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.

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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 Eden Blue Topaz and 18ct White Gold Flower Necklace

On July 19, 2017, Kate debuted this blue topaz flower pendant necklace.

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

From the website: “The stunning Eden necklace features a blue topaz flower surrounded by pave set diamonds in 18ct white gold. This pretty but bold necklace can be paired with the Eden flower gemstone earrings.”

This is the second Eden item Kate has worn in public. Her first were the Eden Flower Citrine earrings.

The necklace features four small blue topaz gemstones arranged in a box pattern: two on each side of the chain, spaced equidistant and across from each other. The largest and diamond encircled gemstone is centered at the bottom of the necklace. It is flower shaped and surrounded by small white diamonds. The entire necklace is set in white gold.

Here it is on Kate.

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This costs £1,166.67 or $1520.77.

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.

Kiki McDonough Blue Topaz Diamond Drop Earrings

On May 11, 2017, Kate wore these bright blue earrings on a visit to Luxembourg.

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

From the company: “A wonderful pair of blue topaz oval and cushion cut stones surrounded by diamonds set in 18ct white gold to form the most stunning drop earrings.”

Here is the close up:

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A round blue topaz gemstone is placed in a halo setting and acts as the post for the earring. A bezel diamond stud connects the cushion cut blue topaz gemstone that dangles beneath the post. The cushion cut stone is also placed in a halo setting.

It is noticeable that these blue topaz earrings appear to be paler in hue than Kate’s other Kiki McDonough blue topaz pieces.

Here they are on Kate.

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These cost £3,500.

 

Cartier Trinity de Cartier Earrings

On March 18, 2017, Kate debuted these dainty earrings in Paris.

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From the website: “Designed by Louis Cartier in 1924, the Trinity ring is a signature design of the Cartier Maison. The three interlaced bands in pink, yellow and white gold symbolize love, fidelity and friendship. The ring has inspired the full Trinity collection, a timeless testament to life’s most memorable loves.

Trinity de Cartier earrings, 18K white gold, 18K pink gold, 18K yellow gold, each set with 1 brilliant-cut diamond of 0.04 carat.”

Here they are on Kate:

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These cost $2,040.