27 March 2016

Kate's Jewelry Box: Diamond and Aquamarine Earrings

Time for a new Sunday feature, everyone! Each week, we'll be peeking into the Duchess of Cambridge's jewelry box to see some of the glittering pieces she's worn since joining the royal family. Today we're kicking things off with her diamond and aquamarine earrings.

The earrings, which are made of 18K white gold, feature oval aquamarine drops surrounded by diamonds in a pear-shaped setting, suspended from five smaller round diamonds. The maker of the earrings has not been identified.

Kate wore the earrings for the first time during the Cambridges' Diamond Jubilee tour in 2012. She debuted them at an event held on September 12 at the residence of the British High Commissioner, Eden Hall, in Singapore.

Two days later, we got a better look at the same pair of earrings, worn at two separate engagements in Kuala Lumpur. First, Kate wore the earrings to visit the Assyakirin Mosque and to go on a walkabout; later in the day, she wore the same pair for a tea party at the British High Commissioner's residence.

The tea party gave us a brief glimpse of the shape of the backing of the earrings.

The earrings appeared again in April 2013, when Kate visited the National Portrait Gallery to attend a reception for one of her patronages, The Art Room.

During the 2014 tour of Australia and New Zealand, Kate donned the earrings for Easter Sunday service at St. Andrew's Cathedral in Sydney.

In June 2015, Kate selected the earrings for Trooping the Colour.

Kate paired the earrings with the Dacre Brooch for a service marking the 75th anniversary of the RAF Air Cadets in February 2016.

A few weeks later, Kate wore the earrings again to attend the annual Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey.