From the website: ” “Brilliant-cut micro-pavé white diamonds with a cumulative weight of 0.23 carats are meticulously hand set into this 18ct white gold eternity ring, putting a uniquely modern twist on a classic piece of jewellery.”
The ring is set apart from typical eternity rings by its firm band of white gold on either side of the diamonds. Most eternity rings feature unbordered diamonds.
Kate wore these lavender amethyst earrings on April 14, 2016, to meet with King Jigme Khesar Namgyl Wangchuck and his wife, Queen Jetsun Pema.
From the website: “Stunning drop earrings featuring large pear and oval shaped lavender amethyst stones surrounded by dazzling diamonds set in 18ct white gold.”
Here is the closeup:
They are made of two lavender amethyst stones: one pear shaped, the other slightly oval. Each stone is framed by tiny white diamonds. The pear shaped drop dangles beneath the oval one and is set (in Kiki’s signature style) with a single bezel white diamond between the two, to act as an “attachment” from the front (I’m sure the bezel is also set in gold, but from the front it appears as though the two stones are connected by one diamond). The entire earring is set in white gold.
They aren’t as massive as the Amrapali earrings, but they are not terribly small either.
Here they are on Kate.
These cost £3,900 or $5,538.
This is a rather fun post to write because these earrings were chosen by Elizabeth George as a piece she wanted to see Kate wear. It’s very exciting when Kate actually wears pieces we select for her. 🙂 You can read about it here.
Cataloguing Kate’s jewelry collection wouldn’t be complete without a post about her engagement ring.
As many already know, Kate’s ring used to be belong to her late mother-in-law. In 1981, Lady Diana Spencer chose the stone “from a selection presented to her by the then Crown jewellers Garrard of Mayfair. It cost £28,500 but, unusually for a choice by a member of the Royal Family, it was not unique and any member of the public could buy the same ring from the Garrard catalogue”. *
The ring was made by Garrard in London, and consists of one large oval Ceylon sapphire surrounded by 14 solitaire diamonds. It is set in white gold.
Some reports state that the sapphire is 12 carats. However, Ayvee of Diana’s Jewels believes that it may be 9 carats.
Here it is on Kate:
The ring was thought to be priced at £28,000 in 1981. Today, it’s deemed to be worth £250,000 or more, placing it just at the $500,000 mark.
Following up on the previous post, this is the matching bracelet to the necklace, also worn at the Sun Military Awards in 2011.
Here is the closeup:
Echoing the design of the necklace, the bracelet is made of white gold and features two lines of small round diamonds encircling the wrist. In between the two lines are smaller lines of diamonds running perpendicular to them, creating “cells” for the rubies and diamonds to be set inside them. Small circles studded with diamonds and flower-shaped rubies with diamond centers alternate between each cell, creating a diamond circle/ruby flower/diamond circle motif. I believe this has a fluid link (fold over clasp).
This is believed to be a part of a set Kate received when she married William.
We have seen this necklace at the Sun Military Awards in December 2011.
Here is the closeup:
It is widely believed that this (along with the matching bracelet) were wedding gifts.
The necklace is made of a connecting chain of small diamond circles running around the neckline. Suspended on each circle is a short straight line of white gold studded with diamonds. In between the circles are longer lines of diamonds. The lines alternate between short and long lengths to give it a unique pattern. At the very tip of each line is a flower-shaped ruby with a diamond center. I believe the whole necklace is set in white gold.
Given the design and weight of this necklace, I believe it has a fold-over, snap-shut clasp in the back. A necklace like this would need a sturdy clasp, and a lobster clasp would not seem strong enough to hold it in place.
My Small Obsessions received notice that this necklace and bracelet is worn by others, but in sapphires and not rubies. The photo I linked here shows the necklace and bracelet on Samira Said. I’m not sure if Kate’s was customized to have rubies (instead of sapphires), but I know that her necklace is not custom made in terms of design, because Samira owns the same necklace with different stones.
The sibling to Kate’s well-used diamond earrings, this bracelet is also believed to be a wedding gift. It matches her diamond earrings in design and style.
The bracelet consists of several halo-set diamonds in a single line, wrapped around the wrist. Echoing the matching earrings, there is a baguette shaped diamond piece in between each halo-set diamond. There are two thin rows made of small round diamonds flanking the row of halo-set diamonds, create a frame for them. My best guess is that this is set in white gold.
I’m not sure how this clasps, but expensive bracelets like these tend to have a snap-shut/fold-over closure, and not a lobster clasp.
You can see how sparkly and magnificent the bracelet is here:
She wore this bracelet on many, many occasions. Listed below are a few notable ones:
Premiere of Warhorse in London in January 2012.
In Singapore in September 2012.
Tusk Conservation Awards in September 2013.
Sportsball Gala in November 2013
If you have a favorite look featuring this bracelet, tell me about it below.