50 Times We Were Stunned by Kate Middleton's Jewelry

Kathleen Wong | Jan 29, 2018 Beauty & Style
50 Times We Were Stunned by Kate Middleton's Jewelry
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If there's one person who is sure to have a stunning jewelry collection, it must be Kate Middleton. Having access to the most exquisite and shimmering jewels is one of the top perks of being a princess -- or at least, according to every movie ever. The Duchess of Cambridge always delivers, and she makes her gorgeous jewelry collection blend seamlessly into her timeless and classic sense of style.  

Often, Kate is spotted giving new life to the royal family's heirloom pieces. We wonder if Kate knew that marrying Prince William also meant that she could access her grandmother-in-law's jewelry collection, which is arguably the finest in all of the land -- and not everyone can boast about that perk! Sometimes we even see Kate wear a piece that belonged to the late Princess Diana, which is such a sweet tribute.

But sometimes Kate opts for showing off her own, individual style that everyone knows and loves. In classic -- and literal -- Kate fashion, her jewelry box seems to be comprised of high-end luxury pieces mixed with affordable steals from familiar stores, like Zara. Leave it to Kate to be both practical and stylish -- even when she has the option to wear a legit diamond-encrusted Cartier tiara (that also belongs to a certain Queen Elizabeth). 

For some accessory inspiration, or some serious eye-candy at the very least, click ahead to see 50 times Kate Middleton's jewelry game was on point. (Oh, and prepare to feel at least a little bit of jealousy over the jewels she gets to wear.)


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  • Diamond Fringe Earrings

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    At a gala for women in hedge funds, Kate borrowed these diamond fringe earrings from Queen Elizabeth. 

  • Hidden Sapphires

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    While watching a tennis match, Kate hid Princess Diana's sapphire earrings with her loose hair. We request a ponytail, please! 

  • Canadian Pride

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    Appropriate for her trip to Canada, Kate wore a maple leaf brooch that has also been worn by Queen Elizabeth and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

  • Lucky Kate

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    Kate celebrated St. Patrick's Day with this shamrock brooch that the Queen Mother had also worn.

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  • Fern Brooch

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    Kate stepped off a plane in New Zealand with Queen Elizabeth's fern brooch. It put the finishing touch on her classy red outfit.

  • Sapphire Earrings

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    These little sapphire earrings were originally Diana's, but restructured for Kate's ears. We think they go perfectly with her style. 

  • Lover's Knot Tiara

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    Kate wears the Cambridge Lover's Knot tiara while going to an event at Buckingham Palace. This tiara once belonged to Princess Diana.

  • Circle of Diamonds

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    Kate's perfectly styled updo helps to show off these stunning circular diamond earrings. 

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  • Statement Diamonds

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    The sweetheart neckline on Kate's dress is perfect for this sparkling statement necklace, which is called the Nizam of Hyderabad. The necklace and was given to the Queen on her wedding day. 

  • Metallic Collar

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    Kate looks super stylish in this collar necklace, especially when paired with this boat-neck gown. Fun fact: the collar is from Zara

  • Classic Pearls

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    Kate knows that no one can go wrong with a simple pearl earring. 

  • Diamond Bracelet

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    Forget tennis bracelets, we're all about this glam strand of gems on Kate's wrist. 

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  • Chic Diamonds

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    We love the simple but still sophisticated design of these diamond earrings. 

  • Sweeping Earrings

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    Kate knows how to work a red carpet, and chooses an updo with dangling earrings. 

  • Sapphire Set

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    Kate and sapphires go together like peanut butter and jelly, as this matching set proves.

  • Danglers

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    These large dangling earrings are on the bolder side of the duchess's taste, but we approve.

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  • Green Flash

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    Kate went for bright green gemstones and a dangling design for this cocktail party. 

  • Geometric Earrings

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    Kate chose these gorgeous gold geometric-designed earrings, which echo the dots on her dress.

  • Timeless Pendant

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    Kate proves that a simple circular pendant is all that's needed to make an outfit look instantly stylish. 

  • Swirling Diamonds

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    We've seen that fern brooch before, but this time, Kate paired it with swirling circular earrings that are fun and gorgeous!

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  • Designer Watch

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    Kate's watch is the stainless steel Cartier Balloon Bleu watch in the 33 mm size. It's chic, simple, and perfect for Kate. 

  • Circles Forever

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    This long circle-adorned necklace by Cartier stands out perfectly against her bright blue dress. Oh, and did we mention that it costs $89,000?

  • Diamond Cross

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    Kate paired her sapphire jewelry with this diamond cross pendant when visiting a children's hospice. 

  • Gala-Ready

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    Kate looks picture-perfect in this black gown, which she paired with a stunning statement collar necklace. 

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  • Simple Circles

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    A pre-duchess Kate wore gold circle earrings, a simple gold band on her finger, and a pendant necklace. Her taste in jewelry hasn't changed that much since then.

  • The Wedding Tiara

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    At her wedding, Kate wore a Cartier tiara that has almost 1,000 diamonds in it. It was purchased in 1936 and was given to then-Princess Elizabeth in 1944 when she turned 18 years old. 

  • Low-Key Hearts

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    Are those heart-shaped earrings we spot, Kate? Adorable! 

  • Blue Bollywood

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    While at an event celebrating Bollywood, Kate paired these big, bold, and blue earrings with an equally bold and blue dress.

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  • Chandelier Earrings

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    While at a gala, Kate once again wore the Queen's chandelier earrings.

  • Sparkling Tiara

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    While in China in 2015, Kate wore the Papyrus/Lotus Flower tiara, which has been in the royal family since the 1920s.

  • Pearl Choker

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