As we know Prince William (now the Duke of Cambridge) gave his then girlfriend Kate Middleton his late mother’s Sapphire engagement ring. He didn’t stop there, he recently gave his new wife Princess Diana’s Sapphire and Diamond earrings. She’s been seen on their tour of Canada and the US sporting them a few times.
These earrings were a favorite of Diana and she was often photographed wearing them over the years. They were originally made as studs but Kate added her own touch to them by turning them into drop earrings. They match nicely with Kate’s engagement ring.
We have very similar earrings to these at Ice.com that resemble both the original Sapphire & diamond studs and Kate’s updated drop earrings version.
What do you think of remodeling jewelry that was a family heirloom? Would you keep it as is or alter it to fit your personal style?
There you have it, the day has come, Prince William and Kate Middleton, now the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are now married! What a thrilling piece of history we just experienced. Didn’t the couple look wonderful and HAPPY? Was so excited for them.
Now first off, the dress, WOW! Kate looked absolutely gorgeous in the Sarah Burton gown from the House of Alexander McQueen. It featuredÂ lace applique on the bodice and skirt that was said to be hand made by the royal school of needlework. Definitely my favorite wedding dress of all the Royal Weddings in the past. Kate chose McQueen because she wanted the dress to be both traditional and modern. For those interested, knockoffs of the dress are already being made. ;)
According to The Telegraph, Kate’s “something borrowed” was of course the Cartier “halo” tiara from the Queen made in 1936. Her “something new” were her exquisite diamond earrings – a gift from her parents paired perfectly to match her tiara and dress.Â They were diamond oak leaves with a pear-shaped diamond drop and a pave set diamond acorn suspended in the centre. They were inspired by the Middleton family’s new coat of arms, which includes acorns and oak leaves.Â For her ”something blue”, a blue ribbon was sewn into the interior of her dress, while her ”something old” was the traditional Carrickmacross craftsmanship used to create the bridal gown.
I can’t end this post without mentioning the hats! I’ve never seen so many fabulous and outrageous hats at one time. I need to mention the most unusual of the day goes to Princess Beatrice. Her hat already has it’s own @BeatricesHat Twitter account. Amazing!
What did you think of Kate’s dress and jewelry? I hope you all agree that she looked stunning, as did Prince William of course.
We wish the Royal couple all the best and looking forward to see their future together.
P.S Ladies, Prince Harry is still available!