Kate Middleton’s pearl necklace is affordable and sustainable

It’s been lovely to see the Cambridges out and about this season, most recently making an appearance as a family for Easter service. But this week, the Duchess of Cambridge joined Princess Anne on a visit to the headquarters of the Royal College of Midwives and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, to hear about the ways in which they are working together to improve maternal health care.

Kate, who’s Patron of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, stepped out in an elegant cream skirt suit by Self-Portrait, which featured an embroidered blazer that was nipped in at the waist with a belt. Although the outfit was new, the Duchess accessorised the look with some of her old favourites.

Kate Middleton Duchess of Cambridge cream skirt suit
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Her pearl drop earrings are from jewellery brand Annoushka, which she has worn with many different outfits. Her pearl necklace, however, comes from demi-fine jewellery brand Monica Vinader – one of the Duchess’s favourite jewellery brands, given how often she’s worn it in the past. The simple necklace costs a much more purse-friendly £125 and features a single natural freshwater pearl pendant on a thin gold chain.

This isn’t the first time Kate has worn this jewellery set together, either. Back in February, she used them to add a feminine touch to her tailored outfit while on a solo trip to Denmark. The hero piece of the look was her favourite red blazer from ZARA (that we’ve also seen her in before), as well as her black leather Aspinal of London handbag (another re-wear of a favourite).

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The pearl necklace worn by Kate Middleton is also sustainable. Monica Vinader is a brand committed to sustainably sourcing their materials, so the chain is made from 100 per cent recycled gold vermeil and sterling silver (doing so reduces CO2 emissions by over 60 per cent). You can read more about ethical pearls here.

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Nura Pearl Necklace, £125, Monica Vinader

As well as offering a lifetime repair warranty (which means it should last forever), the necklace is actually sold as two separate pieces, making it a versatile buy to boot.

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