Sunday, May 1, 2011
Royal Wedding Diamond Earrings Designed by New UK Jeweler
The tiara is a 1936 Cartier ‘halo’ that was loaned to Kate Middleton by the Queen, a royal wedding tradition. The diamond-set stylized oak leaves with a pear-shaped diamond set drop with a pave set diamond acorn suspended in the centre earrings were a gift to Kate from parents, Carole and Michael Middleton. The diamond earrings for Kate Middleton, duchess of Cambridge, was created by Robinson Pelham and drew inspiration from the Middleton family’s new coat of arms that includes acorns and oak leaves, and was a fitting diamond chose for the Cartier tiara. Kate’s wedding ring is a band of Welsh gold by Wartski.
The diamond earrings worn by Kate Middleton and her sister, Philippa, for Kate's marriage to Prince William on Friday were designed by a relatively new British jeweller, Robinson Pelham.
The London-based luxury jeweler, founded only 15 years ago, was commissioned by the bride's parents to design the earrings as gifts for their daughters.
Kate's earrings were based on the family's new coat of arms and feature diamond-set oak leaves and an acorn set with pave diamonds as well as a teardrop-shaped diamond and were designed to complement the tiara the Queen lent the bride.
Philippa's earrings featured a floral motif. Robinson Pelham also designed a tourmaline and diamond pendant and earring set for the girls' mother, Carole Middleton, and two gold stick pins for father and brother of the bride, Michael and James.