are costume jewelry they don’t look so cheap. The beads between the coins and the pendant are a soft cream shade. The bead connecting the hook to the pendant is more of a pale peach color.
The back of the earrings are flatter (the front of the filigree pendants look raised) and the small coins are completely smooth.
When I wear them, I can barely feel them. They are not at all as heavy as they appear to be in photos.
I think the drop of them makes them appear to be larger than they actually are.
I count five strands of beads wrapped around her wrist. The beads are in various sizes, with the larger beads arranged in the middle. The smaller beads lead away from the center and continue around her wrist.
Surprisingly, I have not been able to find a similar-looking bracelet. If I do find one (or if someone who reads this finds one), I will update.