03 April 2016

Kate's Jewelry Box: Diamond and Emerald Cluster Drop Earrings

Kate wears the diamond and emerald cluster drop earrings on 17 Mar 2013 (Photo: Toby Melville - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

They may not be the biggest pair of earrings in the Duchess of Cambridge's jewel collection, but there's something about her diamond and emerald cluster drop earrings -- they're small but mighty.




Detail of Kate wearing the earrings on 12 Apr 2014 (Photo: Tim Rooke - Pool /Getty Images)

The earrings' major feature is the oval-shaped cluster drop. Ten small diamonds surround a single oval-shaped emerald. The earrings look to be set in a combination of yellow and white gold. The cluster drop is suspended from a stud which is set with an additional diamond.


Kate wears the earrings on 27 Nov 2012 (Photo: Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Kate wore the earrings in public for the first time in November 2012 at the Natural History Museum in London.


Kate wears the earrings on 17 Mar 2013 (Photo: Toby Melville - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

A few months later, she wore the earrings to present the Irish Guards with shamrocks on St. Patrick's Day.


Kate wears the earrings in New Zealand on 12 Apr 2014 (Photo: Tim Rooke - Pool /Getty Images)

Kate selected the diamond and emerald cluster earrings for three separate occasions in 2014. She took them along on the tour of Australia and New Zealand. She wore them for a visit to the Avantidrome in Hamilton on April 12...


Kate wears the earrings in Australia on 24 Apr 2014 (Photo: Anthony Devlin - Pool/Getty Images)

... and then she donned them again on April 24 for engagements in Canberra.


Kate wears the earrings on 5 Jul 2014 (Photo: Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

A few weeks later, she wore the earrings in Yorkshire to help kick off the annual Tour de France in Harrogate.


Kate wears the earrings on 10 Mar 2016 (Photo: Arthur Edwards - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

The earrings reappeared recently during William and Kate's March 10 engagements focusing on mental health and suicide prevention. So far, Kate has only paired the earrings with green dresses or coats -- she even had a green coat on over her bird-print dress in the March 2016 appearance. Emeralds are a natural fit with green, of course, but I'm actually a big fan of pairing them with other colors, too. How about wearing them with royal blue, plum, or navy, Kate?