With her iconic sapphire engagement ring in a permanent place of pride on her left hand, the Duchess of Cambridge often coordinates with other pieces of sapphire jewelry. Today we’ve got a look at a pair of earrings, now worn by Kate, that have sentimental royal history.
Kate arrived at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London on October 27, 2015, for the 100 Women in Hedge Funds (100WHF) Gala Dinner. The event supported one of Kate’s patronages, The Art Room, which supported children’s mental health through creative outlets.
For the gala, Kate wore a bold, colorful floral-printed gown by Erdem. She kept her shoes and bag neutral, choosing a black clutch and coordinating heels.
The jewels Kate chose to wear with the gown picked up on the blue and white flowers from the print. She wore an eye-catching pair of diamond and sapphire earrings, with a distinctive diamond fringe section below the large sapphire.
The earrings aren’t new to the royal world. They were previously owned and worn by Kate’s great-grandmother-in-law, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. Kate has often worn pieces of jewelry (like this tiara, and this necklace) linked to the Queen Mum, with many guessing that she’s patterning her royal role after the late family matriarch.
Kate finished off the look with a newer piece of jewelry: the bracelet from her diamond cluster and baguette suite. She’s been wearing pieces from the set, especially the coordinating earrings, since shortly after her wedding in the spring of 2011.