09 January 2017

35 of Kate's Best Jewels: 29-35

35 of Kate's Best Jewels (Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

Happy 35th Birthday to the Duchess of Cambridge! To mark Kate's birthday, we're spending all week counting down 35 of her best pieces of jewelry. The list includes some of my favorites from her own jewelry box as well as pieces she's borrowed from the royal vaults. This evening, we're kicking off the countdown with the first seven pieces...

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35. Kiki Eden Earrings: Kate debuted this pair of diamond and citrine earrings from Kiki McDonough during a visit to Hillsborough Castle in Northern Ireland in the summer of 2016. (More on their debut appearance over here!)

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34. Kiki Classic Blue Topaz and Peridot Earrings: Kate wore these colorful earrings in April 2012 for the premiere of African Cats at BFI Southbank.

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33. The Five Pearl Brooch: Worn for the first time at Trooping the Colour in 2014, this brooch appears to be made of half (or mabe) pearls. (More from its debut over here!)

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32. The Annoushka Pearl Drops: Usually worn with a pair of diamond hoops from Kiki McDonough, these classic pearl drops have served Kate well during her years as a member of the House of Windsor. (More views from a recent outing here!)

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31. The Monica Vinader Riva Suite: This versatile, lacy suite of diamond jewels from Monica Vinader made the news this year with questions about whether or not Kate borrowed the jewels. (Read more about it over here and over here!)


30. The Mappin and Webb Empress Suite: Kate's had this diamond necklace and earring set in her jewelry box for some time now, but they made their most prominent public appearance at the christening of Princess Charlotte. (See close-ups of the suite here!)

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29. The Cambridge-Cornwall Charm Bracelet: A sentimental piece from Kate's jewelry box, this charm bracelet is thought to be Camilla's wedding gift to her daughter-in-law. It features both of their cyphers. (See close-ups over here!)

Find out which seven pieces made the list next on Tuesday!