Ruby and Diamond Necklace

Matching her new earrings closely, Kate also wore this necklace on the first day of the 2017 Poland/Germany tour.

The necklace’s pendant looks like an oval version of her tanzanite pendant necklace. Small white diamonds frame the oval ruby stone in the center. The pendant looks to be set in white gold, and the chain looks to be made of white gold.

There is some discussion about whether or not this is a G Collins and Sons piece. It certainly looks like it, but we would need to wait for confirmation. I don’t think this is a set to go with her earrings because the settings are completely different.

Here it is on Kate:

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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:

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

The cost of this is $1,890.

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

This necklace costs £140 or $200 USD.

Gold and Green Stone Quatrefoil Pendant Necklace

Kate wore this necklace to her university graduation.

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Photo credit: My Small Obsessions

At first, I didn’t realize it was the same necklace she wore in this post, because it was flipped around.

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

The pendant is a thin gold quatrefoil with a 6 petal gold flower in the center. There is a green gemstone in the middle of the flower. Four marquise-shaped green stones reach from the corners of the flower to touch the inner curve of the quatrefoil. The green stones may be emeralds, tsavorite garnet, or simply colored quartz.

The discussion surrounding this necklace is quite interesting. At first, I believed this to be a mere costume jewelry piece. After reading some information on My Small Obsessions, I found out that this could actually be an antique necklace. A MSO Facebook fan discovered an Edwardian era necklace that is in the same style as Kate’s necklace.

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

 

With this new information, I have some questions:

1) If this really is an antique piece made of real gold and real gemstones,. why doesn’t Kate wear it more often? It’s obviously a valuable piece of fine jewelry.

2) If Kate no longer wears this, does this mean she does not have access to it? Was it a borrowed piece? Is it a family heirloom that truly does not belong to Kate?

3) If this is not an antique necklace, is it simply costume jewelry made to imitate Edwardian style jewelry? To me, the gold does sparkle in a way costume jewelry gold doesn’t.

 

G. Collins and Sons Tanzanite & Diamond Pendant

At the National Service of Commemoration on March 13. 2015, Kate wore this stunning and impressive tanzanite and diamond pendant necklace.

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

 

It’s an upside-down pear shaped tanzanite set in platinum. Surrounding the center stone are small white diamonds. The chain is also platinum.

Here it is on Kate.

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

 

The connector section is different from the one in the company’s photo, which leads many of us to believe that Kate’s pendant is bespoke.

The price of this was £8400 at the time Kate wore it. In U.S currency it would be $12,200.