Reader’s Choice Selections for Kate Contest Submissions

Hi friends!

I want to do a special version of Choice Selections for Kate. I want YOU to help me select some jewelry pieces you think Kate will look great in.

After all the submissions are in, I will choose five (5) selections and post them so that the public can choose their favorite. The one with the most votes will be the winner!

And this is what the winner receives.

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It’s a repliKate of the Asprey Woodland Charms necklace!

How to enter:

  1. Like the Facebook page Kate Middleton’s Jewelry
  2. Comment on this blog post with a link to a jewelry piece you think Kate should wear. It should be a piece that falls in line with her style. It can be fine or costume jewelry. For inspiration, check here for past Choice Selections for Kate posts.

The submissions will close on Sunday, January 10, 2016.

Good luck! 😀

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Sparkly White Gemstone Two Drop Earrings

Just around the engagement period/early marriage. Kate wore these formal-event earrings a few times.

In May 2012.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge talks to Prince Harry before a reception in the Waterloo Chamber, before her Sovereign Monarchs Jubilee lunch at Windsor Castle.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge talks to Prince Harry before a reception in the Waterloo Chamber, before her Sovereign Monarchs Jubilee lunch at Windsor Castle.

 

At the wedding of Sarah Louise Stourton and Harry Aubrey-Fletcher in January 2011.

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

 

At the wedding of  Rosie Bradford and Harry Meade in October 2010.

Photo credit: www.dianasjewels.net
Photo credit: http://www.dianasjewels.net

 

Here is the closeup:

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge talks to Prince Harry before a reception in the Waterloo Chamber, before her Sovereign Monarchs Jubilee lunch at Windsor Castle.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge talks to Prince Harry before a reception in the Waterloo Chamber, before her Sovereign Monarchs Jubilee lunch at Windsor Castle.

 

It appears to be a halo-type drop earring. There is a large gemstone surrounded by smaller stones. The post is a stud that attaches to the earlobe. There is a small stone fixed between the post and the drop, giving it a slightly longer appearance.

There is speculation among the Kate’s fashion community about whether these are real diamonds or cubic zirconias. I personally think they are cubic zirconias. I believe Kate would wear these more often if they were made of real diamonds. It doesn’t make sense for her to put these away if they are fine jewelry. She mostly wears fine jewelry now. Also, from what I have seen in photos so far, these don’t sparkle the same way diamonds sparkle.

 

RepliKate for Kiki McDonough Grace White Topaz and Diamond Stud Earrings

While at Francesca’s, I also spotted a very good substitute for Kate’s well-used Grace studs.

Here are the Kiki McDonough Grace studs.

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

And here are the Francesca’s repliKates.

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They are made of sterling silver and cubic zirconia.

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The differences are:

-The Grace studs look larger than these.
-The materials are sterling silver and CZ, not white gold, diamonds and white topaz
-The center stone is less faceted on the Grace studs. The halo of diamonds on the Grace studs is thinner than the ones on my repliKates.

These cost $20 USD.

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RepliKate for Mappin & Webb Empress White Gold and Diamond Drop Earrings

I was in a Francesca’s store recently just browsing, and I saw something that made my heart leap.

It was these earrings, the pendants almost-exact duplicates for Kate’s Mappin & Webb earrings. 

Here are the Mappin & Webb earrings:

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

 

Here are the Francesca’s version.

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These are silver plated and made with cubic zirconias. The differences are:

-Absence of a leverback clasp (they are fitted with a French hook).
-The M&W earrings are 15x30mm. The Francesca earrings are just a little bigger than 10mm. Therefore they are considerably smaller than Kate’s earrings.
-The center motif is similar, but not exactly the same. The Francesca earrings feature an equal armed cross in the center, while the M&W version feature a cluster of diamonds in the center of four spade-shaped holes. Despite these difference, at a distant it looks very similar to M&W’s earrings.

If you did wish to own these as a decent repliKate, you could take them to a jeweler and ask that they switch out the French hook for a longer leverback clasp.

These cost $12 USD.

Emerald and Diamond Halo Earrings

Before she acquired her more muted green earrings, the Kiki McDonough Green Amethyst and Diamond Oval Drop Earrings, Kate wore these bright emerald halo earrings.

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Photo credit: http://www.hrhduchesskate.blogspot.com

 

They are quite similar to her Sapphire and Diamond Earrings in terms of design.

The center stone is a bright round emerald. Surrounding the emerald are 10 small round white diamonds, forming a halo setting. A single round diamond set in gold acts as the earring’s post. My best guess is these are set in white gold.

She wore them in November 2012 to the National History Museum Treasures Gallery opening.

Photo credit: www.katescloset.com.au
Photo credit: http://www.katescloset.com.au

 

In Canberra, Australia in 2014.

Photo credit: www.katescloset.com.au
Photo credit: http://www.katescloset.com.au

I wonder about the origin of these earrings. They look so similar to Diana’s sapphire and diamond earrings, I wondered at first if these belonged to her. But Diana owned only one pair of real emerald earrings, and it didn’t look like these.

Black and Gold Bead Necklace

Kate wore this necklace out to a club during her early 20s.

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

The closeup is from My Small Obsessions:

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It’s a double strand necklace consisting of small black beads and black/gold beads of various sizes strung in an irregular pattern. It is difficult to see the full necklace because her hair is obscuring it, but I will venture a guess and say the pattern repeats itself throughout the length of the necklace.

It appears that the black beads are faceted, possibly black onyx. This is on a silver chain. I think this is costume jewelry. It could be an Acessorize find, but I’m not sure.