Here’s Everything We Know About Kate Middleton’s Gorgeous Green St. Patrick’s Day Earrings
Kate Middleton stepped out with her husband, Prince William, to attend the annual 1st Battalion Irish Guards St Patrick’s Day Parade at Cavalry Barracks yesterday in Hounslow, England. And while the Guinness in her fun-loving hand and the enormous dog she made friends with were both noteworthy, it was her green earrings that really caught our eye.
The 37-year-old Duchess of Cambridge dressed for the occasion with dazzling green tourmaline and green amethyst drop earrings from one of her go-to jewelry designers, Kiki McDonough.
The earrings feature a green tourmaline stud encircled with diamonds and attached with a single solitaire diamond to a sizable oval-shaped green amethyst, which is also circled by diamonds. Unfortunately, the exact earrings aren’t available for sale (but they are quite nice to look at). She wore her hair up in an intricate braided chignon to let the earrings really catch the light.
But Middleton’s earrings weren’t the only pieces of notable jewelry she wore this St. Patrick’s Day. She also pinned a vintage gold Cartier shamrock brooch to her left shoulder, which is said to be a family heirloom that first belonged to the Queen Mother (aka Queen Elizabeth’s mom).
Both of the Duchess of Cambridge’s pieces were apt accompaniments to the green military-inspired custom Alexander McQueen coatdress with gold buttons and peplum detailing she wore for the occasion. Middleton accessorized the festive look with a chic beret-style fascinator topped with suede flowers in the same green as her McQueen coatdress. She finished the look with a pair of black gloves and Gianvito Rossi block-heel pumps, which she’s worn on several occasions.
Oh, to get a peek into Kate Middleton’s jewelry box…