08 January 2015

Kate: A Year in Jewels (Part One)


The Duchess of Cambridge celebrates her birthday tomorrow, which means that it's a particularly good time to have a look at the jewels she wore in 2014. There were lots of familiar pieces in the mix, but also a few sparkling surprises. Which of Kate's jewels did you covet most this year? (Stay tuned later today for part two!)



February 11: National Portrait Gallery
The Queen's Nizam of Hyderabad necklace (Cartier), diamond wedding gift earrings





February 14: ICAP Art Room Opening
"Fortune" white gold pendant necklace (Mappin and Webb), green amethyst drop earrings (Kiki McDonough), "Ballon de Bleu" watch (Cartier)



February 17: Dramatic Arts Reception at Buckingham Palace
"Temple of Heaven" girandole earrings (Cassandra Goad)



March 17: St. Patrick's Day with the Irish Guards
Queen Alexandra's golden shamrock brooch (Cartier), green amethyst drop earrings (Kiki McDonough)



March 29: Budgett/Meade Wedding
"Temple of Heaven" girandole earrings (Cassandra Goad)



April 7: Arrival in New Zealand
The Queen's Women of Auckland fern brooch, "Grace" stud earrings (Kiki McDonough)



April 9: Plunket Visit
Pearl drop earrings (Annoushka), "Ballon de Bleu" watch (Cartier)



April 10: Blenheim War Memorial
Diamond and sapphire earrings, commemorative poppy pin



April 10: State Reception
Diamond wedding gift bracelet, diamond wedding gift earrings



April 11: Auckland Harbour
"Grace" stud earrings (Kiki McDonough)



April 12: Rainbow Place Hospice
Diamond and emerald earrings, commemorative poppy pin



April 13: Palm Sunday at the Cathedral of St. Paul
The Queen's Women of Auckland fern brooch, green amethyst drop earrings (Kiki McDonough)



April 13: Forsyth Barr Stadium
Green amethyst drop earrings (Kiki McDonough)



April 13: Amisfield Winery
Green amethyst drop earrings (Kiki McDonough)



April 14: Visit to Christchurch
Pearl drop earrings (Annoushka), "Fortune" white gold pendant necklace (Mappin and Webb), "Ballon de Bleu" watch (Cartier)



April 16: Royal New Zealand Police College
Diamond and sapphire earrings, "Ballon de Bleu" watch (Cartier)



April 16: Arrival in Australia
Pearl drop earrings (Annoushka), "Fortune" white gold pendant necklace (Mappin and Webb), "Ballon de Bleu" watch (Cartier)



April 17: Visit to the Blue Mountains
Diamond and sapphire earrings; "Fortune" white gold pendant necklace (Mappin and Webb); "Ballon de Bleu" watch (Cartier)



April 18: Sydney Royal Easter Show
Pearl drop earrings (Annoushka), "Ballon de Bleu" watch (Cartier)



April 19: Amberley Air Base
Diamond and sapphire earrings, "Fortune" white gold pendant necklace (Mappin and Webb), "Ballon de Bleu" watch (Cartier)



April 20: Easter Sunday in Sydney
Diamond earrings with pale blue drop, "Fortune" white gold pendant necklace (Mappin and Webb), "Ballon de Bleu" watch (Cartier)



April 20: Taronga Zoo
Citrine drop earrings (Kiki McDonough), "Woodland" charm necklace (Asprey)



April 22: National Indigenous Training Academy
"Double Leaf" earrings (Catherine Zoraida), "Woodland" charm necklace (Asprey), handmade bracelet



April 22: Uluru Cultural Center
"Double Leaf" earrings (Catherine Zoraida), handmade necklace



April 23: Visit to Adelaide
Pearl drop earrings (Annoushka), "Woodland" charm necklace (Asprey), "Ballon de Bleu" watch (Cartier)



April 24: National Arboretum Canberra
Diamond and emerald earrings



April 24: Government Reception
Diamond wedding gift earrings and bracelet, "Ballon de Bleu" watch (Cartier)



April 25: Australian National War Memorial
Diamond and sapphire earrings, enamel anemone pin



May 29: MacRosty Park
Citrine drop earrings (Kiki McDonough), Celtic wedding gift brooch