Asprey 167 Button Earrings

On February 4, 2017, at a relay race event to promote Heads Together at Olympic Park, Kate brought out the matching earrings to her 167 Button pendant necklace.

We were not sure about their provenance at first, but after examining photos I contacted Asprey and received confirmation.

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The earrings’ components are the same as the pendant: “central amethyst stone, surrounded by pave diamonds, all set in 18ct white gold.”

Here they are on Kate.

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I do not currently know the price for these. If I find one I will update.

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Oscar de la Renta Pearl Gold Disc Button Earrings

On October 14, 2016, Kate debuted these new button earrings.

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From the website: “Gilded details nod to natural oysters and Art Deco discs in these show-stopping button earrings, accented with lustrous Swarovski crystal pearls in statement, sea-inspired design. Handcrafted in America from weightless gold-plated pewter, this simple silhouette incorporates just the right amount of elegance into any look.”

• 5/8” long x 5/8” wide
• Clip backs with comfort pads
• Pewter / crystal pearl / brass
• Nickel-free / lead-free / cadmium-free

I admit I didn’t quite catch the reference to pearls in oyster shells until I read the description. It’s a clever design consisting of a round pearl centered in a hammered metal setting.

The earring attaches to the lobe by a post. The base of the main component is slightly curved at the rim, echoing the natural curvature of an oyster shell.

Here they are on Kate:

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This pair retails for $190

Balenciaga Eugenia Silver Tone Faux Pearl and Crystal Ear Cuff

Credit goes to My Small Obsessions for the ID.

To Trooping of the Colour 2016, Kate wore these huge mabe pearl earrings.

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

 

They are the Balenciage Faux Pearl and Crystal Ear Cuffs.

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Photo credit: https://www.net-a-porter.com

The earrings are clip-ons. I think this may be a first for Kate. She has only publicly worn hook or post earrings to my knowledge.

They are set in silver toned metal and surrounded by white crystals.

Here they are on Kate:

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She pulled them out again when she attended an event to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Somme.

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Photo credit: Tim Rooke/Pool/Getty Images

 

These cost $745 USD.

 

RepliKate for Kiki McDonough Grace White Topaz and Diamond Stud Earrings

While at Francesca’s, I also spotted a very good substitute for Kate’s well-used Grace studs.

Here are the Kiki McDonough Grace studs.

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

And here are the Francesca’s repliKates.

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They are made of sterling silver and cubic zirconia.

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The differences are:

-The Grace studs look larger than these.
-The materials are sterling silver and CZ, not white gold, diamonds and white topaz
-The center stone is less faceted on the Grace studs. The halo of diamonds on the Grace studs is thinner than the ones on my repliKates.

These cost $20 USD.

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Pearl Stud Earrings

It was inevitable that Kate was going to be seen in public, with the classic, reliable and unfailingly chic pearl stud earring.

Kate paired hers with a blue outfit at the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games.

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Visiting the Olympic Sailing venue for the same Game year.

WEYMOUTH, ENGLAND - AUGUST 06:  Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge shares a joke with members of the Team GB sailing squad on Day 10 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Weymouth & Portland Venue at Weymouth Harbour on August 6, 2012 in Weymouth, England.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
WEYMOUTH, ENGLAND – AUGUST 06: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge shares a joke with members of the Team GB sailing squad on Day 10 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Weymouth & Portland Venue at Weymouth Harbour on August 6, 2012 in Weymouth, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

 

These are sizable studs. Kate’s set looks to be about 9-10 mm. I own a pair of 6mm pearl studs, and mine are definitely smaller than hers.

Given how common pearl studs are, Kate could have gotten hers anywhere. However, I wonder if hers are from Annoushka.

They make a pearl stud earring that is 10mm, about the same size as Kate’s.

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

 

I have no confirmation on this. Kate already owns jewelry from Annoushka, so it’s possible she also owns their studs.

This is my favorite Kate look with these earrings:

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Kiki McDonough Grace White Topaz Stud Earrings

These stud earrings are a reliable set for Kate. She has worn them many, many times.

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

 

From the website: “One of Kiki’s most popular styles, these simple and delicate earrings can be worn everyday. Each earring features a round white topaz gemstone surrounded by small diamonds set in 18ct gold and can be paired with our matching Grace pendants and rings.”

The center stone appears to be a diamond at first, but at second glance they don’t have the sparkle of diamonds. Tiny diamonds surround the white topaz, and it’s all set in gold. I would have guessed white gold, but the website doesn’t specify and it’s not possible to see the color of the setting while Kate is wearing them.  These are made of 18ct white gold.

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Kate has worn these too many times to count, but here are some notable occasions.

Arriving in New Zealand with Prince George in tow in 2014 .

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Attending the Order of the Garter service at Windsor Castle in 2011.

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Photo credit: http://www.katemiddletonstyle.org

 

Visiting the city of Cambridge in 2011 with Prince William (side note: I love Kate’s hairstyle in this photo).

CAMBRIDGE, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 28: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge smiles and waves to the crowds from the balcony of Cambridge Guildhall as she pays an official visit to Cambridge with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge on November 28, 2012 in Cambridge, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
CAMBRIDGE, UNITED KINGDOM – NOVEMBER 28: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge smiles and waves to the crowds from the balcony of Cambridge Guildhall as she pays an official visit to Cambridge with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge on November 28, 2012 in Cambridge, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

 

And of course, she’s wearing them in this blog’s avatar and main photo. This was taken on Canada Day in 2011.

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Photo credit: http://www.princess-diana-remembered.com/

 

The price of these earrings is £795 or $1,237.

Kiki McDonough Kiki Classic Peridot and Blue Topaz Double Oval Studs

We’ve seen this pair on Kate just once. I’m desperately longing to see them again, because they are one of the most striking earring sets in her collection.

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

 

From the website: “A firm Kiki favourite; these double oval stud earrings come in an array of vibrant colour combinations and are exceptionally easy and fun to wear. This pair features stunning peridot, blue topaz and diamonds set in 18ct yellow gold.”

I want to point out that Kate’s pair actually does not have the diamonds shown in the stock photo. Hers have been replaced with smaller peridot stones.

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Photo credit: http://www.hrhcatherineduchessofcambridge.blogspot.com

 

An oval peridot sits atop a slightly larger oval blue topaz stone. To fill in the gap where these two meet, there are two small peridot stones nestled in the empty space.

Kate wore them to the African Cats premiere in April 2012. They complement her Matthew Williamson dress quite nicely.

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The cost of these is £1,400 or $2,140.