Kiki McDonough Eden Diamond Flower and Citrine Drop Earrings

At the Hillsborough Castle in Northern Ireland, Kate attended a garden party on June 14, 2016. She wore these Eden Flower earrings in citrine.

Photo credit: Tim Rooke/REX/Shutterstock
Photo credit: Tim Rooke/REX/Shutterstock

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.

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

 

Here is the closeup:

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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.

 

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

 

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.

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Kiki McDonough Lavender Amethyst Pear and Oval Drop Earrings

Remember when I said I wanted to see more purple jewelry on Kate? My wish was finally granted!

Kate wore these lavender amethyst earrings on April 14, 2016, to meet with King Jigme Khesar Namgyl Wangchuck and his wife, Queen Jetsun Pema.

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

From the website: “Stunning drop earrings featuring large pear and oval shaped lavender amethyst stones surrounded by dazzling diamonds set in 18ct white gold.”

Here is the closeup:

Photo credit: My Small Obsessions
Photo credit: My Small Obsessions

They are made of two lavender amethyst stones: one pear shaped, the other slightly oval. Each stone is framed by tiny white diamonds. The pear shaped drop dangles beneath the oval one and is set (in Kiki’s signature style) with a single bezel white diamond between the two, to act as an “attachment” from the front (I’m sure the bezel is also set in gold, but from the front it appears as though the two stones are connected by one diamond). The entire earring is set in white gold.

They aren’t as massive as the Amrapali earrings, but they are not terribly small either.

Here they are on Kate.

Photo credit: Stephen Lock/i-Images
Photo credit: Stephen Lock/i-Images

 

 

These cost £3,900 or $5,538.

This is a rather fun post to write because these earrings were chosen by Elizabeth George as a piece she wanted to see Kate wear. It’s very exciting when Kate actually wears pieces we select for her. 🙂 You can read about it here. 

Kiki McDonough Green Tourmaline and Green Amethyst Oval Drop Earrings

Hat tip to My Small Obsessions for the swift ID of these.

To a lunch engagement with the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 12, 2016, Kate wore these new Kiki earrings.

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

It seems that they were made specially for Kate to celebrate the birth of Charlotte.

The earrings are composed of round green tourmaline stones and oval green amethyst stones. They are set in what looks like yellow gold and framed with small diamonds. I think the diamonds might be white, but I’m not sure. In Kiki fashion, a single bezel diamond is suspended between the two drops.

 

Photo credit: My Small Obsessions
Photo credit: My Small Obsessions

Here they are on Kate:

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Photo credit: http://hrhduchesskate.blogspot.com/

These are made to order and cost £3,500 or $4.985.

RepliKate for Kiki McDonough Kiki Classic Citrine Pear Drop Earrings

My favorite shop for replikates created one for the much adored Citrine Pear Drop Earrings.

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The golden crystal is lighter than it appears to be.

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Here the Kiki version on Kate.

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

Here is the replikate on my earlobe.

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I think this is a very good replikate. At a distance, it looks very similar to the Kiki version.

The differences are:

-The metal frame surrounding the crystal is thicker on the replikate.
-The replikates are gold plated and not solid gold.
-From what I have seen in photos, the real ones have an endless hoop closure, not a leverback.
-The originals are more amber/honey colored citrine. The replikates are colored crystal.

What do you all think? Does this pass as a decent replikate?

The Looking Glass Shop (the same shop that made the Asprey Woodland Charms replica I gave away) is continuing to create these earrings. If they have sold out, send a message to Jillian and she will make you a pair.

These cost $20 USD.

I have decided that I want to own the originals made by Kiki McDonough. They are expensive, but I desperately want to own at least one Kiki item that is owned by Kate, and I love citrines anyway. It makes sense to buy them. It will be an investment piece.

When I do buy them, I will be able to properly compare them to these and show you all the photos. 🙂

RepliKate for Kiki McDonough Yellow Gold and Diamond Hoops

I love Kate’s diamond and gold huggie hoops, but they’re out of my budget at the moment.

I have been searching high and low for a decent repliKate of them.

I found one at Zales.

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Here they are:

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They are a little slimmer than Kiki’s.

Photo credit: www.dianasjewels.net
Photo credit: http://www.dianasjewels.net

 

I think these can work for detachable drop pendants. I have ordered a set of amethyst drops to wear with these. The hoops feel sturdy and solid.

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The Zales version is made of 10K gold and real diamonds. I paid just about $150 (after discounts) for mine.

Here is where you can buy them. 

Kiki McDonough Lauren Yellow Gold Pave Diamond Leaf Earrings

Kate first wore these earrings to a mental health awareness engagement at Harrow College on October 10, 2015.

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

From the website: “Beautiful and elegantly small these 18ct yellow gold and pave diamond leaf motif drop earrings are from our new Lauren Collection inspired by the British ballerina Lauren Cuthbertson.”

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

The earrings are yellow gold shaped into a spade leaf shape and attached to a thin gold bar which acts as the earring’s post. The thin gold bar and the gold leaf are studded with pave diamonds. In the style of Kiki’s pieces, a single small diamond is positioned where the gold bar and leaf meet, to fill in the space.

Here they are on Kate:

Photo credit: Arthur Edwards-WPA Pool/Getty Images
Photo credit: Arthur Edwards-WPA Pool/Getty Images

 

She wore them later that day for the Wales vs. Australia rugby match.

Image licensed to i-Images Picture Agency. 10/10/2015. London, United Kingdom. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge watching the Australia V Wales game at the Rugby World Cup at Twickenham, United KIngdom. Picture by Stephen Lock / i-Images
Image licensed to i-Images Picture Agency. 10/10/2015. London, United Kingdom. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge watching the Australia V Wales game at the Rugby World Cup at Twickenham, United KIngdom. Picture by Stephen Lock / i-Images

 

This is an exciting post for me to write because in a previous post, I selected the white gold version of these for Kate as a new pair I thought she should wear. I wonder if Kate reads my blog? ::P

The cost of these is £2,200 or $3,365 USD.

Kiki McDonough Masterpost

If you were looking for every post ever written about Kate’s Kiki McDonough earring sets on this blog,  here is the ultimate collection post.

.Kiki McDonough Kiki Classic Citrine Pear Drop Earrings 

Kiki McDonough Kiki Classic Green Amethyst and Diamond Oval Drop Earrings

Kiki McDonough Lola Blue Topaz Hoops

Kiki McDonough Classic Green Amethyst and Diamond Cushion Drop Earrings

Kiki McDonough Kiki Classic Peridot and Blue Topaz Double Oval Studs

Kiki McDonough Citrine Cushion Cut Drops

Kiki McDonough Grace White Topaz Stud Earrings

Kiki McDonough Morganite Cushion Drops

Kiki McDonough Lauren Yellow Gold Pave Diamond Leaf Earrings