The Duchess of Cambridge owns four pairs of Kiki McDonough Classic cushion drop earrings. She debuted the first pair during an appearance in March 2013 to the Cheltenham Festival. They feature a vibrant cushion cut citrine stone set in 18ct yellow gold.
The second pair features an elegant green amethyst stone, which also sits in 18ct yellow gold. Kate has worn these a number of times since first debuting them in February 2014. The soft tone of the amethyst looks dazzling in the light and in some photographs, they look like aquamarine stones – but Kiki McDonough has confirmed Kate owns the green amethyst style.
In early March 2015, a seven-and-a-half month pregnant Kate stepped out wearing an all-pink ensemble, including these wonderful Kiki McDonough Classic cushion drop earrings in pretty pale pink morganite and set in 18ct white gold. The subtle pink hue of the stone gives them a soft and feminine appeal.
Kate started wearing a fourth pair in 2018. They feature a white topaz set in white gold.
At the time of writing, the green amethyst, white topaz and citrine cushion drop earrings are available for purchase and retail at £1,400 (approximately $1,900 US dollars at today’s exchange rate.) The pink morganite style costs £3,000 (around $4,074 USD).
Where to buy Kiki McDonough jewellery:
All of the earrings can be purchased from Kiki.co.uk, Kiki McDonough’s official website. The company offers worldwide delivery.
If you’re in the USA, try Neiman Marcus. The department store carries a small selection of cushion drop earrings.
Not sure which colour to buy? Kiki McDonough offers a quiz on her website! You can find out which gemstones suit your colouring.
About the Kiki McDonough Classic collection:
Kiki McDonough’s Classic collection features some of Kiki’s most iconic designs from over the last 10 years – timeless designs that have been popular all over the world.
Kiki McDonough is famed for her easy-to-wear jewellery featuring vivid gemstones in a variety of shapes and sizes. Kiki only uses 18ct gold/white gold for her jewellery.
Kate Middleton wearing Kiki McDonough:
The Duchess must love Kiki McDonough earrings, she owns 18 pairs by the designer!
About Kiki McDonough:
Kiki McDonough is famous for her striking colour combinations and timeless wearable designs.
In November 2014, Kiki McDonough gave an interview to the Daily Mail Online about the Duchess wearing her earrings. She said:
‘She wears my pieces as they should be worn. She obviously enjoys wearing colour on her ears as opposed to pearls and diamonds all the time.’[Kate] is a busy working mother like me, and I design jewellery that goes with that lifestyle. My designs have always reflected the way we live now, dashing from work to an event.
‘I will quite often keep the same pair of earrings on for a week and they go with me wherever I am going (from the theatre to a football match) and that seems to be something that my clients appreciate.’