Kate is known to be very fond of citrine. Today I will be talking about this gemstone.
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).
She wore it to the “Time to Reflect” book launch in November 2007.
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.
It’s hard to see, but here is a close up:
Kate also wore this during a trip to a nightclub. She wore it over a sparkly black minidress.
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”.
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:
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.