Replikate for the Mappin and Webb Empress Pendant Necklace

I never thought I would own the CZ by Kenneth Jay Lane Duchess Pave Pendant because the retail price is $169. I didn’t love the piece well enough to spend so much money on it.

I found a seller on Ebay who was selling it at a flat price of $45. I jumped at the chance to buy it.

For comparison, here is the M&W pendant.

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

It arrived in a black box with foam padding tucked inside.

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Here is a closeup of the pendant:

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The back of the pendant. You can somewhat make out the KJL logo on the back of the connector:

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The differences between this one and the real necklace:

-A more obvious difference is that this one is made of cubic zirconias and silver, not white gold and diamonds.
-The pendant is 23mm in diameter. The M&W one is 15mm.
-The connection between the chain and pendant is made possible by a metal loop which is visible from the front. The M&W necklace positions the pendant between the two chains connecting it, making it appear as though the pendant is suspended between the chains.

I think it’s a good replica. It’s very accurate in terms of design but not size.

You can buy one from here. 

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RepliKate for the Garrard’s Sapphire and Diamond Engagement Ring

I didn’t know of this until very recently, but Kenneth Jay Lane did a replica of the engagement ring.

I found one on Ebay for $11 USD and because it was so inexpensive and advertised as being my size, I bought it.

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It arrived in a small white box with a black velvet insert.

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The simulated sapphire appears more black than blue, but when place against a white background the blue shade becomes more obvious.

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Here it is worn:

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As you can see, it’s a massive ring. My hands are small, but even on larger hands this would be a very large ring. I estimate it’s about 30% larger than the real thing.

A closeup:

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The seller listed this as a size 7, but it’s too slack on my finger. I believe this is a size 8.

I will be putting this up for sale. It’s beautiful, but I won’t be able to wear it if it doesn’t fit.

If you don’t mind a larger version of Kate’s ring, look for this on Ebay.

It’s no longer sold on QVC, but the listing and information are still available here. 

For those who are curious, my nail polish is Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Nail Lacquer in Nude Now. I thought it would be appropriate to go with a soft nude, as Kate does often. 🙂

Kenneth Jay Lane The Duchess Clover Earrings

Kate debuted these gorgeous statement earrings in December 2014 during a short trip to NYC.

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

 

The original name for these was Silvertone Crystal Earrings. It looks like they have been renamed The Duchess Clover earrings.

According to KJL, these are set in rhodium plated brass and are 12 cttw. Those are cubic zirconias on the 2.75 inch earrings.

The earrings have a main pendant which is designed to look like a four leaf clover. The spaces between the “leaves” are filled in with a single cubic zirconia stud. Two tiny crystals connect a CZ stud (which acts as the post) to the rest of the earring. At the bottom, two similarly small crystals align downward and connect to a baguette shaped crystal, which in turn is connected to a small triangle-shaped, CZ encrusted ornament. The triangle-shaped ornament finishes off the earring. There is a baguette shaped crystal inside the triangle.

Here they are on Kate. She wore them to a private dinner engagement in NYC.

Prince William and Kate Middleton, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, go to dinner in Gramercy Park in NYC Pictured: Prince William and Kate Middleton, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Ref: SPL907450 071214 Picture by: Jackson Lee Splash News and Pictures Los Angeles:310-821-2666 New York: 212-619-2666 London: 870-934-2666 photodesk@splashnews.com
Prince William and Kate Middleton, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, go to dinner in Gramercy Park in NYC
Picture by: Jackson Lee

 

The cost of these earrings is $175 USD.