Dark Blue Bhutan Earrings

On April 15, 2016, Kate hiked up the Himalayas and stopped by a trinket shop. She purchased these earrings for about $7.

 

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

 

The ones on the right are a turquoise version which are similar to Kate’s. They feature a very elaborate four point design on top of an oval pendant made of what I believe to be brass and lapis lazuli (Anna of MSO believes they are lapis as well). Golden circles sit next to each other to form a chain at the bottom of the pendant, and in the center of this “chain” is a round, bordered golden disc, Blue beads dangle from the very bottom of the pendant by golden connectors.

Here they are on Kate:

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

 

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Amrapali Lapis and Diamond Drop Earrings

On April 10, 2016, Kate attended a gala fundraiser in Mumbai, India.

She wore these prominent lapis and diamond earrings.

Photo credit: https://www.tribebyamrapali.com/
Photo credit: https://www.tribebyamrapali.com/

Here is the closeup:

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

 

The earrings are set in yellow gold and feature two lapis stones (one oval-shaped and one square-shaped). The two stones are suspended one above the other (square stone on top) and framed with tiny diamonds.

You can see the yellow gold from the back.

Image licensed to i-Images Picture Agency. 10/04/2016. Mumbai, India. The Duchess of Cambridge arriving at a Bollywood charity gala at the Taj Palace hotel in Mumbai on the first night of their tour of India and Bhutan. Picture by Stephen Lock / i-Images
Image licensed to i-Images Picture Agency. 10/04/2016. Mumbai, India. The Duchess of Cambridge arriving at a Bollywood charity gala at the Taj Palace hotel in Mumbai on the first night of their tour of India and Bhutan. Picture by Stephen Lock / i-Images

These specific earrings are not available on any site I can find. The Kate fashion and accessory documenters used this image as what could have been an early design template for Kate’s earrings. We believe this to be a slightly different version.

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

 

This version of the earrings she wears costs $2,900. I imagine Kate’s earrings are priced around the same amount.   Kate’s earrings cost £1,360 or $1,958.

Here they are on Kate.

Photo credit: Splash News
Photo credit: Splash News

Shopping with Kate: Azuni London Jewellery Haul I

I thought it would be fun to create a category where I tell you all about my shopping experiences with brands Kate has purchased from.

Today I’ll be telling you all about my first shopping adventure with Azuni London.

I placed my order on September 10th and received it today. So it took more than one month to process and reach its destination. For anyone’s knowledge, the box was shipped from London to New York City.

I ordered three items from them. My pieces arrived in a small white box.

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The jewelry was cushioned by purple tissue paper.

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And this was inside:

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Each piece was in its own drawstring bag.

They also sent me small gift bags, which was cute.

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First item is these Athena Small Stone Drop Earrings. Kate owns the Aqua Chalcedony pair. I ordered the Lapis ones.

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Second item: Athena Teardrop and Stone Earrings in Aqua Chalcedony

“Old meets new with these cute antique style earrings. Hand textured teardrop hoops suppend from 6mm fine cut stones. Looking good by adding these to any outfit could not be easier. Finished in 24 carat matt gold plate. Height 30mm, including ear wire.”

I thought the gemstone would be a paler blue when I saw these earrings on the website. It’s more greenish in person.

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Here you can better see the golden luster.

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Third item: Solar Gemstone Pendant Necklace in Garnet

“This beautiful semi-precious gemstone necklace suspends from a sparkling diamond cut ball chain. With a unique textured finish and 24ct Gold plated.,the necklace is adjustable from 16.5 to 18 inches. Pendant measures 1.3cm in diameter.”

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The chain has a small gold coin stamped with the Azuni London name attached to it.

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I will update this post later in the week to tell you all what I think of the pieces. I haven’t had a chance to wear them yet. I am happy with the appearance of them. They are what I wanted and I especially am pleased with the necklace because it’s exactly what I imagined it would look like in person.