I was unsure of whether to catalog these earrings because they are not actually Kate’s property. These were borrowed from Queen Elizabeth.
I’m adding a new category, Borrowed Items, to the blog because many pieces that are now borrowed may be passed down to Kate someday. In any case, these pieces are still a part of her ensemble and many people will want to search for replikates.
Kate first wore these to the BAFTA Brits to Watch event in Los Angeles (July 2011).
They are made of three strands of diamonds, the center strand ending in a large pear-shaped diamond made to swing like a pendulum. The strand consist of various shapes of diamonds. Under this trifecta of diamonds is a curved base from which three small strands dangle. The small strands are made of baguettes while the diamonds dangling are round. I am assuming this is set in white gold or platinum.
There is no hook on these, just a small stud which pushes into the earlobe using a post.
Diana’s Jewels gave this information: “During the arrivals for the ‘BAFTA Brits to Watch’ event, a television announcer said these were loaned from QEII. No confirmation has been given regarding these earrings. When Kate wore the Diamond Maple Leaf Brooch during Canada Day, July 1, an official announcement was given by Clarence House and by the Official British Royals facebook page. For these earrings, no announcements have been made.”
I am wondering if no announcement was made simply because the diamond earrings carry no real significance to the events Kate wears them to? Her use of the maple leaf brooch underscores the iconic symbol of the Canadian flag, so that warranted a mention from Clarence House. The diamond earrings are just a statement piece Kate wears to black-tie events.
Kate has worn them four times to date:
At the aforementioned BAFTA event:
At the diplomatic reception in December 2013.
At the state banquet in October 2015.
And at the diplomatic reception in December 2015.