Catherine the Duchess of Cambridge has the dual honour of being a fully fledged royal and a style icon. Since her marriage to Price William in 2011, the duchess has been honoured with all manner of style accolades from publications including Tatler, Vanity Fair, People, style.com and the Daily Telegraph. The duchess has also recently been unveiled as the cover star for the centenary issue of Vogue.
Above all else, HRH the Duchess of Cambridge always looks chic. She favours a classic, demure look with a contemporary twist. Her tailoring is always completed with flashes of impeccably chosen jewellery. She often favours delicately dangling earrings and subtle silver pendants.
Of course, no piece about the duchess’ jewellery style would be complete without a mention of the ring. On her engagement to Prince William in 2010, it was announced that Catherine had been given the iconic sapphire engagement ring that first belonged to Princess Diana. The blue sapphire ring originally cost around £28,000 and features fourteen diamonds set in 18 carat white gold around a 12 carat oval blue Ceylon sapphire.
If you’d like to emulate the duchess’ look without the £28,000 price tag, there are some simple style rules to follow. Choose timeless pieces in subtle shapes that will support and enhance your outfit rather than making a statement.
The next time the duchess makes an official state visit to York, we’d love to invite her to stop by our contemporary jewellery shop. We know she likes to patron independent British jewellery designers, and we’ve got a fantastic selection of pieces for her to peruse. We think she’d be particularly taken with the Collete Waudby range of silver and gold leaf-inspired jewellery.
If you’d like to invest in a few key duchess-style-inspired pieces, we recommend you take a look at these Drop Earrings, the Baroque Pink Pearl Drop Earrings, the Bud Pendant, the Eclipse Silver Pendant Necklace, the Classical Pearl White Pearl Drop Earrings and the Dangle Leaf Earrings.