On day four of the 2016 Canada tour, the Duchess of Cambridge (Kate Middleton) carried out a number of engagements in Okanagan Valley, British Columbia and Whitehorse, Yukon. She debuted the Monica Vinader Siren earrings in green Onyx.
She’s worn the earrings on a number of occasions since.
About the Monica Vinader Siren earrings:
The earrings feature an irregular shaped multifaceted Green Onyx gemstone set into 18ct Gold Plated Vermeil on Stirling Silver. The gemstone measures approximately 12mm x 10mm (0.47 x 0.4″).
Monica Vinader describes the Siren earrings as simple and sophisticated, “great for everyday wear”.
Here’s a look at the earrings from a side-on view:
According to Monica Vinader’s website, “sea-worn treasures and the glamour of southern Italy” inspired the designer when creating these earrings.
Monica Vinader is a member of the Responsible Jewellery Council and is committed to the ethical sourcing of products.
Where to buy Kate’s earrings:
The Siren earrings can be purchased from the designer’s official website: MonicaVinader.com. The company ships to most countries. The earrings cost £125 GBP / £195 USD / €165 EUR (you can check other currencies on the website too).
Monica Vinader Siren collection:
Kate Middleton wearing Monica Vinader:
Kate has worn two other pieces of Monica Vinader jewellery in the past. She chose a pair of the designer’s earrings and a necklace from the Riva collection for the Wildlife Photographer of the Years Awards in 2014.
In an interview with the Daily Mail, Vinader notes that the company loaned the diamonds to Kate:
I knew nothing about it as my press team had lent them to her people and they’d told them to tell no one else in the company.
The designer found out about the loan the next day after her friend spotted Kate wearing the jewellery on the front of a newspaper:
I was on holiday in Florence, sitting outside a café. The friend I was with suddenly looked over at a man reading a newspaper and said, “Isn’t that the Duchess of Cambridge wearing your earrings on the front page?” It was the most surreal moment – I was thrilled.
It doesn’t get any bigger than her.
About Monica Vinader:
Born in Spain, Monica Vinader has lived in the UK for over 30 years. Her studio is located in a converted barn on the Holkham Hall Estate in the Norfolk countryside. Her designs are inspired by her love of nature and travel. In 2002, the designer created bespoke pieces for clients in South America. In 2006, she began trading as Monica Vinader Ltd and went on to win Retail Jewellers’ ‘Jewellery Brand of the Year’ award in 2009.