Monica Vinader Green Onyx Siren Wire Earrings

On September 27, 2016, Kate wore these Monica Vinader Siren earrings in green onyx.

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

 

From the website: “These simple, sophisticated earrings are great for everyday wear. The organic, irregular shaped multi-faceted Green Onyx gemstone is encased in 18ct Gold Plated Vermeil on Sterling Silver. The gemstone in these earring measures approximately 12mm x 10mm (0.47 x 0.4″).”

These are an intriguing choice for Kate because I considered buying them for myself before she wore them. It seems like we really do have similar tastes in jewelry.

The earrings consist of a faceted green onyx stone set in goldplated silver. They hang from a gold plated earring hook, giving them a short drop.

Monica Vinader’s Siren collection is described as “Colour gemstones and organic shapes inspired by sea-worn treasures and the glamour of southern Italy.”

Some information about the origin of their stones and the alterations made to them:  “Onyx is a chalcedony consisting of fine bands of quartz and morganite in a variety of colours. Our green onyx comes from India and is enhanced with natural dyes to attain its strong, pure bright green colour.”

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

These earrings cost $195 USD

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Kiki McDonough Eden Diamond Flower and Citrine Drop Earrings

At the Hillsborough Castle in Northern Ireland, Kate attended a garden party on June 14, 2016. She wore these Eden Flower earrings in citrine.

Photo credit: Tim Rooke/REX/Shutterstock
Photo credit: Tim Rooke/REX/Shutterstock

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.

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

 

Here is the closeup:

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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.

 

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

 

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.

Cushion Cut Aquamarine and Diamond Pendant Necklace

At the Queen’s birthday church service, Kate wore her aquamarine and diamond drop earrings, along with a new pendant necklace.

Photo credit: Photo credit: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images
Photo credit:: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images

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.

Here it is on Kate:

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

Dark Brown/Red Stone Teardrop Earrings

Kate wore these unidentified earrings to Middle Temple on October 8, 2012.

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

Here it the closeup:

Photo credit: http://www.dianasjewels.net/
Photo credit: http://www.dianasjewels.net/

There is some debate as to whether these are brown or dark red drops. They could be brown, but given that Kate usually coordinates her jewelry to match her outfit, I think it’s likely they could be dark red, perhaps garnet.

They are gemstone drop earrings set in yellow gold. Judging by the way the gold glistens, this could be goldplated brass. I think it’s not solid gold.

Here they are on Kate:

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

 

Kiki McDonough Lavender Amethyst Pear and Oval Drop Earrings

Remember when I said I wanted to see more purple jewelry on Kate? My wish was finally granted!

Kate wore these lavender amethyst earrings on April 14, 2016, to meet with King Jigme Khesar Namgyl Wangchuck and his wife, Queen Jetsun Pema.

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

From the website: “Stunning drop earrings featuring large pear and oval shaped lavender amethyst stones surrounded by dazzling diamonds set in 18ct white gold.”

Here is the closeup:

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

They are made of two lavender amethyst stones: one pear shaped, the other slightly oval. Each stone is framed by tiny white diamonds. The pear shaped drop dangles beneath the oval one and is set (in Kiki’s signature style) with a single bezel white diamond between the two, to act as an “attachment” from the front (I’m sure the bezel is also set in gold, but from the front it appears as though the two stones are connected by one diamond). The entire earring is set in white gold.

They aren’t as massive as the Amrapali earrings, but they are not terribly small either.

Here they are on Kate.

Photo credit: Stephen Lock/i-Images
Photo credit: Stephen Lock/i-Images

 

 

These cost £3,900 or $5,538.

This is a rather fun post to write because these earrings were chosen by Elizabeth George as a piece she wanted to see Kate wear. It’s very exciting when Kate actually wears pieces we select for her. 🙂 You can read about it here. 

Amrapali Lapis and Diamond Drop Earrings

On April 10, 2016, Kate attended a gala fundraiser in Mumbai, India.

She wore these prominent lapis and diamond earrings.

Photo credit: https://www.tribebyamrapali.com/
Photo credit: https://www.tribebyamrapali.com/

Here is the closeup:

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

 

The earrings are set in yellow gold and feature two lapis stones (one oval-shaped and one square-shaped). The two stones are suspended one above the other (square stone on top) and framed with tiny diamonds.

You can see the yellow gold from the back.

Image licensed to i-Images Picture Agency. 10/04/2016. Mumbai, India. The Duchess of Cambridge arriving at a Bollywood charity gala at the Taj Palace hotel in Mumbai on the first night of their tour of India and Bhutan. Picture by Stephen Lock / i-Images
Image licensed to i-Images Picture Agency. 10/04/2016. Mumbai, India. The Duchess of Cambridge arriving at a Bollywood charity gala at the Taj Palace hotel in Mumbai on the first night of their tour of India and Bhutan. Picture by Stephen Lock / i-Images

These specific earrings are not available on any site I can find. The Kate fashion and accessory documenters used this image as what could have been an early design template for Kate’s earrings. We believe this to be a slightly different version.

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

 

This version of the earrings she wears costs $2,900. I imagine Kate’s earrings are priced around the same amount.   Kate’s earrings cost £1,360 or $1,958.

Here they are on Kate.

Photo credit: Splash News
Photo credit: Splash News

Kiki McDonough Green Tourmaline and Green Amethyst Oval Drop Earrings

Hat tip to My Small Obsessions for the swift ID of these.

To a lunch engagement with the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 12, 2016, Kate wore these new Kiki earrings.

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

It seems that they were made specially for Kate to celebrate the birth of Charlotte.

The earrings are composed of round green tourmaline stones and oval green amethyst stones. They are set in what looks like yellow gold and framed with small diamonds. I think the diamonds might be white, but I’m not sure. In Kiki fashion, a single bezel diamond is suspended between the two drops.

 

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

Here they are on Kate:

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Photo credit: http://hrhduchesskate.blogspot.com/

These are made to order and cost £3,500 or $4.985.