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