The beautiful earrings are made from Stirling silver and white topaz. According to Links of London, the “hope egg” is an important symbol in Russian culture, traditionally given for birthdays and festivals.
Here’s Kate wearing the earrings in her engagement photo –
The Duchess wearing the earrings again, during a visit to London in 2012 –
According to Links of London, the egg-shaped earrings represent hope and new life.
Another photo of Kate wearing the earrings during a visit to the Dulwich picture gallery.
Links of London sell numerous pieces of jewellery in the “Hope” range, including necklaces, bangles and rings. Here are a couple of my favourites –
Kate Middleton wearing Links of London
The Duchess of Cambridge owns a second pair of earrings from the Links of London brand. She owns the “Effervescence” Bubble Stiletto Earrings, also in Stirling silver.