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:

 

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Mabe Pearl Cocktail Ring

On March 17, 2017 Kate wore this pearl cocktail ring.

Photo credit: My Small Obsessions

Anna of MSO notes that the ring (unlike the necklace she wore to accompany this ring) has the same circle of rhinestones around the perimeter of the pearl. We are still uncertain of its origins or maker.

Here it is on Kate:

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: