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.

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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:

Photo credit: My Small Obsessions

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.

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

 

These cost £3,500.

 

Kiki McDonough Pink Tourmaline and Green Amethyst Earrings

On March 28, 2017, Kate wore these earrings to the National Portrait Gallery in London.

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

“Stunning pear drop green amethysts and pretty round pink tourmalines surrounded by delicate diamonds set in 18ct yellow gold make these truly beautiful earrings.”

Photo credit: My Small Obsessions

A round pink tourmaline stone is set in a halo of white diamonds. Just under this is a single bezel diamond, and below that is a large pear shaped green amethyst stone, surrounded by small white diamonds.

Here they are on Kate:

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

These were customized for Kate, so her pair are not available for sale to the general public. The bottom stone is also different in shape from the stock image provided by Kiki.

The cost of the ones listed on the company website are  £5,340. Given the size of Kate’s earrings and the material composition, I would estimate hers cost a similar amount.

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.

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:

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