RepliKate for Mappin & Webb Empress White Gold and Diamond Drop Earrings

I was in a Francesca’s store recently just browsing, and I saw something that made my heart leap.

It was these earrings, the pendants almost-exact duplicates for Kate’s Mappin & Webb earrings. 

Here are the Mappin & Webb earrings:

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

 

Here are the Francesca’s version.

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These are silver plated and made with cubic zirconias. The differences are:

-Absence of a leverback clasp (they are fitted with a French hook).
-The M&W earrings are 15x30mm. The Francesca earrings are just a little bigger than 10mm. Therefore they are considerably smaller than Kate’s earrings.
-The center motif is similar, but not exactly the same. The Francesca earrings feature an equal armed cross in the center, while the M&W version feature a cluster of diamonds in the center of four spade-shaped holes. Despite these difference, at a distant it looks very similar to M&W’s earrings.

If you did wish to own these as a decent repliKate, you could take them to a jeweler and ask that they switch out the French hook for a longer leverback clasp.

These cost $12 USD.

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Mappin & Webb Empress Mini White Gold And Diamond Pendant

We saw this necklace most recently at Charlotte’s christening, but Kate has owned this since August 2014.

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

 

From the website: “A sparkling and versatile diamond pendant from the Mappin & Webb Empress collection set with 0.40 carats of round brilliant-cut diamonds in 18 carat white gold on a 46cm (18 inch) chain adjustable to 40.5cm (16 inches). The motif measures 15mm (0.59 inches) in diameter.”

As with the matching earrings, this pendant features a round disc with an elaborate cut-out motif in the center. Four spearhead-shaped cut-outs frame the center, which is a small diamond studded floral piece.

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

Kate wore this to the “Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red” art installation at the Tower of London.

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

As mentioned above, she wore this to her daughter’s christening.

Photo credit: Mario Testino by way of the Daily Mail
Photo credit: Mario Testino by way of the Daily Mail

 

This necklace costs £1,850 or $2,847.

Mappin & Webb Empress White Gold and Diamond Drop Earrings

I was thrilled to see Kate wearing what looks like a new pair of earrings for Princess Charlotte’s christening today.

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

Her earrings are from a company we’ve seen on this blog before. 

From the Mappin & Webb website: “A stylish elegant pair of drop earrings from the Mappin & Webb Empress collection set with 0.88 carats of round brilliant-cut diamonds set in 18 carat white gold. These earrings measure 30mm x 15mm and feature a secure carriage fastening.”

There are a second pair of earrings on M&W’s website that bear a resemblance to these. The marked difference is that the center of Kate’s features an ornate floral center. The other pair has a simpler round centerpiece.

Here they are on Kate.

KING'S LYNN, ENGLAND - JULY 05:  Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives at the Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham Estate for the Christening of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge on July 5, 2015 in King's Lynn, England.  (Photo by Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
KING’S LYNN, ENGLAND – JULY 05: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives at the Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham Estate for the Christening of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge on July 5, 2015 in King’s Lynn, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

 

I believe she is wearing the matching necklace. You can somewhat see the necklace in the photo below.

Some more photos from the christening:

Kate holding her daughter Charlotte.

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

 

Prince Phillip, Queen Elizabeth, the Duchess Camilla, Kate, Prince William and Prince George.

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

 

 

The cost of these earrings is £3.450 or approximately $5,360.

Mappin & Webb Fortune White Gold Mid Length Necklace

Kate tends to rely on this necklace a lot when she needs a small piece of jewelry to wear with her business casual outfits.

 

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

 

From the website: “This unique gold necklace from the Mappin & Webb Fortune collection features 0.97 carats of round brilliant-cut diamonds set in 18 carat white gold; a celebration of luck and good fortune. The chain measures 46 cm (18 inches).”

While I think the necklace is beautiful, I don’t see it as being unique. It’s a simple twist circle studded with diamonds, attached to a white gold loop strung through with a white gold chain.

Photo credit: www.katescloset.au
Photo credit: http://www.katescloset.au

 

Kate wore this to the ICAP Art Room opening (which was mentioned in this post).

Photo credit: www. zimbio.com
Photo credit: www. zimbio.com

 

I quite like this pairing of the cool toned earrings and necklace with the royal blue LK Bennett dress. She wore these same earrings and necklace with a red Katherine Hooker dress, and I wasn’t particularly fond of that look because I think red outfits could use some yellow gold jewelry instead.

In the photo below she is wearing it at the Brookhill Children’s Centre in March of 2015.

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

 

The cost of this is £3, 950, or $6,041.