I held a poll a while back asking readers whether we should expand this blog’s content to feature clothing and accessories worn by Kate. The majority voted “yes”. Some people did vote ” no”. Out of respect for these people, I will limit the posts that are not related to jewelry to only exact items worn or used by Kate.For non-jewelry items, please check out: Replikate Community.
Today’s example is an item worn by Kate during the Royal Tour of Canada in 2016.
York Scarves sells their products wholesale, making it impossible for the average consumer to purchase from them directly. An Etsy shop named Juniper Accessories carries York Scarves. It was from this shop I ordered my scarf.
The scarf arrived within three weeks time of order confirmation. It shipped from the UK to NYC. It was mailed in a plastic gray mailer. The scarf itself was neatly folded and encased in clear plastic wrap.
The scarf is thinner than I expected, making wrapping and arranging easy. It doesn’t feel heavy or cumbersome around my neck, and it keeps me warm in cold December. The material is soft and feels comfortable against my skin.
On November 22, 2016, Kate wore this pair of diamond earrings.
We know she borrowed them from the Queen, because HM wore them in 2012.
The main component of the earrings is a substantial pendant drop. The drop features a loop of small white diamonds formed into a teardrop shape. The center of the loop contains a linear formation of diamonds: three small bezels and one larger at the bottom. The pendant is affixed to a pear shaped stud. The stud features a single white diamond in a halo setting. Flanking the section between the pendant and stud are two marquise diamonds.
Here is the closeup of Kate’s knotted white bead necklace.
I found my replikate on Etsy. It came from a shop called Sideshow Sam.
-Kate’s beads are more egg shaped or oval. Mine are circular discs.
-My necklace is strung on a plastic wire. It is not as readily movable as Kate’s necklace (which I believe is on a string.
I paid $16 for these at Sideshow Sam.He had just this one in stock. It is possible to find long white bead necklaces online so keep searching. It is best to purchase one that is 24-30 inches long so you can knot it at the middle.
When I first saw the double drop earrings on Kate, they didn’t catch my attention immediately. In time, they became more appealing to me and when I found an eBay seller who offers a great replikate, I bought a pair from them.
These are Kate’s earrings:
These are my earrings. They arrived in a small box, enclosed in an organza bag.
The earrings are made of sterling silver and freshwater pearls. The luster on the pearls is exquisitely beautiful.
The main difference is that hers are yellow gold and mine are silver.
I really like them. For now I am fine with them being silver because it’s not noticeable from a distance and it’s a minor detail.
I bought these from goldbank on eBay. I paid $33.48. At the time of writing, there are two pairs of earrings available for purchase. If you are not able to obtain a pair for yourself, look into hiring an Etsy or local jeweler to make a custom pair for you. These have a fairly simple design and should not be difficult to replikate.