THE Duchess of Cambridge is known for her extravagant jewellery collection which features Royal jewels, custom pieces and designer costume jewellery and is often found choosing pieces with hidden meanings to compliment her looks.
Kate Middleton’s jewellery collection has been looked at by H&T Pawnbrokers and what she has worn to some of her most iconic event appearances in which she has been showing support through her jewellery choices.
Euros 2020 Final
In the final of the Euros on Sunday 11 July, Kate showed her support for the England team by sporting a bold pair of red earrings.
Pairing them with a white blazer she adorned the England colours to subtly show her support for the first men’s team to ever reach the final.
This fun pair of earrings are a step away from royal jewels and show Kates love for costume jewellery and the pair have been in high demand since she was spotted wearing them earlier this month.
A tribute to her children
Kate is often seen wearing jewellery that features tributes to her children.
On an official tour of Scotland in May 2021 Kate wore a gold necklace by the designer Daniella Draper which featured her children’s initials.
The letters G, C and L – represent her children, Prince George, seven, Princess Charlotte, six, and Prince Louis, two, hung from the necklace and showed they were on Kate’s mind as they did not join their parents on the tour.
Princess Diana’s sapphire engagement ring
Kate’s oval cut sapphire ring is perhaps the most iconic royal engagement ring and holds hidden meaning as the ring was originally given to Lady Diana when she got engaged to Prince Charles in 1981.
Ben Jarret from H&T comments: “The English Royal family’s engagement rings often contain family heirlooms, with diamonds being passed down and often re-set into new bands. Kate’s engagement ring is no different, with Princess Diana’s being passed onto her from William.”
The ring features a 12-carat oval blue sapphire, cut into facets, and surrounded by fourteen solitaire diamonds. The setting is made from 18K white gold.
Ben said: “On their tenth anniversary, we estimate that the ring is now worth £390,000 based on the value of the stone and band, although with the ring being an iconic cultural piece it could fetch hundreds of thousands more if it ever reached auction.”
Purchased for £28,000 in 1981, the ring is now rumoured to be worth £390,000.
In recent years, we have seen Kate wear crystals on numerous occasions, all of which have symbolic and meaningful qualities which are thought to pass on to the wearer.
Whilst talking with nursing students via zoom during the pandemic Kate wore a deep blue Lapis Lazuli pendant.
The blue stone has powerful qualities which protect against anxiety and deep stress, and offer the wearer harmony and inner peace.
In April 2018 Kate stepped out of St Mary’s Hospital to present the couples beautiful son Prince Louis.
For this beautiful moment, Kate chose to wear a pair of simple pearl earrings.
Pearls are known for their calming properties and is also said to offer protection and attract wealth.
Most meaningfully, pearls keep your children safe, while strengthening your relationships according to myths. An opportune time to wear them for this vulnerable moment post-birth.
Her Royal wedding tiara
For her wedding day in April 2011, Kate received her ‘something borrowed’ from the Queen, who lent her a Cartier Halo Tiara.
The tiara was a family heirloom, the perfect sentiment as Kate was welcomed into the Royal household, George VI commissioned Cartier to make it for his wife in 1936 and it was given to the Queen as an 18th birthday present.
Honouring her roots
Kate also honoured her side of the family on her wedding day.
The Duchess teamed the royal tiara with a pair of pear-cut diamond drop earrings from London-based jeweller, Robinson Pelham.
The elegant earrings were gifted to her by her parents and were symbolic of her family ties.
Prince Philip’s Funeral
Alongside other members of the royal family, Kate attended the funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, on April 17 earlier this year.
She showed her support to the Queen through her choice of jewellery.
Her outfit included a pair of diamond-and-pearl drop earrings and a pearl necklace, both of which are from Queen Elizabeth II's private collection, an ode to her Majesty on a difficult occasion.
Kate also honoured her late mother-in-law as the duo was also worn once by Princess Diana.
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