The British royal vaults are packed with gems with antique provenances, but the current royal ladies also have more modern jewels at their disposal. Today, let’s shine our spotlight on the modern diamond and emerald suite worn by the Duchess of Cambridge at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards in London in February 2018.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge can often be spotted on the BAFTA red carpet—not because they’re changing careers and delving into the world of film, but because Prince William has been president of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts since 2010. For the 2018 BAFTAs, Kate chose a flowing green gown by Jenny Packham. The gown looked like a particularly comfortable choice, as she was pregnant with Prince Louis.
With the dark green gown, Kate wore a demi-parure of modern jewels set with emeralds and white and yellow diamonds. It was the second outing for the suite: she had previously worn earrings and the bracelet from the set in December 2014, during the Cambridges’ trip to New York.
This time around, Kate demonstrated the breadth and versatility of the set. She wore the necklace from the suite for the first time. The piece is designed as a diamond necklace studded with a trio of emeralds, with a long diamond and emerald pendant section.
Previously, Kate had worn a longer version of the earrings from the set. At the BAFTAs, though, she opted for a shorter setting with just a large diamond and emerald cluster stud.