Much of the Duchess of Cambridge’s jewellery collection is handed down through the royal family, making it not only highly sentimental, but also well out of our price range.
However, you’d be wrong to assume that this was always the case. In fact, the style experts at Duchess Kate Blog have just spotted that Kate recently wore a pair of £68 earrings from the high street, while attending the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall – and to our surprise, they’re still in stock.
Kate wore the glamorous studs, which are from J.Crew, to the occasion, styled with a chic, simple black dress and black stiletto heels. The store describes the gems as being ‘elegant as they are easy’; and the duchess certainly made wearing them look effortless.
It’s not the first time Kate has championed an affordable earring – cast your mind back to January 2015, when she was expecting Princess Charlotte. During an appearance at an event hosted by The Fostering Network, she was pictured wearing a smart brown coat accessorised with a set of Mirabelle statement earrings, with three interlinked hoops.
If you love the style, we’ve got more good news – despite the three-year throwback, the earrings are still available to buy online. They’re gold-plated, with a base of brass and sterling silver, and best of all, will leave you with change from £40.
Although Kate tends to favour smaller gems for most occasions, she’s been snapped in the statement set more than once – in June of last year, she wore her Mirabelle earrings to the 1851 Trust roadshow at the Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre, proving that they’re nothing if not versatile.
The brand are so pleased with Kate’s endorsement that they even mention it on the purchase page, writing: ‘Kate Middleton, The Duchess of Cambridge has worn them several times, we are really happy she likes them.’