Large Gold and Smoky Quartz Earrings

These glittery smoky quartz center stone earrings made an appearance at the 100 Women in Hedge Funds (October 2011).

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

 

They are quite large pendants. They look to be a large oval or round smoky quartz set in a large gold setting. The surface of the gold setting and the earring post is textured and stony in appearance.

I believe (as do others) that this is most likely costume jewelry.

Here they are on Kate. She is wearing a beautiful Beulah dress.

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RepliKate for the Garrard’s Sapphire and Diamond Engagement Ring

I didn’t know of this until very recently, but Kenneth Jay Lane did a replica of the engagement ring.

I found one on Ebay for $11 USD and because it was so inexpensive and advertised as being my size, I bought it.

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It arrived in a small white box with a black velvet insert.

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The simulated sapphire appears more black than blue, but when place against a white background the blue shade becomes more obvious.

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Here it is worn:

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As you can see, it’s a massive ring. My hands are small, but even on larger hands this would be a very large ring. I estimate it’s about 30% larger than the real thing.

A closeup:

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The seller listed this as a size 7, but it’s too slack on my finger. I believe this is a size 8.

I will be putting this up for sale. It’s beautiful, but I won’t be able to wear it if it doesn’t fit.

If you don’t mind a larger version of Kate’s ring, look for this on Ebay.

It’s no longer sold on QVC, but the listing and information are still available here. 

For those who are curious, my nail polish is Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Nail Lacquer in Nude Now. I thought it would be appropriate to go with a soft nude, as Kate does often. 🙂

Choice Selections for Kate: Vol. 5

I was very pleased to see Kate add the Kiki McDonough Morganite Drops to her collection. Give how many pink fashion ensembles she’s worn, it supports her fashion choices to acquire some pink jewelry.

I would be delighted to see her in some of these trinkets I’ve chosen.

Mappin & Webb Pink Freshwater Pearl Earrings- £150

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

This would be the perfect fit: we know how much the Duchess loves pearls, and pearl studs would be a terrific way for her to ease pink tones into her jewelry collection. They’re tiny enough to not deluge her conservative outfits but still remain whimsical and cute.

Tiffany and Co. Elsa Peretti Cross Pendant in 18k Rose Gold- $800

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

 

We already know that Kate isn’t opposed to wearing crosses. This cross necklace features an unconventional reimaging of the Christian symbol. The arms of the cross are slightly plump, almost in a cartoonish way. It’s unadorned and at 12mm, quite discreet.

Tiffany and Co. Paloma Picasso Olive Leaf Pendant- $1,050

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

 

This is a little more intricate than Kate is used to, but I still see it working for her. It’s a beautiful blush rose gold pendant shaped to resemble a cluster of olive leaves. It works with Kate’s love of nature themed jewelry and underscores her affinity for the outdoors.

Tiffany and Co. Atlas Pierced Pendant in 18k Rose Gold- $800

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

 

Kate has some experience with sailing, so why not incorporate that pastime into her jewelry? This minimal and sparkling pendant features Roman numerals and four small white diamonds. It would even work with something other than a pink outfit because it’s so small and understated.

Boodles London Blossom Rose Gold Diamond Stud Earrings-£1,200

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

 

Kate twice attended the Boodles Boxing Ball: in 2006 and 2008. I think it would be appropriate for her to wear something from this well-established British brand (it was founded in 1798). These winsome studs would look so pretty on Kate. They’re set with white diamonds and made of 18k rose gold. I can see her alternating these with the Kiki morganite drops, and they would look excellent with her hair pulled up or back.

If you can think of a pink jewelry item Kate would look nice in, show it to me in the comments below.

 

Metallic Silver Grid Cuff Bracelet

Kate was seen with this bracelet a couple of times.

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Here is the closeup:

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Photo credit: My Small Obsessions

 

It’s a cuff bracelet made of tiny squares of metallic chrome silver, It looks like it’s joined as one by an attachment (see the left photo) but I am unsure. I suspect this is a stretch bracelet.

At this time I am unable to locate the other photo I’ve seen with this bracelet. If anyone finds it, please send it to me.

KristinM London Gold Acorn Pendant Necklace

Kate wore this necklace to Wimbledon in 2012.

Photo credit: Kristin M London
Photo credit: Kristin M London

 

From the website:

“The necklace is made of solid sterling silver gold plated with 18ct yellow gold. The acorn is around 9x8mm.
This necklace comes in three different lengths – 35, 41 and 46cm but as with all KristinM jewellery this can be altered at your request.

Also available in white or rose gold.”

The pendant is a yellow gold plated acorn with a very detailed and sculpted image, made to closely resemble an actual acorn. It hangs from a long chain. I think the chain is about 20 inches or more because it falls lower on her chest than an 18 inch chain would.

Kate also wear a box chain with this necklace.

Photo credit: www.whatkatewore.com/Kirsty Wigglesworth/Press Association
Photo credit: http://www.whatkatewore.com/Kirsty Wigglesworth/Press Association

 

Some are speculating the chain could be from Links of London. I am not sure, but if it is I would think Kate would wear it more often. It may just be a silver chain owned since before her marriage.

Here is the necklace on Kate:

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

 

This necklace costs £140 or $200 USD.

Diamond Maple Leaf Brooch

Queen Elizabeth II loaned this brooch to Kate for the North American tour in 2011. The maple leaf is a Canadian icon, it’s image imprinted on the Canadian flag.

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

 

The brooch is a very detailed replica of a single maple leaf. It has what looks like 7 full leaves and a slim stem. I think this is made of either white gold or platinum (most likely white gold) and it is encrusted with white diamonds.

Kate wore it three times in Canada:

For Canada Day.

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The Concert at Parliament Hall.

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

At Rotary Challenger Park.

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

 

According to Diana’s Jewels, this brooch was worn by the Queen Mother, Queen Elizabeth II, the Duchess of Cornwall and Kate. It was first given to the Queen Mother by her husband, King George VI, in 1939 (thanks to The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor). It was then passed onto her daughter, who now loans it out to her daughter-in-law and granddaughter-in-law.

 

Black & Silver Crystal Bead Necklace

We saw this necklace once at the children’s play in Kensington Gardens (June 2012).

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

It’s a chain bib-type necklace made of silver, black beads and what appears to be crystal beads. It drapes down in a small bib whose longest point reaches the sternum. The collar of the necklace consists of sparkling black beads along the length of the chain.

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

 

Here it is on Kate.

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

I believe this is costume jewelry. I haven’t been able to find other photos of this necklace, so I wonder if this was purchased after her wedding.