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The Duchess of Cambridge wearing a diamond leaf brooch with pearl earrings at a reception in Canada Photo by Sam Hussein/WireImage


Kate Middleton’s Jewelry in Canada

The stylish royal mixes up her fine and costume pieces to perfection

by Marion Fasel

The Duchess of Cambridge may be married to the future King of England but she doesn’t often take advantage of all the jewelry opportunities that position affords. She rarely dips into the queen’s treasures the way Princess Diana once did when she transformed the vintage jewels into stylish modern accessories at almost every formal occasion.  To the contrary, Kate has become much more well known for wearing affordable fashions.

VICTORIA, BC - SEPTEMBER 24: (NO UK SALES FOR 28 DAYS) Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte fo Cambridge arrive at Victoria Airport for the start of the Royal Tour on September 24, 2016 in Victoria, Canada. (Photo by Pool/Sam Hussein/WireImage)

The Duchess of Cambridge in the maple leaf brooch and tanzanite and diamond earrings holds Princess Charlotte Photo by Pool/Sam Hussein/WireImage

Well, during the royal couple’s visit to Canada the Duchess gave jewel lovers something to behold. On September 24, 2016, when she stepped off the plane with her family to greet the welcoming committee on the tarmac, the Duchess raised celebrity airport style to dazzling new heights.  She pinned a large diamond maple leaf brooch to her beautiful blue fitted Jenny Packham dress. According to the Daily Mail the Maple Leaf jewel was given to the late Queen Mother by her husband King George VI to commemorate their 1939 trip to Canada. Round diamonds accent the leaves of the design and baguettes line up along the stem.

On September 26, for the historic ceremony of reconciliation with Canadian First Nations, Kate put on the maple leaf brooch again. pinning the jewel to the asymmetrical neckline of her eye catching red Preen gown.

VICTORIA, BC - SEPTEMBER 26: (NO UK SALES FOR 28 DAYS) Catherine Duchess of Cambridge attends a Goverment of British Columbia reception at Government House on September 26, 2016 in Victoria, Canada. (Photo by Pool/Sam Hussein/WireImage)

The Duchess of Cambridge wearing a diamond leaf brooch with pearl earrings at a reception in Canada Photo by Sam Hussein/WireImage

Kate styled the jewel her way.  She dressed it down a bit with pair of baroque pearl earrings by Soru set in 18K gold vermeil and sterling silver.  The earrings, that were perfectly shown off because the Duchess had her hair back in a chic chignon, retail for around $100.  It’s no surprise, they are sold out at the moment on the Soru website.  The brooch from the royal family collection, of course, is something money can’t buy.  All in all, it was a priceless jewelry moment.

WHITEHORSE, CANADA - SEPTEMBER 28: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge meets locals as she tours the the Main Street Party on September 28, 2016 in Whitehorse, Canada. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)

The Duchess of Cambridge in Canada wearing her pearl and diamond drop earrings by Annoushka Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage

Kate continued to dip into her own jewel box—as oppose to borrowing from the Queen—for the remainder of the royal Canadian tour.  On September 28th for a trip to White Horse in North West Canada’s Yukon region, she put on a pair of her favorite pearl earrings by Annoushka. Kate has worn these beautiful basics on countless occasions including the day she left the hospital with Princess Charlotte.  The $1,620 jewels are composed of 18K gold, black rhodium and diamond hoops suspending baroque pearl drops.

VICTORIA, BC - SEPTEMBER 29: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge at a children's party for Military families during the Royal Tour of Canada on September 29, 2016 in Victoria, Canada. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte are visiting Canada as part of an eight day visit to the country taking in areas such as Bella Bella, Whitehorse and Kelowna (Photo by Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images)

Duchess of Cambridge wearing diamond earrings by and Princess Charlotte Kiki McDonough at a children’s party in Canada. Photo by Chris Jackson – Getty Images

On October 29th for the children’s military party at the Government House in Canada, Kate wore a charming crème colored See by Chole dress with Lauren Yellow Gold Pave Diamond Leaf Earrings from British designer Kiki McDonough. The delightful earrings, that were inspired by British ballerina Lauren Cuthbertson, have been spotted once on the Duchess before.  Since they are the drop style she loves, you can be sure we will see them on her again and again in the future.

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