The Links of London Hope Egg earrings hold a coveted spot in Kate Middleton’s illustrious jewellery collection. Though sourced from a British high-street brand rather than being royal heirlooms, these earrings have earned their historical significance. The Princess notably donned these petite oval-shaped drops for her engagement portraits with Prince William in 2011:
Kate’s been spotted sporting the earrings on multiple occasions, dating back to as early as 2008. They made frequent appearances during public engagements in the initial years of her marriage, up to around 2012. After a brief hiatus, they resurfaced in 2019 at a Children’s Centre event.
About the Links of London Hope Egg earrings:
The beautiful earrings are made from Stirling silver and white topaz.
Buying the Hope Egg earrings today:
You can now only find the earrings on preloved sites like eBay.
The Hope Range:
According to Links of London, the “hope egg” is an important symbol in Russian culture, traditionally given for birthdays and festivals. The brand said the motif represents hope and new life.
Links of London sold numerous pieces of jewellery in their “Hope” range, including necklaces, bangles and rings.
Kate Middleton wearing Links of London
The Duchess of Cambridge owns another pair of earrings from the Links of London brand, the “Effervescence” Bubble Stiletto Earrings, also in Stirling silver.
About Links of London:
Links of London was a British jewellery brand established in 1990 by husband and wife team John Ayton and Annoushka Ducas. The company was a favourite for those seeking accessible luxury.
By 2006, the couple had 48 stores and with a turnover of £42 million. They sold the brand to a Greek jewellery company, Folli Follie.
By 2019, the brand faced financial difficulties and by the following year, ceased trading.
Despite efforts to find a buyer, Links of London couldn’t sustain its business. The brand is no longer in operation.
It’s a poignant end for a brand that once had a strong following.