8 affordable charm necklaces to help you channel your inner Kate

Few jewellery collections are more covetable than that of the Duchess of Cambridge – and luckily for us, Kate often favours demi-fine brands like Missoma, which our budget is far more likely to stretch to (especially when they’re running a great Black Friday deal).

However, for her latest virtual appearance, showcasing some of the entries to her Hold Still photography competition, the mum-of-three chose a ‘nugget’ charm-adorned design from British designer Alex Monroe, who is known for using nature-inspired imagery (including the ever popular bee pendant).

Alex Monroe describes the piece as ‘a charm necklace detailed with fossilised nuggets etched with botanicals, animals and Alex’s iconic bumblebee’, noting that it’s part of the brand’s Natural History Museum collection – a fitting tribute from Kate, who has been a patron of the organisation since 2013.

Priced at £360, the Paleontology Nugget Necklace is still a far more accessible option than much of the royal’s accessory collection, but for many of us, may fall outside of budget even for a duchess-approved gem. 

Kate Middleton Alex Monroe necklacePaleontology Nugget Necklace, £360, Alex Monroe

So with this in mind, we’ve scoured the high street and the websites of our favourite affordable jewellery brands to find seven similar designs that will help you to get the Kate look for less.

8 of the best charm necklaces to help you steal Kate’s style


Gold-Plated Disc Charm Station NecklaceGold-Plated Disc Charm Station Necklace, £14 (was £20), Accessorize

Kate has been spotted in Accessorize several times herself.

Ania Haie Gold Deus NecklaceGold Deus Necklace, £49, Ania Haie

One of the closest high street dupes we’ve found so far.

Orelia Luxe Hammered 5 Disc NecklaceLuxe Hammered 5 Disc Necklace, £85, Orelia

The hammered finish on the discs really catches the light.

Disco Topaz Necklace,Disco Topaz Necklace, £95, Edge of Ember

For when you want a bit more sparkle in your droplets.

Topshop Charm Drop Necklace

Charm Drop Necklace, £25, Topshop

You can always count on Topshop for affordable trend-led jewellery.

Disc Charm Necklace, £24.95, Seol + Gold

Sweet and simple – a necklace that will work with any outfit.

ottoman hands gulzar necklace

Gulzar Gold Flower Necklace, £63, Ottoman Hands

A more maximalist take with botanical inspiration.

lily and roo necklace

Gold Diamond Style Marquise Drop Necklace, £95, Lily & Roo 

Seriously special for under £100.