The Duchess of Cambridge is well known for her subtlety when it comes to her choice of jewellery.

Although Kate’s jewellery box is undoubtedly full of incredibly precious heirlooms and royal jewels, the Duchess often opts for smaller, contemporary pieces and has become one of the top style icons since her engagement to Prince William in 2010.

Let’s look at some of the top earrings worn by Kate Middleton.

Robinson Pelham Pear Cut Diamond Drop Earrings

Gifted to her by her parents for her wedding day, Kate looked amazing in these pear cut diamond drop earrings by Robinson Pelham.

Set with a pear-shaped diamond set drop, in which a pave set diamond acorn suspends, the earrings were specially commissioned and take into consideration both the Middleton’s new family coat of arms which includes oak leaves and acorns, as well as the diamond tiara, lent to Kate for her wedding day by the Queen.

Robinson Pelham Pear Cut Diamond Drop Earrings

Annoushka Pearl Earrings

Kate knows exactly how to style this classic look and is a huge fan of her pearl earrings. This beautiful pair is comprised of a pair of Annoushka freshwater pearl drops, delicately suspended from a pair of 18ct yellow gold hoops by Kiki McDonough.

Annoushka Pearl Earrings

Kiki McDonough Green Amethyst and Diamond Earrings

This gorgeous pair of 18ct gold green amethyst and diamond cluster drop earrings were gifted to Kate by William for their first Christmas together with the royal family at Sandringham in 2011. William reportedly had them commissioned especially for Kate by her favourite designer, Kiki McDonough and she has been spotted wearing them on many occasions.

Kiki McDonough Green Amethyst and Diamond Earrings

Sapphire and Diamond Cluster Drop Earrings

These beautiful, classic earrings were another gift from Kate’s beloved, William. In 2011, William gifted these sapphire and diamond cluster drop earrings to Kate to match her sapphire and diamond cluster engagement ring which once belonged to Princess Diana. Kate reportedly had the earrings adapted slightly to make them more contemporary and we think they look simply marvellous.

Sapphire and Diamond Cluster Drop Earrings

Links of London Effervescence Bubble Stiletto Earrings

When Kate stepped out to the 10th Annual Ark gala dinner in 2011, she looked absolutely incredible wearing these Links of London Effervescence Bubble Stiletto earrings. Crafted from Sterling silver and featuring lavender iolite stones and silver bubbles suspended on a silver chain, Links of London described their Effervescence Bubble earrings as “perfect for evening glamour” and to be “treasured by all women.”

Links of London Effervescence Bubble Stiletto Earrings

Kiki McDonough Blue Topaz Drop Earrings

The Duchess first wore this pair of blue topaz and diamond drop earrings by her favourite designer Kiki McDonough during a visit to Luxembourg in 2017 and has worn them many times since then. One of those was during Royal Ascot in 2019 when she matched them perfectly with her beautiful cornflower blue Elie Saab dress.

These exquisite earrings are set with oval and cushion-cut blue topaz, surrounded by diamonds and set in 18ct white gold and currently retail at £3,500.

Kiki McDonough Blue Topaz Drop Earrings

Mappin & Webb Diamond Earrings and Necklace Suite

When Kate attended the Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit in 2018, she sported this delicate and classic yet contemporary 18ct white gold Empress diamond earrings and necklace suite by Mappin and Webb. The earrings are set with 0.64ct of round brilliant cut diamonds on 18ct white gold and feature a removable motif whilst the necklace is set with 0.40ct of round brilliant cut diamonds on 18ct white gold. The suite currently retails at £4,500.

Mappin & Webb Diamond Earrings and Necklace Suite

Asprey Daisy Heritage Earrings

The Duchess of Cambridge first debuted these Daisy Heritage earrings by Asprey on the first day of a tour of Dublin. These exquisite earrings each feature 12 individually V-shaped claw set marquise cut diamonds that form the petals of the flower. These petals surround the centre of the flower, comprised of pave diamonds.

Asprey Daisy Heritage Earrings

Diamond and South Sea Pearl Earrings

In February 2019, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the BAFTA’s and the Duchess looked as glamorous as ever in an Alexander McQueen dress, perfectly styled with her late mother in law’s diamond and south sea pearl drop earrings. The earrings were a favourite of the late Princess Diana’s who wore them on many occasions over the years.

Diamond and South Sea Pearl Earrings

G. Collins and Sons Tanzanite and Diamond Earrings

Another gift from William, these tanzanite and diamond cluster earrings by royal jeweller G. Collins and Sons feature an inverted pear-shaped tanzanite surrounded by diamonds mounted in platinum. Kate also owns the matching necklace, as seen in the photo.

G. Collins and Sons Tanzanite and Diamond Earrings
Shop Kate's Style
Diamond drop earrings, pear teardrop shape
Diamond drop earrings, pear teardrop shape
Diamond drop earrings, pear teardrop shape
View Item
Rose Cut Diamond Cluster Earrings, 14.28 carats
Rose Cut Diamond Cluster Earrings, 14.28 carats
Rose Cut Diamond Cluster Earrings, 14.28 carats
View Item
South Sea Pearl and Diamond Convertible Drop Earrings, 1.65 carats
South Sea Pearl and Diamond Convertible Drop Earrings, 1.65 carats
South Sea Pearl and Diamond Convertible Drop Earrings, 1.65 carats
View Item
Indicolite Tourmaline and Diamond Cluster Drop Earrings, 6.34 carats
Indicolite Tourmaline and Diamond Cluster Drop Earrings, 6.34 carats
Indicolite Tourmaline and Diamond Cluster Drop Earrings, 6.34 carats
View Item
Fine Pair of Pear Shape Diamond Cluster Flower Stud Earrings
Fine Pair of Pear Shape Diamond Cluster Flower Stud Earrings
Fine Pair of Pear Shape Diamond Cluster Flower Stud Earrings
View Item
Rose Cut Diamond Daisy Flower Cluster Stud Earrings, 5.41 carats
Rose Cut Diamond Daisy Flower Cluster Stud Earrings, 5.41 carats
Rose Cut Diamond Daisy Flower Cluster Stud Earrings, 5.41 carats
View Item
Sapphire and Diamond Oval Cluster Stud Earrings, 2.77 carats
Sapphire and Diamond Oval Cluster Stud Earrings, 2.77 carats
Sapphire and Diamond Oval Cluster Stud Earrings, 2.77 carats
View Item
Antique Edwardian Diamond Set Natural Pearl Drop Earrings
Antique Edwardian Diamond Set Natural Pearl Drop Earrings
Antique Edwardian Diamond Set Natural Pearl Drop Earrings
View Item
Antique Victorian Old Cut Diamond Drop Earrings, 1880
Antique Victorian Old Cut Diamond Drop Earrings, 1880
Antique Victorian Old Cut Diamond Drop Earrings, 1880
View Item
Diamond and Sapphire Cluster Drop Earrings
Diamond and Sapphire Cluster Drop Earrings
Diamond and Sapphire Cluster Drop Earrings
View Item
South Sea Pearl and Diamond Drop Earrings, 1.04cts
South Sea Pearl and Diamond Drop Earrings, 1.04cts
South Sea Pearl and Diamond Drop Earrings, 1.04cts
View Item
Rose Cut Diamond Flower Cluster Stud Earrings, 7.74cts, 18ct White Gold
Rose Cut Diamond Flower Cluster Stud Earrings, 7.74cts, 18ct White Gold
Rose Cut Diamond Flower Cluster Stud Earrings, 7.74cts, 18ct White Gold
View Item