Boucheron Ruby and Diamond Bandeau Necklace

On July 12, 2017, Kate wore to the state banquet for King Felipe a stunning statement necklace that has a long and fascinating history.

The Hon. Mrs. Ronald Greville purchased this necklace from Boucheron in 1907. When she died, she left her magnificent and vast jewelry collection to the royal family. This necklace was one of the items sent to them.

 

Upon Queen Elizabeth II’s marriage to Prince Phillip (at the time, she was Princess Elizabeth) her parents gave her this necklace as a wedding gift.

The Queen wore this necklace up until the 1980s, and in the following years it would lay in the vault until Kate brought it back into the public’s eye.

The necklace is of course, a statement piece. Numerous white diamonds are set into the frame to create floral clusters. Interpersed among the diamonds are ruby stones.

Two “spines” of diamond rows line the exterior and interior of the necklace to frame the floral clusters and create an established structure to guide the design. A large diamond pendant drop is affixed to the base of the entire piece.

Here it is on Kate.

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Collingwood Diamond And Pearl Dangle Earrings

On July 12, 2017, Kate wore these earrings to the State Banquet held in honor of King Felipe and Queen Letizia’s visit to the UK.

If the earrings look familiar, it’s because they aren’t new. They belonged to Princess Diana. Collingwood Jewellers gifted them to her once she became Princess of Wales.

 

ca. 1980-1990 — Princess Diana smiles in a black veil and pearl earrings. — Image by © Tim Graham/CORBIS

 

Here is the closeup:


Two bezel stud diamonds dangle one above the other and attach to a conical diamond studded component. Just below this is an egg-shaped creamy white pearl.

Kate wore them again in Belgium on July 31, 2017.

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

Ruby and Diamond Earrings

Displaying the white and red colors of the Polish flag in her ensemble, Kate stepped off the plane and into the first stop on the 2017 Poland/Germany tour wearing these ruby and diamond earrings.

I noticed the center stone is set in yellow gold. This is not a common feature of G Collins and Sons work, so I don’t believe these are their earrings.

An oval ruby stone is set in a yellow gold setting. It looks like the whole earring is set in yellow gold. Surrounding the ruby are small white diamonds. A yellow gold attachment connects the diamond post to the drop component.

There is some uncertainty about whether these are ruby stones are not. The  color does not look like the usual shade of garnet to me, and given Kate’s history of wearing rubies, and the hue of this piece, I am inclined to say these are rubies.

Here they are on Kate:

 

Kiki McDonough Morganite Double Drop Earrings

On May 20, 2017, Kate wore these special edition earrings to her sister’s wedding.

Photo credit: http://www.kiki.co.uk

Being that they are special edition, they are not currently available on the website.

They are composed of cushion cut morganite stones rotated 45 degrees and set in a halo of small white diamonds. The post is set in gold. Below this is a bezel diamond suspended above the large oval drop, similar to the posts’ design (morganite surrounded by tiny white diamonds.

Here they are on Kate:

I estimate these cost more than $5,000. Many similar Kiki styles run up to that price.

Asprey 167 Button Earrings

On February 4, 2017, at a relay race event to promote Heads Together at Olympic Park, Kate brought out the matching earrings to her 167 Button pendant necklace.

We were not sure about their provenance at first, but after examining photos I contacted Asprey and received confirmation.

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The earrings’ components are the same as the pendant: “central amethyst stone, surrounded by pave diamonds, all set in 18ct white gold.”

Here they are on Kate.

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

I do not currently know the price for these. If I find one I will update.

Teardrop Diamond Cluster Pendant Earrings

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.

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

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 they are on Kate:

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Pearl Drop and Diamond Stud Earrings

Kate first wore these earrings on the Royal Tour of Canada this year. She wore them again on her first solo overseas trip to The Netherlands.

These earrings are not unfamiliar to some of us. Anna of My Small Obsessions notes that both Queen Elizabeth II and Sophie, Countess of Wessex have worn them. Anna believes this pair belongs to the Queen and she loans them to other Royal women.

Update: The Telegraph has stated these were loaned to Kate by the Queen.

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

They are quite simple: a diamond stud on the earlobe and an egg shaped pear drop attached as a dangle. I have seen video of Kate wearing these earrings. The pearl moves freely so I can confirm that they are not stationary.

Here they are on Kate:

Photo credit: Anne Janssen
Photo credit: Anne Janssen