Flattened Turquoise Drop Earrings

In 2007, Kate wore these earrings out on a shopping trip.

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Photo credit: http://www.lazygirls.info

They are simple turquoise drops set in silver, attached to a silver hook. A silver bead rests at the bottom of the drop, most likely to secure it in place.

 

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

 

I’ve been checking out Etsy for turquoise drops. I hope to replikate these at some point.

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Blabbing About Baubles: Gold

Kate has worn yellow, white and rose gold in her jewelry pieces. Let’s take a look at its chemical composition and what it really is.

Gold is a chemical element, found on the Periodic Table of Elements with the symbol Au and is a group 11 element. It is one of the least reactive chemical elements, and is considered to be a transition metal.  Under normal conditions, gold is firm and not liquid-like. Because of this solid state, it is often found in nuggets or grains.

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Photo credit: http://www.nevada-outback-gems.com

 

Gold is considered to be the most noble of the noble metals and is the most malleable of all metals.

Have you wondered why there are different colored golds? Pure gold is slightly reddish yellow in hue. This happens with alloys, which are a combination of pure gold and another metal.  By definition, pure gold is 24k. Colored gold alloys are less than this. Denominations such as 10k, 14k, 18k, etc inform the consumer on how much pure gold is in a piece. This explains why the higher numbered karats tend to be more expensive. The increase in the amount of pure gold in the piece increases the value of the item.

White gold– an alloy of pure gold and a white metal, such as nickel, manganese or palladium.

Rose gold- an alloy of copper and pure gold. As one can imagine, the higher the content of copper, the more red/rosy the gold would appear to be. If the gold appears to be pinker than red, it contains more gold than copper.

Yellow gold- an alloy mixed with silver or copper.

Here is the link to Kate’s gold jewelry  as well as her white gold jewelry

Soru Baroque Pearl Earrings in Gold

To attend the Art Fund Museum of the Year Gala on July 6, 2016, Kate pulled out a new pair of earrings as well as a new brand for her.

She wore Soru Jewellery’s Baroque Pearl earrings, set in gold.

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

From the website: ” 18ct Yellow gold vermeil on sterling silver earrings for pierced ears.

Hand crafted with iridescent baroque pearls set within multi faceted Swarovski crystals.”

The lopsided surface of these earrings at first made me think of Annoushka’s pieces. Soon after I found out that these are from Soru.

A crystal-studded bezel post anchors the large baroque pearl drop, The drop itself is elongates and is framed with small Swarovski crystals.

Here they are on Kate.

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She wore them the very next day to Wimbledon.

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These cost £130 or $168.

Balenciaga Eugenia Silver Tone Faux Pearl and Crystal Ear Cuff

Credit goes to My Small Obsessions for the ID.

To Trooping of the Colour 2016, Kate wore these huge mabe pearl earrings.

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

 

They are the Balenciage Faux Pearl and Crystal Ear Cuffs.

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Photo credit: https://www.net-a-porter.com

The earrings are clip-ons. I think this may be a first for Kate. She has only publicly worn hook or post earrings to my knowledge.

They are set in silver toned metal and surrounded by white crystals.

Here they are on Kate:

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

She pulled them out again when she attended an event to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Somme.

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Photo credit: Tim Rooke/Pool/Getty Images

 

These cost $745 USD.