Elongated Champagne Gold Pave Earrings

Kate wore these just once to the BOA Olympic Concert on May 11, 2012.

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Here is the closeup:

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These are elongated, teardrop-shaped pave encrusted earrings. The front of the earrings is covered in pave stones. The back is not.

The editor at Diana’s Jewels believes that these are costume jewelry pieces, and I agree.

The appearance of the back, the ear stopper and the closed post setting all indicate that this is not fine jewelry she is wearing.

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I don’t know where Kate got her pair, but I found a similar looking pair from Debenham’s.

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They’re made by Julien MacDonald and their official name is Gold Pave Crystal Teardrop Earrings. On Polyvore, they’re $25.

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Gold Doorknocker Earrings

It’s interesting to come across this pair of earrings on Kate, because the style reminds me of earrings Princess Diana liked to wear during the early 1990s. 

These are somewhat of a departure from the chandelier style Kate favored when she was in her early and mid-twenties.

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Here is a closeup:

kate gold doorknocker

 

The earrings appears to be in a “doorknocker” style. It’s a twisted gold hoop which comes up into a gold ball post.

Kate seemed to favor these earrings for nights out at clubs and bars.

She wore them to Mamilanji’s in London (2007).

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Heading to Mahiki nightclub in 2007.

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Blabbing About Baubles: Citrine

Kate is known to be very fond of citrine. Today I will be talking about this gemstone.

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The name “citrine” derives from the word “citrus”. The lemon yellow color citrine can be prompted its name. Citrine is heat treated quartz. It is sometimes pushed into the same category as topaz (they are both the birthstone for November), but it doesn’t have much in common with topaz (which is a higher quality gem).

Citrine has a hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale. As shown in the photo above, citrine can come in various shades: pale yellow to deep honey to dark amber.

Yellow quartz is rare in nature, but it can be found (it has been found in Spain, Arran, France and Hungary).

Kate’s citrine jewelry:

Kiki McDonough Kiki Classic Citrine Pear Drop Earrings

Kiki McDonough Citrine Cushion Drop Earrings

Kiki McDonough Eden Diamond Flower and Citrine Drop Earrings

Champagne Ball Drop Earrings

Kate wore these earrings to the National Portrait Gallery in 2012.

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She might have chosen these because they complemented but didn’t clash with her Cartier Trinity necklace.

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A crystal stud is attached to a pave studded ball. It looks like it’s set in yellow gold. It appears to be costume jewelry.

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Ayvee received notice from a reader of Tatiana’s Delights that these earrings might be from Jon Richard.

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Black & White Cut-Out Necklace

Kate wore this long necklace a few times in 2007.

She wore it to the “Time to Reflect” book launch in November 2007.

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The necklace features black and white (plastic?) pieces in round and square shapes. It also features cut-out circles and large “links”. At the bottom of the necklace is a large metal pendant. I estimate this necklace to be about 20-25 inches long, because it falls just at Kate’s midsection.

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It’s hard to see, but here is a close up:

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Kate also wore this during a trip to a nightclub. She wore it over a sparkly black minidress.

You can better see the metal pendant here.

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Sapphire and Diamond Earrings

Shortly after she became engaged to William, Kate started wearing these sapphire and diamond earrings.

They sort of remind me of daisies. The way the diamonds cluster around the sapphire is reminiscent of a daisy flower. From what I have learned, this design is called a “halo setting”.

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Many people believe (and I also believe this). that these earrings once belonged to Princess Diana. She wore them as stud earrings. They were reset with a diamond post so Kate could wear them as drop earrings (which is more her style).

Take a look at them side by side:

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And here:

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I definitely think these are the pair Kate was given. The most obvious reason these were chosen is because they go with her engagement ring.

A single sapphire cabachon set in what might be gold is surrounded by ten small diamonds. On Kate, there is one diamond attached to a post so that she might wear them as drop earrings.

Kate wears these quite frequently. They are her go-to pair of earrings whenever she wears a blue outfit.

ANZAC Day in Australia.

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At the Royal Maritime Museum.

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In Santa Barbara, California.

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At EACH Children’s Hospice.

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A Round-Up: Kate’s Collection of Kiki McDonough Earrings

I’ve catalogued all of Kate’s Kiki McDonough earrings (the ones she owns so far).

Which ones are your favorites?

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