On October 14, 2016, Kate debuted these new button earrings.
From the website: “Gilded details nod to natural oysters and Art Deco discs in these show-stopping button earrings, accented with lustrous Swarovski crystal pearls in statement, sea-inspired design. Handcrafted in America from weightless gold-plated pewter, this simple silhouette incorporates just the right amount of elegance into any look.”
• 5/8” long x 5/8” wide
• Clip backs with comfort pads
• Pewter / crystal pearl / brass
• Nickel-free / lead-free / cadmium-free
I admit I didn’t quite catch the reference to pearls in oyster shells until I read the description. It’s a clever design consisting of a round pearl centered in a hammered metal setting.
The earring attaches to the lobe by a post. The base of the main component is slightly curved at the rim, echoing the natural curvature of an oyster shell.
I was surprised to see this necklace available on Ebay for just $45. It was $10 more than the original retail price, but still affordable for me.
The necklace is beautiful and very sparkly.
It is somewhat heavy and very much a statement piece. Some people feel that the necklace looked cheap on Kate when she wore it to the premiere of Mandela, but I think it is a very good example of how well made costume jewelry can be.
I am happy with my necklace and I think I will wear it to many events and parties.
While out clubbing in May 2007, Kate was seen wearing this costume jewelry bracelet.
The closeup shows us that this is a stretchy cuff-style bracelet that is divided into square sections. Each segment is connected to the others by stretch cords. The bracelet is primarily black with white polka dots arranged across it in a neat three row pattern, two dots per row. There are 6 white dots on each segment.
Kate was visiting a nightclub in 2007 when she wore these statement earrings.
Here is the closeup:
They are extremely large earrings. A burnished ball post is the anchor for the pear shaped pendant. The pendant is a concave silver disc with a rim of silver at the borders. It looks like the pendant is gunmetal gray while the ball post is a yellowish gray.
I estimated that these are perhaps 3.5 inches long, maybe even longer.