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Kate Middleton’s £5,000 earrings offer ‘refreshing twist’ for Duchess

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Kate Middleton, 39, has one of the most impressive jewellery collections with some expensive and sentimental pieces. The Duchess even has some pieces that previously belonged to Princess Diana. One expert has commented on a brand that the royal favours on regular occasions.

Alexandra Michell, Gemologist Prestige Pawnbrokers of Channel 4’s Posh Pawn told Express.co.uk that these earrings could be worth a fortune

She explained: “Kate wore a sweet pair of green amethyst earrings called Candy by Kiki McDonough to match her green and grey outfit.

“A pair of approximately 5ct each pear cut amethysts hand under a group of four 0.10pts diamonds set in 18ct gold.

“When most people think of amethyst, the first colour that pops into their mind is purple, a very regal colour and gem.

“This rich purple variety of Quartz was associated with the Greek God of Wine, Bacchus, and superstition around this gem led beliefs that it was a cure for hangovers!

“Present throughout history, especially amongst the rich and powerful, it also became symbolic within the Church.

“It was often favoured by the 19th century Russian aristocracy and royalty, with Siberian Amethyst being the most desirable of all colours.

“The green hue (also known as Prasiolite Quartz) offer a modern and refreshing twist, and a little sparkle in the crisp winter light under Kate’s dark hair.

“These retail on Kiki McDonough’s website at £2,000, however, if these were to ever to go an auction, I would estimate these to fetch over £5,000.

Kate does also have a pair of purple amethysts from the same brand which she wore back in 2016 while meeting King Jigme Khesar Namgyl Wangchuck while on a visit.

The description of the earrings on the website says: “Stunning drop earrings featuring large pear and oval shaped lavender amethyst stones surrounded by dazzling diamonds set in 18ct white gold.”

The Duchess also has hoops, heart earrings and large studded earrings from Kicki McDonough.

Kate will often match her luxury earrings with her outfit colour, depending on what she is wearing.


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