Shopping with Kate: Accessorize Filigree Bead Short Drop Earrings

I thought I didn’t have a shot at owning the same earrings Kate wore several times during her time in India, but then the wonderful Marianna of Books, Birkins and Beauty told me that her local Accessorize store still had a few pairs left. She shipped a pair of these golden beauties to me, and now my dream has been fulfilled! Thank you, Marianna! ❤

The earrings arrived in a pretty floral paper sack. Inside the sack was a small, pink tissue paper-enclosed parcel. The wrapping of Accessorize jewelry must vary from store to store because my own shopping trips to brick and mortar stores have resulted in packages wrapped with only pink tissue paper, not an additional layer of paper.

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Here are the earrings:

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They are very light and dangle easily. They look rather large on Kate, but in reality they are more modest in size. I really love them. They are delicate-looking and the gold sparkles so nicely. Even though they are costume jewelry they don’t look so cheap. The beads between the coins and the pendant are a soft cream shade. The bead connecting the hook to the pendant is more of a pale peach color.

The back of the earrings are flatter (the front of the filigree pendants look raised) and the small coins are completely smooth.

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When I wear them, I can barely feel them. They are not at all as heavy as they appear to be in photos.

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I think the drop of them makes them appear to be larger than they actually are.

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Chunky Pink Bead and Silver Lariat Necklace

Kate wore this necklace to a polo match in June 2006.

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

Here is the closeup:

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

 

It appears to be a chunky-style lariat Y-shaped necklace. Those could be rose quartz crystals or just pink-colored beads strung on the necklace. There are silver beads laced between the pink beads.

It appears to be a very long necklace, at least 36 inches long. I estimate it could be as long as 40 inches.

Black Beaded Bracelet

We have seen this bracelet in another post.

She wears it on her right wrist.

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

 

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

 

When I saw this bracelet in photos, I at first thought it was a cuff bracelet.

Close ups have proven that this is actually a multi-strand bracelet.

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Credit goes to My Small Obsessions for the closeup.

I count five strands of beads wrapped around her wrist. The beads are in various sizes, with the larger beads arranged in the middle. The smaller beads lead away from the center and continue around her wrist.

Surprisingly, I have not been able to find a similar-looking bracelet. If I do find one (or if someone who reads this finds one), I will update.