10 December 2014

New Emeralds for Kate

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are in New York this week, and last night they attended a gala dinner at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in celebration of the 600th anniversary of the University of St. Andrews.

William and Kate both graduated from St. Andrews, which is also where they met and started their relationship more than a decade ago. Any event related to the university, then, is clearly close to both their hearts, and Kate took the opportunity to debut a brand-new set of jewelry at the gala.

The set includes at least two pieces, both of which were worn to the gala: a pair of diamond and emerald earrings and a diamond and emerald bracelet. Kate wore the set with a familiar Jenny Packham dress -- the same one that she previously paired with the Queen's Nizam of Hyderabad Necklace.

The earrings are very long, sweeping past Kate's jaw. They feature diamonds in a linear design with large square emeralds at the ends.

The bracelet also features a single emerald surrounded by diamonds.

According to the royal reporters covering the visit, the earrings and bracelet were a "private gift" to Kate.

So exciting to finally see some new substantial jewels on Kate -- what do you think of the new set of "Cambridge" emeralds?