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.

Black & White Polka Dot Stretch Bracelet

While out clubbing in May 2007, Kate was seen wearing this costume jewelry bracelet.

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Photo credit: My Small Obsessions

 

The closeup shows us that this is a stretchy cuff-style bracelet that is divided into square sections. Each segment is connected to the others by stretch cords. The bracelet is primarily black with white polka dots arranged across it in a neat three row pattern, two dots per row. There are 6 white dots on each segment.

Here it is on Kate.

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In the first full shot photo, you can see that her earrings are the ones written about here. 

Queen Mary’s Diamond Bar Choker Bracelet

Kate borrowed this statement bracelet (worn on her right wrist) from Queen Elizabeth II for the October 2015 state banquet.

 

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Photo credit: https://hrhduchesskate.blogspot.co.uk/

 

This was originally a choker necklace worn by Queen Mary (Queen Elizabeth II’s grandmother).

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Photo credit: http://www.express.co.uk

Here is the closeup of the bracelet:

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Photo credit: Splash News

 

You can see that the design of the choker remains in the bracelet. It appears that the bars of diamonds have been placed closer together, but the linear pattern is mostly unchanged.

 

The Wedding Gift Bracelet

Kate has borrowed this bracelet more than once from Queen Elizabeth.

It was gifted to QEII from Prince Phillip when they were married in 1947.

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Photo credit: http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/

 

Prince Phillip dismantled his mother’s tiara (she was Princess Andrew of Greece and Denmark) and used the diamonds (set in platinum) to make a new bracelet. It certainly has a Grecian influence: the motif is primarily geometric and angular.

Queen Elizabeth II has worn it for portraits and other significant events.

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Photo credit: http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/

Kate has worn it twice (as far as we know).

To the state banquet in October 2015.

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Photo credit: http://www.instyle.co.uk

 

And to the December 2015 diplomatic reception.

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Metallic Silver Grid Cuff Bracelet

Kate was seen with this bracelet a couple of times.

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Here is the closeup:

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Photo credit: My Small Obsessions

 

It’s a cuff bracelet made of tiny squares of metallic chrome silver, It looks like it’s joined as one by an attachment (see the left photo) but I am unsure. I suspect this is a stretch bracelet.

At this time I am unable to locate the other photo I’ve seen with this bracelet. If anyone finds it, please send it to me.

Diamond and Emerald-Cut Emerald Bracelet

Widely believed to be part of a suite of jewels gifted to her when she got married, Kate debuted this stunning bracelet during the 2014 NYC trip.  She paired it with her ink-blue Jenny Packham gown at the St. Andrews gala.

 

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

 

The bracelet is made of two rows of diamonds (white and yellow) strapped to a center stone consisting of a large emerald set in a square-cut diamond setting. I am assuming this has a foldover clasp. This could be set in either white gold or platinum.

Here it is on Kate.

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I believe this is a wedding gift. It has a matching pair of earrings and it’s a very extravagant piece (Kate’s taste in jewelry is not extravagant). This has not been identified for a designer yet, but I have a feeling this could be from a Middle Eastern royal.  It reminds me a lot of what Princess Diana received when she got married in 1981. 

Deep Blue Stone Bracelet

Kate wore this bracelet to the 2006 Boodles Boxing Ball.

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

 

Here is the closeup:

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I’ve been trying to properly name this color. It looks like a stormy deep blue with tones of green.

But in this photo, it looks more teal.

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Credit: Goff/INFphoto.com Ref: kguk-42

 

The bracelet is made of capsule-shaped stones (possibly quartz) set in gold plated metal and linked by four gold metal beads on each side of each capsule. I am assuming this is a stretch bracelet.

Mouawad Ruby and Diamond Bracelet

Following up on the previous post, this is the matching bracelet to the necklace, also worn at the Sun Military Awards in 2011.

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Photo credit: Polaris Images

Here is the closeup:

19th December, 2011: Prince William and Catherine arrive at the Imperial War Museum for the Military Awars. Credit: Ken Goff Rota/GoffPhotos.com Ref: KGC-22
19th December, 2011: Prince William and Catherine arrive at the Imperial War Museum for the Military Awars.
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Echoing the design of the necklace, the bracelet is made of white gold and features two lines of small round diamonds encircling the wrist. In between the two lines are smaller lines of diamonds running perpendicular to them, creating “cells” for the rubies and diamonds to be set inside them. Small circles studded with diamonds and flower-shaped rubies with diamond centers alternate between each cell, creating a diamond circle/ruby flower/diamond circle motif. I believe this has a fluid link (fold over clasp).

This is believed to be a part of a set Kate received when she married William.

Butler and Wilson Daisy Bracelet

UPDATE: This bracelet is from Butler and Wilson.

This bracelet made an appearance in September 2009, when Kate hosted a table at a charity auction in London.

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Photo credit: Alan Davidson/Rex Pictures

 

Here is the closeup:

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This appears to be a six point star daisy flower bracelet with sparkling clear rhinestones or cubic zirconias studded all over the stars. It closes with a spring or lobster clasp on an adjustable chain. I believe this is costume jewelry.

I will try to locate a bracelet that could replicate this one. If anyone finds one, please contact me.

Thanks to My Small Obsessions for the ID. This is the Butler and Wilson Daisy bracelet.

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Photo credit: My Small Obsessions

 

Round Halo Cluster Diamond Bracelet

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.

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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:

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She wore this bracelet on many, many occasions. Listed below are a few notable ones:

Premiere of Warhorse in London in January 2012.

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Photo credit: http://nickverrreos.blogspot.com/

In Singapore in September 2012.

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Tusk Conservation Awards in September 2013.

Kate, The Duchess of Cambridge arriving at the Tusk Ball, London.
Kate, The Duchess of Cambridge arriving at the Tusk Ball, London.

Sportsball Gala in November 2013

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Photo credit: Splash News

 

If you have a favorite look featuring this bracelet, tell me about it below.