Jewelry

 

In response to reader requests we are creating a ‘Jewelry’ page. This won’t be formatted quite the same as other pages; we’ll be including pieces that generate significant interest that may not be from a ‘favorite brand’. One other note: the best resources for information on Kate’s jewelry are My Small Obsessions and the Jewelry Worn by Catherine portion of the Diana’s Jewels website.

KIKI MCDONOUGH: The Duchess is frequently seen in her styles from this jewelry. From left to right we show the Citrine Drops, the Grace White Topaz Stud earrings, the Lola Blue Topaz hoops by Casato Gioielli (believed to have been purchased at Kiki McDonough), and the Peridot and Blue Topaz Double Oval studs.

Kiki McDonough

Kiki McDonough

LINKS OF LONDON: Perhaps Kate’s most notable appearance in Links of London was for her more formal engagement photo, when she wore the Hope Egg earrings in white topaz. She has also shown a fondness for the brand’s Bubble Stiletto earrings, shown lower right.

Links of London & Splash News

Links of London & Splash News

ANNOUSHKA: It’s not surprising the Duchess favors this brand. Annoushka Ducas actually designed the two pair of earrings shown above; she co-founded Links of London with her husband. Kate frequently wears a pair of earrings from the designer’s eponymous company, part of the Annoushka Pearls collection; the Pearl Drops are usually suspended on Kiki McDonough Diamond Hoops. (NOV 3, 2016: Previously we thought that Kate wore the Annoushka Eclipse Porcupine Hoops, but have not found any photos showing Kate wearing that specific hoop style. Our thanks to KC & Les JD for raising the topic in their comments!)

Kiki McDonough/Annoushka/Splash News

Kiki McDonough/Annoushka/Splash News

INDIVIDUAL ITEMS: Tissot Wristwatch: Kate has been wearing a wristwatch more frequently since the birth of Prince George, or at least more noticeably. The timepiece is by Tissot, a Swiss company celebrating 160 years in business.  The watch has a stainless steel and goldtone band, mother of pearl face and crystal or diamond chips at the hour points. Tissot is available online and sold at jewelry stores and department stores like Macy’s in the US; in the UK the brand is available at similar stores. Kate has worn this piece for some time: the photo second from the right below dates to the 2007 Cheltenham Gold Races. With thanks to Nancy and Brigitta for the identification, and Anna of My Small Obsessions for sharing their information, it looks like the mystery has been solved.

After the tips from Nancy and Brigitta the final element in determining the maker was when My Small Obsessions was able to purchase one of the watches herself. (NOTE: Some photos of the watch on Kate’s wrist have been rotated for a better comparison.) More from a Yahoo Singapore story: “According to Tissot, the Duchess of Cambridge also wears a timepiece from their Ballade Dream collection which was launched in 1996, under the model number T46.2.285.76. The watch is no longer for sale but the series is still available.”

Splash News/eBay/

Splash News/eBay/My Small Obsessions

Ruby & Diamond necklace/bracelet is by Mouawad; more information may be found here.

Polaris/Splash/Splash

Polaris/Splash/Splash

Cartier Wristwatch: First noted on an Art Room event in February 2014, the watch is part of Cartier’s Ballon de Bleu collection. Kate wears the Stainless Steel version; both Ayvee of Diana’s Jewels and Anna of My Small Obsessions believe Kate wears the 33mm size ($5750).

Cartier Ballon Bleu 33mm Saks

Cartier (L) and i-Images/Polaris (R)

May 20, 2014: Many readers have inquired about what appears to be an eternity band on Kate’s ring finger,

Photo Credits as Shown on Individual Images

Photo Credits as Shown on Individual Images

Anna of My Small Obsessions received confirmation the ring is from Annoushka Jewelry, the firm’s Eclipse Diamond Eternity Ring. As shown on the website it sells for £820, roughly $1400 at today’s exchange rates; it is part of Annoushka’s Eclipse collection. Annoushka Jewelry

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  17 Responses to “Jewelry”

  1. Hi

    Do you know if she wears the Kiki McDonough hoops with the Annoushka pearl drops? I have read some sites where it says she pairs the kiki hoops with the Annoushka pearl drops. I see that both of them carry the diamond hoops. Thanks

    • KC, I have the same question! Upon examining photos, it looks like the Duchess is wearing the Kiki McDonough hoops as the metal around the pave diamonds appears to be yellow gold (like the rest of the hoops). With regards to the Annoushka hoops, the coloring surrounding the diamonds almost looks black with the outer hoops being yellow gold. I’m going to check out the other websites listed under this section to see what they say.

      • I am mortified to see this and realize I had not updated the page to reflect Kate wearing the Kiki McDonough hoops. I have done that now, and hope you don’t mind me mentioning you both in the correction/update. :)

        • No worries at all. And, thank you so much for the update and for mentioning me in your correction/update. I am a HUGE fan of your blog; simply LOVE it! Keep up the excellent work!

          • I’m enormously grateful for comments like yours & KC’s, otherwise inaccurate information could/would stay on the site. Thank you for the kind words about the site, I’m tickled you enjoy it! :)

  2. I meant to say Sonam Rabgye who designed the Endless Knot necklace The Duchess received as a gift from the Queen of Bhutan.

  3. Add to your list the Beautiful Endless Knot necklace from Sonam Rabghy that The Duchess received as a gift from the Queen of Bhutan. I bought the silver version and it is lovely. The service and craftsmanship is great. I highly recommend Sonam Rabghy. It was a pleasure dealing with her.

  4. Nice page! I am interested in fashion jewelry, I like your blog!

  5. Wow, looking wonderful jewelry. I like it.

  6. I love 99.99% of what she wears….I think she is wonderful…….William, too…….I loved Diana so much……..Keep up the good work on this blog………Thanks……Mildred

  7. Hi all, I have finally found exactly which Cartier Ballon Bleu she has on. I have previously not been able to find a precise answer, a lot of the sites differ. It is definitely not the ’28 due to the guilloché that the 28 mm does not have. It was either the Cartier Ballon Bleu Steel Quartz 33 mm or 36 mm (also called the medium model). I have been comparing photos and have finally found a distinctive difference between models that has helped me distinguish which one it is exactly.

    There are a lot of small differences that you can see from various photos but the one feature that is clear as day is the number 4 ‘IIII’, it is completely featured on the 36 mm, yet the number ‘IIII’ is not quite complete on the 33 mm model. Have a look on the Cartier site for yourself and on the photos of close-ups that the Duchess wears, it is clearly the 33mm model as the number ‘IIII’ is not quite complete.

    And there you are, you’re welcome, enjoy!

  8. I really enjoy watching what the Duchess is wearing. She is beautiful and looks great in everything! I especially like her in a fitted pencil skirt style suite or dress. When it comes to William, I love him in a navy suit and his casual look of an open, button down shirt. My favorite uniform on William is the black one with the black ‘ripple’ front. He is very handsome.

    I have to laugh and yet be somewhat dismayed when I read some of the comments about William and Catherine here in the U.S.A. People have said some awfully rude things about them both. I don’t understand it. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge work hard and show they genuinely care about their work and the UK people. It may be their job, but they do good things.

    Oh well, I found the best thing for me is to read the article, but I do NOT read U.S.A. commentors remarks about William and Catherine.

  9. So many pieces not listed here. Have the diamond earrings worn on the wedding day been seen again?

    • The Duchess’ wedding earring, a gift from her parents, have not been worn since the wedding. However, she has worn similar earrings prompting those to comment on the similarity. You will recall that an acorn dangles from the top center with the bottom in a long diamond shape. All diamonds, including the acorn.

  10. What about the dangle earrings worn today, Easter Morning in Australia?? I saw the linked entry, something about a blue stone, a gift from Charles? Do we know anything more than this? Has she worn them before? Are they bespoke and if so by whom? Is that an aquamarine? I would love to see the entry updated with more information. Thx!!

  11. The Duchess of Cambridge, as ever simply beautiful with immaculate taste and timeless jewellery.

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