Kate debuted these gold earrings at the Rugby World Cup.
“Made in 18ct gold plated silver, these divine fern earrings add a feminine touch to the traditional hoop earring. As seen on HRH The Duchess of Cambridge. Also available in silver. Width of fern hoop 22mm.”
The first half of the hoop is a standard thin line of gold and it blossoms out beautifully into a curved gold fern, completing the circle of gold. It is attached to a French hook.
Strictly speaking, these are not true hoops. Hoop earrings have a post which is attached directly to the hoop. They do not utilize a French wire/hook. However, Catherine Zoraida officially titled these earrings “hoop earrings” and many people would recognize these as hoop earrings.
Here they are on Kate:
It’s lovely to see these on Kate. They are a distant echo of what she wore before her marriage (she regularly wore hoop earrings during her mid 20s), and it’s great to see her in something modern and fun.
The cost of these earrings is £130, or about $200 USD.
Kate first wore these earrings to an event hosted by the Fostering Network in January 2015.
From the website: “Small Gold Plated loop earrings, 22 carat on Brass. 4cm long. The Hooks are sterling silver Gold Plated.”
Lolita is made of three gold plated brass hoops which increase slightly in size as they drop down to the next hoop. The hoops themselves are hammered flat. A hook is twisted at the base to clasp the first hoop.
Credit for the close up photo goes to My Small Obsessions.
These earrings are made of a large oval hoop strung with seven shimmery gold beads. The beads are graduated in size. They start out small and become enlarged as they lead to the center bead. Then the size reverses and the beads become smaller as they increase away from the center.
The hoop is attached to a French hook. It looks like this is gold plated, but I’m not too sure.
I found a similar looking pair on Amazon.com. They’re not an exact copy for Kate’s, though.
I quite like these earrings chosen by the Duchess for more formal events and appearances. They’re opulent and glittery enough for palace duties, but they’re also a very contemporary pair of earrings, marking Kate as a modern style icon who knows that her place in world history as a British royal means that her look should feature current jewelry styles.
From the company’s website: “A new design to the Lola Collection these stunning blue topaz and diamond hoops in 18ct white gold add a splash of colour for every day. Also available in a mini size and a matching pendant to complete the look.”
I must thank Diana’s Jewels for information on the details about these earrings.
These earrings are a part of the Lola collection. There are 11 blue topaz stones set in white gold. The bottom 4 stones are larger than the remaining 7. The stones become smaller as they lead to the top of the hoop. There is a small, diamond covered white gold ear hoop attached to the hoop. A small diamond fills in the spot where the two meet.