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Catherine, Princess of Wales is undoubtedly a style icon in her own right, with so many of her outfits having become immediately recognisable and sparking trends since she officially joined the royal family in 2011. But in addition to all her outfits that we love, Kate Middleton’s jewellery collection has also been something royal fans have been keeping a close eye on.
From spectacularly bejewelled tiaras that costs millions to surprisingly affordable pieces, Kate Middleton has been spotted wearing a lot of enviable jewellery over the years. Take a look at Kate Middleton’s unrivalled archive here.
For the royal wedding day, Queen Elizabeth loaned her granddaughter-in-law a fantastic royal family heirloom, the Cartier Halo tiara.
Made in 1936 and purchased by the Duke of York, later King George VI, for his wife, the Queen Mother, the then-Princess Elizabeth received the diamond tiara as an 18th birthday present.
Not much is known about the cross necklace that we’ve seen Kate wear quite a few times, but we do know that it’s been in her possession since at least 2005 when she wore it for the wedding of Hugh van Cutsem and Lady Rose Astor.
Kate Middleton has sported this Cartier watch for several years, with the timepiece featuring a sapphire that perfectly matches the gem in her engagement ring. The retail price of the Cartier Ballon Bleu watch in steel with a quartz movement is currently around £5,000.
At the 2011 BAFTAs, Kate teamed her lavender Alexander McQueen gown with a stunning pair of chandelier-style diamond earrings on loan from Queen Elizabeth.
In February 2018, Kate Middleton and Prince William attended the BAFTAS. The pregnant Princess looked incredible in a forest green gown by Jenny Packham which was complemented by a jaw-dropping necklace and emerald earrings.
At a museum launch reception, the Princess of Wales wore her hair in her signature half-updo to show off her gorgeous Cassandra Goad earrings.
The earrings Kate wore, which can be made to order for £1,725, are from the ‘Journey to China’ collection and inspired by the detail of circles and squares that decorate the roof edge of the Temple of Heaven built in about 1530 during the Ming Dynasty.
In her role as London 2012 Olympics ambassador, the Princess of Wales attended an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery wearing an 18-carat chain that features pavé diamonds as well as three intertwined circles of pink, yellow and white gold, with the design echoing the Olympic rings.
Keen-eyed royal fans will be very familiar with these earrings. Worn alongside the Halo tiara, the Princess wore a pair of beautiful Robinson Pelham diamond earrings, a wedding gift from her parents Michael and Carole Middleton for her to wear on her special day.
The Princess of Wales wore a pair of earrings that were loaned to her by Queen Elizabeth II for their royal tour of Scotland in 2021. The looped sapphire jewellery was given to Her Majesty when she toured the Gulf States in 1979.
Kate Middleton was spotted at a Buckingham Palace reception wearing a stunning diamond bracelet, which is, alongside a matching pair of earrings, believed to have been a gift from Prince Charles.
While pregnant with Prince George in February 2013, Kate Middleton stepped out in London wearing her favourite Asprey London necklace.
The 167 Button Pendant has a central amethyst stone surrounded by pavé diamonds, all set in 18ct white gold. The design of the pendant is inspired by buttons on old English garments.
These pearl earrings are a staple for many of Kate Middleton’s looks. These Triple Stone Round Pearl Earrings by Heavenly Necklaces have been spotted at several functions and are undoubtedly a favourite in Kate Middleton’s jewellery collection.
For one of her first outings following the royal wedding, Kate debuted these stunning Links of London Effervescence Bubble Stiletto earrings at the 10th Annual ARK (Absolute Return for Kids) gala dinner.
Made of lavender iolite stones that sparkle in clusters, the sterling silver earrings perfectly complemented Kate Middleton’s glittering Jenny Packham gown.
Kate Middleton is pictured wearing some stunning blue topaz-and-diamond hoop earrings by Kiki McDonough for a gala at the Royal Academy of Arts in 2012.
Kate Middleton wore this pendant during a visit to Shooting Star Hospice in December 2013. It is a piece from the Mappin & Webb Fortune Collection in white gold and diamonds set in three 18-carat white gold infinity loops, priced at £3,950. Mappin & Webb holds a Royal Warrant as Silversmith to the royal family.
Kate Middleton wore this Cabochon by the Yard necklace during their engagement announcement. The 18-karat gold necklace features two bezel-set diamonds on either side of the sapphire. While the exact pieces Kate wore are now unavailable, contemporary versions of the set in lapis lazuli can be found at Tiffany & Co.
Kate Middleton’s traditional gold wedding band sits neatly beside her engagement ring and eternity ring, and was made from the royal family’s collection of Welsh yellow gold and is similar to the same worn by both the Queen Mother and Queen Elizabeth II.
Prince William gifted her with the diamond eternity ring as well following the birth of Prince George. The ring now sits beside her gold wedding band and diamond-encrusted engagement ring.
Prince William gave Kate Middleton his mother’s engagement ring, and it is undoubtedly the best-known item in Kate’s jewellery box.
Princess Diana herself chose it after Prince Charles proposed in 1981 from a selection of rings from the former Crown jewellers Garrard of Mayfair. The stunning centre stone is a 12-carat oval Ceylon sapphire, one of Princess Diana’s favourite gemstones, while the 14 solitaire diamonds nestled around it are set in 18-carat white gold.
Like her late mother-in-law, Kate Middleton had the ring resized, asking Crown Jewellers G. Collins & Sons to attach two platinum beads to act as runners inside the bottom of the ring to ensure it did not fall from her finger on the day of the wedding.
These earrings were originally a wedding gift to Princess Diana from the Crown Prince Fahd of Saudi Arabia. Prince William gave the earrings to Kate after he proposed in 2010, and the Princess updated the design into a drop style. They have since become one of Kate Middleton’s signature earrings through the years.
In December 2016, the Princess of Wales stunned at the Diplomatic Reception held at Buckingham Palace wearing the Cambridge Lover’s Knot Tiara.
The headpiece was a favourite of Prince William’s late mother Princess Diana. The stunning piece was created by jeweller Garrard in 1914 for Queen Mary, from pearls and diamonds already in her family’s possession.
Once belonging to Princess Diana, Kate wore these stunning drop earrings to the 2019 BAFTAs. Diana wore the stunning earrings often throughout the 1990s, and Kate made a slight change to them by replacing the original stones with smaller pearls.
Kate Middleton’s jewellery collection is enviable and seemingly neverending, and we’re always excited to see where we can find the exact pieces she owns. With so many more functions to attend in the future, we know we’ll be seeing so many more stunning pieces on the Princess.