On November 13, 2016, Kate brought out a pair of earrings that have been worn in public before, but just not by her.
At the Rememberance Day 2016 event, she accessorised with Queen Elizabeth’s Bahrain earrings.
They are named such because the single pearls which grace the very ends of the pendant components are from a wedding gift bestowed upon Princess Elizabeth from the then ruler of Bahrain. It was a shell containing seven pearls. Two of the seven were used to make these earrings.
Each earring is set with eight white diamonds: a larger round stud acting as the earring’s post, one small round stud just under it, three baguettes arranged with the longer diamond in the center, flanked by two shorter baguettes, three small white diamonds shaped as a triad, and finally the gifted pearls finish off the unit.
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.
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.
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.
At the Hillsborough Castle in Northern Ireland, Kate attended a garden party on June 14, 2016. She wore these Eden Flower earrings in citrine.
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.
Here is the closeup:
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.
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.
At the Queen’s birthday church service, Kate wore her aquamarine and diamond drop earrings, along with a new pendant necklace.
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.