Kiki McDonough Eden Blue Topaz and 18ct White Gold Flower Necklace

On July 19, 2017, Kate debuted this blue topaz flower pendant necklace.

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

From the website: “The stunning Eden necklace features a blue topaz flower surrounded by pave set diamonds in 18ct white gold. This pretty but bold necklace can be paired with the Eden flower gemstone earrings.”

This is the second Eden item Kate has worn in public. Her first were the Eden Flower Citrine earrings.

The necklace features four small blue topaz gemstones arranged in a box pattern: two on each side of the chain, spaced equidistant and across from each other. The largest and diamond encircled gemstone is centered at the bottom of the necklace. It is flower shaped and surrounded by small white diamonds. The entire necklace is set in white gold.

Here it is on Kate.

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This costs £1,166.67 or $1520.77.

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Beige Smooth Shell Necklace

On May 24, 2011, one of Kate’s first engagements upon returning from her honeymoon was to meet with the Obamas.

She accessorized her lovely Reiss Shola dress with this shell necklace.

The necklace appears to be made of elongated, curved pale beige shells speckled with a black pattern. I don’t possess enough knowledge of conchology to identify what type of shells they are. I speculate that they could be some type of cowry shell. I found these and these images of cowrie shells. They both look similar to the pattern on Kate’s necklace.

Here it is on Kate.

Mabe Pearl Necklace

On March 17, 2017, Kate wore this mabe pearl necklace to a reception held at the British Embassy in Paris.

Photo credit: My Small Obsessions

Many of us suspected it could be the matching necklace to the Balenciaga earrings she also wore. If one looks at the border of the pearl setting, it lacks the crystals the Balenciaga earrings feature.

One of the more unique pieces Kate owns, this necklace features four large mabe pearls suspended in a somewhat asymmetrical pattern. One mabe pearl is centered on a metal chain (possibly white gold) and under this are two pearls on slim chains, the left chain considerably shorter than the right chain. The second pearl on the right side has one more pearl attached below it. The chain drop is shorter than the drop for the pearl above it. This gives it the aforementioned asymmetrical effect.

Here it is on Kate:

Cartier Trinity de Cartier Necklace

On March 18, 2017, Kate wore this necklace in Paris.

Photo credit: My Small Obsessions

From the website: “Designed by Louis Cartier in 1924, the Trinity ring is a signature design of the Cartier Maison. The three interlaced bands in pink, yellow and white gold symbolize love, fidelity and friendship. The ring has inspired the full Trinity collection, a timeless testament to life’s most memorable loves.

Trinity de Cartier necklace, 18K white gold, 18K pink gold, 18K yellow gold.”

As with the other Trinity pieces, this pendant is composed of three rings fitted together in an imbricating manner. The rings are made of yellow, rose and white gold and hang on a yellow gold chain.

Here it is on Kate:

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The cost of this is $1,890.

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.

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