Silver Jigsaw Earrings

Kate was spotted wearing these earrings from Jigsaw when she was working for them in 2007.

Photo credit: Splash News
Photo credit: Splash News

 

Here is the closeup:

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The earring appears to be a round silver disc flanked by two silver beads. It’s attached to a silver hoop which is then attached to a silver hook.

I haven’t found any information confirming that these are really Jigsaw’s earrings. I have a sneaking suspicion that these might be Claudia Bradby earrings instead. The design and style of them (clunky and consisting of several components strung together) is more like Claudia Bradby’s signature style.

I will email Claudia Bradby and ask if these are their earrings.

Update: Through Anna of My Small Obsessions, I have found out that Claudia Bradby did admit these were not her earrings. She said they do look very similar to some of her past collections, but they are definitely not hers.

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Kenneth Jay Lane The Duchess Clover Earrings

Kate debuted these gorgeous statement earrings in December 2014 during a short trip to NYC.

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

 

The original name for these was Silvertone Crystal Earrings. It looks like they have been renamed The Duchess Clover earrings.

According to KJL, these are set in rhodium plated brass and are 12 cttw. Those are cubic zirconias on the 2.75 inch earrings.

The earrings have a main pendant which is designed to look like a four leaf clover. The spaces between the “leaves” are filled in with a single cubic zirconia stud. Two tiny crystals connect a CZ stud (which acts as the post) to the rest of the earring. At the bottom, two similarly small crystals align downward and connect to a baguette shaped crystal, which in turn is connected to a small triangle-shaped, CZ encrusted ornament. The triangle-shaped ornament finishes off the earring. There is a baguette shaped crystal inside the triangle.

Here they are on Kate. She wore them to a private dinner engagement in NYC.

Prince William and Kate Middleton, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, go to dinner in Gramercy Park in NYC Pictured: Prince William and Kate Middleton, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Ref: SPL907450 071214 Picture by: Jackson Lee Splash News and Pictures Los Angeles:310-821-2666 New York: 212-619-2666 London: 870-934-2666 photodesk@splashnews.com
Prince William and Kate Middleton, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, go to dinner in Gramercy Park in NYC
Picture by: Jackson Lee

 

The cost of these earrings is $175 USD.

Long Golden Spiked Hoop Earrings

Kate wore these statement earrings back in 2009 to the film premiere of “Tenacity on the Tasman”.

Photo credit: Matrix Photos
Photo credit: Matrix Photos

 

Photo credit: Matrix Photos
Photo credit: Matrix Photos

Here is the closeup:

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They appear to be a gold hoop connected to a chain (or solid gold bar) which is attached to a smaller gold hoop connected to a hook. There are a series of thin gold bars dangling from the second, larger hoop. They look like spikes when she moves her head. It looks like the outer bars are smaller, and increase in length from the outside to the inside.

I believe these are fashion/costume jewelry earrings.

She also wore these earrings during a night out with William the same year.

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

 

 

Blabbing About Baubles: White Topaz

Today we’ll be taking a closer look at white topaz.

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

 

Topaz is the silicate mineral of aluminum and fluoride. It’s crystals tend to be prismatic crystals (formed as multi-faced crystals) with pyramidal faces (formed as triangular crystals) and other faces.

Pure topaz is colorless (clear). Topaz that contains impurities have some hue to them. They can be red, white, yellow, blue-brown, gold, reddish-orange or reddish-yellow.

Orange topaz sometimes gets confused with citrine. I speak about this a little in my post about citrine. 

Topaz can be heat treated to reach a desired hue. Depending on the natural color of the stone, it can be heat treated to create pink topaz, blue topaz, and other shades. For example, pink topaz (which is rare), can be created from brown or pale topazes.

I didn’t know this until I looked it up, but it seems like some people purchase white topaz engagement rings instead of diamond engagement rings. You can read about it here.

Kate’s white topaz jewelry:

Kiki McDonough Grace White Topaz Stud Earrings

Links of London Hope Egg Earrings

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.

Photo credit: Polaris Images
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.
Credit: Ken Goff Rota/GoffPhotos.com Ref: KGC-22

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.

Mouawad Ruby and Diamond Necklace

We have seen this necklace at the Sun Military Awards in December 2011.

Photo credit: Polaris Images
Photo credit: Splash News

 

Here is the closeup:

Photo credi: www.newyorkgirlstyle.com
Photo credi: http://www.newyorkgirlstyle.com

 

It is widely believed that this (along with the matching bracelet) were wedding gifts.

The necklace is made of a connecting chain of small diamond circles running around the neckline. Suspended on each circle is a short straight line of white gold studded with diamonds. In between the circles are longer lines of diamonds. The lines alternate between short and long lengths to give it a unique pattern. At the very tip of each line is a flower-shaped ruby with a diamond center. I believe the whole necklace is set in white gold.

Given the design and weight of this necklace, I believe it has a fold-over, snap-shut clasp in the back. A necklace like this would need a sturdy clasp, and a lobster clasp would not seem strong enough to hold it in place.

My Small Obsessions received notice that this necklace and bracelet is worn by others, but in sapphires and not rubies. The photo I linked here shows the necklace and bracelet on Samira Said. I’m not sure if Kate’s was customized to have rubies (instead of sapphires), but I know that her necklace is not custom made in terms of design, because Samira owns the same necklace with different stones.

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.

Photo credit: Alan Davidson/Rex Pictures
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.

Photo credit: My Small Obsessions
Photo credit: My Small Obsessions