Kate was very fond of statement earrings during her twenties. Here is one pair she wore several times.
The earrings look like kites to me: a main base at the top followed by long thin chains draping down alongside the face. They move quite easily and do not appear to be stiff. The ends of the chains carry small metal discs. The earrings hang from a French hook.
I’ve been drawn to costume/non-fine jewelry lately, so Kate’s pre-marriage Eye of Shiva earrings started to appeal to me a couple of months ago. I searched Etsy for a pair which look similar to hers.
For comparison, here are Kate’s earrings:
And here are mine:
I ordered them from Thailand. They took about three weeks to reach me.
Some Eye of Shiva earrings display the shell’s outer surface on the back. The shop I purchased these from capped the back with sterling silver discs.
The silver discs give them some weight and increase the likelihood of them swinging to the side.
I am happy with them The earrings cost $18 USD and I paid $4 for shipping from Thailand to the U.S. It did take almost a month to reach me, so I must warn you that the seller is not known for fast shipping. Other than that my earrings arrived in perfect condition and as shown in photos.
At the Hillsborough Castle in Northern Ireland, Kate attended a garden party on June 14, 2016. She wore these Eden Flower earrings in citrine.
The citrine version does not appear on Kiki McDonough’s website. It is widely believed that these earrings are bespoke.
The website offers a Lemon Quartz version.
Here is the closeup:
A flower shaped diamond stud with a hollowed out center is connected to a round citrine drop set in a white diamond halo setting. The earrings are set in yellow gold. A single bezel diamond is suspended between the stud and the drop.
Here they are on Kate.
Since these were bespoke, we don’t have a confirmed price, but the Lemon Quartz earrings retail at £2,900. I am assuming that is their cost is close to that number.
At the Queen’s birthday church service, Kate wore her aquamarine and diamond drop earrings, along with a new pendant necklace.
Many of us in the Kate style blogging world have decided that this is most likely an aquamarine stone. The chain could be either white gold or silver, but I think it’s most likely white gold. The setting around the gemstone looks to be more round than square, and the aquamarine stone is set forward, slightly out of the halo.
I never thought I would own the CZ by Kenneth Jay Lane Duchess Pave Pendant because the retail price is $169. I didn’t love the piece well enough to spend so much money on it.
I found a seller on Ebay who was selling it at a flat price of $45. I jumped at the chance to buy it.
For comparison, here is the M&W pendant.
It arrived in a black box with foam padding tucked inside.
Here is a closeup of the pendant:
The back of the pendant. You can somewhat make out the KJL logo on the back of the connector:
The differences between this one and the real necklace:
-A more obvious difference is that this one is made of cubic zirconias and silver, not white gold and diamonds.
-The pendant is 23mm in diameter. The M&W one is 15mm.
-The connection between the chain and pendant is made possible by a metal loop which is visible from the front. The M&W necklace positions the pendant between the two chains connecting it, making it appear as though the pendant is suspended between the chains.
I think it’s a good replica. It’s very accurate in terms of design but not size.