On September 26, 2016, Kate wore these earrings to greet First Nations communities and visit the Great Bear Rainforest.
From the website: “An ode to the kites that fly throughout South Asia for the annual kite festivals, the kite is such a simple joy of childhood. The triumph of that thin paper taking off in a gust of breeze up into the sky, the ducking and twirling up there in the sky with the birds. The 18 kt Gold kites flutter on these beautiful double drop earrings.”
A smaller rhombus shaped gold piece is placed on a larger rhombus shaped gold piece. Both are set on a gold hook. The smaller piece has rounded edges.
On September 27, 2016, Kate wore these Monica Vinader Siren earrings in green onyx.
From the website: “These simple, sophisticated earrings are great for everyday wear. The organic, irregular shaped multi-faceted Green Onyx gemstone is encased in 18ct Gold Plated Vermeil on Sterling Silver. The gemstone in these earring measures approximately 12mm x 10mm (0.47 x 0.4″).”
These are an intriguing choice for Kate because I considered buying them for myself before she wore them. It seems like we really do have similar tastes in jewelry.
The earrings consist of a faceted green onyx stone set in goldplated silver. They hang from a gold plated earring hook, giving them a short drop.
Monica Vinader’s Siren collection is described as “Colour gemstones and organic shapes inspired by sea-worn treasures and the glamour of southern Italy.”
Some information about the origin of their stones and the alterations made to them: “Onyx is a chalcedony consisting of fine bands of quartz and morganite in a variety of colours. Our green onyx comes from India and is enhanced with natural dyes to attain its strong, pure bright green colour.”
At the Hillsborough Castle in Northern Ireland, Kate attended a garden party on June 14, 2016. She wore these Eden Flower earrings in citrine.
The citrine version does not appear on Kiki McDonough’s website. It is widely believed that these earrings are bespoke.
The website offers a Lemon Quartz version.
Here is the closeup:
A flower shaped diamond stud with a hollowed out center is connected to a round citrine drop set in a white diamond halo setting. The earrings are set in yellow gold. A single bezel diamond is suspended between the stud and the drop.
Here they are on Kate.
Since these were bespoke, we don’t have a confirmed price, but the Lemon Quartz earrings retail at £2,900. I am assuming that is their cost is close to that number.
Kate wore these unidentified earrings to Middle Temple on October 8, 2012.
Here it the closeup:
There is some debate as to whether these are brown or dark red drops. They could be brown, but given that Kate usually coordinates her jewelry to match her outfit, I think it’s likely they could be dark red, perhaps garnet.
They are gemstone drop earrings set in yellow gold. Judging by the way the gold glistens, this could be goldplated brass. I think it’s not solid gold.