10 July 2016

Kate's Jewelry Box: The Lola Blue Topaz Hoop Earrings

Kate wears her Lola Blue Topaz Hoop Earrings (Photo: Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

The Duchess of Cambridge's jewelry collection includes a growing number of earrings from British jewelry designer Kiki McDonough -- some petite, some statement. Today's earrings, the Lola Blue Topaz Hoops, definitely fall into the latter category.

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Kate wore the earrings in public for the first time in July 2012. She debuted them at a Buckingham Palace reception ahead of the London Olympic Games. The earrings fit neatly with her "ring" jewelry aesthetic for Olympic events.

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The earrings are described on the Kiki McDonough website as "stunning blue topaz and diamond hoops in 18ct white gold." The earrings are actually a double hoop: a large ring of alternating blue topazes and diamonds suspended from a much smaller, diamond-studded hoop. The pair retails on the website for £3,200.

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Kate wore the earrings again in July 2012 for a creative industries reception at the Royal Academy of Arts.

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She also demonstrated the versatility of the earrings in November 2014, wearing them with an evening gown for the Royal Variety Performance.