The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, has been a fashion template since captivating the world’s attention with her princess fairytale. Middleton’s diamond-studded Cartier tiara was simply stunning during the wedding of the century, while her 19-carat diamond engagement ring is fit for a queen. But Middleton’s taste in diamond earrings reveals her affinity for timeless, elegant pieces.
The earrings worn by Kate Middleton on her wedding day were the perfect accessory for a princess in waiting. The stylish earrings were a gift from her parents, and they feature a diamond oak leaf and acorn design that represent the Middleton family’s coat of arms.
Middleton’s mother and sister were wearing stylish earrings as well. Pippa Middleton, Kate’s sister, wore an eye-catching pair of diamond drop earrings. Kate’s mother, Mrs. Middleton, wore acorn and leaf earrings with two gold stick pins. The acorn and leaf design on the earrings were symbolic of Mrs. Middleton’s son and husband, respectively.
The earrings worn by the Middleton’s at the royal wedding were handmade by a British craftsman, and designed by famed British jeweler Robinson Pelham. Robinson Pelham’s clientele includes a staggering list of luminaries from Britain’s high society, as well as art and fashion worlds.
During the honeymooning Royals’ tour of the U.S. and Canada, Middleton garnered attention for wearing a fashionable pair of earrings that originally belonged to Princess Diana. Princess Diana’s diamond and sapphire stud earrings were among her most treasured accessories, and she wore them to numerous events and functions during the 1980s and 1990s. Prince William had Di’s earrings remolded into drop earrings as a gift to his wife. The reimagining of the family heirloom brought the earrings into a modern-era where they could be appreciated by a new generation of diamond lovers.