From Princess Diana’s priceless heirlooms to sparkling accessories gifted from the late Queen Elizabeth, the Princess of Wales has a treasure chest filled with glittery gems and precious stones. Yet, despite a jewelry collection overflowing with regal riches, the princess often wears the same beloved bling over and over again.
Here are 9 Pieces of Jewelry Kate Middleton Can’t Live Without:
Subtle but shiny, these mini leaf earrings made from 18 karat yellow gold are inspired by British ballerina Lauren Cuthbertson. The delicate and demure 0.55 diamond earrings have white diamond pavé stones with a post back fastening. Kate has worn the elegant leaf motif earrings on nearly 30 occasions–the princess is inclined to wear the sparklers for daytime engagements and was also spotted in the gold drop earrings in Scotland and Bhutan.
2. Kiki Morganite Cushion Drop & Diamond Earrings
Worn by the princess on nearly a dozen occasions, these pale pink earrings feature stunning square morganite cushion drops on elegant 18 carat white gold and diamond hoops. The hoops can also be worn by themselves sans pink stones. The princess donned these earrings for an official portrait in 2016 as well as for daytime engagements and official royal outings like Commonwealth Day service (2015).
3. Mappin & Webb Empress Drop Earrings and Necklace
The princess adores the Mappin & Webb Empress Diamond Carriage earrings. She has worn the delicate diamond earrings in white gold on an impressive 30 plus outings. Kate often sports these sparklers alone or with the coordinating necklace for special occasions like Princess Charlotte’s christening, a photo shoot with British GQ back in May 2017 and for Christmas luncheons; she also loves to wear the disc drops for sports and recreations outings. Set with brilliant cut diamonds, the matching white gold and diamond necklace has been seen on the royal on nearly 20 occasions.
4. Kiki McDonough Citrine Pear Drop Earrings
A loyal fan of these golden topaz 18 carat yellow gold drop earrings since 2009, the princess has worn the drop earrings over 50 times. The versatile pear drop earrings have been a mainstay in Kate’s jewelry rotation and have been worn by the princess for everything from parliament visits to polo and even St. Patrick’s Day. In addition, Kate opted for the sunny sparklers for Prince George’s christening in October 2013.
5. Kiki McDonough Grace White Topaz and Diamond Stud Earrings
A favorite of the British beauty for special ceremonies, trips to Canada and Trooping the Colour, these round white topaz gemstone earrings have been spotted on the princess on around 29 different occasions. One of Kiki’s most popular styles, the simple but standout earrings can be worn daily and paired with workwear or special occasion attire. Each earring features a round white topaz gemstone surrounded by small diamonds set in 18 carat white gold.
6. Sapphire and Diamond Oval Drop Earrings
First worn for an official tour photo prior to the Wales’ trip to North America in 2011, these special sparklers have played a significant role in Kate’s Windsor wardrobe. The sapphire stone earrings are surrounded by a cluster of diamonds and have been a favorite of the princess for over a decade; she’s worn the sapphires for special tours, maritime outings and museum visits (around 60 total occasions). While many believe the glittery gems were fashioned from Princess Diana’s sapphire collection, no confirmation has ever been made that the beautiful blue accessories once belonged to Lady Diana.
7. Asprey London Oak Small Hoop Earrings
A perennial plant fan, Kate is often drawn to leaf motif accessories and whimsical woodland jewelry. These intertwined oak leaf earrings are crafted with 18 karat gold with pave diamonds and have been worn by the princess on nearly 20 occasions. From Wimbledon to Christmas to Princess Charlotte’s first day of school, Kate adores these hoops for their versatility and garden glam.
8. Sapphire Engagement Ring, Welsh Gold Wedding Ring and Eclipse Diamond Eternity Ring
Kate’s ring stack is both stunning and sentimental. Presented with Princess Diana’s engagement ring when Prince William proposed in Kenya in 2010 following a nine-year courtship, the bold and breathtaking sapphire gem is courtesy of luxury jeweler Garrad who designed the oval blue Ceylon sapphire ring. The princess also wears the Wartski welsh wedding band handcrafted by royal jewelers as well as the Annoushka Eclipse Diamond Eternity Ring which was presented to the princess following the birth of Prince George in July 2013.
9. Cartier Ballon Bleu Watch
With distinctive blue hands which complement her sapphire engagement ring, Kate’s stainless steel watch is both accessory and practical timepiece. The $6200 designer watch has been spotted on the princess on over 100 occasions. Kate often wears the watch for informal day functions, school visits and tours abroad to locations like Germany and Paris.