Replikate for the Knotted White Bead Necklace

I acquired an older, mostly overlooked replikate.

Photo credit: http://waity-katie.skyrock.com/
Photo credit: http://waity-katie.skyrock.com/

Here is the closeup of Kate’s knotted white bead necklace.

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I found my replikate on Etsy. It came from a shop called Sideshow Sam.

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The differences:

-Kate’s beads are more egg shaped or oval. Mine are circular discs.

-My necklace is strung on a plastic wire. It is not as readily movable as Kate’s necklace (which I believe is on a string.

I paid $16 for these at Sideshow Sam.He had just this one in stock. It is possible to find long white bead necklaces online so keep searching. It is best to purchase one that is 24-30 inches long so you can knot it at the middle.

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Shopping With Kate: Zara Crystal Bead Necklace

I was surprised to see this necklace available on Ebay for just $45. It was $10 more than the original retail price, but still affordable for me.

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The necklace is beautiful and very sparkly.

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It is somewhat heavy and very much a statement piece. Some people feel that the necklace looked cheap on Kate when she wore it to the premiere of Mandela, but I think it is a very good example of how well made costume jewelry can be.

I am happy with my necklace and I think I will wear it to many events and parties.

Cushion Cut Aquamarine and Diamond Pendant Necklace

At the Queen’s birthday church service, Kate wore her aquamarine and diamond drop earrings, along with a new pendant necklace.

Photo credit: Photo credit: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images
Photo credit:: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images

Many of us in the Kate style blogging world have decided that this is most likely an aquamarine stone. The chain could be either white gold or silver, but I think it’s most likely white gold. The setting around the gemstone looks to be more round than square, and the aquamarine stone is set forward, slightly out of the halo.

Here it is on Kate:

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

Round White/Black & Orange Stone Pendant Necklace

This necklace appears to have two pendants: one round white/black pendant and one oval orange stone pendant.

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Photo credit: https://www.facebook.com/Duchess.of.Cambridge.News/

 

Here is the closeup:

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

When I first saw this, I assumed the upper pendant was silver. I believe it’s a white and black pendant. If I am proven wrong I will correct the information.

Beneath the first pendant is an oval, orange stone set in silver. Both pendants are attached to a plastic or rubber chain cord. It could also be a chain of gemstone or quartz stones.

Here it is on Kate:

Photo credit: Steve Waters
Photo credit: Steve Waters

Chunky Pink Bead and Silver Lariat Necklace

Kate wore this necklace to a polo match in June 2006.

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

Here is the closeup:

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

 

It appears to be a chunky-style lariat Y-shaped necklace. Those could be rose quartz crystals or just pink-colored beads strung on the necklace. There are silver beads laced between the pink beads.

It appears to be a very long necklace, at least 36 inches long. I estimate it could be as long as 40 inches.

Sonam Rabgye Endless Knot in Rose Gold

Queen Jetsun Pema gifted this rose gold and diamond pendant necklace to Kate during her visit to Bhutan. Kate wore it while departing Bhutan to head to Agra, India on April 16, 2016.

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

 

We first got a close look at this necklace through the hard work and efforts of Anna, who runs My Small Obsessions. 

It was revealed in the media that this was a gift from the Queen of Bhutan. We eventually learned that it was created by Bhutanese designer Sonam Rabgye.

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

 

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

 

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

The Endless Knot “ overlaps without a beginning or an end, symbolising the Buddha’s endless wisdom and compassion. It indicates continuity as the underlying reality of existence.” (via Religious Facts).

I personally received the following information from the company:

The pendant was a special order from Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen Queen of Bhutan as a gift for the Duchess of Cambridge who visited Bhutan with HRH the Duke of Cambridge. 

In fact, I was caught breathless when I heard that the Duchess was wearing the piece! I felt so humbled yet grateful to our wonderful Queen for her support and kindness.

This custom made Endless Knot necklace is an auspicious Buddhist symbol representing the harmony of wisdom and compassion.”

I spoke to Sonam on Twitter and she confirmed that Kate’s necklace is made of rose gold (the website offers a yellow gold version).

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Here it is on Kate:

Photo credit: Getty/Pool Images
Photo credit: Getty/Pool Images

 

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

 

This is priced at $1,200. I know Kate’s is bespoke, so it’s possible hers could have cost a little more.

 

The yellow gold version is available for sale on Sonam Rabgye’s website. 

KristinM London Gold Acorn Pendant Necklace

Kate wore this necklace to Wimbledon in 2012.

Photo credit: Kristin M London
Photo credit: Kristin M London

 

From the website:

“The necklace is made of solid sterling silver gold plated with 18ct yellow gold. The acorn is around 9x8mm.
This necklace comes in three different lengths – 35, 41 and 46cm but as with all KristinM jewellery this can be altered at your request.

Also available in white or rose gold.”

The pendant is a yellow gold plated acorn with a very detailed and sculpted image, made to closely resemble an actual acorn. It hangs from a long chain. I think the chain is about 20 inches or more because it falls lower on her chest than an 18 inch chain would.

Kate also wear a box chain with this necklace.

Photo credit: www.whatkatewore.com/Kirsty Wigglesworth/Press Association
Photo credit: http://www.whatkatewore.com/Kirsty Wigglesworth/Press Association

 

Some are speculating the chain could be from Links of London. I am not sure, but if it is I would think Kate would wear it more often. It may just be a silver chain owned since before her marriage.

Here is the necklace on Kate:

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

 

This necklace costs £140 or $200 USD.