Now that Princess Kate and Prince Wills have left the continent, I’ve finally been able to sift through all of the elegant and surprisingly conservative jewelry statements our favorite royal wore on her whirlwind tour.
Before I get to it, I’m thrilled to announce that my sugar mamma, Jewelry.com gave me a little corner of their blingy universe to bring you all the great celebrity looks I gush about here at prices we mere mortals can afford. Click here to see my first go at it – A Princess Kate-themed bauble extravaganza with all of the looks featured in this post and then some!
Perhaps we should have known from the moment we saw her down-low diamond tiara choice for her walk down the aisle that this princess-to-be is not one to ‘BRAG’ about her bling. Rather, we’re seeing a continuation of that ‘splash of sparkle’ trend I’ve spotted on the red carpet this summer – along with a few sartorial surprises.
They don’t call her the “Discount Duchess” for nothing. I like that she’s open to using her accessories with more than one outfit – like the sapphire drops pictured above and below with her diamond cross pendant. And our Kate loves to bring out the basics – crosses, circles, and studs. Certainly not a ‘fashion-forward’ choice but a great way to bring the jewelry box classics back on trend.
Chandeliers made a swinging appearance – on loan from the Queen – at the tony BAFTA event held in Los Angeles, where the Duchess rubbed elbows with Hollywood royalty like Nicole Kidman, Tom Hanks, Jennifer Lopez and Reese Witherspoon.
And the surprises? I don’t think I’ve ever touted a celebrity citrine piece – and these barely there drop earrings by Kiki McDonough are just lovely. Citrine. Who knew?
These tiny treasure-esque gold leaf earrings are just the right touch of whimsy. Remember her diamond acorn earrings from the wedding (pictured above)? Somewhere, The Lorax is smiling…
Speaking of tree-themed accessories? Everyone was talking about the diamond maple leaf brooch the Duchess wore on several occasions while visiting our Canadian friends to the north. It’s another loaner from the Queen’s coffers – and continues to give the brooch category some oomph (Michelle Obama? Watch your back.)
But with 40 outfits making the rounds for her 9 day adventure across the pond, this is just the tip of the ‘ice’ berg. A reminder to visit Jewelry.com for a complete sale curated by yours truly, where I’ve collected all the top Kate jewelry looks and paired them with pieces you can bring home to your own jewelry box.
Get in touch with your inner princess, jewelry hounds! Kate’s style makes it easy. Jewelry.com makes it affordable. Enjoy!